Rock and Roll Over
|Rock and Roll Over|
|Studio album by Kiss|
|Released||November 11, 1976|
|Recorded||September–October 1976 at the Star Theatre, Nanuet, New York|
|Singles from Rock and Roll Over|
Rock and Roll Over is the fifth studio album by American rock band Kiss, released in 1976. It was recorded at the Star Theatre, and in order to get the proper drum sound, Peter Criss recorded the drum tracks in a bathroom, communicating via video-link with the rest of the band. Criss' vocals are featured on the tracks "Baby Driver" and "Hard Luck Woman". Paul Stanley, who originally wanted the latter song to be sung by Rod Stewart, gave it to Criss, after Gene Simmons insisted Criss sing the song instead.
Although "Hard Luck Woman" did not equal the success of "Beth", it did become another top 20 single for Kiss. "Calling Dr. Love" would go on to become a concert staple, being played on just about every tour since the album's release. The cover artwork was created by artist Michael Doret, who worked with Kiss again on their 2009 album Sonic Boom.
|1.||"I Want You"||Paul Stanley||Stanley||3:04|
|2.||"Take Me"||Stanley, Sean Delaney||Stanley||2:56|
|3.||"Calling Dr. Love"||Gene Simmons||Simmons||3:44|
|5.||"Baby Driver"||Peter Criss, Stan Penridge||Criss||3:40|
|6.||"Love 'Em and Leave 'Em"||Simmons||Simmons||3:47|
|7.||"Mr. Speed"||Stanley, Delaney||Stanley||3:18|
|8.||"See You in Your Dreams"||Simmons||Simmons||2:34|
|9.||"Hard Luck Woman"||Stanley||Criss||3:34|
|10.||"Makin' Love"||Stanley, Delaney||Stanley||3:14|
- Paul Stanley - vocals, rhythm guitar, first guitar solo on "I Want You", acoustic guitar
- Ace Frehley - lead guitar
- Gene Simmons - vocals, bass guitar, rhythm guitar on "Ladies Room"
- Peter Criss - drums, percussion, vocals
|Chart (1976)||Peak position||Weeks on chart|
|German Album Charts||39|
|US Billboard 200||11||47|
|United States (RIAA)||Platinum||1,000,000^|
^shipments figures based on certification alone
A poster of the album is briefly seen in the movie Monsters University.
Included in the album sleeve was a sticker of the album cover and a glossy, photo press release pamphlet.
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