Kiss My Ass: Classic Kiss Regrooved is a 1994 tribute album, featuring a variety of artists covering songs by the American rock band Kiss. Released to coincide with Kiss' 20th anniversary, the album was certified gold by the RIAA, and spent 13 weeks on the charts. Cover Design and Art Direction by Mitchell Kanner.
Though it went gold, the album appealed neither to die-hard Kiss fans nor to pop radio listeners. Detroit Rock City" as performed by the Mighty Mighty Bosstones was the first song released as a single. This album almost developed into something totally different. When Simmons was first discussing this album, he mentioned quite a few bands that never made it onto the final version due to legal entanglements; these artists included Mozart, Dramarama, the Melvins, Nine Inch Nails, Stone Temple Pilots, Alice in Chains, Kurt Cobain, Thurston Moore, and Ozzy Osbourne. Kiss My Ass: Classic Kiss Regrooved was also first envisioned as a double album with one disc of cover versions and a second disc of original Kiss recordings.
The album title provided inspiration for another Kiss tribute album, Kiss My Ankh Canadian, Japanese and Australian copies of the album have their respective flags in place of the American flag of the . Hard to Believe: A Kiss Covers Compilation. Kiss My Ass: Classic Kiss Regrooved. A Tribute to the Creatures of the Night. Kiss My Grass: A Hillbilly Tribute to Kiss.
Live On Lansdowne, Boston MA (Deluxe Version).
The Kiss Classic Regrooved album is excellent!! A lot of great songs from various artists, such as Lenny Kravitz, Garth Brooks, Tool-Shandi's Addiction, Anthrax, Gin Blossoms and many more, including classical music by Yoshiki. Star-studded lineup you can't beat. Highly recommend this album to anyone. From listening to it, they are even better than the original Kiss songs
Stupid, you say" Well, the truth was, KISS My Ass did make a splash, what with its classy title and elegant cover. But what of the musical aspect" Well, while the quality is undeniably high, the songs themselves may have benefited from a little less involvement from the head honchos of the homaged band. You see, too much of Paul and Gene’s influence on this album seeps through to the knowledgeable listener.
Kiss My Ass: Classic Kiss Regrooved.
That’s exactly what KISS did for the 1994 tribute album Kiss My Ass - Classic KISS Regrooved. We dive into the songs, and reasoning behind this not-so-easy to digest compilation existing in the first place. More from Dig Me Out Podcast.