Gene Simmons Recall The Only KISS Song That Doesn’t Sound Like KISS
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Gene Simmons recently had a sit-down interview, which he revealed the song that he believes didn’t reflect KISS‘ classic sound.
Simmons, together with Ian Danter, went through over his career and journey with KISS. Aside from discussing the success and its impact to his life, he also mentioned his solo career and plans as an artist. When he was asked which song was KISS’ most underrated work, the bassist revealed that it is the “Psycho Circus.” It does not sound like KISS in his own opinion. Simmons justified it by saying:
”It’s an excur song, off the record, we did called ‘Psycho Circus’ which doesn’t sound at all like KISS.”
The man has been a prominent figure on the American rock scene since the early ’70s. He was best known as “The Demon” during the time when KISS was at the peak of their success. Over the course of his career with the band, the bassist helped in composing and writing numerous songs. He has also been involved in various musical projects, including releasing twenty studio albums with KISS.
KISS undeniably played a significant role in his life as a musician and his personal life in general. He gained international recognition and commercial success with the character and sound they built. The band’s success resulted in establishing a unique, distinctive sound making it easy for their songs to be immediately recognized by the listeners.
He then discussed the process of writing the songs which made him the proudest as a composer. The icon recalled:
“The proudest song I ever co-wrote, they were a few of them actually, were off my solo record, and I wrote those songs with Bob Dylan, who I called out of the blue, and he was kind enough to come over to the house, and we sat around and came up them.”
For the time being, the rocker is currently with the band doing the End of the Road tour, as their way of bidding their final goodbyes to the fans. The ongoing trek is set to be finished by early 2023.