Hotter Than Hell – KISS (1974)

***1/2 Of all of KISS’s albums, none had more squandered potential than Hotter Than Hell. While later albums like Dressed to Kill and Rock and Roll Over were marred by mediocre songs, Hotter Than Hell contains one of the greatest collections KISS ever released. Many of these songs including the title track, “Parasite,” “Let Me…

Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs: 470-461

The last batch of songs was the best yet featuring classics that I knew and others I didn’t with seven of the 10 worthy of consideration for my Top 500. It’ll be tough to top. 470. “Standing in the Shadows of Love” – Four Tops (1966) This isn’t a bad song by any means, but…

Ace Frehley (1978)

*** There is no doubt that Ace Frehley is truly one of the most underrated lead guitarists of the ’70s. Penning some of the greatest Hard Rock riffs of all time (“Cold Gin,” “Shock Me,”), Ace’s work with KISS was fantastic, and no matter what Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons try to do to cover…