Paul Stanley has yet again mocked Patrick MacDonald’s 1974 Seattle concert review in the Seattle Times, saying his words become “funnier every year.”
MacDonald reviewed KISS’ May 25, 1974 performance at the Paramount Northwest, and MacDonald described KISS as “a very flashy glitter band that tries to make up in theatrics what it lacks musically,” and said it was an “amusing rock extravaganza” while calling their songs as appealing on “strictly on the moron level … made up of a series of simple chords any child could learn and lyrics that are there because they rhyme.
He added, “I hope the four guys who make up the group, whose names don’t matter, are putting money away for the future. The near future, because KISS won’t be around long.”
Stanley tweeted some of MacDonald’s review on Twitter, saying, “This grows funnier every year. And to the gentleman who wrote this ‘prophecy’… In 1974 I hope YOU were putting away YOUR money for the future. It’s not easy being an unemployed critic.”
MacDonald wrote for The Seattle Times for 35 years, retiring in 2008. He wrote in his farewell column: “What am I going to do now? Well, of course, I’m going to rock ‘n’ roll all night and party every day!”
This grows funnier every year. And to the gentleman who wrote this "prophecy"… In 1974 I hope YOU were putting away YOUR money for the future. It's not easy being an unemployed critic. https://t.co/EEdk05z8Zz pic.twitter.com/RJNabluisM
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) May 27, 2021