Yesterday while I was at work Max watched the movie Detroit Rock City. If you haven't seen it and you are around my age, I encourage you to watch it if for no other reason than the soundtrack is awesome! Anyway, the movie is about 4 teenage stoner guys in 1978 trying to get to the big KISS concert in town. Max wasn't even born until 1988 so movies like this are little pop culture history lessons to him. So last night we were talking about this movie and Max asked me this question--Was KISS really that popular?
Uh, yeah, they were. Not so much to me and my circle of friends, we were in the LedZeppelin-Aerosmith-AC/DC camp, but we thought they had some good songs. After all, we modeled our teenage lives on the KISS lyric (sing it with me) I-I, Wanna Rock and Roll All Niiiiight, And Party Ev-er-y Day! Yes, KISS was popular.
So to illustrate my point I go to the bookshelf and pull out my 1979 Monterey High yearbook. I could do a whole other post about fun with yearbooks, but I'll save it. Anyway, I thumb through the pages until I find this one autograph by some guy who's name I don't remember because he signed my yearbook as Peter Criss, who is the drummer for KISS. He even drew a picture of a cat, because Peter Criss had the cat face makeup. Max looked at the autograph, then laughed and said "What a loser!".
I hope Max never goes through the box in the garage that has notes and other teenage memorabilia of mine in it. Then he will never find out what a loser I was too--
Signed, Mrs. Jimmy Page