Album Of The Day: Kiss – Greatest Kiss

Kiss - Greatest Kiss AOTD

The thing with Kiss is, they write amazing songs but only about 2 or 3 per album so listening to one of the billion compilation albums is always going to be your best bet. I’m using Greatest Kiss because that’s the one I have and listen to most of the time, it has all the good songs on it so I don’t need to get through rubbish filler material like on a studio album.

If you do want to get original studio albums though ‘Destroyer’ and ‘Love Gun’ released in ’76 and ’77 would be the best to listen to.

This compilation starts with one of the best opening songs ever in ‘Detroit Rock City’ and will always wake you up in the morning and make you want to do some manly bench presses and high five your bro’s. It then goes through another 20 sing along’s before ending with the epic hymn to rock ‘n’ roll that is so cheesy it goes all the way round and becomes cool again.

Best song is probably ‘Love Gun’ because any songs about dicks are winners in my book.

The full album can be found here on Spotify

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4 Responses to “Album Of The Day: Kiss – Greatest Kiss”

  1. >they write amazing songs but only about 2 or 3 per album…If you do want to get original studio albums though ‘Destroyer’ and ‘Love Gun’

    I have to disagree.
    Even the ‘worst’ KISS song is still a masterpiece!

    And, Destroyer and Love Gun are excellent…but look at their debut album—eight out of the ten songs are concert staples to this day!

    >I don’t need to get through rubbish filler material

    KISS doesn’t record album “filler” songs.

    But if you’re gonna listen to “Greatest KISS”…the Japanese release of that album has better tracks.

    • Actually yes, I think I did overlook their ’74 self titled album, that is a pretty damn good album so I apologise for that. However I think their good/bad song average is still below par but possibly just because of the sheer amount they have released.

      That’s not to say they are bad, far from it they are fucking amazing but I think for anyone who wants to get into them then this album is the perfect starting point.

      What has the Japanese release also got on it?

      • The Japanese release has a different track listing (most songs are the same…but there are a number of differences), plus the U.S. version has only 15 songs. The Japanese one has 20.

        Most Japanese version of albums by any band have bonus tracks, stickers, lyric sheets, etc. added.

  2. Hell Yeah !!!

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