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Love Gun [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

KissAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (August 12, 1997)
  • Original Release Date: 1981
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Island / Mercury
  • ASIN: B000001EL7
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #938 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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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The last, great KISS studio CD of the originals 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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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "You pulled the trigger of my.....Love Gun" December 1, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I can still remember bringing this album to art class back in grade school much to the disgust of most of the girls. Needless to say it was never played again, but at least for one class period everyone had to listen to KISS! Love Gun has a couple of my all time favorite Kiss songs, Love Gun (great vocals, great guitar) and Plaster Caster (simple song with cool vocals by Gene). Other klassics are Almost Human (cool lyrics), I Stole Your Love, and Christine Sixteen (solo by Eddie Van Halen I believe). Ace's Shock Me and Peter's Hooligan are good as is the cover of Then She Kissed Me. The two songs I could do without are Tomorrow & Tonight (rehash) and Got Love For Sale (weak and not catchy at all). Unfortunately the cd does not have the original cardboard "Love Gun" but it does contain some fine good-time rock!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Last Truly Great Kiss Album 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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ANOTHER HIT FOR THE NEW FAB FOUR January 31, 2000
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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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4.0 out of 5 stars When KISS ruled the world March 31, 2011
Format:Audio CD
KISS - LOVE GUN : (4.5/5) Not quite Alive! or Destroyer caliber, but right there with Rock And Roll Over among Kiss' elite albums.

1) I Stole Your Love : (4/5) Hard-hitting Paul Stanley number that takes no prisoners. Only way to begin a Kiss album. One flaw - seems like the rhythm guitar gets mixed too low toward the end.

2) Christine Sixteen : (4.5/5) Watered down with piano, but makes for a silky smooth Gene Simmons tune. Nice punch to the drums on this one. This song sticks with you.

3) Got Love For Sale : (3/5) Nice rambling tune but hardly ever climaxes. Gene goes back to semi-growling for this one. I actually prefer his singing voice.

4) Shock Me : (5/5) Hello, Ace! Where have you been hiding? Great tune that rocks hard with fairly unconventional chord progressions. Ace lead vocal w/Gene & Paul backing vocals. I like it!

5) Tomorrow And Tonight : (4/5) Some say it is a Rock & Roll All Nite remake. Maybe, but it works for me. The infectious chorus makes up for the campyness. Dissing the teacher, the preacher, and the boss... 70's all the way. Just have fun and rock out!

6) Love Gun : (4/5) Paul Stanley tune with sparse chords and a punch line. Somehow the chorus works, although hard to explain why - Paul's yelling in the forefront with some "oo-la-la" backing vocals just seems to keep your fist pumping.

7) Hooligan : (3.5/5) Peter Criss takes the mike for an average song with some cool lines. A+ for the lyrics, but the music never really closes the deal.

8) Almost Human : (2.5/5) Gene does Gene. Complete with smoke belch at the beginning. Strong bass guitar in this song, but not much to wrap your head around once it's over.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice!
Got this vinyl for around 5 bucks plus shipping. Cover was very worn out and vinyl was very dirty/dusty (will clean it when I have time) Still sounded great though! Read more
Published 5 days ago by Hani
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the gun
This is perhaps my second favorite Kiss album after their debut, but I can't say for certain at this time. Read more
Published 1 month ago by B. E Jackson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Disc!
I love this band and this CD is part of the remasters and it sounds dynamite. If your a Kiss fan and don't have this disc pick it up!
Published 2 months ago by Chris Deibel
5.0 out of 5 stars ONE OF MY FAVOURITES!!!!!
LOVE GUN is a total classic HEAVY ROCK album from the legendary KISS!!!!! Man, if you like ROCK, this is just for you.....KISS on their golden years!!!!! LOVE GUUUUUUNNN!!!!!!!!!
Published 3 months ago by FLUMINENSE
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Gun
One of the best albums by KISS. It has the hits Christeen Sixteen and the title track, but the rest just flat out rocks.
Published 6 months ago by buddy
5.0 out of 5 stars KISS proved that they were the giants of rock music
It was in 1977 when KISS became the real giants of rock. Their Japanese tour encompassing four cities was one of the most memorable events in rock music history. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Peter68
5.0 out of 5 stars KISS RULES!
Awesome rock and roll! This reminds me if when I was a little boy in the '70's, and KISS were super heroes!
Published 7 months ago by Blackman Sam
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Sounds as if it was brand new and I can listen to it anywhere, while I drive, in my house, anywhere I can play it. Thanks!!!
Published 10 months ago by Nick
4.0 out of 5 stars simply great
was a great album.Had great rock anthems and party songs on it.Gotta recomend it as a fan.The rocker "I stole your love" and Aces' "Shock me",great songs.
Published 12 months ago by Brent N. Humphrey
4.0 out of 5 stars another great cd in a long line of them!
I personally think this album is another very strong effort. Although there are a couple tracks im not not crazy about. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Christoph Oberjohann
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