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A solid rock album of diverse influences, quite different than a Kiss album
on February 21, 2016
Kiss fans usually seem to struggle with this album. I am not a Kiss fan. I have nothing against them, and enjoy several of their songs, but have never been a fan per se'. Perhaps that's what allows me to really appreciate this album without comparing it to other Kiss music. For whatever reason, I bought this on vinyl when originally released and it was a favorite of mine through my teenage years. My vinyl copy long gone I purchased the CD to revisit these songs from many years ago. I found that I still really enjoy the album. This solo album is unique in that it is often mellow, or balladic for a member of Kiss. Yet it was Criss who wrote ' Beth ' and you will hear that type of song on this album. It also has some jazz influenced songs, and some songs with a 50's rock feel, which create an album of music very different than what Kiss offered. If you are looking for more Kiss music I do not recommend this album. However, if you are looking for a good rock album with a variety of styles as mentioned, I think it's a solid offering. I also bought Criss' other solo albums and was disappointed with them, but for this one, I still really appreciate it.