Torpedo Girl

Torpedo Girl Written by Ace Frehley and Vini Poncia Lead vocal: Ace Frehley Duration: 3:44 From the album Unmasked, 1980 Produced by Vini Poncia at the Record Plant in New York City In a nutshell: The Hunt for Red Rocktober Review: The thing with a Random Number Generator is that’s it’s, well, random. Assigning everyContinue reading “Torpedo Girl”

Tonight You Belong to Me

Tonight You Belong to Me Written by Paul Stanley Lead vocal: Paul Stanley Duration: 4:41 From the album Paul Stanley, 1978 Produced by Paul Stanley and Jeff Glixman at Electric Lady Studios and The Record Plant, New York, and Village Recorders, California In a nutshell: Paul’s pocket symphony. Review: You know how Peter Gabriel’s firstContinue reading “Tonight You Belong to Me”

All American Man

All American Man Written by Paul Stanley and Sean Delaney Lead vocal: Paul Stanley Duration: 3:13 From the album Alive II, 1977 Produced by Eddie Kramer and KISS at the Capitol Theatre, New Jersey and Electric Lady Studios, New York. In a nutshell: What might have been. Review: The vagaries of the Random Number Generator haveContinue reading “All American Man”

Strutter ’78

Strutter ’78 Written by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons Lead vocal: Paul Stanley Duration: 3:43 From the album Double Platinum, 1978 Produced by KISS and Sean Delaney with Jimmy Ienner at Electric Lady Studios, New York In a nutshell: Disco Strutter. Review: KISS are no strangers to recording new versions of their classic songs. NorContinue reading “Strutter ’78”

Great Expectations

Great Expectations Written by Gene Simmons and Bob Ezrin Lead vocal: Gene Simmons Duration: 4:24 From the album Destroyer, 1976 Produced by Bob Ezrin at Electric Lady Studios and the Record Plant, New York In a nutshell: Dickens? More like dicks in, amirite? Review: If KISS get included at all in lists of great albums,Continue reading “Great Expectations”

Christine Sixteen

Written by Gene Simmons Lead vocal: Gene Simmons Duration: 3:14 From the album Love Gun, 1977 Produced by Eddie Kramer and KISS at the Record Plant, New York In a nutshell: Christie Sixty. Review: In May 1999 Paul famously took time out of wearing stack heels and singing about his genitals to star in theContinue reading “Christine Sixteen”

Then She Kissed Me

Then She Kissed Me Written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector Lead vocal: Paul Stanley Duration: 3:02 From the album Love Gun, 1977 Produced by KISS and Eddie Kramer at the Record Plant In a nutshell: Crystal balls. Review: Ah, Love Gun.  The album that roars out of the gates with I StoleContinue reading “Then She Kissed Me”

Spit

Spit Written by Gene Simmons, Scott Van Zen and Paul Stanley Lead vocal: Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley Duration: 3:32 From the album Revenge, 1992 Produced by Bob Ezrin at Rumbo Recorders, California In a nutshell: They should’ve swallowed. Review: One of the best things about KISS is that unlike most bands, every member ofContinue reading “Spit”

Read My Body

Read My Body Written by Paul Stanley and Bob Halligan, Jr. Lead vocal: Paul Stanley Duration: 3:50 From the album Hot in the Shade, 1989 Produced by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley at The Fortress, California In a nutshell: Tone-deaf Leppard. Review: Once upon a time there was a band called Def Leppard.  In 1987,Continue reading “Read My Body”

I Just Wanna

I Just Wanna Written by Paul Stanley and Vinnie Vincent Lead vocal: Paul Stanley Duration: 4:07 From the album Revenge, 1992 Produced by Bob Ezrin at Rumbo Recorders, California In a nutshell: There ain’t no cure for the summertime blues. Review: As CeeLo Green taught us, the words “fuck” and “forget” are more or lessContinue reading “I Just Wanna”

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