I made the instrumental and Technicolor Gramophone did the rest. He asked me to make a track like classic KISS so I was all over that. I was thinking Strutter, King Of The Nighttime World, Mr. Speed and Take Me when I recorded this with some of that Dressed To Kill urgency and classic Rock 'n Roll riffs. You think it'd be easy to make something like Room Service, C'mon & Love Me and Getaway until you try it yourself. The drums were very difficult for me to keep up, I was trying to groove them hard and I found I couldn't do too many fills or I'll go right out of time. I've been battling the metronome big time recently. It's not my absolute tightest and best mixed song but it still LOOKS LIKE ONE OF THOSE HOT NIGHTS FOR ROCK 'N ROLL. WE GONNA GET THIS PLACE SO HOT, WE GONNA HAVE TO CALL OUT...Tattooed Tina.
I learnt drums from KISS and Ac/Dc songs so I have much love for Peter Criss' drumming. In the day he had awesome groove and brought a great feel to the tracks. His drums on Rock 'n Roll Over are so awesome and I love his solo during 100,000 Years on Alive. Eric Carr is the member of KISS I have the most respect and admiration for. He seemed like a really good guy and he was the ball of energy KISS needed to get through the 80's. The first time I played drums I knew what to do from watching Eric in the Animalize Live videos. I Love It Loud was the first KISS song I tried playing on drums (naturally) and the ones I usually played to were Deuce, Strutter, Plaster Caster, God Of Thunder (with drum solo of course) and Black Diamond (featuring me screaming the vocals because you know, it's the drummers song man). and guitar solos, I learnt it all from Ace man. Lots of respect for Bruce Kulick also, that solo in Tears Are Falling is one of the greatest of 80's Rock.
The one constant between my 12-year old self and my current one is a love of early KISS. This track let me live out all my teenage rock star fantasies, and I got to be both Paul Stanley AND Gene Simmons. Kurtis did an amazing job of replicating the early KISS sound - the riffs, the rhythms ... kudos to him!
(Lyrics by Technicolor Gramophone)
Tattooed Tina, tattooed sleeves-uh
ex-ballerina, Tattooed Tina
She's got a cool 70's shag hairdo
Like Suzi Quatro
A '78 Datsun 280zx
A bulldog named Boris
She's an old-fashioned rocker
She's got a Jedi sword
and a Motorhead surfboard
Yoga teacher yogurt eater
In the building
Her license plate holder
Couldn't be bolder
Cos it says "Do it in a Datsun"
and she looks so cool in the hot sun
She's standing on her head
In a bed of grass outside my window
and I'm on tippy toes
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