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For other uses, see Strutter (disambiguation).
Single by Kiss
from the album Kiss
Released July 1974 (US)
Format 7"
Recorded 1973 at Bell Sound Studios, New York City
Genre Hard rock
Length 3:10
Label Casablanca/Warner Bros. (US)NB-9001
Writer(s) Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley
Producer(s) Kenny Kerner, Richie Wise
Kiss singles chronology
"Kissin' Time"/"Nothin' to Lose"
"Strutter"/"100,000 Years"
"Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll"/"Hotter Than Hell"

"Rocket Ride (Edit)"/"Tomorrow and Tonight (Live)"

"Strutter '78"/"Shock Me (Live)"

"I Was Made for Lovin' You (Edit)"/"2,000 Man"

"Strutter" is a song by the American hard rock band Kiss, released in 1974 on their first album, Kiss. It was the third single from the album and failed to chart.

"Strutter" is one of the few Kiss songs written by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley together. Stanley wrote new lyrics to "Stanley the Parrot", a song whose music was composed by Simmons.[1] Stanley's lyrics display his Bob Dylan influence.[2] The original Kiss drummer, Peter Criss, has said that "Strutter" is his favorite Kiss song.[citation needed] The song was featured in the games Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Guitar Hero 2.



"Strutter" has appeared on following Kiss albums:



  1. ^ Stanley, Paul. The Kiss Box Set liner notes, The Island Def Jam Music Group, 2001. ISBN 0-446-53073-5
  2. ^ Leaf, David and Ken Sharp. KISS: Behind the Mask: The Official Authorized Biography, Warner Books, 2003. ISBN 0-446-53073-5
  3. ^ Guitar World, September 1996

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