Paul Stanley (Album)

Paul Stanley is the title of the 1978 recorded and released a solo album of Kiss guitarist and vocalist Paul Stanley.


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Kiss each had published semi-annually until 1974 to 1977, on average, a new album and reached with Love Gun and Alive II the culmination of their work so far. In 1976, the group had renewed its contract with Casablanca Records, and this saw before that the record company from each member of the group could demand the release of a solo album, with the release of two solo albums in the publication of which was treated by each one Kiss album. Four solo albums meant so that the group would have met two more studio obligations under their contract. The idea ever take solo albums came from manager Bill Aucoin and Casablanca head Neil Bogart and was recorded at their request in the contract.

In June 1978, the four members of the group went in different studios to record their respective solo albums.

Paul Stanley took his album, which he also produced himself, in three different studios: In the Electric Lady Studios in New York, at The Village Recorder and the Record Plant Recording Studios in Los Angeles. The singers Diana Grasselli, Maria Vidal and Miriam Valle, which can be heard at Move On, were members of the group Rouge, the band Desmond Child.

Musician list

  • Paul Stanley - vocals, guitar, E -Bow
  • Bob Kulick - Guitar
  • Steve Buslowe - E -Bass tracks 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
  • Richie Fontana - Drums tracks 1, 2, 3 & 4
  • Eric Nelson - E -Bass Title 6, 7, 8 & 9
  • Craig cramp - Drums Title 6, 7, 8 & 9
  • Carmine Appice - Drums Title 5
  • Peppy Castro - backing vocals tracks 3 & 7
  • Diana Grasselli - Backing Vocals Title 2
  • Doug ( Gling ) Katsaros - piano Track 7
  • Miriam Naomi Valle - Backing Vocals Title 2
  • Maria Vidal - Vocals Title 2


All solo albums of Kiss members had a cover that showed the masked face of the respective artist. The portraits were drawn by Eraldo Carugati. Each portrait had its own background color: Peter Criss was highlighted in green, red Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley and Paul Stanley blue violet. Each album was a poster that would fit by molding to the edges to one of the other three posters, so that when you purchase all four albums a large poster was that all four members showed. In addition, the albums an order form for merchandise was ever settled.


The solo albums of all four Kiss members were published on 18 September 1978 in the United States, the edition was 4 million albums, each a million albums a member of the group. All four albums have been awarded on October 2, 1978, gold and platinum, Stanley's album reached number 40 on the Billboard 200 for Casablanca Records, the release of the albums was a financial fiasco, because most of the fans were there quite simply can not afford all four albums to buy at once. Since Casablanca had the trade offered a "100% Return Policy " repeated what had happened to the label in 1975: The return deliveries were enormous.

Casablanca Records was the solo albums out as Kiss albums, members of the group they are so they like, consulted for the total number of awards that could win the belt. In addition, the albums were all provided with the logo of the band. The Recording Industry Association of America ( RIAA ), however it does not recognize as a band albums, but places them under the names of the respective artists, so they are not actually added to the Awards for Kiss.