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And it had fallen back off the stage-right stack, onto the stage, fell back and decapitated my double neck, sheared the head stock off the double neck, and it fell over on an old Gibson that I had on the road with me that I retired after that. " Alex then takes stock of the travel arrangements up to the point of this first properly successful album and tour and beyond. "That's actually interesting. We were in rental cars, well, a rental sedan [casualties, through '75 and 11,000 miles, included the mirror, radio and all the hubcaps], for the first year, and then we were in a station wagon for I guess the following year.
I think it was in Louisville, Kentucky, with two acoustics, and they were singing all these other songs, and they were really nice songs that they'd written that would never be Kiss songs! And, of course, we were from a whole different area, where it wasn't about the showbiz. It was all about the music and playing. "And we just sort of lost touch with them when the live album came out and they became huge, although we did go out to see them a couple times. Ace was a riot. Ace was very, very funny.
Neil has said that, lyrically, th song offers solutions to the concerns raised within the title track, and indeed the lyrics of the two songs link up seamlessly. Additionally, Closer to the Heart, with its chimes, is quite evocative of a Christmas carol, fitting A Farewell to Kings 59 in that its hit status was most intense during the Yuletide season of '77. Madrigal is the album's true ballad and is the only track for the record not played live (as a side note, Xanadu was previewed live in England).