44 years ago this year, KISS released their major label debut on Casablanca Records. Gene Simmons has said that it was recorded and mixed in just 3 weeks. The band would kick off their tour at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton, Alberta February 5th, 1974. Ace Frehley showed up the the photoshoot for the album cover with spray-painted silver hair reportedly because he wanted to impress the band. Peter Criss had a professional make-up artist do his “Catman” make-up who obviously had a different interpretation of his character. He would go back to doing the makeup himself after the photo shoot.

The albums tracklisting:

  1. Strutter
  2. Nothin’ To Lose
  3. Firehouse
  4. Cold Gin
  5. Let Me Know
  6. Kissin’ Time
  7. Deuce
  8. Love Theme From KISS
  9. 100,000 Years
  10. Black Diamond

What’s your favorite Track?

KISS at the Ridgefield Amphitheatrer in Ridgefield, Wa, 2012. Photo credit: Pat Anderson

KISS are currently on their “End of the Road Tour”… check KISS Online for tour dates.


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