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Kiss - Lick it up

Reviewer :
Kaj Roth Format: Album
Release date: 1986-06-03 Year: 1986
Label: Mercury
Genre: Classic Rock
Producer: Michael James Jackson
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After the disappoint sales of Unmasked, The Elder and Creatures of the night. Things really started to happen with Lick it up in 1983, it was a whole new chapter for Kiss with a new label, a new line up of Stanley, Simmons, Carr and Vincent. Vinnie played on the Creatures album but wasn´t an official member until the Lick it up album but most important - the band finally took off their masks. The success was a fact with their first platinum selling album since Dynasty, I saw the band for the first time live on this tour and it was a good show but it wasn´t great. Just like this album, it´s a good album but no way as great as Creatures or Dynasty.

The band continued to work with Michael James Jackson and the production is really good, but I don´t think the songs hold all the way. There are a few great songs like "Not for the innocent", "A million to one" (I love this one), "All hell´s breaking loose" and the title track "Lick it up". The rest however felt like clouds on a sunny sky, sure it wasn´t raining but I wasn´t too thrilled either about this album.

Tracklisting 1. Exciter
2. Not For The Innocent
3. Lick It Up
4. Young And Wasted
5. Gimme More
6. All Hell's Breakin' Loose
7. A Million To One
8. Fits Like A Glove
9. Dance All Over Your Face
10. And On The 8th Day


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Aunsley Dunbar (Whitesnake, Journey) auditioned for Kiss when Eric Carr got sick during the Revenge sessions but it didnĀ“t work out and Eric Singer got the job instead.

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