This is an update to a post I made last year, now revised with help from the kind curatorship of Woody from 21 Gun Salute
It Seems that Bret B. had a bit of trouble scraping up the bandwith needed for the overwhelming response to his Paul Stanley post, and understandably so.
Woody took up the mantle of historical banality and informed me of same.
Paul Stanley needs no introduction. Every fucking song at a Kiss live show, however, seems to ........"-Bret B. of Post Punk Junk
Paul Stanley - “People Let Me Get This Off My Chest is an 86 MB zip file, 70 tracks strong , of nothing but Kiss Rhythm Guitarist Paul Stanley's inane between songs patter.
One could ask the rhetorical -to -the- tits question "Why?" but that would interfere with the enjoyment of same.
Great for fans of the "Whe're from Newcastle... where brown ale comes from..." interstitial inanities of hard rockers Venom
Resources, Such as They Are
Wikipedia On Paul Stanley-this is one entry that has absolutely no one contesting it. That's No One.
I don't even care if there are any lies sprinkled throughout the article, which seems to be legit. Fascinating tidbits about his surgery and facial deformities abound (abound=are mentioned).
Stanley badly needed hip replacement surgery but suffered through the Rock The Nation tour first, finally getting the surgery in October 2005. Complications from the surgery required a second in December of that year, and in December 2005 it has been announced that a third hip surgery will be necessary. Stanley regards the degeneration of his left hip as partly the product of thousands of shows performed since the early 1970s. In the "Rock The Nation Live" DVD he spends much more time standing in one place than he has on previous DVDs and tours."-ibid
Paul Stanley's Paradise [Fansite, message board & quarterly fanzine dedicated to Paul Stanley]
"He needs no introduction. [There's that word again-ed.] If you're here, then you must be a Paul Stanley fan and frankly that means you know enough in my book."-from introduction.
Has this webmaster heard of irony?
Methinks not. And by the way, I use "methinks" in the most utterly ironic way possible.
Let's take a look at the ontology of the statement quoted:
"If you are here [Fansite Paul Stanley's Paradise] Then you must be a Paul Stanley fan."
There is a perfectly pitched ring of desperation about the qualifier "must" , turning it from a conditional resolution of a logical proposition into a silent prayer.
Please God, let someone love Paul Stanley as much as I do, so I don't seem like such a confused and obsessive yoik-I will even set up a hit counter that glorifies thy name and shit- Hey Ma, I'm prayin' here, next time knock before you enter a room- it's what civilized people do. Shit now I gott start over....