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Ace Frehley [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

Ace Frehley, KissAudio CD
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  • Audio CD (September 16, 1997)
  • Original Release Date: 1988
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Island / Mercury
  • ASIN: B000001ELF
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,732 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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57 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ace Frehley (1978) February 13, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I absolutely thought KISS was one of the best things in my life when I was 9 or 10 years old. I didn't think a thing about the sexual innuendoes, the drugs, the whatevers, I just loved KISS. Now that I'm an adult, some of those sexual innuendoes are just hysterical, make you want to cringe thinking you liked it at one time, and make it an embarassment to say you liked KISS.
Ace Frehley in my mind was always exempt from this. By far, Ace was always my favourite member of KISS, his lead guitar playing is vastly underrated,(his leads had hooks, they were part of the song like the melody), and he didn't dive the depths of immature sexual innuendo as much as grown men such as Gene or Paul. Honestly, Gene and Paul wrote kiddie stuff, embarassing for a 35 year old to be writing honestly, and strictly derived to accomodate a certain market. Young, 16 year old boys who can't drink, smoke or get girls yet. Ace didn't write songs like that, apart from Cold Gin on the first KISS album.
This album stands well to time. The songs do not sound dated, the lyrics are not stupid or banal or anything indicating a 70's attitude, and it just rocks. All the way through. There is not a weak track on it, and even though criticism is there on Wiped Out from other fans, I love that song for its time changes (Anton Fig's drumming on this song is the album's standout) and it is just a great song period. Its always been one of my top 3 songs on the album. Ace just really showed how talented he was. I've never read Simmons autobiography, and I have no interest in it, but Ace always lived up to his potential even if he was chemically enhanced sometimes. Its why Ace's solo album was the best received by a wider fan base than the KISS Army, the critics and musicians alike, it was THAT good an album.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite of the 4 KISS solo albums May 11, 2006
Format:Audio CD
THE BAND: Ace Frehley (lead/rhythm/acoustic guitars, bass, lead and backing vocals). Ace didn't have a band per say, but several studio session players helping him out - including Anton Fig (drums & percussion), Will Lee (bass), and Carl Tallarico (drums).

THE DISC: (1978) 9 songs clocking in at approximately 37 minutes. Included with the disc is a 2-page foldout with song titles/credits, musicians, and thank you's. Recorded at The Mansion in Sharon, CT. All songs written or co-written by Ace Frehley, except "New York Groove" (written by Russ Ballard, best known for his solo career and his years with Argent). Label - Casablanca. In 1997, Mercury (label) has digitally remastered most of the early Kiss releases including each of their solo albums from '78.

COMMENTS: I always loved Ace's solo album the most (of the four). It had two of the best songs ("Rip It Out" and "New York Groove")... and it simply rocked the hardest out of the four. "Rip It Out" was such a heavy song featuring some brilliant guitar work... but it also featured amazing drums by Anton Fig. Fig is a master drummer and it was a huge bonus for Ace to score him on his solo album. Fig has a huge resume and has been an important session player for so many top artists of the time (Bob Dylan, Journey, Kiss, Peter Frampton, Mick Jagger, Billy Joel, Warren Zevon, Billy Squier, Joe Satriani, etc)... as well as being the drummer for David Letterman's "Late Show" with Paul Schafer. "Speedin' Back To My Baby" provided a nice 1-2 punch to start the album. "Snow Blind" and "Ozone" were songs about accesses and addictions and possibly self taught experiences from the 'Spaceman' himself. "What's On Your Mind?" is a great rock song leaning toward the more pop side.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best of the four? Abso--lutely! October 29, 2003
By S. Axe
Format:Audio CD
I recall the days back in '78 when I turned 9 years old and I got all four of the Kiss solo albums for my birthday ... lucky me eh?, looking back now I couldve saved the family the $$$ of the purchase of the other 3 albums if I had only known then what I found out soon after.
Anyhow back to the story/review .... back in those days I didn't have any particular liking or bias towards one Kiss "character" over another, I just loved their songs (okay I admit I always thought Ace's costumes were the coolest ... but thats besides the point) ... but after listening to all 4 solo efforts I found myself in an unusual position that I never had been in before ... I actually got that sick/embarrassed feeling when listening to Gene Simmons and Peter Criss' solo albums ... in particularly Genes rendition of "When You Wish Upon A Star".
Well, when I finally put on Ace's album (2nd to last ... Paul Stanleys I listened to last) I found myself playing it over and over and OVER AND OVER AND ... well, you get the idea! :) Especially the opening song "Rip It Out" ... which is by far my favorite! By the time I went to play Paul's album I just couldnt help but figit and basically say f&*k it and put Ace's album back on.
I have fond memories of air guitaring in front of my family's huge living room mirror to the likes of Rip It Out, Snow Blind, Ozone, I'm In Need Of Love, and Fractured Mirror. Funny that I no longer need to air guitar them but can actually play them :) But I digress.
Anyhow, there was no prejudice going into these solo albums ... its just that I happened to fall in love with Ace's solo album, which I CANNOT even come close to saying that about the others. In true metal-head mentality I can honestly say the other 3 "suck ass ... he he huh huh .. Beavis" ....
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5.0 out of 5 stars The creativity behind Kiss
If you want to know where the classic KISS sound came from.....get this album......Ace is the best......and this album is great from start to end.....A must have!!!!
Published 19 days ago by Richard Branch
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant...even after all these years!
I originally got this record when it came out "back when." It was a Christmas gift that I loved, and I must surely have just about played the grooves right off the album! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Henry
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the 3 KISS solo albums
This record sounds more like KISS than the other three solo albums. Ace doesn't experiment or go off on a tangent. This is a solid rock record from start to finish.
Published 1 month ago by Chris Francz
5.0 out of 5 stars collectors
put in storage put away and when i die my neces nephews can deel with headach c ok ok ko
Published 2 months ago by adamthecollector
5.0 out of 5 stars Ace Frehley
Thank you For Sending Me This Vinyl Finished My Collection. Looks So Beautiful with The Orher Vinyl Albums. Will Cherrish These Albums.
Published 2 months ago by jesse rhan
5.0 out of 5 stars The Spaceman. That Says It All
Ace Frehley has always been my favorite member of kiss and will always be. I have seen them many times in concert over the years and it just saddens me when Tommy Thayer performs... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Luckyleo66
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
Hey! So I'm relapsing to my childhood a little. I can take the criticism and enjoy the groove. Go Ace!
Published 3 months ago by Phil
5.0 out of 5 stars Ace Frehley Solo CD 1978
A Blast from the Past! Still sounds extraterrestrial good! The sound quality is also in excellent condition! I recommend this.
Published 6 months ago by Dennis L. Gage
5.0 out of 5 stars Space Ace at his best!
Great band What else can I say? This is a great purchase a one of a kind cd from a unique band, this is more than awesome.
Published 7 months ago by PABG, Somewhere in the world
5.0 out of 5 stars Ace Frehley"s solo, the Best of the Kiss solo records!!
Every song on this cd is awesome!! You don't have to skip songs on this cd!! Put it in and rock out start to finish!!
Published 11 months ago by Gina
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