Grading the 1983 Hard Rock Albums

Back in November, before the big switch from a KISS-focused podcast to a hard rock-focused podcast, the Kousins rated all the KISS albums like marks in school. The four Kousins graded from A+ through F-. You can hear those episodes here and here. Fast-forward to February, when the Kousins did a retrospective of music from Grading the 1983 Hard Rock Albums

Our Tony Levin Story

Kousin Tim and Kousin Gary have jokingly called the amazing bass and Chapman Stick virtuoso Tony Levin our “Lord and Savior.” Well, those two got to go, along with their lovely brides, to see Tony, Pat Mastelotto, and Markus Reuter as The Stick Men.  You can safely say their minds were blown. They don’t expect Our Tony Levin Story

A Live Album Perspective

The Kousins have varying degrees of love or indifference with live albums. Kousin Gary and Kousin Ray love them. Kousin Marvin is a self-professed “fairweather fan,” and Kousin Tim doesn’t really like many of them. So, let’s dive into four live albums and give highlights of each. This way, those who love them can say A Live Album Perspective

Album Gladiator Showdown – Screaming For Vengeance vs. Defenders of the Faith

In a first for the Kousins, two completely KISS-free albums are being thrown into the ring for an “Album Gladiator Showdown.” This time, it is Judas Priest vs. Judas Priest. Screaming for Vengeance (1982) vs. Defenders of the Faith (1984). Kousin Marvin defends Vengeance, while Kousin Ray defends Defenders. To reiterate the rules: After a coin flip, Album Gladiator Showdown – Screaming For Vengeance vs. Defenders of the Faith

Extended Now Listening

It’s Extended “Now Listening” time! Kousin Gary and Kousin Marvin give a review of the Mr. Big show they saw in Pittsburgh over the weekend. KG also gave a review of the Extreme show he saw this Wednesday night. All four Kousins gave four songs that they had been listening to. “Let Me Know” for Extended Now Listening