The Thing from Outer Space

 by Shawn Patterson

If you're old enough to have witnessed the rock group KISS in their mid-'70s salad days, you know they appeared bigger than God. However, if you are not old enough, guys like Ace Frehley probably come across as no-talent chuckleheads in grease paint and clown shoes. Regardless, the whacked-out stage theatrics, loud costumes and seemingly endless guitar noodling of "Ace from Outer Space" inspired at least two generations of electric guitarists.

So, Kiddies, grab your old man's vintage Les Paul, cram a couple o' smoke bombs under the pickups and tear up this tribute to vintage Ace!


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