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DRESSED TO KILL (1975)

Details:

Casablanca/Astor NBLP-7016 (Australia, 5/75)
Casablanca/Quatro LP-CAS-8011 (Chile, 1977)
Casablanca/Phonogram 6399-059 (Europe, 1980)
Casablanca/Vogue CBLA-71003 (France, 1975)
Casablanca/EMI-Electrola 1C 062-96 636 (Germany, 1975)
Casablanca/Bellaphon NB-7003 (Germany, 1976)
Casablanca/Phonogram 6399-059 (Germany, 1980)
Phonogram PIC6399-059 (Holland, 1980 - Picture Disc)
Casablanca/Phonogram CALP-5039 (Italy, 1980)
Casablanca/Victor SWX-6188 (Japan, 1975)
Casablanca/Victor VIP-6396 (Japan, 1976)
Casablanca/Polystar 22S-3 (Japan, 1980)
Polystar R00C-2013 (Japan, 1984)
Polystar P33C-20005 (Japan, 1987 - CD Reissue)
Mercury PHCR-3054 (Japan, 1997 - CD Remaster)
Mercury PHCR-4317 (Japan, 1997 - CD Remaster)
Mercury PHJR-20004 (Japan, 7/15/1998 - Colored Vinyl Box Set)
Universal/Mercury PHCR-94042 (Japan, 9/19/1998 - CD Remaster Reissue)
Universal/Mercury UICY-2507 (Japan, 8/21/02 - Reissue)
Universal/Mercury UICY-93092 (Japan, 7/5/06 - Limited Edition)
Universal/Mercury UICY-6639 (Japan, 3/7/06 - Reissue)
Casablanca/Gamma GX-01-772 (Mexico, 1975)
Casablanca/PolyGram LPR-43039 (Mexico, 1980)
Casablanca/Diffusion DRS-1013 (New Zealand, 1976)
Casablanca NAL2-7012 (South Africa, 1976)
Casablanca NAL2-7012 (South Africa, 1977 - "Love Gun" label)
Casablanca/EMI 4E 062-96 636 (Sweden, 1975)
Casablanca/EMI CBC-4004 (UK, 8/75)
Casablanca/Pye CALH-2008 (UK, 5/77 - red, then later black vinyl)
Casablanca/Vertigo 824 148-1/4 (UK, 7/89)
Casablanca/Vertigo 824 148-2 (UK, 5/89 - CD Reissue)
Casablanca NBLP-7016 (US, 3/19/75)
Casablanca/PolyGram 824-148-1/2/4 (US reissue 7/85, CD, 7/87)
Mercury 532-376-2/4 (US Remaster, 7/15/97)
Mercury/Island Def Jam Music Group B002014601A (USA, 4/1/2014 - 180g vinyl)

Tracks:

A1. Room Service (2:59) - Stanley « MP3 | LYRICS »
A2. Two Timer (2:48) - Simmons « MP3 | LYRICS »
A3. Ladies In Waiting (2:32) - Simmons « MP3 | LYRICS »
A4. Getaway (2:44) - Frehley « MP3 | LYRICS »
A5. Rock Bottom (3:55) - (Intro: Frehley) Stanley « MP3 | LYRICS »
B1. C'mon And Love Me (2:59) - Stanley « MP3 | LYRICS »
(USA 7/75, did not chart)
B2. Anything For My Baby (2:34) - Stanley « MP3 | LYRICS »
B3. She (4:08) - Simmons/Coronel « MP3 | LYRICS »
B4. Love Her All I Can (2:41) - Stanley « MP3 | LYRICS »
B5. Rock And Roll All Nite (2:49) - Simmons/Stanley « MP3 | LYRICS »
(USA #68, 5/75)

Notes:

Produced by Neil Bogart and Kiss. Recorded at Electric Lady Studios, New York City, NY, during February 1975. Engineered and mixed by Dave Wittman and George Lopez. "Dressed To Kill," originally intended to be called "Kiss at Midnight" (Gooch, Suhs - KISS Alive Forever) which would have been an interesting title, since Paul was being given plenty of Gibson "Midnight Special" (1974 L6-S) guitars for smashing purposes at the time. Note the album cover design with one of the "KISS"'s spelt "KIS" to allow for the alignment of the top border!

Performance credits:

Ladies In Waiting - Gene Simmons on guitar
C'mon And Love Me - Paul Stanley on lead guitar on intro

Chart Action:

USA Chart Peak (USA): #32 (6/14/75) with 29 weeks on charts. Other countries: CAN #56 (1976);

First Charting:


Second Charting:


RIAA/Sales:

USA: "Dressed To Kill" was certified Gold by the RIAA on 2/28/1977. It has never been recertified, but has sold over 214,000 (3/12) copies since the SoundScan era commenced in 1991.

Performed Live:

The final of the core trio of albums is the first of the KISS albums to have not been fully performed. Even with Wicked Lester leftovers "She" and "Love Her All I Can" having been performed at KISS' first ever gig, on January 30, 1973, "Anything for My Baby" remains neglected (even with partial attempts in 1995 & 2011). "C'mon And Love Me" was the first "new" song added to the set in March 1975. "Room Service" followed in April; and "Rock Bottom" and "Rock And Roll All Nite" in May. "Ladies In Waiting" received some attention during the "Alive!" tour in late-1975, but never became a staple. The final two songs, "Two Timer" and "Getaway," were debuted properly on the KISS Kruise of 2011

Multimedia:

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