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With Aaron moving this week, the guys needed a week off. But, have no fear, you're still getting an episode this week! In this Torpedo Dudes Preview episode, you'll get a taste of what you're missing by not being a DBG VIP on Patreon. Listen this week for free and join us for back catalog and future episodes of the best KISS podcast on Patreon, The Torpedo Dudes!

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Torpedo Dudes

Greg Troyan of the band Lipstick and podcast The Lipstick Panel joins us for some hilarious KISS talk! 

This episode goes all over the place but is entertaining as can be. 

Subjects touched on include Italian stereotypes, bathroom habits, cocaine, discovering KISS as a millenial, the greatness of Peter Criss, Greg's awkward interaction with Gene Simmons, The Thong Song, who blew who first, socks, Desmond Child, Diane Warren, KISS being a four wheel drive vehicle, Bill Aucoin, Sean Delaney, showmanship, terrible song requests, Japanese rock, lip syncing, set lists, painters and more!

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We give a little Irish to you this week with our Thin Lizzy Discussion! Greg Troyan of the band Lipstick and podcast The Lipstick Panel joins us to cover the Thin Lizzy discography. Join us as we take you through each album, giving detailed stories about the production and songwriting. Additionally, we provide our thoughts on each album, picking our favorite songs.

The Thin Lizzy history starts in 1971. Distributed by Decca Records and featuring the trio of Phil Lynott, Eric Bell, and Brian Downey, the first two albums, Thin Lizzy and Shades of a Blue Orphanage (1972), show a band struggling to find it's signature sound. However, there are several solid tracks on the first two albums. The original lineup ends its run on a high note with 1973's Vagabonds of the Western World.

The classic Thin Lizzy lineup gets its start with 1974's Nightlife album. While new guitarists Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson display a bit of their future firepower on tracks like Sha La La and It's Only Money, the album is markedly mellow with such laid-back tracks as the title track, She Knows, and Frankie Carroll.

1975's Fighting album would see Thin Lizzy hone their sound into a tight, melodic hard rock. Tracks such as Fighting My Way Back, Suicide, and Freedom Song would show more edge while not losing melody. The ballad Wild One and moody Spirit Slips Away make Fighting a great album from front to back.

Thin Lizzy would burst onto the world stage in 1976 with the release of Jailbreak. The title track and breakthrough single The Boys Are Back in Town propels the band to a much larger audience. Additionally, this strong effort is rounded out with such musical gems as Romeo and the Lonely Girl and Emerald.

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1976 would see two releases from the band. Johnny the Fox, while not as successful as the previous album, boasts an impressive track list. Songs like Don't Believe a Word, Massacre, Old Flame, and Borderline would continue to show the diversity of song-craft from this band.

Furthermore, Thin Lizzy would continue to impress in 1977 with the release of Bad Reputation. While marred with personnel issues during production, the album still delivers. Brian Robertson is in and out of the band during the making of this release, leaving Scott Gorham to handle the bulk of the guitar playing. Nevertheless, Bad Reputation is loaded with fantastic songs such as the title-track, Opium Trail, and the heartfelt Southbound.

Thin Lizzy would document their awe-inspiring live sets with 1978's Live and Dangerous. Produced by Tony Visconti, the album would becomes a musical gateway drug for many aspiring rock musicians. Named by many as the greatest live rock album ever created, it is a blistering live document.

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Gary Moore, who had subbed previously over time for Brian Robertson, becomes a full member of Thin Lizzy in time for the next album. Black Rose: A Rock Legend is touted by many fans as the band's finest work. Songs such as Do Anything You Want to Do, Waiting for an Alibi, and Sarah do a great job of showing up the band's sense of melody and technical proficiency.

Gary Moore's tenure doesn't last long and guitarist Snowy White is brought in for 1980's Chinatown album. Considered by some as a letdown in comparison to Black Rose, it still boasts some impressive songs such as the anthemic We Will Be Strong, Sweetheart, and Killer On the Loose.

1981's Renegade album is a divisive one among Thin Lizzy fans. The choices of keyboardist Darren Wharton and noted heavy metal producer Chris Tsangarides leaves some fans wondering if Thin Lizzy is abandoning their sound. While different, Renegade still has plenty of strong material including Leave This Town, No One Told Him, and the incredibly dark Angel of Death.

Thin Lizzy releases their final album in 1983. Thunder and Lightning is a strong way to go out. Featuring the playing of John Sykes and, again, produced by Chris Tsangarides, the album is a ferocious final sonic document of a band that should have ruled the world. Songs like the title track, Cold Sweat, and The Holy War close out the Thin Lizzy canon with a bang.

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We want to thank Greg Troyan of Lipstick (band) and The Lipstick Panel (podcast) for joining us this week. We hope you enjoy our Thin Lizzy Discussion and SHARE with a friend.

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We're honored to be joined by a 4-time Olympian this week as Jason Morris picks Six Songs he thinks you should hear! After meeting Jason in Atlanta a year ago, we've been looking forward to having him on the show to share his story. In this episodes, Jason talks about growing up in New York, getting into Judo at an early age, and persevering as an athlete and, later, a coach.

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Not only is Jason a great athlete, but his taste in music is fantastic as well! In this Six Songs special, he's turning you onto some great rock music. Notably, you're getting great tracks from Hardline, Edguy, Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Dio, and Dan Wos Project. It was great having Jason on the show. Be sure to check out his website at https://www.realjudo.net/

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Anthony Britt, Joe Royland, Sit and Spin with Joe, Ross J. Feickert, Decibel Geek TV, Ron Runyon, Steve Wright, Kevin Williams, Joseph Capone, Aaron Camaro, Matt Porter, Matt Ashcraft, James Brendon Dunn, Aaron Baker, David Cathey, Andrew Jacobs, Bill elam, Simon Catt, Shea Hargett, Chuck Noseworthy, Trevor McDougall, Andy Lafon, Mike Parnell, Rob Webb, Wayne Cross, Joe Snow, Adam Cox, James Nicholson, Brandt Cattell, Mike Tyler, Otto Erlend Gregersen, Rodney Dickson, Brennan Barrier, Marc Alden Taylor, Chris Akin, Greg Spicoli Reneau, Todd Cunningham, Rich Canamar, Sean Cullen, Mikael Burell, Shane Hebert, Monte, TwistedKISSter, Rodney Berrington, Digital Killed the Radio Star, David Hudson, Jeff Mendenhall, Bipolar Billy, Tom Smoke, Christopher Stokes, Shane Hebert, Alex Thorn, Eladio, The Mooger Fooger

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With so much happening in the KISS world, we thought we'd return with a KISS Edition of New Noize! In this hour-plus talk, we get down to our thoughts on the nuts and bolts of the KISS world in 2019; and boy is it active!

KISS kicked off the beginning of their End of the Road tour in Vancouver this week. Specifically, the stage is massive and is getting lots of attention. Additionally, the specter of backing tracks being piped through the sound system is being discussed. Is the new KISS show live or is it Memorex? We'll dissect and give our thoughts.

Also of note, on the eve of the new KISS tour, Ace Frehley took aim at his former band mates; blasting Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley with some serious allegations. Have Paul and Gene cost Ace millions of dollars due to badmouthing him? Did Gene really make a pass at Ace's girlfriend? Consequently, did Ace even actually write the salvo that was launched via his social media? We'll examine and give you our take.

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Finally, the Vinnie Vincent saga takes yet another major twist. After lots of silence from Vinnie, the promoter, as well as Rocketown, the two shows scheduled in Nashville for February 8th and 9th have been cancelled by the promoter. According to him, Vinnie backed out of the shows. Subsequently, Vinnie (and his attorney) released statements essentially saying he backed out of the shows due to non-payment. Either way, the remaining fans of Mr. Vincent are, once again, left disappointed. Does this pay out in court? Will the ticket buyers get their refunds? Will there be another concert scheduled and who would trust that the show will happen? We give our take on this circus.

As a result of all of this, there's no shortage of drama within the KISS Kamp. There's been speculation that the band would eventually launch a reality show. This begs the question, are we living through it right now?

We hope you enjoy New Noize KISS Edition and SHARE with a friend!

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