1) The Odyssey were a somewhat mysterious Los Angeles-based garage band, signed to the White Whale label, who cut a hot little piece of put-down punk gold in 1968 before disappearing. It's been rumored that the Odyssey were members of the Turtles working under a pseudonym, but there are others who believe them to be members of two other groups, the L.A.-based Just Too Much and the Looking Glasses, who came from L.A.'s suburbs. Their memorably defiant A-side, "Little Boy, Little Girl," has been compiled on Bacchus Archives' Fuzz, Flaykes, & Shakes Volume 1: 60 Miles High.
2) The Odyssey Story started in July 2007 when singer and guitarist Rikhard (Paul), guitarist Micky (Ace), drummer Oliver (Eric) and bassist Laze (Gene) was performing in birthday party at Kotka. One of the KISS army members had birthday and our cover band was invited on stage with setlist full of legendary KISS anthems and some 80's hard rock hits. We went on stage with the KISS make-up and all the excitement and magic we had that night ended up to form a KISS tribute band called "Odyssey". We had an idea of tribute that gather all the best parts of 1980-83 era KISS and that would sound very extreme and energetic. Due to drumming style and our tributing era Oliver wanted to wear Eric Carr's make-up and the rest of the line-up would remind more of the classic 1981-82 KISS line-up. Symphonic Music from the Elder album and rough Creatures of the Night album (and tour) gave us an inspiration to a massive and different KISS tribute band that would have same energy and heavy ass kickin' sound on stage. Our first show was in KISS Army Finland's Live KISS Party at Jyväskylä's Matsi bar, november 2007. The band's direction was to create tighter sound and go on stage with even more faster and heavier style and setlist. Next show in Hämeenlinna's Make- up Night showed new side of exciting Odyssey live that focused on rock cliches and entertaining. Later on the name changed to "The Odyssey" and next gig was in Lahti's Live KISS Party vol. 2, october 2008. These KISS songs are performed live to a few people one night before the Lahti's show! Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.