Killer (Kiss song)

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"Killer"
Single by Kiss
from the album Creatures of the Night
Released 1982 (UK)
Format 7"
Recorded Record Plant Studios,
Los Angeles: 1982
Genre Heavy metal
Length 3:19
Label Casablanca Kiss 003 (UK)
Writer(s) Gene Simmons, Vinnie Vincent
Kiss singles chronology
"A World Without Heroes" / "Mr. Blackwell" (UK)
(1981)
"Killer" / "I Love It Loud" (UK)
(1982)
"Creatures of the Night" / "Rock and Roll All Nite (live)" (UK)
(1982)
The "Killer" picture sleeve featured a tongue-moving gimmick.

"Killer" is a song by the American hard rock band Kiss. Featured on their 1982 album, Creatures of the Night, the song was released as an A-side single in the United Kingdom. Although "I Love It Loud" was an A-side single in the United States, it would be relegated to the B-side in the UK.[1] It was the first song Vinnie Vincent and Gene Simmons wrote together after the two had met.[2] In addition to not being able to chart at all, Kiss has never performed the song live and it has only been released as a single and on all issues of the Creatures of the Night album (the song was switched places with "Saint and Sinner" on the 1985 reissue).

In 2008, the song was featured on the Vinnie Vincent tribute album KISS MY ANKH: A Tribute To Vinnie Vincent, covered by DoubleVirgo.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ United Kingdom KISS Information. kissfaq.com. Retrieved December 26, 2012.
  2. ^ Karlsen, Stig. Interview with Vinnie Vincent. kissfanzine.com. Retrieved December 26, 2012.
  3. ^ "KISS MY ANKH: A Tribute To Vinnie Vincent". SplitScreen Entertainment. Retrieved 2008-08-31. 

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