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Kissology, Vol. 1: 1974-1977
Kissology Vol 1 1974-1977
Actor: Kiss
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2006     6hr 19min

As KISSology - Vol. 1 (1974-1977) announces loudly, all the chutzpah and bombast that made KISS so huge--the fire-breathing, the blood-dripping, the kabuki-mask make-up and platform shoes, the synchronized head-bobs--we...  more »


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Actor: Kiss
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll, KISS
Studio: VH1 Classics
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 10/31/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 6hr 19min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

You wanted the best - you got the best!!!
FLO | Goettingen, Germany | 01/30/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Most KISS-o-holics, like me, probably know most of the content featured on this DVD set. But here is the reason why you should consider to buy this:
1. The quality (Video & Audio) is far better than on any of the bootlegs of these concerts that have been circulating for quite some years.
2. It is way cheaper! Look at it this way: You get 4 complete concerts and 4 rare TV appearences (of the early years). You can not get the same amount of material for that price if you buy bootlegs.
One must consider though, that the recording technology that has been used at that time can not be measured by today's standards.But that's okay, because for us KISS fans it's about collecting a document of the early years and to see the development of the KISS show, isn't it?"
The Kollection KISS Fans Have Been Waiting For!
Erik Rupp | Southern California | 01/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"KISSology Vol. 1, 1974-1977 shows just what a powerhouse of a band KISS was in the early days. Peter Criss and Ace Frehley - who later became liabilities in the band musically - were in top form in this period. Peter plays with reckless abandon, and Ace plays with style and flair. This also happens to show that their earliest material (from their first 3 albums) was arguably their strongest up until Revenge in 1992.

The concerts in this set are shows that have been widely bootlegged, but the bootlegs were of poor audio and video quality, and here they are shows in the best possible quality. Sadly, a couple of the original master tapes have some deterioration (Cobo Hall, 1976 especially), but it's never all that bad, and the imperfections in the original master tape never last that long.

It's interesting to see the KISS stage show deveop from the very early days until the "peak" on the Love Gun tour. They keep adding to the stage set, and it gets bigger and bigger until you see what made the band's reputation back in 1976/1977.

The TV appearances are nice bonuses, and the "easter eggs" are fantastic lost gems, too.

All in all, exactly the set most KISS fans wanted. If they can release further volumes as comprehensive as this one (hopefully no eras will be left out - they need to include the Hot In The Shade tour, and the Revenge tour as well on future releases) then KISS fans will finally have the concert collection that they've requested from the band for years.

Just the Houston show alone is worth more than half of the p
RockinRobin411 | 06/20/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Houston show is such a legendary show that for me, it's the Holy Grail of KISS concerts, at least in the classic era. That concert specifically has it all. It has "God of Thunder" which began with Gene's blood-spitting bass solo, and had Peter Criss's jazzy drum solo. Ace Frehley did an awesome guitar solo with smoke coming out of a pickup. It has Peter Criss singing "Beth" and Paul Stanley was very high in energy.

The other moments are also great. I feel that the first disc represents KISS when they were just developing into this band. That disc was the early years. It shows a couple of concerts that were very similar, but they have different aspects. It also has a live performance from their Alive tour, where they performed the album all the way through. I guess that's the way to do things when you're doing a tour of a live album. What else can you do in that situation?

The second disc showed them during the height of their career, but when watching some of these moments with the commentary from Paul and Gene, I learn things that make me not like things as much. However, the shows here are some of the best. The film quality is also pretty good. Again, the highlighting point is definitely the concert in Houston, but the rest of the set is also pretty good.

The second KISSology boxed set continues from where this one leaves off."
Why is there a KISS Army?
S. O'Toole | Illinois | 06/15/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Because of performances like the ones captured here, millions of people became diehard fans of four guys from New York who wore more make-up than your Mom. The shows here capture the band at their zenith. All four original members, all the bombastic power and some great, great rock and roll.
Shortly after the '77 show recorded here, the band began to implode into disco, identity issues and a revolving door policy for guitarists. Yes, they made a brief comeback but greed quickly turned the band into a joke...a tribute band to itself.
There will never be a band like the original KISS again and Kissology is a testament to Ace, Peter, Paul and Gene...the hottest band in the world. Buy this DVD and see us old guys remember KISS so fondly."