Frehley's Comet is the second solo release from Ace Frehley, former lead guitarist of Kiss. It was the first album Frehley released after leaving Kiss in 1982. Anton Fig, who played drums on the album, also performed on Frehley's 1978 Kiss solo album, as well as Kiss's Dynasty and Unmasked albums.
Tracklisting[edit | edit source]
Rock Soldiers (5:05) - Frehley/Taylor
Breakout (3:38) - Frehley/Carr/Scarlett
Into The Night (4:12) - Ballard
Something Moved (4:02) - Howarth
We Got Your Rock (4:12) - Frehley/Kupersmith
Love Me Right (3:54) - Frehley/Schickman
Calling To You (4:20) - Frehley/McClarty/Russell
Dolls (3:28) - Frehley
Stranger In A Strange Land (4:02) - Frehley
Fractured Too (4:14) - Frehley/Regan
Personnel[edit | edit source]
Ace Frehley: lead and rhythm guitars, lead & backing vocals
Tod Howarth: rhythm and lead guitars, keyboards, lead & backing vocals
John Regan: bass guitar and backing vocals
Anton Fig: drums and percussion
Notes[edit | edit source]
Recorded at Right Track Studios and Sound Ideas Studios, NYC, NY, Master Sound Studios, Astoria, NY and Bear Tracks, Suffern, NY.
Engineered by Corky Stasiak, Eddie Kramer, Chris Bubacz and Mario Rodreguz.
Executive producer, John Zazula.
Track 02 : "Breakout" : originally an incomplete instrumental titled "Heaven" (a.k.a. "Carr Jam 1981), written by Eric Carr and Ace Frehley. Various (length) versions of the track were recorded in Toronto during KISS "The Elder" sessions in 1981. Richie Scarlet would put the finishing touches on the song dring mid-1984.
Track 03 : cover version of Russ Ballard. The original version can be found on his 1984 self titled album (USA: EMI America/Capitol ST-17108) (Europe: EMI/Electrola 538-7 91663-1/2).
Track 04 : "Something Moved" would include sampled sounds sequenced by Gordon Gebert.
Track 05 : "We Got Your Rock" is originally written by Marty Kupersmith (aka Marty Sanders) in 1983. When Frehley's Comet took up the song there may have been changes made to this song.
Track 07 : "Calling To You" is a 're-worked cover version' of the song "Megaforce" by 707 in 1982 (Boardwalk Records NB1 33253-1), which featured Tod Howarth as a bandmember.
A promotional 12" remix version of the song would reduce the song from 4:20 to 4:01. The remix version would be done by Andy Johns, assisted by Paul Wertheimer. The original 707 song is credited to Tod Howarth, Jim McClarty and Kevin Russell. In 2004 German label MTM Music reissued the 707 "Megaforce" album on their MTM Classix side label.
Videos[edit | edit source]
"Into The Night" (filmed on location in San Francisco,California)
"Rock Soldiers" (shot in Toronto,Canada).