KISS - "ABC In Concert" Dick Clark - UNCUT 1974 (Nothin' To Lose, Firehouse & Black Diamond)

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KISS performs for the first time on national television in 1974. As guests on Dick Clark's IN CONCERT!

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Mark Boyd
Man...KISS was so cool back when they were hungry and before they became a Vegas act. This is good stuff...thank you for posting it and reminding us of the times when KISS was a band...before they became a brand. lol
I hope I am not the only one who thinks Peter Criss was an awesome vocalist and should have been used more later on. His backing vocals on "Nothing To Lose" are what really make the song great. I'm sorry that song was never promoted enough to make it as a single. The mainstream world wasn't yet ready for Kiss I guess. But that is exactly what Paul means when he introduces this set with "Hey everybody, we're KISS! And we want you to come with us." Its like he knew they were at the beginning of an epic journey (which they were).
Ilias Mavromatis
Ace is simply amazing ! how can you not miss him in KISS
Before we knew them personally,all that mattered was the mystique.What a great time.
Natural Born Scorpio
This when they were young, full of energy & hungry as they were still trying to prove themselves & gave 110% I cant get enough of this stuff !! In fact, when I get sick & tired of listening to Paul or Gene bash Ace & Peter  I just go back & listen to or watch the old clips & performances from back when they were real "KISS" ..."Classic "KISS"
Brian Marto
brings back memories as 10 year old kid listening to KISS back in 74 dropping that needle on a crappy record player speakers about to crack when deuce started , parents thinking you were spawn of the devil what are you listening too, yah that was KISS in the good days,
Michael Scheidt
HEY WORLD WE ARE KISS, greatest introduction ever!
bill hansen
i still think the Great Peter Criss is the best singer in the band. They were holding him back.
Brian Thorburn
Thanks to Ritchie Blackmore for the use of the rainbow. Cheers
KISS . Nuff said.
Monty Reed
Ace was Kiss!
"Um - they're pretty cool for a bunch of mimes." - Butthead
Brian Shaffner
Gregor Greg, you are leaving out the fact that the whole image and concept was largely Gene's.   He was the creative element behind it.   And, plainly, they would not have made it on musicianship alone.    ;)   I don't disagree with your points about the man, but there could have been no KISS without Gene.   It was a very quirky, distinct chemistry between the four, that worked really well for a time.  
Roy Lee
Love Gene and Ace's interaction at the mic during Nothin to Lose. You can tell they were all good friends then
The video falls full well under the "I see why they made it" category.
Entertainment and raw music. The audience couldn't help but give in by firehouse!!! Wow
pre-wig kiss
Joey P
Back then there were barely reruns of shows like this, so if you missed it that was it... I believe this was their first TV appearance? Raw and pure rock until after Love Gun when they became a kiddie band and it went downhill from there...
Ace all the way!!!!!
I know most of you won't get it but I just wish I could have lived in the 70s forever... it was such an awesome time
Patrick Simmons
Listen to the Space Ace! These guys rocked ass back in the day! And WTH is up with Paul's damn hair?
At around 7:51, the cameraman says to himself, "Oh... it's the DRUMMER singing..."
King David
Ace is soooo much beyond the talent of the remaining members.
Mike Pemberton
Hay kiss are you go two have new song s soon
Love Ace's Solo on Black Diamond !
Great performance by Chaim Witz and Stanley Eisen.
Abby Allman
they still are bad ass !!!!!
Dominique FARAUT
It's Happiness , It's Rock'N'Roll , It's KISS !!
Shahlan Saim
Is it edited? Seems like the first song got cut..
Armpit Studios
Hmm, interesting video effect for the producers to aim a camera at a monitor and flip back & forth between them.
But Not Today
I love Black Diamond.
Hace 41 años,como pasan los años KISS KISS KISS KISS
Ziggyzag Zi
Frikin 19 74!
james g
does anyone realize what their singing about,lol🤣
William Carnell
I read that half the speaker cabinets were unloaded & only for show. They were so broke that they couldn't afford speakers. I hope that's not an urban myth.
Christian Leonardo
Ace's solo in Firehouse will always be one of the best things I ever had the pleasure to hear
From the New York clubs and into your living room... #AmericaInThe70s
Charles Hanes
was fortunate enough to see kiss around this time long beach arena ca. sweet memories
Nicolas Everas
las actuaciones de gene aunque muchos dicen que peter criss es un mal baterista pero yo creo que es el primer mejor baterista de kiss des pues de eri karr
Alan The Adventurer
Me i dont mind the current lineup but i would give anything to see paul gene ace and peter in concert
In my humble opinion, the height of Kiss's career was @ Alive I. Their raw and powerful approach to rock, had already vanished in Alive II.
Man, they were so hungry in the early days.... timeless stuff👍
du pure bonheur !!!!!
Per Hansen
Back when Paul could sing...
Bazooka Joe
Brian Ferrell
You can own a "copy" of The Mona Lisa, but you can never have "THE" original. Peter Criss, "THE" original. All others are just copy "CATS" JMHO. At his best!
Walter Mirren
I am old enough to have watched this... And I LOVE IT!
Eugenio Oisel
Thanks a lot for a good remember
don barlow
It was Cool the Dick clark invited them on the show but it would take ALIVE to skyrocket them
'Get the fire houth'
J Oliver Hazley
This is what time it is. Real power
Emilio Aqueveque
At 1:08 Stanley moves his head the same way John Lennon used to. Also, the choruses and background vocals are reminiscent of The Beatles.
Jean D
Oh God who are these long haired layabouts? KISS??? What a stupid name. They'll be flipping burgers again in 6 months.
Checking out Paul's autobiography is making this video mean so much more.
The Budget Aquarist
The fake fireworks at the end of black diamond are priceless and a sign of the great pyrotechnics to come.
freddy ferrillo
To see this on tv in 1974; I was in 8th grade and was hooked on Kiss after I watched this show. Beside from the KISS album, I had never seen Kiss perform. This was the first time. On the midnight special. (Way before mtv was ever even an idea). And it made me a fan for life when I saw this. Well until 1979 anyways! And from '95-2000. But how can you be 13 in 1974 and not worship this band? You couldn't! They were the "hottest band in the world"! Amen.
Mr. Motivation
I'm 31. First KISS album Psycho Circus....i know right? But. I'm here now. And wow. These mfers jam......
Did Peter Chriss pay family members to post positive comments on his singing voice? He sounds awful. Always did.
Mister O
I don’t remember Kiss as anything but a goofy “Fat Elvis in Vegas” type act, so it’s really cool seeing this early stuff. They were really, really good!
El Atomico
I used to sing lead and play drums in bands, probably very badly, it's harder than it looks, love you Peter Criss!
Rodrigo Guzmán Le Roy
the solo in Black Diamond from Peter doin hes KIss
Unit 265
I'm pretty sure that the rainbow was Paul's idea. Note to Ace Frehley: Don't drop your pick
El Atomico
Love this, one of my favorite performances from my favorite band. Thank you.
Mr. Motivation
Paul Stanley....Greatest frontman of all time. Change my mind
chugger smith
Will never forget this.  ABC's In Concert (NOT the Don Kirschner edition) was on Fri nights at 11:30PM.  One Fri night in 1974 when I was 15, I came home from hanging with my buddies, turned on the tube and saw this.  My initial reaction was WTF is this?  I thought the music was OK (but Black Diamond was cool!), but thought the face paint was bizarre and it was just a gimmick and we'd never see them again.  Guess they proved me wrong.
Patton Diorama
I can really see Gene's "hook" in this video, right Totie!
alessio zazzarino
double headed drumset rare for kiss in the 70s
Kenny Vega
So great young n hungry
Cary Sledge
Before Kiss was KISS
Peter. screaming like an angry cat!!!
It wasn’t for several more years that Paul discovered conditioner.
Steve Spatucci
Where is the silver dot on Peter's nose?!?!?!?
Patty Hays
Ace wouldn't know a scale if it hit him in the face....
El Atomico
They look so young!
the "full" intro is missing
hail bail
Peter criss belting out black diamond 🙌 damn he was so fine back then 😍 sorry other guys...
sejdaren Ilmarinen
its amazing how big this cuite shity band became when you compare them to bands that were realy good at the time like zeppelin, purple and so on
Darrin Ros
Peter made this song. Like James Brown lighting one of his ho's on fire with a torche. HA.
Nick Godfrey
great chemistry from the early Kiss. they all look like they are having a blast which is what being in a band is all about. no drink or drugs or ego's fucking things up. Simmons and Criss's vocals sound great. you can do anything when you're hungry...
Destroy Date
Watched when I was a kid was blown away!
Ahhh, the days before in ear monitors, drum tanks and processed sound. Raw, unadulterated rock and roll, when I was 13 in middle school, this was my musical world!
Typical scene at a KISS concert! Bare breasts at 3:00
I saw Kiss in concert on 3 July 79.  Since then I have seen dozens & dozens of bands.  That Kiss concert is still in the top 3 best concerts I've ever seen in my life.  They were absolutely on fire that night; absolutely amazing!
Pastor Paul D
Love Paul’s hair.
Simon Clulow
Ace is truly definitive in this. There's a special chemistry here. That's a real band.
Javy C
All time great footage from very early in '74. If you read Paul's book, he touches briefly on this appearance. Meeting Dick Clark was a thrill for him. Kiss had a terrific run from 74-77. Not a bad 3 years if you ask me. GO GET 'EM ACE!!!!
robert loya
I remember seeing this , I was 14. Craziest sh*t I'd ever seen on TV, became a big fan all the way to Destroyer, then there music got boring and just sucked. Also a band called UFO was just tearing it up. Ace was still the coolest though.
Richard Lawson
hungry we are most hungry for success we push we hear a band hell bent to take it to the limit with what they have!!!
KISS was flying the GAY rainbow before it was cool.
Amazing Kiss.Young,unspoiled,full of power and drive and hungry.
I remember seeing this.....that's fucking awesome Kiss Rocks
Mark Redfern
Out on the street for a living....Black Diamond!!!!!
Francisco Oca
que tiempos aquellos soy fan de KISS y me gusta la guitarra que usa Ace frehley y su forma de vestir.
There is one disapointing thing about this performance. And it's Peters singing on Black Diamond. It's common with all performances of Black Diamond I'v heard from this period. In his book Peter says that Paul would stand next to him in the studio and make him sing right. And on the studio-verson Peter do sing very good in deed.
mae hidell
Rock and Roll all night and party everyday is their anthem song , but Firehouse live scorched the fuckin ground beneath me!
Stephen Jones
STUID-ass fireworks! wtf?! Great jam...too bad Ace's solo wasn't shown on Black Diamond!
Armi L
Yeah but its the Gene and Paul show lol