I was driving aimlessly along a road the other day with a Kiss CD in the car stereo. "Plod plod plod" I thought aloud, wincing at how tunes like Shout It Out Loud and Cold Gin have aged very very badly. Many Kiss songs sound very very dated. But lo and behold, whenever a tune … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: Are the Peter Criss-sung Kiss tunes the best in the Kiss catalogue ?
First off, let me say that as an ex-Kiss addict - a band I gave 25 years to, I am very much qualified to give my opinion on why I think Kiss should retire in 2012. Many devoted Kiss fans are not going to like what I write and will not agree with me. That’s … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: Why KISS Should Retire in 2012
We here at the Rockbrat HQ love many Japanese HM bands from yesteryear. However as I've written previously, one of the worst aspects of the crowded music scene here is a lack of originality. A great example is stage make-up. Countless rock n roll outfits here love the grease paint, which is fine, and there … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: About E.M Jail O’Hashi and the Peter Criss make-up
The Rockbrat remembers that 1986 was a good year for all things KISS. Not only was Ace back (the Rockbrat remembers playing Ace’s ‘Live At The L’amour’ Bootleg LP a hell of a lot during this period, with Richie Scarlett and Anton Fig on board), but after reading through Circus or Rock Scene or Metal … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: Peter Criss and Balls Of Fire (1986)
Jerry Nolan was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1946. Having a soldier as a stepfather meant relocation to Hawaii where he spent his formative years. It was in Hawaii that he witnessed an Elvis Presley show, which made a lasting impression. He took up the drums and listened to the wild rockers of the … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: Jerry Nolan (1946 – 1992)