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Single by Kiss
from the album Kiss
ReleasedJuly 1974 (US)
Recorded1973 at Bell Sound Studios, New York City
  • 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 rock band Kiss, released in 1974 on their self-titled debut album, Kiss. It was the third single released 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.[3] Stanley's lyrics display his Bob Dylan influence.[4] The song was featured in the video games Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Guitar Hero 2.



"Strutter" has appeared on following Kiss albums:



  1. ^ Philo, Simon (2018). Glam Rock: Music in Sound and Vision. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 130. ISBN 978-1-44227-148-7.
  2. ^ Guarisco, Donald A. "Strutter - Kiss | Song Info". AllMusic. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  3. ^ Stanley, Paul. The Kiss Box Set liner notes, The Island Def Jam Music Group, 2001. ISBN 0-446-53073-5
  4. ^ Leaf, David and Ken Sharp. KISS: Behind the Mask: The Official Authorized Biography, Warner Books, 2003. ISBN 0-446-53073-5
  5. ^ Guitar World, September 1996

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