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Lick It Up

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Due to the underachievement of their exceptional 1982 comeback album, Creatures of the Night, Kiss knew the time was right to drop the makeup, so in September 1983 the band shocked their fans by unmasking on MTV. Their first non-makeup album, Lick It Up, followed soon after and successfully re-established the band among the heavy metal masses worldwide. Kiss also reconnected with their stateside fans -- Lick It Up was the band's first record to achieve gold status since 1980's Kiss Unmasked. The album's success was spurred by MTV's repeated airing of the imaginative video for the album's strong title track, and songs such as "Exciter," "Not for the Innocent," "A Million to ...
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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Due to the underachievement of their exceptional 1982 comeback album, Creatures of the Night, Kiss knew the time was right to drop the makeup, so in September 1983 the band shocked their fans by unmasking on MTV. Their first non-makeup album, Lick It Up, followed soon after and successfully re-established the band among the heavy metal masses worldwide. Kiss also reconnected with their stateside fans -- Lick It Up was the band's first record to achieve gold status since 1980's Kiss Unmasked. The album's success was spurred by MTV's repeated airing of the imaginative video for the album's strong title track, and songs such as "Exciter," "Not for the Innocent," "A Million to One," and the rap-rocker "All Hell's Breaking Loose" confirmed that the band was back on the right track. Vinnie Vincent again proved to be a worthy replacement to original guitarist Ace Frehley but would unfortunately leave the band after the completion of the Lick It Up worldwide tour eventually resurfacing with the Vinnie Vincent Invasion in the late '80s. Lick It Up is undoubtedly Kiss' best non-makeup album.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/1/1998
  • Label: Mercury
  • UPC: 731455885828
  • Catalog Number: 558858
  • Sales rank: 21,119

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kiss Primary Artist
Gene Simmons Bass
Paul Stanley Guitar, Group Member
Vinnie Vincent Group Member
Eric Carr Group Member
Technical Credits
Gene Simmons Producer
Paul Stanley Producer
Michael James Producer
Frank Filipetti Engineer
Danny Goldberg Creative Consultant
Michael James Jackson Producer
George Marino Mastering
Dave Wittman Engineer
Danny Caccavo Engineer
Robert V. Conte Redesign
Bernard Vidal Cover Photo
Rob Freeman Engineer, Bass Engineer
James Jackson Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best KISS album without makeup

    The first KISS album without makeup,"Lick It Up",is the best KISS album without makeup.The best song is "Lick It Up"and there are other good songs such as "Young and Wasted","Gimme More","Exciter",etc.The production on this album is great and there are no bad songs.So if You're a KISS fan,buy this album.

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