Studio album by Peter Criss
September 18, 1978
Electric Lady Studios, New York City, Burbank Studios, Burbank, CA, Sunset Sound Studios, Hollywood, CA
Soft rock, rock, R&B
Peter Criss chronology
Singles from Peter Criss
"Don't You Let Me Down"
"You Matter to Me"
is a 1978 solo Peter Criss album by Peter Criss, the drummer of American hard rock band Kiss. It was one of four solo albums released by the members of Kiss on September 18, 1978. The album was produced by [1 ] Vini Poncia, who went on to produce the Kiss albums (1979) and Dynasty (1980). Criss covered " Unmasked Tossin' and Turnin'," which was a #1 hit for Bobby Lewis in the U.S. during the summer of 1961. The song was subsequently covered by Kiss on their [2 ] 1979 tour. Much of the material on the album was originally written in 1971 for Criss's pre-Kiss band . Lips
Reception [ edit ]
Peter Criss were mostly negative. The album was the lowest charting of all the Kiss solo albums of 1978, reaching #43 on the US album chart. Billboard Of the four solo albums, [3 ] Peter Criss was the only album to have two singles released from it: "Don't You Let Me Down" and "You Matter to Me".
Track listing [ edit ]
Side one [ edit ]
"I'm Gonna Love You" (
Peter Criss, Stan Penridge) – 3:18 "You Matter to Me" (
Vini Poncia, Michael Morgan, John Vastano) – 3:15 "
Tossin' and Turnin'" (Ritchie Adams, Malou Rene) – 3:58 "Don't You Let Me Down" (Criss, Penridge) – 3:38
"That's the Kind of Sugar Papa Likes" (Criss, Penridge) – 2:59
Side two [ edit ]
"Easy Thing" (Criss, Penridge) – 3:53
"Rock Me, Baby" (
Sean Delaney) – 2:50 "Kiss the Girl Goodbye" (Criss, Penridge) – 2:46
"Hooked on Rock 'n' Roll" (Criss, Penridge, Poncia) – 3:37
"I Can't Stop the Rain" (Delaney) – 4:25
Cover versions [ edit ]
Harvey Milk covered "Easy Thing" for their compilation album The Singles. [4 ]
Awaken covered "I'm Gonna Love You" on their double album Party In Lyceum's Toilets. [5 ]
The Slam covered "Hooked On Rock 'n Roll" on their album Hit It!. [6 ]
Personnel [ edit ]
The following musicians played on
Peter Criss. [7 ]
Peter Criss - lead vocals, drums on side 1, and track 4 on side 2, percussion on track 3, side 2, backing vocals
Allan Schwartzberg - drums on tracks 1, 2 and 5 on side 2 Bill Bodine -
bass guitar on side 1, and track 4 on side 2
Neil Jason - bass guitar on tracks 1, 2 and 5 on side 2
Art Munson - guitar on side 1, and track 4 on side 2 Stan Penridge - guitar on side 1, and tracks 3 and 4 on side 2, backing vocals
Elliot Randall - guitar on "Easy Thing" and "I Can't Stop the Rain"
John Tropea - guitar on tracks 1, 2 and 5 on side 2 Brendan Harkin - guitar on "Easy Thing"
Steve Lukather - guitar solo on "That's the Kind of Sugar Papa Likes" and "Hooked on Rock and Roll" Bill Cuomo -
keyboards on side 1, and track 4 on side 2 Richard Gerstein - keyboards on tracks 1, 2, and 5, side 2
Davey Faragher, Tommy Faragher, Danny Faragher, Jimmy Faragher, Maxine Dixon, Maxine Willard, Julia Tillman, Vini Poncia, Annie Sutton, Gordon Grody - backing vocals Horns arranged by Tom Saviano
Michael Carnahan -
saxophone solo on "Tossin' and Turnin'", baritone sax on "Hooked on Rock 'n' Roll"
Album - Billboard (North America)
US Pop Albums
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