BOB KULICK – Skeletons In The Closet (2017)

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Guitar legend and record producer BOB KULICK (Kiss, Meat Loaf, Balance) just released his first ever solo album, entitled “Skeletons In The Closet” this coming Friday via Vanity Music Group.
Recorded in Las Vegas and produced and engineered by Kulick himself along with Bobby Ferrari, the ten song output features five new tracks and five songs from Kulick’s past, including his stints with Murderer’s Row, Skull and an unreleased song with David Glen Eisley (ex Giuffria).

Bob Kulick has seldom been at the centre of attention. He has often preferred to be creating music behind the stars rather than being a star in the limelight himself.
KISS fans obviously know his great history with the band, including playing guitar on several KISS albums and contributing as a songwriter. He also introduced his brother Bruce Kulick to KISS who ended up hiring him to be the band’s lead guitarist for 12 years.
The Grammy Award-winning musician and producer Bob Kulick has during his more than 50 years in the music business also played with Meat Loaf, W.A.S.P., Lou Reed, Michael Bolton, Blackthorne with Graham Bonnet and so much more.

“Skeletons in the Closet” is Kulick’s first solo album. The album’s ten tracks are a mix of new and old material – all of it good, some of it great – plus a twisted take on the James Bond “Goldfinger” soundtrack.
With so many different musicians involved, this is a very varied album, but for the most part it resides within the melodic hard rock frame and AOR.
Kulick’s guitar work is, obviously, first rate and he calls on some serious rock star friends to help him on this album.

“London”, with Dee Snider on vocals and Frankie Banali on drums, is one of the album’s stand-out tracks. This is not only a fab song with great musicianship on display. It also showcases what a great singer Snider is. It’s epic. The best Snider has ever done. Under all that Twisted Sister make-up, big hair and showmanship, there’s a great singer with a distinctive and powerful voice.
Matched with Kulick’s guitar and Banali’s drumming it becomes something very special.

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“India”, originally done by Kulick’s old band Murderer’s Row, has a great drive and some fab instrumentation, including Kulick playing a sitar.
“Player”, with Last In Line’s Andrew Freeman on vocals, is a fabulously rocking song. On “Guitar Commandos” (originally done by Skull, another Kulick band), we get Bob and Bruce Kulick trading hot guitar licks.

Bob Kulick brings in his rock star friends as guests on a solo album filled with delicious melodic rock with some great twists.
Despite the different origins of some songs, the entire album feels homogeneous, vital, and of course production is first rate.
Highly Recommended

 

01. Rich Man
Todd Kerns – Vocals
Bob Kulick – Guitars
Rudy Sarzo – Bass
Doug Katsaros – Keyboards & Backing Vocals
Vinny Appice – Drums

02. Not Before You
Robin McAuley – Vocals
Bob Kulick – Guitars
Doug Katsaros – Keyboards & Backing Vocals
Bruce Kulick – Bass
Brent Fitz – Drums

03. London
Dee Snider – Vocals
Bob Kulick – Guitars
Bobby Ferrari – Bass
Doug Katsaros – Keyboards and Orchestration
Frankie Banali – Drums

04. Goldfinger
Vick Wright – Vocals
Bob Kulick – Guitars
Bobby Ferrari – Bass
Doug Katsaros – Keyboards
Scot Coogan – Drums

05. Player
Andrew Freeman – Vocals
Bob Kulick – Guitars
Rudy Sarzo – Bass
Doug Katsaros – Keyboards & Backing Vocals
Scot Coogan – Drums

06. India (Murderer’s Row song)
David Glen Eisley – Vocals
Bob Kulick – Guitars
Jimmy Waldo – Keyboards
Chuck Wright – Bass
Jay Schellen – Drums

07. Skeletons In The Closet (Murderer’s Row song)
David Glen Eisley – Vocals
Bob Kulick – Guitars
Jimmy Waldo – Keyboards
Chuck Wright – Bass
Jay Schellen – Drums

08. Can’t Stop The Rock (previously unreleased track)
David Glen Eisley – Vocals
Bob Kulick – Guitars, Bass
Eric Singer – Drums

09. Guitar Commandos (Skull song)
Dennis St James – Vocals
Bob Kulick – Guitars
Bruce Kulick – Guitars
Dennis St James – Bass
Chuck Burgi – Drums

10. Eyes Of A Stranger (Skull song)
Dennis St James – Vocals
Bob Kulick – Guitars
Kjell Benner – Bass
Bobby Rock – Drums

Vocals:
Dee Snider (Twisted Sister)
Robin McAuley (McAuley Schenker Group)
Andrew Freeman (Snow, Hurricane)
Vick Wright (Johnny Crash)
Todd Kerns (Static In Stereo)
David Glen Eisley (Giuffria, Murderer’s Row, Stream)
Dennis St. James (Skull)

Keyboards:
Doug Katsaros (Dee Snider, Van Helsing’s Curse)
Jimmy Waldo (Alcatrazz, Murderer’s Row, Quiet Riot)

Bass:
Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Quiet Riot)
Chuck Wright (Quiet Riot, Impellitteri, Alice Cooper)
Bobby Ferrari (The Pink Spiders)
Bruce Kulick (Kiss, Union, Legacy X)
Dennis St James (Skull)
Kjell Benner (Slik Helvetika, Skull)

Drums:
Vinny Appice (Dio, Last In Line)
Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot, WASP)
Eric Singer (Black Sabbath, Avantasia, Kiss)
Britt Fitz (Alice Cooper, Slash)
Scotty Coogan (Lita Ford, Ace Frehley)
Bobby Rock (Rainbow, Blue Oyster Cult, Meat Loaf)
Jay Schellen (Unruly Child)

 

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2 Responses

  1. Tommy D says:

    Looking for the remaster of Bob Kulick’s Skull album “No Bones About It”.

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