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Kisstory: 440 Pages from the Bands Own Private Collection/Signed and Limited Edition Hardcover – March 1, 1995

ISBN-13: 978-9994556441 ISBN-10: 9994556444 Edition: Signed/Ltd

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Product Details

  • Series: Kisstory (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 440 pages
  • Publisher: Kisstory; Signed/Ltd edition (March 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9994556444
  • ISBN-13: 978-9994556441
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 10.9 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,966,655 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Customer Reviews

If you are a Kiss fan, than this book is a must have.
Ralph Kramden
When it appeared that the original band would never get back together - this was a very good document to the past.
Eric James Cooper
I bought a copy of this book for my best friend for his 30th birthday.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By John S. Harris VINE VOICE on March 14, 2002
Format: Hardcover
[Money] is a bit much for a book, but this is a limited edition and mine was signed by the band (1995 line-up). Great historical info and pictures in this book, and you have to appreciate the amount of work that went into assembling all this stuff for the book (though the binding has given many owners some problems). Superior to its follow-up KISSTORY II. This book is perhaps better as a collectible than as a gloves-off historical document of the band, but there is a lot in this book to like, even if Gene and Paul do pull some punches about their own troubled and storied career. Want some more behind-the-scenes stories of the band? Check out the book KISS AND SELL by C.K. Lendt, available at this website and many others. Lendt's book is a bit more revealing of the ugly business aspects of the band's history, and significantly cheaper.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Eric James Cooper on February 5, 2001
Format: Hardcover
would I purchase this book? The answer is no. While the original series was autographed (by Bruce and Eric in mine) the stability of the book and the time it took to get the thing both were/are sub-par. When it appeared that the original band would never get back together - this was a very good document to the past. Now, it's nice for pictures, but a lot has chaged in the world of KISS. I would recommend Extreme Close-up or Second Coming as video documents. Much cheaper and about the same content. Pictures can always be found on the web anyway.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By EStats13 on March 23, 2002
Format: Hardcover
In what is supposed to be the difinitive story of my favorite band KISS, i have to say, if falls a bit short. For starters, i think full page pics of the band would have been cooler instead of the various collages and text written over the pics. Also, i personally would have loved to have seen features on the various guitars and drum kits used. That would have been very cool!. With that, features on the evolution of their stages, costumes and make-up would also have been cool. I don't know. KISS is more a cash cow business than it has ever been and it's un-fortunate because if they came out with ligitimate, cool stuff, people would still buy it. Don't get me wrong, this book is a must have, and even the rediculous price tag is justified because it is what it is. But, i think ALL the copies should have been autographed and i think more attention to the details should have been made. Where's a pic outside the Chinese theater? Why no shots of them rehearsing without make-up? Why not commentary from the band on their songs, albums and each other? KISSTORY falls short on its HISTORY!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 15, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Got 2 copies, as the first copy was it incomplete. loved the photos, hadn't seen many of them before!! read it from cover to cover the day i got, just couldn't put it down. thought it was a bit expensive, but definitely worth the money!!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By mmuzekari@aol.com on June 15, 1999
Format: Hardcover
hello!,my name is mark, and i am 30yrs.old and kiss is a very big part of my life and if you fell the same as i do about the band, you will need this book to brush up on your history(kisstory)filled with never seen photos of the band in the 70s and covers the small things that make you feel that much closer to the band,i was too young to see them in concert(the 70s)but more than made up for it on 10/09/96 in philly!,if you only buy one kiss book in your life,this has to be the one!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Skipper Zipper on December 17, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I thought this was worth the money considering it's size, content, and the fact that it's signed. Tons of great rare pics. The comic section is pure filler though. I'd give it 5 stars but can only give it 4 due to the comics and also to the fact that it's poorly bound. The cover, pages, slip case, etc. are all of high quality, but I've seen so many of these that are falling apart at the seams. If you buy one, read it carefully. Don't open it too far, and certainly don't let your clumsy, careless friends get their mits on it! It's a good read too if you don't mind the fact that it's The World According To Gene & Paul.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 17, 1998
Format: Hardcover
I first heard kiss in 1976 and became a instant fan. This band has a back beat that you just can't get out of your head. For 22 years i've been the biggest ( sensible ) KISS fan in SO CA. While everyone I knew was trashing kiss I was KISS. I would always dress in my KISS belt buckle and one of my fav. KISS T- shirts. At the age of 13 I was hot on kiss. at 35 I still am. KISS is a band who has withstood the test of time. I knew that they would be back together. No one could have stopped it...... Not even Gene...
This book is the rock and roll bible and is a must for all overdue expectant mothers who want to give birth soon..... Its a shocker from the rockers.......KISSTORY
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 14, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I love this book, it's so heavy and so full of KISS ! Everything you ever wanted to know can be found in it. I got a real kick out of seeing the real signatures of Ace, Paul, Gene & Peter : I've got them a bit more in my home now ! I was lucky to buy it at the concert in Holland (03-13-1999), but otherwise I would have bought it through the Internet ! The only reason why I don't rate the book 5 stars, is the price. OK, it's worth the money, but there should be a cheaper version of the book for the less fortunate KISS fans !!!
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