Thursday, January 12, 2012
Kiss - Detroit Rock City b/w Beth
I feel like a bit of a jerk because every time I listen to Kiss I wish they rocked even as hard as, say, a Warrant or a Faster Pussycat. The music seems like it doesn't quite rock hard enough to justify the costumes and pageantry of Kiss. I know this will not sit well with the hardcore Kiss fans, but please remember that I'm not old enough for Kiss to have the effect on me that it did on you.
Anyway, "Detroit Rock City" is one of the better and harder-rocking Kiss songs. We all know the story of "Beth" which was included as what the band though was a bit of a throwaway track (why else would you let the drummer sing it?). Then magically people took to the b-side just as much if not more than the a-side. I do like "Beth," but even so I can think of power ballads I like more. I'm not a Kiss hater, I'm just a guy who doesn't get it. As such I can give this single no more than