45 Years Ago: Kiss Release Debut

Kiss released their debut album 45 years ago today (Feb 18, 1974).

The debut album from Kiss was recorded at Bell Sound Studios in New York City and much of the material was written by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley as members of their pre-Kiss band Wicked Lester. The recording process for the album was estimated to have taken between two and three weeks. The album only sold 75,000 copies upon it's initial release despite the band's promoting and touring. It would eventually go gold for sales of 500,000 copies in June of 1977. What was your favorite song off Kiss' debut? (See track listing below).

Kiss (Kiss album)

  1. "Strutter"
  2. "Nothin' to Lose"
  3. "Firehouse"
  4. "Cold Gin"
  5. "Let Me Know"
  6. "Kissin' Time"
  7. "Deuce"
  8. "Love Theme from Kiss"
  9. "100,000 Years"
  10. "Black Diamond"

Album cover photo credit: Casablanca Records

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