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Episode Forty: All Systems Go

1/16/2019
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Episode Forty is a track by track breakdown and analysis of the Vinnie Vincent album All Systems Go. This is the album that introduced the world to Mark Slaughter who would later go on to have his own fame in his own band named after himself

Duration:00:56:29

Bonus Episode: The Kiss Farewell Tour Setlist Guess

1/9/2019
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With the upcoming farewell tour just weeks away, Ryo decided to take a look at what the potential setlist could look like and what songs could be played. The potential sets are broken down into three categories – A: pretty obvious and predictable, B: a nice balance of the expected and unexpected or C: Ryo’s dream setlist. And the dream set is quite a dream!

Duration:00:38:59

Episode Thirty-Nine: Live + 1

11/21/2018
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Episode Thirty-Nine is a track by track breakdown and analysis of the album Live + 1. This EP was recorded live in Chicago by Frehley’s Comet and released as a hold over for fans between the first and second Frehley’s Comet albums. Four live songs and one brand new studio track make up the EP. The live songs include two classic KISS era gems and two Frehley’s Comet songs.

Duration:00:38:59

Episode Thirty-Eight: Chikara

11/14/2018
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Episode Thirty-Eight is an in depth look at a Japanese only release of collected material. Chikara. The release was limited to 100,000 copies and the album has been long out of print, so this may be one of the hardest KISS albums to get and one of the rarest to see in a collection. On this episode of The Psycho Circus Podcast, Ryo provides an analytical overview of Chikara, followed by an in-depth look at each track on the album.

Duration:00:48:59

Episode Thirty-Seven: Smashes, Thrashes And Hits

11/7/2018
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Episode Thirty-Seven is a track by track breakdown and analysis of the album Smashes, Thrashes, and Hits. Join Ryo as he relives the days of his youth, particularly sharing the story of how he got this album the day it was released and what that meant at that particular time in his life.

Duration:00:58:59

Bonus Episode: And We Have Tour Dates!

10/31/2018
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This bonus episode is all about The End Of The Road Tour Dates that were just announced. Locations, Ticket Prices, and speculation on obtaining tickets are all subjects discussed. Ryo gives his take on what the first leg of this tour will look like, what to expect afterwards, and how many shows he is going to try to attend.

Duration:00:55:40

Episode Thirty-Six: KISS Favorites!

10/24/2018
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Episode Thirty-Six is a look at the first favorites collection that Ryo put together as a young lad. Favorites was the first mix tape made devoted strictly to the band and it is chock full of gems and classic KISS songs that still sound exceptional to this day. Even though the number of tracks to choose from was much less in 1988, the 24 songs that made the cut are magnificent!

Duration:00:55:30

Episode Thirty-Five: Crazy Nights, The Video

10/17/2018
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Episode Thirty-Five is a track by track breakdown and analysis of the home video, Crazy Nights. What the heck was the band thinking dressing in those clothes? Why is each video almost identical? And who the heck sold the band on these so called storylines? All that and Ryo’s personal opinion on each video. Let the debate begin!

Duration:00:30:56

Episode Thirty-Four: Crazy Nights

10/10/2018
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Episode Thirty-Four is a track by track breakdown and analysis of the album Crazy Nights. It was the 80s. Times were different. KISS was still wearing their flashy, loud clothing or (in the case of Paul Stanley) going shirtless. And they were making some exceptional music as well.

Duration:00:43:41

Episode Thirty-Three: Frehley’s Comet

10/3/2018
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Episode Thirty-Three is a track by track breakdown and analysis of the album Frehley’s Comet. Ace Frehley’s first studio recordings since departing from KISS were release on this record. For the first time in over five years, KISS fans get to hear Ace Frehley on record once again.

Duration:00:51:21

Episode Thirty-Two: KISS Exposed

9/26/2018
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Episode Thirty Two is a review and analysis of the KISS home movie, KISS EXPOSED. Ryo provides an analytical overview of EXPOSED followed by an in-depth look at the home video itself. How was the story? How was the acting? How many topless women does it take to make a KISS home video? And Ryo’s personal opinion on the entire thing. Let the debate begin!

Duration:00:41:00

Bonus Episode: Bootlegged Volume One

9/19/2018
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On this special bonus episode Ryo delves into some bootlegged performances out of his personal collection. These were performances that KISS did during the 1995-1996 KISS Convention at different cities all over the world. This bonus episode looks at 3 specific performances and investigates the differences between each show and discusses the risks associated with the performances and how different and special each show was compared with modern day KISS concerts.

Duration:00:49:25

Episode Thirty-One: Nasty, Nasty

9/12/2018
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Episode Thirty-One is a track by track breakdown and analysis of the album Nasty, Nasty. This is Black N Blue’s third album and the first to be produced by Gene Simmons. He even helped co-write three of the tracks on the record. And If that isn’t enough KISS for you, Peter Criss has guest vocals on one of the songs.

Duration:00:46:50

Episode Thirty: White Tiger

8/29/2018
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Episode Thirty is a track by track breakdown and analysis of the album White Tiger. This was Mark St. John’s first post KISS release. Ryo provides an analytical overview of White Tiger followed by an in-depth look at each track on the album. How does White Tiger compare with KISS? How does Mark St. John sound on this album compared with Animalize? Let the debate begin!

Duration:00:42:59

Episode Twenty-Nine: Vinnie Vincent Invasion

8/22/2018
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In this episode, Ryo provides an analytical overview of Vinnie Vincent Invasion, followed by an in-depth look at each track on the album. Who wrote the song? How does lead vocalist Robert Fleischman sound on each song? How is Vinnie’s shredding? Where does each song fit in the storied career of KISS? And Ryo’s personal opinion on each track. Let the debate begin!

Duration:00:49:19

Episode Twenty-Eight: Without Love

8/15/2018
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Episode Twenty-Eight is a track by track breakdown and analysis of the album Without Love by Black N Blue. Tommy Thayer’s second album with the band he was in before KISS.

Duration:00:48:19

Episode Twenty-Seven: Asylum

8/8/2018
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Episode twenty-seven is a track by track breakdown and analysis of the album Asylum. This was Bruce Kulick’s first studio album with KISS. Ryo discusses Bruce’s tenure in the band, how he fit in at the time and what contributions he made to the record and the band.

Duration:00:54:49

Episode Twenty-Six: Animalize Live Uncensored

8/1/2018
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Episode Twenty-Six is a track by track breakdown and analysis of the home video, Animalize Live Uncensored. It was the first KISS release to feature Bruce Kulick who made it to a video before he made it to an album. It was the first non-makeup concert release. And it was the first live recording of the band since Alive II.

Duration:00:56:01

Episode Twenty-Five: Black N Blue

7/25/2018
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In this episode, Ryo also delivers a message to the haters as well as a thank you to all the listeners. Ryo also provides an analytical overview of Black N Blue followed by an in-depth look at each track on the album. Who wrote the song? How did each song sound? Where does each song fit in the legend of KISSTORY? And Ryo’s personal opinion on each track. Let the debate begin!

Duration:00:48:21

Bonus Episode: Merchandise Mayhem!

7/18/2018
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On this special bonus episode, Jay from The Sexy Armpit and The Purple Stuff Podcast joins Ryo to talk about KISS MERCHANDISE. The two discuss merchandise they have, merchandise they wish they had, and weird merchandise that they can’t believe KISS actually tried to sell.

Duration:01:13:50