Kiss Alive is one of the most famous and successful live albums ever. It was recorded and released in 1975 and captured the rawness of Kiss live in concert.
Kiss were a notorious live act with the theatrics and the costumes adding to the atmosphere created by their powerful, driving, forceful music.
Unfortunately this sound wasn’t properly captured on the first three studio albums – Kiss, Hotter Than Hell and Dressed to Kill.
It was on Kiss Alive!
Kiss Alive Set List
- Deuce – 3:32 (originally from the album Kiss)
- Strutter – 3:12 (Kiss)
- Got to Choose – 3:35 (Hotter Than Hell)
- Hotter Than Hell – 3:11 (Hotter Than Hell)
- Firehouse – 3:42 (Kiss)
- Nothin’ to Lose – 3:23 (Kiss)
- C’mon and Love Me – 2:52 (Dressed To Kill)
- Parasite – 3:21 (Hotter Than Hell)
- She – 6:42 (Dressed To Kill)
- Watchin’ You – 3:51 (Hotter Than Hell)
- 100,000 Years – 12:10 (Kiss)
- Black Diamond – 5:50 (Kiss)
- Rock Bottom – 4:59 (Dressed To Kill)
- Cold Gin – 5:43 (Kiss)
- Rock and Roll All Nite – 4:23 (Dressed To Kill)
- Let Me Go, Rock ‘n’ Roll – 5:45 (Hotter Than Hell)
7 tracks from Kiss, 5 from Hotter Than Hell and 4 from Dressed To Kill.
A full review will be written later.
Here are some videos of Kiss performing live in concert in 1975.
Rock’n’Roll All Nite
What Other People Say About Kiss Alive
Kiss Alive is recognised as one of the greatest live albums ever.
It has appeared on the following lists
Guitar World – 3th
Classic Rock – 8th
Planet Rock – 9th
NME – 10th
DigitalDreamDoor.com – 13th
Slate Readers Poll – 17th
IGN – 23th
Rolling Stone – in the Top 25
Chordstrike.com – 28th
Reviewers at Amazon love it.
I also found this documentary on Kiss Alive when I was browsing through YouTube.
Buying Kiss Alive
To help you to find the album quickly and easily, I’ve given you the following links::
- Amazon.com as a CD or mp3
- Amazon.co.uk as a CD or mp3
- iTunes as a digital download
- eBay as a CD
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One thought on “Kiss Alive 1975”
KISS Alive!, Judas Priest Unleashed in the East and AC/DC If You Want Blood…..You Got It! are the three best live heavy metal albums ever made. To get the real sound, you have to get the earliest releases on vinyl. Especially KISS Alive! You need to find one that isn’t all scratched to hell. Listen to it uninterrupted with a great set of headphones. Turn off all the lights at night in your bedroom and crank it up through the headphones. That was back in the day when KISS introduced everyone to the drum solo and guitar solo that all other metal bands would try to emulate. If you don’t like it, you are not a rock ‘n’ roller.