At least there was no mullet

U2, Pretenders, O’Jays join Rock Hall of Fame

Mullet survivor Bono, and the three other rich, bloody rich iPod selling dudes made it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. What a fucking shock. </ deadpan> They do certainly deserve it. </serious>

So when does KISS get their place in the HOF. It’s not a talent question, because I could kick Gene Simmons’ ass on the bass with a bass. Dave Letterman’s drummer Anton Fig filled in for noted drunk Peter Criss on an album and nobody noticed. It’s not a question of art, because a diseased monkey could write better stuff in most cases.

LICK IT UP

Don’t wanna wait ’til you know me better.
Let’s just be glad for the time together.
Life’s such a treat and it’s time you taste it.
There ain’t a reason on earth to waste it.
It ain’t a crime to be good to yourself.
Lick it up, lick it up, it’s only right now
Lick it up, lick it up, ooh yeah
Lick it up, lick it up, come on, come on
Lick it up, lick it up
Don’t need to wait for an invitation
You gotta live like you’re on vacation
There’s something sweet you can’t buy with money
lick it up, lick it up
It’s all you need, so believe me honey
It ain’t a crime to be good to yourelf
Lick it up, lick it up, it’s only right now
Lick it up, lick it up, ooh yeah
Lick it up, lick it up, come on, come on
Lick it up, lick it up

Come on – it’s only right now (it’s only right now)
Ooh yeah (ooh yeah) ooh yeah (ooh yeah), yeah yeah
Lick it up, lick it up, it’s only right now
Lick it up, lick it up, ooh yeah
Lick it up, lick it up, come on, come on
Lick it up, lick it up

Album: Lick it up, 1983

For showmanship, though, few are better. (Their studio albums are complete pieces of shit, without exception. Live is like a different band entirely.) For impact on the genre and the industry, none are equal. For better or worse, there would be no 80s hair/glam rock bands without KISS – no Poison, no Crue, no Twisted Sister. No freak shows like GWar. OK, so music would probably be “better,” like how fashion would be better without the existence of polyester leisure suits, but what’s important is that it would be markedly different. Impact makes them worthy. And shit.

4 thoughts on “At least there was no mullet

  1. Beat his ass with a bass as in an instrument or a type of freshwater fish? Knights who say Ni would prefer you chop him down WIIIITH a HERRING! I hear they are better for cutting.

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