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Hot in the Shade is the 15th studio album from the American hard rock band KISS, released in 1989. It is the last album in which Eric Carr would fully work on before his death in November 1991.


Side One
  1. "Rise to It"
  2. "Betrayed"
  3. "Hide Your Heart"
  4. "Prisoner of Love"
  5. "Read My Body"
  6. "Love's a Slap in the Face"
  7. "Forever"
  8. "Silver Spoon"

Side Two

  1. "Cadillac Dreams"
  2. "King of Hearts"
  3. "The Street Giveth and the Street Taketh Away"
  4. "You Love Me to Hate You"
  5. "Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell"
  6. "Little Caesar"
  7. "Boomerang"


Principal Members

  • Paul Stanley - rhythm guitar, vocals, slide guitar on "Rise to It", acoustic guitar on "Forever"
  • Gene Simmons - bass guitar, vocals
  • Eric Carr - drums, percussion, backing vocals (lead vocals and bass guitar on "Little Caesar")
  • Bruce Kulick - lead guitar, backing vocals (all guitars on "Little Caesar", bass guitar and acoustic guitar solo on "Forever")

This album provides examples of:

  • Cover Song: "Hide Your Heart", which was written by Paul Stanley but originally performed by Bonnie Tyler — a rather recursive example.note 
  • Face on the Cover: Well, not that of the band members, but that of the Sphinx wearing sunglasses.
  • One-Word Title: "Betrayed", "Forever", and "Boomerang".
  • Literary Allusion Title: "The Street Giveth and the Street Taketh Away", playing off of Job 1:21.
  • Advertisement:
  • Long Title: "The Street Giveth And The Street Taketh Away".
  • Power Ballad: "Forever", which was co-written by Michael Bolton.
  • Record Producer: Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley.
  • Step Up to the Microphone: Eric Carr does the lead vocals in "Little Caesar".


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