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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