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Album Review

Alive! was the album that catapulted Kiss from cult attraction to mega-superstars. It was their first Top Ten album, remaining on the charts for 110 weeks. Culled from shows in Detroit, New Jersey, Iowa, and Cleveland on the Dressed to Kill tour, the record features producer Eddie Kramer doing a masterful job of capturing the band's live performance on record. The band's youthful energy is contagious, and with positively electric versions of their best early material, it's no mystery why Alive! is widely regarded as one of the greatest live hard rock recordings of all time. "Rock and Roll All Nite" became a Top 20 smash and was the main reason for the album's success, but there are many other tracks that are just as strong — "Deuce," "Strutter," "Firehouse," "Parasite," "She," "100,000 Years," "Black Diamond," and "Cold Gin" all shine in a live setting. Although there's been some speculation of extensive overdubbing to correct mistakes, Alive! remains Kiss' greatest album ever. An essential addition to any rock collection.

Customer Reviews

Alive!

Though this wasn't really a "live" album, it still captured the spirit of the show. in 1975 maybe 1976 i believe the technology that made Alive II and Alive III great was just coming out.

Their best seller of 1975, Alive! put KISS on the world's musical map, and soared them to fame.

From Deuce to Let Me Go Rock and Roll this album doesn't dissappoint, KISS fans old and new get this.

Always a great live band

I have been to a Kiss concert and they are one of those bands that ( at this time) sound much better live and they have a great show to go with there music. I was lucky to see a concert with the original four members. If you like the Kiss early music get this one and the "Live Two". You will enjoy it all.

Best when live

I have to agree with the other reviews. KISS was at their best at a live show. They didn't disappoint and boy, you got your money's worth. I saw the original (best) KISS live and no other concert, I saw, could beat it for the energy output. They gave live concerts their all.

Biography

Formed: 1973 in New York, NY

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Rooted in the campy theatrics of Alice Cooper and the sleazy hard rock of glam rockers the New York Dolls, Kiss became a favorite of American teenagers in the '70s. Most kids were infatuated with the look of Kiss, not their music. Decked out in outrageously flamboyant costumes and makeup, the band fashioned a captivating stage show featuring dry ice, smoke bombs, elaborate lighting, blood spitting, and fire breathing that captured the imaginations of thousands of kids. But Kiss' music shouldn't be...
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