Monday, September 19, 2011

KISS "CRAZY NIGHTS" Released 1987

Kiss' 14th studio album, CRAZY NIGHTS, was released on September 18, 1987.

It was the first Kiss album to heavily rely on keyboards which was a departure from the band's musical style.

Originally the album was to be called "Who Dares Wins" but as Gene simmons recalls,
"During a photo session our wardrobe girl had this commando patch lying around with 'Who Dares Wins' on it, and I said: "Hey, what a great idea for an album title!" Then she brought it over to Paul who said the same thing. We ended up not using it because it didn't look good in print, and it sounded as if no one would understand it"

The album was produced by Ron Nevison.
"Dial L for Love" written by Gene, Eric Carr and Adam Mitchell originally for the album will appear on the upcoming Eric Carr CD.
The album peaked on the US Billboard Charts at #18 (#4 in the UK) and spawned 3 video/singles with "Crazy Crazy Nights" at #65 and "Reason To Live" at #64. The video for "Turn On The Night" was filmed live at a show in Worcester, MA.

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