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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Of the four Kiss solo albums released simultaneously in 1978, the best of the bunch is guitarist Ace Frehley's. Similar in approach to Paul Stanley's album, Frehley did not stray far from the expected heavy Kiss sound like Gene Simmons and Peter Criss did with their releases, but Ace was equipped with better compositions than Stanley. With future Late Night with David Letterman drummer Anton Fig helping out as well as Letterman bassist Will Lee on three tracks, Frehley proved once and for all that he was not simply a backup musician to Kiss head honchos Simmons and Stanley. All of the tracks are strong, such as the venomous opener, "Rip It Out," as well as a few tracks that ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Of the four Kiss solo albums released simultaneously in 1978, the best of the bunch is guitarist Ace Frehley's. Similar in approach to Paul Stanley's album, Frehley did not stray far from the expected heavy Kiss sound like Gene Simmons and Peter Criss did with their releases, but Ace was equipped with better compositions than Stanley. With future Late Night with David Letterman drummer Anton Fig helping out as well as Letterman bassist Will Lee on three tracks, Frehley proved once and for all that he was not simply a backup musician to Kiss head honchos Simmons and Stanley. All of the tracks are strong, such as the venomous opener, "Rip It Out," as well as a few tracks that confirm how Frehley was indulging in alcohol and drugs a bit too much by the late '70s "Snow Blind," "Ozone," and "Wiped Out". You'll also find many underrated compositions "Speedin' Back to My Baby," "What's on Your Mind?," "I'm in Need of Love", a gorgeous instrumental "Fractured Mirror", and the Top 20 hit single "New York Groove." Unfortunately, when Ace left Kiss in 1982 eventually forming Frehley's Comet, he never came close to topping this solid and inspired 1978 solo outing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/16/1997
  • Label: Mercury
  • UPC: 731453238527
  • Catalog Number: 532385
  • Sales rank: 22,693

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rip It Out (3:40)
  2. 2 Speedin' Back to My Baby (3:37)
  3. 3 Snow Blind (3:55)
  4. 4 Ozone (4:43)
  5. 5 What's on Your Mind? (3:28)
  6. 6 New York Groove (3:03)
  7. 7 I'm in Need of Love (4:39)
  8. 8 Wiped-Out (4:13)
  9. 9 Fractured Mirror (5:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kiss Primary Artist
Ace Frehley Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Synthesizer Guitar, Track Performer
David Lasley Vocals, Background Vocals
Susan Collins Vocals, Background Vocals
Anton Fig Percussion, Drums
Larry Kelly Vocals, Background Vocals
Will Lee Bass
Bill Scheniman Vocals, Bells
Carl Tallarico Drums
Technical Credits
Ace Frehley Producer
Eddie Kramer Producer, Engineer
Bobby McAdams Guitar Techician
Joseph M. Palmaccio Remastering
Mitchell Kanner Redesign
Robert V. Conte Liner Notes
Eraldo Carugati Artwork, Paintings, Cover Painting
Howard Marks Advertising Cover Design
Rob Freeman Engineer
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  • Posted November 19, 2010

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    amazing album by ace frehley!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    awesome from the very begining to the very end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ace Ace Ace!!

    Great songs and album. Ace does it again. the man is rocking hard, real hard. He will not stop rocking,not at all.

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