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Love Gun Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 12, 1997)
  • Original Release Date: 1981
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Mercury
  • ASIN: B000001EL7
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (159 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,976 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The last album with the original lineup (unless you count the 1998 reunion Psycho Circus), Love Gun contains a few missteps (such as the reworking of the classic "Then He Kissed Me") but is mostly packed to the gills with the good, fun, trashy rock & roll that made Kiss legendary. One frequently overlooked high point is the song "Almost Human," which strikes a positively creepy note. Then there's Ace Frehley's first stint on lead vocals with "Shock Me," the un-PC but affectionate "Plaster Caster," and the well-known title track. True, there's no equivalent to "Rock & Roll All Night" (the obvious attempt falls flat), but that doesn't stop this from being not only classic Kiss, but classic 1970s rock. -- Genevieve Williams

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One of the best albums by KISS.
Love Gun contains one of the best lead guitar solos ever recorded on Ace's "Shock Me" and two great songs from Gene, "Plaster Caster" & "Christine Sixteen".
"The Woj"
"Love Gun" Trashy rock and roll.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Timothy Lee Young on January 27, 2000
Format: Audio CD
After having 23 years of critiquing KISS for myself, and always looking forward to newer material, I must say this is a definate must-own CD for the die-hard original-KISS fan like myself. It's the last cohesive studio effort by the fab-four, and one that holds it's own through every new CD that has ever been made through this very day; thereby, it attains classic status. This is classic KISS, now with Ace on vocals--SHOCK ME rocks! Ace has been a quiet force in guiding the KISS sound since their first self-titled album; but now instead of writing songs for the others to sing, he takes the vocal helm with SHOCK ME; SHOCK ME would not have gone over the top if another member sang it, it is ACE's singing that boosts this debut to the outer limits! All the other songs have a place on this CD...they are your great, basic rockin' KISS tunes that have a hint of cheese (goofiness) in them that endear them to our hearts. KISS will always be the hottest band in the world--this album is what took them to their soared heights of popularity back in 1977, and it is what keeps them at that exact same heights to this very day! CHEERS!
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33 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Tom "Stewart" Staszewski on October 27, 2014
Format: Audio CD
Looks like I'm the 1st one on Amazon to review this new 2 CD deluxe edition....and I have to say that the only thing keeping this from being a 5 star release is ONCE AGAIN, these guys royally screw up things by dicking around with the old live recordings. You would think that they would have learned with the backlash over the 1996 You Wanted The Best compilation, when anyone who has been a longtime fan IMMEDIATELY realized that Simmons and Stanley went into the studio and re-sang most of the live vocals on the vintage unreleased live tracks, and applied modern sounding drum triggers to the drum tracks. Well here we go again.....the vocals are the original vocals thank God, but not only is the mix washed out in massive echo and reverb, Peter Criss' snare drum has been so heavily sampled with a newer sounding snare drum, that whoever did the sampling triggers had it set so sensitive that there are all kinds of snare hits going on that shouldn't even be there! It sounds like someone went in the studio with an electronic drum kit and re did all of the snare hits....POORLY. An F-ing disgrace. Listen to the untouched, raw live recording of Parasite from Cobo Hall May 1975, used in one of the Rock Band video games (find it on Youtube).....THAT is how it's done the right way. Pure, raw, untouched-up live performance....just killer sounding, mixed to bring the levels up right but NOT re-recorded or sampled. Ugh....Tommy Thayer, producer of this reissue, should certainly know better. OK, now that's out of my system, the remaster upon 1st spin sounds great, no complaints. The demos included are all cool and interesting solo Gene & Paul demos, meaning it's them with studio guys, not KISS.Read more ›
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 31, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Kiss' 1977 effort is well worth a first listen, and a second, and a third...actually, I have long since worn out my copies on cassette and vinyl. The album is not quite up to the standard they set with 'Destroyer', but then again, every band has one album that stands out as their best. I'd have to say that this is Kiss' second best, with the standout cuts 'I Stole Your Love', 'Love Gun', and 'Christine Sixteen', as well the song that introduced the world to Ace Frehley's voice: 'Shock Me'. If you are a rock fan (not necessarily a KISS fan, then this is one you should add to your collection as a reminder of the days when rock and roll was fun!
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Sinister on June 3, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Although there are a few flubs on Love Gun, it is truly the last great Kiss album. Not entirely perfect, Love Gun is Kiss at the peak of their popularity. The legendary live show that would spawn the awesome Alive II came from the Love Gun tour. All bands peak, and Love Gun is the point where the monster that Kiss had become would begin to spring leaks and take on water afterwards.

"I Stole Your Love" a Kiss classic and a live staple. Simple, straight-up rock anthem. Kiss created them. Enough said.

"Christine Sixteen" a song sang by an adult male about a hottie sixteen year old....hmmm. Creepy? Not then it wasn't. Now would have been a different story. The cheesy little piano riff is kinda silly but this is another Kiss classic.

"I Got Love For Sale" Love Gun starts off with three Gene Simmons' tunes in a row and that's kinda off-balancing. This song sounds eerily reminiscent of so many other previous Kiss tunes (and future ones too). Cool Ace riff and solo. A rocker of a lesser degree.

"Shock Me" Ace's first turn at the microphone. His voice might have been an acquired taste. This tune sounds a bit formulaic and stiff. Ace sounds very uncomfortable singing here. Still a great Kiss tune, cool riffs, and catchy hooks, there's an underlying tone here that you can't help but notice.

"Tomorrow And Tonight" Basic rock and roll, that's what this tune is. Maybe a little bland in the fact that it sounds familiar. By Love Gun the Kiss sound was firmly laid down in concrete and that might have brought a few tunes down because they sounded too similar to other songs that Kiss had already come out with.

"Love Gun" Trashy rock and roll. Great. Did Kiss invent the sexual innuendo?
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