BAND ACE FREHLEY
OUT Oct 19th
OUR RATING 90/100
I wanna be totally honest: I love KISS, I'm a fan of all line-up but I always thought that ACE was the real top player of the band! Maybe not easy to manage, but surely able to hit us with his unique style.
For a few days is available the new platter called SPACEMAN, out on Oct 19th.
In our opinion SPACEMAN might be the closest link to his acclaimed 1978 solo record, both in mood and execution.
In this new Frehley played all of the guitar parts on Spaceman, as well as bass on all but two songs.
Longtime drummer and friend Anton Fig also appears on “Off My Back” and “Pursuit of Rock and Roll” while closest collaborators Scot Coogan and Matt Starr also play drums.
The song “Bronx Boy” lays out his histosy before KISS, running wild with a street gang called the Ducky Boys.
“Pursuit of Rock and Roll” ticks off a list of rockers that made Ace who he is, including Little Richard and the Stones.
“Without You I’m Nothing” should be a dead giveaway; that growl of a bass tone belongs to Gene Simmons, who co-wrote that song, along with “Your Wish Is My Command"
Frehley's reconnection with Simmons and Paul Stanley (who joined Ace on a cover of Free’s “Fire and Water” for 2016’s covers LP Origins, Vol. 1) is a heartwarming news for all KISS fans.
The last song, “Quantum Flux”, is a classic instrumental from Frehley, with lush acoustics and twin-leads.
Ace is come back with a special album, in our opinion the best episode since 1978 gorgeous solo platter!
YOU WANTED THE BEST, YOU GOT THE BEST! YES!!!
(Pics from Artist's Fb)