This is it, the grand finale to Jake's album-by-album tribute to the fearsome foursome, the greatest band in the land, Kiss! The Bozek Brothers ride that sonic highway one last time to talk about the band's latest studio album, Monster! The 2012 record is the second featuring the current band lineup and a conscious attempt to capture that classic Kiss sound! Listen what the boys think of it as they go track-by-track!

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The Bozek Brothers are back to talk about the first Kiss studio album of the 21st century, 2009's Sonic Boom! The first studio album officially featuring the band's current lineup of Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer, and Eric Singer, the record was the group's declaration that they could still write new, solid material after years of reunion tours and boasts the highest chart debut position in Kisstory! Listen as Jake and Mick go track-by-track discussing the album!

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The Bozek Brothers are reunited this week, this time talking about the Kiss reunion album Psycho Circus! Fresh off their commercially successful reunion tour, the original lineup of Kiss went back into the studio and put out this 1998 album marking the first time the quartet had been together on a record for nearly two decades! Listen as Jake and Mick talk about the album track-by-track along with the tumultuous history behind it!

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Jake invites fellow Geek Out co-host Sam back on to the Kiss program to talk about their 17th studio album, Carnival of Souls. Originally recorded in 1995-1996 as the rough groundwork for the next Kiss album, the band shelved the recordings to commit to a reunion tour with the founding members. After numerous bootlegs leaked to the public, Kiss dusted of the session tapes and released this! Listen as Jake and Sam go track by track through the record while discussing their favorite Kiss "songs".

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This week, Jake invites Sam back on the show to talk about Kiss' 1992 album, Revenge! Now into the 90s, Kiss was a band looking to return to form after the excesses and identity crises of the 80s. With a new drummer in Eric Singer and reunited with veteran producer Bob Ezrin, the band sought to do just that. Listen as Jack and Sam go track-by-track with the record the boys name among the band's best efforts!

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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.

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The exploration of the makeup-less era of Kiss continues with Jake bringing back fellow Geek Out co-host Sam back on the show to talk about the band's 1987 studio album Crazy Nights. A response to the rise of arena rock and the growing popularity of counterparts like Van Halen, Crazy Nights sees the band trying to find their identity yet again. Listen as the boys go track-by-track for this one.

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Jake's exploration of all things Kiss kontinues with him inviting fellow Geek Out co-host Sam back on to talk about the band's 1985 album Asylum! Now three albums deep into the makeup-less era, the band finds a stable guitarist in Bruce Kulick after going through a rotation of guitarists to replace Ace Frehley. Listen as the boys talk about the album track-by-track and how it stands in greater Kisstory!

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Jake welcomes back Sam on the show this time to talk about Kiss' 1984 album and their sophomore effort without their iconic makeup and stage personas, Animalize. Very much a product of its era, the album has the band try to make their own impact in the dominant hair metal scene but how does it hold up? And how does new lead guitarist Mark St. John fare in his only studio album with the band after replacing former guitarist Vinnie Vincent? Take a listen as the boys go track-by-track to find out.

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Jake is back this time with fellow Geek Out co-host Chris, in his Kiss My Podcast debut, to discuss the 1983 Kiss album Lick It Up! A personal favorite of Chris', the album was an effort by Kiss to reinvent themselves and bring the focus back to their music rather than their personalities by stripping off the makeup that had made them so visually iconic in favor of putting out a solid rock album. But how does the album itself hold up? Listen as the duo go track-by-track on the album that defined Kiss for the 1980s!

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Jake is back with his buddy Chris Swartzlander this time to discuss the 1982 Kiss album, Creatures of the Night. An attempt to return the band to its hard rock roots after the disastrous reception to their previous album, Music from "The Elder", Creatures of the Night marked the arrival of new lead guitarist Vinnie Vincent and the departure of original lead guitarist Ace Frehley (Who still gets credited on the album). Listen as the duo go track-by-track on the last album of the classic makeup era!

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This week, Jake and his buddy Chris Swartzlander talk about perhaps the most divisive Kiss album, 1981's Music from "The Elder". An attempt to capitalize on fantasy concept heavy metal albums that were coming into prevalence at the time, Kiss brought forth their own epic concept and even incorporated orchestral elements...but how does the album itself hold up? Listen as the duo go track-by-track that led to original Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley's departure from the band!

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This week, Jake is reunited with his brother Mick to talk about Kiss' 1980 studio album Unmasked! The last studio album to feature the classic lineup until the 90s, Unmasked saw the band continue to explore more mainstream musical sensibilities as they began to implode from within. Listen as the Bozek Brothers go over this album track-by-track!

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Jake brings back fellow Geek Out co-host Sam to discuss Kiss' 1979 comeback album after taking a year to work on their own solo projects. What resulted when the ensemble regrouped was Dynasty, a studio album made to reposition the band for the masses and to capitalize on the growing interest in dance music and disco. It also marked the true beginning of the end for the band's classic lineup as years of hard partying and internal strife began to catch up with them. Listen as the boys go track-by-track to discuss Dynasty!

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You wanted the best and, in 1978, the best band in the land temporarily and amicably went their own ways to each record their own respective solo album which were released simultaneously in September of that year. Each member of Kiss imbued their album with their respective influences and musical sensibilities but what does Jake think of it? This time around, he's invited his buddy and fellow Geek Out co-host Sam to return on the show to briefly talk about each of them; four albums discussed here for the price of one!

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This week, Jake invites his friend Mike Dudolevitch of The Nuclears to talk about Kiss' sixth studio album, Love Gun! By 1977, Kiss were at the peak of their popularity selling out concerts all over the world, singles owning the radio, and their records going platinum and Love Gun certainly kept the hit parade going. Listen as the duo go over the album track-by-track and talk about their favorites!

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Jake is back to talk about greatest band in the land, Kiss! This time around, he's brought his brother Mick to talk about the band's fifth studio album, Rock and Roll Over! Listen as the Bozek Brothers talk their memories growing up with Kiss as they go over the album track-by-track including a ballad that Jake claims is greater than their highest-charting single, Beth!

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Jake returns to talk about another Kiss album track-by-track and this time he enlists Geek Out veteran co-host, Sam, to discuss Kiss' iconic fourth album, Destroyer! Fresh off the runaway success of their live album, Alive!, Kiss teamed up with Alice Cooper producer Bob Ezrin to capture the raw sound and energy of their live shows into a studio album. What resulted is the first Kiss album to go platinum upon its initial release and brought the band to new heights and new audiences with some of their most signature songs including their most commercially successful single of all time! Listen as the Geek Out duo deconstruct Destroyer!

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Jake is back to talk about Kiss' third studio album, Dressed to Kill, and he's brought his friend, Kyle, to go over the last record before Kiss really hit the big time. Listen as they discuss the album's production quality, the history (Kisstory?) behind some of the songs, and how they think the record holds up both musically and within the legacy of the self-proclaimed greatest band in the land as the album features a track that would go on to become Kiss' most widely recognized tune. Strap yourselves in for this month's latest Kisstory lesson!

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Jake is back to about the greatest band in the land, Kiss! While their debut album contains some all time Kiss classics, it failed to make waves initially on the charts. Kiss went immediately back to the studio and put out a follow-up...but does Jake think of their sophomore effort? Listen as Jake points out some key tracks, the production value of the album, and how the band progressed from their debut!

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Lifelong Kiss fan, Jake, begins his latest Geek Out miniseries with KISS My Podcast! a multi-episode look at the greatest band in Kisstory! This week, Jake looks back at the origins of the fearsome foursome and their 1974 self-titled debut album. While a lot of bands debuts and early material can be hit-or-miss, Jake and the Kiss army regard the band's first full-length album as a bonafide classic. Listen as he goes track-by-track revealing history and trivia about the album!

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