KISS INVADES JAPAN 2013

February 26, 2014 – 3:41 pm

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KISS
Invades Japan 2013 [Zodiac 044, 4CD]

Live at the Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan; October 19, 2013; Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka, Japan; October 21, 2013. Very good audience recordings.

relayer67 posted the following at collectorsmusicreviews.com:

The tour to support KISS’ latest effort, Monster, arrived in Japan in mid-October 2013 and was made up of a short four-day trek. For this new release, the folks at Zodiac have commemorated the event with this new deluxe four-disc set featuring the first two shows from the tour (the last two dates were both played in Tokyo). The source for both show are audience recordings with the band giving a nice cross selection of material that spans their illustrious history and a couple new songs thrown in for good measure.

First night of the Japanese tour finds the band playing the Makuhari Messe Arena, the audience recording is excellent albeit slightly distant that has no audience interference near the recorder, in fact the audience seems quite restrained. The sound is clear and all instruments and vocals can be clearly heard; it does have a nice fat bass sound to it and sounds excellent at loud volumes, although you will have your walls shaking for sure…

A day off gives the band time to travel for the second show in Osaka. The taper got to his seats early and begins the recording early, we can hear AC/DC If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It) being played over the PA, Led Zeppelin’s Rock And Roll follows and gets a huge cheer from the crowd… The recording featured here is not as distant sounding as the previous night, since we are closer you have some audience noise but where the previous concert the audience was very quiet, during this show they are ready from the first note making for, IMO, a much better listening experience as the atmosphere is well captured. All instruments and vocals are clear and well balanced…

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Chiba, October 19, 2013
Disc 1
Track 101. Intro 0:51 (1.4MB)
Track 102. Psycho Circus 5:40 (9.5MB)
Track 103. Shout It Out Loud 4:45 (8.0MB)
Track 104. Do You Love Me 4:03 (6.8MB)
Track 105. I Love It Loud 4:14 (7.1MB)
Track 106. Hell Or Hallelujah 5:10 (8.7MB)
Track 107. War Machine 4:18 (7.2MB)
Track 108. Sukiyaki 1:25 (2.4MB)
Track 109. Heavens On Fire 4:34 (7.7MB)
Track 110. Calling Dr Love 4:14 (7.1MB)
Track 111. Say Yeah 5:01 (8.4MB)
45 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Shock Me 1:52 (3.2MB)
Track 202. Outta This World 4:16 (7.2MB)
Track 203. Tommy And Eric Solo 6:50 (11.5MB)
Track 204. Gene Bass Solo 4:49 (8.1MB)
Track 205. God Of Thunder 4:45 (8.0MB)
Track 206. Lick It Up 7:53 (13.2MB)
Track 207. Love Gun 4:40 (7.8MB)
Track 208. Rock And Roll All Nite 11:53 (20.0MB)
Track 209. Detroit Rock City 4:52 (8.2MB)
Track 210. I Was Made For Lovin You 4:34 (7.7MB)
Track 211. Black Diamond 9:34 (16.1MB)
66 mins

Osaka; October 21, 2013
Disc 1
Track 101. Intro 5:45 (9.7MB)
Track 102. Psycho Circus 5:42 (9.6MB)
Track 103. Shout It Out Loud 5:03 (8.5MB)
Track 104. Do You Love Me 4:05 (6.9MB)
Track 105. I Love It Loud 4:15 (7.7MB)
Track 106. Hell Or Hallelujah 5:35 (9.4MB)
Track 107. War Machine 4:33 (7.7MB)
Track 108. Sukiyaki 1:11 (2.0MB)
Track 109. Heavens On Fire 4:29 (7.5MB)
Track 110. Calling Dr Love 5:08 (8.6MB)
Track 111. Say Yeah 5:40 (9.5MB)
52 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Shock Me 2:01 (3.4MB)
Track 202. Outta This World 4:14 (7.1MB)
Track 203. Tommy And Eric Solo 8:26 (14.2MB)
Track 204. Gene Bass Solo 3:23 (5.7MB)
Track 205. God Of Thunder 4:51 (8.1MB)
Track 206. Lick It Up 8:41 (14.6MB)
Track 207. Love Gun 4:41 (7.9MB)
Track 208. Black Diamond 13:25 (22.5MB)
Track 209. Detroit Rock City 4:37 (7.8MB)
Track 210. I Was Made For Lovin You 4:40 (7.9MB)
Track 211. Rock And Roll All Nite 6:59 (11.7MB)
Track 212. God Gave Rock N Roll To You II Outro 3:20 (5.6MB)
70 mins

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  1. 75 Responses to “KISS INVADES JAPAN 2013”

  2. THANK YOU FOR THE KISS!!!!!
    Once can never have TOO much KISS.

    Never hesitate to offer us live KISS… or CHEAP TRICK… or SLAYER… or especially GHOST!

    Yours in allegiance,

    THE Russian Assassin

    By THE Russian Assassin on Feb 26, 2014

  3. Once can never have TOO much KISS.

    are you sure?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCcAkqBuDvA

    By Phil McKacken on Feb 26, 2014

  4. There IS such a thing as way too much Paul Stanley:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVun9IhlCuA

    By Dingus on Feb 26, 2014

  5. That track seems to end at about 30 minutes. The full 45 minutes is here:

    http://dangerousminds.net/comments/kiss_this_45_shitastic_minutes_of_paul_stanleys_stage_banter

    By Dingus on Feb 26, 2014

  6. darth has 46 minutes and a photo.

    By Phil McKacken on Feb 26, 2014

  7. http://ultimateclassicrock.com/kiss-acoustic-concert/

    By darth on Feb 26, 2014

  8. Thank you BigO for KISS! More KISS please!!!

    By Josef (Czech republic) on Feb 27, 2014

  9. Kiss? Oh dear.

    Being English, I’m afraid they mean nothing to me except noise and spectacle.

    Perhaps that’s the point?

    By AndrewWild on Feb 27, 2014

  10. When asked what he thought about Kiss, Elvis said, “There’s room for everybody.”

    By Elvislives on Feb 27, 2014

  11. Indeed. And someone who reveres Elvis, I’d agree. I just don’t want to listen to any more Kiss :)

    By AndrewWild on Feb 27, 2014

  12. When asked what he thought about Kiss, Elvis said, “There’s room for everybody.”

    that mr.Costello he`s so diplomatic!

    By dropkick sarge on Feb 27, 2014

  13. my kiss collection includes a used gene simmons shoe a paul stanley hair plug and some vinyl.

    By dr. Arth on Feb 27, 2014

  14. do you mean the multi talented costello or the hamburger chomping, peanut butter and banana loving other one?

    By dropkick sarge on Feb 27, 2014

  15. KISS you either love or hate. Nothing more, nothing less.

    By Josef (Czech republic) on Feb 27, 2014

  16. true that.
    I don`t care for them but I get it that lots of people do.

    By dropkick sarge on Feb 27, 2014

  17. Kiss … rock & roll marmite :)

    By AndrewWild on Feb 27, 2014

  18. its ok the brits have their fair share of garbage too. not as much of it but hey. every country has junk. i think america does have its infatuation with most things british even when it isnt great. its just that so much of it is good and makes it across the water so that we become aware of it thank god.
    i used to poke fun of american tv vs english tv by saying the brits had the prisoner and we have gilligans island. haha.

    By darth on Feb 27, 2014

  19. the prisoner is to cerebral for you darth

    By mr.backpedal on Feb 27, 2014

  20. i was watching it before u were born. all 17 eps of it. and i had them on vhs within 2-3 months of owning a vcr.

    By darth on Feb 27, 2014

  21. i was watching it before u were born
    another lie.

    and you still don`t get it. stick to gilligan.

    By mr.backpedal on Feb 27, 2014

  22. We have lots of rubbish, true. I apologise now for America’s Got Talent and American Idol, both originating in the UK.

    My point was that I’m not sure we “get” Kiss, not because it’s American, but because it’s so very “not English” …

    By AndrewWild on Feb 27, 2014

  23. Darth is not lying when he says he was watching The Prisoner before you were born. He may be wrong, but that’s not lying.

    By AndrewWild on Feb 27, 2014

  24. nah, he`s lying.

    By mr.backpedal on Feb 27, 2014

  25. We have lots of rubbish, true.
    simon cowell.paul mcartney.Queen. and slade.

    By mr.backpedal on Feb 27, 2014

  26. We have lots of rubbish, true.
    marc bolan gary glitter,shakin` stevens, cliff richard.

    By mr.backpedal on Feb 27, 2014

  27. Simon Cowell’s not English.

    By AndrewWild on Feb 27, 2014

  28. then why the phoney accent?

    By mr.backpedal on Feb 27, 2014

  29. Paul McCartney, rubbish? The man who wrote We All Stand Together?

    ^ That’s irony, in case you missed it.

    By AndrewWild on Feb 27, 2014

  30. I don’t have a phoney accent. I have a Manchester accent. Like Paul McCartney.

    By AndrewWild on Feb 27, 2014

  31. Paul McCartney, rubbish?

    yeah the same who wrote let him in..simply having a bleech time…obladi oblah blah and other sappy sucky things..

    By mr.backpedal on Feb 27, 2014

  32. ya missed the irony flag!

    twice!

    By AndrewWild on Feb 27, 2014

  33. I don’t have a phoney accent. I have a Manchester accent. Like Paul McCartney.

    okay you have to be the brit version of darth, comparing yourself like that hilarious.

    By mr.backpedal on Feb 27, 2014

  34. ya missed the irony flag!

    twice!

    you missed my middle finger …
    thrice!!!

    By mr.backpedal on Feb 27, 2014

  35. Roll up, rollup.

    Irony bypass!

    By AndrewWild on Feb 27, 2014

  36. Bye now, have a nice day.

    By AndrewWild on Feb 27, 2014

  37. mom pull the plug?

    By mr.backpedal on Feb 27, 2014

  38. andy - this is proof u cant argue with an idiot. i give up.

    btw.. simon cowell is english. both parents are of english decent. he himself was born in london. hes 54 btw.

    how is queen rubbish? marc bolan? cliff richard? wow.

    By darth on Feb 27, 2014

  39. ” You wanted the best , you can’t have them.
    the greatest band in the world…MINISTRY…”

    ( KISS = A BAND WITH NO TALENT. )

    By who cares on Feb 27, 2014

  40. A lot of fans and haters here. Kiss are a popular novelty act and there’s really nothing else to them. The mystery is why they were put in the R&R HOF. The Monkees were a very popular novelty band too, which is fine, but also should not be in the HOF. If there never was a Kiss, music would be exactly the same, they made no difference. So why the HOF? And don’t tell me because they are your personal favorite and how much you love them, tell me why they make a real difference…..why they are important to the history of rock and roll.

    By JB on Feb 27, 2014

  41. Handful of great songs here and KISS handles them competently. Even a great song like Calling Dr. Love is sunk by inane show biz patter. But KISS was as strong as they were for so long because they were completely outside of whatever went on in music. They did one thing well, did it for nearly 40 years, and marketed the devil out of it.

    By Tony on Feb 27, 2014

  42. JB, consider four things when a band is eligible for Hall of Fame: sales, longevity, critical respect, influence. The Monkees qualify on all counts:

    Sales: more than 100 million sold, charted with albums across four decades. Four #1 singles.
    Longevity: Still played on radio today, among the few US bands of the 1960s who can say that.
    Critical Respect: This came late, but it came.
    Influence: music video, power pop, music presence on TV

    The Monkees belong. Apply this criteria to KISS or any band in or considered for the Hall of Fame and you can judge.

    By Tony on Feb 27, 2014

  43. andy - this is proof u cant argue with an idiot. i give up.

    darth instead of giving up why not try and be nice to new people instead of calling everyone an idiot .?

    By 49 on Feb 27, 2014

  44. JB, consider four things when a band is eligible for Hall of Fame: sales, longevity, critical respect, influence. The Monkees qualify on all counts:

    When they call it rock and roll hall of fame they have set the parameters. The monkees were not now or ever rock and roll in fact probably more than half the members aren`t really rock and roll.

    By dropkick sarge on Feb 27, 2014

  45. forgive me if im wrong but wasnt mickey dolenz & mike nesmith the only musicians of the bunch…?

    By Jerry's Finger on Feb 27, 2014

  46. davy played the tambourine.

    By barth on Feb 27, 2014

  47. davey played the dingleberries.
    actually peter tork and nesmith were /are both musicians..mickey dolenz was a child actor [circus boy] but aside from all that they were the justin biebers of their day.

    By daves not here on Feb 27, 2014

  48. yes it was Tork(not Dolenz) & Nesmith…thanks for jarring my memory & correcting me…

    still cant believe jimi of all people opened up for these monkees on tour…

    my oh my that crowd got experienced…lol…!!!

    By Jerry's Finger on Feb 27, 2014

  49. I think that The Monkees have been treated unfairly by history. Whilst nothing they did can really be seen as substantial, they did make some great pop singles. There’s nothing wrong with great pop music.

    Oh, and Mike Nesmith’s first couple of solo albums are worth a spin, too.

    By Andrew Wild on Feb 27, 2014

  50. can`t believe anyone could even care less about the Monkees.
    They were a put together band for a television show, barely played their own instruments.
    Come on, lets leave bigo for real musicians with real talent not teenybopper bullshit.

    By dropkick sarge on Feb 27, 2014

  51. When asked what he thought about Kiss, Elvis said, “There’s room for everybody.”

    By Andrew Wild on Feb 27, 2014

  52. Elvis had three stages to his career..GREAT…
    not so great and vegas…

    By dropkick sarge on Feb 27, 2014

  53. Four stages:

    1. 1954-1960, great
    2. 1960-1968, not so great
    3. 1968-1972, great (again)
    4. 1972-1977, Vegas

    Don’t write off the middle great period, there was some fabulous music then.

    AW

    By AndrewWild on Feb 27, 2014

  54. after the army stint Elvis was done…
    the colonel kept shoving him into those ridiculous movies and the fast food was starting to qwn him.
    Probably the worst thing to happen to his career was the “colonel”.

    By dropkick sarge on Feb 27, 2014

  55. tend to agree with you on this one sarge …

    unfortunately the colonel was pure poison for elvis…

    By Jerry's Finger on Feb 27, 2014

  56. 1968 - Guitar Man / US Male / A Little Less Conversation
    1969 - In The Ghetto / Suspicious Minds / Don’t Cry Daddy
    1970 - Kentucky Rain / The Wonder of You
    1972 - An American Trilogy / Burnin’ Love

    not what he was, but definitely not done - not yet anyway

    By AndrewWild on Feb 27, 2014

  57. well andrew you can have it if you want because I can`t get jiggy about any of that elvis material.

    now, charlie rich singing Tomorrow Night..now there`s somethin` I can get excited about.

    By dropkick sarge on Feb 28, 2014

  58. is there monkees music here ?

    By monkeefan4ever on Feb 28, 2014

  59. u may not consider monkees musicians and u may leave davy out but the voice is an instrument. he sang. he didnt do all the singing but being a singer makes him a musician. not all musicians play an instrument with their hands. many just sing and their voice works.
    some ppl think that if u dont write songs u shouldnt be in the hall of fame. elvis recorded 1826 songs at least. thats how many i have of him. he didnt write any. he has his name on 2 of em i think. but that doesnt mean he had a hand in writing anything. he was a performer. a stage presence. some of the greatest didnt write much if anything. sinatra didnt really write. from the 40s til he died he was unsurmountable. some peoples best work is the stuff they sang that other people wrote. thats fine. who cares? the original monkees stuff they didnt really have much to do with. they were a created band to respond to the popularity of the beatles. a money making opportunity. and the act succeeded. and then they decided to take it further. and they did it. and tork was a killer musician too. stephen stills nearly became a member u know. perhaps he was too talented. he was torks friend. before 2012 the last live show i saw was the monkees with bill clintons brother (roger) opening up at a block party in tempe arizona on new years eve. it cost $10. mike wasnt there but it was wonderful. i took a few rolls of film. sold a few pics of davy i think on ebay from that show. i was living in phx at the time.
    then i saw nothing again til 2 things in cbus ohio. hugh laurie a punk band led by jello biafra with 2 other punk bands opening up. the hugh laurie show was incredible. for those who dont know.. he is the actor who plays house in the tv show house. he is a fabulous musician. he has now released 2 cds and a live video concert from the queen mary from last year which i finally got.

    in any event.. some of us do like the monkees. its not king crimson or pink floyd or tangerine dream. but bubblegum has its place and it can be very enjoyable and fun.
    when i was a kid.. i enjoyed kiss too. i havent grown out of bubblegum. i have dozens of bubblegum cds since a lot of it borders on the psychedelic. i dont really care for much kiss since i grew up. mind u i will own a show here and there but very rarely. for example i do have their show from when they did letterman oct 2012. they did a bunch of songs. i have them all. they also did kimmel and good morning america that same year. i have all the songs they did on those shows too. i tend to enjoy having tv brdcsts of live songs. i think they did 10 songs on letterman. since theyre all sbd quality i figure why not.
    from 88-95 i collected video of them to have all the professionally filmed performances that i could get my hands on. i had them all because thats how i collected. i was (as i still am) very picky on quality and essentially stuck to pro shot only.

    By darth on Feb 28, 2014

  60. ooops i left out that the block party with the monkees was new yrs eve 96. sorry.

    By darth on Feb 28, 2014

  61. blah blah woof woof…

    By daves not here on Feb 28, 2014

  62. jeebus..enough about the shitty monkees!
    I wouldn`t tell anyone I paid to see them .
    or hugh laurie…what kind of bullshit music fan would?

    By daves not here on Feb 28, 2014

  63. ^LOL

    By Jerry's Finger on Feb 28, 2014

  64. I ain’t getting involved in any fight but. The Monkees, were a joke apart from a few tracks which were OK pop tunes. I remember cos I was there. Then in the early 70s the New Musical Express had a series of articles saying that in their own right, the Monkees were a good pop band. OK. Glad about that, cos I always had a sneaking regard for ‘What am I doin’ hanging round’ & Nesmith’’s laconic delivery. Then the NME promoted Nesmith as a solo artist, and I checked him out. Forty years later and in my life , I rate him as high as Dylan and Harrison. His music has been a constant in my life, like the aforementioned. There is a truth, and underlying it all a self depreciating wit that bursts the pomposity that occasionally threatens. I strongly recommend the first three First National Band albums, also ‘And the Hits just keep on comin’ the sublime ‘ Tropical Campfires’ and ‘ Live at the Britt’. And unexpectedly last year I saw him live in Manchester, completely bowled over. So, Davesnothere and others, you are right in one way, I probably wouldn’t cross the road to see a monkees gig, but I would to see the quarter, or now a third, just for the Nesmith segment. And I saw him ascloseasthis in Manchester. Either you appreciate him or you don’t. I do. And I now realise this is completely off topic for a Kiss section. Well, what am I doin’ hanging round. I’ll bugger off so.

    By delatum on Feb 28, 2014

  65. The original lineup should be called KISS, the current lineup should be called KI$$.

    By Martin on Mar 2, 2014

  66. The Monkees, were a joke apart from a few tracks which were OK pop tunes.

    that`s not fair. the monkees were the best band ever! ask darth!

    By monkeefan4ever on Mar 2, 2014

  67. watch the monkees
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRoLRlJ4O18

    By monkeefan4ever on Mar 2, 2014

  68. forgive me if im wrong but wasnt mickey dolenz & mike nesmith the only musicians of the bunch…?

    indeed you are wrong Peter Tork also is a musician….

    By dave's not here on Mar 2, 2014

  69. leave my monkees alone

    By darthdolenz on Mar 3, 2014

  70. being english, how not to miss a flag .

    By Kint on Mar 10, 2014

  71. the sound may suck really badly but this is realy obscure footage that few ppl have ever seen of the classic ny dolls line up -

    http://diffuser.fm/new-york-dolls-concert/

    if anyone is wondering why i posted it here.. this site has had no johansen thunders or ny dolls items ever posted on it. not even sex pistols so i figured since kiss wears make up.. haha!! yeah i know.. funny.

    By darth on Mar 15, 2014

  72. some of the early Monkeez tunes were written by Neil Diamond. Some of those early hits also had Neil Young and Stephen Stills playing uncredited guitar - they were friends with the band and hanging around the studio at the time.

    By Monkeez on Mar 16, 2014

  73. gene simmons ..what a dick..
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2726251/Have-dignity-jump-Gene-Simmons-advises-people-suffering-depression-drug-addiction-commit-suicide.html

    By Bingo on Aug 17, 2014

  74. I knew that music Kiss played was mindless just didn`t know gene simmons was as well.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2726251/Have-dignity-jump-Gene-Simmons-advises-people-suffering-depression-drug-addiction-commit-suicide.html

    By Bingo on Aug 17, 2014

  75. kiss-My-ASS!!!! Bingo’s right. I say, delete all of this braindead asshole’s music from this site, so people have pay to hear his verbal diarrhea. –And yes, I know, you can ignore what you despise, but still… this bloated hateful dipfuck is taking up server space that could better be used for the Carpenters. Censorship does have it’s place when it comes to despicable stinking rich assholes.

    By Happy Camper on Aug 17, 2014

  76. wow, way to go Gene. you just moved yourself to the top rung of the dumb ladder.

    By dropkick sarge on Aug 17, 2014

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