The Kiss hair metal album. The title track received heavy rotation when released back in 1987 and gave Kiss their first (there was only to be one more) top ten UK hit single. With good reason too: upbeat lyrics; instantly catchy chorus; and an aptly crazy guitar solo. Question is, does the rest of the album live up to it? Crazy Nights is an inconsistent album. First listen will confirm that Crazy Nights is indeed the stand-out track, but that the rest isn't all filler and worth a try. So let's get the negatives out of the way first. There is some cringemaking, immature, posturing here: Bang Bang You and When Your Walls Come Down (yes, those really are the titles) are the worst offenders. Lyrically, this album suffers thus. My Way, you will be relieved to know, is not a cover version of the Sinatra number - but it's nearly as bad as that might have been and really ought to be forgotten very, very quickly. By the end of this Kiss's hardly boundless creative energies have clearly been depleted and the titles of the final two tracks (Turn On The Night and Thief In The Night) betray this in an embarrassing fashion. OK, enough with the cheap shots. Elsewhere there really are some nuggets of top class hair metal here. I'll Fight Hell To Hold You is the Kiss foray into the potentially career-ending genre of hair metal-meets-fantasy metal, but it is a great song and the second best track on here. The second single Reason To Live is a decent (if typically syrupy) ballad with a melt-the-heart solo for the girls. And the guitar work is very good. Bruce Kulick pulls off some very strong solos and the riffs are always on the mark. There's a reason why this was Kiss's only top 5 UK album - `yeah, Crazy Nights (the single)' I hear you retort. Yes, well, probably true, but I'd argue there's enough here in the way of quality musicianship and well crafted, fun, party anthem rock to justify its hit status and make this a worthwhile purchase at what it's retailing for here.