By the end of the ’70’s and into the 80’s Kiss had lost the plot. They were still making an album a year which is amazing to think of now in a world where bands can take 5 to 10 years between albums. Dynasty, Unmasked and Music from the Elder were to me all pretty crap. In 1983 they did the unthinkable and removed the make-up. At the same time they released Lick It Up which was a really good album and probably saved their careers.