I have been following the band KISS for almost
35 years now. Originally, they were just an interesting abnormality
to an otherwise mundane popular music horizon. As the criticism towards
the band grew, and the band's refusal to give in, I identified with this
never-say-die attitude. From then on, I have followed the career
of the band and their creed of never letting small, closed minded people
keep you from achieving your goals. I thoroughly believe in the power
of positive thinking, goal setting, and perseverance and this band is the
musical manifestation of those beliefs.
Now it is quite fashionable to follow KISS.
Those of us who were there in the beginning, appreciate the support of
the new fans (newbies). This has certainly helped the band reach
legendary status with a 35 year and 40 album career span.
The band is also known for the marketing approach
that was initially instituted in the late 1970's and is now resurgent
with the reunion of the original members in 1996. I started collecting
KISS memorabilia, like other original fans,
quite by accident and before it was ever thought to be collectible.
Luckily my pension for not throwing things away has now allowed me develop
a nice collection. KISS is not the
most marketed band in history (Beatles), but they are certainly in the
top 3. I am always looking for something new or old and collectible.
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