Episode 207 "Hotter Than Hell"

Shout It Out Loudcast

Jan 21 2023 • 2 hrs 9 mins

This week Tom & Zeus review the 1974 KISS album, "Hotter Than Hell.” This was KISS' 2nd studio album and the 19th KISS studio album reviewed by SIOL. Produced by the same two producers of the debut album a few months earlier, Kenny Kerner & Richie Wise, Hotter Than Hell was the first album that KISS did not have all the songs ready to go. Some of the songs were left overs from the previous album and also Wicked Lester, but some were created for this specific album. The album features a still hungry bad with contributions from all members. Of the ten songs, only three were sung by Paul Stanley. Ace Frehley had three writing credits, Peter Criss sang two songs and Gene Simmons sang 5 songs! The album was darker and heavier than the debut album and is noted for its tough sounding production. Many of the songs became KISS concert staples, such as Parasite, Let Me Go, Rock 'N' Roll, Hotter Than Hell and more. A couple of KISS' best deep cuts are also on the album. The album cover by John Van Hamersveld features a Japanese theme and photos from the legendary photo shoot by Norman Seeff. As usual the guys breakdown and analyze the tracks and rank the songs SIOL style. As always, they then compare the album and album cover and rank it against the previous studio albums reviewed. Don't miss the incredible episiode opener! Grab A Hold Of My Rocket! For all things Shout It Out Loudcast check out our amazing website by clicking below:   www.ShoutItOutLoudcast.com   Interested in more Shout It Out Loudcast content? Care to help us out? Come join us on Patreon by clicking below:   SIOL Patreon   Get all your Shout It Out Loudcast Merchandise by clicking below: Shout It Out Loudcast Merchandise at AMAZON   Shop At Our Amazon Store by clicking below: Shout It Out Loudcast Amazon Store   Please Email us comments or suggestions by clicking below: ShoutItOutLoudcast@Gmail.com   Please subscribe to us and give us a 5 Star (Child) review on the following places below: iTunes Podchaser Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Please follow us and like our social media pages clicking below: Twitter Facebook Page Facebook Group Page Shout It Out Loudcasters Instagram YouTube   Please check out our sponsor AB CPA, Inc. for all your accounting and tax needs by clicking below: AB CPA, Inc.   Proud Member of the Pantheon Podcast click below to see the website: Pantheon Podcast Network Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices