Kiss (Kiss album)
- Guitar: Ace Frehley
- Guitar and vocals: Paul Stanley
- Bass and vocals: Gene Simmons
- Drums and vocals: Peter Criss
Kiss is the 1974 label Casablanca Records released, debut album by the hard rock band Kiss. The album was produced by Kenny Kerner and Richie Wise, recorded at Bell Sound Studios in New York City. The album sold in the United States more than 500,000 times and got there a gold record. In Germany, the album was released in November 1976.
In the first demo, and a completely new image with makeup succeeded the manager of the band, Bill Aucoin, complete a recording contract with Casablanca Records. Just two weeks after signing the contract, the studio recordings began in the Bell Sounds Studios in New York. The track list consists mainly of the pieces of the demos (except Watchin 'You) and some newly written songs, one of which in particular Firehouse still one of the classics of the band.
In the U.S., the album was ranked number 87 on the Billboard 200 and received a gold record for more than 500,000 units sold. It is estimated that the album should have sold in Germany around 100,000 times. In New Zealand, the album was a week at No. 38