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Ken Sharp Gets KISSed!

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Most KISS fans may only know Ken Sharp's name from the incredible historical works he's contributed to, magazine articles written, and even fanzine contributions dating back decades. He's set a standard for others who have followed in his footsteps. However, the accolades garnered for those accomplishments comprise only a single facet of an artistic gem who continues to forge his musical path at a time painfully challenging for artists with costs of creation rising. His music forms a musical core to his identity, and Ken has released three singles over the past few months that perfectly illustrate a broad foundation of talent: The electric "Liquid Mercury," the subtly biting "Mr. Popularity," and the poignant "Halyx Rising (Lora's Song)." Now, two aspects of Ken's art joyously fuse with his passionate interpretations of two personal favorites from the 1978 KISS albums...
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Ken Sharp: "For friends who know me, I've been a huge KISS fan since I was a kid. Growing up a child of a few divorces, life at home was often charged with unhappiness/turmoil and KISS offered me a window out of some tough times. I've done something wacky but I hope cool too. Today I'm releasing a double-sided single celebrating the 1978 KISS solo albums put out by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons. I've reinvented 'Hold Me, Touch Me,' a beautiful ballad from Paul's solo album as a power pop song ala the Raspberries and have amped up the Beatlesque vibe of Gene's 'Mr. Make Believe.'"

LISTEN/GET IT HERE:

https://kensharp.bandcamp.com/track/hold-me-touch-me

https://kensharp.bandcamp.com/track/mr-make-believe

Ken is also putting out a limited edition vinyl single with picture sleeve, black and multiple colors available and selling at cost.
Email him for ordering info: sharpk@aol.com


CREDITS:

“Hold Me, Touch Me”
(Stanley)
Produced by Ken Sharp and Fernando Perdomo
Recorded at Reseda Ranch Studios, Winnetka/Reseda, CA. Union Jack Studios, Encino, CA and The Manor, Agoura Hills, CA

Ken Sharp-lead and background vocals, electric guitar, lead guitar, Nashville guitar, acoustic guitar, moog, piano, maracas, bell tree
Fernando Perdomo-drums, bass, tambourine
Rob Bonfiglio: background vocals

“Mr. Make Believe”
(Simmons)
Produced by Fernando Perdomo and Ken Sharp
Recorded at Reseda Ranch Studios, Winnetka/Reseda, CA and Union Jack Studios, Encino, CA, and The Manor, Toluca Lake, CA

Ken Sharp-lead and background vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, organ
Fernando Perdomo-drums, bass, Nashville guitar, tambourine, sleigh bells, bell tree
Rob Bonfiglio: background vocals

Artwork: Holly Bess Kinkaid
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I dig MMB!
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Fantastic job!
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Great versions of these tunes!
Like it a lot - good job!
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MMB is pretty cool.

Hold Me sounds a bit too busy
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Excellent interpretation of Hold Me, Touch Me. Ken has definitely put his own spin on this and I love it. I have never liked this song and never thought I would, until now.

I've been listening to the WAV file version on my stereo and it's fantastic.
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Wonderful work!
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Reminds me of the Pooh Sticks! I like it!
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