Thursday, February 14, 2008

Thursday Thirteen - Kiss

It's randomness time again; or more correctly, running out of time to blog (should be working) but still gotta try to get something down that's not too banal.

So for Valentine's Day, here is my list of KISS music references:

1/ KISS - well, this is a bit obvious. But you've got to give this band credit for longevity - who would have thought they would become this huge phenomenon, with all that crazy make-up, tight outfits and platform boots. Their music actually wasn't half bad (I liked Beth in particular).

And Gene Simmons, if you've ever caught his show "Family Jewels" you'll find that he's a pretty funny, dorky Dad but you catch glimpses of someone who is quite, quite smart.

2/ Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me - album by the Cure. Well, if you've been following this blog, this inclusion is pretty obvious. "Just Like Heaven", "Why Can't I Be You', "How Beautiful You Are". What great songs.

3/ Kiss Me - by Stephen Tin Tin Duffy. I used to listen to this over and over and over when it first came out. And loved pretty much every version that was created. Here's a live version of it I found on You Tube.

4/ Kiss - by Prince. Is he still going by that moniker? Oh, I saw him at the Grammys. Guess so.

5/ Kiss Me - Sixpence None the Richer. Cute, poppy froth.

6/ Kiss from a Rose - Seal. Smooth sounds from this fellow. Reminds me, need to check out his newest release.

7/ Suck My Kiss - Red Hot Chili Peppers. Not my favourite band, nor my favourite song from them. But it makes the list.

8/ Last Kiss - Pearl Jam. Pretty song, but a bit depressing.

9/Kiss and Tell - Bryan Ferry. Sexy man, for an older guy.

10/ Kiss them for Me - Siouxie and the Banshees.

11/Blue Kiss - Jane Wiedlin, the cute pixie from the Go-Go's.

12/ Kissing Rain - Roch Voisine. Likely his biggest English record. One of the best voices I've heard live, and surprisingly he's great in concert. Not too bad in the looks department too, and I must admit, I prefer hearing him sing in French.

Hasn't been able to hit it big in the US, but we know him here in Canada, and he's got fans in Europe.

13/ Kiss is on my List - Hall & Oates. And it's on this list too, because I've run out of tunes, not necessarily because I'm a fan. But I heart 80's so you can't ignore this duo.




Sandee (Comedy +) said...

#13 is my favorite. Hall and Oates "She's Gone" is a personal fave. Very well done. Have a great TT and Happy Valentine's Day. :)

Kat's Krackerbox said...

#1 is my favorite! Very creative choice for TT!! Happy Valentine's Day!

The Mama Bear said...

Awesome husband made me truly appreciate KISS as a band after we married.

MondaythroughSunday said...

Very creative! Happy Valentine's Day!

mrsmogul said...

I saw Gene on an episode of Celebrity Apprentice. Wacky guy! He also seemed a little controlling. HAPPY VD DAY!

C said...

Another awesome post, K! Happy V-Day to you guys! xoxo

bec said...

Happy Valentine's day to y'all! Wow there are lots of musical references out there for the word kiss. Another fun read. Hope you had a great Valentine's day!

Huckdoll said...

Kisses and love! Happy Valentine's Day sweetie!

Beth said...

I have always been a fan of Kiss and have always been partial to 'Beth' for obvious reasons.

You can never have to much hair band love ballad.

amy said...

creative list..


OHmommy said...

Suck my kiss.... I have not heard that in a while. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Nice post!!!

Sandy C. said...

I loved that song from Sixthpence back when :)
A fabulous list! hope you had a great Valentine's day!

Curiosity Killer said...

You really know ya 80s music, honey! Happy v-day!!

Ginaagain said...

I love this list Karen! Your blog is getting more musical lately and it works really well.

dkuroiwa said...

oh man...Kiss From a Rose...lots of good memories from that particular song!!! Seal is just the best, don't you think!?
Hope you got lots more kisses...and some chocolate thrown in for good luck!!!
Roses?? (might as well go for broke!!!)

A Man Among Mommies said...

Great List... Found myself singing the songs as I read them.

Doing a little blog hopping with baby..

another good thing said...

I agree, I really liked seeing Gene Simmons at home- very eye opening.

Thanks for all the kisses.

Anonymous said...

What a great list! When I first looked at your topic, I thought no way she can find that many good ones, but well, you came through. lol My favs: 2,6,7,8, and 10. Love it.

Blog hoppin through.

BusyDad said...

Kiss is on My List = one of the greatest, catchiest songs of all time!!


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