The Catman re-emerges wearing his heart on his sleeve. The session musicians from his ‘78 solo outing have departed and are replaced with a hard rockin’ outfit called Criss.
Peter Criss says:
“I thought Criss was the shit and that musically we had something to say. It was a killer line-up, which included Mark Montague on bass and Mike Stone, who’s now with Queensryche, on guitar and vocals. It was so cool to have Ace Frehley play on the record too.”
“Unfortunately, not long after the album’s release, the band went through turmoil and partially disbanded. I also suffered a divorce and my mother passed. I wrote Blue Moon Over Brooklyn for my mom, and The Trut’ was about civil war.”
“My wife Gigi recently said to me, ‘You son of a bitch! You really write about what’s going down. It’s like there’s no lies in your writing and I love that.’ There are some very profound lyrics on Cat #1, and it was definitely a statement.”