USA : Twenty4 Records /
- compact disc (500 copies)
Band line-up :
Bruce Kulick (guitars)
Mike Katz (bass, vocals)
Guy Bois (drums)
Bruce Kulick recorded at Stage Street Studios.
Produced by Jeremy Rubolino - Engineered by Brian Virtue.
Mike Katz recorded at Muscle Money Music - Engineered by Edgar
Guy Bois recorded at Midilive Paris - Engineered by Jerome
Track 2 -7 : Recorded at Sudden Rush Studios, New York, September
Track 4 : a string quartet, scored by Bruce's longtime
collaborator Jeremy Rubolino, was added to the ballad "Someday
Strings Arranged and Produced by Jeremy Rubolino.
Mixing and Mastering by
Mastering and Pro-Tools Engineering by : Jeremy Rubolino.
Before touring with Andrea True, Meat Loaf, or recording with Michael Wendroff or Blackjack, Bruce Kulick was a member of KKB, comprising of Mike Katz
(bass, vocals), Bruce Kulick (guitar) and Guy Bois
Bruce recalls the band/material: "There was a guy in Queens were I grew up who was a big Jack Bruce fan. He wrote some original material and was quite creative a bit progressive actually. Kind of Yes-meets-Cream. We were just a trio and our drummer was named Guy. We did do originals. I wrote one song that I co-wrote with him and I do have the tape of that. It was very interesting material and some of the songs would even hold up today. It never went anywhere and we never even gigged. We rehearsed really hard and when we recorded it we never used over dubs. We just went live in a room. We didn't even have a name for the band it was just me, Guy and Mike Katz. I gotta find those tapes. I remember one time when I was touring with KISS, I heard from Mike, and I pulled the tape out for Gary Corbett. He said yeah this stuff is cool. This tape was done in the very early seventies and itís still really cool."
Got To Get Back
- Press Release (Kulick.net
- May, 2015)
KKB, Bruce Kulick's first band created back in 1974 with his
local friends, singer/bassist Mike Katz and drummer Guy Bois,
are releasing a brand new single and CD called 'Got To Get
Back.' The new single leads off the CD, which continues with 6
more songs they recorded in 1974. The vintage tracks were
revisited for 2015, and the original tapes were totally remixed
Kulick was fortunate growing up in Jackson Heights, NY to find
other talented local musicians who shared the same passion for
the British Invasion of rock. They lived within blocks of each
other, with drummer Guy's basement being the breeding ground for
the musical concoction they were creating. The young band
rehearsed for months before entering a studio in NYC capturing
music that was urgent, intense and compelling. Sadly, with no
clear direction for the group to follow the band never played
together live, and ultimately went their separate ways. Bruce
continued on in the music world, playing guitar with Michael
Bolton, Meatloaf, KISS, and Grand Funk Railroad.
The music KKB recorded in 1974, however, sat idle on a tape in
Kulick's closet for many years. In 2008, Bruce bought a TEAC
tape deck at a local garage sale and decided to listen to the
KKB recording again. He loved it, and shared it with his
friends, who all agreed: "You must release this music for people
to hear." The vintage tape was transferred and, after some
cleaning up of the tracks,
released in 2008. The limited-run CD sold out quickly.
An unexpected new chapter for KKB happened in 2013, when Mike
found the original session tapes. By using the actual tracks
recorded, Kulick had the opportunity to remix, remaster and get
creative with this music once again. But the discovery sparked
something substantially more interesting than simply polishing
up 'old' music' the desire for Bruce and Mike to create a new
song for KKB, 40 years after its genesis.
As a result of KKB's rekindled fire, the trio wrote and recorded
a new song, 'Got To Get Back," a total throwback to their
vintage sound, style and vibe. Each band member recorded their
parts in a local studio' Guy in Paris, Mike in New York City,
and Bruce in LA. Further adding to KKB's renaissance, a string
quartet, scored by Bruce's longtime collaborator Jeremy Rubolino,
was added to the ballad "Someday," giving the song a shine that
couldn't have been imagined in 1974.
"This music represents a time in my career that I feel helped
define the potential of my guitar playing," Kulick says. "It
gives me chills to hear it. The interplay with Mike on bass and
Guy on drums was expertly executed, filled with passion that
defined our age. To think that so long ago I was involved in
something this powerful that sat in my closet unheard for nearly
35 years made me furious. My intense desire to share this music
that is relevant now, more than ever, is a huge accomplishment.
Play it loud and imagine three young men pouring their hearts
out making music, never concerned about anything but the music.
That was the intention. It was pure, it was real. And now it's
available for all to enjoy."
KKB's music is in the power rock/progressive/melodic rock genre,
and Got To Get Back captures styles of a variety of British
bands including Led Zeppelin, Cream, and King Crimson, with
arrangements performed in a hard rock trio context. Give it a
listen, and see if you agree that this time capsule of music
from Kulick's beginnings is totally unique and captivating to