Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
EXCELENT CONCERT ! ! ! !
#1 Kiss Army Soldier | La Paz, Bolivia | 01/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I own the DVD edition and I should say: Great concert.
Some of you might know this DVD is ultra-rare, so if you are a KISS DIE-HARD fan, you purchase this item, no matter if it is on VHS or on DVD. Plus, not only this item is ultra-rare, this is one of the best KISS concerts I've ever seen!!! Some of the people who have already purchased this one might have noticed it is very fast-paced. But not to worry, fot the songs are great:
1.- "Introduction".- Nothin' special about this one. Only KISS coming up to the stage.
2.- "Detroit Rock City".- This is a KISS classic. Very fast-paced, as I mentioned before.- 10/10.
3.- "Cold Gin".- I love this one. For me, a classic.- 10/10.
4.- "Creatures Of The Night".- This one is EXTREMELY FAST-PACED. I don't like this version too much. Although a very great song.- 8/10.
5.- "Fits Like A Glove".- This version is the very first one I've heard live. This one is one of my favorite KISS songs from the 80's from the album: LICK IT UP.- 10/10.
6.- "Heaven's On Fire".- I've heard many versions of this one, but I think this one is the second best (following the version from the "ALIVE! III" album).- 10/10.
7.- "Thrills In The Night".- O.K. this version was the first I heard too. I love it.- 9/10.
8.- "Guitar Solo".- This guitar solo is from Paul. This is the first guitar solo I've heard from the STARCHILD. One of the best too.- 10/10.
9.- "Under The Gun".- I like this song. I think this one is one of the best from KISS.- 10/10.
10.- "War Machine".- One of my favorite songs EVER. At the end of this song, Gene spits fire. Cool.- 10/10.
11.-"Drums Solo".- A mind-blowing drums solo from Eric Carr (rest in peace).- 10/10.
12.- "Young And Wasted".- In my opinion, the darkest KISS song EVER. And I love it.- 10/10.
13.- "Bass Guitar Solo".- Gene's bass guitar solo sound alot like the begining of "Moby Dick", the song from Led Zeppelin. And I like this bass solo.- 10/10.
14.- "I Love It Loud".- One of the best songs EVER. And in one of it's best versions EVER.- 10/10.
15.- "I Still Love You".- Even another song taken from "Creatures". The third best live version of this song (the best is from the "UNPLUGGED" and from the "ALIVE! III).- 10/10.
16.- "Love Gun".- One of the best songs EVER and a classic from KISS in the 70's. And at one of it's best versions.- 10/10.
17.- "Lick It Up".- Another KISS classic and one of the best songs there is. Great version.- 10/10.
18.- "Black Diamond".- Always a great song and a great version of this one.- 10/10.
19.- "Rock And Roll All Nite".- Another KISS classic and one of the best songs EVER. Always a great outro for any concert.- 10/10.
See. You should buy this concert on tape or on video-disc, it doesn't matter, It is completely the same to me (the image, angles, sound, etc.). The only difference is that you cannot select a song on the VHS tape. I bet you all know that.
Pretty good,but not better than the VHS version.
Spaceace | 12/10/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"When I saw that Amazon offered this 1984 concert on DVD, I freaked out. I ordered it immediately. But my joy soured some when I popped the DVD in my player. It was made in Brazil, I think. That was one of the cons. The other is a biggie:The video & audio does NOT match up. You see Eric hitting the drums,then hear the actual snare,cymbal,tom-tom,or bass sound 1/2 to 1 full second after you see it. Cleary this problem arose from the VHS to DVD transferring. I'm just waiting for the day when KISS releases it on DVD,the correct way."
Great post makeup, pre farewell tour KISS concert
RockandRollFan | 01/21/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Man, what a blast from the past. I was 12 when I first saw this concert on VHS. KISS was my favorite band at the time. Seeing this concert again made me remember why I asked my parents to buy my first guitar, a Charvel, just like Bruce Kulicks.
If you're a KISS fan, you really do need to get this DVD, or VHS; whatever you've got. The guys are energetic and put on a solid, entertaining show. The tracklist is excellent, with a nice mix of classic KISS and their current stuff. The music is just plain fun and great to listen to. Is their music going to save the world, like Bono and U2? Nope. But for 100 minutes, you are going to be in for a sonic treat. Like I said, the performances are pretty spot on. I've heard a lot of Paul's audience banter before at other shows, but who cares? I will say though, that while I enjoy the classic KISS, the lineup on this DVD is what I loved back when I was in middle school.
Is it cheesy? You bet it is. Animal print spandex, big hair, pointy guitars; it's all there. But what do you expect? It was the 80's and KISS was enjoying a resurgance in popularity. And again, it was the 80's!!!
If you want music describing the woes of the world and of the human race, this isn't what you are looking for. If you want fun, party music and if you're a KISS fan, whether hardcore or casual, you need to check this DVD out. Even if you don't enjoy it as much as I am right now as I type this, you probably won't have any trouble selling it off.
Overall, good production values, and a great KISS concert."
Unmasked and Alive!
Knarf Icculegna | Philadelphia, PA United States | 02/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this at the impressionable age of 10 and to this day, I have never seen KISS so quick on their feet and truly Alive!It seems like people view 80s rock in the way you remember a bad girlfriend you had in high school. Aside from Gene's obvious wig and the 80s animal print outfits, KISS was simply absolutely amazing on this video. Without the 7 inch platforms, the band speed to and from all over the stage in a way just not possible with the original image. For me, the kream of the krop is seeeing Eric Car (R.I.P.) do a truly amazing drum solo before ripping into Gene's Young & Wasted. From beginning to end it's non stop rock and roll and hearing Paul's voice on I Still Love You still makes the spine tingle. He sings as if he truly still missed an old flame as he belts it out. As I said I saw this at 10 and had no idea just how raunchy his onstage rants were until I was older. His trip to the doctor's office with his Love Gun is as classic as the song itself. Funny as hell!This is truly a great view of a band that laid the groundwork for the bands that surpassed them in the 80s, but if you wanna hear fast and then-updated versions of Cold Gin & Black Diamond - be sure to get this. It's not the Kiss you're used to but they don't stop rock and rolling all nite on this great concert video."