Kiss at 50

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Pub Date 10 Oct 2023 | Archive Date 28 Sep 2023

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Description

With this beautifully produced book, relive the extraordinary history of the of the hottest band in the land through 50 milestone events.

Formed in New York City in 1973, Kiss became one of the most popular and best-selling bands in rock history with their inventive stage presence and heavy, hook-filled catalog, both ideally suited for packing hockey arenas and football stadiums. This richly illustrated book from prolific rock journalist Martin Popoff pays tribute to the band on the occasion of their 50th anniversary by curating and examining the 50 most significant milestones. This exquisite volume features:
 

  • Sturdy hardcover format
  • Stunning concert and candid offstage photography, much of it never before published
  • Images of memorabilia, including gig posters, 7-inch picture sleeves, ticket stubs, and more
  • Gatefold Kiss timeline


Popoff covers everything down through the decades:
 

  • The band’s formation on the New York club scene
  • Their fortuitous signing to the Casablanca label
  • Infamous TV appearances, including Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park
  • The formation of the famous Kiss Army fan club
  • Mega tours undertaken in support of the LPs
  • Interband conflicts and personnel changes
  • The band’s 1980s “unmasking”
  • Innovative marketing such as comic books and the Kiss Convention
  • And, of course, each of the landmark studio LPs


The result is an epic tribute to one of the most influential and admired bands in rock history—in a milestone year.

With this beautifully produced book, relive the extraordinary history of the of the hottest band in the land through 50 milestone events.

Formed in New York City in 1973, Kiss became one of the most...


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ISBN 9780760381823
PRICE US$40.00 (USD)
PAGES 192

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Kiss at 50 is as much a book about the history of KISS as it is about KISS in contemporary music history, specifically, the history of rock'n'roll.
Highly detailed, with many photographs and written in a snappy, fast-paced style, this is an indispensable reference book for any fan's library of the band.
I thank the author and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book.
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Wow!! This book is a must have for any fan of Kiss. The photographs are awesome and the blurb that accompany them are very interesting. Once I started reading this book, I could not stop. Would make a wonderful gift for any Kiss fan you may know. Thanks to NetGalley, the author and the publisher for the ARC of this book. Receiving the book in this manner had no bearing on my review.

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