Nov 11, 2013
Another equally notable event on this day worth mentioning: Some kid in China farted.
The immense popularity of this once controversial glam-rock quartet that caused nationwide activist-led boycotts at one time, still remains a mystery to this day.
Soon after the first images of these gothic ladies with stars painted on their eyes rolled off the presses, a small task force of Pop Culture Scientists (or the P.C.S.) hired by the Carter Administration began a series of publicly-funded projects to study the band.
Many of the studies ended during the mid-eighties – determining that the band’s image: a combination of football player, drag queen, and clown, but with more blood and shit – might potentially prove harmful to the country’s then impressionable youth. The P.C.S. decided to inject British alt bands into the mainstream airwaves to help steer listeners away from the band’s 2 chord sound. They found bands such as The Cure, The Smiths, The The, and Kajagoogoo. Kajagoogoo only made the cut due to the fact that it’s fun to say; Kajagoogoo. This penetration happened almost overnight.
Kiss’ fame would not be stopped however. As a matter of fact it’s popularity grew when several unofficial eyewitness’ and a banned blurry viral YouTube video was later uncovered, claiming that singer and bassist, Gene Simmons, expelled his bloody tongue from the stage during the Dr. Love tour and licked a fan to death who was seated in the nosebleed section of the stadium. No charges were filed against Simmons for the incident, and officials state that the singer agreed to have sex with the victim’s family in compensation, plus hand out autographed 8x10s of himself.
A member not part of the Kiss antagonist group, Mark Wrepchynski – certified Fargo oil technician and affiliate of the Kiss Army – voiced strongly his support for the band, claiming that, “Kiss is the baddest mother [expletive] band on the planet, dude.”
Wrepchynski’s convictions prove common among the nation’s middle-aged, blue collar, Caucasian demographic, with recent poll studies showing that one in every two U.S. garage mechanics hold membership status within the Kiss Army.
“I have every Kiss concert tour T-Shirt since their early years. I refuse to wear nothing else,” Wrepchynski was quoted. “What you don’t understand is, Kiss is more than a band. It’s a lifestyle. You can’t quit a lifestyle. You can’t quit life. If you quit life, you quit Kiss, and you can’t quit Kiss. Kiss would never quit you.”
Among Army members polled, only three admit to having never posed as a band member on Halloween due to medical reasoning.
When asked about the benefits of membership, Wrepchynski would only reveal that, “group members received monthly update letters, stick-on tattoos, and coffee coupons,” courtesy of the band’s promotions and marketing affiliate.
“Do want to know what my most prized Kiss possession is?” Wrepchynski volunteered. “It’s a small vile of Paul Stanley’s sweat that I wear around my neck on a gold plated chain. I will never take it off. Never.”
L.A.P. Unassociated Press
- Gene Simmons Says No Reunion With Ace Frehley Or Peter Criss If KISS Earns Induction (wncx.cbslocal.com)
- KISS’ Gene Simmons Speaks At University Of California’s Neighborhood Academic Initiative (bravewords.com)
- Make A Fire-Breathing Gene Simmons KISS Pumpkin [Video] (coed.com)