KISS | Alive II

Jon Dunmore

Riding the rocket larger than life… hey were once “the hottest band in the land.” Now – with the release of Alive II – KISS is “the hottest band in the WORLD”! Between the last Alive! (Sep 1975) and this one, the rollercoaster had only gone up. And up and up. In Feb 1977, KISS had at last graduated to … Read More

KISS | Love Gun

Jon Dunmore

Capturing Lightning in a Love Gun. ove Gun is the 6th KISS studio album – to date selling over 4 million copies – and the last of the legendary “first six albums”. These are the renowned KISS albums that, if used correctly by Mankind, could wipe out world hunger. These are the six albums that, if wielded by sane and … Read More

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER

Poffy The Cucumber

A Sweathog Comes of Age. I said a-bar bar bar – bar Barbarino A-bar bar bar – bar Barbarino A-bar bar bar – bar Barbarino You got me rockin’ and a-reelin’ got me rockin’ and a-reelin’ Barbar-i-no!… — Vinny Barbarino, WELCOME BACK KOTTER, 1975 Ever wondered what Vinnie Barbarino would look like on the big screen? John Travolta made this … Read More

THE GAUNTLET

Poffy The Cucumber

Bullets over Fraud Way. Clint Eastwood takes the bus to work. THE GAUNTLET is a ludicrous, riotous, guilty pleasure, Eastwood at the helm as director and star, doing all those outlandish things only Clint Eastwood can get away with in a Clint Eastwood Movie. Clint is Ben Shockley (cool name, huh?), a hard-drinking, unreliable Phoenix cop, who must escort “a … Read More

STAR WARS: EPISODE IV – A NEW HOPE

Poffy The Cucumber

A Legend Begins… from the middle… Even if you don’t read comics, you know Superman; even if you don’t rock and roll all night, you know KISS; even if you’re an atheist, you know Jesus; even if you’ve never watched STAR WARS, you know Darth Vader. These elements of pop culture have so imbibed themselves into the vocabulary of our … Read More