STARS GUEST ON KISS’ CREATURES OF THE NIGHT TRIBUTE CD:
December 21, 2007
TributeAlbums.com presents… Emerald Monkey: Heroes of the Night – A Tribute to KISS’ Creatures of the Night
Bonus Material: Exclusive Track Shout It Out Loud – Special Guest Daniel Macmaster (Bonham)
Includes 3 Song Emerald Monkey EP
PLUS – Enhanced CD features including music videos, exclusive images, and digital liner notes.
Heroes of the Night is a track by track re-creation of KISS’ Creatures of the Night, the 1982 release that returned KISS to the hard rock style that first launched their enormous rise to rock n’ roll power, and re-inspired a new generation of musicians. In addition to Emerald Monkey’s head primate, Jimmy D, Heroes of the Night features appearances by Rob Love (Zan Clan), Bill Bruce (Shotgun Messiah), Chris Laney (Zan Clan & Animal), Daniel Macmaster (Bonham), Peter M. Ahern (Red China Blue).
Heroes of the Night also includes a variety of extra material. In addition to the complete Creatures of the Night tracks listing, you will also find a stellar version of Shout It Out Loud, performed by former Bonham vocalist Daniel Macmaster, a bonus three song EP from Emerald Monkey, as well as Enhanced CD features including music videos, exclusive images, digital liner notes, and more.
1. Creatures of the Night
2. Saint and Sinner
3. Keep Me Comin’
4. Rock and Roll Hell
6. I Love It Loud
7. I Still Love You
9. War Machine
About Creatures of the Night:
Creatures of the Night is a 1982 album from U.S. hard rock band Kiss. It is the band’s 14th studio album and the last for Casablanca Records, the only label the group had ever recorded for up to that point. The album was also dedicated to the memory of Casablanca founder and early Kiss supporter Neil Bogart, who had died of cancer during the recording sessions.
The album represented a conscious effort on Kiss’s part to return to the style of hard rock that had helped them achieve commercial success in the 1970s. That success had been in decline since 1979’s album Dynasty and 1980s Unmasked, both decidedly pop-oriented efforts. Both albums, although relative commercial successes, had completely alienated Kiss’s original rock-based “Kiss Army” fan base, and Music from “The Elder”, a concept album in 1981, sealed the deal. By 1981, most original Kiss fans had abandoned the group in disgust. Kiss knew it needed to deliver on their earlier promise of a heavy record if they were to continue as a band. The first key ingredient was songwriter/guitarist Vincent Cusano, with whom the band had recently begun writing and recording, and was soon to replace Frehley as the band’s new lead guitarist.
Creatures of the Night was certified Gold on May 9, 1994, when it sold 500,000 copies.
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