Debating KISS, Opinions on Amber Mark & RIP Sam Lay
This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk about the age-old question: is KISS good? While neither of the hosts are too fond, they hear about the merits of the almost 50-year-old band and their imprint on the history of rock and roll music.
Sam Lay was best known as Muddy Waters’s long-time drummer, but Greg points out he had a zelig-like career. He popped up in unlikely places like backing Bob Dylan when he went electric at the Newport Folk Festival and giving a young Iggy Pop on-the-job training as a drummer before he formed The Stooges. Lay died January 29 at age 86.
KISS, "Rock and Roll All Nite [Live]," Alive!, Casablanca, 1975
Amber Mark, "Most Men," Three Dimensions Deep, PMR, 2022
Amber Mark, "What It Is," Three Dimensions Deep, PMR, 2022
Amber Mark, "Darkside," Three Dimensions Deep, PMR, 2022
KISS, "Detroit Rock City," Destroyer, Casablanca, 1976
Wicked Lester, "She," The Box Set, Mercury, 2001
KISS, "Beth," Destroyer, Casablanca, 1976
KISS, "I Was Made for Lovin' You," Dynasty, Casablanca, 1979
KISS, "Strutter," Kiss, Casablanca, 1974
KISS, "Creatures of the Night," Creatures of the Night, Casablanca, 1982
KISS, "Forever," Hot in the Shade, Mercury, 1989
KISS, "Black Diamond," Kiss, Casablanca, 1974
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, "I Got My Mojo Working," The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Elektra, 1965
Muddy Waters, "Long Distance Call (feat. Otis Spann, Mike Bloomfield, Paul Butterfield, Donald Duck Dunn & Sam Lay) [Live At Super Cosmic Jamboree, 1969]," Fathers and Sons, Chess, 1969
Bob Dylan, "Like a Rolling Stone [Live at Newport 1965]," N/A, N/A, 1965
J Dilla, "So Far to Go (feat. Common & D'Angelo)," The Shining, BBE, 2006
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