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Encyclopedia > Shandi (song)
"Shandi"
"Shandi" cover
Single by KISS
from the album Unmasked
Released 1980 (US)
Format 7"
Recorded The Record Plant,
New York City: 1980
Genre Hard Rock
Length 3 min 33 sec
Label Casablanca NB-2282 AS (US)
Chart positions
  • #47 (United States)
  • #70 (Canada)
  • #10 (Australia)
  • #5 (Auz)
  • #4 (Norway)
  • #28 (Germany)
  • #24 (Holland)
  • #6 (New Zealand)
KISS singles chronology
"Sure Know Something" / "Dirty Livin'"
(1979)
"Shandi" / "She's So European"
(1980)
"Tomorrow" / "Naked City"
(1980)

"Shandi" is a song by the American hardrock band KISS. Released on their 1980 album Unmasked, the song would prove to be a big hit in Australia where it reached #10 on the Australian charts.[1][2] The song would prove to be a hit in other countries as well, making the Top Ten in three other countries. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (900x900, 93 KB) From: http://www. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... KISS is an American heavy metal/hard rock/glam rock band formed in New York City in 1973. ... KISS released Unmasked in 1980. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... United States is the current Good Article Collaboration of the week! Please help to improve this article to the highest of standards. ... A gramophone record, (also phonograph record - often simply record) is an analog sound recording medium: a flat disc rotating at a constant angular velocity, with inscribed spiral grooves in which a stylus or needle rides. ... Nickname: Big Apple, City that never Sleeps Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... See also: 1979 in music, other events of 1980, 1981 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // [edit] Events [edit] January January 1 - Cliff Richard is appointed an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II. The only other pop music acts to be created MBEs are the... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A minute is a unit of time equal to 1/60th of an hour and to 60 seconds. ... Look up second in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article is about Casablanca, the record label. ... A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ... KISS is an American heavy metal/hard rock/glam rock band formed in New York City in 1973. ... Sure Know Something is a song by the American hard rock band KISS released on their 1979 album Dynasty. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... KISS is an American heavy metal/hard rock/glam rock band formed in New York City in 1973. ... KISS released Unmasked in 1980. ...


Written by vocalist/guitarist Paul Stanley and producer Vini Poncia, the song title was inspired by the Bruce Springsteen song "4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)".[3] Stanley Harvey Eisen (born January 20, 1952, Manhattan, New York) aka Paul Stanley, is an American Hard rock guitarist and vocalist for the rock band KISS. He is the writer or co-writer of most of the bands highest-charting hits, including Rock and Roll All Nite, Hard Luck... Vini Poncia (b. ... Conor Dent (born September 11, 2009) is an American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. ...

The video for "Shandi" would be Peter Criss' final appearance with the band until their reunion in 1996.
The video for "Shandi" would be Peter Criss' final appearance with the band until their reunion in 1996.

A promotional video was made for the song, which proved to be the final appearance of Peter Criss with the band before he left to begin a solo career in 1980. Image File history File links Shandi_video_1980. ... Image File history File links Shandi_video_1980. ... Peter Criss as he appeared on his 1978 solo album George Peter Criscuola (born December 20, 1945) a. ...


Although all four members of the band appear in the video, Stanley is the only member of the band to have actually played on the track. Session drummer Anton Fig plays drums, KISS roadie Tom Harper plays bass and professional songwriter Holly Knight plays keyboards, while Stanley sings lead and plays all guitars. Vini Poncia provided backing vocals to the track. Anton Fig is a top session drummer noted for his work as the drummer for David Lettermans house band. ... Holly Knight is a prolific songwriter, vocalist and musician, who has written some of the biggest hits in pop and rock music. ...


"Shandi" was the only song from the band's '80s output to be performed live during KISS' reunion tour in 1996. It was performed solo by Paul Stanley on guitar while the band was touring in Australia and New Zealand. The song was also played by KISS with the Melbourne Symphony Ensemble for the KISS Symphony: Alive IV performance and subsequent album in 2003. See also: 1995 in music, other events of 1996, 1997 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // January 8 - Madonnas stalker, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on five charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill the singer. ... // Events January - following an investigation by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and London detectives, police raids in England and the Netherlands recover nearly 500 original Beatles studio tapes, recorded during the Let It Be sessions. ...


References

  1. ^ International Chart History
  2. ^ KISS singles
  3. ^ Leaf, David and Ken Sharp. KISS: Behind the Mask: The Official Authorized Biography, Warner Books, 2003. ISBN 0-446-53073-5
KISS
Gene SimmonsPaul StanleyTommy ThayerEric Singer
Peter CrissAce FrehleyEric CarrVinnie VincentMark St. JohnBruce Kulick
Discography
Albums: StudioLiveCompilation
U.S. Top 40 Singles: "Rock and Roll All Nite" – "Shout It Out Loud" – "Beth" – "Hard Luck Woman" – "Calling Dr. Love" – "Christine Sixteen"
"Rocket Ride" – "New York Groove" – "I Was Made For Lovin' You" – "Forever"
Filmography: KISS Meets the Phantom of the ParkDetroit Rock City
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