Sunday, July 1, 2012

LOVE GUN's 35th Anniversary

LOVE GUN Turns 35!

Love Gun, Kiss' sixth studio album, marked it's 35th Anniversary on June 30.
Originally released June 30, 1977.

Love Gun is the sixth studio album  by American hard rock band Kiss. Love Gun is notable for being the first Kiss album to feature a lead vocal performance from Ace Frehley. This marks the first album for the group to feature lead vocal performances from all four band members. It was also the last studio album to feature the entire original lineup of Kiss on every track, as drummer Peter Criss was replaced by session drummer Anton Fig for most of 1979's Dynasty.

A cardboard "Love Gun" (assembly required) was included inside the album, along with a Kiss merchandise order form. Before Love Gun was completed, a Gallup poll indicated that Kiss was the most popular band in the US, beating Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, and the Eagles. On August 25–26, 1977, Kiss recorded 2 shows at the LA Forum to be used as live material for their next release Alive II.
The album cover was painted by fantasy artist Ken Kelly, who previously did the cover for 1976's Destroyer.

US Top 200 Album Chart: #4 and was certified Platnium (1 Million copies sold) in just two weeks after it's release.

Album Song Titles:

I Stole Your Love
Christeen Sixteen
Got Love For Sale
Shock Me
Tomorrow And Tonight
Love Gun
Almost Human
Plaster Caster
Then She Kissed Me

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