Glam was popular in NY, Yes I am old but I saw Kiss on stage shirt like the New York Dolls. They were too hulking to look glam. Gene Simmons was into comics and superheroes, Ace was obsessed with space travel… after enough gigs and being conscious of glam they started experimenting with makeup. They evolved into alter-egos. They wanted to have an entertaining stage performance and the personas were the foundation of it. The makeup led to them wanting to mask their identities and play a cat and mouse game with the media. From 1974–1983 there were no photos of the band without makeup… or without a napkin over their faces, etc. Kiss is very close to the costumes worn by some of these acts. Most of these artists also wore overt makeup.
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They also wore the early 1970’s platform shoes. Yes I am old but I saw Kiss on stage shirt Whereas most of these acts moved on from Glam to a different appearance Kiss stayed. When you go back and look at Kiss, Hotter than Hell, Dressed to Kill, Destroyer, Love Gun, Creatures of the Night, and Lick it Up, there’s not a lot of bands out there that have a better discography over a 20 year period, with all the ups and downs of albums in between. And I think Alive! is, if not the best live album ever produced, it’s in the top 5. Yes, I know, a lot of it is studio overdubs. Most “live” albums are.