Mark Kissinger, 3 Tapes
Being a guitarist myself, I buddied up right away to Mark’s deft technique, style and heart. On the three tapes posted here, they all exhibit what is good about his work. From scorching electric progressive rock soloing, to thoughtful acoustic moments…he delivers high quality music at every turn. There are Crimson style influences to be sure, but also jazz, blues and other genres. I can’t remember how we first came into contact but it turned out later he was mutual musical friends with Tom Furgas and Kathy King. In fact, Tom appears on one of these tapes and Mark also helped Kathy produce some music together. Although not demonstrated on these tapes, Mark also sings and creates some funny, biting and personal lyrics. To me, he is the essence of enjoyable and top notch home taping.
I did not break the tapes up into individual songs but let each side speak as a whole piece.His cassettes were always some of my most treasured and they have lost none of the impact on me after all these years.
Mid Life Crisis was released in 1991
Narcotica in 1989
They’re Different From Us came out in 1992.