Lick It Up

Lick It Up

by KissKiss


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Due to the underachievement of their exceptional 1982 comeback album, Creatures of the Night, Kiss knew the time was right to drop the makeup, so in September 1983 the band shocked their fans by unmasking on MTV. Their first non-makeup album, Lick It Up, followed soon after and successfully re-established the band among the heavy metal masses worldwide. Kiss also reconnected with their stateside fans -- Lick It Up was the band's first record to achieve gold status since 1980's Kiss Unmasked. The album's success was spurred by MTV's repeated airing of the imaginative video for the album's strong title track, and songs such as "Exciter," "Not for the Innocent," "A Million to One," and the rap-rocker "All Hell's Breaking Loose" confirmed that the band was back on the right track. Vinnie Vincent again proved to be a worthy replacement to original guitarist Ace Frehley but would unfortunately leave the band after the completion of the Lick It Up worldwide tour (eventually resurfacing with the Vinnie Vincent Invasion in the late '80s). Lick It Up is undoubtedly Kiss' best non-makeup album.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/01/1998
Label: Mercury
UPC: 0731455885828
catalogNumber: 558858
Rank: 33445

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kiss   Primary Artist
Gene Simmons   Bass
Paul Stanley   Guitar,Group Member
Vinnie Vincent Invasion   Group Member
Eric Carr   Group Member

Technical Credits

Gene Simmons   Producer
Paul Stanley   Producer
Michael James   Producer
Frank Filipetti   Engineer
Danny Goldberg   Creative Consultant
Michael James Jackson   Producer
Dave Wittman   Engineer
Danny Caccavo   Engineer
Robert V. Conte   Redesign
Bernard Vidal   Cover Photo
Rob Freeman   Engineer,Bass Engineer
James Jackson   Producer

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