Kiss Members Get Solo Spotlight On ‘Ikons’


September 19, 2008

Kiss’ four original members are spotlighted on their own discs as part of the compilation “Ikons,” due Oct. 21 via Mercury/UMe.

The four-disc, 56-track “Ikons” pulls songs heavily identified individually with bassist Gene Simmons, guitarists Paul Stanley and Ace Frehley and drummer Peter Criss, from both the Kiss and solo album catalogs.

Simmons’ disc includes favorites such as “Cold Gin,” “Parasite,” “God of Thunder” and “Rock and Roll All Nite,” while Stanley’s boasts “Detroit Rock City,” “Strutter,” “I Was Made for Lovin’ You” and “Love Gun.”

Frehley is represented by “Shock Me,” “New York Groove” and “Snow Blind,” while Criss is center stage on “Beth,” “Hard Luck Woman” and “Hooligan.”

“Ikons” comes on the heels of the 30th anniversary of the simultaneous release of the four members’ solo albums, and the 25th of the band’s first interview out of makeup.

In related news, Stanley’s recent solo tour is chronicled on the live DVD “One Live Kiss,” due Oct. 21.

Here is the track list for “Ikons”:

Gene Simmons:
“God Of Thunder,” “Almost Human,” “Calling Dr. Love,” “Ladies Room,” “Christine Sixteen,” “Deuce,” “Rock And Roll All Nite,” “Cold Gin,” “Parasite,” “Larger Than Life,” “Love ’em And Leave ‘Em,” “Plaster Caster,” “Radioactive,” “Charisma”

Paul Stanley:
“Detroit Rock City,” “Love Gun,” “Take Me,” “Strutter,” “C’mon and Love Me,” “Hotter Than Hell,” “100,000 Years,” “Rock Bottom,” “Do You Love Me?,” “All American Man,” “Mr. Speed,” “I Stole Your Love,” “Wouldn’t You Like To Know Me,” “I Was Made For Lovin’ You”

Ace Frehley:
“New York Groove’, ‘Shock Me’, ‘2,000 Man’, ‘Rocket Ride’, ‘Snow Blind’, “Speedin’ Back To My Baby’, ‘Talk To Me’, ‘What’s On Your Mind’, ‘Rip It Out’, “Save Your Love’, ‘Hard Times’, ‘Two Sides Of The Coin’, ‘Dark Light’, ‘Into The Void’.

Peter Criss:
“Hard Luck Woman,” “Baby Driver,” “Hooligan,” “Beth,” “I Can’t Stop the Rain,” “Black Diamond,” “Mainline,” “Don’t You Let Me Down,” “Dirty Livin’,” “Getaway,” “Strange Ways,” “That’s The Kind Of Sugar Papa Likes,” “Easy Thing,” “I Finally Found My Way”

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