Here’s a record you don’t need, unless you’re a KISS collector. Then you totally need it.
From The Stacks: KISS, ‘Paul Stanley’
KISS is out on the road for their “we really mean it this time” farewell tour, and lead singer Paul Stanley is under fire. For years both fans and detractors have noted […]
Deep Cuts: Originals Less Famous Than Their Cover Versions
Mary Tyler Moore died recently, and as a tribute a friend of mine posted the song that became the Mary Tyler Moore Show theme song. Listening to that track got me to […]
Deep Cuts: Classic (Instrumental) Rock
Rock and roll, for all of its memorable riffs and heavy beats, is really a lyric-based medium.
Deep Cuts: Songs About Mirrors
Mirrors, you’re a bunch of dirty liars.
From The Stacks: KISS – Love Gun
KISS’s sixth LP was the beginning of the end for the world’s biggest band. This was the last studio album recorded entirely by the original lineup, and the first featuring an Ace […]
From The Stacks: KISS ALIVE II
By the time KISS Alive II was released in 1977, the mighty KISS machine was essentially a money press. In three and a half short years, Casablanca Records managed to stuff the […]
169. Since I Packed Up and Left On My Own
Life settled into a pauper’s groove. I enjoyed Record Bar but the pay was terrible, so I tried to hustle up a better job wherever I could. The guy at the end […]
Deep Cuts: Press Play When I’m Dead
Between this week’s memoir piece, my mother’s illness, and my ever-present awareness that I’m falling apart, death has been on my mind a lot lately. There’s nothing I hate more than going […]
Deep Cuts: New York
New York looms large in the American imagination, especially for creative types. That’s where it all happens: The Chelsea Hotel, The Cafe Wha?, SoHo, Greenwich Village. Brooklyn kids. Warriors, come out to […]