Released On This Day in 1977, KISS Pulled The Trigger On Their 'Love Gun'

Released June 30, 1977, Love Gun is the sixth studio album by KISS. It was notable for being the first album to feature a song with lead guitarist Ace Frehley on lead vocals; "Shock Me," thus making it the first KISS album to feature lead vocal performances from all four band members. It was also the last studio album to feature drummer Peter Criss on every song, as he was replaced by session drummer Anton Fig for all but one song on 1979's Dynasty. Original copies of Love Gun included a cardboard "Love Gun," along with a merchandise order form. The album cover was painted by fantasy artist Ken Kelly, who previously contributed the cover for 1976's Destroyer.

In honor of the album's anniversary, check out KISS Live In Houston 9/1/1977 on the first night of the Love Gun Tour

 

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