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Time for another official CRB Top 5 discussion.  So I was thinking if we really wanted to heat up the conversation what better band to discuss is there than KISS?  Seriously!  For a band with a Love 'em or Hate 'em fan base they sure generate a lot of chatter, so that's what were hoping for here as well...

Rather than a career spanning Top 5 list, lets break this up a little and look at a specific era of the band, it focuses the discussion, narrows the possibilities, and generates lively discussion.  So to do that lets start with the first era - KISS with Makeup on.  We'll not fuss over who played in the studio, and we'll only focus on the albums where the band wore makeup up to the point they removed it.  So here are the rules...

  • Only Studio albums prior to Lick It Up are in scope (No live releases*, Greatest hits**, or Tributes)
  • The 4 solos releases are NOT in play, were focusing on the band releases only.
  • You may only consider side 4 of Alive II as in play for your list.*
  • You may also consider the 4 new tracks from Killers as choices.**

Here's mine and I'm kicking it off with a wildcard pick!

5. The Oath - The Elder

4. War Machine - Creatures Of The Night

3. Cold Gin - KISS

2. I Was Made For Loving You - Dynasty

1. Detroit Rock City - Destroyer

Man, that was way tougher than I expected!!!  Good luck!

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I like The Elder too.  But as far as individual songs go, I can't put a song from it in the Top 5.  

AS I SAID BEFORE, MUSIC FROM THE ELDER IS BRILLIANT, A MASTERPIECE...

TO ME IT IS THE BEST KISS ALBUM OF THE 80'S, PERIOD...

I HAVE NOT BEEN A FAN OF 80'S KISS FOR A VERY LONG TIME, I LOVED THE

ALBUMS AT THE TIME, I JUST COULD NOT DEAL WITH IT ANYMORE...

ANYWAY, AS MUCH AS I LOVE THE ELDER, I WOULD NEVER PUT ANY SONGS FROM THE ELDER ON A TOP 5, 10 OR EVEN TOP 20 LIST, IT'S NOT BECAUSE THE SONGS ARE BAD, THEY ARE FAR FROM IT, AGAIN, THEY ARE BRILLIANT...

I PUT THE ELDER IN IT'S OWN BALLPARK, A LEAGUE OF IT'S OWN, I DO NOT COMPARE IT TO ALIVE!, DRESSED TO KILL, HOTTER THAN HELL OR KISS, WHICH ARE THE BEST OF THE BEST...

IN A BALLPARK OF IT'S OWN, MUSIC FROM THE ELDER IS BASES LOADED, 2 OUTS, BOTTOM OF THE 9TH, GRANDSLAM, WORLD SERIES WIN!!!

The Elder is the best KISS-album of the 80's?? Hmmmm...yeah, I guess you're right. "Unmasked" had a few good tracks, Especially "She's So European", but was mostly Disco/Pop-crap like ydrk.."Shandi". "The Elder" was a bold move, and had better songs like "Just A Boy", "A World Without Heroes" and "Odyssey", and it was the last album in the 80's(?!) featuring Ace. And like you, KISSFAN, I can't really listen to the other "KISS"-albums from the 80's anymore, so yeah, I agree: The Elder is the best KISS-album of the 80's!!!

I'm good with 4 out of 5.  Beth is the only song that truly doesn't belong on this list if you ask me, but we let the people speak, and this is what the people say.  So be it.

YOU'RE RIGHT, WHAT IS OUR FAVORITES, COULD BE THEIR WORST AND VICE VERSA...

IT IS WHAT IT IS...

BEEN TRYING TO THINK OF ANOTHER TOP 5 LIST, WHICH ARE TOUGH LISTS TO DO...

 

I LOVE BETH, BUT WOULD NOT PUT BETH IN TOP 5, COULD DO WITHOUT I WAS MADE FOR LOVIN' YOU

THE TOP 3 ARE EXPECTED, IF IT WERE ME I WOULD CHANGE THE ORDER (NOT BASED ON VOTES REPRESENTED, THE FANS SPOKE!!!)

1. C'MON AND LOVE ME

2. STRUTTER

3. DETROIT ROCK CITY

IF I COULD I WOULD ADD THE NEXT 2, TO COMPLETE THE TOP 5

4. GOT TO CHOOSE

5. SHE

 

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