During the recen interview with Music Radar, KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer has revealed his thoughts about KISS’ cover song “God Gave Rock And Roll To You II”.
He said that “this song really sings true to what KISS is about”. Here’s the statement:
“We do this in a lot of KISS songs where Gene and Paul will sing back and forth and trade verses – Lick It Up is like that. God, it is the most complicated song that we play.
The arrangements, the verse, it changes key, there are a lot parts… but it is one of my favourite KISS songs because, again, it’s just a great anthem and I think it really sings true to what KISS is about.
We are all fans, and we all love The Beatles, and Led Zeppelin, and all the great bands we grew up on, and it’s a celebration of all of that. It was a good thing it was in the movie [Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure] because that was such a transitional time in rock ’n’ roll music.
In the early ‘90s, bands like KISS were becoming a little less popular because the grunge thing was happening, and those bands were becoming very popular. I think that the movie actually gave that song – and that album – a little more exposure than it might have had otherwise.”
As you know, “God Gave Rock and Roll to You” is a 1973 song by the British band Argent.
Click here to entire interview via Music Radar. You can listen to the song below.
Here’s the original version: