01.15. When The Bell Rings
With the sort of writing that Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons were doing around the time, it was obvious to most that this song was not written by them. With lyrics about social action, the song seemed to be very much dated in the Vietnam and social action era of the late-1960s/early-1970s. Written by Austin Roberts and Christopher Welch in 1970, the song was obtained by Ron Johnsen for the band to record. Like other songs it was sourced from publishers Famous Music and had originally been recorded by Newport News (RCA Victor 48-1023). Gene and Paul traded off on the verse vocals, as was the case with several of the Wicked Lester recordings.
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