"Mark St. John Project" (Loch Ness Monster Records; 1999)

Reviewed by Snidermann

Mark St. John, a respected guitar instructor, turned Kiss guitarist for 1984's "Animalize" CD. St. John spent eight months as a member of Kiss before arthritis forced him to quit the band. 

St. John recorded this EP in the summer of 1999 and what a recording it is! Hard driving rock'n'roll that sounds shades better than any Kiss recording from that era.

Peter Criss co-wrote three of the five songs and it is apparent from those three cuts that he and St. John had a very special friendship. 

This CD rocks and it's a sad reminder that heavy music lost a true artist, Mark St. John, when he died in April of 2007. 

There are only five cuts on this CD and that's really the only downside. I only wish there were more. This CD is no longer in print but, occasionally, you can find a copy on eBay.

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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