Rocket Ride (song)

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"Rocket Ride"
Single by Kiss
from the album Alive II
Released 1977 (US)
Format 7"
Recorded Electric Lady Studios,
New York City: 1977
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 4:08
Label Casablanca NB-915 (US)
Writer(s) Ace Frehley, Sean Delaney
Producer(s) Eddie Kramer & Kiss
Kiss singles chronology
"Shout It Out Loud (Live)" / "Nothin' to Lose (Live)"
(1977)
"Rocket Ride" / "Tomorrow and Tonight (Live)"
(1977)
"Strutter 78" / "Shock Me (live)"
(1978)

"Rocket Ride" is a song by the American hard rock band Kiss. It was originally featured on their 1977 album Alive II.

Background[edit]

The song was written by Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley and Sean Delaney. Frehley sings lead vocals, and it is the only studio track of the five recorded for Alive II that Frehley performs on, as Bob Kulick was brought in to perform on some of the other tracks. Frehley noted in the booklet for the Kiss Box Set, released in 2001, that this was the first vocal performance that he was satisfied with.

Like many of Kiss's works, the song is a double entendre, using space travel (appropriate to Frehley's onstage "Spaceman" persona) as an innuendo for sexual intercourse.

Hide sampled the intro for his 1998 single "Rocket Dive", the title also being an homage to the song. Ace Frehley's 2008 tour, The Rocket Ride Tour (in support of his album, Anomaly) is named after this song.

Reception[edit]

Rocket Ride peaked at #39 on the American Billboard Hot 100,[1] making it the band's seventh US Top 40 hit.

References[edit]

  1. ^ International Chart History

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