Published November 11 2023 at 20:15
'Rock And Roll Over' was the fifth studio album from KISS. It was recorded at the Star Theatre in Nanuet, New York and released by Casablanca Records on November 11th 1976.
In the fiery crucible of 1976, KISS forged a sonic masterpiece that would reverberate through the corridors of rock history. Enter the raucous realm of 'Rock And Roll Over', an album that encapsulates the very essence of the flamboyant, larger-than-life spirit that defines the legendary rock band. Bursting onto the scene like a pyrotechnic-laden comet, KISS unleashed this gem as their fifth studio album, propelling themselves into the stratosphere of rock 'n' roll superstardom.
Released against the backdrop of platform boots, glittering costumes, and an unapologetic embrace of excess, 'Rock And Roll Over' stands as a sonic time capsule, encapsulating the unbridled energy and rebellious soul of the '70s.
From the iconic album cover, featuring the unmistakable faces of the band members superimposed against a cosmic backdrop, to the thunderous opening chords of "I Want You," the album is a relentless barrage of anthemic riffs and infectious melodies.
(original LP innersleeve artwork)
This musical juggernaut showcases KISS at the peak of their powers, with Paul Stanley's charismatic vocals, Gene Simmons' thunderous bass lines, Ace Frehley's electrifying guitar solos, and Peter Criss' powerhouse drumming coalescing into a symphony of rock 'n' roll magic. From the infectious swagger of "Calling Dr. Love" to the rebellious anthem "I Stole Your Love," each track is a testament to KISS's ability to craft unforgettable, fist-pumping anthems that transcend time.
'Rock And Roll Over' is not merely an album; it's a sonic rollercoaster hurtling through the golden era of glam and arena rock, leaving an indelible mark on the annals of music history. So, buckle up, dear listener, as we embark on a journey back to the glorious days when KISS ruled the stage, and 'Rock And Roll Over' was the rallying cry of a generation.
(Japan pressing LP inside of gatefold-sleeve)
'Rock And Roll Over' was a big commercial success for KISS, reaching #11 on the Billboard charts and selling more than 1.000.000 copies in the U.S. alone.
A1 I Want You 3:02
A2 Take Me 2:53
A3 Calling Dr. Love 3:41
A4 Ladies Room 3:25
A5 Baby Driver 3:59
B1 Love 'Em And Leave 'Em 3:41
B2 Mr. Speed 3:19
B3 See You In Your Dreams 2:31
B4 Hard Luck Woman 3:32
B5 Makin' Love 3:12