Friday, May 23, 2014

Today in KISStory - 1979

Today in KISStory - May 23, 1979: KISS release "Dynasty".

"Dynasty" is the seventh studio album by KISS. It was produced by Vini Poncia and released on Casablanca Records on May 23, 1979. "Dynasty" marked the first time that the original four members of KISS did not all appear together for the entire album.

With the exception of his song "Dirty Livin'", Peter Criss does not appear on the album, and he would not perform on another KISS album until 1998's Psycho Circus. Drummer Anton Fig played on all the other tracks on "Dynasty".

"Dynasty" restored KISS to commercial prominence, reaching #9 on the US Billboard album chart. It was certified platinum by July by the RIAA.