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3.0 out of 5 stars 5 Stars For The Music, 1 Star For The Greed..., September 2, 2002
This review is from: The Very Best of Kiss (Audio CD)
Here's Kiss (aka Gene Simmons) following in Aerosmith's footsteps and running a close second in the "Greatest", "Ultimate", "Best Of", "Essential", "Classic Hits" sweepstakes. Didn't Kiss come out with a box set and an album called "Greatest Kiss" recently.
Not to mention "Double Platinum", "Smashes, Thrashes, & Hits" & "You Wanted The Best...".
You can not fault the music. The songs are imbedded in the hearts and souls of every kid who grew up with this band in the 70's. "Ace Frehley, lead guitar!" But the recycling of the music over and over is wearing thin. NO unreleased studio or live tracks, NO new music at all. "If it wasn't for the fans we would be nothing", Simmons always boasts. Well I am a Kiss fan, a Stones fan, an Aerosmith fan, a Skynyrd fan, a Tull fan, a Blue Oyster Cult fan, a Who fan etc...etc....and I ain't biting anymore. Excuse me while I go spin my vinyl copy of Alive I bought 30 years ago for under 5 bucks.
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Initial post: May 18, 2007, 11:19:13 AM PDT
David Kenner says:
Isn't it the record company that makes the decision to bring out a new "best of" on their most popular artists every Christmas? I'm not sure that it's the artists fault that their product is the victim of marketplace oversaturation. I know there are cases where the artist has complete control of what gets released and what doesn't (Bruce Springsteen, for example) but most of the time it's the corporation that owns the record company that is being greedy rather than the artist.
That brings up the subject of corporate sponsorship for tours, but we don't need to get into that.

Posted on Feb 1, 2011, 8:26:24 PM PST
Guy McArthur says:
This is the first KISS album I've purchased (though I did hear a lot of them growing up in the 70's & 80's), so it fit the bill perfectly. I hate it when bands throw in a live track or something on a greatest hits retrospective, just to distinquish it in some way--what I want is a collection with all the greatest singles, and this seems to be it!
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