Anomaly is the fifth solo album by former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley, released on September 15, 2009. It is his first album of new studio material since 1989's Trouble Walkin'. Frehley produced most of the album himself, with Marti Frederiksen producing the Sweet cover "Fox on the Run". The album is dedicated to late Kiss drummer Eric Carr and late Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell. The album debuted at number 27 on the Billboard 200. And at number 20 on the Swedish album chart.
Tracklisting[edit | edit source]
Foxy & Free (3:43) - Frehley
Outer Space (3:46) - Frehley/Askew/Mendez
Pain In the Neck (4:10) - Frehley
Fox On The Run (3:34) - Connolly/Priest/Scott/Tucker
Genghis Khan (6:07) - Frehley
Too Many Faces (4:22) - Frehley
Change The World (4:11) - Frehley
Space Bear (5:24) - Frehley
A Little Below The Angels (4:17) - Frehley
Sister (4:45) - Frehley
It's A Great Life (4:00) - Frehley
Fractured Quantum (6:19) - Frehley
The Return of Space Bear (5:47) <iTunes Exclusive album only track>
Album Notes[edit | edit source]
Produced by Ace Frehley except track 04 produced by Marti Frederiksen. Associate Producer: Frank Munoz. Recorded at Ace's Home Studio, Westchester, NY, and Schoolhouse Studios, New York City, NY. Mixed by Marti Frederiksen and Anthony Focx.
Personnel[edit | edit source]
Ace Frehley - Vocals, Lead Guitar, bass on 02, 05, 11.
Derrek Hawkins - Rhythm guitar on 02.
Anthony Esposito - Bass
Marti Frederiksen - Bass, keyboards, and backing vocals on 04, Synth on 09, drums, percussion, strings on 12.
Anton Fig - Drums
Brian Tichy - Drums on 04.
Scot Coogan - Drums on 10, backing vocals on 03 & 10.
Pearl Aday - Backing vocals on 05.
Kari Kimmel - Backing vocals on 05.
Monique Frehley - Backing Vocals on 09.
Marketing[edit | edit source]
Ace Frehley's official website and YouTube channel released a promo commercial for the album. In the commercial, a boy is outside a sound studio, telling a girl that he has been waiting for the new album for over a year. Their uncle, who is sporting a mullet and wearing a Trouble Walkin' t-shirt, tells them he's been waiting for 20 years. Suddenly, from out of a thick cloud of smoke, Frehley on a Chopper appears. He makes a hitchhiking-like gesture (which was used in the Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park film when using his transportation powers), magically giving the trio copies of the CD. He then lets out an "Ack!" (another reference to the aforementioned film in that it was his common catch phrase) before riding out.
The CD cover folds into a pyramid. Another version of the CD included a "tattoo". Anomaly has also been pressed on limited copies of vinyl records.