Kentroversy on 11/12/2006
Greetings, KISS Family:
I have been a fan since 1973, since nearly day one. KISS was my favorite band all through high-school (1977-1981). Over the years, I wanted to own some classic KISS vids -- and not just bootleg VHS stuff which sat on the shelf. I remember reading PLAYBOY where an article described the Budokan Love Gun show. I remember thinking, that sounds neat, I wish I was there.
The Paul Lynde Halloween Special was where a lot of my friends saw the band on TV for the first time. However, I had seen the Mike Douglas Show and the weekend concert shows on TV. I wanted to own that footage in the worst way.
KISS ALIVE! is a landmark live album in a lot of ways -- mostly because the audience gets rowdy by the time side four was playing -- the band was Hotter Than Hell that night, and in my opinion, it is my all-time favorite live album, next to Hendrix Live At Woodstock.
I listened to that album thousands of times over the past thirty years, and how I had wished to be there in the crowd at Cobo Hall.
Well, you placed all of these goodies in my lap on Halloween 2006, and from the deepest part of my heart, I thank you for doing so. It is destined to be the best all-time music concert DVD collection, by the time all nine DVD\'s are factored into consideration by this time next year.
That old feeling has been back in the past two weeks, and I have sat here with my powerhouse home theatre cranking the four classic live shows, which I have watched four times each thus far.
My son Anthony, who is a two-year old who loves playing the drums, has been banging on our tables, doing a pretty excellent job of following Peter\'s drumming.
A new fan ...
Thank you for rocking my world (literally),
Buffalo, New York USA