Thursday, May 23, 2013

10 Things You Didn’t Know About KISS’ Dynasty Album

Kiss released their Dynasty album on May 23, 1979 – exactly 34 years ago today.

Here are 10 facts you may not know about the album:

1. The decision to use Vini Poncia as producer came about from the band wanting to smooth over the declining situation with Peter Criss. Vini had produced Peter’s solo album and he [Peter] had demanded that Vini produce the next Kiss record (another considered choice was apparently the disco guru Giorgio Moroder). This tactic would backfire when Vini decided that Peter’s drumming was not good enough for the album. [Anton Fig drums on all tracks except for Dirty Livin'.]

2. Notable acts Vini produced, prior to Kiss, included Melissa Manchester and Leo Sayer.

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