<title>Kiss - God Gave Rock and Roll To You II - Solo</title>
My recording of the solo from Kiss's "God Gave Rock and Roll To You II"
<series order="42">2022 music project</series>
I'm not a particularly big fan of Kiss, but I own one of their tab
books, so here I am. I was amused by the "II" suffix of this song;
I figured it was a case of a band ripping off their own music
like Metallica did with
Unforgiven</a>. But apparently it's a cover of a song by
the band Argent so Kiss wrote some more lyrics and then tacked a "II"
to the end of it to differentiate it from the original.<glacius:cite>I
just listened to Argent's version on YouTube, and frankly it's way better than
Kiss's version. Kiss just changed some lyrics, changed the guitar solo, added
a key change, and removed the organ solo. They also tuned down a half step. I can't
believe they were allowed to put their names on it as writers, since it's
basically a rip off. I feel betrayed. I can't believe I covered an inferior cover.
Even Kiss's guitar solo was worse. What a waste.</glacius:cite>
Comically, this was all done for the soundtrack of
the cinematic masterpiece
<a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101452/">Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey</a>.
<glacius:figure glacius:src="god-gave-rock-and-roll-to-you-ii-book.jpeg" type="image">
Transcription of the solo from <em>God Gave Rock & Roll To You II</em>
from the 1991 movie <em>Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey</em>
Even more amusingly, the world's hardest rocking Christian band
<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petra_(band)">Petra</a> also covered
it. I can only imagine the new connotations they added to it to make
it sufficiently religious.
Anyway, the solo has some harmony and I like that. So here's a cover.
This video is pretty bad. I should have turned my light on. I compensated
by jacking up the brightness in post but it looks pretty awful.
Cover of Bruce Kulick's solo from <em>God Gave Rock & Roll To You II</em>
(or maybe it was Ace Frehley or Paul Stanley I don't know who actually played
it this song isn't worth that much research)
Screenshot of my
<a href="https://ardour.org/">Ardour</a>/<a href="http://hydrogen-music.org/">Hydrogen</a>