The Top 40 LP they'd been waiting for, this 1975 LP got kids everywhere to Rock and Roll All Nite ! That crucial Kiss hit joins C'mon and Love Me; She; Love Her All I Can , and more of the best from their early prime!
After the misstep of Hotter Than Hell
, Kiss recaptures the energy of their first album and go one better with Dressed to Kill
. Obviously the most well-known song off this album is "Rock and Roll All Nite," but there's a lot of other good material here as well, including the upbeat "Room Service," the groove-heavy "C'mon and Love Me," and the sensual "She." Though Kiss would not become superstars until their next album (that would be Destroyer
), Dressed to Kill
shows them headed in the right direction, having hit on the elusive formula of heavy chords, strong rhythms, and a determination not to take themselves too seriously. --Genevieve Williams