Everyone has a song they love by a band they don’t — I’m sure a handful immediately come to mind. But what about songs you love by bands you, well, almost hate? I have a recent one, and it’s “New York Groove” by none other than Kiss. Yes, that KISS.
It’s track two, on side two, on the 1978 Ace Frehley vinyl LP. After hearing a DJ, earlier that night, I was instructed to put this one on, after midnight, while going through a friend records. I was initially aghast at the idea, but sure enough, within seconds of the needle hitting the grooves I was wholly on board.
This has, so far, been my ultimate summer jam. Throw this on in a DJ set, cast aside those preconceptions, and get down. I later learned that the track is actually a cover song by the band Hello, so that’s probably why I like it. Sorry KISS.
What songs do you dig by bands you really don’t? Hit us up in the comments — don’t be shy.