There’s a great Motown groove in Simmons’ bass line, and the song includes some sugary bubblegum lyrics that lead into the massive descending chorus. Another overlooked, nasty-riffed cut from the band’s early days, and probably the only song where Simmons doesn’t get the girl(s). Paul Stanley reputedly penned “Hard Luck Woman” with Rod Stewart in mind, but after KISS struck gold with the Peter Criss-sung ballad “Beth,” the band recorded it themselves. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. What Makes the World Go Round And Kiss: Rock And Roll Mystery' Movie", "Escape from the Island – Kiss: Song Info", "Every Time I Look at You – Kiss: Song Info", "God Gave Rock 'n' Roll to You II – Kiss: Song Info", "I Finally Found My Way – Kiss: Song Info", "I Pledge Allegiance to the State of Rock & Roll – Kiss: Song Info", "I Was Made for Lovin' You – Kiss: Song Info", "I'll Fight Hell to Hold You – Kiss: Song Info", "I've Had Enough (Into the Fire) – Kiss: Song Info", "Journey of 1,000 Years – Kiss: Song Info", "King of the Night Time World – Kiss: Song Info", "Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll – Kiss: Song Info", "Let's Put the X in Sex – Kiss: Song Info", "Love 'Em and Leave 'Em – Kiss: Song Info", "Love's a Deadly Weapon – Kiss: Song Info", "Love's a Slap in the Face – Kiss: Song Info", "Nothing Can Keep Me from You – Kiss: Song Info", American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, "Rock and Roll All Nite – Kiss: Song Info", "Rockin' in the U.S.A. – Kiss: Song Info", "Seduction of the Innocent – Kiss: Song Info", "See You in Your Dreams – Kiss: Song Info", "Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell – Kiss: Song Info", "The Street Giveth and the Street Taketh Away – Kiss: Song Info", "Two Sides of the Coin – Kiss: Song Info", "Venus and Mars/Rock Show – Kiss: Song Info", "What Makes the World Go 'Round – Kiss: Song Info", "When Lightning Strikes – Kiss: Song Info", "When Your Walls Come Down – Kiss: Song Info", "While the City Sleeps – Kiss: Song Info", "Who Wants to Be Lonely – Kiss: Song Info", "A World Without Heroes – Kiss: Song Info", "Yes I Know (Nobody's Perfect) – Kiss: Song Info", "You Love Me to Hate You – Kiss: Song Info", "(You Make Me) Rock Hard – Kiss: Song Info", "You're All That I Want – Kiss: Song Info", The Millennium Collection: The Best of Kiss, The Best of Kiss, Volume 2: The Millennium Collection, The Best of Kiss, Volume 3: The Millennium Collection, Hard to Believe: A Kiss Covers Compilation, Kiss My Grass: A Hillbilly Tribute to Kiss, Spin the Bottle: An All-Star Tribute to Kiss, Gods of Thunder: A Norwegian Tribute to Kiss, Lick It Up – A Millennium Tribute to Kiss, Scooby-Doo!
KISS potshots are a dime a dozen and while some of it is well deserved, the fact still remains that very few American rock ‘n’ roll bands have managed to accomplish even a fraction of what the Starchild, Demon, Spaceman, and Catman did in the 1970s.
Its status as a band favourite is illustrated by fact it's one of only a few of the bands' non-makeup era songs to have been performed live after the band returned to painting their faces. The album’s hedonistic title song netted them their first UK Top 10 smash. Many of the tracks listed are songs about kisses, but just because that word is in the title doesn't mean that the song's subject is exclusively about that. and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_songs_recorded_by_Kiss&oldid=980268973, Lists of songs recorded by American artists, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 25 September 2020, at 15:03. © 2020 Paste Media Group. It’s all about the bass line, which walks up and down Paul Stanley’s ringing power chords (which were borrowed from a song called “Stanley the Parrot” that Simmons wrote with one of his pre-KISS bands Bullfrog Bheer).

BA1 1UA. Shock Me It did, however, bequeath the masterful Paul Stanley/Michael Bolton co-write, ‘Forever’: a smoldering power ballad which entered the US Top 10 and still convinces today. It was a radical move, but it paid dividends as the album built on the tough, hard rock/metal hybrid that won the band converts with Creatures Of The Night. We arranged it right on the spot and knew that it would be a staple for years.” He wasn’t wrong. The first Kiss album to rely largely on the help of outside songwriting talent, Paul Stanley has dismissed 1980’s Unmasked as “a pretty crappy album”, but there is one track on the record that he still loves. Your email address will not be published. But as the opener for their explosive Alive! This list comes from a KISS nerd who knows too much for his own good, and to be honest, if I made it next week it’d probably look different. Your email address will not be published. KISS’ first three albums are far and away the band’s best. It was a bravado that would be fully and best realized on the band’s next release, Love Gun. Still regarded as the band’s heaviest record (the drum sound they got is the stuff of legend), Creatures produced one of KISS’s heaviest songs in “War Machine.” Fun fact: The song was written by Canadian rocker-turned schmaltz king Bryan Adams, before Gene Simmons got his paws on it and turned it into a true war machine. For all its somber sound, though, “Love Gun” is still very much a KISS song. Thanks to his insecurity as a vocalist, Frehley passed along the duties to Simmons whose baritone/bass cuts through the signature riff like a rusted straight razor. It’s that snare drum pop from Peter Criss. The fact that an entire feature film was named after the song and inspired by the trials and tribulations of KISS fandom in the 1970s is at least a partial testament to the kind of arena-ready anthems KISS would corner the market on for the duration of their career and what would inevitably cement their status as one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most memorable bands. The finest moment for KISS came at the very beginning of the band’s journey, with a song that closed out their eponymous self-titled debut. Driving its 4/4 time signature with a verse, hook, chorus, rinse, repeat formula, “Detroit Rock City” takes a quick turn for the macabre with the song’s narrative veering (literally) into the reality of teenage traffic deaths. To ram the point home, Gene Simmons wrote this stomping hymn to heavy metal, driven along by an earth-shaking beat. While it was written by Stanley, cat man Criss handles vocal duties here, telling the tale of life in the streets of New York from the standpoint of a prostitute. Louder is part of Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. Have we missed one of your best KISS songs? for the next forty years. King of the Nighttime World A US Top 20 hit, the song’s call-and-response chorus is reputedly based on the film’s dialogue (“Calling Doctor Howard, Doctor Fine, Doctor Howard”), but Simmons and his cohorts made it their own on this infectious, riff-driven anthem which also featured one of lead guitarist Ace Frehley’s most gloriously OTT solos.

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