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Kiss - Love Gun

Reviewer :
Kaj Roth Format: Album
Release date: 2011-02-25 Year: 1977
Label: Casablanca
Genre: Classic Rock
Producer: Kiss / Eddie Kramer
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Kiss was the first band in history to have 4 albums on the charts at the same time with Kiss Alive, Destroyer, Rock and roll over and Love Gun in 1977. Most songs were written on the Japan tour of the Rock and roll over album and the album was recorded between May 3rd - May 28th, it was also the first album to feature lead vocal performances from all four band members. The Love Gun artwork was done by Ken Kelly who also did Destroyer, these two are my favorite album covers with Kiss. We can find some of their greatest songs on this album with the title track "Love gun", "I stole your love", "Christine sixteen", "Shock me" and "Plaster caster".

The band thought about doing Jailhouse rock as a cover for the album but ended up doing The Crystals 1963 hit "Then he kissed me" instead, it was changed to "Then she kissed me". Paul was influenced by Deep Purple´s Burn when he wrote "I stole your love" and by Mott The Hoople´s The Golden age of rocknroll when he wrote "Tomorrow and tonight". Ace wrote the song "Shock me" after he was electrocuted in Florida before a show, Paul was working on a song called Christine sixteen when Gene stole the title and beat him to it but it wasn´t the first time they stole from eachother. Before the first album, Gene had a song called Black diamond when Paul stole the title and made it his own. Love Gun is nothing but a classic rock record that never goes out of style!

Tracklisting 1. I Stole Your Love
2. Christine Sixteen
3. Got Love For Sale
4. Shock Me
5. Tomorrow And Tonight
6. Love Gun
7. Hooligan
8. Almost Human
9. Plaster Caster
10. Then She Kissed Me


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Kiss traces their roots to Wicked Lester, a New York City-based rock and roll band led by co-founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. Wicked Lester, with its eclectic mixture of musical styles, never achieved any success. They recorded one album, which was shelved by Epic Records, and played a handful of live shows. Simmons and Stanley, feeling that a new musical direction was needed, abandoned Wicked Lester in 1972 to later form Kiss.

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