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View Poll Results: What is the best song on KISS "Music From The Elder"?
Fanfare 0 0%
Just A Boy 0 0%
Odyssey 0 0%
Only You 1 12.50%
Under The Rose 3 37.50%
Dark Light 0 0%
A World Without Heroes 2 25.00%
The Oath 2 25.00%
Mr.Blackwell 0 0%
Escape From The Island 0 0%
I 0 0%
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the best song on KISS "Music From The Elder"?

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The Oath
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previous winners...

"KISS"-"Black Diamond"
"Hotter Than Hell"- "Parasite"
"Dressed To Kill"- "Rock Bottom"/ "She" tie
"Destroyer"- "Detroit Rock City"
"Rock And Roll Over"- "Calling Dr. Love"
"Love Gun"- "Love Gun"
"Alive II"- "All American Man/Rocket Ride" tie
"Paul Stanley"-"Tonight You Belong To Me"
"Gene Simmons"-"Radioactive"
"Peter Criss"- "I Can't Stop The Rain"
"Ace Frehley"-"Rip It Out"
"Dynasty"- "I Was Made For Loving You"
"Unmasked"- "Tomorrow"
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Ahh yes, now the start of the albums where I REALLY have a hard time finding a true #1 favorite, especially the next 4 albums. Love pretty much every single song on each of these next few releases.

The Elder .. this one is tough based on one thing (for me), even though they are separate tracks, I've always considered "Only You" and "Under the Rose" to be one song (similar to Heartbreaker + Living Loving Maid ~or~ Feeling That Way + Anytime ~or~ Waiting For the Bus + Jesus Just Left Chicago). If I could group the two together, that would probably be my #1.

Gotta think about this. The Oath is always good. Odyssey is cool. I was the first song on this album that grabbed me way back in the day. Ace's solo on Dark Light is a solo I used to air-guitar the hell out of of with my tennis racket way back when.
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I went for A World Without Heroes. idk why, but its a very cool song to me
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The final chapter in the KISS Identity Crisis Trilogy.

I listened to this for a couple days, to re-absorb it, and I hafta say, it's better than I remembered. Some of the cuts, I found myself actually smiling and grooving to it. There's some slick production. The music is full and has some texture.

I didn't skip any tracks while listening, and that says alot.

The good news is the cd shows some KISS signs of life. There are songs that sound like the KISS of old.


But, as with Dynasty and Unmasked, it's no KISS album. The American Symphony Orchestra is on the thing for Pete's sake!! Even more unnerving than that was Paul Stanley singing falsetto. I wasn't prepared for that.

I'm a lifetime fan, and all you other fans can testify to this: KISS, in their recording history, have never gone deep, lyrically or musically, on any song.

Now they're attempting to go deep for an entire album. What were they thinking?

The beauty of KISS has always been they straight play rock and roll and have always been a visual band.

Yet The Elder has the KISS logo on the cover, and that's the only visual.

The real irony here, though, is KISS taking a stab at a concept album, in the process completely lost the original concept of KISS.

All that being said, when I went to vote, to my surprise, I had a hard time choosing what song to vote for. Dark Light, Under The Rose, and the poor man's Shout It Out Loud, I, are some of the ones I like best.

In the end, though, I went with Only You, because it has some crunchy, grinding guitar.
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The best song on the LP is that space between the paper label and the last song were in it makes that popping noise before you take off the vinyl ..the rest are stinkers
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After listening to this album probably 4 times in the past week or so, I decided on Under the Rose
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Somebody break the tie!!

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