Love Gun (song)

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"Love Gun"
Single by Kiss
from the album Love Gun
Released July 31, 1977 (US)
Format 7"
Recorded Record Plant Studios,
New York City: 1977
Genre Hard rock, glam rock
Length 3:27
Label Casablanca NB-895-AS (US)
Writer(s) Paul Stanley
Kiss singles chronology
"Christine Sixteen" / "Shock Me"
"Love Gun" / "Hooligan"
"Shout It Out Loud (Live)" / "Nothin' to Lose (Live)"

"Love Gun" is a song by the American rock band Kiss, first released on their 1977 album of the same name. The B-side is the album track "Hooligan", a song written by drummer Peter Criss.

Paul Stanley, who sings lead vocals on the song, has claimed in several interviews since its release that it is one of his favorite Kiss songs, offering the opinion that ""Love Gun" is quintessential Kiss and is probably one of the five signature essential [Kiss] songs."[1] Stanley has also said that "The Hunter" section of the Led Zeppelin song "How Many More Times" inspired the lyrics of "Love Gun". Stanley plays bass on the track in addition to singing and playing rhythm guitar.[2]

"Love Gun" has been played on every Kiss tour since its release, and has made numerous appearances on Kiss compilation albums, despite the fact that it peaked at only #55 on the Billboard Hot 100.[3]

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Popular culture[edit]


  1. ^ Leaf, David and Ken Sharp. KISS: Behind the Mask: The Official Authorized Biography, Warner Books, 2003. ISBN 0-446-53073-5
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ International Singles Chart