All songs written by ace frehley, except where noted. Former lead guitarist for hard rock super group kiss, best known for his space ace character, on stage stagger, cackling laugh and. Nov, 2014 frehley also admits in the interview that he is still licensing his spaceman image to kiss, entailing that every time tommy thayer preforms, wearing the makeup that frehley made famous, the one and only bona fide space ace receives royalties for the privilege. Calling the young upstart a copycat guitar player who should know his. Released simultaneously with paul stanley, peter criss, and gene simmons in september of 1978, ace frehley proved to be the most popular and bestselling of all four of the kiss solo projects.
I self published the book ace frehley the ultimate fan scrapbook in october of 2008. Jul 05, 2014 ace frehley licensed to youtube by umg on behalf of casablanca records. Kiss put on a show like no other band, but it wasnt just face paint, blinding lights and smoke bombsthey also had one heckuva guitar player in ace frehley. Reaching number 22 on the us billboard 200 albums chart, it was the highestplacing of all the. Ace frehley costume 197778 kiss fan shop kiss news. In 1978 bracht kiss vier solo albums uit op een dag. With future david letterman band members drummer anton fig and bassist will lee backing him up, frehley shows that he is more than a songwriting match for bandmates simmons and. Picture disc considered the best of the four solo albums that kiss released simultaneously in 1978, ace frehley does not stray far from kisss trademark heavy sound. Picture f and g shows a different costume, that ace wore for a few photo shoots in 1978 for the solo albums promotion. Its hard to think what paul and gene were thinking about, since the band was doing things right. Find album credit information for ace frehley ace frehley, kiss on allmusic.
Ace frehley the ultimate fan scrapbook by bill baker has. Frehley was born paul daniel frehley on april 27th, 1951 in the bronx, new york city and received his first electric guitar at age 14. Kiss album covers greatest album covers rock album covers grand funk railroad peter criss paul stanley gene simmons kiss ace frehley hard rock. The space ace responsible for kisss signature guitar sound also had a thing or two to say about his replacement tommy thayer. Kiss recorded their second album hotter than hell, recorded in august, 1974 released october 22, 1974 and ace opted to modify his les paul deluxe further and more drastically by removing the pick guard and replacing the gibson humbuckers with dimarzio pickups pafs, dual sound andor super distortions. It was one of four kiss solo albums released by casablanca records on september 18, 1978. Fractured mirror from ace frehley, 1978 lest you get the idea that ace frehley is all about hard rock swagger and smoking guitar solos, he ended his first solo album with this rather ambitious instrumental. Jan 08, 2018 ace frehley is a 1978 solo album from ace frehley, the lead guitarist of american hard rock band kiss. Ace frehley born paul daniel frehley in the bronx, ny, united states on april 27, 1951 is an american guitarist and singersongwriter best known as a founding member and lead guitarist for the hard rock band kiss. Picture disc considered the best of the four solo albums that kiss released simultaneously in 1978, ace frehley does not stray far from kiss s trademark heavy sound. If you have a preference mention that in the notes when checking out and we will try to accommodate. In fact, the entire album is a scorcher from start to finish. Drumsbass, andy bigan starman ace frehley played lead guitar on joe silvas cover of the david bowie song, released in 2014. Its the latest material taken from the pairs upcoming album get it out, which will.
Its tempting to leave criss solo project out of these kiss album rankings altogether. Ace frehley might be listed as a kiss album, but anyone who is a regular listener of the band knows that this particular album is all ace. Stanley, shock me, rocket ride, hard times, save your love, talk to me, two sides of the coin, torpedo girl, dark light and into the void. Ace frehley is a 1978 solo album from ace frehley, the lead guitarist and vocalist of american hard rock band kiss. Kiss ace frehley 1978 casablanca nblp7121 avaxhome. Ace frehley album simple english wikipedia, the free. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search.
Us tv and radio host eddie trunk has said that his friend ace frehley could be on the verge of rejoining kiss. Kiss fan recalls highspeed ride to get ace frehley to show. These are signed in a blue paint pen which looks fantastic. Sort by a z z a by date view 20 per page 40 per page 60 per page 80 per page. Of the four kiss solo albums released simultaneously in 1978, the best of the bunch is guitarist ace frehleys. Ace frehleys solo debut is regarded as the best of the four solo albums that kiss members released simultaneously in 1978, due in large part to the fact that the sturdy 9song set doesnt stray far from the bands heavy rock formula. On both dynasty and unmasked he was great and i thought he outshone the poppy rubbish that both gene and paul had on t. The current status of the logo is active, which means the logo is currently in use. Gene simmons and ace frehley to kiss and make up at st. Great hard to find item and its signed by the spaceman. Top 10 kiss solo album songs ultimate classic rock. New york groove from the album ace frehley, his 1978 kiss solo album.
They said of the four kiss solo albums released simultaneously in 1978, the best of the bunch is guitarist ace frehleys. This was an entirely silver bodysuit, similar to what rock goddess suzi quatro was seen wearing at the time, and was never used in concert. The new track features a guest solo from former kiss guitarist ace frehley. Space ace and played with the group from its inception in 1973 until his departure in 1982. Kiss ace frehley picture disc vinyl lp on popmarket. Recorded, mixed and engineered by eddie kramer, bob freeman, eric block and don hunerburg at the mansion, sharon, ct, and plaza sound studio, new york city, ny, spring 1978. Ace frehley is beginning the new year by looking back. Eps kiss often stylized as kiss is an american rock band formed in new york. Will lee on bass, both of whom featured on the ace frehley 1978 kiss solo album. Paul daniel ace frehley is an american musician and songwriter best known as the original lead guitarist and cofounding member of the rock band kiss. Sep 22, 2017 gene simmons and ace frehley played together for the first time in 16 years as the original members of the band kiss came together for a charity concert wednesday night at chs field in st. Trunk thinks its possible that the band are about to extend and invitation for the guitarist to take part in a tour. Along with eddie van halen, kiss ace frehley inspired numerous upandcoming rockers to pick up the guitar in the 1970s, and by the next century he was listed by just about every contemporary rock guitarist as an important influence. Its so hard to feel right baby when im travelin around and youre far behind guy, i wish i could see my lady, girl, i hope you dont mind, cos chorus.
No life til metal cd gallery kiss ace frehley solo album. History 1973 to 1975 once we got signed in mid1973, i picked up a tobacco sunburst les paul and a 100watt marshall stack. That year saw all four band members releasing solo lps while still being branded as kiss. Hell, the lyrics dont even have to be good to work. This is a cover of a song written by russ ballard, which was recorded by the band hello, for their album keeps us off the streets, released in 1976. Ace frehley is the first solo album from ace frehley, the guitarist of the american hard rockheavy metal band kiss. Ace frehley in the 1970s, when kiss original lead guitarist sauntered across the concert stage in his silver space suit, wielding those famous triplepickup gibson les pauls, he was the harbinger of cool, and thousands of kids started playing guitar as a result. It was released on september 18, 1978, as one of four solo albums released by the members of kiss. It unfolds gently, with increasing layers of instrumentation building on a single. Rip it out from ace frehley, 1978 frehley wasted absolutely no time blowing the doors off his kiss bandmates on his 1978 solo album, one of four the band released in september of that year.
After leaving kiss, frehley embarked on a solo career, which. Of the four kiss solo albums released simultaneously in 1978, the best of the bunch is guitarist ace frehley s. Our readers chose the 10 best songs from the four 1978 solo albums by the. But if you listen carefully to the shock me solo, you can hear me make a. Rip it out, the first song off of the ace frehley solo cd, originally released in 1978. All the band members solo albums came with these posters, which would fit together like a puzzle to make one big poster.
While kiss is generally accepted to be gene simmons bassvocals, paul stanley rhythm guitarvocals, ace frehley lead guitarvocals, and peter criss drumsvocals, the band stopped listing who played what with 1975s dressed to kill album and simply presented themselves as a unit. As you can see, lead guitarist ace frehley was the big winner, and paul. Kiss often stylized as kiss is an american rock band formed in new york city in january 1973. I amassed a huge collection of ace and kiss memorabilia that i would display at the nj kiss expos and my band fractured mirror would also perform at them. Gene simmons is a 1978 solo album by gene simmons, the bassist and covocalist of the american hard rock band kiss.
The album featured anton fig on drums, who later performed session work on the kiss albums and, as well as become a member of ace frehleys postkiss band frehleys comet. The album featured anton fig on drums, who later performed session work on the kiss albums and, as well as become a member of ace frehley s post kiss band frehley s comet. These would look great in your kiss related shrine. Ace frehley guitar world, may 1997 the legend goes that ace had auditioned for kiss, using a late 60s or early 70s gibson firebird. Ace frehley lyrics 83 song lyrics sorted by album, including new york groove, toys. All 4 kiss solo albums were released in japan on october 25, 1978. Ace frehley is a 1978 solo album from ace frehley, the lead guitarist of american hard rock band kiss.
Gene simmons, ace frehley of kiss play together after 16. From the obscure to the obvious, find all of the answers to your kiss questions here. Ace frehley lyrics 83 song lyrics sorted by album, including new york groove, toys, i wanna hold you. Now i know, youve been cheatin and lyin all the time i didnt know you were gonna be so unkind ive been trying just to find out how we went wrong but i know that i cant trust you girl anymore. Similar in approach to paul stanleys album, frehley did not stray far from the expected heavy kiss sound like gene simmons and peter criss did with their releases, but ace was equipped with better compositions than stanley. Ace frehley and peter criss had to agree, of course. Combined with ace, they form a competent backbone to faithfully deliver the kiss legacy ace frehley setlist, melbourne, 20 october 2017 parasite from kiss, hotter than hell, 1974. But it was the 1978 solo lp ace frehley that would perhaps leave the strongest, or even most iconic impression upon kiss and ace fans. Operating under the glossy, platform bootbolstered persona spaceman sometimes space ace, frehley played with kiss from the groups inception in 1973 to 1982. Mp3 is a digital audio format without digital rights management drm technology. See more ideas about ace frehley, hot band and kiss band.
According to paul stanley speaking of ace frehleys tryout, the combination of the four of us was so much bigger than anything wed done with the other guitar players. Released simultaneously with paul stanley, peter criss, and gene simmons in september of 1978, ace frehley proved to be the most popular and best. Former lead guitarist for hard rock super group kiss, best known for his space ace character, on stage stagger, cackling laugh and smoking guitar effects. A creative and gifted teenager, he counts the rolling. Eps format, and open with adobe illustrator or adobe photoshop or coreldraw the current status of the logo is active, which means the logo is currently in use. Gene simmons and ace frehley played together for the first time in 16 years as the original members of the band kiss came together for a charity concert wednesday night at chs field in st. Paul stanley and ace frehley vintage guitar magazine. His solo record 1978 was the best of the four and charted the highest and sold the most a fact that gene simmons lies about. We werent the greatest musicians, but the chemical reaction of the four of us was potent. Nov 21, 2011 it was one of four solo albums released by the members of kiss on september 18, 1978. With david letterman band members anton fig drums and will lee bass in tow, frehley fully confirms that his songwriting chops are on equal footing to that of.
Playing the popular character of the spaceman, frehley played with the group from its inception in 1972 until his departure in 1982. Jul 18, 2017 browse to see more kiss related vector logos. Eps format, and open with adobe illustrator or adobe photoshop or coreldraw. While paul and gene might have seen as another chance to earn reputation and become famous, this opportunity meant much more to ace and peter. The recording also featured anton fig on drums and will lee on bass, both of whom featured on the ace frehley 1978 kiss solo album. Along with eddie van halen, kiss ace frehley inspired numerous upandcoming rockers to pick up the guitar in the 70s and comethe90s,was listed by just about every contemporary rock guitarist soundgardens kim thayil, pearl jams mike mccready, panterasdimebagdarrell,etc. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options.14 445 482 959 468 1359 1421 1412 1434 100 1428 1444 641 466 505 1411 1138 1266 1216 85 561 168 1018 946 1368 68 59 1149 164 168