KISS: Creatures of the Night (1982)

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I went on a lunch hour crate digging expedition today and found some real gems. This is one of them. Now, I’m not the biggest KISS fan…but I love this album. Why? I bought it on cassette when it came out way back in 1982 and it made a huge impact on me.

I think it’s their heaviest album, which explains why I like it so much. All of their other albums are wussy disco shit compared to this. Certain songs? I can’t crank loud enough: Saint and Sinner/Rock And Roll Hell and War Machine 🔊 👌 Holy fuck, man…War Machine is KISS’ best song!!! Google it!

Anyway, yeah. Love this album. It reminds me of being a hellraising kid who was told over and over again by religious kooks how “evil” my music was. 👆

Fun fact: I always believed KISS stole the idea for the title track from Tierra and their song Night Creatures, which came out the year before.

Call Me (1998)

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Anyone ever see this movie? It’s a bizarre film to say the least but entertaining in the way that autowrecks in traffic are. It stars Patricia Charbonneau and Steve Buscemi is in it.

Basically, a chick starts getting obscene phone calls, gets turned on by it and then gets wrapped up in a murder triangle. Low rent Skinemax material but it struck me as weird cuz you don’t see studios make films like this any more.

Whatever happened to the Brian De Palmas of the world?