Killers

Killers

by Kiss
     
 

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1981's The Elder was such a bomb worldwide that Kiss' record company outside the U.S., Casablanca/Phonogram, demanded that the band immediately assemble another greatest-hits package to prove to their befuddled fans that they were still a heavy metal group, not experimental prog rockers. Since a greatest-hits setSee more details below

Overview

1981's The Elder was such a bomb worldwide that Kiss' record company outside the U.S., Casablanca/Phonogram, demanded that the band immediately assemble another greatest-hits package to prove to their befuddled fans that they were still a heavy metal group, not experimental prog rockers. Since a greatest-hits set was issued just four years prior in the form of the double LP Double Platinum, the band decided to include four brand-new tracks along with some hits, under the title of Killers (a single album). The new tracks ("I'm a Legend Tonight," "Down on Your Knees," "Nowhere to Run," "Partners in Crime") resembled the Kiss of old more than anything the band had released for a few years by this point (again, guitarist Bob "Alive II" Kulick subs for Ace Frehley). The only hits on Killers that hadn't already appeared on Double Platinum were "I Was Made for Loving You," "Sure Know Something," and "Rock and Roll All Nite (Live)"; the rest were repeats ("Love Gun," "Detroit Rock City," "God of Thunder," "Cold Gin," and "Shout It out Loud"). Killers didn't accomplish what the record company hoped it would -- re-establishing Kiss as chart-toppers -- but it did show their fans outside the U.S. that the band meant business again. [The Australian and Japanese versions of Killers include a slightly different track listing.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/22/1998
Label:
Universal Int'l
UPC:
0731451275821
catalogNumber:
512758
Rank:
23505

Tracks

  1. I'm a Legend Tonight  -  Kiss
  2. Down on Your Knees  -  Kiss
  3. Cold Gin  -  Kiss
  4. Love Gun  -  Kiss
  5. Shout It Out Loud  -  Kiss
  6. Sure Know Something  -  Kiss
  7. Nowhere to Run  -  Kiss
  8. Partners in Crime  -  Kiss
  9. Detroit Rock City  -  Kiss
  10. God of Thunder  -  Kiss
  11. I Was Made for Loving You  -  Kiss
  12. Rock and Roll All Nite  -  Kiss

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kiss   Primary Artist
Ace Frehley   Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals,Upright Bass
Gene Simmons   Electric Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals
Paul Stanley   Electric Bass,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Desmond Child   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Eric Carr   Drums,Background Vocals
Anton Fig   Drums,Background Vocals
Richie Fontana   Drums
Bob Kulick   Electric Guitar
Vini Poncia   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Kiss   Producer
Bob Ezrin   Producer,Song Producer
Brian Gardner   Mastering
Michael James Jackson   Producer,Song Producer
Kenny Kerner   Producer,Contributor
Eddie Kramer   Producer,Song Producer
Vini Poncia   Producer,Song Producer
David Thoener   Engineer
Dave Whitman   Engineer
Richie Wise   Producer,Song Producer
Dave Wittman   Engineer,Engineering
Barry Levine   Cover Photo

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