Shout It Out Loud

Shout It Out Loud

The Story of KISS's Destroyer and the Making of An American Icon

Book - 2015
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Baker & Taylor
Examines the circumstances surrounding the creation of Kisss album "Destroyer", lawsuits, the songwriting process, recording sessions, cover shoot, and tour, while going over each song on the record in detail.

Hal Leonard
(Book). How does an underground oddity become a cultural phenomenon? For over 40 years, the rock band Kiss has galvanized the entertainment world with an unparalleled blitz of bravado, theatricality, and shameless merchandizing, garnering generations of loyally rabid fans. But if not for a few crucial months in late 1975 and early 1976, Kiss may have ended up nothing more than a footnote. Shout It Out Loud is a serious examination of the circumstance and serendipity that fused the creation of the band's seminal work, Destroyer including the band's arduous ascent to the unexpected smash hit, Alive! , the ensuing lawsuits between its management and its label, the pursuit of the hot, young producer, a grueling musical "boot camp," the wildly creative studio abandon, the origins behind an iconic cover, the era's most outlandish tour, and the unlikely string of hit singles. Extensive research from the period and insights into each song are enhanced by hundreds of archived materials and dozens of interviews surrounding the mid-'70s-era Kiss and its zeitgeist. New interviews with major principals in the making of an outrageously imaginative rock classic animate this engaging tale.

Publisher: Milwaukee, WI : Backbeat Books, 2015
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 1617136182 paperback
9781617136184 paperback
Branch Call Number: 782.42166 CAM
Characteristics: xvii, 382 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm


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