Author Archives: Devereaux Diary

Alive! The Millennium Concert

The Kousins talk about the “original Alive IV,” “Alive! The Millennium Concert” from Vancouver in 1999. Is it worth listening to? Is it worth your time? Was it necessary? We’re not giving anything away. You may just be surprised. Call the KUZZ Army Hotline (TLDNetwork) and leave a message for the Kousins at 336-422-NUMB (6862).

Symphony – Alive IV

The Kousins talk about the symphonic KISS live album, “Symphony- Alive IV.” It is the curtain call for Peter in the band, even though it was his third pass-through. At times it is bombastic, subtle, cool. There are a few tunes that we hadn’t gotten live, either in a while or ever. The Melbourne Symphony

Alive!

The Kousins talk about the very first KISS live album, “Alive!” This could arguably be called KISS’ most important album. Without the success of “Rock and Roll All Nite” and this album in general, Casablanca Records and most likely the band would have ceased to exist. It’s powerful. It’s bombastic. It’s worth a “Deuce” because

Creatures Of The Night

The Kousins talk about the KISS’s tenth studio album, “Creatures of the Night.” Holding the distinction of perhaps the best cover ever on a KISS album, this album set out to right the wrongs of the prior three albums. It was heavy and hard, but there were secrets. With this album was it “I Love

Revenge

The Kousins talk about the KISS’s sixteenth studio album, Revenge. It was produced by Bob Ezrin, who at this point wasn’t coked out. KISS was righting the ship that had veered a bit, especially after the loss of their backbone, Eric Carr. It was heavy, a precursor of the album that would follow. It’s “Unholy.”

Carnival Of Souls

The Kousins talk about the KISS’s much-maligned, possibly conciliatory seventeenth studio album, “Carnival Of Souls.” One of us really loved it and the other two totally agreed with him. The album is totally misunderstood and had it not been for a sneaky leak, it may never have seen the light of day. It’s hard, very

Unmasked

The Kousins talk about the KISS’s eighth studio album, “Unmasked.” This was the last to SHOW Peter Criss on the cover, although, he played nary a drum lick on the album. It’s poppy, it’s polarizing. The Kousins go song-by-song. Do we love it? Do we hate it? If you’ve not listened to the podcast, or

Double Platinum, Killers, Smashes Thrashes & Hits

The Kousins talk about the KISS’s three-biggest “greatest hits” albums, “Double Platinum,” “KISS KIllers,” and “Smashes Thrashes and Hits.” They also discuss the New Year’s Eve show from Dubai on PPV. A call from Roadie Ray. The greatest hits records featured some rerecordings, remixes, and a few new songs. A song-by-song dive into the songs

Lick It Up

The Kousins talk about the KISS’s eleventh studio album and first without makeup and the first “official” album without Ace Frehley, “Lick It Up.” Vinnie Vincent was announced as the new guitarist and the band began recording the new album.¬†After a miserable tour for the previous album, it was time to take off the makeup.

Psycho Circus

The Kousins talk about the KISS’s eighteenth studio album and first with makeup and all original members in nearly 20 years, “Psycho Circus.” Such a promising situation and KISS Nation was excited. Was it a hit or were fans disappointed? How about the Kousins? They go through track-by-track and discuss it. “You Wanted the Best.”