god of thunder

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best God of Thunder version

demo version (box set)
3
19%
album version
2
13%
live version (alive II)
8
50%
live version (alive IV kiss symphony)
2
13%
cover version (Spin the Bottle tribute, Bruce Kulick on leads)
1
6%
 
Total votes: 16

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god of thunder

Postby roer » Fri Nov 25, 2005 6:41 pm

$-) Hi people
What God Of Thunder version is your best ? I love cover version on Spin the Bottle tribute 8)

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Dwight Fry
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Postby Dwight Fry » Fri Nov 25, 2005 6:59 pm

I enjoyed it on the Revenge Tour, and I've enjoyed it on older footage, but nowadays? Blimey Charlie, just DROP IT ALREADY!

Either drop it, or speed it up, or shorten it or do something with it. You know what bugs me nowadays? The whole blood-spitting production! It dragged on for so long you could have had another (better) song. The best blood solos were the Alive II ones; A bit of tension, a bit of drama, and then a bit of gore, and it never lasting more than a few minutes.

Actually, that reminds me more of something else entirely, but that's for a different board, lol.

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Postby Old Jim II » Fri Nov 25, 2005 7:08 pm

I agree, the KISS Symphony version lasted a lifetime with the whole blood-spitting charade. Don't get me wrong, it was great back in the 70s, because we really didn't know what Gene looked like under the make-up, and the guy really could have been a demon. But fast-forward to present day, and now we all know what the money-hungry old sod who likes bringing a group of youngsters back to his mansion (ahem) really looks like and the wonder and excitement of it has vanished.
IT'S COLD GIN TIME AGAINNNNN!

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Postby raydeen » Fri Nov 25, 2005 7:36 pm

Very odd song. I wanna love it, but I can't. Not particularly good on the album, tedious to the point of tears in the recent past, but genuinely rapturous during the H.I.T.S. show I saw (the sphinx was totally Spinal Tap). Would rather hear "100,000 Years" with the blood and drum solo personally. Was glad it was on the '96/'97 tour, though.


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Postby chikara » Fri Nov 25, 2005 7:58 pm

I agree with all of the above.

I'd go the Alive II version.

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Postby red starchild » Fri Nov 25, 2005 8:10 pm

At the risk of goin against the grain, i love G.O.T, and especially on symphony, i can understand how u veterans, in the nicest possible sense could get tired of it, but to me and i reckon other newer fans, i just have to watch the reactions of sum of my friends who have never heard of kiss, at the tribute gigs, a G.O.T performance would be sumthin to keep us goin back, same as FIREHOUSE, or SHOCK ME :lol:
Pure class!!!!! *-) ACE-)

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Postby chikara » Fri Nov 25, 2005 9:10 pm

red starchild wrote:At the risk of goin against the grain, i love G.O.T, and especially on symphony, i can understand how u veterans, in the nicest possible sense could get tired of it, but to me and i reckon other newer fans, i just have to watch the reactions of sum of my friends who have never heard of kiss, at the tribute gigs, a G.O.T performance would be sumthin to keep us goin back, same as FIREHOUSE, or SHOCK ME :lol:
Pure class!!!!! *-) ACE-)


Good comments too!

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Postby Dwight Fry » Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:15 pm

at the tribute gigs, a G.O.T performance would be sumthin to keep us goin back


Excellent point! Trib bands normally play it the way KISS used to play it way back when. I do actually enjoy the way bands like DTK have treated the song; heavy as fook, but not slow and turgid like KISS does it now.

Mind you, when you see clips like this;

http://www.youtube.com/?v=yjr9DQRC6mY

You really can understand why where all here and not on an Aerosmith site.

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Postby red starchild » Sat Nov 26, 2005 11:12 am

Dont know how to do all that fancy stuff with the quotes and wot not, pretty new to this capper, but in reply to dwight fry, thats wot i'm talkin bout, if only i could c that live hairs on the neck stuff,
thats part of the sellin point when i'm tryin to spred this kiss virus..........

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p.s. never seen D.T.K., would defo like 2, but Hotter than Hell can rock a joint pretty good as well.............. *-) ACE-) :lol:

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Postby starchildmark » Sat Nov 26, 2005 12:16 pm

DTK leave HTH for dead
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Postby red starchild » Sat Nov 26, 2005 2:21 pm

Have 2 take ur word on that 1 mate, as i said haven't seen D.T.K., mores the pity so it seems, so can't judge 4 myself!!!
Any1 else got any opinions on this???? :lol:

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starchildmark
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Postby starchildmark » Sat Nov 26, 2005 2:38 pm

what part of the country do you live, coz DTk are touring in the new year. you might get your chance

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Postby red starchild » Sat Nov 26, 2005 2:44 pm

Live in the emerald isle mate, was on D.T.K. website yesterday, no dates penciled in 4 over here, do u know if they have played here in the past?? :lol:

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Postby starchildmark » Sat Nov 26, 2005 3:26 pm

I dont think so???? I am sure Gary can confirm or deny that :oops:

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Postby kevunmasked » Sun Nov 27, 2005 12:37 pm

Alive II version for me..


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