Co-writer of KISS‘s legendary 1979 track, “I Was Made For Lovin’ You”, LGBTQ gay icon and legendary Aerosmith songwriter Desmond Child was recently interviewed by OMNY.fm and their show, Talkin’ Rock With Meltdown, and he discussed Paul Stanley. Child has several songwriting titles to his credit including Alice Cooper’s “Poison”, Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love a Bad Name”; as well Aerosmith’s “Dude Looks Like A Lady” and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts’ “I Hate Myself for Loving You”, just to name a few. Paul Stanley wants ‘prayers’ after awful KISS illness.
Here Child recalled the process behind the infamous KISS classic ‘I Was Made For Lovin’ You.’ Child said: “Well, at the time, I was performing with my group Desmond Child & Rouge, and my vision was to kind of… I’ve always done this kind of to forge styles together, so at that time, disco was very big, but also the invention of drum machines. So I had a little first drum machine ever, just doing that four on the floor and I was trying to write songs to a beat, and so when I went to write with Paul – because he was a fan of the group and said, ‘Hey, let’s try writing a song’ – I started saying, ‘Hey, how about we put KISS guitars on a dance beat?’. And that became ‘I Was Made for Lovin’ You”
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Child stated: “Well, they were used to a certain kind of thing, but to this day, that song, ‘I Was Made for Lovin’ You,’ it’s their biggest international hit, so, Gene’s never taken to the song, but I don’t know if you saw that movie [2016’s] ‘Why Him?’, that song’s all over that movie, and they actually appear in the movie and it’s, like, ‘Well, Gene showed up, he must not dislike it that much.'” Thanks to UG for the transcription.