[Mercury Remasters Series]
"Writing about music is like dancing to architecture."
-paraphrase of a quote oft attributed to Elvis Costello
Whenever I see that line pop up in a review, I think the same thing:
"Too fucking lazy to think of anything to say." (And how come this
sentence only seems to be popping up in every 20th review I read?
Either we're too high to think or that higher intelligence shit is
becoming good friends with our other disappearing pal Civility.
Anyhow...) What if some architects started up a radio station? Would they
thereby teach us a new way of dancing, and will Peter Criss' solo album
be the soundtrack?
Come on, did you really think so? Yeah, Ringo has "Octopus' Garden," but
Criss had "Beth." Okay. That's your solo project in a nutshell. Alas,
since each member of Kiss had to release a solo album, it came to be
that Peter Criss had to poop one out.
I really take the bullet for you people sometimes. Fuckin' A, have you
heard this thing? The song "You Matter to Me" is Peter's subliminal
disco pipeline into cocaine- fueled shit songwriting, and it's one of the
many songs that Criss didn't write. While he did co-write half of the
songs, it took more people to yank out the carburetor and pour sugar
into this solo vehicle. Michael Morgan, Sean Delaney, and John Vastano
are just some of the many fantastic contributors that, thanks to this
album, will be forever known to the collective masses as "Who?"
As the years go by, albums come, albums go, and once in a while they
blow. And the wind cries Peter.