Sunday, January 26, 2014

KISS Nothin' To Lose (The Making Of KISS 1972-75) Book Review

I just recently finished reading the book Nothin' To Lose, The Making Of KISS 1972-1975 wrote by Ken Sharp and co-authored by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons.

If you are a fan of KISS, this is a must read. As the title of the book says, it is about KISS between the years of 1972- 1975, before KISS became the brand and were still a band trying to make it.

I found the book to be very interesting, with all kinds of interviews from not only the band members but also from bands that played with KISS back in the day, bands like Rush, Blue Oyster Cult, Bob Seger, Aerosmith, New York Dolls plus managers and road crew. And not all these people always had kind things to say about KISS. Nice to see that they didn't edit those things out. It is an honest read.

KISS weren't an over night success as you will read in this book. It took a lot of touring and recording and help from Neil Bogart of Casablanca Records and their manager Bill Aucoin.

My favorite part of this book is the story of KISS going on their first tour outside of new York. Which was a trip to Canada, playing in Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg. Me being from Edmonton, it was super cool to read about it.

I would have to say this is my favorite KISS book I have read. And I have read my share. Most of the stories in this book are things I have never read about before, and lots of never before seen pictures in this book as well. This is a book well worth picking up.

1 comment:

  1. I'm looking forward to reading this book. I just finished Peter's book and loved it - much more detail than Ace's autobiography.