Dystopian Book Club Podcast: Paul Stanley’s Face the Music

The last installment of our Dystopian Book Club miniseries on the memoirs of KISS is finally here, and we’re going out in a big way. Paul Stanley’s Face the Music: A Life Exposed isn’t the best KISS biography we’ve read (or the second best…or even the third), but it’s certainly fertile ground for discussion. Join us for almost two hours on the man, the myth, and the chest hair; and remember, while Dystopian Book Club is done with KISS (for now), WE! ARE JUST! GETTING! STAAAAAAAAHHHTEEED! We’ll be back in June with a special Jheri Curl June episode on the memoir(s) of Rick James. And don’t forget, next month is our annual Memorial Day podcast, when we commemorate the many musical icons we lost in the last 12 months. Show notes, as always, are below.

00:00:00   The Starchild’s Patented Stage Banter (from People, Let Me Get This Off My Chest)

00:00:25   “100,000 Years” by KISS (from Alive!, 1975)

00:03:03   Our Podcast on Peter Criss’ Makeup to Breakup

00:03:29   Our Podcast on Gene Simmons’ Kiss and Make-Up

00:05:40   Paul Stanley’s (Literal) Hairshirt

Photo stolen from Ztams

00:08:14   Our Podcast on Ace Frehley’s No Regrets

00:11:20   The Last Time Anyone Gave a Shit about Gene Simmons

00:13:25   “Strutter” by KISS (from KISS, 1974)

00:17:40   “C’mon and Love Me” by KISS (from Dressed to Kill, 1975)

00:19:24   One of the Many Scenes in This is Spinal Tap That Remind Me of Paul Stanley

00:22:39   More Banter from People, Let Me Get This Off My Chest

00:23:22   A Threat from the Starchild (People, Let Me Get This Off My Chest)

00:25:56   “Room Service” by KISS (from Dressed to Kill)

00:29:41   Another Threat from the Starchild (People, Let Me Get This Off My Chest)

00:31:29   Our Guides to the Best and Worst of KISS

00:32:36   “Hard Luck Woman” by KISS (from Rock and Roll Over, 1976)

00:36:02   The Starchild Bleating Like a Wounded Goat on People, Let Me Get This Off My Chest

00:40:01   Paul Stanley’s Closest Human Vocal Analogue


00:41:51 The Starchild’s Tragic Case of Rock ‘n’ Roll Pneumonia, from People, Let Me Get This Off My Chest

00:43:38   “Lick It Up” by KISS (from Lick It Up, 1983)

00:45:03   “Thrills in the Night” by KISS (from Animalize, 1984)

00:48:06   “(You Make Me) Rock Hard” by KISS (from Smashes, Thrashes & Hits, 1988)

00:53:40   People, Let Me Get This Off My Chest  – Accept No Substitutes

00:53:57   Having Fun with Elvis on Stage: The People, Let Me Get This Off My Chest of the 1970s

00:55:18   Yes, This is What Our Mother Woke Up to for a Week in 2007 (from People, Let Me Get This Off My Chest)

00:56:01   “Flaming Youth” by KISS (from Destroyer)

01:00:12   “Read My Body” by KISS (from Hot in the Shade, 1989)

01:04:17   Paul’s Short-Lived, Super-Masc Alternative Makeup

Photo stolen from The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit

01:05:59 “Firehouse” by KISS (from KISS)

01:08:24   “All Right Now” by Free (from Fire and Water, 1970)

01:08:39   “Hotter Than Hell” by KISS (from Hotter Than Hell, 1974)

01:09:30   “It’s My Life” by Bon Jovi (from Crush, 2000)

01:09:47   “Live to Win” by Paul Stanley (from Live to Win, 2006)

01:10:31   Paul Introduces His “Uzi of Ooze” (from People, Let Me Get This Off My Chest)

01:12:21   “Love Gun” by KISS (from Love Gun, 1977)

01:14:35   “The Nightman Cometh” Musical from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

01:14:48   “Just a Boy” by KISS (from Music from “The Elder”, 1981)

01:15:05   “I” by KISS (from Music from “The Elder”)


01:19:09   Paul Sums Up KISS’ History of Pure Spite on People, Let Me Get This Off My Chest

01:21:03   “All Hell’s Breakin’ Loose” by KISS (from Lick It Up)

01:22:17   Who Wouldn’t Want to Hang Out with This Guy?

01:27:54   “Shout It Out Loud” on the 1996 Reunion Tour; Peter Sounds…Fine? (from Greatest KISS)

01:33:51   “Sure Know Something” (from Dynasty, 1979)

01:38:03   Paul Stanley’s Paintings

01:40:50   “Do You Love Me” by KISS (from Destroyer)

01:45:09   “I Was Made for Lovin’ You” by KISS (from Dynasty)



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.