There was an interview with Gene Simmons last year on Australian TV. He spent a minute or two talking about Karen Carpenter. Apparently once in the 70s, Simmons and Karen were staying in the same hotel. Karen phoned to ask Gene Simmons up to her room. He says he dropped everything, which, in this instance, was a groupie, and rushed up to see her. They spent a while having a heart to heart about groupies and life on the road, etc. I don’t know whether they’d met before, but Karen must have had some sort of inkling that she’d like his company.It makes you think what Karen thought of KISS !
But this story has been told a million times. (I guess that’s why you were wondering, Carp Diem).
Gene Simmons later requested that Karen sing on his LP.
For me, Kiss’ best song was ‘I Was Made For Loving You’. Full of energy! I bet Kiss purists don’t like it as much because it’s disco-influenced. Even Kiss didn’t hear the advice, ‘Don’t do disco’.