In the last 10 years, Ace has been quite productive with four solo albums, including this one over that time span. How many albums has Kiss put out (studio albums, not greatest hits or live albums)? Only 2 with no signs of anything new coming. I would say Ace is winning in this category.
Ace’s new album is a throwback of sorts. Let’s start with that cover. The cover is paying homage to the photo shoot from his 1978 Kiss solo album which was 40 years ago. Here is the picture I found on pinterest…
The album title as well is a throwback to his days as “The Spaceman” in the Band. He will always be the Spaceman in my book (even though Tommy Thayer is killing it as that character in the band now).
The whole album has a reflective feel to it. As Ace has gotten older (and sober), he seems to be reflecting on the past and with songs like “Bronx Boy” and “Rockin’ with the Boys” (the first two singles) you definitely get that feeling that he now appreciates his past, embraces it and thinks fondly of it. Heck, even the cover song he does, “I Wanna Go Back” (Eddie Money cover), is looking back. And makes me think he wants the Kiss job again.