KISS: “Rock ‘N’ Roll Party” from Destroyer

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About “Rock ‘N’ Roll Party”

“Rock ‘N’ Roll Party” is a hidden song by KISS from their album Destroyer.

This piece was the work of album producer Bob Ezrin who overlaid the choir effects from “Great Expectations” with some of Paul Stanley’s vocals from Alive! and looped them for around one minute and twenty seconds. Test pressings of the LP at Sterling Sound made in February, 1976 used the title “Rock And Roll Demons”.

Two different reasons have been given for the piece. Bob Ezrin has explained, “It was necessary to round off the experience if you were listening to the album from top to bottom and that you really needed something to close the book.” Alternatively, Paul Stanley has said that the piece was created because the album felt too short, reasoning, “Bob was trying to think of a way to extend the album, because as good as it was, it was short… We needed to fill up the record.”

The original vinyl LP did not list the track. The remastered CD featured the hidden song on its own track. Some versions of the vinyl do not include the track.

About Destroyer

KISS’s fourth studio album, Destroyer, was released in 1976 and is considered one of the band’s most iconic records. Produced by Bob Ezrin, the album showcases the band’s hard rock sound, with some experimentation and orchestration thrown in. The album features some of KISS’s most famous songs, including “Detroit Rock City,” “Shout It Out Loud,” and “Beth,” which became the band’s first top 10 hit.

Destroyer received mixed reviews upon its release, with some critics praising its ambition and others criticizing its lack of focus. However, it has since become a fan favorite and a classic of the genre, with many considering it one of KISS’s best albums. The album’s iconic cover art, featuring the band members in superhero makeup, has also become one of the most recognizable images in rock and roll history.

Destroyer cemented KISS’s place in the pantheon of hard rock and heavy metal bands and remains a must-listen for any fan of the genre.

How to find “Rock ‘N’ Roll Party”

On vinyl: Play through the last track

On CD (remastered version): Go directly to track #10

Listen to “Rock ‘N’ Roll Party”

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8 Responses

  1. Dave B says:

    Two things wrong here: the line “Rock and roll party” was not taken from Alive. If you listen really closely, the way he says it on Destroyer is not exactly the same as on Alive between Deuce and Strutter at all. And, in this article they’ve quoted the line from Alive incorrectly. He says to the audience “it looks like we’re gonna have ourselves, a rock and roll party night”

  2. Jason Volkoff says:

    AAAAND, the track wasn’t put in as a joke. It was put in to extend the running time on the album to make it an LP and not an EP to fulfill contractual album delivery requirements….

  3. Adam J Stafford says:

    I’ve heard stories that Metamorpho actually sings on this track?

  4. xtremErisa says:

    There appears to be some internet crediting of Pop/Kral as the authors of the song. Seem to be blown references resulting from erroneous confusion with Pop’s “Rock and Roll Party”. Sheesh.

  5. Parker-14 says:

    I get so tired of people trying to change history. On the original vinyl album from Casablanca, this track is not listed as a standalone track. Therefore does not and should not, have a title!

  6. Parker 14 says:

    Does not agree with me? My last post was not on this comment section. This recording is not listed as a standalone track on the original Casablanca final pressing. Therefore does not and should not have a title

  7. Kiss Lover says:

    I get so tired of everyone trying to re-write history. The original album and 8-track does not list this a stand-alone track. I know this because I have an original Casablanca release of Destroyer on both formats. Therefore, it does not and should not have any title!

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