Turntables & Vinyl #16 – The Kiss Kollection

If you follow this blog at all, you will know I am a Kiss fan.  I am not the crazy fan that collects everything although I am starting to have those tendencies and might be there soon.  I am a fan that wants their music whether it is vinyl, CD or DVD, I want it.  I have been working really hard on doing just that.  I have a long way to go, a very long way to go, but I feel I am off to a good start.  I am not missing much on the vinyl set; however I still need a few.

This post is just to document where I am with the collection.  The Turntable & Vinyl series is basically a diary of sorts of my vinyl adventures and this adventure needs a good update, so here we go.

I have broken it apart into sub-eras.  The first era is of course the debut up to Kiss Alive I.  When I started this blog, it talked about a box of vinyl I had, well in that box were Alive and Hotter than Hell.  I have since found Dressed to Kill and just recently bought Kiss (the debut).  I bought a new copy as I wasn’t having much luck finding a decent used copy, plus the new was only $12 which is what I probably would have paid (if not more) for a used original.

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KISS – Alive! – Released 41 Years Ago Today

I was online and noticed that Kiss released their first live album back on this date in 1975. I figured I would do a little post that celebrated that fact.

This was the album that made me a huge Kiss fan even to this day.  The album finally brought to life the songs from their first 3 albums and made you feel you were part of the show.  I know there is a lot of controversy that this isn’t really a live album as they went into the studio and cleaned it up significantly, but I don’t care.  It had the feel of a live album and is still one of my favorite live albums even today.

I actually still have the vinyl release from 1975 (which is actually my brother’s album, but I have it and he doesn’t).

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