Gene Simmons (album)


Gene Simmons (album)

Infobox Album
Name = Gene Simmons
Type = Album
Artist = Kiss/Gene Simmons


Released = September 18 1978
Recorded = 1978
Genre = Hard rock
Length = 38:58
Label = Casablanca
Producer = Sean Delaney &
Gene Simmons
Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|3|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:3c841vk1zzba~T1 link]
* "Pitchfork" rating-10|5 [http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/19089/Kiss_Gene_Simmons link]
Chronology = Gene Simmons
Last album =
This album = "Gene Simmons"
(1978)
Next album = "Asshole"
(2004)Extra chronology 2
Artist = Kiss
Type = Album
Last album = "Double Platinum"
(1978)
This album = "Gene Simmons"
(1978)
Next album = "Ace Frehley"
(1978)|
|

"Gene Simmons" is a 1978 solo album from the bass player and singer of American hard rock band Kiss. It was one of four solo albums released by the members of Kiss on September 18, 1978. The other albums were released by Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley and Peter Criss. The album reached #22 on the US Billboard album chart, making it the highest placing of all the four "Kiss" solos of 1978. Although he was the bass player in KISS, on his solo album he played mainly electric and acoustic guitars, leaving the bass work to Neil Jason.

Backing vocalist Katey Sagal would go on to play Peg Bundy on Married With Children. Simmons re-recorded "See You In Your Dreams" because he reportedly wasn't happy with the way it was recorded on "Rock and Roll Over". [ Gene Simmons, by Gene Simmons ]

Track listing

ide one

#"Radioactive" (Gene Simmons) – 3:50
#"Burning Up With Fever" (Simmons) – 4:19
#"See You Tonite" (Simmons) – 2:30
#"Tunnel of Love" (Simmons) – 3:49
#"True Confessions" (Simmons) – 3:30

ide two

#"Living In Sin" (Simmons, Sean Delaney, Howard Marks) – 3:50
#"Always Near You/Nowhere to Hide" (Simmons) – 4:12
#"Man of 1,000 Faces" (Simmons) – 3:16
#"Mr. Make Believe" (Simmons) – 4:00
#"See You In Your Dreams" (Simmons) – 2:48
#"When You Wish upon a Star" (Ned Washington, Leigh Harline) – 2:44

Personnel

*Allen Schwartzberg - Drums
*Neil Jason - Bass
*Elliot Randall - Guitar
*Gene Simmons - Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Vocals, Co-Producer
*Sean Delaney - Percussion, Co-Producer
*Ron Frangipane - Symphonic Arrangements & Conductor of Members of the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestras
*BACKGROUND VOCALS - Gordon Grody, Diva Gray, Kate Sagal, Franny Eisenberg, Carolyn Ray, Sean Delaney
*Eric Troyer - Piano and Vocals on "Radioactive" & "Living in Sin"
*Steve Lacey - Guitar on "Radioactive"
*John Shane Howell - Classical Guitar, segue between "Radioactive" & "Burning Up With Fever"
*Richard Gerstein - Piano on "True Confessions" & "Always Near You/Nowhere to Hide"
*Joe Perry - Guitar on "Radioactive" & "Tunnel of Love"
*Bob Seger - Background Vocals on "Radioactive" & "Living in Sin"
*Rick Nielsen - Guitar on "See You In Your Dreams"
*Helen Reddy - Background vocals on "True Confessions"
*Jeff 'Skunk' Baxter - Guitar on "Burning Up With Fever", "See You Tonite", "Tunnel of Love" & "Mr. Make Believe"
*Donna Summer - Background vocals on "Burning Up With Fever"
*Janis Ian - Background vocals on the "Prelude to Radioactive"
*Cher - Spoken word phone call on "Living In Sin"
*Mitch Weissman & Joe Pecorino (Beatlemania) - Background vocals on "Mr. Make Believe", "See You Tonite" & "Always Near You/Nowhere to Hide"
*Michael Des Barres - Background vocals on "See You in Your Dreams"
*Ritchie Ranno - Guitar on "Tunnel of Love"
*The Azusa Citrus College Choir - "True Confessions" & "Always Near You/Nowhere to Hide"

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{| class="wikitable"!align="left"|Certifier!align="left"|Certification!align="left"|Sales
-
align="left"|RIAA (U.S.)
align="center"|Platinum
align="center"|1,000,000
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External links

* [http://www.kissfaq.com/discography/gene.html Kiss FAQ - Gene Simmons] , Accessed on July 13, 2005.
* [http://www.kissonline.com/music/index.php?mode=view&album_id=17&type=lp KISSONLINE.COM Discoography- Gene Simmons] , Accessed on July 28, 2008.
* [http://www.kissfaq.com/charts/plat.html The KISSFAQ- RIAA Certifications] , Accessed on July 28, 2008

References


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