In a conversation with Triple M, bassist Gene Simmons talked about the Kiss song hit “I Was Made for Lovin’ You,”.
Below you can check a few parts of the conversation.
I got to ask you about ‘I Was Made for Lovin’ You,’ that was a really big hit.
“It was a huge hit around the world, it did OK in America. Paul [Stanley, vocals/guitar] wrote that one with a few other people…
“And I just generally prefer harder-hitting stuff that hits you in the chest, which is why I wrote ‘I Love It Loud,’ and more the hard-rocking guitar things.
“Paul walks in one day, and he says, ‘I’ve got a brand new song…’ I’ll never forget this.
“To this day, it’s not my favorite song to play, but when we play it, everybody goes and sings, and that’s when I go, ‘OK, you’re right, I’m wrong…’
“So Paul walks in and says, ‘I’ve got a brand new song.’ ‘OK, what’s it about?’
“He goes, ‘Well, here are the lyrics…’ ‘I want to give it all to you.’ ‘Oh, fantastic! What’s the next line?’ ‘In the darkness…’ ‘Oh great, that’s cool. OK, how does it go?’
“He starts playing, and I go, ‘What’s my part?’ He goes, ‘Do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do…’ ‘Oh, no… Paul…’
“He goes, ‘No, no, everybody should sing,’ like you’re in a campfire and everybody’s singing like girls.
“To this day, I spit fire, lick the dirt off the floor with my enormous tongue, and then when the song comes up, I got to stand there and go, ‘Do-do-do…’ Kill me now.”