This is more or less an experiment in posting audio files. I wish I had time to dish up a quality post, but I've been too busy having my ass handed to me by my 7 year old son playing Wii Sports.
I've pretty much randomly chosen a song to see how this thing works. The audio devices I've used in previous posts have been very frustrating (ex. imeem) and unreliable. Thankfully Bill over at the Uranium Cafe was kind enough to offer some advice to put me out of my misery. The test tracks are "X Ray Eyes" and "Man of 1,000 Faces" from Gene Simmons' 1978 solo album.
I just can't resist dishing out a bit of trivia regarding this album: Katey Sagal (Peg from Married... with Children) was the backup vocalist on this record. Also, this album was recorded while Simmons and Cher were hot and heavy; thus, Cher makes an appearance as a backup singer as well.
What do I think of Simmons' solo venture? I like it... in fact I liked KISS long after their popularity waned. I was lured in by Destroyer and really stuck with them till the mid-eighties hair band thing took over (i.e. Animalize). I'm probably one of only a handful of people on planet earth who actually liked their epic failure The Elder.
But more on KISS at another time.... for now, I'm just hoping this audio works.
Whoops. I think "X-ray Eyes" is from the Dynasty album, not Gene's solo LP. My bad.