Got to see them on 79 tour with original lineup. It was pretty mind blowing. I think even my Dad enjoyed it (one of the best presents he ever gave me, namely because he knew how much I loved them and was willing to take me ). I'd have to say Dressed to Kill from '75 is my favorite album, with Destroyer and the debut self titled one close behind. Not to mention Alive, a legendary live album.
You gotta give them credit for spending two hours putting on the makeup for all those years.
Looks like we're in the minority here. I can understand most negative opinions. I'd call them a guilty pleasure these days. Cheesy, yet oh so good.....
I could have written everything you wrote verbatim! The 1979 Dynasty tour (with Judas Priest opening) was my first concert ever! As a kid/early teen they were one of my favorite bands...along with the Beatles and Stones.
I actually have all of their albums including the new ones although the early years are still the best and what I listen too most when I put them on. I proudly admit that they are still a nostalgic guilty pleasure!!!
I have seen them live twice since 79, both times with makeup and the original 4.
In fact my cousin got free tickets to Ace about a month ago, so I went. yes it was cheezy, but so what