Paul Stanley didn’t help turn Kiss into one of the greatest arena rock acts of all-time by keeping quiet, standing still, and plodding through the hits. No, the man is a born showman, and at every gig he’s out there running back and forth, dodging flames, dancing his ass off, and constantly pushing the crowd to blow the damn roof off the place. While his stage banter has never reached David Lee Roth levels of insanity, Stanley is well known for his many in-show asides to the audience; the yips, the quips, and the tall tales. EDM duo Snaked must be a pretty big fan of Stanley’s shtick, considering the group just excerpted a few of its favorite bon mots from over the years and mixed them together for a pretty impressive new dance track.
Appropriately titled “Paul Stanley,” the song combines various Starchild vocal chops drenched in reverb with music produced by New Jersey-based DJ Depressed Teenager and some tasty guitar lines from video game composer Hugh Myrone. All the classic Stanley tropes are present like praise for the crowd—“You people are dynamite!”—words of encouragement—“Just in case you start to get tired, we are just getting started!”—the temperature check—“You feelin’ good?”—and a few volume-tweaking calls for the audience to get “Louder!”
Stanley himself seemed to find the whole thing pretty amusing, tweeting out a link to the track with the caption, “Starting my day WITH THIS…Ha! What do YOU think?!?”