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The KISS Solo Albums were a series of albums created by each member of the band KISS that were released simultaneously in 1978. Each solo album showcases the unique musical talents of each of its band members.

Tracklist (Ace Frehley):

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Side One

  1. "Rip It Out" (3:39)
  2. "Speedin' Back To My Baby" (3:35)
  3. "Snow Blind" (3:54)
  4. "Ozone" (4:41)
  5. "What's On Your Mind?" (3:26)
Side Two
  1. "New York Groove" (3:01)
  2. "I'm In Need Of Love" (4:36)
  3. "Wiped Out" (4:08)
  4. "Fractured Mirror" (5:25)

Tracklist (Gene Simmons):

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Side One

  1. "Radioactive" (3:50)
  2. "Burning Up With Fever" (4:19)
  3. "See You Tonite" (2:30)
  4. "Tunnel Of Love" (3:49)
  5. "True Confessions" (3:30)
Side Two
  1. "Living In Sin" (3:50)
  2. "Always Near You/Nowhere To Hide" (4:12)
  3. "Man Of 1,000 Faces" (3:16)
  4. "Mr. Make Believe" (4:00)
  5. "See You In Your Dreams" (2:48)
  6. "When You Wish Upon A Star" (2:44)

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Tracklist (Paul Stanley):

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Side One

  1. "Tonight You Belong To Me" (4:41)
  2. "Move On" (3:12)
  3. "Ain't Quite Right" (3:34)
  4. "Wouldn't You Like To Know Me" (3:16)
  5. "Take Me Away (Together As One)" (5:26)
Side Two
  1. "It's Alright" (3:38)
  2. "Hold Me, Touch Me (Think Of Me When We're Apart)" (3:40)
  3. "Love In Chains" (3:34)
  4. "Goodbye" (4:09)

Tracklist (Peter Criss):

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Side One

  1. "I'm Gonna Love You" (3:18)
  2. "You Matter To Me" (3:15)
  3. "Tossin' And Turnin'" (3:58)
  4. "Don't You Let Me Down" (3:38)
  5. "That's The Kind Of Sugar Papa Likes" (2:59)
Side Two
  1. "Easy Thing" (3:53)
  2. "Rock Me, Baby" (2:50)
  3. "Kiss The Girl Goodbye" (2:46)
  4. "Hooked On Rock 'N' Roll" (3:37)
  5. "I Can't Stop The Rain" (4:25)

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  • Album Intro Track: The Gene Simmons album begins with what sounds like a dark orchestral music intro that lasts for 1 minute 4 seconds before the first song "Radioactive" starts.
  • Big Applesauce: "New York Groove" on the Ace Frehley album.
  • Break-Up Song: "Rip It Out" on the Ace Frehley album.
  • Cover Version:
    • "Tossin' And Turnin'" on the Peter Criss album.
    • "New York Groove" from Hello on the Ace Frehley album.
    • "When You Wish Upon A Star" on the Gene Simmons album.
  • Dedication: Each solo album is dedicated to the other three members of the band, with the Peter Criss album also dedicated to Michael Benvenga.
  • Evil Laugh: The Album Intro Track on the Gene Simmons album begins with this.
  • Face on the Cover: Each solo album contains a painted portrait of the individual band member (by Eraldo Carugati) with a colored background halo: Gene Simmons in red, Ace Frehley in blue, Peter Criss in green, and Paul Stanley in purple.
  • Fading into the Next Song: "See You In Your Dreams" —> "When You Wish Upon A Star" on the Gene Simmons album.
  • Heavy Meta: "Hooked On Rock 'N' Roll" on the Peter Criss album.
  • Hot as Hell: Implied in "Radioactive" on the Gene Simmons album.
    You're my food, you're my water;
    You got to be the devil's daughter.
  • Instrumentals: "Fractured Mirror" on the Ace Frehley album.
  • Intercourse with You: "Tunnel Of Love" on the Gene Simmons album.
  • Master of Disguise: "Man Of 1,000 Faces" on the Gene Simmons album.
    I can put on any face; you won't know me, but it's no disgrace.
  • Ode to Intoxication: "Snow Blind", "Ozone", and "Wiped Out" on the Ace Frehley album.
  • One-Man Song: "Man Of 1,000 Faces" and "Mr. Make-Believe" on the Gene Simmons album.
  • One-Word Title:
    • "Ozone" on the Ace Frehley album.
    • "Radioactive" on the Gene Simmons album.
    • "Goodbye" on the Paul Stanley album.
  • Record Producer:
    • Ace Frehley album: Ace Frehley, Eddie Kramer.
    • Gene Simmons album: Gene Simmons, Sean Delaney.
    • Paul Stanely album: Paul Stanley, Jeff Glixman.
    • Peter Criss album: Vini Poncia, who also produced Dynasty and Unmasked.
  • Shout-Out: "Man Of 1,000 Faces" was Gene Simmon's shout-out to silent horror film actor Lon Chaney, whose nickname was the song's title.
  • Spoken Word in Music: Cher talking on the phone in "Living In Sin" on the Gene Simmons album.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Implied on "Always Near You/Nowhere To Hide" on the Gene Simmons album.
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