Former The Biters frontman Tuk Smith releases video for cover of KISS’ “Hard Luck Woman”
Current Tuk Smith & The Restless Hearts and former The Biters frontman Tuk Smith has released a video for his cover of KISS‘ classic track “Hard Luck Woman.” Interestingly, Smith chose to put on Paul Stanley‘s Starchild KISS makeup rather than Peter Criss‘ Cat KISS makeup for the video.
The following message was posted on Tuk Smith & The Restless Hearts‘ Facebook page earlier today (with slight edits):
“The “Hard Luck Woman” video debuted last Saturday night on “Tuks Rock n Roll Funhouse”.
Now I’m gearing up for the next episode…
Video by @videotahim
Make up by me?
p.s. Yes, I’m aware Peter Criss sang this song originally, but Paul Stanley wrote it and he is my spirit animal in Kiss.”
Wikipedia provides the following summary about “Hard Luck Woman” (with slight edits): “”Hard Luck Woman” is a song by American hard rock band Kiss and the lead single from their 1976 album, Rock and Roll Over. It was originally written by Paul Stanley as a possible track for Rod Stewart, but after the success of the ballad “Beth”, Kiss decided to keep it for themselves as a follow-up. Stanley has stated his admiration and love of Stewart‘s music numerous times, and that “Hard Luck Woman” was inspired by Rod Stewart, in particular the songs “Maggie May” and “You Wear It Well”. While Stewart’s music served as a partial inspiration for the song, the nautical themed song “Brandy” by American pop-rock band Looking Glass served as Stanley’s main inspiration.”
Tuk Smith‘s “Hard Luck Woman” video: