“Destroyer” by Kiss - album review

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TJR says

Fourth album from the glammed-up New York hard-rockers, partnering with producer Bob Ezrin, who had previously worked with Alice Cooper and Lou Reed. Orchestra, choir, and numerous tape effects gave Kiss a new sound and it was commercially well received, giving them their biggest US hit to date (#11) and breaking them in the UK album charts for the first time (#22). The painted four were: Paul Stanley (vocals, rhythm guitar), Gene Simmons (vocals, bass), Ace Frehley (lead guitar, vocals) and Peter Criss (drums, vocals). Three singles proper were released from the set; “Shout It Out Loud” (#31), “Flaming Youth” (#74) and “Beth” (#7). They seem to have some cred in certain alternative circles, but I really can't be doing with them; the Bay City Rollers of hard rock. 3½ out of ten and I'm being generous.

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [05:17] 4.5.png Kiss - Detroit Rock City (Paul Stanley, Bob Ezrin) Rock
A2 [03:19] 3.5.png Kiss - King Of The Night Time World (Paul Stanley, Kim Fowley, Mark Anthony, Bob Ezrin) Rock
A3 [04:13] 2.5.png Kiss - God Of Thunder (Paul Stanley) Rock
A4 [04:24] 4.5.png Kiss - Great Expectations (Gene Simmons, Bob Ezrin) Rock
B1 [02:59] 2.6.png Kiss - Flaming Youth (Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Bob Ezrin) Rock
B2 [03:20] 2.8.png Kiss - Sweet Pain (Gene Simmons) Rock
B3 [02:49] 3.2.png Kiss - Shout It Out Loud (Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Bob Ezrin) Rock
B4 [02:45] 4.6.png Kiss - Beth (Peter Criss, Stan Penridge, Bob Ezrin) Pop Ballad
B5 [03:40] 4.0.png Kiss - Do You Love Me? (Paul Stanley, Kim Fowley, Bob Ezrin) Rock
B6 [01:25] 2.0.png Kiss - Rock And Roll Party (Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Bob Ezrin) Sketch / Skit

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