🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 KISS

Sausage rolls all night, and pasty every day…

Decemberists do ok:

Summary
Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Nina Simone 4.57
A Tribe Called Quest 4.56
Kraftwerk 4.50
Neil Young 4.48
Miles Davis 4.42
Alice Coltrane 4.42
Talking Heads 4.39
R.E.M. 4.38
John Coltrane 4.37
Beastie Boys 4.36
Otis Redding 4.34
The Velvet Underground 4.33
The Temptations 4.32
David Bowie 4.31
The Beatles 4.31
Pixies 4.30
Leonard Cohen 4.30
The Cure 4.28
Boards Of Canada 4.28
Björk 4.27
Mogwai 4.24
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 4.22
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Fugazi 4.21
Tom Waits 4.20
Johnny Cash 4.19
Aphex Twin 4.18
PJ Harvey 4.17
Stevie Wonder 4.17
Four Tet 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Joy Division 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Pavement 4.12
The Four Tops 4.12
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Cocteau Twins 4.11
Orbital 4.11
Nick Drake 4.10
De La Soul 4.10
The Stooges 4.10
Elliott Smith 4.09
Yo La Tengo 4.09
Pulp 4.08
Public Enemy 4.08
Sonic Youth 4.08
Sleater-Kinney 4.08
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Super Furry Animals 4.03
Black Sabbath 4.03
Simon & Garfunkel 4.02
Joanna Newsom 4.02
Mclusky 4.02
MF DOOM 4.01
Sufjan Stevens 4.01
The Knife 4.01
My Bloody Valentine 4.01
Run The Jewels 4.00
Sharon Van Etten 4.00
New Order 3.99
Bob Dylan 3.97
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Wilco 3.97
Low 3.96
Robyn 3.96
Grandaddy 3.96
The Beach Boys 3.93
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
Sigur Rós 3.93
LCD Soundsystem 3.92
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
Janelle Monáe 3.89
Frank Ocean 3.86
Spiritualized 3.85
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
Deftones 3.84
Future Of The Left 3.84
Siouxsie & The Banshees 3.83
Underworld 3.82
The Kinks 3.82
At The Drive-In 3.82
Guided By Voices 3.82
Deerhunter 3.81
Fucked Up 3.80
Run-D.M.C. 3.78
The Clash 3.77
Dolly Parton 3.77
Pet Shop Boys 3.76
Modest Mouse 3.76
Blondie 3.73
Bright Eyes 3.71
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
Nine Inch Nails 3.70
The National 3.68
Paul Simon 3.68
M.I.A. 3.68
The Ramones 3.67
Spacemen 3 3.67
ABBA 3.66
Fiona Apple 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Solange 3.65
Arcade Fire 3.64
Mercury Rev 3.63
Blur 3.61
The Magnetic Fields 3.61
N.W.A. 3.61
Beck 3.59
Elvis Costello 3.59
The Smiths 3.57
Beyoncé 3.54
Yeah Yeah Yeahs 3.54
Eels 3.52
Carly Rae Jepsen 3.51
Roxy Music 3.51
Daft Punk 3.50
The Chemical Brothers 3.49
Jimmy Eat World 3.49
Explosions In The Sky 3.49
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
Teenage Fanclub 3.47
The Flaming Lips 3.46
Hot Chip 3.44
Bon Iver 3.43
Idlewild 3.42
The Fall 3.42
George Michael 3.41
Madonna 3.40
Manic Street Preachers 3.39
Fleetwood Mac 3.39
Queens Of The Stone Age 3.39
Big Thief 3.39
The Postal Service 3.38
The Notorious B.I.G. 3.37
TV On The Radio 3.37
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
The White Stripes 3.34
Supergrass 3.32
Dr. Dre 3.32
Hole 3.31
Squarepusher 3.31
Iggy Pop 3.31
The Decemberists 3.31
The Smashing Pumpkins 3.30
Suede 3.30
Steely Dan 3.29
Elton John 3.28
The Pogues 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
The Specials 3.26
Vampire Weekend 3.26
Doves 3.26
Death Cab For Cutie 3.24
Laura Marling 3.24
James Brown 3.23
Sugababes 3.22
Thin Lizzy 3.22
Hall & Oates 3.21
Rihanna 3.19
The Prodigy 3.18
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Ash 3.16
The Streets 3.16
Pink Floyd 3.15
Pearl Jam 3.15
Taylor Swift 3.14
Jay-Z 3.14
Arctic Monkeys 3.14
Goldfrapp 3.14
Gorillaz 3.13
Interpol 3.12
TLC 3.12
Lana Del Rey 3.11
Los Campesinos! 3.10
The Rolling Stones 3.09
Animal Collective 3.07
Iron Maiden 3.06
Placebo 3.06
The Charlatans 3.06
Destiny’s Child 3.05
Primal Scream 3.04
The Divine Comedy 3.04
Everything Everything 3.04
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
System Of A Down 3.02
AC/DC 3.00
The Bee Gees 2.99
Weezer 2.97
Grimes 2.96
Garbage 2.96
Amy Winehouse 2.95
Girls Aloud 2.93
Frank Sinatra 2.92
2Pac 2.91
Elbow 2.91
The Stone Roses 2.90
The Doors 2.89
Franz Ferdinand 2.89
The Mars Volta 2.89
Ariana Grande 2.88
Tool 2.88
Lizzo 2.86
Belle And Sebastian 2.85
Britney Spears 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Green Day 2.81
Madness 2.80
Slipknot 2.80
The Jam 2.75
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Miley Cyrus 2.73
Oasis 2.71
Whitney Houston 2.69
The Verve 2.67
Slayer 2.65
The Sex Pistols 2.63
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.60
Billy Joel 2.57
Foo Fighters 2.57
U2 2.55
My Chemical Romance 2.54
Justin Timberlake 2.52
Biffy Clyro 2.48
Dire Straits 2.43
The Beautiful South 2.43
Meat Loaf 2.43
Bloc Party 2.41
Cher 2.40
Michael Jackson 2.39
Eminem 2.38
Mariah Carey 2.32
Jamie T 2.32
Coldplay 2.31
IDLES 2.29
Rancid 2.26
Guns N’ Roses 2.26
The Killers 2.22
The Who 2.22
Blink-182 2.21
Muse 2.20
Robbie Williams 2.20
Katy Perry 2.18
Bon Jovi 2.11
No Doubt 2.10
Christina Aguilera 2.09
The Offspring 2.08
Moby 2.06
Adele 2.05
Aerosmith 2.03
Kings Of Leon 2.01
The Libertines 1.99
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1.90
The Eagles 1.86
The Spice Girls 1.81
Stereophonics 1.74
Kasabian 1.57
Ed Sheeran 1.29

And today, hold on to your tongues people!

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There are fucking loads of KISS albums and singles and I’m feeling lazy so we’re just doing the best of tracklist:

  • Crazy Crazy Nights
  • Rock And Roll All Nite
  • I Was Made For Lovin’ You
  • God Gave Rock ‘N’ Roll To You II
  • Detroit Rock City
  • Beth
  • Lick It Up
  • Heaven’s On Fire
  • Tears Are Falling
  • Unholy
  • Hard Luck Woman
  • Psycho Circus
  • Shout It Out Loud
  • Calling Dr. Love
  • Christine Sixteen
  • Love Gun
  • Shandi
  • I’m A Legend Tonight
  • Modern Day Delilah
  • Hell Or Hallelujah

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Instinctively hate the thought of them but actually quite enjoyed what I’ve heard.

Dunno.

Oh boy, I am going in on this one. BACK SOON.

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Used God gave rock and roll to you as the music at the end of our wedding.
No time for them otherwise.

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One of the blandest hair metal bands around.

Strutter and Goin’ Blind are great tracks, don’t really know anything else other than the ones you hear on radio

One of those bands that’s very…American

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This is a good point. They seem to like the 3 stooges that way. Everyone knows them, only Americans love them. Or something.

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Fucking great. Just don’t take them too seriously. Gene Simmons is a tool but Paul Stanley is the band to me

5/5

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I know a bunch of Brits who love them. I think it very much depends on how much you were into the glamness of glam in your pop maybe?

:man_shrugging:t2: No idea. Age would be a factor as well I guess.

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This one’s my tune for the thread.

Why can’t the fun bands align on Fridays?

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The Cribs come out on stage to God Gave Rock & Roll to You and Detroit Rock City was a good film as a teenager.

I’ve gone for a 3/5

I have a poster of them up in my garage, always nice to have them waiting there for me when i get in

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Is there a Dungeon Master’s Guide and a 12 sided die there too?

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Simultaneous 1 & 5 so should be a three but they’re getting a big fat 5.

Their influence is massive - as big as sabbath in that nearly every American metal band of the 90s cited them as being the band that got them into music. Its unreal. Don’t think they quite made it as big over here but still, they had an impact. Obvious influence on BM with all the face paint and theatrics also. Big influence on hardcore also in that people were running away from it (but still, they all had kiss lunchboxes :-D)

They could write some bangers for sure. That best of is crazy good and in Beth they have an all tine ballad. Absolutely great band when drunk out your brain and good to play to the kids as some easy listening rock music.

But…it can’t be dismissed how Gene SImmons is a real piece of work it would seem. Aside from their gross stories of bedding women - which lets be honest are enough on their own, comments about muslims, people who die by suicide (which he did apologise for…but nah, only after the backlash) and is very pro Israel from what i can tell.

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Don’t know much of their stuff, but have the overwhelming sense that they’re utter dogshit. Could be the Simmons factor.

I saw them once a few years ago, there was fire, flying pensioners dressed in leather, flying pensioners doing bad bass solos while blood poured out of their mouth.fire, explosions, more fire It was AMAZING.

I was slightly drunk.

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Only know them in musical terms from these two covers:

Gene Simmons seems like an absolute dickhead.

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Feel like I only really know them as a meme band (there’s a whole episode of Family Guy about them) barely know any of the songs.