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Charisma

Gene Simmons, Howard Marks

The input of Howard Marks spurred Gene to write this piece, which was based loosely on the Wicked Lester song "Simple Type" (Sharp, Ken - Goldmine). While Howard was KISS' business manager he had also received an earlier song-writing credit on Gene's "Living In Sin." He had something of a musical background, having written jingles with Sean Delaney for their Music Department company. This jingle background gave birth to the song, according to Gene, "He jotted down a few lines I liked. 'What is ma? Charisma... and so on.' I wrote the song around a few of his lines" (GeneSimmons.com).

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