KISS Perform “Goin’ Blind” During Soundcheck @ Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden – 2022 – VIDEO

KISS perform the track “Goin’ Blind,” from 1974’s ‘Hotter Than Hell,’ during soundcheck at Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. Watch the video below.

“Goin’ Blind” was the band’s first ballad. The lyrics are about a 93-year-old man’s agonized attempt to communicate with a 16-year-old girl.

Canadian progressive rock band Rush, who had opened for Kiss during both bands’ early years, poked fun at this song with “I Think I’m Going Bald”, from their 1975 album ‘Caress of Steel.’ In the book Contents Under Pressure, Rush frontman Geddy Lee explained: “We were touring a lot with Kiss in those days, and they had a song called “I Think I’m Going Blind.” So, we were kind of taking the piss out of that title by just coming up with this.” Lee noted that the title originated with Rush drummer Neil Peart, who was making light of the fact that guitarist Alex Lifeson was constantly worried about the future possibility of going bald, often employing “all kinds of ingredients to put on his scalp. And I think it just got Neil thinking about aging.” –Wikipedia


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