Make a KISS album from the solo albums

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Big Al, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. Big Al

    Big Al Active Member Thread Starter

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    DFW, Texas
    What songs would you use? (Apologies if this has been covered before, a search for "kiss solo" didn't turn anything up)

    ACE
    Rip it Out
    Snow Blind
    Ozone
    Wiped Out
    Fractured Mirror

    PAUL
    Tonight You Belong to Me
    Ain't Quite Right
    Take Me Away
    Hold Me, Touch Me, Think of Me
    Goodbye

    GENE
    Radioactive
    See You Tonite

    PETER
    ??????????
     
  2. Curiosity

    Curiosity Portable Audio Fan

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    PETER:
    Tossin' and Turnin'
    Kiss The Girl Goodbye
    Easy Thing
    I Can't Stand Rain
     
  3. rcdupre

    rcdupre Flying is Trying is Dying

    Ace Frehley's is the only one you need ! :righton:
     
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  4. nodeerforamonth

    nodeerforamonth Forum Resident

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    Yeah, you need all the songs from Ace's album. Plus "Radioactive", "Tossin' & Turnin'", and whatever couple rockers that are on Stanley's album.
     
  5. intv7

    intv7 Forum Resident

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    Well, they did issue a "Best of the Solo Albums" LP in some territories, though I was never crazy for the tracklisting. There was also a promo sampler with two tracks from each album.

    Although this might be 2 songs too long for your average Kiss LP in 1978, something like this would have made an excellent album, IMO:

    Side 1:

    Tonight You Belong To Me
    Rip It Out
    Mr. Make Believe
    Wouldn't You Like To Know Me
    What's On Your Mind
    Take Me Away (Together As One)

    Side 2:

    It's Alright
    Radioactive
    Snowblind
    Man Of 1000 Faces
    I Can't Stop The Rain
    Goodbye

    That's 5 from Paul Stanley's album, 3 from Ace's, 3 from Genes, and 1 from Peter's. While I rank Ace's album at least as high as Paul's, I'm trying to be realistic as to what a Kiss album would have included at the time....
     
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  6. music4life

    music4life Forum Resident

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    If it would have been an officail KISS release, you can bet that it would have been made up of half Gene and Paul songs with one each from Peter and Ace.
     
  7. Dave D

    Dave D Done!

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    Milton, Canada
    Hey, New York Groove! Can't forget that!
     
  8. markytheM

    markytheM Active Member

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    I was thinking the same thing. To me, that's the only really memorable song.
     
  9. intv7

    intv7 Forum Resident

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    Probably true. :laugh:

    I was thinking of Ace's three lead vocals and two writing credits on Dynasty....but it was probably due to the success of his solo album that he got that, huh?

    Yeah, "New York Groove" should be on there....knock "Radioactive" off my LP....or the Peter song. He doesn't need anything on there, his album is pretty weak.
     
  10. gener8tr

    gener8tr Forum Resident

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    The best song on ANY of the four albums in my opinion!
     
  11. Sytze

    Sytze Forum Resident

    Around '79 a "Best of Solo Albums" LP was released in (I think) Germany. No idea which songs are on it, but if I remember correctly, each band member got half an LP side.
    Not on CD, of course.

    Best, Sytze
     
  12. Big Al

    Big Al Active Member Thread Starter

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    I'm not all that crazy about "New York Groove." :hide:
     
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  13. Jack Son #9 Dream

    Jack Son #9 Dream I Dig Love

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    I have this LP - Made In West Germany. Here are the tracks:

    Side 1

    Ace:
    New York Groove
    Rip It Out
    Speedin' Back To My Baby

    Peter:
    You Matter To Me
    Tossin' and Turnin'
    Hooked On Rock And Roll

    Side 2

    Gene:
    Radioactive
    Mr. Make Believe
    See You In Your Dreams

    Paul:
    Tonight You Belong To Me
    Move On
    Hold Me, Touch Me
     
  14. tkl7

    tkl7 Agent Provocateur

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    New York, NY, USA
    :righton:
     
  15. Matt Levy

    Matt Levy Active Member

    Agreed. Rip it Out dude. Where's Anton these days?
     
  16. bare trees

    bare trees Forum Resident

    You could knock off Radioactive and replace I Can't Stop the Rain with You're The Kind of Sugar Papa Likes.
     
  17. bare trees

    bare trees Forum Resident

    Isn't he still playing in David Letterman's house band?
     
  18. Barnabas Collins

    Barnabas Collins Forum Resident

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    I've never been that crazy about it either. Come to think of it, get me a chair to hide under too!
     
  19. tages

    tages Forum Resident

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    Seattle
    I have this album - it comes with a bunch of cool stickers.
    Side One :
    PAUL STANLEY
    1. Hold Me, Touch Me
    2. Tonight You Belong To Me
    3. Move On
    PETER CRISS
    4. Don't You Let Me Down
    5. Hooked On Rock And Roll
    6. I Can't Stop The Rain

    Side Two :
    ACE FREHLEY
    1. New York Groove
    2. Speedin' Back To My Baby
    3. Rip It Out
    GENE SIMMONS
    4. Radioactive
    5. Mr. Make Believe
    6. Living In Sin
     

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  20. Leif

    Leif Member

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    Sweden
    :agree: Agreed! Easily the weakest track on Ace's solo album, IMO.
     
  21. JohnG

    JohnG Boney Fingers Jones

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    Long Island, NY
    Its gotta have "New York Groove"!!

    I've always liked Gene and Ace's solo albums.
    Paul's and Peter's not so much.

    I was always shocked how un-rockin' Paul's album was.....too ballad heavy. Nothing like "Love Gun".
     
  22. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Forum Resident

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    USA
  23. ultra motion

    ultra motion Member

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    Canada
    :agree:
     
  24. listentothemusic

    listentothemusic New Member

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    Kansas City
    Isn't THAT the truth!
     
  25. tspit74

    tspit74 Forum Resident

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    Woodridge, IL, USA
    Mr. Make Believe is the best song the Beatles never wrote. It belongs on HELP.

    Peter's album is great as is side 2 of Paul's.
     

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