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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

Episode Twenty-Four: Animalize

7/11/2018
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Episode twenty-four is a track by track breakdown and analysis of the album Animalize. This was Mark St. John’s first and only album with KISS. St. John replaced Vinnie Vincent on lead guitar after Vinnie’s departure from the band. He would only play a couple of live shows in support of the tour and then he was gone. Ryo provides an analytical overview of Animalize followed by an in-depth look at each track on the album.

Duration:00:46:49

Episode Twenty-Three: Lick It Up

7/4/2018
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Ryo provides an analytical overview of Lick It Up followed by an overview of Vinnie Vincent’s contributions to the record, his place in the band’s history, and an in-depth look at each track on the album. Who wrote the song? Who sang the song? Where does each song fit in the band’s storied career? And Ryo’s personal opinion on each track. Let the debate begin!

Duration:00:47:28

Episode Twenty-Two: Creatures Of The Night

6/27/2018
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Ryo provides an analytical overview of Creatures of the Night followed by an in-depth look at each track on the album. Who wrote the song? Who sang the song? Where does each song fit in the band’s storied career? And Ryo’s personal opinion on each track. Let the debate begin!

Duration:00:40:29

Episode Twenty-One: Let Me Rock You

6/20/2018
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Ryo provides an analytical overview of Let Me Rock You followed by an in-depth look at each track on the album. Who wrote the song? Who sang the song? Where does each song fit in the band’s storied career? And Ryo’s personal opinion on each track. Let the debate begin!

Duration:00:35:55

Episode Twenty: Killers

6/13/2018
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Ryo provides an analytical overview of Killers followed by an in-depth look at each track on the album. Who wrote the song? Who sang the song? Where does each song fit in the band’s storied career? And Ryo’s personal opinion on each track. Let the debate begin!

Duration:00:45:20

Bonus Episode: The Year In Kiss 1982

6/6/2018
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Ryo takes a deep look into the year 1982, the addition of Eric Carr, the departure of Ace Frehley, and the music that KISS was producing at the time. KISS hitting rock bottom in their career is discussed as well as the start of their ultimate comeback. 1982 found fans wondering is this the end of KISS, but it actually was just the beginning. Let the debate begin!

Duration:00:27:41

Episode Nineteen: (Music From) The Elder

5/30/2018
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Ryo provides an analytical overview of (Music From) The Elder followed by an in-depth look at each track on the album. Who wrote the song? Who sang the song? Where does each song fit in the band’s storied career? And Ryo’s personal opinion on each track. Let the debate begin!

Duration:00:56:59