The birth of nostalgia

Nostalgia in a pop-cultural context probably first appeared in the shape of Sha Na Na who, through a series of random events, ended up playing their covers of 50s hit songs at Woodstock and essentially sparked the 50s nostalgia that ran rampant in the US in the 70s. Don't worry though, we won't be going … Fortsätt läsa The birth of nostalgia

Once upon not yet

This post will, sadly, not be about the wonderful lyrical stylings of The Elder. Swords and flames and man-children will have to wait for another time (not yet). Instead, this musing will focus on the evolution of published works about KISS and how this relates to certain aspects of the availability of information and the … Fortsätt läsa Once upon not yet

The Appetite Fallacy

As humans we like to find simple explanations, we categorize things and events and people so that we can make sense of a World which is infinitely more complex than we can handle. This is something that is so important to us—a fact that stems from our evolutionary past—that there is actually a collection of … Fortsätt läsa The Appetite Fallacy

GET UP! and get your remix OUTTA here!

Anyone who has read any of my works here, seen my Instagram, or perhaps come across one of my websites, know that I tend to get into the details. As in, really into the details. It's easy to assume that this has always been the case, that I started my KISS fandom as a super-nerd … Fortsätt läsa GET UP! and get your remix OUTTA here!

Ye Olde 10th Anniversary Tour: the fifth member of KISS

The 10th Annniversary Tour that was supposed to be a triumphant celebration, a return of the true glory days of KISS, turned out to be more whimper than bang and it has become a legend partly because of it. In many respect it is one of the most interesting and important parts of the band's … Fortsätt läsa Ye Olde 10th Anniversary Tour: the fifth member of KISS

KISS and MTV: The early 80’s music videos…

With the advent of MTV in 1981 the promotion of music was more or less revolutionised and from 1984-91 we can confidently say that music videos entered, and then saturated, the mainstream. True, the promo clip had been a part of the music business for almost twenty years before MTV and KISS, being a visual … Fortsätt läsa KISS and MTV: The early 80’s music videos…