Kiss Debut Album Songs Ranked

Kiss is the debut studio album by American rock band Kiss, released on February 18, 1974. Much of the material on the album was written by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, as members of their pre-Kiss band Wicked Lester. Simmons estimated that the entire process of recording and mixing took three weeks, while co-producer Richie Wise has stated it took just 13 days. The album was recorded at Bell Sound Studios in New York City, which was owned by the company that owned Buddah Records. Neil Bogart, founder of Casablanca Records, was an executive at Buddah prior to forming Casablanca. Casablanca Records held a party at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles to celebrate the West Coast release of Kiss (February 8) and to introduce the record company to the press and other record industry executives. Here are all of Kiss Debut Album songs ranked.

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10. Love Theme from Kiss

“Love Them From KISS” is just a simple instrumental track, it’s nothing mind blowing, but it’s somewhat catchy. It’s a relaxing track with some funky rhythm guitar stuff here.”

9. Kissin’ Time

“Kissin’ Time” is good, but not great. The rhythm guitar riff is simplistic, but pretty heavy. It’s got a catchy chorus and a cool little guitar solo, but I feel like it’s a little unpolished.”

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8. Let Me Know

“Let Me Know” is a very catchy upbeat tune, that is somewhat underrated. I feel like the recording of this song was too slow though, I wish they would’ve sped it up a bit and kept on jamming out at the end of the track for a good minute longer. It would’ve been more epic.”

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7. Firehouse

“Firehouse” is one of KISS’ catchiest and most iconic songs in my opinion. A really catchy guitar riff, along with a very catchy chorus help make this a highly addictive song. It’s one of the slower songs on the album and extremely melodic.”

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5. 100,000 Years

“100,000 Years” is an underrated KISS tune. This is a song that should’ve been iconic. Pauls vocals are awesome on this one, his voice was simply great sounding here. The lyrics are great, the guitar solos are great, and the bass on this track is you guessed it…..great. This is a great rock song.”

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4. Cold Gin

“Cold Gin” was written by Ace Frehley, and it’s one of KISS’ greatest hits. It’s got a great rhythm guitar riff to go with an insanely catchy guitar solo in the middle. A classic that you will hear on the radio forever and ever.”

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3. Strutter

“The album opens with “Strutter.” A great song that has great vocals by Paul Stanley, with a bad ass AC/DC like rhythm guitar riff and chorus of the four guys yelling “Strutter!” Not to mention a great guitar solo by Ace Frehley, my only problem with the song is that the guitar solo isn’t long enough. Ace’s style of playing is larger than life, and never fails to give me goosebumps.”

2. Deuce

“Deuce” is one of KISS’ coolest songs, and one of the coolest songs I’ve ever heard in Rock And Roll. The rhythm guitar riff is so unbelievably catchy that you will instantly want to put your hand in the air and flash the metal sign, while tapping your feet. The guitar solos are amazing, I only wish they could’ve been longer.”

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1. Black Diamond

“Black Diamond” is probably the biggest cult hit with KISS fans. It’s a song that you don’t really hear on the radio, but that you will always hear KISS play live and KISS fans always bring it up. It is a very well structured song. It starts off with a mystical acoustic guitar riff and abruptly turns into a riotous hard driving rock song. Peter sings the leads on this song and the guitar riffs rock, and the solo’s are amazing. Somewhat Zeppelin like.”