Origins, Vol. 1

Origins, Vol. 1

by Ace FrehleyAce Frehley


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Coming 15 years after he played his last show with Kiss, Origins, Vol. 1 is Ace Frehley's first "all covers" album, but that's not entirely accurate, as some of these songs are rightfully his. Take the Kiss song "Cold Gin," which was delivered by the noted abstainer Gene Simmons although written by the then partyman but now sober Ace. His version here is the proper combination of weathered and liquor store aware, while his spotlight Kiss number "Parasite" is absolutely thunderous in this modern recording, winning the loudness war with ease. So does the closing "Rock and Rock Hell," which was supposed to be a Kiss song but lacked that required Kiss idealism ("Get me out of this rock and roll hell" goes the chorus). Paul Stanley's spirited appearance on Free's "Fire and Water" proves there are no sour grapes between the Spaceman and the Starman as Ace responds with one of his greasiest guitar solos, and with Slash, Mike McCready, Lita Ford, and John 5 all dropping by, the guest list smells of high-quality leather, well-worn denim, and a killer jam happening down at the roadhouse. Check how Cream's "White Room" gets a bit of reverence before the walls come down and it sounds like a Sabbath track, or jump to the herky-jerky "Magic Carpet Ride," which reimagines Steppenwolf's classic as a late number on side two of Destroyer. Great, fun, and effortless stuff plus one of the best Kiss-related releases in years, even if it doesn't come from the mothership.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/15/2016
Label: Ent. One Music
UPC: 0099923939924
catalogNumber: 9399
Rank: 51639

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ace Frehley   Primary Artist,Bass,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Lita Ford   Vocals
Paul Stanley   Vocals,Background Vocals
Warren Huart   Overdubs
Sam Martin   Overdubs
Greg Collins   Vocals,Background Vocals
John 5   Rhythm Guitar
Chris Wyse   Bass
Josh Evans   Overdubs
Scot Coogan   Drums,Vocals
Alex Salzman   Overdubs
Matt Starr   Drums
Ray Brandis   Percussion

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Ace Frehley   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Basic Track,Introduction,Slipcover Concept
Mick Jagger   Composer
Jimmy Page   Composer
Robert Plant   Composer
Paul Rodgers   Composer
Gene Simmons   Composer
Paul Stanley   Producer
John Kay   Composer
Andy Fraser   Composer
Phil Lynott   Composer
Chip Taylor   Composer
Ray Davies   Composer
Pete Brown   Composer
John Bruce   Composer
Brian Downey   Composer
Scott Gorham   Composer
Jimi Hendrix   Composer
Keith Richards   Composer
Brian Robertson   Composer
Jim Vallance   Composer
Matt Everett   Basic Track
Rushton Moreve   Composer
Warren Huart   Producer,Engineer,Basic Track
Sam Martin   Engineer,Basic Track
Greg Collins   Engineer
Josh Evans   Engineer
Alex Salzman   Engineer,Basic Track
Ken Gullic   Producer,Slipcover Concept
Jayme Thornton   Cover Photo
Mike Everett   Engineer,Basic Track
John Ostrosky   Cover Photo
Carlos Blandón   Cover Illustration

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