Dressed to Kill (album)


Dressed to Kill (album)
Dressed to Kill
Studio album by Kiss
Released March 19, 1975
Recorded February 1975, Electric Lady Studios, New York City
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 30:07
Language English
Label Casablanca
Producer Neil Bogart, Kiss
Kiss chronology
Hotter Than Hell
(1974)
Dressed to Kill
(1975)
Destroyer
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Vista Records 4/5 stars[1]
Metal Nightfall 5/5 stars[2]
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
Robert Christgau (B)[4]
Blender 4/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork Media (9.5/10)[6]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[7]
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Dressed to Kill is the third studio album from American hard rock band Kiss. It is unique for having been produced by Casablanca Records president Neil Bogart, as the financial situation of the label at the time did not allow the hiring of a professional producer.[8]

"C'mon and Love Me" and "Rock and Roll All Nite" were released as singles. Both failed to rise high on the charts until "Rock and Roll All Nite" was released in its live format as a single later that year off their double live album Alive! and reached #12 on the singles charts.[9]

The album was re-released in 1997[10] (along with most of Kiss' earlier albums) in a remastered version. Possibly due to the very short length of the album, original vinyl versions had unusually long pauses between each track to create the illusion that the sides were longer than they were. Each side ran just fifteen minutes, and some of the times of the songs were incorrect on the vinyl versions. For example, "Two Timer" was listed at 2:59 and "Ladies in Waiting" was listed at 2:47.

It peaked at #32 on the US charts[11] and was certified Gold by the RIAA on February 28, 1977.[12]

While the album cover depicts Kiss in business suits, the only member of the band who actually owned one was Peter Criss. The suits worn on the cover by the rest of the band were owned by manager Bill Aucoin.[8]

While "Rock and Roll All Nite" remains a permanent staple in the band's concerts (often played to close out a show), there are several other songs still played from this release such as "She", "Rock Bottom" and occasionally, "C'mon and Love Me".

Contents

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
1. "Room Service"   Paul Stanley Stanley 2:59
2. "Two Timer"   Gene Simmons Simmons 2:47
3. "Ladies in Waiting"   Simmons Simmons 2:35
4. "Getaway"   Ace Frehley Peter Criss 2:43
5. "Rock Bottom"   Frehley, Stanley Stanley 3:54
6. "C'mon and Love Me"   Stanley Stanley 2:57
7. "Anything for My Baby"   Stanley Stanley 2:35
8. "She"   Simmons, Stephen Coronel Simmons, Stanley 4:08
9. "Love Her All I Can"   Stanley Stanley 2:40
10. "Rock and Roll All Nite"   Simmons, Stanley Simmons 2:49

Personnel

Production

Charts

Chart (1975) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[11] 32

Certifications

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[12] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Releases

References

  1. ^ Rupp, Erik (2009-08-20). "Kiss - Dressed to Kill (1975)". vistarecords.proboards.com. http://www.vistarecords.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=albumreviewsanddiscussion&action=display&thread=25. 
  2. ^ powersylv (2007-01-14). "Kiss - Dressed to Kill (1975)" (in French). metal.nightfall.fr. http://metal.nightfall.fr/index_448_-dressed-kill.html. 
  3. ^ Prato, Greg. "Kiss: Dressed to Kill" at Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-09-04.
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Kiss". robertchristgau.com. http://www.robertchristgau.com/get_artist.php?name=Kiss. Retrieved 2011-09-04. 
  5. ^ Blender review[dead link]
  6. ^ Josephes, Jason. "Kiss: Dressed to Kill". Archived from the original on 2003-06-26. http://web.archive.org/web/20030626071254/www.pitchforkmedia.com/record-reviews/k/kiss/dressed-to-kill.shtml. 
  7. ^ Fletcher, Gordon (1975-07-17). "Kiss: Dressed to Kill". Rolling Stone. http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/dressed-to-kill-19750717. 
  8. ^ a b "Bill Aucoin Q&A session at the 1997 Atlanta KISS Expo". KISSaholics Magazine (#20). July–September 1997. http://www.gcent.info/kissaholics/intview/BILL/aucoin.htm. Retrieved 2010-05-23. 
  9. ^ Prato, Greg. "Rock and Roll All Night" at Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-01-24.
  10. ^ "Dressed to Kill". Discography. KISS FAQ. http://www.kissfaq.com/discography/dtk.html. Retrieved 2009-01-24. 
  11. ^ a b "Kiss: Dressed to Kill > Charts & Awards" at Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-01-24.
  12. ^ a b "American album certifications – Kiss – Dressed to Kill". Recording Industry Association of America. http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?artist=%22Dressed+to+Kill%22.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

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