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Destroyer - Kiss
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Destroyer - Kiss
Advantages: Music to keep your party going strong
"Destroyer" is the 4th studio album by US hard rockers, Kiss. It was released in 1976 on Casablanca Records and produced by Bob Ezrin. The line-up for the album was Paul Stanley (vocals/guitar), Ace Frehley (guitar), Gene Simmons (bass/vocals) and Peter Criss (drums).
Probably the most widely known Kiss album, "Destroyer" had many sound effects previous Kiss albums had not used, including sound effects, children screaming, stringed instruments and a children's choir. Members of the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra featured, giving a different flair to rock music.
"Detroit Rock City", one of the biggest rock anthems of all time, was written by Paul Stanley and Bob Ezrin, about a Kiss fan killed in an automobile accident on the way to a Kiss show. It is one of those songs that not only stands the test of time, but draws in new fans of all ages.
Considered Gene Simmons' theme song, "God of Thunder" was written by Paul Stanley with the intention of singing it himself. The use of sound effects such as clapping, explosions, and children screaming add a new dimension to the song, making the listener feel the commanding presence of the story in the song.
Another song well known by even those who are not true Kiss fans is "Shout it Out Loud". It is one of those great party songs sure to keep everyone in a great mood and ready to continue the loud music and fun times.
The most known of all Kiss songs, "Beth" is not about a woman named Beth. It was inspired by two women, but given the title of "Beth". Peter Criss has said that some of the original lyrics were changed to tell of how his wife, Lydia, missed him while he was out touring. It is one of those songs you find yourself singing along to no matter how many times you hear it.
This is by far my favourite Kiss album of all time and the one I listen to most. If you only get the chance to hear one Kiss album in your life, this should be the one. You get a true sense of their rock and roll, loud as you can be, attitude.
1. Detroit Rock City
2. King of the Night Time World
3. God of Thunder
4. Great Expectations
5. Flaming Youth
6. Sweet Pain
7. Shout it Out Loud
9. Do You Love Me?
My rating: 9/10
Summary: Nine of the best tracks Kiss have produced.