|2.||“Nothin’ to Lose“||Simmons||Gene Simmons and Peter Criss||3:27|
|4.||“Cold Gin“||Ace Frehley||Simmons||4:22|
|5.||“Let Me Know“||Stanley||Simmons and Stanley||2:58|
||Simmons, Stanley, and Criss||3:52|
|8.||“Love Theme from Kiss”||
|10.||“Black Diamond“||Stanley||Criss with Stanley||5:13|
Kiss is the debut album of the Hard Rock band Kiss. It appeared in 1974 on the label Casablanca Records. The album was produced by Kenny Kerner and Richie Wise, recorded at Bell Sound Studios in New York City. The album sold over 500,000 copies in the US and got a gold record there. In Germany, the album was released in November 1976.
With the first demo and a completely new image with make-up, the manager of the band, Bill Aucoin, managed to complete a record deal with Casablanca Records. Just two weeks after signing the contract, studio recordings began at Bell Sounds Studios in New York. The title list consists mainly of the pieces of the demo (except Watchin ‘You) and some newly written songs, of which in particular Firehouse still belongs to the classics of the band.
In the US, the album was number 87 on the Billboard 200 and received for more than 500,000 units sold a gold record. According to estimates, the album is said to have sold around 100,000 copies in Germany. In New Zealand, the album was one week in 38th place.