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by C. K. Lendt

eBook Kiss and Sell: The Making of a Supergroup download ISBN: 0823076040
Author: C. K. Lendt
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Pubns (April 1, 1997)
Language: English
Pages: 350
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It makes "Kiss and Sell" a fascinating read. The book is not really about Kiss as much as it is about the record industry in the seventies, with Kiss as the participating players.

It makes "Kiss and Sell" a fascinating read. He comes on board just as the band is exploding in 1976, and is on board until the 80's and up till "Crazy Nights. There's more here about the band's spending habits than anything else, but there's also the details of decline, like Criss.

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Kiss And Sell is a business book by a businessman about a business-minded rock ’n’ roll band, though Lendt never takes full, or even partial, responsibility for the role he must have paid in Kiss’ commercial downfall. As a key part of Kiss’ financial team, Lendt deserves some of the blame for Kiss squandering its ’70s fortune on ’80s excess. He’s not innocent, but I’m not going to lose sleep tonight over Simmons’ fortunes. Kiss lived by hype, and it died by hype, only to be brought back to life through lightning-bolts of hype like a monster in one of Simmons’ beloved comic books.

The unauthorized behind-the-scenes story of the making and marketing of one of rock's original supergroups, viewed from the perspective of an executive from Kiss's business management team. Take 15% Off Your First Purchase. Join millions of other ThriftBooks members who enjoy personalized recommendations, sale notifications, and exclusive offers! Get My Discount. No thanks, I'll just pay full price.

a b c d e Lendt, . KISS and Sell: The Making of a Supergroup, Billboard Books, 1997. a b Gooch, Curt and Jeff Suhs.

Of the album's twelve songs, four were new compositions recorded specifically for it: "I'm a Legend Tonight," "Down on Your Knees," "Nowhere to Run" and "Partners in Crime  . a b c d e Lendt, . KISS Alive Forever: The Complete Touring History, Billboard Books, 2002.

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Lendt, Kiss and Sell: the Making of a Supergroup (New York: Billboard Books, 1997), pp. 13–14. 10. Jimmy McDonagh, Shakey: Neil Young’s Biography (London: Vintage, 2003), p. 41. oogle Scholar.

from . As Lendt puts it, "One friend of the band, a gay musician who came dressed in a black leather motorcycle jacket and knee-high boots, supposedly came close to inciting a riot.

The foursome's brief reception set was captured for posterity in the 8mm footage above, which was initially uploaded to YouTube in 2012 but was more recently dug up by Dangerous Minds, whose report includes a passage from . As Lendt puts it, "One friend of the band, a gay musician who came dressed in a black leather motorcycle jacket and knee-high boots, supposedly came close to inciting a riot when he congratulated members by giving them bear hugs and huge kisses.

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Follows the rise and fall and rise of the rock band, describing how music and commerce combined to make them successful
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RUsich155
If you were ever wondering why Gene Simmons was so mad about pursuing those Kiss Reunions and Kiss Reunion tours even without Ace and Peter, "Kiss and Sell" point the telescope of accountancy right to the target. As the book goes on, you see how an oblivious rock group turns into a phenomenon, then starts the inevitable decline. But the decline is something the band is utterly unable to grasp. And after the band begins the period post "Alive 2" (from "Dynasty" on), you read how accountant (and author) C.K. Lendt tries to reign the band's spending in, but as the band keeps repeating, "Let Kiss be Kiss."

It makes "Kiss and Sell" a fascinating read. The book is not really about Kiss as much as it is about the record industry in the seventies, with Kiss as the participating players. Lendt was a green college grad starting at a tony NYC firm when he was pushed into the world of rock as Kiss's on-tour account manager. He comes on board just as the band is exploding in 1976, and is on board until the 80's and up till "Crazy Nights." There's more here about the band's spending habits than anything else, but there's also the details of decline, like Criss becoming a drug addled gun fanatic, and Frehley's boondoggle of a home studio.

There's also interesting tidbits about things like "The Elder" disaster and Gene's celebrity dating. The less than savory international promoters. The revelation that Peter and Ace long ago had their contracts bought out, but Ace's departure was kept hidden from the record company to avoid contract problems (now you know why he was on the "Creatures of the Night" album art). As the money gets tighter and the problems mount up, the ultimate derailing is interesting (and sad) to read, essentially after "Crazy Nights" the band is broke.

As a cautionary tale, "Kiss and Sell" is a good read, but as a history of Kiss, it's a bit soft. Lendt has a habit of discussing minutia that feels utterly irrelevant (OK, we get it, you like food and restaurants) and the whole Diana Ross chapter could have been dumped. But overall, a good read about the business of music.
Dalallador
C. K. Lendt worked for KISS' business managers in the period 1976 to 1988, and is thus uniquely positioned to give an insider's account of the band's rise to superstardom, as well as their subsequent fall to obscurity in the early 1980s and the battle to regain lost ground throughout that decade. And Lendt keeps a cool head and a sober perspective on all things KISS, presumably based on extensive and detailed notes or diaries about his life as KISS' on-tour financial officer.

The personalities, the chemistry, the egos... It's all here, under the unforgiving spotlight of someone who saw way back then how wrong things would go, and who tried to intervene. Indeed, some of the most revealing stories in the book are about those instances when the business managers tried to stop KISS' rampant spending. Lendt and his bosses tried to convince KISS and their manager Bill Aucoin that the costs of their 1979 tour were completely irresponsible. Could they scale back and cut down and make things more manageable and economical for the long term? No way, that's not KISS enough. When shown that the numbers were not adding up, Paul would say "Well, it's cheaper than not touring."

Indeed, Ace and Peter's drug-fueled madness is recounted here, but also Paul and Gene's out-of-control egos and uncompromising dedication to the KISS spectacle, way beyond the rational. And in the end, the money was gone. By 1982, KISS was an artistic and commercial non-entity. And in many ways, the most interesting and revealing part of the book concerns Paul and Gene's battle to get back on their feet in the 1980s while presenting to the world an image of a successful non-makeup KISS that was almost a complete fabrication.

From Lendt's account, it seems that KISS were never as big in the 1970s as they wanted people to believe (a notion which is supported by several first-hand accounts in "Behind the Mask" as well), and the 1980s saw them all but disintegrate. Actually, it could be that only in the post-reunion era has Paul and Gene achieved the kind of financial position they always projected.

This is the true behind the scenes story of KISS' rise and fall.
SlingFire
This is the best rock book written in years. It unveils the truth behind Kiss and the tremendous amounts of money blown by the members and manager, Bill Aucoin. Gene Simmons tends to gloss over the reality that he too participated in the financial fiasco that was their 79 tour. However, in a fair and even handed way, CK Lendt tells how the Kiss members and manager foolishly spent money that could have been better invested.
In fact, the reunion tours of 96 and thereafter really gave the members the financial stability that they'd lost in the late 70's.
The irony of Kiss is that without Ace and Peter they were nothing but a sinking nostalagia act. With the reunion tour and make-up back on and Ace and Peter in the band the group suddenly became interesting.
In the end, the great success of Kiss is not the bluster of Gene Simmons or posturings of Paul Stanley but the dynamic of all four members--Ace, Peter, Gene and Paul.
This book is honest and brilliant in it's review of the story of Kiss and of the music business. Buy it and enjoy the behind the scenes look at a fascinating world.
Hellblade
Awesome book, i could not put it down once i started reading...I bought mine used. The book really covers all the bases of KISS's career from 1976-1988..Chris Lendt seems like a intelligent, detailed orientated man and i loved his writing .If you love KISS , buy it..
Ice_One_Guys
KISStory has been rewritten to a point that the years in this book barely exist. This is perhaps the only unbiased first-person behind-the-scenes look we'll ever get of KISS.

I don't think you'd have to be a KISS fanatic to get sucked in by this look at the KISS machine. Heck, the guy who wrote it isn't even a KISS fanatic! It's a great read. A front row (sometimes) look at success through perseverance and learning by making every mistake in the book.