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 the powerful, driving 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.
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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
You can buy this album or hear samples of the songs at Amazon.
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