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We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. It's just somewhat awkward,especially the manner in which Gene sings it-especially the lower parts.
But that doesn't keep this from otherwise being a great album. It was probably extremely good of Kiss to record these albums when they did,the way they did. Now that I think about it,this wouldn't have been a bad way for a lot of classic rock bands to have done things.
Imagine if The Beatles had all released solo albums the same day in say Or the Rolling Stones in Or The Clash in This probably wouldn't be a workable concept in other genres the way it would for rock because bands in other genres such as jazz and soul tend to come into their music more fully formed and ready for a unified statement.
It would seem most rock stars in bands are pretty much gunning for their ego half the time anyway-already solo artists in their minds before they leave a group. And the fact the members of Kiss admitted their rock star egos needed to be stretched and released these albums probably explains how they stayed together longer than a lot of other rock bands.
They found a way to deal with their separate creative personalities in a diplomatic way. And were able to come back to the band with a new take on music in general. And Gene's album says that perhaps most of all.
I would put a , because I don't like Gene Simmons sorry! Didn't realize this was a picture disc and not the reprint of the original with the poster. Oh well, my bad My favorite of the solo Albums. It's great. The fact that it's a picture disc only makes it that much more cool!!
An album that is a classic! Need customer service? Click here. Reaching number 22 on the US Billboard albums chart , it was the highest-placing of all the four Kiss solo albums. Mainly a hard rock album, it also features choirs and string arrangements on some songs, as well as incorporating various musical genres including Beatles -inspired pop , s funk , and rock and roll. Although he is the bass player in Kiss, Simmons played mainly electric and acoustic guitars on the album, leaving the bass duties to Neil Jason.
Though an unknown at the time, backing vocalist Katey Sagal would go on to a successful television career. Anybody can have what they want, the world and life can give its rewards to anyone". On the original CD release in , [ ] the first two songs are split incorrectly. The introduction that leads into " Radioactive " is split at the second mark while the rest of "Radioactive" and all of "Burning Up with Fever" are played in the second track. However, the track listing of the cover lists the two songs as two separate tracks.
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. Instead, the listener gets a wonderful mix of signature dirty Gene Simmons tunes, slow and pop rockers, one really cool tribute song, a "mulligan" from KISS' catalogue, and one song that shouldn't belong but works marvelously on this album.
The album opens ominously enough, with wicked strings and vocals that get the listener ready for what should be a brutal metal onslaught. What you get instead is the hard pop rocker "Radioactive. I have to admit that it is a wonderful song, and that's being said by someone who doesn't even really like the Beatles. There's just something about the track that makes it really easy to listen to over and over again.
Make Believe. It's a signature dirty track from the signature dirty guy from KISS. This makes perfect sense given the fact that Simmons is a huge classic horror fan. The influence of Paul, John, George, and Ringo can be heard in this song, but in my opinion it isn't as strong as it is in the aforementioned tunes.
Two other songs fill out the album. Supposedly Gene wasn't happy with the cut from that album and did it again for his solo project. Personally, I enjoy both of them about the same. Finishing off the album is the song that has caused almost as many arguments in KISS fan circles as the debate over who was really the heart of the original KISS lineup.
Many people believe that Simmons recorded the song as a joke, but I personally think that he recorded it due to the fact that the song personifies the American dream of becoming a success no matter where you find yourself in life. Call it cheesy, but the song is very uplifting and finishes off the most eclectic KISS solo project perfectly. Fans of KISS probably already own this album. Highly recommended. Ain't a big fan of Gene Simmons but the music on this album is good.
Gene Simmons is a solo album from the bassist and vocalist of American hard rock band Kiss. It was one of four solo albums released by the members of Kiss on September 18, The album reached 22 on the US Billboard album chart, making it the highest placing of all the four "Kiss" solos of It was certified platinum on October 2, , having sold 1,, copies. Although he is the bass player in KISS, on his solo album he played mainly electric and acoustic guitars, leaving the bass duties to Neil Jason.
Though an unknown at the time, backing vocalist Katey Sagal would go on to a successful television career, starring on such programs as Married with Children, 8 Simple Rules, and Lost. Gene's is possibly the most unique of the four KISS solo albums. There are rock songs and ballads. Cher is a guest vocalist she was dating Gene at the time. The whole album is fun to listen to.Gene Simmons is a solo album from the bassist and vocalist of American hard rock band Kiss. It was one of four solo albums released by the members of Kiss on September 18, The other albums were released by Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley and Peter Criss. The album reached#22 on the US Billboard album chart, making it the highest placing of all the four "Kiss" solos of It was.