Any great rock song should be a labor of love for a band to create. While the work to get there can be tough, it’s usually worth it once you have something to be proud of in the world. It’s just a shame that not all of your party members feel the same.
While you may have created one of the most catchy riffs ever known to man, you are never immune to criticism from your band mates, and these musicians have not mince words. for not liking these songs. It’s not just about getting bored of playing over the years. From the time most of those songs were put on the table, these guys absolutely hated playing them, which must have stung once they were basically forced to hit the road night after night.
It also tends to hurt when the one thing you can’t give your all to is something people praise night after night and demand to hear all the way. While you always have to compromise in a group, sometimes you have to be careful what you want. Because in the worst case scenario, you may find yourself hating what made you famous in the first place.
No one can really determine when the power ballad started to become a thing. Some say this was the time when artists like the Beatles made their fodder more sapper, and others claim that people like Zeppelin and Aerosmith had their moments where they took it down a notch. If you’re targeting strictly the rock audience, showing that you have a soft side couldn’t be better than KISS’s Beth.
The only problem was … the group was pissed off to go through with it. Even though they thought the original Peter Criss demo was fine as it is, producer Bob Ezrin’s idea of making the song a full orchestral arrangement turned out as well as you think it would for a well-known band. to don demonic face paint every time they took the stage.
Once they managed to put the song together, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons were still not convinced of its potential, deciding to release it on the B-side in Detroit Rock City. As the record began to take off, something in this song about the Catman missing his daughter at home had just enough eerie charm to become one of the greatest songs in the band’s entire career. It might not have been balls against the stone wall, but you can imagine those royalty checks didn’t hurt either.