Tuesday, May 01, 2007

New Peter Criss Solo Album - Who Gives A Crap?

OK, everyone, mark your calendars: From a posting on Blabbermouth, comes this epic news:

Peter Criss, founding member and drummer of iconic rock group KISS, will release his new solo CD, entitled "One for All", July 24 on Silvercat Records, distributed by Sony/RED.

An autobiographical collection of songs that Criss produced and recorded over the course of two years, "One for All" also includes several cover tunes that reflect his outlook on life at this point in his long-standing career.

The lead vocalist and co-writer of what to this day remains KISS' biggest Billboard hit, "Beth," which also went on to win a People's Choice Award, Criss goes back to his songwriting roots with this new CD. Says Criss: "The most important thing is that my fans and other people will get a whole new outlook on me with this CD. I'm reinventing myself at my own pace, and for me, it's now, more than ever, about being true.”

"One for All" is the first fully self-produced CD that Criss has recorded — in addition to arranging and writing the lyrics and melodies for most of the material on the CD.

Joined by longtime friends and acclaimed musicians — Grammy award-winning bandleader Paul Shaffer and bassist Will Lee, as well as guitarist Mike McLaughlin — "One for All" is a variously styled project, profoundly rich in ballads that touches on all aspects of Criss' life, and draws on his love of rock and R&B. The title track, recorded with the Church of Transfiguration Boys Choir, was written in the wake of 9/11 and sets the tone for the CD. Other songs include: "Doesn't Get Better Than This", "Last Night", "Faces in the Crowd", "Heart Behind the Hands", "Send in The Clowns", and even a tribute song to his longtime bandmate and friend Ace Frehley, titled "Space Ace".

There is so much wrong with this I don't even know where to start.

1) Thank goodness 9/11 sets the tone for the album!
2) It's all covers, but Peter wrote all the lyrics and melodies?
3) Self produced? Ugh
4) The People's Choice Award for Beth has GOT to be the deadest horse ever beaten. Wasn't that 60 years ago?
5) Send in the Clowns?
6) Space Ace?
7) Silvercat Records?

This is going to be the suckiest album ever.

Thanks to Pat G for passing this on to me. If you want even more yuks, read the comments below the post. My favorite so far? "hope the cd comes with a "catman barfbag" and "I wonder if he'll hire Eric Singer to record his drums for him."

1 comment:

Dr. John said...

Maybe Ace Frehley will play it at his new coffee house...