KISS vs. Swans: The Poll

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Simple question: Which is the better band?

KISS
5
50%
Swans
5
50%
 
Total votes: 10

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Re: KISS vs. Swans: The Poll

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Hello,

I'm trying to avoid the influence of the narratives.

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Heston wrote:
04 Aug 2022, 6:58pm
It comes down to this...

Do you like music or noise terror?
Can't it be both?
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Marky Dread wrote:
04 Aug 2022, 7:08pm
Heston wrote:
04 Aug 2022, 6:58pm
It comes down to this...

Do you like music or noise terror?
Can't it be both?
Just vote for melody and justice.
There's a tiny, tiny hopeful part of me that says you guys are running a Kaufmanesque long con on the board

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Marky Dread wrote:
04 Aug 2022, 7:08pm
Heston wrote:
04 Aug 2022, 6:58pm
It comes down to this...

Do you like music or noise terror?
Can't it be both?
Like a mash-up?
In the words of Jean-Paul Sartre: "Au revoir, gopher."

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Heston wrote:
04 Aug 2022, 7:42pm
Marky Dread wrote:
04 Aug 2022, 7:08pm
Heston wrote:
04 Aug 2022, 6:58pm
It comes down to this...

Do you like music or noise terror?
Can't it be both?
Just vote for melody and justice.
Wait—KISS represents either of those?
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I'm open to arguments on either side about the best way to avenge the misbegotten Detroit Rock City poll. All of you have blood on your hands for that, of course, but I'm willing to influxt maximal pain to whoever is most deserving.
In the words of Jean-Paul Sartre: "Au revoir, gopher."

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Flex wrote:
04 Aug 2022, 7:48pm
Marky Dread wrote:
04 Aug 2022, 7:08pm
Heston wrote:
04 Aug 2022, 6:58pm
It comes down to this...

Do you like music or noise terror?
Can't it be both?
Like a mash-up?
More like a car crash. A head on collision.
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Forces have been looting
My humanity
Curfews have been curbing
The end of liberty


We're the flowers in the dustbin...
No fuchsias for you.

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Flex wrote:
04 Aug 2022, 8:07pm
I'm open to arguments on either side about the best way to avenge the misbegotten Detroit Rock City poll. All of you have blood on your hands for that, of course, but I'm willing to influxt maximal pain to whoever is most deserving.
I've already confessed my guilt and regret. That Bosstones' cover was awful—ain't backing down from that—but I should have known that it is always a bad idea to give Heston any degree of support for KISS. He runs with it and makes you feel like you've drowned puppies in a sack. I'll always regret voting in that poll. :disshame:
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Flex wrote:
04 Aug 2022, 8:07pm
I'm open to arguments on either side about the best way to avenge the misbegotten Detroit Rock City poll. All of you have blood on your hands for that, of course, but I'm willing to influxt maximal pain to whoever is most deserving.
As usual history will show I came down on the right side of that.

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I didn't even need an A-list KISS top three to win.

I could easily have thrown in Detroit Rock City or Rock and Roll All Nite but didnt need to.
There's a tiny, tiny hopeful part of me that says you guys are running a Kaufmanesque long con on the board

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Heston wrote:
04 Aug 2022, 9:13pm
I didn't even need an A-list KISS top three to win.

I could easily have thrown in Detroit Rock City or Rock and Roll All Nite but didnt need to.
This has always been a KISS board.

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Doc, you're toast. I fully expect the board to vindicate me.
There's a tiny, tiny hopeful part of me that says you guys are running a Kaufmanesque long con on the board

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Flex wrote:
04 Aug 2022, 8:07pm
I'm open to arguments on either side about the best way to avenge the misbegotten Detroit Rock City poll. All of you have blood on your hands for that, of course, but I'm willing to influxt maximal pain to whoever is most deserving.
Man, I forgot about that one. That was a fun re-read.

I'm on the fence now. With my dive into 80s KISS, I found a few gems, but a lot of shit.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Heston wrote:
04 Aug 2022, 9:46pm
Doc, you're toast. I fully expect the board to vindicate me.
I have confidence in two things: people know how at-best mediocre KISS' music actually is; and the dangers of rewarding you with any KISS-related victory. And I'm hopeful that people who only know Swans by reputation will appreciate the diversity and quality of their expression.
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As a woman, KISS makes me ill. Also, their music stinks.

Swans all the way.
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