Jump to content

Kiss - Then She Kissed Me(WTF?)


heaven&hell
 Share

Recommended Posts

I'm a huge Kiss fan(probably my fav band ever along with Maiden) and the "Love Gun" album is one of my favs from them and was the first one I ever bought but I've always wondered the what the fuck they were thinking when they recorded this damn song. I know it's a cover and they changed the "He" to "She" but still it's just plain horrible and not sure why a heavy rock band would want to record this damn song in the first place. I know "Kissin' Time" was recorded for a contest and wasn't supposed to be on the issue of the first album but the label did that but I don't know if they have an excuse for this tune.

 

Any thoughts on this?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I have no idea other than they were smoking and drinking some good sh*t at the time....

Link to comment
Share on other sites

KISS has never had good luck with cover tunes. ("God Gave Rock N Roll To You" anyone? Mmm, nah, didn't think so). In those days, KISS didn't take a sh*t unless Bill Aucoin (their manager) told'em to, so it was probably his idea. Doubtlessly some half assed shot at getting radio play.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

KISS has never had good luck with cover tunes. ("God Gave Rock N Roll To You" anyone? Mmm, nah, didn't think so). In those days, KISS didn't take a sh*t unless Bill Aucoin (their manager) told'em to, so it was probably his idea. Doubtlessly some half assed shot at getting radio play.

 

I'm sure your right(although I actually like GGRR2U) but when comparing "Whe She Kissed Me" to the rest of the album it's downright out of place. The heaviness(okay it's not very heavy now but it was then) of "Love Gun", "I Stole Your Love", "Almost Human" plus you had many other great tunes like "Shock Me", "Plaster Caster", "Tomorrow and Tonight" and "Christine Sixteeen". Really they could of just left the album at 9 songs and it would of been so much better for it IMO.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

KISS has never had good luck with cover tunes. ("God Gave Rock N Roll To You" anyone? Mmm, nah, didn't think so). In those days, KISS didn't take a sh*t unless Bill Aucoin (their manager) told'em to, so it was probably his idea. Doubtlessly some half assed shot at getting radio play.

 

I'm sure your right(although I actually like GGRR2U) but when comparing "Whe She Kissed Me" to the rest of the album it's downright out of place. The heaviness(okay it's not very heavy now but it was then) of "Love Gun", "I Stole Your Love", "Almost Human" plus you had many other great tunes like "Shock Me", "Plaster Caster", "Tomorrow and Tonight" and "Christine Sixteeen". Really they could of just left the album at 9 songs and it would of been so much better for it IMO.

Wasn't "Any Way You Want It" off Alive II another remake? That was terrible as well.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

KISS has never had good luck with cover tunes. ("God Gave Rock N Roll To You" anyone? Mmm, nah, didn't think so). In those days, KISS didn't take a sh*t unless Bill Aucoin (their manager) told'em to, so it was probably his idea. Doubtlessly some half assed shot at getting radio play.

 

I'm sure your right(although I actually like GGRR2U) but when comparing "Whe She Kissed Me" to the rest of the album it's downright out of place. The heaviness(okay it's not very heavy now but it was then) of "Love Gun", "I Stole Your Love", "Almost Human" plus you had many other great tunes like "Shock Me", "Plaster Caster", "Tomorrow and Tonight" and "Christine Sixteeen". Really they could of just left the album at 9 songs and it would of been so much better for it IMO.

Wasn't "Any Way You Want It" off Alive II another remake? That was terrible as well.

 

Yup another cover, but not near as bad as "Then She Kissed Me" or even "Kissin Time".

"Is That You" from Unmasked was also a cover I believe.

 

Not a cover but I used to hate "Great Expectations" from the Destroyer album.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Not a cover but I used to hate "Great Expectations" from the Destroyer album.

 

What a bad song! :tumbsup:

 

You know I didn't mind it as much in a live setting on the Symphony Live disc but yeah it's still a bad song and nothing near the masterpiece that Gene thinks it is.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

"Great Expectations" is my least fave song on DESTROYER. It sticks out on that album like a turd on a birthday cake.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

"Great Expectations" is my least fave song on DESTROYER. It sticks out on that album like a turd on a birthday cake.

 

To be honest "Sweet Pain" isn't much better and that's why with those two tunes I don't understand why so many people think that that's the best KISS album.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

"Great Expectations" is my least fave song on DESTROYER. It sticks out on that album like a turd on a birthday cake.

 

To be honest "Sweet Pain" isn't much better and that's why with those two tunes I don't understand why so many people think that that's the best KISS album.

 

Agreed. "Sweet Pain" > "Great Expectations" -- but not by much.

 

I personally prefer ROCK N ROLL OVER or LOVE GUN over DESTROYER but what the hell, I guess what with "Beth" being a hit single back in the day, DESTROYER was just the "right album at the right time" for them.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

"Great Expectations" is my least fave song on DESTROYER. It sticks out on that album like a turd on a birthday cake.

 

To be honest "Sweet Pain" isn't much better and that's why with those two tunes I don't understand why so many people think that that's the best KISS album.

 

Agreed. "Sweet Pain" > "Great Expectations" -- but not by much.

 

I personally prefer ROCK N ROLL OVER or LOVE GUN over DESTROYER but what the hell, I guess what with "Beth" being a hit single back in the day, DESTROYER was just the "right album at the right time" for them.

 

Well besides 'Beth' you also had 'Detroit Rock City', 'God of Thunder', 'Shout it Out Loud', 'King of the Nightime World' and 'Do You Love Me'. All of those tunes have remained in their live sets for years so I get the appeal of the album but those other two tunes are turds and agree that 'Rock N Roll Over' and 'Love Gun' are just as good but IMO the debut is the best of the 70's albums(of course throw 'Kissin Time' out) and 'Hotter Than Hell' is awesome to IMO. :headbanger:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Either way, I'll be honest, I kinda burnt myself out on DESTROYER while I was in high school. I don't need to play that album much anymore. I know every note and every lyric by heart.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Either way, I'll be honest, I kinda burnt myself out on DESTROYER while I was in high school. I don't need to play that album much anymore. I know every note and every lyric by heart.

 

I understand how that goes. I remember when I only had 10 or 15 cassettes and I lived in the country and had no cable TV I'd listen to the same thing over and over and read the lyrics and thank you lists(I was a real metal geek haha) and new every song lyric, guitar solo, huh, whoa and scream to every cassette I had at the time. The one I pretty much broke from playing to much was the Skid Row debut. Man I played the fuck out of that one.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Wasn't "Any Way You Want It" off Alive II another remake? That was terrible as well.

 

Ooh, yeah, I had forgotten about that one. Yeah, that's pretty awful too :puke: ... that's a cover of a Dave Clark Five (!) song if I remember correctly.

 

Off the top of my head, of the few cover tunes KISS has done over the years the only one I ever really liked much was "2000 Man" (Rolling Stones)... cuz that's more an Ace song than a KISS song.

 

Even as big of a Ramones geek as I am, I wasn't crazy about their cover of "Do You Remember Rock N Roll Radio" on the WE'RE A HAPPY FAMILY Ramones tribute album.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Wasn't "Any Way You Want It" off Alive II another remake? That was terrible as well.

 

Ooh, yeah, I had forgotten about that one. Yeah, that's pretty awful too :puke: ... that's a cover of a Dave Clark Five (!) song if I remember correctly.

 

Off the top of my head, of the few cover tunes KISS has done over the years the only one I ever really liked much was "2000 Man" (Rolling Stones)... cuz that's more an Ace song than a KISS song.

 

Even as big of a Ramones geek as I am, I wasn't crazy about their cover of "Do You Remember Rock N Roll Radio" on the WE'RE A HAPPY FAMILY Ramones tribute album.

 

Yup that DC5 cover was the lowpoint of Alive II but still not as bad as 'Then She Kissed Me'(was it hard for Paul to say "She" when he was wanting to sing "He"?). :rofl2:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Wasn't "Any Way You Want It" off Alive II another remake? That was terrible as well.

 

Ooh, yeah, I had forgotten about that one. Yeah, that's pretty awful too :puke: ... that's a cover of a Dave Clark Five (!) song if I remember correctly.

 

Off the top of my head, of the few cover tunes KISS has done over the years the only one I ever really liked much was "2000 Man" (Rolling Stones)... cuz that's more an Ace song than a KISS song.

 

Even as big of a Ramones geek as I am, I wasn't crazy about their cover of "Do You Remember Rock N Roll Radio" on the WE'RE A HAPPY FAMILY Ramones tribute album.

 

Yup that DC5 cover was the lowpoint of Alive II but still not as bad as 'Then She Kissed Me'(was it hard for Paul to say "She" when he was wanting to sing "He"?). :rofl2:

 

 

*snicker* :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

"Great Expectations" is my least fave song on DESTROYER. It sticks out on that album like a turd on a birthday cake.

 

To be honest "Sweet Pain" isn't much better and that's why with those two tunes I don't understand why so many people think that that's the best KISS album.

 

Agreed. "Sweet Pain" > "Great Expectations" -- but not by much.

 

I personally prefer ROCK N ROLL OVER or LOVE GUN over DESTROYER but what the hell, I guess what with "Beth" being a hit single back in the day, DESTROYER was just the "right album at the right time" for them.

 

Well besides 'Beth' you also had 'Detroit Rock City', 'God of Thunder', 'Shout it Out Loud', 'King of the Nightime World' and 'Do You Love Me'. All of those tunes have remained in their live sets for years so I get the appeal of the album but those other two tunes are turds and agree that 'Rock N Roll Over' and 'Love Gun' are just as good but IMO the debut is the best of the 70's albums(of course throw 'Kissin Time' out) and 'Hotter Than Hell' is awesome to IMO. :headbanger:

 

:agree: + Dressed to Kill :headbanger:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

"Great Expectations" is my least fave song on DESTROYER. It sticks out on that album like a turd on a birthday cake.

 

To be honest "Sweet Pain" isn't much better and that's why with those two tunes I don't understand why so many people think that that's the best KISS album.

 

Don't know why, but I have always loved Sweet Pain.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

"Great Expectations" is my least fave song on DESTROYER. It sticks out on that album like a turd on a birthday cake.

 

To be honest "Sweet Pain" isn't much better and that's why with those two tunes I don't understand why so many people think that that's the best KISS album.

 

Don't know why, but I have always loved Sweet Pain.

I agree,cool song. :headbanger:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 months later...
Wasn't "Any Way You Want It" off Alive II another remake? That was terrible as well.

 

Ooh, yeah, I had forgotten about that one. Yeah, that's pretty awful too :puke: ... that's a cover of a Dave Clark Five (!) song if I remember correctly.

 

Off the top of my head, of the few cover tunes KISS has done over the years the only one I ever really liked much was "2000 Man" (Rolling Stones)... cuz that's more an Ace song than a KISS song.

 

 

Backed!! :tumbsup:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

They probably recorded "Then She Kissed Me" because they finally ran out of sexually related themes to sing about. It's sorta like those people who have reached the End of the Internet. :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

"Great Expectations" is my least fave song on DESTROYER. It sticks out on that album like a turd on a birthday cake.

 

To be honest "Sweet Pain" isn't much better and that's why with those two tunes I don't understand why so many people think that that's the best KISS album.

 

Don't know why, but I have always loved Sweet Pain.

I agree,cool song. :headbanger:

 

I've always liked "Do You Love Me" on Destroyer. I didn't think Then She Kissed Me was that bad.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

  • Posts

    • I try to give albums a proper go before I write them off. Closest I would say would be cats In Space Atlantis. Narnia was SO good that my expectations were extremely high and the album was average on first couple of listens. I let it go for a few months, then came back to it with anopen mind and loved it. Otherwise I can probably pick songs. God Of Thunder I didn't like for many many years and eventually it grew on me.  
    • I left this comment on the promo for "Flames," and I feel like it applies to every song I've heard from this project so far, too:  "Great song, great singer, but I feel like the compression of the production takes away from the quality of the songwriting and puts a damper on Ken's playing."
    • Vain, yes it's one band i never really got into it. Just last week I spent about 30 mins listening to their most popular songs, I dont know what it is but the songs dont do much for me. But i do like one of their songs a lot 'No tears for you', and Whisper is pretty good too. And a few I do like to some degree, that's about it. 
    • Listening to it now (I know I'm late)... Some starter notes, that have no doubt been mentioned here already, but I didn't read through the whole thread: -Production is overdone. I don't know why, when Tobias Lindell had done such a masterful job mixing their last few records, he would do this?  -I've always liked H.E.A.T better with Kenny than with Erik. Not because I think Kenny is a better singer by any stretch (though I do think Kenny's voice is underrated when comparisons of the two inevitably arise), but for the same reason I prefer Danger Danger with Ted Poley to Paul Laine. Kenny's voice is, to me, part of the sound of H.E.A.T and I felt like it was missing the longer Erik was the vocalist with the band, even though 3/4 of the records they did with him were phenomenal. -For the first time, I feel like H.E.A.T doesn't know where they're going. On previous records, there was a distinct direction they were clearly striving for -- the original self-titled album and Freedom Rock were clearly products of their influences and the albums that followed with Erik Gronwall showed the growth and maturity of their playing, songwriting and the budding production skills of Jonah Tee. But I can't figure out if Force Majeure is meant to be a step forward or a step back. I wouldn't go so far as to say that any of the songs are bad, but there's not a single banger present here, as far as I'm concerned, which I was not expecting. -I also feel like this is the first time you can really hear Eric Rivers's absence since he left the band after Tearing Down the Walls. Into the Great Unknown being an anomaly altogether guitar wise and H.E.A.T II being a phenomenal return to the stage for Dave Dalone, Force Majeure is the first time I've really thought to myself, "Man, there could really be another guitar track here," which might be why they felt the need to compensate with the over-the-top production?   All in all, is it bad? No, I wouldn't go that far. But as far as H.E.A.T albums go, it falls extremely short of the ridiculously high standard they've set for themselves over the course of their career.   But hey, it's better than Into the Great Unknown.
    • Yeah, a few times. Unfortunately, it didn't live up to all the hype. 
    • Ok the title was clickbait, first dislike and then later like would be more accurate but hey, you clicked on the topic, so it worked! 😬
    • As a few others mentioned, musically it isn't too far off from their early material, but the song itself doesn't do much for me unfortunately.   In watching the video it looks like they've got a new drummer.
    • White Lion's Big Game was a massive letdown after Pride but over the years it's grown on me. Cinderella's Heartbreak Station was always way too bluesy and too far removed from the debut but again the quality of the songs sunk in after about 15 years. Spread Eagle's Open To The Public was a bit of a letdown compared to the debut but there's enough strong stuff on it once it gets under your skin to enjoy it. Whitesnake's Slip of the Tongue was another real letdown post 1987. Vai didn't do the songs any favours but again there's a pretty good collection of songs once I got over my disappointment. Anything by Harem Scarem after the debut. Still there best for me by a long shot but heaps of solid albums in the mix. Shotgun Messiahs 3rd industrial album. On first listen wtf but songs are fkn awesome. Same goes with  Wasp's KFD.
    • I've mentioned it before, but I wasn't in love with either Roxx Gang's 'Things you've never done before' or Vain's 'No Respect' when I first heard them. That was in the early stages, though. Vain's in one of my top 10 albums and I love the Roxx Gang one too, so things certainly changed.  Neither are exactly my favourite albums ever, but Cinderella's 'Heartbreak station' and Warrant's 'Ultraphobic' both took a long while for me to come around on. I actually returned the Cinderella CD when I bought that one, and only re-purchased it second hand many years later. Still don't love it, but dislike it less, lol.  To answer Karpetface's question, not to the degree of hatred, but back in the day when all I ever had were CDs and cassettes and once they were bought they were bought, I tended to give everything a lot more chances than I would today, where music consumption is the polar opposite. When I only had dozens, or up until it was a couple of hundred albums... the time to give something a chance again seemed to come around a lot more often than these days, when there's a million songs to choose from all the time. 
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.