Kiss – Special Kiss Album For Their Summer Tour (1976) – Bonus Edition (The Kiss Review Series)

Welcome back to the Kiss Review Series.  Today we are doing another bonus edition.  As I am going through the band’s releases, I am going to throw in different items from my collection that aren’t part of the band’s normal album releases.  Singles, promos or whatever I can come up with.

Since we just talked ‘Destroyer’ in the last album review, these last two posts are specifically related to that album.  The first was the 45 Single of the song “Flaming Youth”.  This one is a Special Promo promoting their Tour in support of ‘Destroyer’. Now, I am cheating here again as I wrote a review on this years ago, so I am redoing it here so it is now a part of the Kiss Review Series.  I hope you like it.

In the further adventures of my box full of vinyl, there was yet another Kiss collectible included that I cherish deeply.  It was a 33 1/3 Vinyl Single in support of their tour for the 1976 Destroyer Tour.  I believe the album was released to radio stations for promo and not available for resale.  I actually know it was not available for resale because it says it on the Label of the album.

The album jacket actually says “Not For Resale”, but has been removed from my cover…very strange. The person that removed it was very careful and didn’t cut fully through the front cover…see below.

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The promo album only had four cuts from the Destroyer Album.  The album still plays great with only a few little pops here and there, but they just add to the charm.  Rather than retype the songs, I will give you another picture of the back of the album cover.

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An interesting fact is the label on the vinyl is the Kiss “Bicentennial Theme” and is the only time in KISStory that it has been used (again, I think that is the case).  It is completely badass.  This Bob Ezrin produced promo is truly amazing even though I already have every song on it in so many different formats.

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This is one I am proud to have in my collection and will enjoy it for years to come.  I really am amazed it hasn’t been damaged after all these years sitting in a box.  I hope you enjoyed the little tale of this album.

Next Up: Kiss – ‘Originals’ (1976)

Check out the rest of the series if you have time!!

The Kiss Review Series:

  1. Wicked Lester and the Progeny Demo Sessions (Bootleg)
  2. Kiss – Kiss (1974)
  3. Kiss – Hotter Than Hell (1974)
  4. Kiss – Dressed to Kill (1975)
  5. Kiss – Alive! (1975)
  6. Kiss – Destroyer (1976)
  7. Kiss – “Flaming Youth” Single – Bonus Edition
  8. Kiss – Special Kiss Album For Their Summer Tour (1976)

The Bootleg Series:

  1. Kiss – ‘Accept No Imitations’ (Bootleg Series) – Album Review (ASYLUM TOUR)
  2. Kiss – Look Wot You Dun to Me (Bootleg Series) – Album Review (CRAZY NIGHTS TOUR)
  3. Kiss – The Summer of Satan: The Devils Ride Out! (Bootleg Series) – Album Review (DESTROYER TOUR)
  4. Kiss – Return to Capital Center (Bootleg Series) – Album Review (DYNASTY TOUR)
  5. Kiss – With Fire & Thunder (Bootleg Series) – Album Review (HOTTER THAN HELL TOUR)
  6. Kiss – Northhampton PA March 19th, 1975 (Bootleg Series) – Album Review (DRESSED TO KILL TOUR)
  7. Kiss – The Hottest Show On Earth (Bootleg Series) – Album Review (THE HOTTEST SHOW ON EARTH TOUR 2010)
  8. Kiss – All the Way to the Ball Room (Bootleg Series) – Album Review (Australian Tour 1995)
  9. Kiss – Kiss of Thunder (Bootleg Series) – Album Review (The Rising Sun Tour 2006)
  10. Kiss – Agora Ballroom 1974: The Cleveland Broadcast plus Bonus Cuts (Bootleg Series) – Album Review (THE KISS TOUR)
  11. Kiss – Hotter Than Hell: Radio Broadcast 1976 (Bootleg Series) – Album Review (ROCK & ROLL OVER TOUR)
  12. Kiss – The Tickler (Bootleg Series) – Album Review (LICK IT UP TOUR 1983)
  13. Kiss – Barbarize (Bootleg Series) – Album Review (ANIMALIZE WORLD TOUR 1984 – North American Tour)
  14. Kiss – They Only Come Out At Night (Bootleg Series) – Album Review (ANIMALIZE WORLD TOUR 1984 – EUROPEAN TOUR)
  15. Wicked Lester and the Progeny Demo Sessions (Bootleg)

Kiss – The Box Set:

Gene Simmons – The Vault:

35 thoughts on “Kiss – Special Kiss Album For Their Summer Tour (1976) – Bonus Edition (The Kiss Review Series)

  1. Sweet album bro! This actually makes me nostalgic, because right now I’m in the process of moving with my parents, and the town I’m moving away from is the EXACT same hometown as Kiss. I always thought it was cool to have grown up in the same town as Kiss.

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      1. I love seventies items and this is a cool piece. That was always one of my favorite posters from them with that pose….I have a music room at home that has mostly seventies items in it. Including a fuzzy orange Chaise lounge chair from around 74.

        I might do a post on my 70s/music room.

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  2. Have you seen the show, The New Girl?
    There’s a character on the show (Schmidt) that pronounces words in a unique manner – so when I read ‘Flaming Youth’ I can’t help but hear ‘Youth’ in his voice!

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