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  • #20502

    PaulWolfe
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    Back in 1977 Ace influenced me to want to play guitar… by 1980 I was taking lessons and dreaming of being like Ace…

    Last Saturday night at the Neptune theatre in Seattle, Ace rekindled my love for all things guitar with a blistering show… it was loud, rowdy and awesome in a way that no band has done in a long time… the small venue and the loud guitar beat all the arena shows and casino shows… I can’t wait to pick up my guitar every day after work…

  • #20505

    rightonthemark
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    this is great stuff.
    kiss is why i listen to and play rock music.
    i started out on drums.
    i wanted to be peter criss – not that i wanted to be like peter criss…i wanted to be peter criss.
    but i found i wasn’t coordinated enough to be a drummer.
    so guitar it is and ace frehley was naturally my first major influence.

    rock and roll ain't pretty; that's why they picked us to play it.

  • #20518

    Top Gun
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    Cool story and clip Paul. I’d be willing to bet somebody that Americans say from the age range of around mid 40’s to around mid 50’s that love the guitar the majority of them would say Ace was their introduction.

    • #20536

      PaulWolfe
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      I wholeheartedly agree with that!

      I had my 15-year-old with me and he was by far the youngest person there… I’d say 90% of the audience were in there 50s… it was cool as hell hearing the ENTIRE crowd sing every word of every song!

  • #20538

    rorygfan
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    Nice sound too on your video.  Curious- you mentioned everybody sang along- so was it mostly all Kiss tunes?  Or did he play some covers like “Emerald”, the TL cover he and Slash did on his solo album?

    • #20567

      Top Gun
      Participant

      I’ve seen prior YouTube videos from earlier shows on this current tour where he’s played his version of Led Zeppelin’s Bring It On Home and it was kick ass. I think his well known sobriety that he has, has really got him playing some of his best sounding guitar in years. I’m really glad that he’s found some peace of mind from alcoholism that’s a terrible thing to have to deal with.

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