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Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
Domestic re-issue featuring new artwork, an autographed guitar pick, and packaging that includes photographs, and the story of Ace Frehley's solo career. 12 tracks including Into the Night, Insane, Rocket Ride, Cold Gin, a... more »
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Domestic re-issue featuring new artwork, an autographed guitar pick, and packaging that includes photographs, and the story of Ace Frehley's solo career. 12 tracks including Into the Night, Insane, Rocket Ride, Cold Gin, and others.
Ace Illustrates Kiss' Success
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Many artists believe that eventually they are as big as their band and can survive as a solo artist. Most fail miserably, but Ace Frehley pulls it off and shows why a band such as KISS with him on the guitar remains one of the greatest bands of all time. 12 Picks is a gutty, raunchy at times, hard hitting album that defines the spirit and talent that Ace brought to KISS. The gimmick, you know there had to be one from a guy who was in KISS, is a guitar pick with Ace's signature. Nice touch! Most of Ace's followers are guitar players so this was a great thing to have. If your'e lucky, you might get a personally signed pick of your very own!The music, live cuts which consist of mostly KISS tunes is great! Duece is a wierd yet interesting contribution as this was a song sang by Gene Simmons in the makeup days. The guitar work is great and an interesting piece to add to any of the KISS fan's personal collections. Cold Gin is as good as always, maybe a bit faster and more raw than the previously released versions. Ace's personal material delivers a hard punch in it's raw, New York City street, good old American Rock and Roll fashion. A must for any KISS fan! All in all Ace delivers a powerful performance and ememplifies why KISS became "The Hottest Band In The World" riding on his guitar."
A very underated and influential guitar player.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For years Ace Frehley has been overlooked as a influential and creative guitar player. There have been a number of reasons, one being the huge popularity of the KISS grouup and stage show. The other being Gene's and Paul's desire to be in the limelight alone. Ace gives Kiss their hard edge sound that they lost when he left. The songs on this cd show the sound and strength that Kiss bulit their sound on. It is a must for any serious Ace or Kiss fan. It is not a coincidence that artists have put out tribute albums to Ace, it merely shows how ignorant critics are and how differently Ace is viewed compared to his Kiss mates."
What can I say? It's Ace Frehley!
J. R. Norton | California | 07/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ace is back and he told you so! This compilation CD featuring songs from Ace's after-KISS band, "Frehley's Comet," is a very underrated CD that many people have yet to listen to. Hard rock fans have grown to appreciate it, but I recommend it to anyone who is a fan of any incarnation of rock. Ace soars on "Trouble Walkin'," "Rock Soldiers," (my personal favorite) and ALL of the live tracks, especially "Shock Me" and "Cold Gin." Ace shows why he is one of the 5 greatest guitarists of all time, up there with Angus Young, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, and Kirk Hammet. Just buy this CD and he'll prove it to you, too."