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on January 1, 2005
Ace Frehley's 1989 solo album, "Trouble Walkin'", is an impressive solo effort by Frehley. Frehley is by far the best guitarist KISS ever had, and while Frehley's self-titled 1978 solo album is Frehley's best solo effort, "Trouble Walkin'" is pretty impressive also. This album has ten tracks, and all ten tracks are all very strong, with the lyrics, production, and Frehley's work on guitar and lead vocals. "Shot Full of Rock" is a good way to open an album, and Frehley's cover version of Jeff Lynne's "Do Ya" and KISS' "Hide Your Heart" are both very good also. Another bright spot on this album is the accoustic instrumental "Fractured III", which is a sequel to the instrumental "Fractured Mirror" off of Frehley's 1978 album and "Fractured Too", which appeared on Frehley's Comet debut album. While the best songs on this album are "Trouble Walkin'" and "Back To School", the best thing about this album is the cameo apparance by Peter Criss on "2 Young 2 Die",on which Criss played percussion on and sung the additional vocals for the song. There are also cameo appearances by Sebastian Bach, Dave "The Snake" Sabo, Rachel Bolan, Peppy Castro, Al Fritsch, and Pat Sommers. "Trouble Walkin'" is an album you should check out if you're a fan of Ace Frehley, KISS, or 80's rock.
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on March 3, 2003
After Ace's band Frehley's Comet broke up in late 1988, Ace and his Comet bassist John Regan set out to make another solo album just under Ace Frehley's name. Joining him was Ace's friend Anton Fig, the former drummer of Frehley's Comet's first album. Ace had a handful of excellent new material for his album. He included special guest stars on the album like Kiss's former drummer and Ace's best friend, Peter Criss on drums and additional vocals on "2 Young 2 Die," and Skid Row's Sebastian Bach, Dave "The Snake" Sabo and Rachel Bolan. In joining the team was the famous producer, Eddie Kramer from Ace's solo album of 1978 and Frehley's Comet's first album in 1987. This album is pure Ace Frehley. Good lyrics, loud, and heavy metal. Ace did all the lead vocals on this album except for "2 Young 2 Die" which he shared vocals with Peter Criss.
The opener, "Shot Full Of Rock" is so heavy on drum beats and guitar solos. Excellent antemetic lyircs written by Ace. This song is so INTENSE. It's definately a genuine masterpiece. The next track, Ace did a re-make of E.L.O's "Do Ya". This is a good soothing tune with a good chorus. The song is simple guitar riffs and a good beat to go with the loving tone in the lyrics.
A good tune that Ace did on the album was "Hide Your Heart" (later done that year by KISS, on the Hot In The Shade album). If you heard the KISS version of it, you'll love Ace's version. To, me I think Ace did a better job on with this one. The title track, "Trouble Walkin'" is a short anthem-like tune with good guitar solos and a good chorus like, "I have Trouble Walkin'. I am every mother's nightmare."
Here is the real stuff. The song "2 Young 2 Die" is an awsome song. The songs starts out with a heavy bass riff and a rolling drum beat. Peter starts to sing the lyrics with his awsome voice. This song is very anthemetic. Ace and Peter did a great collaboration on this song together. The next track, "Back To School" is song about rebels that hate school. A real good anthem.
Another great tune, "Remember Me" is a more heavy metal/rythem and blues track that sounds really good. Ace is basically telling his fans (like me) to always remember him. Last but not least, the last track "Fractured III" of the Fractured Mirror triology. This one is unlike the first two. This one is a more heavy metal tune with electric guitars mixed with acoustic guitars. It's the longest of the three and has some really good slow guitar solos by Ace.
This album is SO great I can't even put it into words. Great anthems, outstading guitar solos and drum beats like you've never heard before from Ace or anyone else. If you are an Ace Frehley follower like me, follow the trail into "Trouble Walkin'" and enjoy it as much as I do.
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on May 13, 2016
Okay, enough is enough already! The song "Hide Your Heart" is NOT a KISS cover!!

The song was written by Holly Knight, and Ace had already recorded his version before KISS entered the studio later that year and included it on Hot In The Shade.

Ace's version is the superior of the two since Ace's sound and take on it, sounds far more like the "streets" described in the song than the glossy KISS version - makes sense as Ace was in New York street gangs as a kid. And KISS's album would have been greatly improved if Eddie Kramer had also produced it, as he did Ace's. Trouble Walkin' has an excellent sound from start to finish - there's a reason Kramer is a legend in the industry! And Hot In The Shade is the most poorly produced record of the entire KISS catalog!
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on November 18, 2015
In 1990 I discovered Kiss' music so while searching for the classic albums(on cassettes at this time)I found this album which had been released a year prior. After my first listen to this album it quickly became one of those "evergreen" albums in your mind you would want to have if you were ever deserted on a island type of things. Only recently did I become aware of how poorly this album sold at that time which is a total injustice. While his next two solo albums have been impressive, this is the one I can listen to over and over again. As soon as I discovered it was released on CD it became a no-brainer for me to buy it right away.
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on July 27, 2014
This is a must have if you're a fan of Ace Frehley. It is by far his best material as an artist independent of KISS. There are a couple of awesome covers like ELO's "Do Ya", which Ace knocks out of the park, and KISS' "Hide Your Heart". I listened to both versions and I can honestly say this version is better than the one Paul Stanley sings on Hot in the Shade. "Trouble Walkin" is killer along with "Back to School"... and "Fractured III". My favorite has to be "2 Young 2 Die". Overall, this is a great album. The production is almost perfect so the sound quality is amazing.
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on June 3, 2012
Ace Frehley has candidly admitted to a career full of substance and alcohol abuses, bad decisions and the like. His material has had its high and low points that made buying his solo work a bit of a risk, but on "Trouble Walkin'", his album from 1989, Ace played like never before and delivered a rock 'em sock 'em tough as hell album that unfortunately didn't catch on outside his devoted fan base. That's a shame because he had a stellar line-up and had some of the lads from Skid Row helping out which energized the Spaceman like he had never been before.
"Trouble Walking" opens up slamming. "Shot Full of Rock" is as fast and tough as anything he ever did, and his lead work is possibly the single best solo he ever committed to record, including his KISS days. Knowing a good tune when he hears one, Frehley does a rocking version of ELO's classic "Do Ya" and captures the song's essence while toughening it up several notches. "Five Card Stud" and the title track are terrific and tough enough to satisfy metal fans, too. Only on the instrumental closer "Fractured III" does Ace allow a second to breathe. That continuing series of instrumentals rocks too, and showcases a guitarist, whom, when he is on, is totally deserving of the guitar god status he enjoys.
There are no acoustic intro sappy ballads here. "Trouble Walkin'" is the heaviest album Frehley has done, and ranks right up there with his first solo album he did with KISS. It was no mistake that Ace's solo album outsold his bandmate's albums. Perhaps other members in a fit of jealousy at being outsold and finding that the Spaceman had more fans than their monumental egos cared to admit led to their gradual outcasting of Ace's role in KISS. As if to verify their concerns, both "Frehley's Comet", his first post-KISS album and "Trouble Walkin'" were better than anything KISS was putting out, especially in the turgid '80's when Stanley and Simmons tried to copy the hair farmer bands with weak albums, even though there were a few decent tunes here and there. KISS would not produce an album that actually rocked until "Revenge", and they have yet to ever reach the heights of their glory days.
Frehley meanwhile is enjoying a successful biography, which this reviewer recommends, had a fairly successful record with 2009's "Anomaly", which suffered a bit when he tried a little balladeering, has plans for a new album and is on tour during the summer of 2012. Can't keep a good man down, and for those who want the best material he released outside of KISS, it's definitely "Trouble Walkin'".
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on February 3, 2007
With "Trouble Walkin'" Ace Frehley decided to follow the heavier, hard rock direction of his 1978 KISS solo album as opposed to the pop-metal direction of "Frehley's Comet" and "Second Sighting," and in doing so he created his second best solo album to date! (second only to his KISS solo.) The album starts rockin' hard with "Shot Full of Rock" and never stops! Ace's covers of "Do Ya" and "Hide Your Heart" give ELO and KISS a run for their money, respectively. "Five Card Stud" and "Lost in Limbo" are cool tunes that Rock Soldiers will love. "Trouble Walkin'", though not written by ACE, is still a very catchy and very rockin' tune. "2 Young 2 Die" is the only non-Ace lead vocal track on the disc, instead being sung by Richie Scarlett. "Back to School" is cool. However, "Remember Me" is one of my favorites on the disc! And "Fractured III" puts "Fractured Too" and "The Acorn is Spinning" to shame, and is second only to the original "Fractured Mirror." Die-hard Ace fans and casual fans will both be able to appreciate the best, and so far, last solo album of Ace Frehley!
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on August 2, 2003
This is a great cd,i've always liked Ace since he was in Kiss,this is a must buy for any Kiss/Ace Frehley fan,the best song is Do Ya!
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on February 23, 2010
If you were rockin' to Ace's solo album when he was still with Kiss, then you have to get this album. I have always loved Kiss and Ace had the best solo effort of the group. I bought this album after I got the new Anomaly album. I went looking for more music from Ace and loved what I heard here. There is not a bad track on this album in my opinion. Standout tracks are Shot Full Of Rock, Five Card Stud, Trouble Walkin', Remember Me, and of course the third of the Fractured songs. You won't regret getting this, trust me.
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on December 2, 2012
This was one of the better ace solo works. It has a really cool version of ELO's 'do ya' on it, and other great songs like '2 young 2 die" it was a solid hard rock release in it's day and it's still enjoyable to listen to today. It's similiar to kiss as well in style and that's a good type of hard rock to stay close to. There isn't a bad song on this one, and I believe it was his last solo release for years to come. His latest 'anomaly' was a very good release too.
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