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  • Hardcover
  • 384
  • Makeup to Breakup
  • Peter Criss
  • English
  • 10 March 2019
  • 9781451620825

Peter Criss ´ 9 Review

Read & download ✓ Makeup to Breakup ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Rock acts in music history Peter Criss the Catman was the heartbeat of the group From an elevated perch on his pyrotechnic drum riser he had a uniue vantage point on the greatest rock show of all time with the KISS Army looking back at him night after night Peter Criscuola had come a long way from the homemade drum set he pounded on nonstop as a kid growing up in Brooklyn in the fifties He endured lean years street violence and the rollercoaster music scene of the sixties but he always knew he’d make it Makeup to Breakup is Peter Criss’s eye opening journey from the pledge to his ma that he’d one day play. While this book is better than Frehley s No Regrets it is still pretty lame The only thing I sort of liked is that Peter seems to have cleaned up in the end with a greater appreciation for the simple things whether in love or materialism So it seems that as a guy he has concluded life with a happy ending which is nice to hear But as far as the KISS heyday goes much of the book is a spool about his superficial and reckless money drug and sex decisions Throughout the book he moans about how he and Ace incrementally became subordinate to Gene and Paul but I can t imagine an alternative given Ace and Peter s ceaseless immaturity For example he describes Gene and Paul as anal on time workaholics whereas he and Ace played from the heart couldn t read music or keep a beat partied all the time blowing shifts and spent money like impulsive fools Had it not been for the latter Peter would not have found himself hamstrung begging for bottom dollar subordination to Gene and Paul come the reunion tour From what Peter describes he is damn lucky Gene and Paul took him in at all given he couldn t even play his own music As a KISS fan I think the one thing we all know that maybe Peter doesn t is that he generally sucks on the drums when compared with to Eric Carr and Eric Singer I love early KISS but Pete just ain t that talented although he seems like he has a good heart and totally means well and unlike Ace eventually overcame his early 20s mindset and moved on The uality of the writing is higher in this book versus Frehley s No Regrets and is about one man s journey through life as opposed to the prism of one particular band

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Read & download ✓ Makeup to Breakup ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Madison Suare Garden to doing just that He conuered the rock world composing and singing his band’s all time biggest hit “Beth” 1976 but he also faced the perils of stardom and his own mortality including drug abuse treatment in 1982 near suicides two broken marriages and a hard won battle with breast cancer Criss opens up with a level of honesty and emotion previously unseen in any musician’s memoir Makeup to Breakup is the definitive and heartfelt account of one of rock’s most iconic figures and the importance of faith and family Rock ’n’ roll has been chronicled many times but never uite like thi. I didn t become aware of KISS through the radio as I did with other bands but through other kids during after school care Their older siblings had the records and merchandise all of which trickled down to younger listeners My earliest memory of seeing the band in the pre MTV era was a television airing of KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park much talked about the next day among the elementary school set Perhaps it s fitting considering the direction of the band s early marketing efforts it s no wonder that the band s original drummer expresses frustration in his memoir that he preferred to work as a musician in a band like the Stones rather than a commodity in a group like The Monkees I don t profess to be a member of the KISS Army I don t own a single album or compilation so at best I m a casual listener and often captive observer considering how expansively the KISS brand is still advertisedI picked up Peter Criss s book Makeup to Breakup after my closest friend told me he was reading Ace Frehley s book look for a guest review on that one soon He went into Ace s book already knowing much of the story being perhaps a avid fan and from the notes we ve compared it may be safe to say Criss s book delves a bit deeper into the KISStoryThe story opens with a jolt intimidating than any full makeup live show where Peter briefly contemplates suicide after riding out a rough California earthuake While an unwavering faith in God and devotion to family ultimately pull him back this event seems to symbolize the shaky ground on which Criss has walked through much of his life from early beginnings running with gangs to false starts with fledgling bands until his first meeting with Gene Simmons and Paul StanleyCriss and co author Larry Sloman paint a rather vivid picture of the drummer s youth and pre KISS days As with other musician memoirs I ve read in recent years Sammy Hagar s for one the reuisite juvenile delinuency sets the stage for an interesting life George Peter Criscuola stood out in school and in the neighborhood and not necessarily in a good way A stint in a gang helped toughen him for life on the road as a drummer yet he left his tenure with KISS a victim in many waysCriss notes here that Simmons has painted him as the complainer in the group and if Criss s word is to be accepted over the other band members he has good reason Criss s desire to play in a band apparently conflicted with Simmons s desire to play up a brand profits from the KISS logo condoms coffins underwear etc aren t likely to hit Criss s bank account and the resentment is strongly felt in this book It s interesting to note too that Frehley had designed the iconic logo that Simmons markets with fervorBut this is a review of Makeup to Breakup not a critiue of the band s marketing strategy I find that as I read books like Criss s I become torn emotionally The guy had millions at one point and one might find it challenging to feel for him when he hits a low point personally and professionally especially when you read of all the coke snorted the women banged and tossed away etc In some chapters Criss appears unapologetic for certain actions and when you come to the point where you want to close the book and leave him to reap what he sowed you read about how the KISS machine drew him back in so they could make money off the Catman and you feel insulted right along with himWhat may win you to Criss s corner KISS fan or not is his unwavering appreciation for his fans Criss may never see a dime from sales of lunchboxes and t shirts but at the end of the day he knows the KISS Army formed for a love of the music and his contributions are no less important than the other members Remember Criss co wrote the band s highest charting single and that s one thing Gene Paul and Ace can never take awayI imagine hardcore KISS fans will debate over whether Criss is entitled to his financial share of the legacy or if Simmons and Stanley acted with benevolence in giving Criss a second chance after years of drug abuse on the job Either way fans now have a third point of view of the KISStory to consider and it s worth reading

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Read & download ✓ Makeup to Breakup ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Founding KISS drummer Peter “Catman” Criss delivers a riveting and candid account of his incredible life in music from the streets of Brooklyn to the social clubs of New York City to the ultimate heights of rock ‘n roll success and excess LEGENDARY founding KISS drummer Peter “Catman” Criss has lived an incredible life in music from the streets of Brooklyn to the social clubs of New York City to the ultimate heights of rock ’n’ roll success and excess KISS formed in 1973 and broke new ground with their elaborate makeup live theatrics and powerful sound The band emerged as one of the most iconic hard. I can assure you of one thing after reading this KISS is dead to meWhen Gene first did his autobiography that s when the magic of what KISS WAS started to dwindle I kept up with the music but was never back to the level of being infatuated with them again For a long time I have listened to both sides of the debate of GenePaul vs AcePeter and I have come to the following conclusion even without an autobiography from Paul These are four of the most despicable disrespectful venomous humiliating people on earth I m sorry where does it say thou shall have 10 groupies and a pound of cocaine every night while on tour when you are a married manSpecifically to Peter he is the ultimate victim I will always hold the solo of 100000 years in high esteem but the guy who did it is very much his own worst enemy Don t get me wrong I m not sticking up for any of the other guys either they all destroyed the very thing that created them in the beginning Yes at times I felt bad for Peter if I were to hold his accounts of Gene s financial molestation 100% true but in this case you have to remember one thing there are four versions of the truth and the one ultimate truth that no one will ever know because it got snorted in Peru somewhere What really gets me though is how fast Peter is to verbally assault someone in writing I mean come on Joey Kramer of Aerosmith REALLYPeter talks about how important God is in his life and all I can ask is Does Peter understand that a true God would not condone his actions or his wordsAll I can hope for is that the next rock autobiography I read Duran Duran s John Taylor at least leaves the group in a respectable fashion and he has enough respect for his fans his bandmates and himself to be a real man God knows Peter couldn t Ḥayyat ha ḥošhekh powerful sound The band emerged as one of the most iconic hard. I can assure you of one thing after reading this KISS is dead to meWhen Gene first did his autobiography that s when the magic of what KISS WAS started to dwindle I kept up with the music but was never back to the level of being infatuated with them again For a long time I have listened to both sides of the debate of GenePaul vs AcePeter and I have come to the following conclusion even without an autobiography from Paul These are four of the most despicable disrespectful venomous humiliating Larbre aux sept vies les sept fils de Philémon people on earth I m sorry where does it say thou shall have 10 groupies and a 名探偵コナン 28 Detective Conan #28 pound of cocaine every night while on tour when you are a married manSpecifically to Peter he is the ultimate victim I will always hold the solo of 100000 years in high esteem but the guy who did it is very much his own worst enemy Don t get me wrong I m not sticking up for any of the other guys either they all destroyed the very thing that created them in the beginning Yes at times I felt bad for Peter if I were to hold his accounts of Gene s financial molestation 100% true but in this case you have to remember one thing there are four versions of the truth and the one ultimate truth that no one will ever know because it got snorted in Peru somewhere What really gets me though is how fast Peter is to verbally assault someone in writing I mean come on Joey Kramer of Aerosmith REALLYPeter talks about how important God is in his life and all I can ask is Does Peter understand that a true God would not condone his actions or his wordsAll I can hope for is that the next rock autobiography I read Duran Duran s John Taylor at least leaves the group in a respectable fashion and he has enough respect for his fans his bandmates and himself to be a real man God knows Peter couldn t