Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Today In KISStory - 1987

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Today In KISStory - 1987: The album 'Crazy Nights' is released. Crazy Nights is KISS' 14th studio album.

The album was recorded in June 1987 and officially released on September 18, 1987 by Mercury and Vertigo in Europe. The album featured keyboards which was another departure in their music style changing from their Lick It Up/Animalize/Asylum heavy metal sound into the pop-metal sound.The album peaked at #18 on the US Billboard 200 chart, making Crazy Nights the highest-charting Kiss album of the 1980s in the United States. The album was certified Platinum on November 18, 1987 in Canada and few months later in the US, on February 18, 1988. It was re-released in 1998 as part of the Kiss Remasters series and to date is the last Kiss album to have been remastered.

"Crazy Crazy Nights" and "Reason to Live" were played regularly on live shows until Eric Carr's death in 1991 (although Crazy Nights returned to KISS' set on the Sonic Boom Over Europe Tour). Otherwise, the album has not been performed live ever since.

Singles

"Crazy Crazy Nights" / "No No No" - August 18, 1987 (Mercury 888 796)
"Reason to Live" / "Thief in the Night" - November 12, 1987 (Mercury 870 022)
"Turn On the Night" / "Hell or High Water" - February 18, 1988 (Mercury 870 215)

All three songs had corresponding music videos which received heavy rotation on MTV, and were also featured on the "Crazy Nights Home Video." The most successful single was "Crazy Crazy Nights", charting in five countries, and the least successful single was "Turn On the Night" charting only in the UK, where it reached #41. The highest charting single was also "Crazy Crazy Nights", who reached #4 in the UK.




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