Thursday, May 19, 2011

Kiss' "Revenge" Released on this Day - May 19, 1992

Kiss unleashed their comeback to heavier rock roots with the release of REVENGE. Some will argue the claim  this is (rightfully so) one of Kiss' finest jewels on wax that includes songs that have become Kiss classic, "Unholy," "God Gave Rock And Roll To You II" (From the "Bill & Ted" soundtrack), "I Just Wanna" and "Take It Off." Five official videos were released from this album ("Unholy, Domino, I Just Wanna', God Gave Rock and Roll To You II" and "Every Time I Look At You."). It was also the last time Kiss drummer Eric Carr appeared on a Kiss album (vocals on "God Gave Rock And Roll To You II," marking  Eric Carr's final appearance in a Kiss video and the instrumental tribute, "Carr Jam 1981.")  having succumbed to complications from cancer in November 1991. The album also marked the debut of drummer Eric Singer's appearance on a Kiss album. The album was followed by a short but very successful mini tour of smaller venues in May followed by a US  arena tour in October which featured a replica of the Statue of Liberty as a centerpiece stage prop whose face was "blown" off  (during "War Machine") to reveal a skull, bare to the bones Lady Liberty. The album peaked at #6 on the American Billboard charts making it one of Kiss' highest charted albums.
REVENGE was released on May 19, 1992.

"Unholy" live from Miami Arena, October 31, 1992

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