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You Wanted The Best

Gene Simmons

Gene commented, "It's interesting, 'You Wanted The Best' is the first time we've all sung together. The lyrics talk about a time when everyone in the band was bitching at each other in the press. With family, there's always a mixture of affection and bickering. Listen, we're really servants of the people. Ultimately we have to brush aside our internal differences for the greater of the whole, the greater good, which is the fans. The least we owe them is to shut up, get up on stage and put out" (KISS PR).

This song started out life in 1977 called "Just Give Me Love" though Gene would drastically rework the song to make it the story of the band members. According to Gene, Tommy plays lead guitar, including the guitar solo on this track. However, Tommy has also suggested that the guitar may have been Ace. This song was the second US radio single which reached #22 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks charts.

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