Erik Grönwall unveils killer cover of KISS’ classic track “Love Gun”
Current New Horizon and former H.E.A.T frontman Erik Grönwall continue to release videos of himself covering classic tracks from the past. This time, Grönwall covered the title track for KISS‘ album Love Gun, which was first released back in 1977. The guitar solo (and apparently the rest of the guitar parts and bass) is played by Pontus Sköld while the drums and backing vocals are handled by the video producer Erik Modin.
Grönwall noted the following on the caption of his YouTube video: “A friend of mine gave me the KISS DESTROYER album on my birthday many years ago and I instantly became a fan. I also had the pleasure of meeting the band backstage when they played in Stockholm a few years ago.”
Wikipedia states the following about the song “Love Gun” (with slight edits):
“”Love Gun” is a song by the American rock band KISS, first released on their 1977 album of the same name. The B-side is the album track “Hooligan”, a song written by drummer Peter Criss.
Paul Stanley, who sings lead vocals on the song, has claimed in several interviews since its release that it is one of his favorite KISS songs, offering the opinion that “‘Love Gun’ is quintessential KISS, and is probably one of the five signature essential KISS songs.” Stanley has also said that “The Hunter” section of the Led Zeppelin song “How Many More Times” inspired the lyrics of “Love Gun”. Stanley plays bass on the track in addition to singing and playing rhythm guitar. Billboard described it as having a “high energy level” with “power guitar riffs.” Cash Box said that it “has cute lyrics, and the army of KISS admirers should jack it up to respectable chart status.”
“Love Gun” has been played on every KISS tour since its release, and has made numerous appearances on KISS live albums and compilation albums, despite the fact that it peaked at only no. 61 on the Billboard Hot 100.”
Erik Grönwall‘s “Love Gun” (KISS cover) video: