“Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”
The quote from Forrest Gump really sums up my feelings about the record after listening to the record for a couple of weeks. Eric Carr “Unfinished Business” is a really difficult record to have a strong opinion about one way or the other.
The first couple of days I just tried really hard to understand what kind of “creature” Loretta wanted to make with this release (of course I understand It’s a tribute to Eric). It goes in all different directions with cover songs, new recordings of Eric songs and original demos. When It’s good It’s really great and when It’s bad the record is terrible.
Let’s take a little run trough of the songs first.
Just wanted to tell everybody to remember to buy the new Eric Carr CD Unfinished Business that has just been released. The album features 18 tracks, which include unreleased music, live performances, remixes and interview clips. Performances include, ERIC CARR, plus, friends and fellow musicians. I will review the CD when I get my copy.
The Eric Carr Story
By: Greg Prato
Published December 2010, 256 pages
The first-ever book about the story of Eric Carr.
When I first heard that this book was coming out I was really excited. Eric’s story is one that really deserves to be told. Especially after the reunion the the bands history in the 80′s seems to be more or less overlooked. When Prato could tell about all list of people that were interviewed for the book like the producers Bob Ezrin, Michael James Jackson, and Ron Nevison, his sister Loretta Caravello, his girlfriend Carrie Stevens, Kiss ex-guitarist Bruce Kulick and last but probably most important one of the last-ever interviews conducted with KISS’ original manager, Bill Aucoin. One could not help to be excited. There are also a lot of questions unanswered after Eric’s death concerning his place in Kiss and the Kiss organization. Continue reading →