- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Vertigo
- ASIN: B000091F2O
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | Vinyl | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 546,480 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Crazy nights (1987) [VINYL]
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Top Customer Reviews
Fact: Paul Stanley was the glue that held KISS together in the 80's & 90's. Through two original members and two replacement guitarists leaving KISS in a 4 year period, through the huge risk and pressure of dropping the trademark face-paint, through Gene Simmons being mostly absent for the best part of a decade , through the tragic and untimely death of Eric Carr, the one constant that stopped KISS from self - imploding and being blown into oblivion was Paul Stanley.
His belief and genius created perfect pop - rock that MTV & FM radio couldn't get enough of and combined with his master showman skills, a whole new audience lapped it up in their millions. This album highlights that genius.
The opening track " Crazy, Crazy Nights" is a floor-filling slice of magic, with one hell of a catchy hook and chorus and a rush of quality in the solo department by an ever evolving Bruce Kulick. A huge European/ Worldwide hit and a huge KISS Anthem which went took KISS top ten in the U.K for the first time. " I'll Fight Hell To Hold You" is a piece of unadulterated Stanley genius, mixing hard rock with pop harmony and Kulick's ever growing guitar work. The thundering drums of Eric Carr grace this track and album 100 times more than " Asylum". " My Way" & " Turn On The Night" are feelgood, punchy, catchy and have Paul Stanley written all over them.
Gene Simmons almost shows up for this album. The excellent dark and sinister " Thief In The Night" is Simmons at his best." No, No, No" is dire, rushed and badly put together and Simmons at his worst. " Hell Or High Water" is solid but uninspiring however " Good Girl Gone Bad" is excellent.Read more ›
Since I bought this album, I have since purchased others by Kiss. After hearing those, I can see that 'Crazy Nights' is more pop and soft rock in comparison to their previous (and indeed later) albums which were considerably more heavier.
Nevertheless, this is a great album, containing one of their most famous hits. It's not their best by a long way, but it's a fun album and one that I would recommend to all fans of classic 1980s rock.
I will review each song:-
1. Crazy Crazy Nights (10/10) - This song is a great opening to the album, the title track says it all as you listen to it. It has a great guitar solo and also CHORUS! A recommended floor filler song.
2. I'll Fight Hell To Hold You (10/10) - This song is a fast paced, great rock song, it has great use of guitars in it, and also it sounds a bit of a ballad but a face paced rock ballad.
3. Bang Bang You (10/10) - This song is brilliant, its a cheeky song, its about a shooting a girl with love. Its got a great chorus.
4. No, No, No (8/10) - I think this song isn't so good as the others above, this song doesn't show any strength, or good catchy lyrics or choruses.
5. Hell Or High Water (8/10) - This song sounds the same as "No, No, No" but with a different chorus. I don't think its the best song either on this album.
6. My Way (9/10) - This song is better then "No, No, No" & "Hell Or High Water", it has a nice chorus in it, its worth a listen, but still isn't the best on the album.
7. When Your Walls Come Down (10/10) - This song is great, has good lyrics, and a brilliant chorus, this song is certainly one of the good songs on this album.
8. Reason To Live (10/10) - This is a great ballad written by Paul Stanley, it has a great guitar solo in it and great lyrics and chorus. I think its the best song on the album.
9. Good Girl Gone Bad (8/10) - This song is nothing special, just the same as "No, No, No" & "Hell Or High Water".Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This album is often considered the most pop sounding album KISS made, but I disagree, I think Dynasty & Unmasked were lighter, however they were both better albums. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Rappers
Having already heard the title track I was reasonably confident that I would like this album but nothing could prepare me for how amazing it actually is! Read morePublished 10 months ago by RACHEL JONES
CRAZY NIGHTS / REASON TO LIVE / TURN ON THE NIGHT ARE GOOD TRACKS . BUT THE REST OF THIS CD IS FULL OF SH**IE FILL UP TRACKS . Read morePublished 17 months ago by EDDIE MARTYN
To me, this album was a great return to some great music, by THE best band in the world ever! Next to ''Lick It Up'', I love this album as much, if not more.Published 19 months ago by J.J.
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Kiss was still riding a 1980's run of hit cds. This one was weaker than than the last four releases they put out but it had alot of strong moments. Read morePublished on 2 Aug. 2012 by Michael Dobey
With the woeful career low of 1985's `Asylum' now behind them, Kiss turned to uber-producer Ron Nevison who had produced bands like The Babys and Jefferson Starship and had just... Read morePublished on 4 July 2011 by B. S. Marlay