Hotter than Hell – Kiss Album #2

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
1. Got to Choose Paul Stanley Stanley 3:54
2. Parasite Ace Frehley Gene Simmons 3:01
3. Goin’ Blind Simmons, Stephen Coronel Simmons 3:36
4. Hotter Than Hell Stanley Stanley 3:31
5. Let Me Go, Rock ‘n’ Roll Simmons, Stanley Simmons 2:14
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
6. All the Way Simmons Simmons 3:18
7. Watchin’ You Simmons Simmons 3:43
8. Mainline Stanley Peter Criss 3:50
9. Comin’ Home Frehley, Stanley Stanley 2:37
10. Strange Ways Frehley Criss 3:18

Hotter Than Hell is the second, released in 1974 on the label Casablanca Records studio album Hard rock group Kiss. The album was produced by Kenny Kerner and Richard Wise, recorded at Village Recorder Studios in Los Angeles. The album sold over 500,000 copies in the US and got a gold record there. In Germany, Hotter Than Hell was released in March 1975.

After former demos were partly used for the first album, Hotter Than Hell consists almost completely of new pieces. Especially the title track and Let Me Go, Rock ‘n’ Roll are still among the classics of the band. Ace Frehley had a car accident shortly before the cover photos were taken and only half of his face could be put on because of the injuries. The rest of the makeup was subsequently edited in the photo lab. Peter Criss wanted to build a drum solo on the piece Strange Ways. The rest of the band, however, was against it and Criss threatened to leave Kiss, but then decided to stay.

In the US, the album came to 100th place and stayed 15 weeks in the Billboard 200th It sold there over 500,000 times and got a gold record. It is estimated that Hotter Than Hell has sold 90,000 copies in Germany.