NEWS UPDATE : August 2019
|August 19 :
Bruce Kulick guests on upcoming WOLFPAKK album
KISS Related Recordings
The new studio album by German Rockers
Mark Sweeney (ex-Crystal Ball) and Michael
Voss (Mad Max, Casanova) allstar project
is titled "Nature Strikes Back", and will be released in late
January 2020 via
A total of 32 guest musicians will contribute to the new album
"Nature Strikes Back", among them are Mikkey Dee (Official Motörhead,
Scorpions), Ronnie Romero (Rainbow, CoreLeoni), Michael Sweet (Stryper),
Craig Goldy (ex-DIO), Carl Sentance (Nazareth), Jeff Waters
(Annihilator), Vinnie Moore (UFO) and
BRUCE KULICK (ex-Kiss)!
Mark Sweeney released his second solo
In" which also features a guest appearance
by Bruce Kulick.
|August 16 : Cat #1 25th Anniversary
Edition 2LP vinyl released
Jelle Jansen / KISS Related Recordings
CRISS 1994 album "Cat #1"
25th Anniversary Edition 2LP purple vinyl (550
numbered copies only) is released today, exactly 25 years
after its first release.
At this moment less than 100 copies are available.
To order your copy
contact Anthony Jr. at
Earlier this year Anthony Lombardi decided to let Paul Tavenner
do the remastering for the vinyl release, and from then on it was
suggested to release the album as a 2 LP set, including the same
bonus tracks as used for the Japanese 2018 CD reisue. Around the
I was asked about my thoughts, and the first thing what came in
mind was, that with a 2LP set you've 4 sides with an opening song,
instead of one (on a CD). To be honest, before last year, I hadn't spinned the album in years. I once had the Swedish vinyl picture
disc of “Cat #1”, and I wasn’t keen about “Strike” as the first
track on the B-side. Thinking back to the 70’s and 80’s vinyl
albums, to me the first song on the B-side is/was just as important as
the one on the A-side, for example the first song on each side of KISS' "Love Gun" album.
Another album which I thought of was the KISS compilation 4CD set
“Ikons” (2008), where each CD features the songs as sung by one of
the original members. To me it was cool to have all KISS songs as
sung by Ace Frehley or Peter Criss on one separate CD. With these
topics in mind I suggested to switch the track order a bit, as well
as Anthony was thinking about putting all ballads on one side of the
So, for the 2LP
25th Anniversary Edition of
CRISS "Cat #1", I decided to put
all three songs featuring Ace Frehley together on Side 1.
For side 2 I took all three ballads of the album, except for “Beth”.
To me it’s funny the second side still opens with a heavy riff (“The
Truth”), before the track turns into a ballad
kind of song. I
personally rediscovered “Good Times” as a good song recently, and
with “Down With The Sun” all 3 songs together on one side of the
vinyl, it turns out you’ll easy recognize the way Peter sings like
he did on his 1978 and his early 80’s solo albums.
For side 3, I thought it was best to open with the MTV video single
“Show Me”. Besides that, the songs have shared vocals or are sung by
Mike Stone. “We Want You” (once) was the last the song of the set
list during CRISS 1992 tour, so that's a good reason to close the
third side with that particular song.
Because Anthony liked to have “Beth” as the last song on the 1994
album (track order), it was already decided to put that song on side
4. To me it was weird to open that album side with “Beth”, and
because “Bad People Burn In Hell” is one of the earliest CRISS band
songs demoed (in 1991), I switched that track as the opening song
for the fourth side of the album, which also contains "The Cat" and
"What You're Doin' “ as bonus tracks, both taken from the 1993 CRISS
I’m sure some will disagree with me, but on the other hand, I think
the new track order of this 25th Anniversary Edition of the album is
a good way to rediscover CRISS ‘Cat #1, even in a way the mood
25th Anniversary Edition 2LP purple vinyl track order.
SIDE 1. (length 14:47)
A1. Bad Attitude (featuring Ace Frehley - lead guitar)
A2. Walk The Line (featuring Ace Frehley - lead guitar)
A3. Blue Moon Over Brooklyn (featuring Ace Frehley - lead guitar)
SIDE 2. (length 14:24)
A2. Good Times
A3. Down With The Sun
Side 3. (length 12:47)
A1. Show Me
(near sure this is Mike Stone on vocals)
A3. We Want You
Side 4. (length 14:23)
A1. Bad People Burn In Hell
A3. The Cat (taken from the 1993 EP)
A4. What You're Doin' (taken from the 1993 EP)
To order your copy
contact Anthony Jr. at