KISS Were Scared To Follow Up Destroyer
Rock And Roll Over – released eight months later – was a no-frills hard rock album. This back-to-basics approach was born not only out of necessity, but also out of fear – as frontman Paul Stanley recalls in an interview in this week's new edition of Classic Rock.
The Starchild says: "Quite honestly, we were chickensh*t. We were scared of where we had gone with Destroyer. We'd traded off the rawness of Kiss for something more cinematic.
"Bob Ezrin was a visionary. Without him, we were back to creating within our own boundaries. Rock And Roll Over was our 180-degree turn to get back to what the band sounded like live. It wasn't rocket science."
The idea was to recreate that primitive quality of Kiss Alive! (the live album that gave Kiss their big breakthrough in 1975) so the band recorded in a disused theatre. more on this story
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