Out of Control (Peter Criss album)

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Out of Control
Cover art by Todd Schorr
Studio album by Peter Criss
Released September 1980
Recorded March – July 1980
Genre Rock
Length 38:15
Label Casablanca Records
Producer David Wolfert,
Peter Criss
Peter Criss chronology
Peter Criss
(1978)
Out of Control
(1980)
Let Me Rock You
(1982)

Out of Control is the second solo album (his first being his 1978 self-titled) released by former Kiss drummer Peter 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 is now Out of print

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Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "By Myself"   Peter Criss, Stan Penridge, David Wolfert 3:36
2. "In Trouble Again"   Peter Criss, Stan Penridge 3:22
3. "Where Will They Run?"   Peter Criss, Stan Penridge 3:54
4. "I Found Love"   Peter Criss, Stan Penridge, David Wolfert 3:30
5. "There's Nothing Better"   Peter Criss, Stan Penridge 3:34
6. "Out of Control"   Peter Criss, Stan Penridge 4:03
7. "Words"   Peter Criss, Stan Penridge 4:44
8. "You Better Run"   Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere 2:42
9. "My Life"   Peter Criss, David Wolfert, David Buskin 3:42
10. "Feel Like Letting Go"   Peter Criss, Stan Penridge 5:11
11. "As Time Goes By" (Intro only) Herman Hupfeld 0:14

Personnel[edit]

  • Peter Crisslead and backing vocals, drums, percussion
  • Stan Penridge – guitars, backing vocals
  • David Wolfert – guitars, synthesizer
  • Tony Mercandante – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Stu Woods – bass guitar
  • Benny Harrison – synthesizer, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Ed Walsh – synthesizer, synthesizer programming
  • Greg Zanthus Winter – synthesizer programming
  • David Buskin – backing vocals
  • George Young – saxophone on "Where Will They Run?"

Album Cover[edit]

  • 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.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sherman, Black Diamond 2: The Illustrated Collector's Guide to KISS, p. 96.
  • Sherman, Dale (1997). Black Diamond 2: The Illustrated Collector's Guide to KISS. Toronto: CG Publishing. ISBN 1-896522-36-X.