This week, cuddly curmudgeon Christopher Long finds himself feeling even older as he hobbles through a Florida flea market in pursuit of vinyl copies of the four infamous KISS solo albums — just in time to commemorate the set’s milestone 45th anniversary.
Sometimes you’ve got to look back several decades to discover fresh “new” music. And this week, Christopher Long stumbles accidentally upon a true vinyl treasure — a clean copy of Eli and the Thirteenth Confession, the critically acclaimed 1968 sophomore set from Laura Nyro — for only three bucks!
Miniatures (Jet Fighter Records). Review by Christopher Long.
Britain’s pop/rock poster boys recently brought their “Everybody Wants” world tour to Orlando, FL for a sold-out performance at The Social. Christopher Long was there, waiting like a giddy schoolgirl when the band rolled into town.
Once upon a time, long ago, KISS was a rock band. This story recounts how four unlikely guys from New York first came together during the early 1970s and literally changed the face of rock and roll.
Monster (Universal Music Company). Review by Christopher Long.
After forty years, Kiss proved they are still the Hottest Band in the Land, as they blew the ever-living crap out of Christopher Long at a Tampa show.
Live clips and interviews from Meat Puppets, Minutemen, Redd Kross and Twisted Roots.
Beware the wrath of a KISS superfan scorned! Christopher Long reviews the 10th anniversary edition of Dale Sherman’s biography of the Creatures of the Night.
Sycamore Meadows (Original Signal Recordings/Power Ballad). Review by Christopher Long.
Kip Fulbeck’s Permanence examines tattoos as a means toward self discovery. Every piece of ink has a story and it all adds up to who we are as people. Jen Cray could barely finish the book before adding a fresh layer of ink to her body.
It’s Gail Worley’s annual List of the Top 19 Quotes from Interviews she conducted with various Rock Types in 2005!
The Early Years (Morpheus Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
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