Originally posted on January 7, 2008
I bought a CD on a lark (it was a cutout) and am just getting around to listening to it. Bluegrass cover versions of tunes by Kiss? Yes, as unlikely a combo as you might ever see on either front. I worry that Kiss fans won’t like it because it is bluegrass, and bluegrass fans won’t like it because it is Kiss.
Hayseed Dixie’s Kiss My Grass (Dualtone) is actually pretty darned decent, considering. The instrumental proficiency of the players is high, the vocals are OK and, yes, those Kiss songs are there in profusion (although the CD is only thirty-something minutes long). “Rock and Roll All Nite,” “Love Gun” and other Kiss icons are here. Suit yourself if you come across the CD.