KISS' fourth live album is nothing likke the three that preceded it. Recorded during their convention tour of 1995, the set was used to showcase the band on MTV Unplugged. The critics who had mocked KISS as being noisey, talentless noise-poluters since they formed were forced to sink their faces into large helpings of humble pie as KISS pulled off what few would have considered possible of them before.
Without a single amplifier, the band shine and play with real, harsh rock attitude. The main standouts are Comin' Home, Goin' Blind, World Without Heroes, Rock Bottom, 2,000 Man, Beth, Nothin' to Lose and Rock and Roll all Nite but in truth they are all superb. Many a forgten track is giving a much needed airing and the well established songs still sound fresh and vibrant. And then there was the story... After 15 years apart, the original members of KISS reunited. Ace Frehley was back to his best with 2,000 Man (despite hating playing acoustic) and Peter Criss sings possibly the best version of Beth available and shakes the room down in classic Catman fashion for Nothin to Lose.
Radically different from KISS usual material, this live album is superb nonetheless and a real slap in the face from critics who've never been more wrong in their lives.