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LICK IT UP (1983)
Mercury/PolyGram 814-297-1/2/4 (USA, 9/18/1983)
A1. Exciter (4:10) - Stanley/Vincent | LYRICS
A2. Not For The Innocent (4:32) - Simmons/Vincent | LYRICS
A3. Lick It Up (3:59) - Stanley/Vincent | LYRICS
(USA #66, 11/12/83; AUZ #82; CAN #32; FRA #49; SWZ #24; UK #31)
A4. Young And Wasted (4:04) - Simmons/Vincent | LYRICS
A5. Gimme More (3:41) - Stanley/Vincent | LYRICS
B1. All Hell's Breakin' Loose (4:34) - Carr/Stanley/Vincent/Simmons | LYRICS
(USA, did not chart; GER #71)
Produced by Michael James Jackson, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. Recorded and mixed at Right Track Studios, New York City, NY, by Frank Filipetti and Moria Marquis; July - August 1983. Additional recording engineered by Dave Wittman and Stephen Benben at Atlantic Studios, New York City, NY, and Danny Caccavo at The Hit Factory, New York City, NY. Japanese version has a make-up paper cover over-lay which is featured above.
Exciter - Rick Derringer on guitar solo
Chart Peak (USA): #24 (11/12/83) with 27 weeks on charts. Other countries: AUS #13; CAN #46; FRA #26; GER #18; SWE #3; SWZ #10; UK #7.
"Lick It Up" was certified gold by the RIAA on 12/22/83 and platinum on 12/19/90. It has sold over 101,000 (3/12) copies since the SoundScan era commenced in 1991. The album was certified gold by the CRIA (Canada) for sales of 50,000 copies on 2/1/84.
As had been the case with the previous album, plenty of material was immediately added to the set for the "Lick It Up" tour: "Exciter," "Lick It Up," "Young And Wasted," "Gimme More," and "Fits Like A Glove" were all first performed live, Oct. 11, 1983. "All Hell's Breakin' Loose" followed in January 1984. Paul Stanley also (finally!) dusted off "A Million To One" for his 2006/7 solo tour.