Not each artist loves each music they’ve ever finished, and through a latest interview with SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Present, KISS’ Gene Simmons revealed the one music within the band’s catalog that he hates to this present day. That may be the disco-flavored ’70s hit, “I Was Made for Lovin’ You.”
Simmons humorously runs by the primary time that Paul Stanley introduced the music to him to Stern. “He walks in and he’s got a song, and I said, ‘What’s it called?’ He said, ‘I Was Made for Lovin’ You,’ [and I’m like] ‘Oh that’s great. What’s the first line?’ [He said], ‘Tonight,’ [and I responded] ‘Oooh, that’s good. What’s the second line?’ [He said], ‘I wanna give it all to you,’ [and I’m like], ‘Yeah, that’s cool.’ ‘In the darkness, in the darkness’… ‘Yeah that rocks.’… ‘is something I wanna do.'”
Then Simmons remembers, “What’s my part?,” then singing, “Do, do, do, do, do, do, do, do, do,” earlier than including, “No, no, come on, I’m the God of Thunder” in deep voice.
Simmons says he wasn’t proud of the “do, do, do” vocals, with one exception. “I hate it to this day,” says Simmons, “Except, people to this day jump around like biblical locusts… and so I play along.”
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Stanley then countered in regards to the energy of the music, revealing that it typically connects even with the heaviest of metalheads. “Sometimes we’ll find ourselves on a bill headlining with all these hardcore metal bands and in the beginning we say, ‘Do we really want to play that?,’ says the singer. “Now we have these individuals onstage (mimics dying growls) after which we come on with ‘Do, do, do’ and the viewers is (fist pumps to ‘do, do, do’). And that is the great thing about music. It hits you right here. It hits you within the coronary heart.”
Despite Simmons’ protestations, “I Was Made for Lovin’ You” became one of KISS’ biggest hits, reaching No. 11 on Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1979. Revisit the classic track below.
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