Hello Caller Your\'e On The Air with KISS!
tawdrywon on 11/24/2006
I was living in Indianapolis (during the time KISS was not wearing makeup)when KISS was visiting a local radio station doing a live interview and phone Q&A.I was shocked,and pleasantly surprised that I actually got to talk to you.
I asked you,\"Are you guys ever going to wear makeup again?\"
Gene, you had a great come back line. You said,
\" No, I don\'t think we will be doing that....If I do put it on,... you can take it off!\" followed by sound effects(Cuckoo clock,whistles,crickets,and a rim shot)
I also wanted to tell you about a KISS memory. I am 45 years young.My 20 year old daughter and My 15 year old daughter think you are awesome.Just like me, they love KISS music.
I was in jr high school when KISS Alive came out. My girlfriend Cindy had an older brother. He was in high school and always had the latest in music.He and some of his friends would listen to Pink Floyd,Rush, Van Halen, and Ted Nugent cranked full blast behind his closed doors.We thought the guys were so cool. We wanted to hang out with them so bad. They were so much more mature than the boys we went to school with. We would listen by pressing our ears up against his bedroom door.We were forbidden to hang out in her brothers room. A rule he made up no doubt. Besides music we knew other cool stuff must be going on in his room. We didn\'t know what the boys were up to we just wanted to be a part of it. I think we had a crush on all of them. We longed for the day we might get invited in his room.One day after returning from \"The Wherehouse.\" it happened.Heinvited us in his room. A few of his friends who always ignored us actually said Hello to us.We were elated however we didn\'t let it show. We wanted to be invited again. I remember her brother putting on a record and saying \" Check this out.\" It was awesome.I remember looking at the album cover.I remember how KISS was always shrouded in mystery in all of the rock magazines.Never photographed without the makeup. What did these guys really look like? Nobody knew. It was all apart of the band\'s mystique. KISS Alive was turned up all the way. We were surrounded by the guys each doing their own version of air guitar.I couldn\'t believe it. The guys we had idolized looked so dumb writhing and contorting their bodies to the music while playing their air guitars and their air drums.Any infatuation I previously felt had dissapated.At times they looked like they were having seizures.It was hysterical. We didn\'t dare laugh at them cause we would probably get the boot.We were listening KISS in her older brother\'s room with his friends, that\'s what mattered the most.We felt like we had arrived.Everytime i hear a KISS song I think of that day. Thanks Gene for creating a great band and for great firstname.lastname@example.org