“Live In Las Vegas” by KISS

Artist: KISS
Title: “Live In Las Vegas: The Unseen Concert”
Label: Passport Video
Release Date: 4/2/2002
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 2/10

Over the years the band KISS has released a large number of video products and there is enough for all the fans to enjoy practically every video and incarnation that the band has had. Most of the releases have been fantastic while others have been lacking in only some minor areas. The KISS Army fan base is perpetual in their fostering of the original ideal of the band and is very hard to discourage. This release however lacks on almost all counts and will truly disappoint even the most ardent of fans. It is not only poorly laid out but does not give you anything more than four live performances. The band is the original lineup and this recording from 10/1999 pretty much features them before the dramas set in once again and lead to the lineup changes that would carry KISS forward. The four songs at the Las Vegas appearance are nothing you have not seen anywhere else a million times. Perhaps adding a few more tracks and some difference could have redeemed it but I doubt it. KISS themselves seem to be merely going through the motions on the video and look like they cannot wait to finish. The band appears in Destroyer-era costumes making this film from around the “Psycho Circus” or “Farewell Tour” time frame.

Bonus Features: KISS Appearances at “Detroit Rock City” , “Boxed Set” Launch and sub-par Interviews. There is a feature on a KISS Tribute band and while I think its admirable that so many bands pay tribute to them I felt its inclusion here was a waste of DVD time. This is hardly a bonus at all if you ask me. Do I recommend this DVD? Yes if you get it as a present but otherwise don’t waste your money.

Song Listing:
1. Shout It Out Loud
2. Love Gun
3. God Of Thunder
4. Rock and Roll All Nite

Official Web site: www.KISSOnline.com

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