Ken Kelly’s “Destroyer”

Kiss “Destroyer” was my first record ever. I actually got it on 8 Track, believe it or not. I had older cousins that introduced me to Kiss and when I saw that cover I was enthralled. I spent hours listening to that record and staring deeply into the art. I was especially drawn to Gene Simmons boots. I still want a pair of those. So you can imagine how  happy I was to stumble across this interview with illustrator Ken Kelly, who created not one but two painting of this iconic image. Thanks Ken, for this epic cover. And thanks to my cousin’s Greg and Doug for setting me on the path.


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