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Kiss - ROCK AND ROLL OV(LP) ((Vinyl))
Kiss: Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley (vocals, guitar); Gene Simmons (vocals, bass); Peter Criss (vocals, drums).
Recorded at The Record Plant, New York, New York. Includes liner notes by Robert V. Conte.
Digitally remastered by Joseph M. Palmaccio (Sterling Sound, New York, New York).
ROCK AND ROLL OVER finds Kiss at its sleekest and most pop-oriented. Fresh from the thundering success of DESTROYER, the band turned out an album jammed with brisk, mostly up-tempo numbers, among which are included some of Kiss's most memorable hits. ROCK AND ROLL OVER was part of a transitional period for Kiss, between the sleazy, more conventional rock of their earlier efforts (HOTTER THAN HELL, DRESSED TO KILL) and the otherworldly, apocalyptic pomp of this album and their other, previous '76 release DESTROYER.
"Hard Luck Woman" became a veritable anthem--sung by Peter Criss, this mid-tempo, largely acoustic number displayed a disarming vulnerability. "Calling Dr. Love" became a signature tune for Gene Simmons--pounding, swooping, and totally lascivious--that's our Gene. Also of note is "I Want You," another instant classic, its start-and-stop dynamics and quintessential Ace Frehley solo (all swagger and scales) making it a defining moment for the group.
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- Genre: Rock