ACE FREHLEY

Hard Rock / Glam Metal • United States
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Paul Daniel Frehley, aka Ace Frehley (born in The Bronx, NY, United States on April 27, 1951) is an American guitarist best known as a founding member and lead guitarist for the rock band KISS. Frehley played with the group from its inception in 1972 until his departure in 1982.

After leaving Kiss, Frehley embarked on a moderately successful solo career, which was put on hold when he rejoined Kiss in 1996 for a highly successful reunion tour. His second tenure with Kiss lasted until 2002, when he left at the conclusion of the band's Farewell Tour. He has since resumed his solo career, and is currently touring the U.S.

Frehley's Comet was formed in 1983 by Ace's first departure from KISS. Along with Richie Scarlet (guitars, vocals), John Regan (bass) and Anton Fig (drums), demos were recorded and soon a contract was signed. The record company went bankrupt, so they
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ACE FREHLEY Ace Frehley album cover 3.88 | 10 ratings
Ace Frehley
Hard Rock 1978
ACE FREHLEY Frehley's Comet album cover 3.75 | 6 ratings
Frehley's Comet
Hard Rock 1987
ACE FREHLEY Second Sighting album cover 2.75 | 4 ratings
Second Sighting
Glam Metal 1988
ACE FREHLEY Trouble Walkin' album cover 3.20 | 7 ratings
Trouble Walkin'
Hard Rock 1989
ACE FREHLEY Anomaly album cover 3.89 | 5 ratings
Anomaly
Hard Rock 2009
ACE FREHLEY Space Invader album cover 2.50 | 2 ratings
Space Invader
Hard Rock 2014

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ACE FREHLEY Live+1 album cover 3.12 | 4 ratings
Live+1
Hard Rock 1988

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ACE FREHLEY Greatest Hits Live album cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Greatest Hits Live
Hard Rock 2006

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ACE FREHLEY 12 Picks album cover 3.50 | 3 ratings
12 Picks
Hard Rock 1997
ACE FREHLEY Loaded Deck album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Loaded Deck
Hard Rock 1998

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ACE FREHLEY Ace Frehley

Album · 1978 · Hard Rock
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Ace Frehley’s solo album with Kiss was the surprise package of 1978 when the band decided to do solo albums. Nobody expected Ace’s to be the best as he rarely sung on the Kiss albums. Didn’t he prove them wrong; the critics even had to take notice as his album was the only one to release a single internationally that roared up the charts. In fact Ace’s album remains not only popular but a landmark album for heavy rock. The album has some brilliant lead work on it, very emotional compositions and is almost autobiographical when you hear things like Wiped Out and Snow Blind. There have been many tributes to Ace featuring a lot of these songs.

“Now I know you been cheating and lying all the time” Rip It Out kicks things off with a blinder, and this is followed by the catchy cool Speedin' Back To My Baby “and I don’t mean maybe”. Both became Ace classics.

The next track is one of my all time favourites and the riff is awesome, the way Ace sings, it just knocks me out everytime. Snow Blind has to be one of Ace’s greatest compositions; “moving around I get in trouble, babe I don’t want to burst your bubble, girl you’re not really wise”.

“I’m the kind of guy who likes getting high, feeling high and dry and I really like to fly” Ozone is droning, crawling and utterly brilliant thanks to some inspirational lead guitar work; it is repetitive but entrancing at the same time with a dark atmosphere and passionate vocals about getting into the ozone; drugs if you like, which is what Ace was suffering from at the time.

“I can’t express the words to tell you bout the feeling’s I got locked up inside...” What's On Your Mind? Could be a throwaway if it wasn’t so good. Not as good as other tracks, but still buries anything Gene or Peter were doing on their solo albums.

“Here I am heading in the city with a fist full of dollars…” New York Groove is THE single, everyone was playing it in the 70s; very poppy and a cover of an old glam song but still this is great stuff. Ace played it live every concert for a long time with Kiss.

“G-g-girl it’s not my fault, I guess it’s just my fate” I'm In Need Of Love has great lead guitar echoes and is atmospheric and foreboding. Ace is wonderful on vocals and although it is repetitive it is still great to sink into.

“I was black as a skunk!” Wiped-Out is about Ace’s drinking binges and is autobiographical really. Ace has tons of fun on this with little hooks and riffs and some funny lyrics. A nice ending before the instrumental.

Fractured Mirror finishes the album beautifully with 12 string acoustic and some fantastic lead soloing. It is lengthy and as a teen I was not into it that much, but I can really appreciate it now and its complex structure. It is so popular that Ace created parts 2 and 3 on later solo albums when he left Kiss. So this is the best solo album, it is great for Ace as it launched his career. It is one of the best things he has done and should be heard by anyone in to great guitar.

I played it back then as a teen over and over till I learnt every lyric off by heart. It is one of the best Kiss related albums I have heard; full of huge melodies and scorching lead guitar solos, awesome riffs that are unforgettable and Ace sounds amazing, injecting passion and drive into each track.

ACE FREHLEY Trouble Walkin'

Album · 1989 · Hard Rock
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Interesting solo album by Ace Frehley (KISS). In this album is present also "Hide Your Heart" that is also recorded by KISS in "Hot In The Shade" (the two versions are the same version. Honestly I can't say which version is better). The 2nd song of this album is the famous The Move and ELO song "Do Ya".

That this album is good is true. Not a masterpiece but "2 Young 2 Die" is one of my preferred songs in my discography.

Honestly today I'm no longer attracted by Glam Metal, although I like it. In this sense, "Trouble Walkin'" is an album that I like because great example of Glam Metal. The songs are really well written and performed, produced and mixed well. Aggressive guitars and voices, in a great R'n'R tradition.

I can say without reservation that I would not say much for this album. Because, frankly, I find it so straightforward that if I told more than spoil the pleasure to discover this gem of Glam Metal.

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