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Shane’s Music Challenge: KISS – 1982 – Creatures Of The Night

| 13 February 2014 | Reply

KISS – 1982 – Creatures Of The Night

KISS - Creatures Of The Night cover

Was Creatures Of The Night the last great KISS album? The cracks were showing already, Eric Carr had replaced Peter Criss on the drum stool, and although Ace Frehley features on the cover and credits, that’s Vinnie Vincent playing in the Space Ace’s style all over the album. He officially joined the band shortly after the record’s release.

The infusion of energy from Carr and Vincent was enough to pull the band back from the brink after a couple of shamelessly pop records and the commercial flops Music From The Elder and KISS Killers.

It’s heavy as fuck (metal was in the ascendence in 1982 and Gene Simmons is nothing if not canny), as showcased on lead single I Love It Loud and it’s strikingly effective music video which portrayed the band’s music possessing legions of kids in the burbs. KISS were back on form, baby, and as good as ever.

I Love It Loud is a ball tearer of a track, but don’t overlook the awesome ballad I Still Love You, the kicking-down-the-doors title track or the raucous Keep Me Comin’.


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