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Artist: Kiss of the Gypsy

Title: Kiss of the Gypsy

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Kiss of the Gypsy Kiss of the Gypsy Album Cover


Category: Glam

Year: 1992

Label: Atlantic

Catalog Number: 7 82279-2


Scott Elliott drums, backing vocals
George Williams keyboards, backing vocals
Tony Mitchell lead vocals, guitars, harmonica
Martin Talbot bass, backing vocals
Darren Rice guitars, backing vocals


1.  Whatever it Takes  4:15
2.  Blind for Love  4:49
3.  Easy Does it  4:25
4.  Take This Old Heart  4:24
5.  Infatuation  3:57
6.  From the Dirt  5:06
7.  Keep Your Distance  4:32
8.  No Prize for the Loser  5:33
9.  Comin' Back  4:56
10.  Promised Land  7:13
Total Running Time:  49:10

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Andy Howarth Date: July 31, 2001 at 10:46
This album is one of the best ever.When i first heard this on its release it blew my sox off. There are some great songs on there specially Infatuation and the fantastc n prize for the loser. The only downside to this album is that it is too short and after this debut album kiss of the gypsy were never (as far as i know) heard from again which is a great shame.

From: Hawk Face Date: October 9, 2001 at 12:44
Urgh!Bon Jovi wannabes with turgid formulaic music to match...Stay well clear of this album unless you "wanna rock until the break of dawn,woman....."(Janes Addiction had a masterpiece out at the same time as this...Go figure who had the innovation and longevity...)

From: Giuseppe Boi Date: October 19, 2001 at 1:38
Kiss of the Gypsy split soon after the album release and partial acclaim in the states. Tony and George still play together in Blackpool, UK as Cowboys and Angels doing cover versions. A bit of a waste really!

From: Banner Boy 1 Date: January 21, 2002 at 8:35
Awesome band, awesome album, bloody shame they split. Tony Mitchell was one of the genre's finest songwriters and vocalist. In the days when 90s bands are reforming(Tesla,Winger etc) wouldn't KOTG take the plunge ? I bleeding hope so...come back guys we miss you !!!!!

From: FREE TRACKS Date: January 22, 2002 at 17:04

From: FREE TRACKS Date: January 22, 2002 at 17:14

From: English Bob Date: March 8, 2002 at 2:26
Say these guys play over a dozen times... have all the singles, CD and Vinyl.. ironically saw them first supporting the hairspray and toothpaste advert, Winger... The best album I've ever heard from a group that didn't make it.

From: jam Date: August 19, 2002 at 14:56
this album kicks ass, i know darren rice, he owns a guitar shop in cleveleys called dazamakis, the address is 666 north drive in the uk. he is even better on guitar now than he was then

From: Date: August 25, 2002 at 9:23
just recently purchased this release. found a used cassette at a video/book store. this was my first time hearing them. it's really sad this band never made it, they had alot of potential

From: Alex in USA Date: September 25, 2002 at 18:50
Absolutely incredible live! I saw them open for Tesla in Manchester ('92). Both were phenominal. Possibly the best rock album of all time never to make it. One of my personal faves forever. It would be cool if KOTG made another record 10 years on...but then why spoil perfection?

From: TIM Date: October 3, 2002 at 13:50
It's been a long time since I pulled this one out. I forgot how much I liked some of their tunes.

From: Trick Taylor Date: January 6, 2003 at 20:04
The "Sleeze/Glam" classification is totally off on this one. Think Bon Jovi's energetic little brother who has been listening to KINGOFTHEHILL and Tesla and you will get the picture. The ballads on the last half of the cd are incredible rootsy rock hair lost klassics. The mid-tempo rockers are mostly bland and forgettable. This is an excellent disc for those who love Tesla's ballads or Bon Jovi's "Keep the Faith" (heaven help you).

From: angry Date: January 24, 2003 at 9:37
this band sucks!! i've thrown the CD into the drain few years ago.nothing great about them.

From: Van Alan Date: February 7, 2003 at 4:25
More of an AOR CD along the lines of Jagged Edge UK, Unruly Child or House Of Lords, but not as good. An OK CD though.

From: koogles Date: April 15, 2003 at 15:31
More sit-on-the-shelf hard rock. Like a boring Mr. Big. Falling asleep just writing about them.

From: Rycheage Date: June 23, 2003 at 18:09
Excellent blues driven hard rock in the vein of House of Lords. Tony Mitchell sounds like a dead ringer for James Christian. "Blind For Love" and "Whatever It Takes" rock. Worth getting on the cheap from eBay.

From: FM Date: June 28, 2003 at 7:23
A good cd with some excellent moments like the beautiful ballad "Take this old Heart" (which is indeed the real standout of the record) and the cool closer "Promised Land". "Infatuation" is an awful song, but all the rest is definitely enjoyable. You should give it a listen if you like melodic hard rock with a bluesy touch.

From: neil Date: July 26, 2003 at 8:46
saw them supporting TESLA at hammersmith odeon 1991,they were excellent.my brother bought the cd when it came out & i loved it,havnt heard it for years .i recently got 1 myself from germany,played it last night & it sounds even better now.reminds me of the wicked cd FUNKOMETAL CARPET RIDE by ELECTRIC BOYS-also rare!makes me angry when great british bands like this disappear.the music industry is fucked up.come back boys your country needs you. frontiers label would have you!

From: diggit Date: October 31, 2003 at 6:49
there are a few ok tunes on here but it is certainly not glam. AOR for sure but if you like this the first album by SKIN will blow you away...

From: tomcat Date: October 31, 2003 at 14:24
i remember being a highschool kid and some dude brought over an adult movie with the title 'kiss of the gypsy'..later i bought the cd with the same name..anyhow, an ok cd with lots of quality but not a disc you crank up to rock the place..

From: Me. Date: December 20, 2003 at 20:14
Hi! I don't personally know Darren Rice, nor have I actually heard the album, and I definatly don't live in England...however, I do have an English friend who knows Darren and he highly recommends the album. I will look for it in our Canadian music shops and hopefully find it...and when I do I shall listen to it. From what my English friend tells me, I think I'd like the album. Oh yes, and HELLO JAM!!! *waves* Say hi to the other twin for me and greet Daz as well.

From: P1555ED Date: February 8, 2004 at 20:52
I know Tony Mitchell personally,..... he's my brother in law!! Obviously I'm gonna say that the album is great....... But it is. Should sort out their differences and get back together again. But then again, your'e all getting on a bit, aren't you?!!!

From: illimey Date: February 20, 2004 at 0:23
Bought this album when I saw that KOTG were going to be supporting Magnum for a few dates. Utterly boring, both recorded and on stage. Reasonably talented, but utterly boring. Of course, what band isn't utterly boring when compared to Magnum?!

From: Chris Date: April 3, 2004 at 9:33
Pity the band split, apparently its something to do with the singer Tony taking all the credit for the writing of the songs. (thats involved somewhere along the line anyway). Good album

From: Blob Date: April 14, 2004 at 10:09
A great album by a great, if shortlived band. I saw them at The Marquee in Charing Cross road (before they turned it into a Wetherspoons)and they blew the place away. It really would be great if they decided to have another crack at it. Just like the rest said, the best album by a band that didn't make it that you'll ever hear!

From: jessica96fish Date: October 12, 2004 at 1:53
not bad.but not a classic by any means.havn't played it for ages.and don't think i will for a while.lots more good stuff to play.old and new.

From: Krash Dizazter Date: October 15, 2004 at 12:28
Great album...very awesome in the the bluesy hardrock with a bit of funk thrown in. No Prize For The Loser is an awesome bluesy-Ballad.

From: wyrm Date: January 11, 2005 at 14:42
Tony Mitchell sings on the "Return to the Centre of the Earth" by Rick Wakeman. Hope to hear more from him soon...he's a genius.

From: Geoff Date: January 27, 2005 at 4:07
I had this ages ago and sold it ages ago. If I recall correctly 'Blind for love' was a decent song and the ballad, 'Take this old heart' was also quite decent. Overall, not a bad album but pretty boring for those requiring big hooks, chunky riffs and soaring melodies. Perhaps for Little Angel fans? Not sure... pretty average stuff.

From: Carmine Rose Date: March 24, 2005 at 17:59
This is a very good album, I dig it. It's not amazing, but it's quite entertaining.

From: ghettonation73 Date: June 26, 2005 at 20:25

From: Nelson Date: March 7, 2006 at 14:33
The band that I would compare this with is THUNDER. Both british and Zep inspired. But if this album will be compared to THUNDER's Backstreet Symphony, you would shed a tear for this band. You will absolutely be moved by Backstreet... while this, you'll have to wait for the good songs. And I also really thought that they rocked hard 'coz of the pictures of the members rockin'. Misleading. This is THUNDER starving to death & not having enough sleep.

From: z4roxx Date: May 29, 2007 at 4:15
Incredible,I did want to sell this one,fortunately I've heard again it:fantastic cd.Great musicianship,catchy mid-tempo hard rock well produced,sorry but I am not agree with most of comments here and the rate is ingenerous IMO.Not a single filler for me...9.5/10!

From: juan carlos Date: November 30, 2007 at 18:52
Hardrock con su toque Bluesy y eso hace que no sea tan del agrado de la mayoría. Ojo que el cantante y los coros son de los buenos y la producción es de primera. "Take This Old Heart" y "Blind for Love"(la voz me recuerda a Kip Winger) los mejores pero el resto(no todos) si que está aprobable aunque claro, no del HardRock puro. 7.8/10

From: metalmastermusic Date: June 16, 2008 at 16:05
This is a pretty good album over all it kind of reminds me of Black Crowes meets Cinderella if you can imagine that. They definetly have that blues rock feeling. I wonder what happened to these guys ?? I put this album in the middle of the pack with my collection. 70/100.

From: Madd Mortigan Date: July 30, 2009 at 19:04
In a word, boring! Average rock with nothing really memorable. Maybe Take This Old Heart if you are into ballads. The 99 cent Ebay average tells the tale for this Cd.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 24, 2009 at 22:45
This lot only recorded this album as far as i know...the album is a decent one with its ups and downs but quite interesting...an underrated band perhaps that didn't get attention at all.."Whatever It Takes" & "Blind For Love" are probably the oustanding ones but not leaving behind "Take This Old Heart","Keep Your Distance" & "Promise Land"..the voice of Mr Mitchell is relevant...anyway nothing out of this world but neither a complete waste.80/100

From: shoemaker Date: November 25, 2009 at 10:34
I prefer the band GYPSY KYSS brilliant folk-rock/metal.

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