Since It’s Halloween Today …Ummmm How About Another KISS Review….???
Gonna try to keep this one short but when it comes to my fav KISS studio albums my TOP 3 would look like this..
1-Alive…..2-Rock N Roll Over….3-Creatures Of The Night..
Yeah I know Kiss Alive is a Live album(cough/cough) but we all know the deal as it was tweaked merciless in the studio but on any day of the week if we’re actually talking about studio albums I could flip between Number 2 and 3 all the time….
Starchild/Demon/Space Ace & Petey The Cat belt out some decent Kiss N Roll….
1. “I Want You” Paul Stanley 3:04
2. “Take Me” Stanley, Sean Delaney 2:56
3. “Calling Dr. Love” Gene Simmons 3:44
4. “Ladies Room” Simmons 3:27
5. “Baby Driver” Peter Criss, Stan Penridge 3:40
6. “Love ‘Em and Leave ‘Em” Simmons 3:47
7. “Mr. Speed” Stanley, Delaney 3:18
8. “See You in Your Dreams” Simmons 2:34
9. “Hard Luck Woman” Stanley 3:34
10. “Makin’ Love” Stanley, Delaney 3:14
Ah Man… I miss those under 34 minute albums and Rock N Roll Over delivers as Kiss teams up with producer Eddie Kramer and everyone roll’s up there sleeves and get down to it…
Stanley shows up with 5 tracks the best being Mr Speed that has a real cool like opening Riff and even though it’s a rock track it’s got a different vibe than say Take Me which is your typical Stanley straight ahead Goofy lyric rock track but on those day’s when its Goofy Time Take Me fill’s a void as it’s a Crash Course in C#*K Rock.
$immon$ throws his 4 cents in with 4 pretty good rock tracks and he’s no ballad Guy well maybe the lyrics to Dr Love are about as close to a ballad as you could find but nice use of the cowbell on this track and Gene’s other tracks Ladies Room/Love Em Leave Em/See You In Your Dreams are just your simple straight ahead Chick Tracks! Not Rocket Science here Folk’s but catchy never the less!
The most interesting track here has to be Hard Luck Woman written by Stanley but sung by Peter Criss who sounds like Rod Stewart and this is a well crafted rock track with nice acoustic playing with Criss’ drums propelling the Kiss Ship forward.
Speaking of Criss. He even gets his own tune here. Baby Driver which is an ok track but still to elbow something on here with the Gene and Paul show calling the shot’s is saying something unlike Ace Frehley who did not contribute anything song wise but still plays some real good lead guitar on Rock N Roll Over….