Vinnie Vincent has been in the news so much over the last year with his coming out of seclusion at the Horror convention in Atlanta. However, not all of that press has been positive. He has planned and announced appearances numerous times and has backed out of almost everyone always blaming someone other than himself. He seems to be his own worst enemy. So, it is time to celebrate and/or roast the man himself. Here’s to Vinnie, may he someday find the ability to not destroy his career over and over and over again!!
No, he did NOT SAVE KISS!!!
A Vinnie Boxset??? I Never saw one…
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For My Sunday Song #137, we are going to ‘Creatures of the Night’ album and the song “Danger” from 1982. This album didn’t do that well for the band and the tour did even worse. Kiss was in turmoil at the time and the band seemed doomed to be at their end. The album eventually did go Gold, but at the time was a failure. Now, it is actually regarded to some as one of their best albums…and I would be in that group.
“Danger” was written by Paul Stanley and Adam Mitchell as the band had been using outsider writers for some time now. Paul had lead vocal duties and Eric Carr was on drums. But those were the only 2 official Kiss members on the song. It was thought for a long time that Bob Kulick played lead guitar, but it was actually Vinnie Vincent who was not yet a full-fledge member of Kiss. Ace, technically, still had that role although he didn’t play on the album. He did get credited with playing and his picture is on the cover.
And if that wasn’t enough, Gene doesn’t play bass on this one either. The bass player was Jimmy Haslip from the jazz fusion group The Yellowjackets. Gene apparently was too distraught over his break-up with Diana Ross to play.
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For My Sunday Song #132, we continue the Kiss theme going with the song “A Million to One” from the 1983 album ‘Lick it Up’. ‘Lick it Up’ is the first non-makeup era Kiss album and saw the band see a resurgence in popularity. Taking the make-up off made them slightly relevant again. “A Million to One” was never released as a single and is arguably the best song on the album…IMO!!
The song was written by Paul Stanley and Vinnie Vincent (who did not save Kiss) which tells the story of our hero of the song telling his ex-lover that there is basically no hope in hell she will find a love as great as his. Paul’s cocky attitude in the lyrics and the vocals propel this into one of his greatest performances on a song.
Musically, the song hits on all cylinders as well. The powerful sound coming from Eric’s drum gave this song an extra punch that you felt with each swing of the sticks. Between ‘Creatures of the Night’ and ‘Lick it Up’, I don’t know if the drum sound from Kiss ever sounded better. Not to be outshined, Vinnie’s guitar playing is masterful with great riffs and a great solo all along with the underrated rhythm guitar of Paul.
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I have been posting these collections for over a year now and now it is time to do a Part 2 for the Hottest Band in the Land…KISS!! Also, because there are a lot of good memes for them I couldn’t resist doing another…and because I am running out of bands that have at least 10 good memes. I will come up with more, somehow…maybe I will have to makeup my own…scary thought!!
So, here is Part 2 and be warned…the very last one is one of the most crude and disgusting memes I have ever posted and I hope you aren’t too offended because I am actually a little. I about lost my lunch when I found that one that I had to post it…Enjoy!!
I think I ignored Peter the last time around, but not this time…
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We are now to the end of the “My First Time” series. I ended up skipping it in November as their were too many new albums to review, plus I just wasn’t in the mood, That got me thinking. I don’t like being tied down to a specific album or theme. I want to review albums whenever I am in the mood to do it. Doing this series, limited me a little so I figured I would do one more and then just start reviewing any album, any time…no theme.
I figured if it was going to be my last, it needed to be something special. For me, that means Kiss!! The “My First Time” series is about the FIRST album I bought from a band. Believe it or not, that album is ‘Lick It Up’ by Kiss. A couple of my brothers were huge fans and had all their albums, but I had never bought one. That changed with the excitement of this release.
What was all the excitement about this album? Well, I am glad you asked. Kiss sales had been in the decline. Even with the stellar album ‘Creatures of the Night’ (one of their best), Kiss needed to do something to shake things up. So they did just that. They removed the make-up. It was such a big deal, MTV held a special for the band to reveal themselves without make-up. They also introduced the video for their first single, “Lick It Up”. Here is the MTV special reveal…
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