Kiss Kiss Album

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Release information about the album
Release Date: 04/01/1974
Tracks in Kiss: Strutter, Nothin' To Lose, Firehouse, Cold Gin, Let Me Know, Kissin' Time, Deuce, 100,000 Years, Black Diamond

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KISS LP REVIEW | Reviewer: chuck case | 8/31/11

The VERY first Kiss album released on Feb. 18th 1974 & essential for any Kiss fan.7 of 10 trax made it to Kiss Alive & half if not more are still played at nearly every Kiss show.The production by KennY Kerner & Richie Wise is soso but the energy is there from the opening drum roll for Strutter.Very much a classic and a solid & confident opening track from (who else), Paul. Nothin'To Lose is a cool one with Peter,Paul & Gene sharing the lead vocals though I prefer the live version.Firehouse & Cold Gin are up next.Cold Gin,written by Ace & sung by Gene;odd given Gene's anti drug/drink stance.Let Me Know has what is probably the happiest song in the kiss catalogue.Gene & Paul trading verses before Ace let's loose with a killer riff that would be revisited on Alive.Side 2 has 2 duds on it starting with Kissin' Time, a cover of a Bobby Rydell tune.I don,t Hate it like many critics do but it's far from being a kiss classic even though it was released as an single.Deuce is next & what else to say about one of the greatest rockers of all time except enjoy!Unfortunate that Deuce is sandwiched between both duds though. Love Theme From Kiss spoils the mood of the album for me somewhat.It's a rather pointless instrumental.I love a good jam but this sounds like they are tinkering around. All is forgiven when 100,00 Years kicks in.A monster of a song & one of my personal faves.They all sound down & dirty on this one & Ace lets loose with a couple of killer solos as he does on Deuce also.Black Diamond finishes things off in grand style with Paul singing the intro & Peter delivering what is arguably his best vocal. A cool jam & extended outro finish things off.A satisfying finish to a satisfying debut.My rating 8.

Main review for this album | Reviewer: David Whitton | 4/8/07

Although it was a flop upon it's release, Kiss' self-titled debut is considered one of the finest albums of the group's entire career. This album is packed full of great rockin' tunes like "Strutter", "Nothin' To Lose", "Firehouse", "Gold Gin", "Let Me Know", "Deuce", "100,000 Years" and "Black Diamond". On this record, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley showcase their ability to write good riffs and hooks. There are no ballads on this album and it's recorded raw by producers Richie Wise and Kenny Kerner. Only one of the songs on this record is weak, that is their cover of "Kissin' Time". Despite being full of great songs, this record only peaked at number 87 in the USA and hardly broke the band into the mainstream.

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