Instead, Gene Simmons and co pursued a more radio-friendly, pop-metal sound, with a much heavier reliance on synthesizers. To ram the point home, Gene Simmons wrote this stomping hymn to heavy metal, driven along by an earth-shaking beat. As simple, but highly effective, fist-pumping rock anthems go, it still takes some beating. Seeing hookers on the street, whether we lived it, we saw it and it kind of gave us something to fantasize about. We arranged it right on the spot and knew that it would be a staple for years. KISS may have been New York through and through, but Detroit was where the band drew their biggest, most enthusiastic audiences during their early days.
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It was originally written by Paul Stanley as a possible track for Rod Stewart , but after the success of the ballad ” Beth “, Kiss decided to keep it for themselves as a follow-up. Alluding to the style of “Hard Luck Woman”, Steven Bailey opined the song an exemplar of “gentle folk rock “. Sung by Peter Criss , the single was an attempt to follow the success of the hit single “Beth” released earlier in the year by releasing another love song sung by Criss. A version of “Hard Luck Woman” appears on Kiss’s Alive II album; however, it was later revealed that the song was recorded in an empty warehouse with an audience overdubbed, rather than an actual live recording.
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You wanted the best, you got the best — or one man’s take on what the best of Kiss would sound like. You could ask Kiss fans to submit a list of Kiss’ greatest songs and no two lists would be the same. And “Rock and Roll All Nite” is pretty much a shoo-in. But the ballads are pretty divisive, especially “Beth,” their highest-charting entry on the Billboard Hot It made my list, in ridiculous proximity to “Hard Luck Woman,” Peter Criss’ other moment in the soft-rock spotlight.
And that still leaves plenty of room for the raucous side of Kiss’ catalog, including such chart-rocking triumphs as “Rock and Roll All Nite” and “Calling Dr. Details: 7 p. Wednesday, July 9. Ak-Chin Pavilion, N. It’s kind of weird that a song this associated with bassist Gene Simmons was actually written by Paul Stanley, who handed it off at producer Bob Ezrin’s insistence during the sessions for “Destroyer.
The title track to Kiss’ sixth studio effort was a minor hit at best, but it’s been played on every Kiss tour since , the year of its release, and Stanley, who wrote it and sang it, has often said it’s one of Kiss’ best songs. The mood is dramatic, but there’s far more sex than drama going on as Stanley sings the praises of the one who pulls the trigger of his love gun, which we’re pretty sure he did not buy at Wal-Mart.
This is one of three songs guitarist Ace Frehley contributed to Kiss’ second album, although he didn’t sing it, handing off the vocal to Simmons.
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Ahhh, memories of growing up. My dad, due to his being in the navy, wasn’t around a whole lot during my formative years. Consequently, my mom, two sisters and I got really close, perhaps to fill the gap. We loved our dad and we knew that it wasn’t anything he asked for. It was just part of his job and sometimes he was away at sea for months at a time.
I remember in the early 70’s, a song came out on the radio that hit close to home. It became one of my favorite songs still is! The subject matter of the song revolved around a woman Brandy, obviously who worked as a barmaid in a harbor town. She’s in love with a sailor who’s long since left her because he claimed “my life, my love and my lady is the sea”. Not a very happy song but a meaningful one. Often, when Dad was out to sea on a submarine for many months, Mom would play that song I still can remember the picture sleeve of the 45 single that she purchased and her eyes would turn moist.
Thankfully, there weren’t a lot of parallels between the song and real life. Dad’s “love” was not “the sea”.
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It was originally written by Paul Stanley as a possible track for Rod Stewart, but after the success of the ballad “Beth”, Kiss decided to keep it for themselves as a follow-up. Sung by Peter Criss, the single was an attempt to follow the success of the hit single “Beth” released earlier in the year by releasing another love song sung by Criss. It proved to be a Top 20 hit in the US, peaking at number A version of “Hard Luck Woman” appears on Kiss’s Alive II album; however, it was later revealed that the song was recorded in an empty warehouse with an audience overdubbed, rather than an actual live recording.
Stanley has since then stated his admiration and love of Stewart’s music numerous times.
“Hard Luck Woman” is a song by American hard rock band Kiss and the lead Sung by Peter Criss, the single was an attempt to follow the success of the hit.
Log in or Sign up. Steve Hoffman Music Forums. Location: NYC Man. Which maybe seems like a ridiculous thing to think in retrospect, but I think it hit me that way, relative to KISS’ other albums to that point, because of the up-front sonic clarity of the album, and surely the fact that the album begins with “I Want You” and ends with “Makin’ Love”, with bits like Peter’s “Baby Driver” vocal and so on in-between, had a lot to do my impression. Terrapin Station , Mar 22, SammyJoe , npgchris , Clanceman and 3 others like this.
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Now the hard part, following up a massive album. They felt the rawness of the band was missing. It was that rawness they loved. So, Eddie Kramer was brought back in to produce. They camped out at the Star Theater in Nanuet, New York i hopes to have a live feel for the album to make sure they capture the true essence of the band.
With KISS being primarily an album band, there were only a pair of singles released from the record. The first was “Hard Luck Woman.
In their early years, Kiss released a total of 29 singles on seven-inch 45 RPM records for the Casablanca label. Many of these singles had entirely different mixes, edits and material that didn’t appear on their vinyl albums. Now for the first time, these musical snapshots of their formative years, which have never been available in a commemorative singles edition, are available in this set entitled the Casablanca Singles The sets are housed in a beautiful die-cut shadow box with a limited edition, etched silver metal plate and ribbon-pull magnetic closure, custom 45s box with 26 collectible picture sleeves from original single releases around the world, including Japan, Germany, Holland, Spain and Britain.
Also included is a booklet which tracks the genesis and chart history of each single represented in the package and four individual Kiss masks. Skip to main content. Usually dispatched within 3 to 4 days. Quantity: 1 2 3 4 5 Quantity: 1. Add to Basket. Secure transaction. Your transaction is secure.
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An unlikely friendship grew from Brooks’ cover of acoustic ballad “Hard Luck Woman” which they felt was one of the best tracks submitted for the album. Kiss.
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