Kiss Dynasty Album

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Release Date: 07/01/1979
Tracks in Dynasty: I Was Made For Lovin' You, 2,000 Man, Sure Know Something, Dirty Livin', Charisma, Magic Touch, Hard Times, X-Ray Eyes, Save Your Love

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DYNASTY REVIEW | Reviewer: chuck case | 9/10/11

Though the 4 solo albums all went platinum(thanks mainly to pre-sale orders,it wasn't long before all were in cutout bins with reduced prices(a first for KISS LPs.Needing a hit Paul Stanley turned his attention to disco which was huge at the time.Rockers,Rod Stewart & even The Stones had had hits with disco songs by then."I Was Made For Lovin' You" became KISS' contribution to the genre.It became a huge seller for them but turned off many long-time fans.Growing up during disco,I didn't hate all of it.Truth be told I enjoyed Donna Summer & the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack like millions of others.True,it wasn't KISS' normal style but the song was well-written & very catchy like all their best songs.BUT,this is not a disco album.Anyone who hasn't given DYNASTY a chance because of their dislike for that song is missing out on one of KISS' best albums.This LP has 9 tracks & like LOVE GUN all 4 members sing(Paul on 3,Ace Frehley after his solo LP sold the most also sings 3,Gene Simmons only sings on 2 songs(the least he'd ever sing on a KISS LP) & Peter Criss sings & drums on his one & only track on the whole album "Dirty Livin".He essentially quit KISS altogether at this point.Fed up with not being able to record his not-so-rocking material the drumming on the rest of the album is done by Anton Fig.Aside from "I Was Made.." Paul sings 2 more outstanding tracks,the pop classic "Sure Know Something" & his first self-penned power ballad with KISS,the excellent "Magic Touch".Ace Frehley sings a rocking version of a relatively obscure Stones song,"2000 Man", & his own "Hard Times" & especially the album closer,"Save Your Love" is vintage ACE quality!!!Peter's "Dirty Livin" is gritty & funky yet rockin'.Saving the best for last,Gene's 2 contributions are some of his best underrated songs ever!"Charisma" is Gene at his demonic best with him asking why he is ladies' best friend & "X-Ray Eyes",one of his catchiest numbers,a bouncy,feel-good rocker about how he can see through his lovers lies.All told,one of their absolute best even with THAT disco song!!!My Rating 10

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