Word-Salad Wednesdays: KISS – All Hell’s Breakin’ Loose

Everyone else is doing Wordless Wednesdays, instead I’d like to institute a new weekly feature here at GJCTU, Word-Salad Wednesdays. Each week I’ll be featuring a song that, no matter what its other redeeming features, was apparently lyricised by throwing a rhyming dictionary into a blender, hitting pureé, and then recording the result. Given the state of pop music over the last forty plus years, I figure I should have enough material to last until the Second Coming, or until I get bored with the concept.

Our inaugural issue features this rather atypical KISS single from the beginning of the makeup-free era. Even surprisingly heavy bass-driven riffs and an obscenely ridiculous (i.e. entertaining as hell) video featuring post-apocalyptic rapier dueling (in stiletto heels, no less) can’t distract from the fact that the lyrics make no damned sense at all.

I do have to agree with a friend in high school who opined that you could swap out Vinnie Vincent for Joan Jett and no-one would be the wiser (looks-wise anyhow).

Actual Lyrics (for the devoted masochist)

Street hustler comes up to me one day
And I’m walkin’ down the street, mindin’ my own business
Now he looks me up and he looks me down and says
“Hey man, what be this and what be that
And why you gotta look like that?”
Well I just looked at him, I kinda laughed, I said
“Hey man, I am cool, I am the breeze”

Haven’t you heard, there’s a new revolution
Gotta spread the word, too much confusion

All hell’s breakin’ loose, hey hey have you read the news?
All hell’s breakin’ loose, overloadin’ an’ blowin’ my fuse
All hell’s breakin’ loose, day and night baby, night and day
All hell’s breakin’ loose, in the streets there’s a brand new way, yeah

You know we ain’t always winners but this is the life we choose
And we won’t change or rearrange and we ain’t ever ever gonna lose
It ain’t always easy when the goin’ gets rough
When you’re gettin’ even, you gotta show your stuff, tell about it now

Take a look around, only one solution
Set the world on fire, fight the institution
Gonna stand our ground, feel the new sensation
Something’s goin’ down, rock the nation

All hell’s breakin’ loose, hey hey, have you read the news?
All hell’s breakin’ loose, overloadin’ an’ blowin’ my fuse
All hell’s breakin’ loose, day and night baby, night and day
All hell’s breakin’ loose, take it

Haven’t you heard, only one solution
Gotta spread the word, you gotta tell it to the people right now
Take a look around, feel the new sensation
Set the world on fire, rock the nation

All hell’s breakin’ loose, all hell’s breakin’ loose
All hell’s breakin’ loose, baby baby baby baby
All hell’s breakin’ loose, hey hey, have you read the news?
All hell’s breakin’ loose, overloadin’ an’ blowin’ my fuse
All hell’s breakin’ loose, day and night baby, night and day
All hell’s breakin’ loose, in the streets you can hear them say

Dishonorable Mention: I Love It Loud


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