Kiss My Ass: Classic Kiss Regrooved
|Kiss My Ass: Classic Kiss Regrooved|
|Compilation album by Various Artists|
|Released||June 21, 1994|
|Genre||Hard rock, rock, classical|
|Los Angeles Times|||
Kiss My Ass: Classic Kiss Regrooved is a 1994 tribute album, featuring a variety of artists covering songs by the American rock band Kiss. Released to coincide with Kiss' 20th anniversary, the album was certified gold by the RIAA, and spent 13 weeks on the charts.
"Calling Dr. Love" was performed by one-off band Shandi's Addiction, made up of vocalist Maynard James Keenan (Tool), guitarist Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave), bassist Billy Gould (Faith No More), and drummer Brad Wilk (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave).
"Strutter", performed by Extreme, is an unusual recording, as it also incorporates the main riff to "God of Thunder" in the middle section prior to and during Nuno Bettencourt's guitar solo, the vocal opening to "Heaven's on Fire" into the reprisal of the lyric "But when she wants/She'll pass you by", and the chorus of "Shout It Out Loud" sung by the backing vocalist. Also, after the song has ended, one of the band members sings the introductory guitar lick to "Love Gun".
Cover art and title
The rights to Ace Frehley's makeup were not cleared in time for release of the CD, hence the inclusion of a hybrid form of Paul Stanley's "Bandit" design that was briefly used in some early shows and promotional photos. Album cover Art Director/Designer: Mitchell Kanner
The album title provided inspiration for another Kiss tribute album, Kiss My Ankh. This album contains only songs written by former Kiss guitarist Vinnie Vincent whose make-up design consisted of a golden ankh cross on his face.
|1.||"Deuce"||Simmons||Lenny Kravitz/Stevie Wonder||4:10|
|2.||"Hard Luck Woman"||Stanley||Garth Brooks/Kiss||3:14|
|4.||"Christine Sixteen"||Simmons||Gin Blossoms||3:09|
|5.||"Rock and Roll All Nite"||Stanley/Simmons||Toad the Wet Sprocket||2:54|
|6.||"Calling Dr. Love"||Simmons||Shandi's Addiction||4:51|
|7.||"Goin' Blind"||Simmons/Coronel||Dinosaur Jr.||3:24|
|9.||"Plaster Caster"||Simmons||The Lemonheads||3:02|
|10.||"Detroit Rock City"||Stanley/Ezrin||The Mighty Mighty Bosstones||4:21|
|12.||"Unholy (German Version)"||Simmons/Vincent||Die Ärzte||3:28|
Album - Billboard (North America)
|1994||The Billboard 200||19|
Singles - Billboard (North America)
|1994||Mainstream Rock Tracks||"Deuce"||11|
|Adult Contemporary||"Hard Luck Woman"||28|
|Hot Country Singles & Tracks||67|
|Top 40 Mainstream||26|
- Allmusic review
- Entertainment Weekly review
- Los Angeles Times review
- Rolling Stone review
- "RIAA Gold & Platinum database-Kiss My Ass". Retrieved February 22, 2009.
- "Yoshiki Long Interview". Fool's Mate (in Japanese) (Japan: Fool's Mate) 1. July 1994.
- "KISS MY ANKH: A Tribute To Vinnie Vincent". SplitScreen Entertainment. Retrieved 2009-05-19.
- Kiss My Ass: Classic Kiss Regrooved at Discogs.com