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!
- 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.
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What Are The Best Live Albums Ever?
I use readers polls to help find the best live albums.
I would be great if you could vote in these polls:
What Are The FIVE Best Hard Rock Or Heavy Metal Live Albums Ever? (Click on the links to go to the reviews)
- Deep Purple Made In Japan (41%, 183 Votes)
- The Who Live At Leeds (26%, 116 Votes)
- UFO Strangers In The Night (24%, 107 Votes)
- Iron Maiden Live After Death (23%, 101 Votes)
- AC/DC If You Want Blood You Got It (22%, 98 Votes)
- Led Zeppelin The Song Remains The Same (18%, 81 Votes)
- Thin Lizzy Live And Dangerous (18%, 80 Votes)
- Led Zeppelin How The West Was Won (17%, 74 Votes)
- Judas Priest Unleashed In The East (16%, 73 Votes)
- Kiss Alive (16%, 72 Votes)
- Rush All The World’s A Stage (13%, 60 Votes)
- Rainbow On Stage (11%, 50 Votes)
- Scorpions Tokyo Tapes (10%, 43 Votes)
- Rush Exit… Stage Left (10%, 43 Votes)
- Blue Öyster Cult On Your Feet Or On Your Knees (9%, 40 Votes)
- Motörhead No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith (8%, 34 Votes)
- Metallica Live Shit: Binge & Purge (7%, 33 Votes)
- Aerosmith Live Bootleg (6%, 26 Votes)
- Black Sabbath Live Evil (6%, 26 Votes)
- Neil Young Weld (6%, 25 Votes)
- Ozzy Osbourne Tribute (5%, 24 Votes)
- Bob Seger Live Bullet (5%, 22 Votes)
- MC5 Kick Out The Jams (5%, 21 Votes)
- The Rolling Stones Get Yer Ya Yas Out 1969 (4%, 18 Votes)
- Blue Öyster Cult Some Enchanted Evening (4%, 17 Votes)
- Jimmy Page & The Black Crowes Live At The Greek (4%, 17 Votes)
- Kiss Alive 2 (4%, 17 Votes)
- Scorpions World Wide Live (4%, 16 Votes)
- Slayer Decade of Aggression: Live (4%, 16 Votes)
- AC/DC Live (3%, 14 Votes)
- Saxon – The Eagle Has Landed: Live (3%, 14 Votes)
- Ozzy Osbourne Speak of the Devil 1982 (3%, 13 Votes)
- Rush – In Rio (3%, 13 Votes)
- Blue Öyster Cult Extraterrestrial Live (3%, 12 Votes)
- Nirvana From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah (3%, 12 Votes)
- The Michael Schenker Group One Night at Budokan (2%, 11 Votes)
- Iron Maiden Rock In Rio (2%, 11 Votes)
- Rory Gallagher Stage Struck (2%, 11 Votes)
- Hawkwind Space Ritual Alive (2%, 11 Votes)
- Dio At Donnington 1983 & 1987 (2%, 10 Votes)
- Grand Funk Railroad Caught In The Act (2%, 10 Votes)
- The Rolling Stones The Brussels Affair 1973 (2%, 10 Votes)
- Mott The Hoople Live (2%, 10 Votes)
- Lou Reed Rock n Roll Animal (2%, 10 Votes)
- Black Sabbath Live At Last (2%, 10 Votes)
- Metallica S & M (2%, 9 Votes)
Total Voters: 446
Because there are so many great hard rock and heavy metal live albums I have split the poll into two and you may find some of your favourites in the second division. Albums will be promoted when they get enough votes.