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Principally recorded at Electric Lady Studios, New York, New York. Includes liner notes by Robert V. Conte. Digitally remastered by Joseph M. Palmaccio (Sterling Sound, New York, New York). Following the departure of Ace Frehley in 1982, a revolving door of lead guitarists began which concluded with Bruce Kulick, whose tenure in the group lasted longer than Ace's. Bruce had played with a younger, harder edged Michael Bolton and his style of speedy yet emotive playing fit right in with Kiss' style. Produced by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, ASYLUM retains the raw power of the previous 80's Kiss records, yet also contains a pop element that those records did not. The music is tight, and lyrically, well, if sex sells, then Kiss cashed in. While "King of the Mountain" and "I'm Alive" continue Paul Stanley's knack for penning upbeat, positive songs about living life to the fullest and "Trial By Fire" also shows Gene's determined outlook on life, much of the record focuses on the band's sexual exploits. While Paul and Gene never professed to be Rodgers and Hammerstein, they do know how to write a fun rock album. With much party music included, crank this album as you enter Kiss' asylum. ASYLUM was Kiss' first LP with guitarist Bruce Kulick. Kiss: Paul Stanley (vocals, guitar); Bruce Kulick (guitar); Gene Simmons (bass); Eric Carr (drums). Personnel: Paul Stanley, Bruce Kulick (guitar); Eric Carr (drums). Audio Mixer: Dave Wittman. Audio Remasterer: Joseph M. Palmaccio. Liner Note Author: Robert V. Conte. Recording information: Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY; Right Track Studios, New York, NY. Photographer: Bernard Vidal.
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||How to live your life,....by Gene Simmons|
Gene tells it all in this one... ." Trial by Fire". Just listen to the song and it will tell you how to direct your life.
By Jason (Saegertown,Pa. U.S.A.)
My favorite song on this album is probably "Tears are Falling." I like Bruce Kulick's playing on this album as well.
By Chris. (Tucson AZ.)
THIS IS NOT THEIR BEST BUT KISS STILL IS AN AWESOME BAND.
By KISSFAN (NEW YORK)
||You dont have to be insane to like this one|
This album represents the ultamate 80s Kiss sound. The people who dont rate this are obviously not true Kiss Fans. I remember buying this and playing the Cassette to death.
By Effman (Went and Windy Australia)
||Melodic, Rocker, Kiss|
All in this record is great except their cover, absolutely excellent songs, ignore to those who talk nonsense on this album and enjoy the songs, you will not regret.
By Tino Lanza (Spain)
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|CD Universe Part number||1056248|
|Release Date||Sep 01, 1998|
|Producer||Gene Simmons; Paul Stanley|
|Recording Time||38 minutes|
|Personnel||Paul Stanley - vocals, guitar|
Gene Simmons - bass
Bruce Kulick - guitar
Eric Carr - drums
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|Lick It Up CD (1983)
Asylum album for sale Digitally remastered by Joseph M. Palmaccio (Sterling Sound, New York, New York).
September 18, 1983 is a day that will go down in Kisstory. It was then that Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, and replacement members Vinnie Vincent and Eric Carr took off their signature makeup and revealed themselves on MTV. LICK IT UP was released, and a new chapter unfolded.
Using the same production team as CREATURES OF THE NIGHT, Michael James Jackson, Simmons and Stanley came up with the same bone crunching sound as CREATURES, but with a slightly more polished feel. "Exciter" kicks off the album with a machine gun riff, which leads into Gene Simmons proclaiming he's "Not For The Innocent". The title track was a modest hit in the U.S., faired better in the U.K. and made for quite an entertaining video. "All Hell's Breakin' Loose" is a gritty streetwise track where Paul Stanley actually raps! "And On The 8th Day" is a powerful anthem that closes an exciting album.
With Vinnie Vincent's expert guitar playing and songwriting abilities (he co-wrote 8 out of the 10 tracks) and Eric Carr's powerful backbeat, LICK IT UP proves that behind all the explosions and firebreathing, the band can deliver the goods musically.
Recorded at Right Track Studio and The Record Plant, New York, New York. Includes liner notes by Robert ...
|Creatures of the Night CD (1982)
Asylum songs On the heels of the unusual MUSIC FROM THE ELDER, Kiss decided to return to their hard rock roots with CREATURES and the result is their heaviest-sounding album to date. Unfortunately, Ace Frehley (frustrated by his diminishing role in the group) departed the band prior to recording. He was replaced by Vinnie Vincent, who contributed some lightning-fast riffs.
From the monstrous drum fill that opens the record, it is clear that the grease painted warriors mean business. The title track is a classic Kiss number with a "take no prisoners" punch. "Rock And Roll Hell" is a tale of a musician's excessive lifestyle (loosely based on Frehley). "I Love It Loud" is a Kiss anthem for the ages, with a pounding drumbeat and a sing-along chorus that had 200,000 Brazilians screaming in unison on the CREATURES tour. "I Still Love You" is a powerful, emotional ballad featuring Eric Carr on bass. "War Machine" closes the album and is Gene Simmons at his ferocious best, a killer track that leaves the listener spent at its completion. CREATURES shows a focused Kiss, a straight-up hard rock record that takes the listener through a riveting journey.
Digitally remastered by Joseph M. Palmaccio.
Recorded at The Record Plant, Los Angeles, California. Includes liner notes by Robert Conte.
Producers: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Michael James Jackson.
Kiss: Paul Stanley (vocals, guitar); Gene Simmons (vocals, bass); Ace Frehley (guitar); Eric Carr (drums).
Additional personnel: Vinnie Vincent (guitar).
|Animalize CD (1984) Top Seller
Asylum CD music Digitally remastered by Joseph M. Palmaccio (Sterling Sound, New York, New York).
With personnel changes and neglect from a key member of the band, it's amazing ANIMALIZE turned out as well as it did. This record shows Kiss was able to rise above all the groups who copied a style of music that Kiss originated.
After LICK IT UP, "creative differences" pushed lead guitarist Vinnie Vincent out and speed demon Mark St. John in. Without missing a lick, St. John was able to fill Vincent's shoes admirably. Also around this time, Gene Simmons decides to try his hand at acting, starring in such films as "Runaway" and "Wanted Dead Or Alive". Thus, he is listed as Associate Producer but in reality had minimal input. Producer Paul Stanley did a fine job putting his own personal technical stamp on the album. Stanley sings on "I've Had Enough (Into The Fire)," a fast and furious track with motivational lyrics. He also fills in on bass for Simmons on both singles, "Heaven's On Fire" and "Thrills In The Night." Lyrically, Simmon's songs reflect where he was in the 80's with titles like "Burn Bitch Burn" and "Murder In High Heels".
Recorded at Right Track Studio, New York, New York. Includes liner notes by Robert V. Conte.
Kiss: Paul Stanley, Mark St. John (vocals, guitar); Gene Simmons (vocals, bass); Eric Carr (drums).
Producers: Paul Stanley, Michael James Jackson.
|Crazy Nights CD (1987)
Asylum buy CD music Digitally remastered by Joseph M. Palmaccio (Sterling Sound, New York, New York).
Reaching a pop apex not seen since 1980's UNMASKED, Kiss enlisted the production and engineering talents of Ron Nevison (Ozzy Osbourne, Heart) to help the band compete with the light metal faire that existed in 1987. The results are impressive, as the melodic crunch of CRAZY NIGHTS holds up to the band's previous classics.
"Crazy Crazy Nights" is an anthemic single that reached U.K. #4 and was their biggest single there. "Reason To Live" is one of Kiss' more tender ballads featuring standout vocals by Paul Stanley. Using prolific songwriters such as Diane Warren ("Turn On The Night") and Desmond Child ("Bang Bang You", "Reason To Live") to help achieve their goal, Kiss delivers accessible, chart friendly tunes that you can rock to. The record is melodic, with keyboards throughout. CRAZY NIGHTS is proof that Kiss could stay current with the competitive music scene as well as staying true to themselves. There are rockers and ballads that comprise a well crafted album by a legendary band.
Recorded at One On One Recording, North Hollywood, California; Rumbo Recorders, Canoga Park, California; Can-Am Recorders, Tarzana, California. Includes liner notes by Robert V. Conte.
Personnel: Paul Stanley (guitar, keyboards); Bruce Kulick (guitar); Phillip Ashley (keyboards); Eric Carr (drums); Tom Kelly (background vocals).
Audio Remasterer: Joseph M. Palmaccio.
Liner Note Authors: Yasuhito Kitai; Robert V. Conte.
Recording information: Can-AM Recorders, Tarzana, CA; One On One Recording, North Hollywood, CA; One On One, North Hollywood, CA; Rumbo Recorders, Canoga Park, CA.
Photographers: Walter Wick; Glen LaFerman.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Eric Carr; Bruce Kulick.
Kiss: Paul Stanley (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Bruce Kulick (guitar); Gene Simmons (bass); Eric Carr (drums).
Additional personnel: Phil Ashley (keyboards); Tom Kelly (background vocals).
|Music from "The Elder" CD (1981)
Asylum songs Taking a dip in sales with their previous effort UNMASKED, Kiss decided to deliver a more hard-driving rock album and enlisted the aid of Bob Ezrin, the man who produced DESTROYER (their most successful studio album). Upon his hiring, Ezrin discarded the heavy rock demos Kiss had recorded and suggested the band experiment with a concept album, a Kissified version of THE WALL.
Disgruntled at the band's new direction, Ace Frehley only contributed one track, "Dark Light" (featuring a blistering solo), and aside from basic tracks, the rest of the record was completed without him. THE ELDER is a creative left turn for the band. Kiss brought in co-writers Tony Powers ("Odyssey", "The Oath") and Lou Reed ("Dark Light", "A World Without Heroes", "Mr. Blackwell") to contribute to this epic fantasy, and the result is some magnificent music. The American Symphony Orchestra is heard throughout the album, adding to the grand scale. The finale, "I" is a powerful ode to self-esteem, sung convincingly by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. THE ELDER is a highly underrated Kiss album that showed the band's depth and ability to branch out in different musical directions.
Includes liner notes by Robert V. Conte.
Engineers include: Brian Christian, Rick Hart, Robert "Ringo" Hryeyna.
Personnel: Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley (vocals, guitar); Eric Carr (vocals, drums); Gene Simmons (vocals).
Audio Remasterer: Joseph M. Palmaccio.
Liner Note Author: Yasuhito Kitai.
Recording information: A&R Studios, New York, NY; Ace In The Hole Studios; Ezrin Farms, King, Ontario, Canada With Record Plant St; Record Plant Studios, New York, NY; Sounds Interchange Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Ensemble: American Symphony Orchestra.
Photographer: David Spindel.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Antony Parr; Kuni Takeuchi; Robert Christie.
Kiss: Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley (vocals, guitar); Gene Simmons (vocals, bass); Eric Carr (drums).
Additional personnel: Robert Christie, Anthony Parr, Christopher Makepeace, The American Symphony Orchestra, St. Robert's Choir.
|Hot in the Shade CD (1989)
Asylum album for sale Continuing in the same vein as many of Kiss' '80s releases, HOT IN THE SHADE picks up where CRAZY NIGHTS left off. Although a pop metal record, this album benefited from Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons taking a more organic approach, as opposed to the Ron Nevison-produced, keyboard-laden NIGHTS. The technique works, as this is a straight-ahead hard rock album with minimal keyboards, but with effective touches of acoustic guitar and brass.
Leadoff track "Rise To It" is typical Paul Stanley fare: upbeat, guitar-infested sex rock. "Hide Your Heart" was the first single and the standout track on the album. A funky mid-tempo number written by Stanley, Desmond Child and Holly Knight, the song was also covered by Ace Frehley and Bonnie Tyler. Gene Simmons goes country on "Cadillac Dreams," complete with slide guitar and horns. The acoustic ballad "Forever" was a top 10 smash for the group and was written by Paul Stanley and Michael Bolton. After eight years as the group's drummer, Eric Carr made his lead vocal debut on "Little Ceasar." An above average hard rock album that combined some atypical elements, HOT IN THE SHADE is definitely worth purchasing.
Recorded at The Fortress, Hollywood, California.
Personnel: Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley (vocals, electric guitar, background vocals); Gene Simmons (vocals, electric bass, background vocals); Peter Criss (vocals, drums, background vocals); Phillip Ashley (keyboards); Charlotte Crossley, Valerie Pinkston-Mayo, Kim Edwards-Brown (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Dave Wittman.
Recording information: Fortress, Hollywood, CA.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Eric Carr; Bruce Kulick.
Kiss: Paul Stanley (vocals, guitar); Gene Simmons (vocals, bass); Bruce Kulick (guitar); Eric Carr (drums).
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