Album Review: Ace Frehley – Space Invader

Wer Ace Frehley’s Biografie „No compromises“ („No Regrets“ in the original English version) read will be surprised, that the Space Ace yet always among the living. The longtime Kiss guitarist wants it again wissen: After his previous band currently has large clearing up on tours and the younger Tommy Thayer thereby assumed the role and the costume of Frehley, brings the 65-year-old out a new solo album. The „only true“ KISS guitarist has been going on for almost a decade dry and published more or less regularly new solo material. The last heard the name „Anomaly“, appeared in 2009 and was as easy listening as the now Transferred „Space Invader“. The sound of the album you can over long distances as „Classic Kiss“ denote.

Ace Frehley - Space Invader

The Spaceman cultivated on the new record „Space Invader“ be extraterrestrial Image, starting with the nifty artwork and space reference exuding album- and song titles. With the title track „Space Invader“ rocking the plate los equal tidy, also the subsequent „Gimme A Feelin'“ knows how to convince despite its polished on mainstream rock radio facade with a casual catchiness. But who after this opening genuine on a Monster-Plate is hoped, is disappointed in the further course of the album. The total sixth solo studio album by former KISS guitarist never drops in subprime realm, but with few exceptions, not to offer more than solid home cooking. Provided songs like the one with unimpressive chorus „Toys“, the vertonte Belanglosigkeit „What Every Girl Wants“, the tame „I Wanna Hold You“ oder das Steve Miller Cover „The Joker“ indeed provide evidence, the Frehley is still a guitarist in a class – but can not deceive the acting bit old-fashioned songwriting away. Moreover, it has the final (Near-)Instrumental „Starship“ then a real bore to „Space Invader“ ensconced.

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Ace Frehley - Gimme A Feelin

Since, however like the refined with slight psychedelic rock-list „Reckless“, which is equipped with a great chorus and also the casual „Immortal Pleasures“ and the spacey „Inside The Vortex“ certainly have their exciting moments – Ace provides both the micro and the bass a decent performance from. High moves „Space Invader“ to approximately the same level as „Monster“, the current disc of his former bandmates KISS. Some Songs, as the brilliant title track, the banal and amusing „Toys“ or the easy breezy „Gimme A Feeling“ would „Monster“ ganz gutgetan. And because „Space Invader“ so retro klingt, Ken Kelly contributed the cover at. The artist was for the design of the packaging of the two popular Kiss albums „Love Gun“ and „Destroyer“ responsible. Ace has in the past repeatedly expressed his displeasure, Kiss that at any other musician in his mask and his costume occurs. As the New York lineup was taken in spring in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Although the two were ex-Frehley and Peter Criss founding members (Drums) there, at a joint appearance with Paul Stanley (Singing, Guitar) and Gene Simmons (Bass, Singing) did not it – the two kiss-„Heads“ had vehemently denied the.

Ace Frehley

The guitar work of the man, who was responsible for the really hard tones at KISS, however, is still breathtaking. The guy knows from the beginning unassuming riffs or licks to make something special, Only the compelling songwriting skills, which his groundbreaking solo album of the year 1978 had distinguished, which are the good Ace it swam over the years probably. So the ripples clad in a dress designed by Ken Kelly „Space Invader“ as well as the five years before seem „Anomaly“ more or less unspectacular from the speakers, know hardly excite a song so right and the imperative in the brain firmly milled choruses you look back in this very space-heavy ambience rather with a magnifying glass.

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Ace Frehley - Space Invader


  1. Space Invader
  2. Gimme A Feelin` (Radio Edit)
  3. I Wanna Hold You
  4. Change
  5. Toys
  6. Immortal Pleasures
  7. Inside The Vortex
  8. What Every Girl Wants
  9. Past The Milky Way
  10. Reckless
  11. The Joker
  12. Starship
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