KISS frontman Paul Stanley shared his honest opinion about the early albums of KISS during a recent appearance on SiriusXM.
KISS is one of the few bands that manage to make a whole another level of concerts among such bands as Slipknot, Rammstein, and more. Therefore, they managed to stay inside the memories of their fans.
Even though they are known as one of the best entertainers in the scene, Paul admitted that they failed to bring the beauty of the records in their first three records, which are Kiss, Hotter Than Hell, and Dressed To Kill.
Stanley pointed out that KISS’ first three albums didn’t sound as they should be. Furthermore, even Paul didn’t understand how to make it sound better or even close to the original.
Although the sound of these albums was pretty bad in the records, Paul Stanley pointed out that they were bombastic on the stage even with these records and said that they were like thunder.
“What was that feeling like when you had that debut KISS record?”
Paul Stanley replied:
“It was mixed. I’m gonna be honest with you… I thought the album sounded pretty crummy…
I was never a fan of the first three albums, sonically. We were bombastic, this band, live, was thunder. And on albums, it sounded a little rinky-dink to me.
I didn’t know how to make it sound better, but I knew that it wasn’t the way we sounded. And to that end, you have to remember that it wasn’t until ‘KISS Alive!’ that the band broke.”
Later in the conversation, Paul Stanely also revealed that KISS become much successful after the release of their live album ‘KISS Alive!’ because people love what they saw in the shows and listened to in the live album.
You can watch the interview right below.