Although Union features former members of both Kiss and Mötley Crüe, the music on the group's sophomore studio full-length, 2000s The Blue Room, bares little resemblance to either group. Despite neither being original members of Kiss or the Crüe, guitarist Bruce Kulick and singer John Corabi helped keep their respective bands afloat during turbulent/uncertain time periods for each act. Instead of focusing solely on good time, arena stomping rock & roll, Union runs the musical gamut on The Blue Room, as they get funky on "Dead," tread on riff-rock territory with "Who Do You Think You Are," and obviously studied the second side of Led Zeppelin III before penning "Shine." While admirable that Kulick and Corabi didn't merely rest on their laurels and create a Kiss/Crüe hybrid, there's nothing here truly as catchy or memorable as their work with their former bands.
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AllMusic Review by Greg Prato