Cover image for Love gun
Title:
Love gun
Author:
Kiss (Musical group), composer, performer.
Edition:
Deluxe edition.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Simstan Music : Mercury Records, [2014]

â„—2014
Physical Description:
2 audio discs : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Title from disc labels.

Original album released: 1977; tracks 1, 2, 4-11 on CD two previously unreleased.

Liner and program notes and full credits on container insert.

Compact disc.
Language:
English
Contents:
I stole your love Christine Sixteen Got love for sale Shock me Tomorrow and tonight Love gun Hooligan Almost human Plaster caster Then she kissed me

Much too soon (demo) -- Plaster caster (demo) -- Reputation (demo) -- Love gun (teaching demo) -- Love gun (demo) -- Gene Simmons interview (1977) -- Tomorrow and tonight (demo) -- I know who you are (demo) -- Love gun (live 1977) -- Christine Sixteen (live 1977) -- Shock me (live 1977).
ISBN:
4988005864895
UPC:
602537997268
Format :
Music CD

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Summary

Summary

Love Gun was Kiss' fifth studio album in three years (and seventh release overall, peaking at number four on Billboard), and proved to be the last release that the original lineup played on. By 1977, Kiss merchandise was flooding the marketplace (lunch boxes, makeup kits, comic books, etc.), and it would ultimately lead to a Kiss backlash in the '80s. But the band was still focused on their music for Love Gun, similar in sound and approach to Rock and Roll Over, their previous straight-ahead rock release. It included Ace Frehley's lead vocals on "Shock Me," as well as one of Kiss' best and most renowned hard rockers in the thunderous title track. The album's opener, "I Stole Your Love," also served as the opening number on Kiss' ensuing tour, while "Christine Sixteen" is one of the few Kiss tracks to contain piano prominently. "Almost Human" is an underrated rocker and features a great Jimi Hendrix-esque guitar solo from Frehley (no doubt due to ex-Hendrix producer Eddie Kramer manning the boards again), while "Plaster Caster" is a tribute to the famous groupies of the same name. The only weak spots on an otherwise stellar album are an obvious "Rock and Roll All Nite" ripoff titled "Tomorrow and Tonight," and a pointless remake of the Phil Spector-penned classic "Then He Kissed Me" (reworked as "Then She Kissed Me"). ~ Greg Prato


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