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Related albums. I.e. Those albums KISS' related memebers may appear on, or albums KISS members have produced. Also included in this section are albums with cover relations to KISS.

5 dollar FIVE DOLLAR SHOES

Neighborhood/FMC NRS-47002 (USA, 1972)
Neighborhood/Sovereign 3001-NH (UK, 1972)
Neighborhood 6293-843 (Germmny, 1972)

   A1. Love Song				(2:36) - Diamond/Millius
   A2. Can't Do That Anymore			(3:50) - Diamond/Millius
   A3. Bare Mattress				(3:30) - Graves/Millius/Woody
   A4. Rain Train				(3:34) - Graves/Woody
   A5. Chemical Lover				(2:54) - Diamond/Millius
   B1. Bad Dream				(2:57) - Graves/Millius/Woody
   B2. G.T.A.					(3:46) - Elfassy/Millius
   B3. Mitzi					(3:06) - Fraves/Millius/Wiley/Woody
   B4. Louise					(3:17) - Millus/Elfassy
   B5. Let's Leave Town				(3:08) - Millius

Produced by Peter Schekeryk; Engineered by Eddie Kramer & Bruce Staple. Recorded at the Electric Lady Studios, NYC, NY in 1972. Is alleged to features Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley on backing vocals, BUT this has not been substantiated. Five dollar Shoes was: Gregg Diamond (drums, percussion, vocals), Tom Graves (keyboards, vocals), Jim Gregory (bass, vocals), Mike Millius (harmonica, vocals), and Scott Woody (guitar, vocals). As for the music, it's kinda "Allman Bros. Meets New York Dolls with a touch of Pink Floyd" early 70's rock. "Love Song" was released as a single (Neighborhood 4203) backed with "Rain Train". Spot the Eric Carr connection??? Click on cover for large scan.

highway SEAN DELANEY: HIGHWAY

Casablanca NBLP-7130 (USA, Jan. 1979)

   A1. Welcome To The Circus 		(4:00) - Delaney
   A2. High On The Liquor Of Love	(3:07) - Delaney
   A3. Somebody Love Me			(4:10) - Delaney
   A4. Baton Rouge			(3:47) - Delaney
   A5. Old Man				(4:08) - Delaney
   B1. You Beat Me To The Punch		(3:18) - Robinson, Smokey
   B2. Spotlights			(3:50) - Delaney
   B3. It's Over			(3:20) - Delaney
   B4. Walk On The Water		(5:36) - Delaney/Swevel
   B5. Dreams				(5:17) - Delaney

Former KISS roadie, co-writer, and more. The album is dedicated to the members KISS. Produced by Sean Delaney and Mike Stone. Engineered by Mike Stone. Features an all star cast including the likes of Luther Vandross and Allen Schwarzberg. Track B2 was demoed for Peter Criss' solo album and would have appeared creditted to both Peter and Sean had it been used.

Laughing THE LAUGHING DOGS

Columbia/CBS JC-36033 (USA, 1979)

   A1. Get 'Im Outa Town			(3:26) - Carle/Leonard
   A2. Low Life					(2:56) - Cathcart/Carle/Leonard
   A3. No Lies					(3:00) - Carle/Leonard
   A4. Johnny Contender				(3:19) - Carle/Leonard
   A5. Reason For Love				(2:19) - Carle/Leonard
   A6. I Need A Million				(2:54) - Carle/Leonard/Taylor
   B1. It's Alright, It's OK			(3:17) - Carle/Leonard
   B2. I'm Awake				(3:14) - Cathcart/Carle
   B3. Round And Round				(4:20) - Carle/Leonard
   B4. It's Just The Truth			(3:48) - Cathcart
   B5. Get Outa My Way				(2:46) - Carle/Leonard

Produced by Bruce Botnick. Click on cover for larger scan. In 1979 The Laughing Dogs dug into the image vaults at Epic/CBS and chose this cover for their debut album. Interestingly, the artwork had originally been planned for use on the abandonded Wicked Lester album in 1972. "Get 'Im Outa Town" (Columbia/CBS 7-11059) & "Reason For Love" (Columbia/CBS 7-11108) were issued as singles from this album...

[Image] DESMOND CHILD & ROUGE

Captiol ST-11809 (USA, 1979)

   A4. The Fight				(4:20) - Child/Landau/Stanley

Produced by Richard Landis; Arranged by Charlie Calello; Features one track co-written by Paul Stanley, their first collaboration together. Some copies come pressed in purple vinyl. Click on cover for large scan; Click on song title for audio sample in MP3 format...

[Image] RANDY NEWMAN: BORN AGAIN

Warner Bros. HS-3346 (USA, 1979)
[SeeIt] Rear-cover Gene Parody
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   A1. It's The Money That I Love		(3:38) - Newman
   A2. The Story Of A Rock And Roll Band	(2:52) - Newman
   A3. Pretty Boy				(4:00) - Newman
   A4. Mr. Sheep				(3:53) - Newman
   A5. Ghosts					(2:28) - Newman
   A6. They Just Got Married			(2:51) - Newman
   B1. Spies					(3:55) - Newman
   B2. The Girls In My Life [Part 1]		(2:36) - Newman
   B3. Half A Man				(3:38) - Newman
   B4. William Brown				(1:50) - Newman
   B5. Pants					(3:06) - Newman

Produced by Lenny Waronker and Russ Titelman. Engineered by Tom Knox. Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered at Warner Bros. Recording Studios, North Hollywood, CA. This album musically has nothing to do with KISS, however the cover does parody their makeup, hence its' inclusion in this section of the discography. Click on the cover for large scan.

[ARMY] NORMAN GUNSTON: KISS ARMY

7-Records MS-455 (Australia, 9/80)
[SeeIt] Australian Release Version

   A1. Kiss Army				(3:48) - Farrant/Smythe
   B1. Normdrum					(4:36) - Farrant

Australian comic Norman Gunston released this single in 1980 around the time of KISS' longawaited Antipodean visit. He nearly ended up in serious trouble for using KISS' music from "I Was Made For Lovin' You" on this parody track, but things worked out well and he ended up being involved in the Inner Sanctum documentary.

spider1 SPIDER

Dreamland/RSO DL-1-5000 (USA, 1980)
Renaissance 183-1 (USA, 1997)

   01. New Romance (It's a Mystery)		(3:09) - Knight/Fig
   02. Burning Love				(3:27) - Blue/Knight
   03. Shady Lady				(4:05) - Lentin/Blue
   04. Everything is Alright			(3:26) - Knight
   05. Crossfire				(3:38) - Lentin/Blue
   06. Little Darlin'				(4:18) - Knight/Blue
   07. Brotherly Love				(3:30) - Lowell/Lentin/Blue
   08. What's Going On				(3:46) - Fig/Blue
   09. Don't Waste Your Time			(3:36) - Knight
   10. Zero					(3:23) - Lentin

Produced by Peter Coleman. Anton Fig & Holly Knight, both with KISS connections, in a band "discovered" by Bill Aucoin. Other members: Amanda Blue (Vocals), Keith Lentin (Guitar), and Kimmy Lowell (Bass). Reissued in 1997 as a double with Between The Lines.

spider2 SPIDER: BETWEEN THE LINES

Dreamland/RSO DL-1-5007 (USA, 1981)
Renaissance 183-1 (USA, 1997)

   01. Change					(3:16) - Knight
   02. I Think I Like It			(3:27) - Fig/Lentin/Blue
   03. Between The Lines			(4:40) - Fig/Lentin
   04. It Didn't Take Long			(3:50) - Kinght
   05. Going By					(4:14) - Fig/Blue
   06. Better Be Good To Me			(7:23) - Chapman/Chinn/Knight
   07. Can't Live This Way Anymore		(4:04) - Lentin/Knight
   08. Faces Are Changing			(4:38) - Lentin
   09. Go And Run				(4:40) - Lentin
   10. I Love 					(3:10) - Fig

Produced by Peter Coleman and Mike Chapman. Anton Fig & Holly Knight, both with KISS connections, in a band "discovered" by Bill Aucoin. Other members: Amanda Blue (Vocals), Keith Lentin (Guitar), and Kimmy Lowell (Bass). Reissued in 1997 as a double with the debut album.

[Wow!] 707: MEGAFORCE

Boardwalk Records 33523 (USA, 7/1982)

   A1. Megaforce
   A2. Can't Hold Back
   A3. Get To You
   A4. Out Of The Dark
   A5. Hell Or High Water
   B1. We Will Last
   B2. Hello Girl
   B3. Write Again
   B4. No Better Feeling
   B5. Heartbeat 

Produced by George Tutko and Kevin Russell; Recorded at the Record Plant, Sausilito, CA; Apart from featuring Tod Howarth, later of Frehley's Comet, on guitar/keyboards/vocals, this album's title track was later re-written as "Calling To You" (co-written by Journey's Jonathan Cain) on Ace's Frehley's Comet album. Click on cover for large scan.

ted TED NUGENT: PENETRATOR

Atlantic 80135-1/2/4 (US, 1984)
CDNOW

   01. Tied up in Love				(4:24) -
   02. (Where Do You) Draw the Line		(3:27) -
   03. Knockin' at Your Door			(3:54) -
   04. Don't You Want My Love			(3:30) -
   05. Go Down Fighting 			(4:40) -
   06. Thunder Thighs 				(4:07) -
   07. No Man's Land 				(3:24) -
   08. Blame It on the Night			(4:11) -
   09. Lean Mean R&R Machine			(4:00) -
   10. Take Me Home 				(5:04) -

Produced by Ashley Howe. Tod Howarth appears on backing vocals.

wow WENDY O. WILLIAMS: FUCK 'N ROLL.

Jackhammer Records WOW-Z01 (UK, 1985)

   01. Fuck 'N Roll				(6:10) - ?
   02. Ain't None Of Your Business		(5:20) - Simmons/Carr/Vincent
   03. Bump And Grind				(7:45) - Beech/Swenson/Romanelli/Tolliver/Stotts

Rare fan club issue with a KISS written tune performed live on November 24, 1984 at L'Amours. Produced by Big Dozer. Track 1 was a rewrite of "Rock And Roll" from the 1982 Plasmatic's "Coup D'etat album".

wow WENDY O. WILLIAMS: KOMMANDER OF KAOS

Gigasaurus Records (USA, 1985)
Plasmatics Media WOW-104 (USA, 2000 - CD Reissue)
CDNOW

   04. Ain't None Of Your Business (Live)	(5:20) - Simmons/Carr/Vincent
   05. Party					(3:25) - ???

Apart from featuring the live version of "Business", with Banana intro, this album has a song which has the music to "Love's A Deadly Weapon" with different lyrics.

KEEL: RIGHT TO ROCK

Gold Mountain/A&M GM6-5041 (US, March 1985)
Metal Mayhem Records (US, 2000 - Reissue)
CDNOW

   A4. Easier Said Than Done			(3:22) - Weissman/Simmons
   A5. So Many Girls, So Little Time		(3:14) - Simmons/Rice
   B3. Get Down					(5:00) - Simmons/Rice
   10. Easier Said Than Done (Remix)*		(3:19) - Weissman/Simmons

Produced by Gene Simmons; Recorded at The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA and Media Sound, New York City, NY; Interestingly, Mark St. John gets thanked on the credit sheet. Click on cover for large cover scan.

KEEL: THE FINAL FRONTIER

Gold Mountain/MCA MCA-5727 (US, April 1986)

   No Gene Co-writes!!

Produced by Gene Simmons. Guests appearing on the album include Joan Jett Jamie St. James, Gregg Giuffria, Mitch Perry, and Michael Des Barres.

[Nasty] BLACK 'N BLUE: NASTY NASTY

Geffen GHS-24111 (USA, 1986)

   A1. Nasty Nasty				(4:29) - Thayer/St. James/Simmons
   A2. I Want It All [I Want It Now]		(4:23) - Warner/St. James/Simmons
   A3. Does She Or Doesn't She			(4:17) - Thayer/St. James/Simmons
   A4. Kiss Of Death				(5:07) - Thayer/St. James
   B1. 12 O'Clock High				(3:38) - Thayer/St. James
   B2. Do What You Wanna Do			(4:12) - Warner/St. James
   B3. I'll Be There For You*			(3:39) - Cain
   B4. Rules					(3:39) - Warner/St. James
   B5. Best In The West				(4:48) - Thayer/St. James

Produced by Gene Simmons except * Produced by Jonathan Cain; Peter Criss shares vocals on track B5 with Jamie St. James & Ron Keel. 3 songs on the album are co-written by Gene Simmons in addition to his production duties. Click on cover for large scan. Gene is actually on this album, at the beginning of "Nasty, Nasty" the spit is Jammie and Gene (second-part)...

[Image] LOUDNESSS: HURRICANE EYES

ATCO/WEA 90619-2/4 (US, 1987)
CDNOW

   01. S.D.I.					(4:15) -
   02. This Lonely Heart			(4:08) -
   03. Rock "N" Roll Gypsy			(4:22) -
   04. In My Dreams				(4:30) -
   05. Take Me Home				(3:16) -
   06. Strike of the Sword			(3:50) -
   07. Rock This Way				(4:07) -
   08. In This World Beyond			(4:26) -
   09. Hungry Hunter				(4:08) -
   10. So Lonely 				(4:43) -

Tod Howarth appears on background vocals.

[Image] E-Z-O: E-Z-O

Geffen GHS-24143 (USA, 1987)
CDNOW

   A1. House Of 1,000 Plesures			(5:07) - EZO/St. James
   A2. Flashback Heart-Attack			(4:07) - Christian/Deicicchi
   A3. Mr. Midnight				(4:22) - Lida/St. James
   A4. Here It Comes				(3:14) - Takahashi/Mitchell
   A5. I Walk Alone				(3:36) - Takahashi/Mitchell
   B1. Destroyer				(4:27) - Takahashi/Gray/Brotter/Mitchell
   B2. Big Changes				(3:52) - Walsh
   B3. Kiss Of Fire				(3:25) - EZO/Mitchell
   B4. Desiree					(3:27) - Lida/Mitchell

Produced by Gene Simmons & Val Garay; Recorded at Record One Studios, Los Angeles, CA;

bnb BLACK 'N BLUE: IN HEAT

Geffen GHS-24180 (USA, 1988)

   A1. Rock On					(3:45) - Simmons/Thayer/St. James
   A2. Sight For Sore Eyes			(3:30) - Regan/Thayer/St. James/Simmons
   B1. Live It Up				(3:33) - Warner/St. James/Simmons
   B5. Stranger					(4:40) - St. James/Simmons

Produced by Gene Simmons; Associate producer: Pat Regan; Recorded and mixed and Rumbo Recorders, Los Angeles, CA; Club Vital, Los Angeles, CA; Right Track and Electric Lady Studios, New York City, NY;

hardcore PAUL DEAN: HARDCORE

Columbia 44462 (US, 1989)

   01. Sword And Stone				(4:06) - Child/Stanley/Kulick 
   02. Doctor					(4:52) - Dean 
   03. Draw The Line				(4:11) - Adams/Vallance 
   04. Dirty Fingers				(4:02) - Rhodes/DeLuca 
   05. Under The Gun				(3:39) - Dean/Reno/Bon Jovi/Sambora 
   06. Action					(5:10) - Dean/Frenette/Sinnaeve/Shields/Guthiel 
   07. Down To The Bottom			(5:17) - Dean 
   08. Black Sheep				(4:09) - Dean/Rhodes/Cerney 
   09. Politics					(4:53) - Dean/MacLeod/Foster

Produced by Paul Dean and Brian MacLeod. KISS song included on this album.

robin ROBIN BECK: TROUBLE OR NOTHIN'

Mercury/PolyGram 838 768-1/2/4 (USA, 1989)
Vertigo/Phonogram 838 768-1/2/4 (UK, 1989)
Metronome Music 838 910-1/2/4 (Europe, 1989)

   A1. Hide Your Heart				(4:06) - Child/Stanley/Knight 
   A5. Save Up Al Your Tears			(4:05) - Child/D.Warren

Apart from the cover of a KISS song, Paul Stanley sings backing vocals on track A5. Song was also issued as a single in some markets (UK - MERCD 278)...

phowa! DORO PESCH: DORO

Mercury/PolyGram 846 194-1/2/4 (USA, 1990)
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   03. Rock On					(3:18) - Thayer/St. James/Simmons
   04. Only You					(4:21) - Simmons
   06. Something Wicked This Way Comes		(5:15) - Simmons
   10. Mirage					(4:01) - Simmons

Recorded at Fortress Recorders, Hollywood, CA; Executive producer - Gene Simmons; Associate producers: Tommy Thayer & Pat Regan; Tommy Thayer plays Lead, Rhythm, and Acoustic guitars on the album; Lanny Cordola also plays lead; Chuck Wright, E.J. Curse. and Todd Jensen play bass; Paul Morris, Pat Regan, and Karen Childs play keyboards, Kevin Valentine, Tommy Amato, and Chris Fraizer play drums; "Only You" is a melodic reworking of a track which originally appeared on KISS' 1981 album "The Elder". Click on cover for large scan...

Wiseguy RICHIE SCARLET: WISEGUY FROM NEW YORK

Axis Records F-3409 (US, 3/97)

   01. Rebel Boy 				(4:22) - Scarlet
   02. Eastbound Train 				(5:37) - Scarlet
   03. Too Much Heroin 				(2:43) - Scarlet
   04. Wounded Heart 				(4:14) - Scarlet
   05. Sly Little Bitch 			(5:17) - Scarlet
   06. I Can't Wait Much Longer			(5:57) - Trower
   07. Angry Young Man 				(4:51) - Scarlet
   08. Passion Pauline 				(4:14) - Scarlet
   09. El Figaro 				(4:32) - Scarlet
   10. Morning Dew 				(4:15) - Rose
   11. Madam X 					(4:47) - Scarlet

Former Ace Frehley Band and Frehley's Comet member goes solo. Produced by Richie Scarlet and John Valenti. Recorded at Red House Studios, NY. Guest appearances by John Regan, Anton Fig, Sebastian Bach, Bobby Chouinard, and Kenny Aaronson. Drums: Steve Werner; Bass: Larry Fisher.

tod1 TOD HOWARTH: SILHOUETTE

Independent Release (US, 1995)
Shock Records ?? (US Reissue, 1997)

   01. Far Cry From Heaven 			(5:59) - Howarth
   02. Silhouette 				(4:58) - Howarth
   03. Odd Enough 				(4:35) - Howarth
   04. Don't Go 				(5:40) - Howarth
   05. Must've Been Luck 			(4:13) - Howarth
   06. Dream About 				(5:06) - Howarth
   07. Candy 					(4:51) - Howarth
   08. Love Hides 				(4:50) - Howarth
   09. College 					(5:09) - Howarth

All songs written, produced and performed by Tod. The album was recorded by Tod in 1995.

tod2 TOD HOWARTH: COBALT PARLOR

Shock Records SR-02 (US, 1997)

   01. California Burns				(6:15) - Howarth
   02. Bookend					(4:28) - Howarth
   03. Misgivings				(3:24) - Howarth
   04. Swift And Blinding			(3:15) - Howarth
   05. Cobalt Parlor				(4:58) - Howarth
   06. Flower In The Fold			(3:35) - Howarth
   07. Models of Bequeath			(4:41) - Howarth
   08. What You Had				(5:47) - Howarth
   09. The Way To Pahrump			(5:13) - Howarth
   10. Crawling					(4:10) - Howarth
   11. Anywhere					(4:09) - Howarth

Recorded at Big Block Studios of San Diego , CA. Art Direction: Tim Gabor; Inlay photo : Mike Walliser/San Diego Photographics. All songs written by Tod Howarth 1995 , 1996 , 1997. Published by TodBoy Tunes BMI.Produced & Engineered by Tod Howarth. All Instruments and Vocals by Tod Howarth. Amazing!

tod2 TOD HOWARTH: WEST OF EIGHT

Unknown Label (USA, 2001)

   01. West Of Eight
   02. Valley Of Artifice
   03. Day Down
   04. Painting Spiders
   05. Evil Clown Song
   06. Severed Ties
   07. They Blow
   08. Carl And Edna
   09. Misgivings
   10. Egyptian
   11. Rough And Tumble

Tod's latest solo CD...