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When I was in New York last week, I stood in the spot on the corner of 23rd and 8th Avenue, the spot where the cover of DRESSED TO KILL was taken. I thought, 'what was it like for KISS when they did the series of photos that lead to this photo?'
To answer that question, we will be talking to legendary photographer BOB GRUEN!
You all know his work, now hear the stories behind photos! Tune in at 3PM EST as we kick off THE KISS ROOM with a call from BOB GRUEN, discussing this photo shoot and much more! Click the PLAY buttons above or click on the DRESSED TO KILL cover at the right to launch Montco Radio!
I'm standing on the corner of 23rd and 8th Avenue in New York City.
The locals hustle and bustle along their daily routines, but I have come to set my feet upon the spot that all KISS fans know as the area where the DRESSED TO KILL cover photo was snapped.
The legendary photo, captured by rock and roll photographer extraordinaire Bob Gruen, is a favorite among KISS fans because of the bizarre mixture of the four made-up rockers dressed in somewhat ill-fitting suits.
On this day I try to imagine what it must have been like for Peter, Ace, Paul and Gene to stand on that corner, in broad day light, as the camera clicked, hoping to capture that vibe of that moment.
What did the locals think back then as these four mysterious masked men posed for the now iconic photo?
Thanks to my wife, Amy Porter, for snapping some photos for me on that same spot, and for putting up with all of my nutty ideas.