On this date in 1979, Kiss released their seventh studio album, Dynasty. It catapulted Kiss back to commercial prominence, debuting at number nine on the US Billboard album chart and earning the band platinum certification.
“2000 Man” is one of the album’s standout tracks. It is a cover of the Rolling Stones’ song.
You might be wondering why the voice is different. It’s not like Paul Stanley or Gene Simmons. They are not them. Ace Frehley is calling. He oversees the vocal department. Although he had frequently sung backing vocals and had written the Kiss classics “Cold Gin” and “Parasite”, Frehley had previously only been lead singer on his songs “Shock Me” on Love Gun and “Rocket Ride” on the studio side of Alive II, as he lacked confidence in his talents as a lead singer.
Dontchu think Frehley’s voice and singing style are great?
Check out also the acoustic version of “2000 Man”. Oh, you can also see Ace Frehley without mask!
And of course, one of the most famous Kiss’ tunes, “I Was Made For Lovin’ You”, the first track from Dynasty, has apparently become a permanent staple in Kiss’ live performances.
Happy 40th anniversary, Dynasty!
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Featured image via Ultimate Classic Rock.