Wow! An early performance, about six months before the band really exploded on the scene with release of “KISS Alive!” in the fall of 1975. What’s really interesting is that most bands on The Midnight Special played one or two of their hits, but KISS gets to play three and is on stage for over 16 minutes. I also really enjoy the introduction by comedian Flip Wilson wearing a white cowboy outfit for some reason.
Here’s more from the YouTube description:
Recorded live for Burt Sugarman’s “Midnight Special” television show. This appearance was one of the few promotional attempts to keep the band alive during the “Dressed To Kill” period. “She” included Ace’s guitar solo. It and “Deuce” were broadcast when the show aired on July 11, 1975 (show #124). “Black Diamond,” with a repeat of “Deuce,” was broadcast on November 28, 1975 (show #141). “C’mon And Love Me” was never broadcast (Gooch, Suhs – KISS Alive Forever). – The video of “Black Diamond” is included in stunning color on the “Burt Sugarman’s The Midnight Special Legendary Performances – 1975” DVD. On the “KISSology Vol. 1” DVD the video is in black and white, though “She” is in color.
Here they are, the “hottest band in the land”, KISS from The Midnight Special in April, 1975!
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