Destroyer CD DSCD

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Recorded at The Record Plant, New York, New York. Includes liner notes by Robert V. Conte. Digitally remastered by Joseph M. Palmaccio at Sterling Sound, New York, New York. Before DESTROYER, Kiss studio albums were only moderate sellers. But the bands concerts were selling out regularly, and 1975s ALIVE! album had gone gold, putting Kiss on the pop map. DESTROYER, on which they teamed with Alice Cooper producer Bob Ezrin, was the breakthrough that finally got Kiss grandiose rock ideas down on record. DESTROYER is a chancy, ambitious album. It opens with a radio announcer reporting a teens death in a car crash, followed by a snippet of Rock And Roll All Nite which had appeared on 1975s DRESSED TO KILL, then the band launches into Detroit Rock City, an homage to the first city to make them stars. Great Expectations features ornate orchestration, a heavenly chorus and a guitar tone that exposes the bands glam-rock ambitions. DESTROYER also includes a ready-made rock anthems Shout It Out Loud, a swipe at manipulative groupies Do You Love Me, which is punched up with tubular bells and a foreboding song about the lord of the wasteland that became Gene Simmons signature tune God Of Thunder. And then there is Beth, an uncharacteristic ballad, sung and co-written by drummer Peter Criss. The lush strings and delicate piano gave Kiss a Top-10 hit and a greater fan base. Soon would come a TV Movie Kiss Meets The Phantom Of The Park and a comic book.