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at this stage i'm keeping going with this thread as an insight
into something I don't get and how it relates to folks lack of interest in things i love....

one thing I've long noticed: a lot of people seem to like KISS and DEVO (despite no common ground musically).
very defined image and presentation, lots of merch for fan boys to collect etc.
others have pointed this out decades ago.
 

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I also love Devo.

I have pretty much no merch from either band other than records,and a couple of Kiss t shirts and books on both. I don't really care for all the other crap.


Can't say I've noticed much mutual love outside a few people.
 

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Yeah, I know you love the Spuds - a lot of us do.
if you google 'devo kiss'
a few interesting things come up on the first page inc.
a discogs link...
apparently they did a split single together !
albeit some promo thing deemed suitable for christian radio .

also a very famous early 90's band covered them both.

what i was getting at was mostly that i've heard quite a
few Americans born in mid to late 60's say that they
loved KISS and 70's heavy rock and Devo
was a gateway band for them to get into punk.
 

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Ah,that makes sense.

5hat reco4d is an odd one. I couldn't figure out why they would be on the same record. I don't know of any connection between Casablanca records and Virgin. Must have been done by the station
 

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what i was getting at was mostly that i've heard quite a
few Americans born in mid to late 60's say that they
loved KISS
I would wager most Kiss fanatics are Americans who were 12-16 years old in the mid 70's.
 
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I would wager most Kiss fanatics are Americans who were 12-16 years old in the mid 70's.

You'd really be surprised how many the entry point was the like of Asylum and after. Well into the 80's.

I was loaned Dressed To Kill (still my favourite) and then saw the video for I Love It Loud,and then they took the make up off. They played Belfast in 88 and I could not have been less interested.
 

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I would wager most Kiss fanatics are Americans who were 12-16 years old in the mid 70's.
yeah, but i'm talking about the cool people in bands i like !
so they were young at the time. if you were 13-14 in 1978-1980
and heard the Spudboys it would have whipped your head into shape.

TWISTED SISTER had same appeal with 1980's youngsters -
loved by many kids including some future weirdos.
i only saw 'the Leader Of The Pack' video at the time and it was
seeing them mentioned regularly by 90's in zines (!) that
made me check them out. their videos are still cool too.

Also i've heard MANY British and European hardcore punks, death metallers,
and grinders say they love or got interested in music because of ...
THE SWEET
i don't know what age Bill Steer, one of the E.N.T guys and various
Swedish punks were in 70's but they were certainly very young.

and for the record i like plenty of tunes by both of above bands.

i used to listen to SONIC YOUTH at school sadly, so i was clueless.

EDIT: now that i think of it, Thurston has been a big KISS fan since the '70's.
 
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