Re: Peter Criss
Before anyone else really, PC was my first BIG influence as a young kid.
My favorite stuff is the first 3 albums and Alive!
I played to those records a lot.
With Destroyer, the songs changed, and his style for the most part lost it's swing to me.
The kits got bigger, and the fills started to break the groove of the song too much to me.
He always seemed to play something I thought was cool on Ace's songs, and I liked stuff he did on the Love Gun record, but overall, the drumming wasn't nearly as good as his early stuff to me.
I can still remember as a kid, looking at the pics of his kit in the Alive! booklet and thinking "Man, if I had a double tom stand like that, I'd be set" haha!
Back then, there wasn't all kinds of hardware available, and add-ons and all the stuff there is now.
I have a ton of video concerts (before the DVD's came out) and it's a bummer to see how cool his playing was in the early days, and what happened later.
He played with a lot of fire, and did cool fills, and then it seemed like pppffffttttt.
His playing on the 2000 Millenium concert in the DVD collection is pretty good though.
I didn't care for his solo record.
My favorite is still Ace's, followed by Gene's.
There are a couple cool tunes on Paul's, but I didn't play his much.
I sitll have the posters that came with those albums.
They're all still in mint condition too.