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Rock and Roll Over

Rock and Roll Over is the fifth studio album and sixth overall by hard rock band Kiss.

Unlike Destroyer, which was recorded with members of the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra, Rock and Roll Over was recorded by just Stanley, Frehley, Simmons, and Criss. The album was a return to the more straight-ahead rock sound heard on the group's first three albums.

In order to achieve the required drum sound for Rock and Roll Over, Peter Criss played in a bathroom at the Star Theatre and communicated with the rest of the band via a video link. Criss's vocals are featured on the tracks "Baby Driver" and "Hard Luck Woman." Paul Stanley, who originally wanted the latter song to be sung by Rod Stewart, gave it to Criss, who possessed a similar voice, after Simmons insisted Criss sing the song instead. Although the single did not equal the success of "Beth," it did become another Top 20 single for the group. Rock and Roll Over was the first Kiss album to ship gold, and from there had a meteoric rise to double platinum status.

The original LP release included a replica of the cover art as a set of peel-off stickers and a merchandise form.

It was certified Platinum on January 5, 1977, when it sold 1,000,000 copies

Track listing

  1. "I Want You" (Paul Stanley) – 3:04
    • Lead vocals - Paul Stanley
  2. "Take Me" (Stanley, Sean Delaney) – 2:56
    • Lead vocals - Paul Stanley
  3. "Calling Dr. Love" (Gene Simmons) – 3:44
    • Lead vocals - Gene Simmons
  4. "Ladies Room" (Simmons) – 3:27
    • Lead vocals - Gene Simmons
  5. "Baby Driver" (Peter Criss, Stan Penridge) – 3:40
    • Lead vocals - Peter Criss
  6. "Love 'Em And Leave 'Em" (Simmons) – 3:46
    • Lead vocals - Gene Simmons
  7. "Mr. Speed" (Stanley, Delaney) – 3:18
    • Lead vocals - Paul Stanley
  8. "See You In Your Dreams" (Simmons) – 2:34
    • Lead vocals - Gene Simmons
  9. "Hard Luck Woman" (Stanley) – 3:34
    • Lead vocals - Peter Criss
  10. "Makin' Love" (Stanley, Delaney) – 3:14
    • Lead vocals - Paul Stanley

Personnel

Chart Peak
Position
U.S.A. 11
Japan 15
Austria 16
Canada 16
Germany 39
Sweden 9

Charts

Album - Billboard (North America)
Certifier Certification Sales
RIAA (U.S.) 2x Platinum 2,000,000
Year Chart Position
1976 Pop Albums 11
Singles - Billboard (United States)
Year Single Chart Position
1976 "Hard Luck Woman" Pop Singles 15
1976 "Calling Dr. Love" Pop Singles 16
Singles - Billboard (Austria)
Year Single Chart Position
1976 "Hard Luck Woman" Pop Singles 67
1976 "Calling Dr. Love" Pop Singles 93
Singles - Billboard (Canada)
Year Single Chart Position
1976 "Hard Luck Woman" Pop Singles 15
1976 "Calling Dr. Love" Pop Singles 2
Singles - Billboard (Germany)
Year Single Chart Position
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