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KISSin' UK • MILAN ROCK CITY! 18/06/13
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MILAN ROCK CITY! 18/06/13

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:13 am
by RippingFleshFromBone
Ok, lets get this said from the start.

This show was stunning! Honestly, I was amazed at how good this show was. Even songs if I never heard live again (ILIL/Deuce/Love Gun...yes LG! Yawn) were outstanding.

Now, I have to admit my expectations for this show were not high. All the usual shit, the set list, what state will *-) voice be in, TT copying Ace's solo's, ES playing well with himself just the normal stuff. Perhaps I've just grown to accept that KISS is what KISS is and it aint gonna change, or maybe this band, that I have loved for the past 38 years, has just proved that they really can still rock!

Either way, I honestly don't care, because I came away from this show as happy as I could be. The one issue is still *-) voice, and while it was the best I have heard him from 2008 onward, he no longer sings many of the high stuff (Eric mostly takes that over) and that's a pretty good move by the band. He's still ropey, but what with the volume and the excitement you could overlook any shortcomings.

Wierd bits of the show, Paul walked over to Gene, said something in his ear and walked off. Gene stood there, shook his head and forgot to start singing again! TT was singing his back up and looking at Gene kinda confused! Would LOVE to know what PS said to throw Gene off like that!

All the guitars dropped for a few seconds. Thought they'd lost power, but the sound guy prob pressed the wrong button!!

But best was Paul doing his flying thing in Love Gun. He got to his small stage and the ring slid backwards, back over the crowd! Some body jumped up and grabbed it and started swinging from it! The crew eventually got it back and then when he was on the way back to the stage he stopped short!!!! Had to do a Tarzan swing to get back on the main stage! PMSL!!!

Charlotte, the spider, which again I was really expecting to be naff beyond words was a sight to see. It's huge! And when it lowers and starts to move its legs and all that, it's pretty cool to see! This sounds really dumb, but during the middle Who bit of LIU the abdomen bit lowers right down over PS & TT and they walk over it. Really impressed me for some reason!

I wasn't going to bother with this tour and the bit that got me to change my mind was the announcement of a new show. And while it was more GS bullshit 'a mechanical walking spider', I think not!, if I'd missed this I'd be gutted. And as for the rumoured HR Calling gig that KISS were supposed to be doing, the promoters of that really dropped the ball not getting KISS in to play. This would have been a huge draw cos everyone seems to be talking about it and for good reason too.

Is this KISS of old? Of course not. Will todays KISS ever create anything musically to compete with old KISS. NO. But that's no longer what KISS are about. KISS are happy to churn out the same set list with a few new tunes thrown in (well pleased to see Say Yeah back!!!) and as long as they can put on shows like this, then they might have some life left in them!

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Re: MILAN ROCK CITY! 18/06/13

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:54 am
by The Hendon Kiss Army
Adam- I feel privileged to be the first to read your review.

If Kiss can win over one of their biggest fans/critics then it must have been a helluva show. I bet you are so glad you made the effort to see them.

Really glad you enjoyed and let's hope Kiss plus a working spider makes it to the UK before the end of the year

Re: MILAN ROCK CITY! 18/06/13

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:17 am
by AxeBass
I'm saying nothing :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :wink:

...... Except, good review and I'm glad you enjoyed yourself :D

Re: MILAN ROCK CITY! 18/06/13

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:53 am
by Pete
Getting married in a few weeks time obviously suits you sir!!!

Glad you enjoyed yourself. :D

Re: MILAN ROCK CITY! 18/06/13

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:03 am
by starchildmark
awesome Review and even better pics, so glad you enjoyed it, awesome stuff :D

Re: MILAN ROCK CITY! 18/06/13

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:59 am
by Father Jack
A brilliantly honest review Sadam, sorry, Adam. Fantastic pictures as well.

Re: MILAN ROCK CITY! 18/06/13

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:56 am
by frontier(s)
Those photos are immense!

Re: MILAN ROCK CITY! 18/06/13

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:00 am
by RippingFleshFromBone
Thx all! Glad you like the photos.

I'm still on a high from the show! I've come to the conclusion that it probably isn't really fair to compare, say, KISS shows from the 1980's to this as it's not really the same band. Different time and place. I loved the 83 & 88 shows (84 was a bit naff), but in truth there wasn't really much of a show. It was more about the music and the energy.

Having said that, this Milan show will go down as one of the most enjoyable KISS shows I have seen, and at the end of the day, that's what shows should be about. Fun. And as long as the show was fun and entertaining all the other stuff really doesn't matter.

Cannot wait until they announce the next tour!!!... :D :D :D :D :D :D

Re: MILAN ROCK CITY! 18/06/13

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:00 am
by madmark
Great photos Old Bean...and a very informative ,honest review!..Glad you enjoyed yourself (for a change)!!!