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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