It shows every pyrotechnic and hydraulic feature of Kiss' stage set simultaneously in action; usually they would be spaced out throughout the show. That never actually happened at the same time during a show, but it was an authentic documentation of the bombastic feel of the experience. In the book Kiss: Behind the Mask , Woloch revealed that the Alive II front cover proved to be more of a challenge than the gatefold. You never get a good band with four guys looking good. I was looking around for another band shot but there just wasn't one.
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Eddie Kramer , Kiss. Love Gun Alive II Double Platinum Paul Stanley , Bob Ezrin. Stanley, Sean Delaney. Love ". Dave Clark. Sorry Paul…you become my favorite again soon. This is the only side that actually features all members of the band singing a song. Pretty cool!! These two songs were not played live either my friend. They were going to use the soundcheck versions, but instead, how do I say this…they were completely re-recorded in the studio and the crowd was added later.
Side 3 starts off with a song that was not from any live show. They went back in and added the crowd noise. Hell, it fooled all of us. They were actually used from the Budokan Hall recordings that were scrapped earlier in the year that I mentioned a little while back. Peter was a hell of a drummer in his prime, there is no denying that and this shows it. This is another track taken from the Budokan show and is spectacular as Paul sounds great and it is these lesser known tracks that really have the band shine.
It ends on a high note. Side 4 is all studio tracks. At the time, we thought the whole band played on these tracks, but behind the scenes things were beginning to disintegrate.
Ace only played on the song he sang as the band was having major issues with him so they brought in Bob Kulick to play on all the other tracks. You remember Bob, he auditioned for Kiss back in the beginning, but Ace came in right afterwards and got the job. A Paul Stanley written and sung track that has some great sounding guitars thanks to Bob.
That is two songs in a row mentioning the US in some way which made this feel like a very patriotic set of songs. It is actually about touring in the US and dang it rocks out and is a blast of a song. The song is a slower, dirtier groove and more of a menacing Gene song. The song was originally written for an Ace solo album but Kiss needed a song so he gave them this one.
This is a signature Ace song and probably the best song on the whole album. The guitar playing is slick and it plain kicks major ass. It is very catchy and also very corny and to me the weakest song of the new tracks as it is very repetitive.
And there you have it. Definitely mine. And what a way to go out.