Eric Carr was the former drummer for KISS. He was actually with KISS longer than original drummer Peter Criss, joining them in 1980 for the "Ausie 80-81" tour and staying with them until he died tregically of cancer in June of 1992. I saw Eric once walking with a girlfriend on the boardwalk on the beach in NJ. I was dying to go over and introduce myself but decided it best to leave him alone with his date.
Eric you are missed.
Eric Carr-Rockology (Spitfire)
1. "Eyes Of Love" (3:29)
2. "Somebody's Waiting" (3:48)
3. "Heavy Metal Baby" (4:34)
4. "Just Can't Wait" (3:57)
5. "Mad Dog" (3:16)
6. "You Make Me Crazy" (4:04)
7. "Nightmare" (4:23)
8. "Nightmare ñlive demo version" (3:44)
9. "Too Cool For School" (4:00)
11. "Can You Feel It" (4:04)
12. "Nasty Boys" (3:27)
This is mostly a collector's item for KISS fans, as the music on this disc consists of unfinished works and demo material that Eric Carr was working on in the late 80's, including some of the infamous Rockheads tunes. The first song is the most impressive as Eric wails on lead vocals. Some of the other songs on this disc have Eric mumbling (scat singing) the melody lines to the songs as the lyrics had either not been written or were not finished. "Mad Dog" sounds like it could have been a killer Kiss tune had it been worked out a bit more. It's interesting to note that Gene Simmons also demoed a song called 'Mad Dog," that was never used by the band, however the two songs are totally different. Bruce Kulick, who also wrote some interesting notes in the insert regarding each song, does most of the guitar playing on this disc.
Another song by Eric and Bruce was released on the Kiss box set called "Ain't That Peculiar," in which Eric handles all the vocals and instruments, except for the guitar which was handled by Bruce Kulick. Eric can also be heard singing lead vocals on the "Smashes, Trashes, and Hits" version of 'Beth.'
I also own an interview disc with Eric Carr that came with the book "Black Diamond."
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