KISS has had quite a profound impact on Rock and Roll back in the ’70s. I knew few who were not as enthralled about their emergence as many were. And certainly, their ascendancy at that time was hot and fast. (For me, I could only like their third album, Dressed To Kill. Beyond – and before that – I was as uninterested in KISS as I could possibly be.) During their time, they have had internal issues, and departures, re-emergences, and more departures. But I guess fair is fair. The primary components of KISS (Gene and Paul) have helped to give the fans as much original KISS as well as new KISS. Which is more than I can say about other bands.

On June 2, just right around the proverbial corner, the UK branch of Universal will release a 20-track CD ‘best of’ collection for KISS that is being called KISSWORLD – The Best of KISS. The collection will provide not only well-known and beloved KISS classics, but will also include the hits that were generated in the UK, like”Crazy, Crazy Nights”, and “God Gave Rock And Roll To You II”.

KISSWORLD joins a wealth of collections including 2014’s massive 40th Anniversary 2CD set, 40. And so, this may just be for avid KISS completists. Nevertheless, KISSWORLD – The Best of KISS will soon arrive.


01 – Crazy Crazy Nights
02 – Rock And Roll All Nite
03 – I Was Made For Lovin’ You
04 – God Gave Rock ‘N’ Roll To You II
05 – Detroit Rock City
06 – Beth
07 – Lick It Up
08 – Heaven’s On Fire
09 – Tears Are Falling
10 – Unholy
11 – Hard Luck Woman
12 – Psycho Circus
13 – Shout It Out Loud
14 – Calling Dr. Love
15 – Christine Sixteen
16 – Love Gun
17 – Shandi
18 – I’m A Legend Tonight
19 – Modern Day Delilah
20 – Hell Or Hallelujah

(Am I alone to find the cover for this to be a bit on the “wrong” side? For a new studio or Live set, I understand using current member faces. But for revered tracks that are found here, it might have been better to use something else rather than faces. I dunno. My thoughts.)


By MARowe