Produced by Marceese Trabus.
Recorded, Edited and Mixed by Marceese Trabus October 2018 at Zico Recordings Berlin Kreuzberg.
Extra NOTES / album Review
(by Jelle Jansen) : From :
Kiss Related Recordings
Driver" (2013), "Have
Love, Will Travel" (2015), "Black
Diamond" (2016) and and 2017's "Torpedo
Girl", this the 5th KISS Tribute by Berlin folk artist
While his previous tribute albums are compilations of various
cover versions from the KISS 1974 up to 1980 "Unmasked" album,
including the solo albums, this time Marceese decided to
re-record the full "Hotter Than Hell" album with new
Like I wrote before, I donít have any musical ability with folk
music, but compared to Marceese' first two albums (with the
Southern whiskey summer night campfire feeling), it seems this
2018 recording has a darker vibe. Still most of the songs are
folk, but this time, the album sounds more 60's - early 70's
folk with distorted guitars.
Sure, Marceese's folk can be heard in the new arrangements of
"Got To Choose", "Hotter Than Hell" (with a cool instrumental
part from halfway the song), "Strange Ways" and the Jazzy "All
"Parasite" 's new arrangement features a drum machine, together
with the rhythm guitar makes it sounds funky, while "Goin'
Blind" is turned into a dramatic ballad.
The 10 minute long vocal / distorted guitar version of
"Mainline" reminds me to the early days of Pink Floyd. "Comin'
Home" is turned into acoustic sort Stray Cats Rock 'n Roll song,
but really misses Brian Setzer's voice ...
The album's highlights are the dark mid-tempo country version of
"Watchin' You", together with the White Stripes (without drums
!) sounding "Let me Go Rock 'n' Roll".