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Kiss' seventh album is another classic! 1977 first press on black vinyl.
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").
|A1||I Stole Your Love||3:04|
|A3||Got Love For Sale||3:28|
|A5||Tomorrow And Tonight||3:38|
|B5||Then She Kissed Me||2:58|
Original Release Year: 1977
Catalog #: NBLP 7057
Format: 12" Vinyl LP
Vinyl Color: Black
Condition: Used - Cover in great condition, very light shelf wear and ring wear. A piece of paper with a number written on it was taped in the upper corner. Vinyl looks like new. Includes original printed insert. Image shown above is the actual item you will receive.