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Dynasty

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Dynasty marked the first time that the original four members of Kiss didn't all appear together for the entire album -- session drummer Anton Fig subbed for Peter Criss due to the latter's erratic behavior and injuries sustained in a serious car crash. And even though it was a platinum-plus smash, Dynasty marked the beginning of Kiss' unfocused period, which would ultimately end in a nosedive of the band's popularity, as well as Criss and Ace Frehley leaving the band by 1982. In latter-day interviews, the band admitted that they started to listen to outsiders about what direction the music should go around the time of Dynasty. And since small children were a large part of Kiss' audience by 1979 (due to merchandising and the God-awful TV movie Kiss Meets the Phantom), the band began backing away from heavy metal and embracing pop. Included is their hit disco experiment, "I Was Made for Loving You" (which was no better or worse than any other rock-meets-disco experiment of the late '70s), as well as "Sure Know Something," a melodic pop/rocker that should have also been a smash. Many other tracks would have been better if they weren't so glossed up (due to producer Vini Poncia), such as "Charisma," "Magic Touch," "Hard Times," and a great reworked cover of the Rolling Stones obscurity "2,000 Man." Not a horrible album (that distinction would go to 1981's Music from "The Elder"), but certainly not on par with such classics as Hotter Than Hell, Destroyer, or Love Gun.
© Greg Prato /TiVo

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1
I Was Made For Lovin' You
00:04:29

Vini Poncia, Keyboards, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Anton Fig, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Desmond Child, ComposerLyricist - Kiss, MainArtist - Paul Stanley, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - ACe Frehley, Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Gene Simmons, Bass Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Jay Messina, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peter Criss, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Vincent Poncia, Producer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1979 The Island Def Jam Music Group

2
2,000 Man (Album Version)
00:04:55

Kiss, MainArtist - KEITH RICHARDS, ComposerLyricist - MICK JAGGER, ComposerLyricist - Jay Messina, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Vincent Poncia, Producer

℗ 1979 The Island Def Jam Music Group

3
Sure Know Something (Album Version)
00:04:00

Kiss, MainArtist - Paul Stanley, ComposerLyricist - Jay Messina, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Vincent Poncia, Producer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1979 The Island Def Jam Music Group

4
Dirty Livin'
00:04:26

Kiss, MainArtist - Jay Messina, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Peter Criss, ComposerLyricist - Stanley Penridge, ComposerLyricist - Vincent Poncia, Producer, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1979 The Island Def Jam Music Group

5
Charisma
00:04:24

Kiss, MainArtist - Gene Simmons, ComposerLyricist - Jay Messina, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Vincent Poncia, Producer - Howard Marks, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1979 The Island Def Jam Music Group

6
Magic Touch
00:04:40

Kiss, MainArtist - Paul Stanley, ComposerLyricist - Jay Messina, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Vincent Poncia, Producer

℗ 1979 The Island Def Jam Music Group

7
Hard Times
00:03:30

Kiss, MainArtist - ACe Frehley, ComposerLyricist - Jay Messina, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Vincent Poncia, Producer

℗ 1979 The Island Def Jam Music Group

8
X-Ray Eyes
00:03:45

Kiss, MainArtist - Gene Simmons, ComposerLyricist - Jay Messina, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Vincent Poncia, Producer

℗ 1979 The Island Def Jam Music Group

9
Save Your Love
00:04:38

Kiss, MainArtist - ACe Frehley, ComposerLyricist - Jay Messina, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Vincent Poncia, Producer

℗ 1979 The Island Def Jam Music Group

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Dynasty marked the first time that the original four members of Kiss didn't all appear together for the entire album -- session drummer Anton Fig subbed for Peter Criss due to the latter's erratic behavior and injuries sustained in a serious car crash. And even though it was a platinum-plus smash, Dynasty marked the beginning of Kiss' unfocused period, which would ultimately end in a nosedive of the band's popularity, as well as Criss and Ace Frehley leaving the band by 1982. In latter-day interviews, the band admitted that they started to listen to outsiders about what direction the music should go around the time of Dynasty. And since small children were a large part of Kiss' audience by 1979 (due to merchandising and the God-awful TV movie Kiss Meets the Phantom), the band began backing away from heavy metal and embracing pop. Included is their hit disco experiment, "I Was Made for Loving You" (which was no better or worse than any other rock-meets-disco experiment of the late '70s), as well as "Sure Know Something," a melodic pop/rocker that should have also been a smash. Many other tracks would have been better if they weren't so glossed up (due to producer Vini Poncia), such as "Charisma," "Magic Touch," "Hard Times," and a great reworked cover of the Rolling Stones obscurity "2,000 Man." Not a horrible album (that distinction would go to 1981's Music from "The Elder"), but certainly not on par with such classics as Hotter Than Hell, Destroyer, or Love Gun.
© Greg Prato /TiVo

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