WOW!!! KISS has finally played again sans makeup!!

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by twdavis13, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. twdavis13


    Dec 14, 2008
  2. I think it is only Gene and the guy who plays ace... I don't see Paul Stanley
  3. twdavis13


    Dec 14, 2008

    WHO CARES???

    Gene had the b**** to take off the makeup instead of hiding behind his "FACADE":bag:

    So, KISS CAN be interesting without makeup and pyro and sparklers and M-82s and firecrackers, and Cobalt Bombs get my point.

  4. shaboda

    shaboda Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2002
    It is Gene, Tommy, and Eric. Paul is not there
  5. JumboJack


    Dec 31, 2007
    That's not Kiss.
  6. twdavis13


    Dec 14, 2008
    You people complain about them lacking "musical integrity" by your standards, but then they, excuse me, "gene and tommy and eric" actually play publicly without a wall hide behind, just their guitars, that's it, and you still act like it's nothing special. You people just can't stand to see them succeed can you??
  7. ooglay


    Jan 27, 2006
    Sooo cool!
    Don't complain fellas. Music is music.
  8. THand


    Jun 9, 2008
    I actually enjoyed that, thanks.

    I'm tired of seeing the makeup and high heels, they've become a parody of what they used to be, which is a large reason Gene gets no real respect around here. Sort of like Elvis in the "fat Elvis years".

    Now if they'd send Tommy backstage to make sandwich's for them and bring out Bruce Kulick you'd have a real band with or without Paul.

    And drop the Kiss name(ala Chickenfoot). They haven't been KISS for ages.
  9. Gene had identity problems when they took off the makeup. He can't play or relate to the crowd unless he's the demon. Watch how bored he looks during the intro chords. The demon would be all over the place. He can still hold his own for the basic rock n roll kiss was once famous for.:cool:
  10. Space-Man


    Jan 27, 2009
    I'm proud of him.
  11. Grizzly700


    Mar 18, 2008
    Maryville, TN
    Hmmm, an HS Stingray....I never would have thought of that for Gene. His vocals are sounding really good for as old as he is now. Glad you posted this.
  12. Matt Dean

    Matt Dean Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    SF (North) Bay Area
    Not really a Kiss fan, but I dig seeing them gigging san makeup!
  13. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    I thought that clip was horrible and only helped further my disliking for Kiss.
  14. twdavis13


    Dec 14, 2008

  15. twdavis13


    Dec 14, 2008
    He starts to look more comfortable after a while though.

    Yeah, I was rather surprised as well. He said besides his Sigs he's always really liked Stingrays, because he said he likes the fat, clear tone that they have.
  16. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    According to Kevin from EBMM customer service at the EBMM forum...

    Here's the original post.
  17. Maybe he's not high.
  18. lavmonga


    Jul 27, 2007
    New York, NY

    "The guy who plays Ace..." Priceless.
  19. AndyLES


    Aug 25, 2008
    New York
    The performance was pretty flat, but it was good seeing Gene do his thing, without the hype, flashpots, and makeup. Would have liked to see Paul, or at least Bruce Kulick...

    Anyhow, face it - Gene can play.
  20. There has never been any doubt in my mind that GS is a great, straight-ahead rock and roll bass player.... He's never claimed to be other than that.