Jake brings back Sam for the final Kiss album from the 1980s and the longest studio album by the band to date; this week, it's 1989's Hot in the Shade! An attempt by Kiss to capture the rising appeal of power ballads popularized by contemporaries like Bon Jovi and Poison, this record boasts the most individual tracks than any other Kiss studio album. Also, as the last full-length album to feature Eric Carr, Jake looks over the late drummer's legacy and place in KISStory.

Direct download: 16HotInTheShade.mp3
Category:KISS Talk -- posted at: 12:00pm EST