Released today, ‘Destroyer’ is Kiss’ fourth album produced by Bob Ezrin (1976)

Kiss’ ‘Destroyer’ is their fourth studio album produced by Bob Ezrin and released on March 15, 1976 by Casablanca Records.

Track Listing : 1.Detroit Rock City (Paul Stanley, Bob Ezrin) – 05:17 . 2.King Of The Night Time World (Paul Stanley, Kim Fowley, Mark Anthony, Bob Ezrin) – 03:19 . 3.God Of Thunder (Paul Stanley) – 04:13 . 4.Great Expectations (Gene Simmons, Bob Ezrin) – 04:24 . 5.Flaming Youth (Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Bob Ezrin) – 02:59 . 6.Sweet Pain (Gene Simmons) – 03:20 . 7.Shout It Out Loud (Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Bob Ezrin) – 02:49 . 8.Beth (Peter Criss, Stan Penridge, Bob Ezrin) – 02:45 . 9.Do You Love Me (Paul Stanley, Kim Fowley, Bob Ezrin) – 03:40 . 10.Rock And Roll Party (Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Bob Ezrin) – 01:25

Musicians : Kiss – Band . Paul Stanley – Vocals, Lead Vocals On (1 – 2 – 7 – 9), Rhythm Guitar . Ace Frehley – Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals . Gene Simmons – Vocals, Lead Vocals On (3 – 4 – 6 – 7), Bass Guitar . Peter Criss – Drums, Percussion, Vocals, Lead Vocals On (8) . Dick Wagner – Lead Guitar On (6), Acoustic Guitar On (8 – 4) . Brooklyn Boys Chorus – Vocals On (4) . David And Josh Ezrin – Voices On (3) . Bob Ezrin – Piano On (8)

Production : Produced By Bob Ezrin . Jay Messina – Engineer . Corky Stasiak – Engineer

Arrangements : Bob Ezrin, H.A. Macmillan

Recorded September 3-6, 1975 At Electric Lady Studios And January–February 1976 At Record Plant Studios, New York City.

Released On March 15, 1976 By Casablanca.

(Source KISS Online)



Bob Ezrin—whose curriculum vitae included previous work with Alice Cooper and Dr. John—was brought in to teach the “hottest band on Earth” how to play their instruments and police the recording sessions. But Ezrin also did much to expand the sound of the band. […]

Maybe they aren’t the most talented musicians there are, but managed to form one of the best band ever, combining the best of each, and Destroyer is clearly one of the best Kiss albums, if not the best. […]

Rolling Stone
The Oral History of Kiss’ ‘Destroyer’: ‘It’s a Miracle We’re Alive’“It’s a cinematic album,” Stanley says. “It’s an album that takes what was the norm and turns it into IMAX. The screen suddenly widened and what we were doing had such atmosphere.” […]


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