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You Wanted The Best..........
on 14 October 2013
... You got the best- book about the early days,yes its been covered before in other books , but not in this detail,this is just a fantastic read and in the words of Joe Perry,you cant put it down.
Essentially a series of anecdotes and recollections from the early days thru to the momentus success of 'KISS - ALIVE', from people that were there,not just the band,(who's opinions are often skewed to their individual/biased way of thinking).So its great to have a different perspective.
It a beautiful book,right from the embossed dust jacket,with a typical classic Kiss live pose,thankfully all 4 members featured and not just Gene & Paul,to the last page,it will keep you interested.
Ken Sharp has done a great job,written in the same style as his previous book,'Behind The Mask',the only thing that might have been included would have been dates when the quotes were taken from,giving the reader an idea wether it was an off the cuff remark from the time period 72-75,or a soundbite from later years where views may have hardened,particularly with reference to the band members.
There are some fabulous quotes from various bands such as THE STOOGES/NEW YORK DOLLS/BOB SEGER/SLADE/STATUS QUO/BLUE OYSTER CULT/JOURNEY/TED NUGENT/AEROSMITH/RUSH & URIAH HEEP to name but a few.Also oncluded are some great photo's,mainly black and white but there are a couple of colour inserts,particularly loved the photo's from Bell Sound Studios,recording the 1'st album,i'd never ever seen those,excellent stuff.
If your not sure wether to buy,all i can say,as someone who has 20 odd kiss books already,i dont regret for one minute buying this,its a great addition to the collection.
Here's to the next one,can i suggest 'Kiss 1976-1979 - Everything to lose,nothing to gain' as the title.