KISS " ABC Fridays '82 " Complete - The Oath / A World Without Heroes / I

Friday night comedy show which ran for two seasons on ABC television . Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, ACE Frehley and Eric Carr .



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Walter Mirren
Can we all agree that The Elder was actually a great album after all these decades? If nothing else, it led into Creatures of the Night - one of the greatest rock and roll albums ever recorded.,R.I.P.Eric. Sorry naysayers, this is a fucking good record.
MACABRE L.A.
as a long time KISS fan (i'm 47 been into the band since i was 7) i never have understood why "music from the elder" is so widely despised by fans. i think it has alot of great, hard rocking tunes on it, i think the production was awesome and it was different from anything they had done before. i still like it now and yeah i watched this the night it aired and still think it's a great performance even if the haircuts are a little cheesey.
Migrator
Best vocals by Gene Simmons...ever!
YouCantHoldOnTooLong
Eric Carr was undeniably the best drummer Kiss ever had! He had the most unbelievably awesome drumming coordination and incredibly huge drumsets!! I love how in the song "The Oath" he just relentlessly attacks his drums with an unleashed fury!! Rest In Peace Eric Carr! You were the best drummer Kiss ever had! ~Dutch
Tropia
Wow, they really sound terrific here, almost too good but this is obviously live. In fact all these ABC Fridays music segments sound awesome, I think they have the best live TV sound I've ever heard, can't complain about the camera work either.
Steve Steele
I saw this on the night it was broadcast. I was with my high school friends just hanging out with the TV on in the background. It was a fluke we caught this. We had been huge KISS fans up to Love Gun, but grew out of them after that. But we just happened to see this and were awed by how heavy the music was. I didn't buy The Elder but we did go see the Creatures tour in Dallas, which was LOUD! And yes, there were preachers outside (always wondered if that was a KISS attention stunt).
Creature Of the night
The Elder was a good record in my opinion. My God I love Eric Carr! The man was a beast on drums!
david marshall
the oath kicks ass
termsofusepolice
When you think about it, it's sort of amazing that KISS, born and bred in NYC, never appeared on SNL during their late 1970's heyday. 
Charlie Vieyra
I was 11, my Dad knew I liked Kiss, he told me they will appear later that night on the Fridays show, so I went to sleep and he woke me up just in time to see Kiss play live. Some weeks later we went to Tower Records and bought me their new Music From The Elder LP
TheWarDog11
Seriously UNDERRATED Album.
Jeff Railey
Wow! I'm a big KISS fan. I've seen them 3 times in concert: Hot In The Shade (RIP Eric Carr) in 1990, Revenge in 1992, and Reunion Tour (original line up with Paul, Gene, Peter, and Ace) in 1997. Most honestly, The Elder is extremely under-rated! KISS went into a different musical direction. It's a concept album. The Oath (opening track) is even by today's standards, heavy metal. The Elder shows everyone that KISS have always been great, very influential, diverse, and creative musicians. KISS ROCKS!
cd mc
one of the more mysterious times of KISS. Can't help but, to respect it
Donny Gouvaia
Wonder who is playin keyz in world w/,out heros? Ace freaking shines here...30 years old. I never understood the dumbing down aspect...the elder blows away asylum crazy crazy crap and hot n the shame.....bow down to elder kiss
Brian Fitzpatrick
I'm a long time KISS fan, but I find it hilarious that Paul and Gene were able to convince people that Ace and Peter were merely "characters". Imagine the absurdity of AC/DC replacing Angus with someone else because "after all, he's just a character in a schoolboy uniform". No one would ever accept that (no matter who owned the rights). I saw KISS in 2011, and I enjoyed the show, but anyone comparing what they do now to the vitality, energy, and creativity of the original lineup is either not being honest with themselves, or truly delusional. Just keeping it real... 
Mica Halligan
Oh and Eric Carr... Best drummer.
killerbee1170
this drummer s at the wrong gig, you can tell carr turned kiss into a metal band, paul and gene couldnt keep up with his playing, only ace could
gowixxx1
Wow.....boy were they on fire !!! THE OATH is fantastic.
realistindenial
Ha, I remember watching the original broadcast. Man, I'm old.
WytheMan 74
I'm sure, when Kiss came out and got mega huge in the 1970s, what is this, don't want them in our town or city and parents locking up their daughters lol....
montecarlostar
The oath is one of my favorite KISS songs.
James Moster
Paul's star is horrendous
Mike Brown
Is Paul wearing his grandma's necklace? And is that real hair on Gene? I'm not used to seeing him without that Brillo pad wig he wears.
ka hafa
Eric was such a great drummer except Paul and Gene had the handcuffs on his playing after Creatures of the Night!!! You got to love Ace's extended solo!!!
The Mötley Cook
Watch this over & over!
Temno
The best line-up of Kiss ever!
danae66
Paul singing The Oath i live great and excellent rhythm guitar, Elder is a brilliant album completely misunderstood by critics and fans unfortunately. I personally do not understand how you can enjoy the contrary, the whole album Love Gun, there are three great things I Stole Your Love, Shock Me and Love Gun, and it is not all that extra sound amateurishly recorded album. The Elder is a gem, musically mature album.
Johnny Johnson
After Ace and Peter left the band. Eric and Bruce kept the ship from sinking. Eric played the shit out of the drums!!
Michael Little
I remember watching this when it aired. Its amazing how much better these songs sound LIVE as opposed to the album. I actually like them. Tons more energy. And anybody that says Paul Stanley can't play guitar is an idiot. He's nailin' that solo on A World Without Heroes!!!
Paul M.
Isis,Ebola,the crumbing economy-there are many serious issues facing us in these perilous modern times. An issue that has somehow evaded the spotlight and until now and has not been seriously scrutinized or evaluated  is the purple headband worn by Paul in this video.  Another astonishing feature is the George Washington wig worn by Gene! Controversy  recently erupted when it was suggested at a forum in Davos that it is not a wig at all,but rather Gene's real hair which Gene-in a patriotic gesture par excellence' had modeled on the famous founding father's hairdo. I stand by the original assertion  that it is indeed a wig. There is a certain fullness that was required to get the patriotic scaffolding and Genes real hair didn't quite have the chops for the job.  .Going back to the headband,it has been suggested by several experts that the purple headband was a 'reactionary clothing choice'... that Paul dismissed his purple jester suit(seen on the 1978 Dynasty tour) for a more streamlined statement. The purple headband WAS a more original choice,yet retained the essence of royalty and grandeur of the earlier suit. Another troubling fact is that the jester suit was appropriated by many other hard rock musicians at this point (Dio,Ozzy,to name a couple). This brings up another puzzling phenomenon in popular music. Jester suits have been seen at many controversial moments in rock/pop history. I will address this at a later date. There is no easy answer folks,these are important questions that need to be mulled over in a national forum,
mantra3000
My God, they couldn't have chosen a more difficult song to play. Ultra tough vocal lines, ultra tricky harmonies... I'm seeing a band work and sweat here. Finally they were at their most human, that's part of what makes the Elder a crappy but special record to me. They're in a bad patch, but their major weapon shines through : the songwriting. There are excellent songs on that album. "I" is fantastic, "A World w/o heroes" is a classic, the Oath is ambitious and ballsy... Love this album.
Laguna G
It was one of the exceptions made Frehley 82's, Ace is the best, he's the boss, he is the master!
Craig Maguire
This sounds great live!
Mister Bluebird
Paul Stanley can do anything musically. Sit back and learn.
Patrick Simmons
What kind of helmet is Gene wearing...oh never mind...
Rick Rozz
(R.I.P.) "Eric Carr"
Javi Borruel
As we say in Spain..... TEMAZOS!!!! ^^ . The Elder is a strange album but i love it!!!
lanesblitz
No I can't agree. I agree with Ace, The Elder is ridicolous, totally wrong for Kiss, and here you can easily feel why. Paul can't even sing this stuff, and the brilliant Ace can't shine on this material. It's pretentious and uninteresting crap. Kiss were not Genesis, ... they were a three chord band. I was already a fan of the band when it came out (saw Kiss in 1980 Unmasked tour when I was 11!!!) , ... and I really didn't know what to do with it. In retrospect it's incredible how weak was Kiss production from Dynasty on ... I preferred very much what happened later, from Creatures of the night on ... Lick it up, and all the albums tha came after. Still they managed to survive, ... because the original idea was soooo strong and in the end they had a voice of their own as a band. But The Elder, ... Jeeeeeee ... garbage to say the least!
The Elder
HELL YEAH!!!!
James Moster
i play football. so i know that this is the definition on helmet hair
DrummerDan973
Best Kiss lineup ever. Ace with Eric Carr.
Donny Gouvaia
They sound brilliant here.wow
madometal
the elder is one of my fave albums by kiss
madometal
ace was definitely rebelling here for the last time by shredding a little more than what he was told .....never the less its history in the making
KweenBee37
The Oath was one of the best songs they ever wrote n my opinion
sharlowsgarage
Eric Carr was a bad ass on the drums
Ace Alice
Sounds like 70's Kiss in way, I can dig it...... only cuz of Ace and Eric of course.
Zaljubljenka
Paul looks like a drag queen and Gene looks like an mixture between an elder lady and the demon xD Eric❤ and Ace☺ look OK :)
Robert Talia
i didn't know Paul used Hamer Destroyers around this time
perpetual1994
wow, Gene sings really good
Carl Stawicki
5:15 It doesn't look like Ace has any strings on his guitar.
Leo Olivier
I love kiss, but this era was a total crap. So did the album The elder.
jesus christ
Fucking awesome.
Abe Froman
Was this performed at The Blue Oyster?
LORDGOAT1976
The Oath sounds pretty Metal to me, so why do people say they never played Metal?
AVOLITE
2:13 Go, Faggot, go!
Diabetic Drummer
The oath is such an underrated song, it's always been one of my favorites. Also who the hell did Paul's star & were they drunk?
ElectricWarrior71
I love the camerawork for these performances, different angles that don't look like complete shit
loudmusic67
Probably Ace's last live performance!
Rudy DUEE
J' ai l' album vinyl et c' est la première fois que je l' entend en "live", et je ne m' en lasse pas ! KISS for ever !
Jack Caramanna
What a great Kiss lineup. Too bad it was so short lived. And, correct me if i'm wrong, but Ace looks like even he is having a great time. Awesome performance!
zkhott1
Music From The Elder is not a KISS album. It is a (very drug affected) Bob Ezrin album with some of the members of KISS performing some of the parts. Not a great album, but an interesting album worth repeated listening.
WoodstocKenny
This was a rockin' performance. One of the better one's they did on TV.
jose santana
One of the worst ace 's solos .
nickpiranha26
I always liked Ace's costume during this period
Tommy Bennett
why did eric carr not use a high hat?
Matt K.
Oh yeah Gene believes in MONEY, I understand lol
Michael Kelly
This song rocks, live!!
dirtyalrock the best gammer
this consert was good
Slotventures
Beautiful song (World Without Heroes)
Greg Mastin
Criminally underrated era.
Gene Sergeev
Молодцы, красивые поцелуй 😘 вам!!!
ROCK CROSS
I ALWAYS SAID THE ELDER IS THE BEST KISS ALBUM; MYSTERIOUS AND TOTTALY DIFFERENT...NOT TO MENTION THE GREATEST DRUM SOLOIST EVER TO LIVE...ERIC CARR.....(NEXT TO BONHAM)
Timothy Frank
i could see this being covered being metal 
Mike Myers
Actually I think this is great, for a live rendition of a "commercial failure" that was overall a concept album which really required much more than what these four guys could easily accomplish on stage by themselves- in that light, this performance friggin incredible!!! Paul HAD to act the scene, the music required fantastical imagery. Say what you will about KISS, they were exceptional showmen and I still love their music even 30 years on! (im 41) They were my childhood heroes...still are really.
mpraymond
The Oath is the best song on the elder....hands down!
Michelle Martini
omg the 80's hurt them
Ken Johnson
Ace's playing was painful to listen to.
Naptown Tex
if this isn't proof that the elder smoked unmasked and dynasty, i don't know what is.
Whisper
It's still a good album, not the best from kiss by far, but you  can't expect a band to  make the same album time and time again.
Alex Claudio
Music from the Elder- great album
Supertzar999
Transitional Kiss. Sort of in between the classic era and the era of aqua-net and make-up coming off.
Timothy Holmes
5:21 Ace, Strings😧
Apocalypto1
Frehley is God.........
LORDGOAT1976
Why did Paul act so Gay on stage? like yeah you go girl.
Jae Monroe
Did y'all know that this was the first time Kiss had other people design their costumes! I think Ace's is the best. Paul's purple headband is a little too much. Gene looks the same as always. And Eric's costume is really cool too. 
mastermind
this is good music
LORDGOAT1976
Here isssssss Kisssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss lol.
GohModley
Jeezus Paul struggled to get thru this one
Frank Patek
Is it just me, or is Ace's guitar not on on this video. On "The Oath", right before the lead he looks stage right and gives a nod and turns up his guitar and solos. In the second song, he's strumming, don't notice sound. I think hes playing on "I" though.
Aussie Outlaw
They perform this well, Pauls Vocals are great
Robert H
I have been a lifetime Kiss fan, from the beginning. But I got to say, in this video, Paul sounds horrible.  I never really thought he had talent with the vocals. 
Adonai Gouvêa
"Where you don't know what you're after"
Michael Kelly
Ace rules! 
timm441
The Elder wasn't all bad.  A couple of really good songs on it.  Just a different thing for what people expect from KISS. 
Wezilla
I came here from KISS CRUISE IV video...
rollerboy
I actually like the Music From The Elder album now , I was only 10 in 1982 though.
Michael Skewes
Well ,being a hard core KISS fan ,and going to every show since 1977 til this,because they didn't tour this album,anyway,as I was saying I went to every show in the Los Angeles area,this was like going to see an ex girlfriend who really let herself go and they expect you to ,well you know...not notice,so. So I'm 17 ,cutting school with my good friend Kevin Davis ,who has recently ,well about 3 years ago ,passed away, BUT, here we are 17, and coming down to ABC studios to sit through the worst 2 hour Saturday Night Live rip off show ever to see the new romantic ,horrifying look KISS had come up with. So we were doing no cheering,they had to keep trying to get the audience to yell and scream ,it didn't sound that loud when we were there but ,that is the magic of T.V. ! Anyway,you can see me and my feathered blondish Farrah Fawcett hair at 4:52-4:57 next to the big old fat guy and the lady waving the KISS sign,I'm to his left if your looking at the screen. And as you can see ,not really into it,thinking"they are done" Van Halen was ruling the world and Motley Crue had just started in 81 ,it was the perfect time to take over their spot ,and by 83 Motley Crue was well on the way to taking over KISS. So,I took all the posters down ,until Creatures of the Night came out ,then I put up a few KISS posters,until they took off the make up ,and then down came the posters again,I was too busy playing my own stuff,BUT,I will never forget Kevin Davis and I ditching School to go see.........this!