Paying homage to his musical roots and heroes, Criss was upset when this Kiss-emblazoned solo effort was misinterpreted by fans and not given the rotation it truly deserved.
Peter Criss says:
“I was a major Sam Cooke fan and I loved James Brown. In my bar room days, I played in rhythm and blues cover bands and dreamed of making a soul record. The Kiss guys weren’t around to bust my chops and Vini Poncia (producer) let me have full reign.”
“I was let down because it was my first realisation that the fans preferred a Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath feel. Not that I was ahead of my time but there were certain songs on the album that were so hip. Paul Shaffer (‘David Letterman Show’ bandleader) thinks it was the coolest record out of the four Kiss solo releases.”
“Unfortunately, the music just flew over everyone’s heads because the songs didn’t have that typical Kiss ‘blow your face up’ sound. It was definitely the probe for me to realise that r’n’b was the music I really wanted to play.”