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Kiss: Destroyer (Casablanca NBLP 7025)

Ken Barnes, Phonograph Record, 1976

KISS CAME into prominence, to put it simplistically, by combining Alice Cooper's horrific visuals and theatrics with Grand Funk's heavy-rock simplicity and lyrical solidarity with their fans. Lately it seems as if they've inherited both audiences, as well as a new one too young for either Alice or GFR, for whom Kiss and Kiss alone are the hard-rock messiahs.

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