Bruce Kulick ‘Transformer’
From page 84 of Classic Rock Magazine December 2003
(www.kulick.net) What could we have expected from a man who has attempted the impossible in making a creative contribution to the closed forum of Kiss, then received little of the credit that was due to his most recent band, Union? Released via Kulick’s website, ‘Transformer’ at least resists the temptation to fall back on empty guitar-hero platitudes.
Bruce isn’t the most charismatic of singers, which perhaps explains the presence of four instrumental tracks and a guest appearance from ex-Union/ Mötley Crüe frontman John Corabi on ‘It’s Just My Life’, although songs like ‘Crazy’ and ‘All That I Need’ are commendably hook-laden and easy on the ear. The latter features lyrics that Gene Simmons would’ve been proud of (‘Now your body’s all glistening, starting to sweat/ Don’t you hear my heart pounding, from what I’m hoping to get’), and aside from moments like ‘Inn Of The Mountain Gods’, Kulick has aimed this record more at the seemingly unquenchable thirst for Kiss-related product than at pure Satriani-like widdledom. On that basis, the material is not quite strong enough, but ‘Transformer’ is certainly better than you might’ve feared.