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raw and live in 88.,
This review is from: The Ritz on Fire (Live) (MP3 Download)
This is a real cd. It's not a cdr. Which is a big plus. the cd is available on amazon.com, and supposedly on this site as well, it will sound the same as a download so this is still relevant to that format. This was taken from a live radio concert back in 1988 in NEW YORK CITY.
The band is tight here and they were promoting their 'crazy nights' cd at the time. IN fact you get several songs from that tour on here.
"Fits like a glove' , no no no' , and 'crazy nights' none of which are on a regular live release , the other songs are the standards that the band has played for four decades. But back then , the band was around 15 years old. The sound on here is raw , but it's a clear sound because they recorded it at the time it was broadcast. Kiss hadn't played a club since 1973 , so this was a special occasion. If you are a kiss fan looking for a good raw live show , then this one is for you. Or perhaps you are just someone who wants some great melodic metal , the best kind! , then this is also for you. This is not cleaned up , so don't expect that type of sound. Another thing the band was playing very loud , as if they were in a bigger place.!. However you can understand much of what is sung and so kiss fans should want this in your collection. I still collect cds. as it's actually sitting on my shelf besides my other kiss cds as part of a collection. This one will sit next to my 'calling dr love' boot from the same era. ANd that one was printed back in 1989 or so. time flies by so fast. But for a kiss fan , it doesn't matter , we want more of their excellent rock sounds.