Rock and Roll Over is the fifth studio album by American rock band Kiss, released in 1976. It was recorded at the Star Theatre in Nanuet, New York.
To get the proper drum sound, Peter Criss recorded his tracks in a bathroom, communicating via video-link with the rest of the band.
Criss sings "Baby Driver" – a rewrite of a Criss/Penridge demo from Criss's pre-Kiss band Lips – and "Hard Luck Woman". Paul Stanley originally wanted the latter to be sung by Rod Stewart, but Gene Simmons insisted Criss sing it.
"Hard Luck Woman" did not equal the success of "Beth", but became another top 20 single. "Calling Dr. Love" became a concert staple.
The cover artwork is by artist Michael Doret, who worked with Kiss again on 2009's Sonic Boom. The live album Kings Among Scotland, by Anthrax, plays homage to the artwork.
This is the first Kiss album to not feature a writing credit from Ace Frehley.
Rock and Roll Over was released by Casablanca Records on November 11, 1976. Inside the sleeve were a sticker of the cover art and a glossy photo press release pamphlet.
Greg Prato of AllMusic was largely praising of Rock and Roll Over, proclaiming it "one of Kiss' most consistent records".
Rock and Roll Over peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard 200.
|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||3:35|
|10.||"Makin' Love"||Stanley, Delaney||Stanley||3:14|
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