On the border to 4 stars
L. B. Ivarsson | Rock City | 05/05/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"When each member of Kiss recorded their own personal solo album back in 1978, Peter Criss' sounded very different from the traditional Kiss approach. One might suspect that the opportunity to record those songs made Criss realize that he actually could continue doing his own thing. Criss left Kiss after another two albums, and in 1980 he released his first album without any connection to the super group Kiss. "OUT OF CONTROL" sounds rather similar to the "Kiss solo effort", and Criss blend different musical styles like rock, pop, soul, and disco in a very attractive way. Peter Criss' rough voice works very well, either if it's slow ballads like "By myself" (with the honest lyrics: "By myself / Starting over again / By myself / Looks like this time I'm on my own"), melodic pop sounding tunes like "My life" or more rocking numbers such as "Out of control". This is a fine collection of great songs with connection to both the previous "KISS SOLO ALBUM" and follow up "LET ME ROCK YOU" (the best album from Peter criss).Gene Simmons (ruler of the Kiss empire) describes Peter Criss (in the book "Kiss and make up") as a person who lack talent regarding everything from writing songs, playing the drums to singing. One might wonder why Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley hired Peter Criss in the first place back in the early 1970's... Just listen to "OUT OF CONTROL" and decide for yourself which one of Criss and Simmons who has the most talent. If you want to take a shot at this good album, be sure you don't end up with the version released on the obscure record company (?) "Beth records" because that one is in fact a bootleg - just a copied vinyl with poor sound."
Deimos | Alberta | 09/01/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"If this is what Peter Criss is capable of thank got we have Eric Singer in KISS."
Y2bjs Reviews | Melbourne Australia | 03/12/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"While i think that this was not a bad album,after the title track Out Of Control,everything else never hit the spot with me.Out Of Control was such a good song i kept playing that one over and over.
While there is some good tunes here,i never actually got into this album much.It was realy made to get a hit on the charts,with a then modern sound.Not too bad though,but nothing like his efforts in Kiss."