The "Flaming Youth" single was the final single to appear on the "Bogart" label.
"Flaming Youth" is a song by the American rock band Kiss. The song is featured on their 1976 album Destroyer, and was the first Kiss single to feature a picture sleeve. The single reached number 72 in the U.S. and 73 in Canada. Although the full album version only ran 2:55 (actually 2:59 on CD remasters), the song was still edited to 2:39 with an earlier fade.
The song was written by Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Bob Ezrin. Ezrin actually took pieces of music written by the other three and organized them into one song. For example, one of the main riffs on "Flaming Youth" was from a song that Simmons wrote called "Mad Dog", which appeared on Kiss' 2001 release, The Box Set.
The song's instrumentation features a calliope, the use of which was inspired by producer Bob Ezrin.