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Nothin' To Lose

Gene Simmons

"Nothin' To Lose" is most notable for being the first KISS song to feature an "extra" player. Bruce Foster had previously done session work for Richie Wise, was brought in to supplement the band's sound on piano. Although later extras were usually not credited, Bruce's contribution was noted on the sleeve of the album. Gene has admitted that this song is about anal sex. This subtlety, or lack thereof, puts the song right in the same category as Aerosmith's "Walk This Way." Unlike Aerosmith, KISS didn't get away with it as the song was barely played when released as the band's debut single. According to Gene, the song "Was written actually on a bass guitar way early when I was still living in Bayside, actually in Flushing, Queens" (KISS Konfidential Radio Tapes).

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