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KISS: Ranking Every Song Part Four (Feature)

KISS: Ranking Every Song Part Four (Feature)

Here it is.  The top 50 KISS songs.   If you missed them, go back to see 219-151, 150-101 or 100-51.   50           “X-Ray Eyes” – As a kid when a new KISS album would come out, I’d look at the song titles and try to guess who sings what song.  I figured with that title this was an Ace track for sure. 49           “Rockin’ In The USA” – By 1978 Gene and his dick were world…

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KISS: Ranking Every Song Part Three (Feature)

KISS: Ranking Every Song Part Three (Feature)

Continuing on, if you missed part one or part two, please go back and check them out.  Here is 100-51.   100        “Killer” – Another song where Gene’s unique delivery and strong melody helps you get past the lyrics. 99           “Thief In The Night” – Legend has it Paul was unaware that this song was on a Wendy O Williams record that Gene produced.  And none to happy when he did find out.  Who knows. …

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KISS: Ranking Every Song Part Two (Feature)

KISS: Ranking Every Song Part Two (Feature)

Welcome to part two of KISS: Ranking Every Song.  If you missed part one, check it out here.  Based on the comments from part one, no introduction paragraph is needed.  So here you go.  150-201.  Enjoy.   150        “Spit” – Revenge is a popular record among KISS fans.  Myself included.  But on a recent spin I felt less connected with it than I recall.  That said it may be too high praise to say this…

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KISS: Ranking Every Song Part One

KISS: Ranking Every Song Part One

My love for KISS over the last 40 plus years is fairly well documented. I have always taken pride in how important the music was to me from the very beginning.  The imagery and personas were definitely a drawing point too.  But more than the toys or dolls or posters etc, I wanted the records.  Money for stuff like that was pretty scarce in my home growing up.  So I often faced the choice.  Did…

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OVERKILL – Wings Over Minneapolis (Concert Review)

OVERKILL – Wings Over Minneapolis (Concert Review)

While I have never been a source of shame for my parents, I have definitely lived a life filled with milestones that aren’t necessarily “that’s my boy” territory.  You can officially add breaking my Overkill cherry to the “things my Mom won’t reference as a source of boastful parental pride at church group” pile.  (Sorry ma.  I gotta be me.)  It seems almost impossible I hadn’t seen Overkill prior to this.  In the mid Nineties,…

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Michael Sweet-“We’re not going to have actors portraying us and cheesing it out”

Michael Sweet-“We’re not going to have actors portraying us and cheesing it out”

Speaking with Bakko on a recent appearance on the Cobras & Fire Podcast, Stryper lead singer Michael Sweet mentioned they were working on a documentary. “We’re working on a documentary.  A very unique special documentary.  It’s going to take us a couple of years at least to finish.  We started working on it already.  But I mean it’s the very first stages of it.  It’s a documentary.  It’s not a bio-pic.  We’re not going to…

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GODSMACK – The Legend Is On The Rise (Concert Review)

GODSMACK – The Legend Is On The Rise (Concert Review)

It’s hard to believe it’s almost been 20 years since I first saw Godsmack on an Ozzfest side stage.  That S/T debut record from the Boston natives may have been the last real shift hard rock experienced.  Almost twenty years later finds the band touring in support of their 7th studio album When Legends Rise. Bringing Danish rockers Volbeat along wasn’t a bad idea either.   I’m not sure if this was considered a co-headlining…

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BADFLOWER – OK, I’m Sick (Album Review)

BADFLOWER – OK, I’m Sick (Album Review)

  I interviewed Badflower in the media tent at Northern Invasion in 2017. By that point, I had already fallen in love with their EP Temper and their debut single “Soap”.  NI would be the second time I saw them live and both times they killed it.  Meeting them face to face it hit me just how young these guys were.  Even by rock standards.  So when I saw them again a couple of weeks…

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RON KEEL BAND – Fight Like A Band (Album Review)

RON KEEL BAND – Fight Like A Band (Album Review)

I’ve followed the career of Ron Keel since I dropped some of my paper route money on the Cedar Mall Drug counter in exchange for my cassette copy of The Right To Rock. I was a horrible paper boy.  I may have been chronically late but I always packed my Walkman and The Right To Rock was an album that helped me ignore the angry customers shaking their fists as I rolled in with their…

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Tony Harnell – “I Hated The Name (TNT)”

Tony Harnell – “I Hated The Name (TNT)”

Former TNT vocalist Tony Harnell was a guest on the Cobras & Fire Podcast.  When asked about the name TNT being used by AC/DC cover bands he said: “When I joined the band in 84’. One of the things I really tried to convince them right off the bat, I tried to convince them to change the name.  That was one of the first things.  They got sick of it because I wouldn’t let it go. …

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