Ken Sharp, author of the New York Times best-selling Nothin' to Lose: The Making of KISS (1972-1975), recently recorded two tribute songs to his favorite band.

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. 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.' A big tip of the hat to my pal Julian Gill for helping to facilitate the project."

LISTEN/GET IT HERE:

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

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

Ken Sharp 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:

KEN SHARP HOLD ME TOUCH ME

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

Artwork: Holly Bess Kinkaid

  

KEN SHARP MR. MAKE BELIEVE

“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