More 80s movie tie-in goodness. The Dudes of Wrath were actually a briefly-lived (a couple songs on a single soundtrack) supergroup consisting of Paul Stanley (KISS), Desmond Child (better known as the writer of half the power-ballad-hair-band hits of the time than as a vocalist), Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard), Guy Mann-Dude, Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, […]Read more "Monster, Monster II – Shocker"
C’mon, y’all know I love me some Lordi (and some KISS) so there was no way none of their newer stuff was making the list. This one is interesting as it was written by the Starchild himself, Paul Stanley, and Afro-punk pioneer Jean Beauvoir (of Plasmatics fame) way back in the 80s, and had things […]Read more "Monster, Monster II – Saturday Morning Cartoon Edition"
Why were the 80s all about the Post-Apocalypse anyway? Even the music videos all took place After The End.Read more "Music (videos) for the Post-Apocalypse"
Saw this and thought it was just weird enough to share. Kiss’s 1970’s proto-metal ode to mild pedophilia (well, one of them, but at least Christine Sixteen is less disturbing than Domino, given that the age difference was a lot less in the mid 70s than the mid 90s) as an acoustic set by a […]Read more "Odd Choice for an Acoustic Set"
Everyone else is doing Wordless Wednesdays, instead I’d like to institute a new weekly feature here at GJCTU, Word-Salad Wednesdays. Each week I’ll be featuring a song that, no matter what its other redeeming features, was apparently lyricised by throwing a rhyming dictionary into a blender, hitting pureé, and then recording the result. Given the […]Read more "Word-Salad Wednesdays: KISS – All Hell’s Breakin’ Loose"
Did I really just hear Beth in a freaking Volkswagen commercial? What is this world coming to? Somehow is seems appropriate that it involves an amusement park (which reminds me, I’ve still gotta do full movie review on that whole KISS and Scooby Doo thing). Here’s the last time that happened. OK, gotta go put my […]Read more "What the..?"
So shortly before they threw the makeup back on and went back to mostly just stagnantly doing the same old stuff that made them famous in the 70s, KISS dropped the Revenge album. By far the heaviest (and in my opinion, musically best) stuff they ever turned out (yeah, yeah, Destroyer, whatever, this is my […]Read more "Monster, Monster – Unholy"
You know, far a band who’s bassist’s schtick was heavily influenced by old horror films and specifically by Lon Chaney Sr., KISS had very little horror-themed stuff in the catalog. There’s a better example that we’ll get to eventually, but this 1998 effort off the first (only) album recorded during the brief return of original […]Read more "Monster, Monster – Psycho Circus"
Just some thoughts on a couple of things I’ve seen in recent weeks that don’t rate their own full posts. Possibly mildly spoileriffic, but everything is at least a week past broadcast now. Between went a long way towards showing that not all Netflix original programming is going to be a modern classic. Man, every […]Read more "Random Thoughts: What I’ve Been Watching"
Or at least it will be on July 21st. I am so totally getting a copy and then abusing it for your reading pleasure. I took my PANRE (Physician Assistant Re-certification Exam) today. I’ve been told that everyone walks out of the door convinced they failed, so I am taking my utter conviction that I […]Read more "Random Thoughts: So This is a Thing Now"