If you were a boy growing up in the 1970’s, you were probably a Kiss fan. I know I was. It was the first music I ever really got into & the first album that I ever bought was “Kiss Alive 2”, I remember sitting for hours staring at the gate fold sleeve of the album while I listened to it. Soon I went out and purchased Destroyer, Love Gun & the grand daddy of all Kiss albums “Double Platinum” (which I do own on disc). Kiss was the hottest thing going in the mid to late ’70’s, especially to young kids, and they knew it & marketed to it. When this album was released in 1978 I was 10 years old & I bought the Kiss Ace Frehley Halloween costume and trick or treated as Ace. In ’78 while the band was riding high they & Casablanca records had a genius idea for a money grab. Instead of just releasing 1 new Kiss album they figured they could quadruple their money by releasing 4 Kiss solo albums. They shipped 1 million of each and sat back waiting for the money to roll in. Problem was they had over saturated the market, and the albums were just not that good. Except for the one from Ace. If I hear “New York Groove” even now it will be stuck in my head for days. It would be the only song of any of the 4 albums that would hit billboards top 40. It wasn’t the Acid Rock (as it was called then) that Kiss was producing, it was more straight ahead bubble gum rock. There were other fun tracks on this album also such as “Speeding Back To My Baby” & “Rip It Out”.