Song History - Psycho Circus
On the heels of the wildly successful “Alive/Worldwide 1996-7” reunion tour KISS faced a new challenge by deciding to enter the studio and record a “reunion” album. The band members had not worked together in the studio since the recording of “Dynasty” in 1979, regardless of how “together” those sessions really were. Essentially, the last time the band had properly worked together in a studio, as a band, would have been during the recording of the “Love Gun” album in 1977. Simply, while Peter Criss had been absent from much of the recording of “Dynasty,” the other members were playing musical-chairs with their basic instruments... Read More
"Psycho Circus" Album Notes:
Produced by Bruce Fairbairn. Recorded at One On One Studios and A&M Studios in Los Angeles, CA, January - April 1998. Final mastering completed 6/24/98 by George Marino. Strings arranged by Shelly Berg. Drums on all of the album’s tracks, except "Into The Void," were performed by Kevin Valentine. The majority of the lead guitar work was by Tommy Thayer (apparently offered some $20K for the effort) with some having the sonic signature of Paul Stanley (but not necessarily being by him). Track 11 is only available on import version of the album and CD Singles and is sung by Ace.
01. Psycho Circus (5:37) - Stanley/Cuomo MP3!
02. Within (5:10) - Simmons MP3!
03. I Pledge Allegience To The State Of Rock And Roll (3:32) - Stanley/Knight/Cuomo MP3!
04. Into The Void (4:22) - Frehley/Cochran MP3!
05. We Are One (4:41) - Simmons MP3!
06. You Wanted The Best (4:15) - Simmons MP3!
07. Raise Your Glasses (4:14) - Stanley/Knight MP3!
08. I Finally Found My Way (3:40) - Stanley/Ezrin MP3!
09. Dreamin' (4:12) - Stanley/Kulick MP3!
10. Journey Of 1,000 Years (4:47) - Simmons MP3!
11. In Your Face (3:40) - Simmons MP3!