One of my earliest exposures to Rock N' Roll was Kiss back in the late 70's, and let's just say I've never been the same.I was visiting my cousin's in Jamestown, ND, the Oscarsons.  The two boys were Mike and Brian, Mike was my age and Brian was three years older.  He was already heavy into music at that point.  I remember he was into Styx and of course Kiss.

I wasn't really interested in hearing or looking at the "Grand Illusion" album, but the Kiss "Alive"?  Are you kidding me?  That was the coolest thing I'd ever seen, it folded out and he told me this was only part of the crowd, I was mesmerized by their makeup and outfits.

Then he told me something I will never forget.  They smash their instruments after every concert.  At first I thought, "why??" but then I remember thinking that is freaking awesome. In reality is was just Paul Stanley smashing his guitar but who cares.  That's why I had NO problem watching almost an hour of this debauchery.