Album Review: Ace Frehley – Space Invader

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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 Knowledge: After having his former band currently large clears 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 around for nearly a decade dry and published more or less regularly new solo material. The last answered to the name „Anomaly“, appeared in 2009 and was as easy listening as the now Transferred „Space Invader“. The sound of the album one can over long distances than „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 verströmenden 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 if 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 falls into second-class fields, 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 about something frumpy acting 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 even 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 mundane and amusing „Toys“ or the easy breezy „Gimme A Feeling“ had „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 repeatedly in the past expressed his displeasure, that at Kiss another 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-founding members Frehley and Peter Criss (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 harsh tones 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 which swam over the years well. So ripples of wrapped in a building designed by Ken Kelly Dress „Space Invader“ as well as the five years ago appeared „Anomaly“ more or less unspectacular from the boxes, white little upset a song so right and the mandatory brain firmly milled choruses you look at this again very space-heavy atmosphere rather with a magnifying glass.

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Ace Frehley - Space Invader

Tracklist:

  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
Album Review: Ace Frehley - Space Invader
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