Showing posts with label Kiss. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kiss. Show all posts

Dec 30, 2018

Listen to The Very Best Of Kiss - Weekend Special Playlist

Listen to The Very Best Of Kiss - Weekend Special Playlist
The self-proclaimed “Hottest Band in the World" KISS is indeed one of the most popular rock groups in the history of the industry, having sold more than 100 million albums during its more than 40-year reign. KISS has 30 gold-certified albums (sales of 500,000 copies), more than any other American band. And, along with that other fabulous foursome, the Beatles, KISS is one of few musical acts in which each member has a distinct image and is readily identifiable by the general public. In fact, co-founder Gene Simmons has often called his beloved band "the heavy metal Beatles.”

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Nov 15, 2015

Kiss - Beth - On Destroyer (Remastered) Album (1976)

Kiss - Beth - On Destroyer (Remastered) Album (1976)
'70s Lite Rock on WLCY Radio




"Beth" is a ballad by Kiss, originally released on their 1976 album, Destroyer. To date, it is their highest-charting single in the US, reaching #7 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. It is one of only two gold selling singles for the band (the other being 1979's "I Was Made for Lovin' You"), and their first of two Top Ten singles (along with 1990's "Forever", #8) in the US. Beth was named #3 in VH1's 25 Greatest Power Ballads.

The song was a last-minute addition to the Destroyer album. According to Bill Aucoin, the manager of Kiss at that time, Simmons and Stanley did not want "Beth" on the album because it was not a typical Kiss song. Aucoin insisted on keeping the song on the record. During the recording sessions for the song, Criss was the only Kiss member in the studio, making it the only Kiss song that features no instrumental performances by any member of the band. Criss is backed by a piano and a string orchestra, a stark departure from the hard rock-oriented band.