Out of Control is the second solo album (his first being his 1978 self-titled) released by former KissdrummerPeter Criss. Recording for the album began in March 1980, when Criss was still officially a member of Kiss. The album sold very poorly, and was not re-released on CD until 1997, as the Kiss reunion tour was underway.
The lone single from the album, "I Found Love", failed to chart. The album also features a hidden bonus track of a cover of "As Time Goes By". Criss sang the first two lines, "you must remember this, a kiss is still a kiss". The album also included a cover of the song "You Better Run" by The Young Rascals.
The album artwork was created by Todd Schorr from an idea by Criss. Criss' wife at the time, Debra Jensen, served as the inspiration for the blonde woman in the foreground, toward the left side, of the front cover.