At the time, the gym was right by my office, so I just had to go around the corner and take a few snaps. Well, they were different ― they were loud. They all had six-inch, platform shoes and face paint. People were kind of like, ‘Woah, what are these guys?’
I had played in a top 40s rock band for about five years as well, so I was just quite interested. Their music, I thought, was pretty good. But the SAIT gym at that time, the reverberation around walls, and being heavy metal, the bricks were just bulging from the sound (laughs). And then the dried ice and the fog would come on and Gene Simmons would lick his eyebrows almost.”
Frank Shufletoski, Journalism Arts ’74 | Former SAIT instructor for 34 years
Editor’s note: Frank Shufletoski’s influence spans across the globe. The former instructor is credited with creating the photo major portion of SAIT’s Journalism program. The photos he took at the 1974 KISS concert were later published in the 2013 KISS biography ‘Nothin’ to Lose: The Making of KISS’ by Ken Sharp, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons.