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Destroyer

Kiss

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The pressure was on Kiss for their fifth release, and the band knew it. Their breakthrough, Alive!, was going to be hard to top, so instead of trying to recreate a concert setting in the studio, they went the opposite route. Destroyer is one of Kiss' most experimental studio albums, but also one of their strongest and most interesting. Alice Cooper/Pink Floyd producer Bob Ezrin was on hand, and he strongly encouraged the band to experiment -- there's extensive use of sound effects (the album's untitled closing track), the appearance of a boy's choir ("Great Expectations"), and an orchestra-laden, heartfelt ballad ("Beth"). But there's plenty of Kiss' heavy thunder rock to go around, such as the demonic "God of Thunder" and the sing-along anthems "Flaming Youth," "Shout It Out Loud," "King of the Night Time World," and "Detroit Rock City" (the latter a tale of a doomed concert-goer, complete with violent car-crash sound effects). But it was the aforementioned Peter Criss ballad, "Beth," that made Destroyer such a success; the song was a surprise Top Ten hit (it was originally released as a B-side to "Detroit Rock City"). Also included is a song that Nirvana would later cover ("Do You Love Me?"), as well as an ode to the pleasures of S&M, "Sweet Pain." Destroyer also marked the first time that a comic-book illustration of the band appeared on the cover, confirming that the band was transforming from hard rockers to superheroes.
© Greg Prato /TiVo

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1
Detroit Rock City
00:05:14

Bob Ezrin, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Kiss, MainArtist - Paul Stanley, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - ACe Frehley, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Corky Stasiak, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Gene Simmons, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jay Messina, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peter Criss, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1976 The Island Def Jam Music Group

2
King Of The Night Time World
00:03:18

Kim Fowley, ComposerLyricist - Bob Ezrin, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Kiss, MainArtist - Paul Stanley, ComposerLyricist - Corky Stasiak, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jay Messina, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mark C Anthony, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1976 The Island Def Jam Music Group

3
God Of Thunder
00:04:14

Bob Ezrin, Producer - Kiss, MainArtist - Paul Stanley, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1976 The Island Def Jam Music Group

4
Great Expectations
00:04:21

Bob Ezrin, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Kiss, MainArtist - Gene Simmons, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1976 The Island Def Jam Music Group

5
Flaming Youth
00:02:59

Bob Ezrin, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Kiss, MainArtist - Paul Stanley, ComposerLyricist - ACe Frehley, ComposerLyricist - Gene Simmons, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1976 The Island Def Jam Music Group

6
Sweet Pain
00:03:19

Bob Ezrin, Producer - Kiss, MainArtist - Gene Simmons, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1976 The Island Def Jam Music Group

7
Shout It Out Loud
00:02:49

Bob Ezrin, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Kiss, MainArtist - Paul Stanley, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - ACe Frehley, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Corky Stasiak, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Gene Simmons, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jay Messina, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peter Criss, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1976 The Island Def Jam Music Group

8
Beth
00:02:46

Bob Ezrin, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Kiss, MainArtist - Paul Stanley, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - ACe Frehley, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Corky Stasiak, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Gene Simmons, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Jay Messina, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peter Criss, Drums, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Stanley Penridge, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1976 The Island Def Jam Music Group

9
Do You Love Me
00:03:33

Kim Fowley, ComposerLyricist - Bob Ezrin, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Kiss, MainArtist - Paul Stanley, ComposerLyricist - Corky Stasiak, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jay Messina, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1976 The Island Def Jam Music Group

10
Rock 'N' Roll Party
00:01:22

Iggy Pop, ComposerLyricist - Bob Ezrin, Producer - Kiss, MainArtist - Ivan Kral, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1976 The Island Def Jam Music Group

Album Description

The pressure was on Kiss for their fifth release, and the band knew it. Their breakthrough, Alive!, was going to be hard to top, so instead of trying to recreate a concert setting in the studio, they went the opposite route. Destroyer is one of Kiss' most experimental studio albums, but also one of their strongest and most interesting. Alice Cooper/Pink Floyd producer Bob Ezrin was on hand, and he strongly encouraged the band to experiment -- there's extensive use of sound effects (the album's untitled closing track), the appearance of a boy's choir ("Great Expectations"), and an orchestra-laden, heartfelt ballad ("Beth"). But there's plenty of Kiss' heavy thunder rock to go around, such as the demonic "God of Thunder" and the sing-along anthems "Flaming Youth," "Shout It Out Loud," "King of the Night Time World," and "Detroit Rock City" (the latter a tale of a doomed concert-goer, complete with violent car-crash sound effects). But it was the aforementioned Peter Criss ballad, "Beth," that made Destroyer such a success; the song was a surprise Top Ten hit (it was originally released as a B-side to "Detroit Rock City"). Also included is a song that Nirvana would later cover ("Do You Love Me?"), as well as an ode to the pleasures of S&M, "Sweet Pain." Destroyer also marked the first time that a comic-book illustration of the band appeared on the cover, confirming that the band was transforming from hard rockers to superheroes.
© Greg Prato /TiVo

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