The Return of Pixie Esmonde – Ep290

The Return of Pixie Esmonde – Ep290

KISSMAS in July gets even cooler this week with The Return of Pixie Esmonde! Pixie, former wardrobe manager for KISS (1979-1980), quickly became one of our favorite guests. Her quick wit and fantastic stories had us in stitches and we knew we had to have her back on the show. If you missed her first appearance, be sure to go HERE and check it out. We promise, you won’t regret it. Return of Pixie In…

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KISS Retro-active – Dynasty (1979)

KISS Retro-active – Dynasty (1979)

“We had to fight to be accepted It wasn’t right and I protested For hangin’ out we got arrested Every day life in the city“ – Hard Times In honor of Kissmass in July 2017, I am taking a retro (active) look at four of the least loved KISS albums. To tie in with this, we have been asking readers on our Facebook page to give us their thoughts on each of the albums.  Some of…

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Keepin’ it positive for KISSmas – Paul Stanley

Keepin’ it positive for KISSmas – Paul Stanley

Hey there, and a very Happy KISSmas in July! Just in case you’ve wandered in here by mistake, KISS is a huge band, commanding a huge and devoted following. Most fans have favourite eras and line-ups and enjoy them regardless but for some arguing about who & what is best seems to take up most of their time. Personally, I just like the music, and the performance, in and of itself, no matter what era…

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KISSmas in July: Studio Albums Ranked (#10-#1)

KISSmas in July: Studio Albums Ranked (#10-#1)

Part 2! If you didn’t read part one you can read it here. I’m going to start this post off very similarly to the last one. First I’d like to note that these are strictly my opinions as a fan and not as a critic. If this was being done as a critic then the list would be almost completely different. Secondly these are a reflection of my opinions and not that of Decibel Geek,…

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KISSmas In July: Studio Albums Ranked (#20-#11)

KISSmas In July: Studio Albums Ranked (#20-#11)

This is my first time doing something like this, ranking a bands albums and giving my reasons in the rankings, but I’ve been looking forward to doing something like this for about a year. Initially I had planned Judas Priest to be the first band whose albums I’d rank, but to celebrate Decibel Geek‘s KISSmas in July I jumped at the chance to do this with KISS albums. First I’d like to note that these are…

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KISSmas In July: Ranking The KISS Album Covers

KISSmas In July: Ranking The KISS Album Covers

You have to be among the haters not to acknowledge that KISS is responsible for all time great album covers.  While the non-makeup years produced largely forgettable (Asylum) to downright bad (Animalize) covers, the make-up era is full of great examples of how a record’s cover can really enhance the experience of purchasing and listening to a record.  I spent countless hours of my youth with my headphones on scouring every inch of every KISS album cover looking for…

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