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Grading the KISS Albums Part

The Kousins took a different approach to the albums in the last two weeks. In the past, we have ranked them, given them listening parties, “reduxed” the hell out of them, “gladiatored” them, and just about everything else you can think of. But we’ve never graded them. Part One included 14 albums picked by a Grading the KISS Albums Part

KISS Producers – The Later Years

This week, the Kousins talk about the producers of our favorite band’s albums. This was from the early 1980s through today. Discussed were Michael James Jackson, Ron Nevison, Toby Wright, Alex Coletti, Mark Opitz, Bruce Fairbairn, Paul, and Gene. All four Kousins gave their “Now Listenings.” Calls from Jem From Alabama. What are your thoughts KISS Producers – The Later Years

KISS Producers – The Early Years

The whole gang is back together for a “family reunion.” This week, the Kousins talk about the producers of our favorite band’s albums. Because of time restraints, the Kousins got through the 1970s and into the 1980s. The conversation will pick back up next week. But, for this week, discussed was Kenny Kerner & Richie KISS Producers – The Early Years

One Live KISS

Kousin Marvin is out returning videotapes this week. The remaining Kousins gave a listen, along with a critique, of Paul’s 2008 live album, One Live KISS, recorded at the House of Blues in Chicago. There was a mixture of songs from KISS, Paul’s 1978 solo album, and the Live to Win (2006) album. The backing band was the One Live KISS

Kousins Gladiator Showdown – Rock and Roll Over Vs. Alice Cooper Goes to Hell

The Kousins, and even Roadie Ray, are trying something new. An idea that Eugene B. Sims brought up from Wheeler’s Dog Podcast, the Kousins tweaked and modified it. Instead of the KISS Album Gladiator Battle, the Kousins picked a KISS album, and using a randomizer, one Kousin gets to pick if they want to defend Kousins Gladiator Showdown – Rock and Roll Over Vs. Alice Cooper Goes to Hell

Psycho Circus Redux

Roadie Ray is out again with a business thing. But the Kousins would have loved to have heard his thoughts on this week’s album… Psycho Circus. It was reviewed by the Kousins in December 2020. How have their thoughts changed? Have they changed at all? It’s “Listening Party” style from the “return of the Original KISS.” That’s Psycho Circus Redux

Animalize Redux

Roadie Ray is on assignment this week, but the Kousins revisit the 1984 album Animalize, which celebrates its 39th anniversary this week. They listen to it “Listening Party” style with commentary and insight. Kousins Tim & Gary gave their “now listenings,” and while Jem from Alabama didn’t call, we got a call from long-time listener Animalize Redux

Top 10 “Lust” Songs

Kousin Marvin is out this episode, it was the annual washing of the backside for him. Yeah, it only happens once a year. But, as a companion to the Top 10 Love Songs two episodes ago, we decided to get more naughty and focus on the “lust” songs. Both Jim From Alabama and Steve from Top 10 “Lust” Songs