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KISS..1978, year of solo albums and cinema!


After ALIVE II, the KISS' fourth platinum album in two years, the group, along with manager Aucoin, want to take the band to the next level.

The first part of 1978 have seen the release of four solo albums, one for every member.

All albums released and sold as Kiss albums (with similar cover art and poster inserts).

Stanley's and Frehley's albums were more in hard rock mood, while Criss' album featured an R&B style with several ballads and Simmon's was the most various.

The solo albums were released on September 18, 1978.

Frehley's album was the most successful; the real hit single was a cover of "New York Groove", written by Russ Ballard and performed by Hello.

The second part of Kiss' and Aucoin's plan wants the band to appear in a film that would show their image as superheroes.

The final product, "Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park", debuted on NBC on October 28, 1978.

It was released after many changes, outside the U.S., in 1979 under the title "Attack of the Phantoms".

A version of the film is available on the compilation DVD Kissology Volume Two: 1978–1991.

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