Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Today In KISStory - 1977

The album 'Love Gun' is released and shipped Platinum.

Love Gun was certified Platinum on June 30, 1977 when it sold 1,000,000 copies. Love Gun was the second Kiss album to ship platinum, and would eventually achieve triple platinum status.

Love Gun is notable for being the first Kiss album to feature a lead vocal performance from lead guitarist Ace Frehley. This makes Love Gun the first Kiss album to feature lead vocal performances from all four band members. It was also the last album to feature the entire original lineup of Kiss on every track, as drummer Peter Criss was replaced by session drummer Anton Fig for much of 1979's Dynasty.

A cardboard "Love Gun" (assembly required) was included inside the album, along with a Kiss merchandise order form.

1. "I Stole Your Love"
2. "Christine Sixteen"
3. "Got Love for Sale"
4. "Shock Me"
5. "Tomorrow and Tonight"
6. "Love Gun"
7. "Hooligan"
8. "Almost Human"
9. "Plaster Caster"
10. "Then She Kissed Me"