Tagged: Kiss

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Kiss – Peter Criss – 1978

Peter Criss’s solo album differs from the other member quite a bit. It doesn’t sound like Kiss whatsoever. I really like that. It’s the opposite of Paul Stanley’s effort that was just another Kiss album. This is special, this is an opportunity well taken care of. This is a rock album with something totally different than what you’d expect. There are both piano and string arrangements there. Something completely different than just bass, guitar, and...

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Kiss – Ace Frehley – 1978

Back in the day when I grew up I always liked Ace Frehley’s way of writing music more than the other Kiss members. It was more straight and to the point in some way. I still hold songs like Cold Gin and Hard Times from the Dynasty album among the best that ever can from the band. All the songs on this solo album sound just like you’d expect. I guess I could have an...

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Kiss – Gene Simmons – 1978

When I grew up in the 70s and 80s I thought Kiss was so cool. And Coolest of all was, of course, Gene Simmons! He was my favorite by far! That was, more or less, his character, music-wise I liked Ace Frehley best. His songs were always more rock than the other members in the band. Anyway. This solo album from 1978 sounds mostly like an ordinary Kiss album, just like Paul Stanley’s solo album...

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Kiss – Paul Stanley – 1978

Paul Stanleys solo-album, one of four that Kiss made in 1978, is the most boring of them all. It’s not bad by any means but it seems very unnecessary to make a solo album like this. I mean, why make an album that sounds exactly like kiss usually does when you get the chance to broaden the horizons? There’s no imagination in the selection of the songs at all. The album soon gets pretty tiresome....