Thunder – Backstreet Symphony (Retro Album Review)

Thunder – Backstreet Symphony (Retro Album Review)

Every once in a while, you come across a band that you want the world to know about. I came across one of those bands in 1990 when I was in high school. I first saw the video for “Dirty Love” from Thunder on MTV  (remember when MTV showed videos?). It made me run right out and buy Backstreet Symphony on cassette (I didn’t have a CD player yet). It blew me away. Other than “Dirty Love” and “Love Walked In,” Thunder didn’t…

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KISSmas in July: Who Saved KISS?

KISSmas in July: Who Saved KISS?

On December 16th, 1979, the last show of KISS’ Dynasty tour, one thing was certain.  Something had to give.  Peter was an unreliable grump who barely partook in the recording of Dynasty.  His live performances were as erratic as his off-stage behavior.  While still towing the company line, Ace had grown ambivalent as he was only slightly more into being in KISS than Peter at this point.  And Gene and Paul were building a wall between…

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