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Lick It Up is the 11th studio album by American rock band Kiss. Prior to its release, the band members appeared Lick It Up - Kiss - Fuego En Buenos Aires MTV without their trademark makeup. It was the first public appearance without make-up by the band since their very early days, and their first for Mercury Recordswhere they had been signed following their departure from Casablanca Records.
It was certified gold on December 22, the first Kiss album to achieve certification since 's Unmasked. This is partially attributable to the increased publicity the band received after their unmasking. They were accompanied by a pair of similarly themed, tongue-in-cheek videos featuring the band along with many scantily clad women in desolate, post-apocalyptic settings.
For the first time, Vinnie Vincent appeared on the cover art for the album, whereas Ace Frehley had appeared on the Creatures of the Night cover, despite having already left the band and not being involved in the recording of the album. Vincent was not legally a member of the band. Due partly to disputes over what his role in the band and his pay would be some reports indicated that he had asked for, and was flatly denied, a percentage of the band's gross profitsVincent never signed any contract making his employment official.
These disputes, along with a growing attitude by him that he was solely responsible for the resurgence of Kiss, would lead to him leaving the band or being fired, depending on the source after the European leg of the Lick It Up tour. With the band unable to secure a replacement guitarist on such short notice, Vincent was enticed to return for the American leg of the tour; however, his refusal to sign his contract continued to be a sore point.
A Lick It Up - Kiss - Fuego En Buenos Aires rift developed between him and the rest of the band over his guitar solos. What were supposed 5—8 minute solos, timed to finish on a cue so that Paul Stanley could introduce the next E-statico - A Short Apnea - A Short Apnea, suddenly expanded in some instances, leaving the rest of the band impatiently waiting on stage Everythings Coming Up Roses - Jackie Gleason - Silk n Brass Vincent to finish.
The two nearly came to blows in the dressing room afterward, with Stanley accusing Vincent of showing him up, and Vincent accusing the other three members of ruining his solo and trying to hold him back as a performer.
They were separated by Eric Carr Wie Wär’s Mit Charleston? - Heidi Brühl - Wie Wär’s Mit Charleston? Gene Simmons and a couple of roadies who tried to keep the peace. At a March show in Quebec, Canadaas the band prepared to close out their set, Vincent broke into an impromptu solo, leaving the other band members standing onstage with nothing to do.
Vincent left or was fired for a second time, depending on the source shortly after. This time, the break was permanent. Usually Stanley would introduce Carr after a brief drum solo,and lead into the segment with either Simmons or Carr performing lead vocals.
In an interview for KISSology 2Stanley made the statement that, "People were now listening with their eyes rather than their ears, mainly because Creatures of the Night was arguably a better album than Lick Lick It Up - Kiss - Fuego En Buenos Aires Up.
He also made the statement that, "The only reason why I think people bought Lick It Up more than Creatures of the Night was because we had no make-up on. That was the only reason. While Vincent contributed lead guitar to six songs on Creatures of the Night as a session player, by the time Lick it Up was released and for all the public knew, he was officially the guitarist in Kiss and played all the lead guitar on the album. The opening track co-written by Vincent features a solo from Rick Derringer.
Lick It Up was certified platinum on December 19, Stanley has stated in some interviews that he felt that the album sold well mainly due to the hype surrounding the band's unmasking. The American leg of the tour has been seen as commercially disappointing by writer Kurt Gooch, who has believed that Kiss alienated many longtime fans by eschewing the iconic makeup. The title track " Lick It Up " remains a staple of the ensemble's live performances, having been played over 1, times as of August ; however, the rest of the album is rarely played live.
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