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Destroyer

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Destroyer is the fourth studio album by band Kiss, released on March 15, 1976 in the United States. It was the second consecutive Kiss album to reach the Top 20 in the United States, as well as the first to chart in Germany and New Zealand. The album was certified gold by the RIAA on April 22, 1976. It was certified platinum on November 11, 1976, the first Kiss album to achieve that distinction.

Coming on the heels of the group's breakthrough album Alive!, Destroyer is easily the most ambitious studio recording of Kiss's '70s catalogue. Bob Ezrin, who had previously worked with Alice Cooper, was brought in to produce the album. Among the production flourishes Ezrin introduced to Kiss were sound effects, strings, screaming children and reversed drums (on "God of Thunder") as well as a children's choir.

The song "Great Expectations" uses the first phrase of the main theme from the second movement of Beethoven's Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, opus 13 "Pathétique", but songwriting is credited to Simmons and Ezrin.

Destroyer is the first Kiss album to prominently feature outside musicians, such as members of the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra. However, one musician was not credited: Dick Wagner, from Alice Cooper's band, replaced Ace Frehley on tracks such as "Sweet Pain" (as Frehley didn't want to interrupt a card game he was playing during recording sessions for the song) and even on a song that Frehley himself co-wrote, "Flaming Youth". Wagner also played the acoustic guitar found on the song "Beth". The success of Alive! and Destroyer enabled the band to embark on their first tour of Europe.

Throughout the years, "Detroit Rock City", "Shout It Out Loud", "God of Thunder", "King of the Night Time World", and "Do You Love Me?" have become permanent staples on the band's concerts. "Beth" was last played live on the band's Dec. 20, 2003 concert at Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA the last show of the World Domination Tour;. After drummer Peter Criss' final departure, the band retired the song from their set list until the "Sonic Boom Over Europe: From the Beginning to the Boom" Tour, where they began performing the song acoustic with Eric Singer providing the vocals. God of Thunder was last played in 2008 in Athens, Greece.

In 2003, the album was ranked number 496 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
torinogt73 Uploaded by torinogt73 on . Destroyer - Desktop Nexus Entertainment Download free wallpapers and background images: Destroyer. Desktop Nexus Entertainment background ID 486023. Destroyer is the fourth studio album by band Kiss, released on March 15, 1976 in the United States. It was the second consecutive Kiss album to reach the Top 20 in the United States, as well as the first to chart in Germany and New Zealand. The album was certified gold by the RIAA on April 22, 1976. It was certified platinum on November 11, 1976, the first Kiss album to achieve that distinction.

Coming on the heels of the group's breakthrough album Alive!, Destroyer is easily the most ambitious studio recording of Kiss's '70s catalogue. Bob Ezrin, who had previously worked with Alice Cooper, was brought in to produce the album. Among the production flourishes Ezrin introduced to Kiss were sound effects, strings, screaming children and reversed drums (on "God of Thunder") as well as a children's choir.

The song "Great Expectations" uses the first phrase of the main theme from the second movement of Beethoven's Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, opus 13 "Pathétique", but songwriting is credited to Simmons and Ezrin.

Destroyer is the first Kiss album to prominently feature outside musicians, such as members of the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra. However, one musician was not credited: Dick Wagner, from Alice Cooper's band, replaced Ace Frehley on tracks such as "Sweet Pain" (as Frehley didn't want to interrupt a card game he was playing during recording sessions for the song) and even on a song that Frehley himself co-wrote, "Flaming Youth". Wagner also played the acoustic guitar found on the song "Beth". The success of Alive! and Destroyer enabled the band to embark on their first tour of Europe.

Throughout the years, "Detroit Rock City", "Shout It Out Loud", "God of Thunder", "King of the Night Time World", and "Do You Love Me?" have become permanent staples on the band's concerts. "Beth" was last played live on the band's Dec. 20, 2003 concert at Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA the last show of the World Domination Tour;. After drummer Peter Criss' final departure, the band retired the song from their set list until the "Sonic Boom Over Europe: From the Beginning to the Boom" Tour, where they began performing the song acoustic with Eric Singer providing the vocals. God of Thunder was last played in 2008 in Athens, Greece.

In 2003, the album was ranked number 496 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
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Date Uploaded: October 24, 2010
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