Animalize Live Uncensored

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Kiss: Animalize Live Uncensored
Video by Kiss
Released April 19, 1985
Recorded December 8, 1984
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 88 minutes
Label RCA, Columbia Pictures
Kiss chronology
Kiss: Animalize Live Uncensored'
(1985)
Exposed
(1987)
German Edition cover

Kiss: Animalize Live Uncensored is a live video by the American rock band Kiss recorded at Cobo Hall on December 8, 1984 during Kiss' Animalize Tour. It was originally aired on MTV. The tour featured arguably the most varied setlist Kiss has ever played, featuring songs from seven of the band's studio releases up to that point. Three songs from Animalize were played, and many of the band's more popular songs were performed. The show was filmed on the same day temporary guitarist Bruce Kulick was named an official member, replacing Mark St. John. As suggested by its title, Animalize Live Uncensored features plenty of filthy on-stage banter from singer/guitarist Paul Stanley.

The biggest criticism's with the VHS/LaserDisc release was their heavy studio overdubbing. Much of Paul Stanley's guitar playing was re-recorded in the studio prior to the final audio mix for the video release, just like what was done with Alive and Alive II.[citation needed] Stanley's vocals were heavily, if not entirely, overdubbed in the studio to make for a cleaner audio presentation.[citation needed] The concert has yet to be officially released on DVD. The only DVD version available is a Brazilian-produced bootleg ripped from a Japanese laserdisc.[1] The concert is reportedly set to be re-released as part of the upcoming fourth volume in the band's Kissology series.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Detroit Rock City"   Paul Stanley, Bob Ezrin  
2. "Cold Gin"   Ace Frehley  
3. "Creatures of the Night"   Stanley, Adam Mitchell  
4. "Fits Like a Glove"   Gene Simmons  
5. "Heaven's on Fire"   Stanley, Desmond Child  
6. "Thrills in the Night"   Stanley, Jean Beauvoir  
7. "Paul Stanley’s guitar solo"      
8. "Under the Gun"   Stanley, Eric Carr, Child  
9. "War Machine"   Simmons, Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance  
10. "Eric Carr’s drum solo"      
11. "Young and Wasted"   Simmons, Vinnie Vincent  
12. "Gene Simmons’ bass solo"      
13. "I Love It Loud"   Simmons, Vincent  
14. "I Still Love You"   Stanley, Vincent  
15. "Love Gun"   Stanley  
16. "Lick It Up"   Stanley, Vincent  
17. "Black Diamond"   Stanley  
18. "Rock and Roll All Nite"   Stanley, Simmons  

Personnel[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[4] Platinum 100,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ KISSFAQ -- Animalize Live Uncensored
  2. ^ "KISSopolis: KISSology 4 Full Scheduled Content". Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Saulnier, Jason (14 March 2011). "Bruce Kulick Interview". Music Legends. Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "American video certifications – Kiss – Animalize Live Uncensored". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Video Longform, then click SEARCH