Details about Kiss Destroyer180 Gram Audiophile 2014 RemasterSee original listing
13 Aug, 2014 12:33:22 AEST
Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
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|Special Attributes:||180 - 220 gram, Import, Remastered||Record Size:||12"|
|Release Year:||2014||Record Grading:||Mint (M)|
|Speed:||33 RPM||Sleeve Grading:||Mint (M)|
The pressure was on Kiss for their fifth release, and the band knew it. Their breakthrough, Alive!, was going to be hard to top, so instead of trying to recreate a concert setting in the studio, they went the opposite route. Destroyer is one of Kiss' most experimental studio albums, but also one of their strongest and most interesting. Alice Cooper/Pink Floyd producer Bob Ezrin was on hand, and he strongly encouraged the band to experiment -- there's extensive use of sound effects (the album's untitled closing track), the appearance of a boy's choir ("Great Expectations"), and an orchestra-laden, heartfelt ballad ("Beth"). But there's plenty of Kiss' heavy thunder rock to go around, such as the demonic "God of Thunder" and the sing-along anthems "Flaming Youth," "Shout It Out Loud," "King of the Night Time World," and "Detroit Rock City" (the latter a tale of a doomed concert-goer, complete with violent car-crash sound effects). But it was the aforementioned Peter Criss ballad, "Beth," that made Destroyer such a success; the song was a surprise Top Ten hit (it was originally released as a B-side to "Detroit Rock City"). Also included is a song that Nirvana would later cover ("Do You Love Me?"), as well as an ode to the pleasures of S&M, "Sweet Pain." Destroyer also marked the first time that a comic-book illustration of the band appeared on the cover, confirming that the band was transforming from hard rockers to superheroes.
Recent remaster of Kiss 1976 classic album. Pressed on 180 gram Audiophile quality Vinyl
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Detroit Rock City
King of the Night Time World
God Of Thunder
Shout it Out Loud
Do you Love Me?