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KISS Metal Legends of the Taaastiest Kind

The perfect meritocracy. Gene Simmons does not pout, Paul Stanley doesn’t stick his tongue out, they each do what they do. How much is real anymore, how much habit, how much the musical equivalent of that curious wave the Queen Mother does that looks like she’s pleasuring a corgi in midair, something that has to be done regularly, in other words, and with a certain show of professional enthusiasm if you wanna keep the beans on the table, the gold in the coffers and the picture in the press, I couldn’t tell you.

March 2, 1986
Sylvie Simmons

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