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Artist: KISS

Title: Hotter Than Hell

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KISS Hotter Than Hell Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1974

Label: Casablanca

Catalog Number: 314 532 375-2


Paul Stanley rhythm guitar, lead vocals
Gene Simmons bass, lead vocals
Ace Frehley lead guitar
Peter Criss drums


1.  Got To Choose  3:54
2.  Parasite  3:02
3.  Goin' Blind  3:37
4.  Hotter Than Hell  3:30
5.  Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll  2:15
6.  All The Way  3:18
7.  Watchin' You  3:44
8.  Mainline  3:50
9.  Comin' Home  2:38
10.  Strange Ways  3:18
Total Running Time:  33:06

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Existing comments about this CD

From: vince Date: March 31, 2001 at 8:53
what can be said about these guys that hasn't already been said a million times.THEY ARE THE GODS OF ROCK-N-ROLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: Mike G. Date: July 26, 2001 at 7:07
What a great album!! For 1974, these guys really rocked!! From cover to cover, this is an awesome KISS album!!

From: Curious B Date: January 31, 2002 at 14:07
Buy this!!!!! KISS rocks with this one. Parasite, Let me go Rock n' Roll, Watchin' You. Genius!!!! Ace Frehley at his best.

From: CHIRO Date: April 17, 2002 at 2:30

From: MR??? Date: July 13, 2002 at 14:39

From: Kim Date: July 27, 2002 at 2:15
I have always rated Destroyer as beeing KISS`s best release. Hotter Than Hell is equally as good, but lacks good production. Just look at the tracklist. Pure classics. Compare that to many later releases, including Psycho Circus. This is one HELL collection of good tracks.

From: rocknutter2001 Date: August 16, 2002 at 7:28
kiss have got to go down as one of the gratest bands ever this album rocks every song is great snd is a must for a rock fan

From: RichieRocker Date: September 16, 2002 at 20:49
A decent follow up to the self titled release. Not as good as the first but it damn good. My choice cuts are 2,4,5,7,8,9

From: iNjEcTtheVeNoM Date: January 28, 2003 at 18:55
great songs on this one.the production was very"muddy"compared to albums 1 and 3,but it kinda gives it its own unique feel.sounds dated but as a slice of early 70's NYC rock n roll its perfect.the best "forgotten"songs are "strange ways"(one of thier heaviest songs ever)and"comin home".really heavy and the filler stuff is fun too.their best cover ever and love those cool lil' pics on the back.very imaginative packaging and a great album if u dont mind it sounding straight out of the 70's.

From: ole-martin Date: February 4, 2003 at 20:48
im nice im coll im an KISS fan im from norway im 13 years old

From: ace Date: June 3, 2003 at 1:35
as with the name i am a big mark for kiss. in saying this hotter is the weakest of the first five records they put out. being a fan of this band since 1978 this would not be a cd i would recommend for the uninitiated.

From: John Date: October 7, 2003 at 15:40
They should have let Peter sing more. His dirty vocals in songs like 'Mainline' are the tits. That said...even the remaster is horribly produced, but the songs are notch. Ace's solo at the end of 'Strange Ways' is the reason so many kids picked up a guitar in the first place.

From: Chris Date: October 30, 2003 at 7:57
This is a great album.

From: ACES MATE Date: January 1, 2004 at 16:53
Im drinking a beer and imaging what it was like seein KISS in a small club 1974 playing thse songs. COOL!!!!!!!!!

From: Johnny Cat Date: January 8, 2004 at 5:07
Definetly 70's Kiss heaviest album.Very dark and menacing.A muddy mix that remastering coudnt save(which probably adds to the vibe).This is Kiss before money,merchandising,and internal problems."Parasite" is my pers. fave.

From: Fat Freddy Date: January 8, 2004 at 16:54
I think if I had to pick a favorite 70s Kiss album, it would be a tie between this and the debut. I never get tired of "Strange Ways," "Parasite," and "Watchin' You." I agree with Johnny cat, this was Kiss in its purest form, before the big success when they were simply writing solid, bad-ass songs.

From: rocker Date: May 28, 2004 at 14:39
i love the muddy sound on this cd. it just gives it the edge.

From: CheeseStooge24 Date: July 27, 2004 at 1:16
This album is so cool, the asian packaging, the cool,muddy production-it was actually a plus here!Johnny Cat, your right,this was Kiss when they were still about the music, before money & record co. suits ruined them.Honest, heavy music. Strange Ways and Goin' Blind are two of the best forgotten Kiss tracks that exist.Sorry Kim,compared to Hoter Than Hell, Destroyer sucked! Hotter Than Hell is the second Kiss album you should own, Alive is the first.

From: K.K. Poland Date: August 16, 2004 at 6:00
good album, but I prefer '80.

From: wzcj02 Date: May 22, 2006 at 15:43
This is of course their 2nd album and not their first. Not a classic but most of the album still holds up well.

From: Michael67 Date: May 26, 2007 at 16:47
I love this disc. Parasite and Watching you are classics but it's the obscure stuff like All the Way, Mainline and Comin' Home that I like best.

From: StarChildBlade Date: December 14, 2009 at 1:03
This album is a psychedelic glam monster. Scary stuff, good stuff, classic stuff. KISS at their early best, PERIOD.

From: pie75 Date: July 16, 2010 at 8:59
great album raw as fuck and heavier then the first got to choose still grabs me i love hearing it live too parasite,hotter then hell,let me go rock and roll,watching you and coming home are all gems pure bad ass rock and roll

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