podkisst7300300go.jpgIt’s been 35 years and KISS are still going strong, as are we… the KISS Army! We’ve seen many changes, shared some triumphs and losses, and enjoyed many heated debates along the way. Yet the more things change, the more they stay the same. It’s 35 years later, and KISS are still celebrating (and using) the songs and images from their earliest days to the delight of many a lucky fan.

The hunger of a band in its earliest days is something that defies words; truly, the music speaks for itself. The material created by KISS at the start of their career has stood the test of time, both live and on record (or 8-track, or tape, or whatever ya got!). KISS’ first album has a raw intensity few could argue with, and the songs rock without compromise.

In recognition of KISS’ fantastic first album, the PodKISSt staff have assembled a special show in which we “reconstruct” that historic debut from start to finish. Each of the 10 songs is represented here, in most cases with a rare live recording showcasing the band in its many incarnations. Each member of KISS… past and present, living or deceased… has been included (plus a few surprises to keep the KISS Army on their toes and ready for action)!

Also in this show, we debut a brand new segment called “Ken’s KISS Kover Klass,” which will give listeners a chance to hear different artists putting their own unique spin on KISSongs new and old!

In this episode, you’ll hear:

– Paul, Gene, Ace, Peter, Eric Carr, Vinnie, Mark, Bruce, Eric Singer, and Tommy Thayer in top form!

– the pre-KISS demo by Gene that served as the foundation for “Strutter!”

– the original version of “Kissin’ Time,” as recorded by Bobby Rydell!

– a KISS classic interpreted by some famous fans!

– a rare radio ad for the 1st KISS album!

Stay tuned to the PodKISSt for some possible exciting news in conjunction with the upcoming 2nd anniversary of the KISS Coffeehouse!!!

So put down your bottle of cold gin, put on your headphones, and give it a listen!

You got nothin’ to lose!