Watch Kiss at their explosive, raucous best in this clip from a 1975 Alive! show

by GuitarDomain

Kiss’ Dressed To Kill tour is the stuff of legend. In 1975, the band were struggling commercially but had a fearsome live reputation, so decided to go all out on recording a short run of shows.

Their label, Casablanca, was struggling to stay afloat so Kiss’ manager Bill Aucoin funded the tour out of his own pocket. The recordings – committed to tape amongst a live show of flame throwers, mechanical drum risers and endless blasts of dry ice – captured a band nearing the height of the powers, even if they didn’t know it yet. Indeed, the resulting album, Alive!, became Kiss’ breakthrough and a high watermark for the live album concept.

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