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Shout It Out Loud

Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Bob Ezrin

One of these ideas came from Wicked Lester's cover of The Hollies "I Wanna Shout." Gene remembers that the "shout it, shout it, shout it out loud" part of the song just came naturally when Bob and Paul were playing around with some chord ideas on Bob's piano. However, he could possibly also admit that he liked the anthem-like possibilities of the Hollies' original, which that original lacked and that KISS had tried to pursue. Bob believes that this song best captures the "Destroyer" era of KISS, the interplay of the members, and the creativity of the band. Bob recalled in an interview with KISS online, "The thing just took off... We knew exactly what that song was going to sound within half an hour." Another reflection of Wicked Lester, though not of their cover of "I Wanna Shout" was Gene and Paul trading off the lead vocals on the verses of the song.

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