Gene Simmons
demo'ed with VIRGIN

Recorded : 1979
Produced by : Gene Simmons
Time : 07:02

01 I Have Just Begun To Fight (3:37) .........
02 Reputation (3:25) .........

musicians :

Gene Simmons (vocals, bass)
Tom Moody (guitars)
Chuck Billing (drums)

NOTES (by Julian Gill) :
Track 1: While this song is often described as being an "Asylum" demo it was originally demoed in early 1979. The original demo is far superior to the generally circulating piece (which runs 1:33) in terms of quality and runs 3.30. During 1978/9 Gene Simmons was working with the boy-band Virgin (who were managed by Bill Aucoin), producing an album that was never released. At the same time Gene was demoing material with Virgin drummer Chuck Billings. Chuck, and Virgin's guitarist, Tom Moody, were also present at the KISS Magic Mountain, Valencia show for "KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park" along with teen-idol Leif Garrett (who Chuck would later have a band with). Tom would also help out on rhythm guitar on a couple of the 4 or 5 songs Gene and Chuck recorded - one, whose title is currently unknown, was later recorded for a KISS album.

Track 2: A prototype of the more common 1982 version that runs 3.04. Unlike the later version this track has more in common with Gene's 1970s demos in terms of style.
It is also structurally different...

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