Kiss – Rock And Roll Over (1976/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Kiss – Rock And Roll Over (1976/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 00:33:21 minutes | 1,39 GB | Genre: Rock
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Rock and Roll Over is the fifth studio album by American rock band Kiss, released in 1976. It was recorded at the Star Theatre, and in order to get the proper drum sound, Peter Criss recorded the drum tracks in a bathroom, communicating via video-link with the rest of the band. Criss’ vocals are featured on the tracks “Baby Driver” and “Hard Luck Woman”. Paul Stanley, who originally wanted the latter song to be sung by Rod Stewart, gave it to Criss, after Gene Simmons insisted Criss sing the song instead.

Although “Hard Luck Woman” did not equal the success of “Beth”, it did become another top 20 single for Kiss. “Calling Dr. Love” would go on to become a concert staple, being played on just about every tour since the album’s release. The cover artwork was created by artist Michael Doret, who worked with Kiss again on their 2009 album Sonic Boom.

With the massive success of their previous album, the experimental Bob Ezrin-produced Destroyer (which contained the surprise ballad hit “Beth”), Kiss could have taken the safe route and continued in that direction — or return to the raw hard rock of their first four albums. They chose the latter. Hooking back up with Eddie Kramer, the producer of their 1975 breakthrough release Alive! and their very first demo, Kiss rented out the Nanuet Star Theater in upstate New York to record their next album, Rock and Roll Over. With a more direct, in-your-face production, Rock and Roll Over is one of Kiss’ most consistent records. Two of the album’s best tracks became hit singles — the sleazy hard rocker “Calling Dr. Love” and an acoustic ballad that was originally intended for Rod Stewart, “Hard Luck Woman” (later covered by country star Garth Brooks). But like all other classic rock albums, the lesser-known material is often just as strong — “I Want You” and “Makin’ Love” became concert staples over the years, while “Mr. Speed” is one of the most underrated songs in Kiss’ catalogue. Also included are the fan favorites “Take Me,” “Ladies Room,” “Love ‘Em and Leave ‘Em,” and the original version of “See You in Your Dreams,” which was later re-recorded for Gene Simmons’ 1978 solo album. –AllMusic Review by Greg Prato

1 I Want You 3:04
2 Take Me 2:56
3 Calling Dr. Love 3:44
4 Ladies Room 3:27
5 Baby Driver 3:40
6 Love ‘Em And Leave ‘Em 3:47
7 Mr. Speed 3:18
8 See You In Your Dreams 2:34
9 Hard Luck Woman 3:34
10 Makin’ Love 3:14

Paul Stanley – vocals, rhythm guitar, first guitar solo on “I Want You”, acoustic guitar
Ace Frehley – lead guitar
Gene Simmons – vocals, bass guitar, rhythm guitar on “Ladies Room”
Peter Criss – drums, percussion, vocals


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