Annotation

As with most of KISS’s late ’70s and early ’80s output, proper performance credits are tricky. Although Ace Frehley is shown on the cover and did appear in the video for “I Love It Loud”, he did not participate in any recording sessions and was effectively out of KISS long before it was released. Accordingly he is not listed in the credits here.

In his absence, KISS employed a number of session guitarists. None of them received performance credit when the album was released in 1982, but most of the information from those sessions is widely available. The most notable of these session guitarists is Vincent Cusano, who joined KISS as Vinnie Vincent for their next album.

And yes, the Bryan Adams who receives co-writing credits on 2 songs here is that Bryan Adams.

Annotation last modified on 2016-05-12 11:51 UTC.

Tracklist

12" Vinyl 1
# Title Rating Length
1-1 Creatures of the Night
5 4:01
1-2 Saint and Sinner
4:50
1-3 Keep Me Comin’
4:00
1-4 Rock and Roll Hell
4:08
1-5 Danger
3:55
2-1 I Love It Loud
5 4:12
2-2 I Still Love You
6:06
2-3 Killer
3:19
2-4 War Machine
5 4:13

Credits

12" Vinyl 1

electric bass guitar:
Eric Carr (KISS drummer) (track 2-2)
Jimmy Haslip (tracks 1-4–1-5)
electric guitar:
Adam Mitchell (Scottish-Canadian songwriter) (track 1-1)
Vinnie Vincent (track 2-2)
electric guitar [rhythm guitar]:
Gene Simmons (KISS bassist) (track 2-4)
assistant recorded by:
Rich Bosworth (tracks 1-1–1-2, 1-4–2-4)
Kevin Eddy (tracks 1-1–2-4)
lead vocals:
Gene Simmons (KISS bassist) (tracks 1-2, 1-4, 2-1, 2-3–2-4)
Paul Stanley (KISS frontman) (tracks 1-1, 1-3, 1-5, 2-2)
mixer:
Bob Clearmountain (tracks 1-1–2-4)
producer:
Michael James Jackson (tracks 1-1–2-4)
Gene Simmons (KISS bassist) (tracks 1-1–2-4)
Paul Stanley (KISS frontman) (tracks 1-1–2-4)
recorded by:
Michael Barbiero (track 1-3)
Niko Bolas (tracks 1-1–1-2, 1-4–2-4)
Dave Wittman (tracks 1-1–2-4)
solo electric guitar:
Steve Farris (US session guitarist, member of Mr. Mister) (track 1-1)
Robben Ford (tracks 1-4, 2-2)
Bob Kulick (track 1-5)
Vinnie Vincent (tracks 1-2–1-3, 2-1, 2-3–2-4)
writer:
Bryan Adams (tracks 1-4, 2-4)
Mikel Japp (track 1-2)
Adam Mitchell (Scottish-Canadian songwriter) (tracks 1-1, 1-3, 1-5)
Gene Simmons (KISS bassist) (tracks 1-2, 1-4, 2-1, 2-3–2-4)
Paul Stanley (KISS frontman) (tracks 1-1, 1-3, 1-5, 2-2)
Jim Vallance (tracks 1-4, 2-4)
Vinnie Vincent (tracks 2-1–2-3)
phonographic copyright by:
Island Def Jam Music Group (use “Island” or “Def Jam Recordings” labels rather than this record company) (1982) (track 1-1)
publisher:
Ack Ack Music (tracks 1-1, 1-3, 1-5)
Adams Communications Inc. (tracks 1-4, 2-4)
Almo Music Corporation (tracks 1-4, 2-4)
Calypso Toonz ( – ????) (tracks 1-4, 2-4)
Hori Productions America Inc. (tracks 1-1–1-3, 1-5–2-4)
Irving Music, Inc. ( – ????) (tracks 1-4, 2-4)
KISS (publisher for the rock band KISS, formerly KISS Songs Inc.) ( – ????) (tracks 1-1–1-3, 1-5–2-2, 2-4)
KISS (publisher for the rock band KISS, formerly KISS Songs Inc.) (tracks 1-4, 2-3)
Largo Music (track 1-3)
Riho Music Inc. (tracks 2-1–2-3)
Streetbeat Music ( – ????) (tracks 2-1–2-3)
Testatyme Music (tracks 1-4, 2-4)
Universal Music Publishing Group Japan (work publisher - do NOT use as a release label) (track 2-4)
大洋音楽 (tracks 1-1–1-3, 1-5–2-4)
株式会社ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) (2017-04-01 –) (track 2-4)
mixed at:
recorded at:
Record One in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States (tracks 1-1–1-2, 1-4–2-4)
The Record Plant ((aka "Record Plant") Los Angeles) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (tracks 1-1–2-4)
edits:
I Love It Loud by KISS (track 2-1)
remixes:
Creatures of the Night (1985 remix) by KISS (track 1-1)
I Love It Loud (1988 remix) by KISS (track 2-1)
I Love It Loud (1985 remix) by KISS (track 2-1)
War Machine (1985 remix) by KISS (track 2-4)
sampled by:
C’mon Now by Leila K (track 2-1)
recording of:
Danger (track 1-5)
I Love It Loud (track 2-1)
I Still Love You (track 2-2)
Keep Me Comin’ (track 1-3)
Killer (track 2-3)
Rock and Roll Hell (track 1-4)
Saint and Sinner (track 1-2)
War Machine (track 2-4)
version of:
Rock & Roll Hell (track 1-4)

Release

bass guitar: Gene Simmons (KISS bassist)
drums: Eric Carr (KISS drummer)
guitars: Paul Stanley (KISS frontman)
background vocals: Eric Carr (KISS drummer)
recorded at: The Record Plant (New York) in New York, New York, United States (1982-07 – 1982-09)
transliterated/translated track listings: クリーチャーズ・オブ・ザ・ナイト (暗黒の神話)
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/release/1549694 [info]