EZO

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EZO
EZO Cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 6, 1987
StudioRecord One Studios, Los Angeles, USA
GenreHeavy metal, glam metal
Length35:46
LabelGeffen
ProducerGene Simmons, Val Garay
Ezo chronology
EZO
(1987)
Fire Fire
(1989)
Singles from EZO
  1. "Here It Comes"
    Released: March 21, 1987 (Japan only)
  2. "Flashback Heart Attack"
    Released: June 21, 1987 (Japan only)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal6/10[2]

EZO is the American self-titled debut album from the Japanese metal band Ezo. It was released in 1987 on Geffen Records and co-produced by Gene Simmons of KISS fame.[3] Songwriters from the Kiss’ entourage, such as Adam Mitchell and Jaime St. James, contributed heavily to the songs of the album. Jody Gray, co-writer of the song "Destroyer", co-wrote and co-produced the band's second album, Fire Fire.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "House of 1,000 Pleasures" (EZO, Jaime St. James) – 5:07
  2. "Flashback Heart Attack" (James Christian, Susan Deicicchi) – 4:07
  3. "Mr. Midnight" (Shoyo Iida, St. James) – 4:22
  4. "Here It Comes" (Taro Takahashi, Adam Mitchell) – 3:14
  5. "I Walk Alone" (Takahashi, Mitchell) – 3:36
Side two
  1. "Destroyer" (Takahashi, Jody Gray, Mark Brotter, Mitchell) – 4:27
  2. "Big Changes" (Brock Walsh) – 3:52
  3. "Kiss of Fire" (EZO, Mitchell) – 3:25
  4. "Desiree" (Iida, Mitchell) – 3:27

Personnel[edit]

Band members
  • Masaki Yamada – vocals
  • Shoyo Iida – guitar
  • Taro Takahashi – bass
  • Hirotsugu Homma – drums
Production

Charts[edit]

Chart (1987) Position
Billboard 200 150[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Book, John. "EZO EZO review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 113. ISBN 978-1894959315.
  3. ^ "Ezo - Ezo". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 28 April 2011.
  4. ^ "Hiroshima - Chart history". www.billboard.com. 4 July 1987. Retrieved 24 June 2017.