When it comes to the guitar, speak to me with your playing. Send me a message without actually talking to me. I don’t care how fast you can play, or how many notes you can jam in a 30-second solo. Is that impressive from a technical standpoint? Sure. Does it speak to me personally? Not really.
You hear a lot about “mood music.” Well for me, the music of KISS is “any mood music.” So, today I’ve done just that. KISS Guitarists Ranked, will run through my personal ranking of the group’s lead guitarists.
I know all too well that many will say, “Hair Metal sucks” as a default response to the opening chords of “Dr. Feelgood,” I’ve also learned that the devout fanbase that makes Hair Metal so special, still remains and that they too have a voice.
There is always going to be “that guy.” You know the type, the one who has to put the genre down, while he sips his imported IPA and reads obscure 19th-century poetry, while his earbuds pump the latest Nirvana or My Bloody Valentine clone into his ears.
Without going into anymore grizzled details, KISS has been a huge part of my life, Joe’s life and subsequently, our friendship. So, today Joe and I are going to hash out five albums that were important to us as proud members of the KISS Army.
There’s an old quote for the book/movie High Fidelity, “What came first? The music or the misery?” I often wonder about that. What does it really mean? Could be the story of indie bands. Groups who create music only to have next to nobody ever hear it?
Hot take- vinyl is booming because of the advent of the CD. How’s that now? You thought CDs killed vinyl? Yeah, they did. I’ll explain.
Today, we’re taking a trip back to 1993. A world where Clarence and Alabama met, fell in love, got married and became unwitting cocaine dealers all in a matter of days. Does it sound unrealistic? Maybe so, but never-the-less- it’s a great story!
Well, it’s that time of year again. The dead of winter. The temperature begins to drop. Leaves have already fallen. Less sun. More clouds. Things start to smell differently. If you’re a beach goer, then you’re probably pretty bummed, but if you’re like me, and your average body temperature is somewhere between the surface of the sun and a raging volcano, then you’re probably welcoming winter and the cooler weather with open arms.
The Christmas season is wrapping up, and thus another season of buying Christmas vinyl is nearly a wrap (unwrapped?) too. That said, given how long this year has already been, it’s never too late to start filling out your Christmas music section.