It was 45 years ago today (September 10th, 1975) that Kiss released its fourth album, the breakthrough double live set, Alive! The album, which was produced by Eddie Kramer, was culled from concerts in Detroit, Michigan; Cleveland, Ohio; Wildwood, New Jersey; and Davenport, Iowa, while on the road in support of the band's then-recent Dressed To Kill album. The band admittedly sweetened the live tapes at New York City's Electric Lady Studios prior to the release.
Alive!, like Peter Frampton's 1976 blockbuster Frampton Comes Alive!, featured the cream of the band's studio sets with the crucial element of the band's live show which had yet to translate to vinyl — or notable record sales. Alive! peaked at Number Nine on the Billboard 200 album charts and featured the band's signature call to arms — “Rock And Roll All Nite.”
The tracklisting to Alive! is: “Deuce,” “Strutter,” “Got To Choose,” “Hotter Than Hell,” “Firehouse,” “Nothin' To Lose,” “C’mon And Love Me,” “Parasite,” “She,” “Watchin’ You,” “100,000 Years,” “Black Diamond,” “Rock Bottom,” “Cold Gin,” “Rock And Roll All Nite,” and “Let Me Go, Rock N' Roll.”