KISS Studio Albums Ranked Part Three: The 90s & 2000s

At the dawn of a new decade, KISS, like many bands, once again found themselves at a crossroads. The 80s had proved tumultuous on many levels, with the band surviving sonic challenges, lineup changes, and commercial adversity from all angles.

Treasured Island: Two Lives Defined Via Music

Like many of us, music is in our DNA, and we can’t imagine life without it. The records below are the few that we’d take with us come hell or high water, and for one reason or another, have defined our travels through life to this point.

The Return of Sam Loomis: Unseen & Restored 8mm KISS Footage Emerges!

That is not all that has been seen today with the rebirth of the Sam Loomis YouTube account. This is just enough to sink your teeth into for the time being. Keep your eyes peeled for my next article as I go through the rest of what has been uploaded!

Bernardo Palmeirim Finds Balance Through Education, Music, and Composition

Palmeirim confesses to us, “That having so many projects on my hands, inspires me to keep on going and putting my heart out into my music, sharing my work with the world.”

Songs That Would Make Good Themes For Life

Ever hear someone say, “That’s the story of my life?” Merle Haggard even wrote a song about someone telling his life in a song. With that in mind, let’s tiptoe through the tulips with ten suggestions for themes for life.

Jack White Gets Rootsy with Entering Heaven Alive

2022 was already off to the races with one of the best rock albums that had come out so far this year with Jack White’s Fear of the Dawn. With the overall tone of the record, it felt that Jack had come full circle with his Detroit-infused bluesy garage rock roots and the end result was perhaps his heaviest album.

The Human Expression: The Band That Could’ve Had It All

The Human Expression could’ve had it all, but their music doesn’t allow you to mope or dwell on what could’ve been. They married psychedelic rock with garage rock and gave us just enough timeless hits to remember them by. They were here for a good time, not a long time, and it shows.

Classical Orchestration Founded Through Mid-Western Exploration

Ohio has given birth to a kind-hearted cellist, with whom one is about to get acquainted. His name is Ken Kubota, “a midwestern kind of guy,” as he says about himself, and one can find him in New York City.

This is Where We Walked, This is Where We Swam: R.E.M.’s Transitional Album Lifes Rich Pageant

Overall, I feel Lifes Rich Pageant was a major cog in R.E.M.’s transition to more mainstream success. This allowed them to explore themselves further artistically, as such, it’s why I feel it is most likely their most important album.

Watch KISS Perform in 1974 with Paul Stanley’s Bandit Makeup

The year is 1974, Neil Bogart started a new label called Casablanca Records and the first band he signs is decked out in black leather, studs, platform heels, and kabuki makeup. Sam Loomis has uploaded some video nuggets that perfectly capture the early essence of KISS at the earliest stage of their professional career. 

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