First re-release on picture disc of the debut full-length solo album the drummer of legendary American Hard Rock/Glam Rock band Kiss.
It was one of four solo albums released by the members of Kiss on September 18, 1978. The album was produced by Vini Poncia, who went on to produce the Kiss albums "Dynasty" (1979) and "Unmasked" (1980). Criss covered "Tossin' and Turnin'", which was a #1 hit for Bobby Lewis in the U.S. during the summer of 1961. The song was subsequently covered by Kiss on their 1979 tour. Much of the material on the album was originally written in 1971 for Criss's pre-Kiss band Lips.
At the peak of their popularity in 1978, Kiss decided to maximize their sales potential and exploit their loyal audience by having each member release a solo record on the same day. Instead of sending sales through the roof, it had the unexpected effect of stopping their momentum cold. It wasn't because the market was flooded with Kiss product - although it certainly was, since they released nine albums, including two double-live records and a compilation, in the course of four years - it was because the albums were, for the most part, terrible. Peter Criss' effort was one of the most undistinguished of the bunch, lacking hooks on the Pop-Metal rockers or the power ballads, as well as personality throughout. Even Kiss fans will have a hard time making their way through this record, or any of the other solo albums.
The album was the lowest charting of all the Kiss solo albums of 1978, reaching #43 on the US Billboard album chart. Of the four solo albums, "Peter Criss" was the only album to have two singles released from it: "Don't You Let Me Down" and "You Matter to Me".
Casablanca/Universal Music Plc., Russia/Lilith Ltd., 1978/2006 (LR115LPP). Made in Russia. Pressed in EU. 180 gram vinyl.
1. I'm Gonna Love You 3:19
2. You Matter To Me 3:17
3. Tossin' And Turnin' 4:01
4. Don't You Let Me Down 3:43
5. That's The Kind Of Sugar Papa Likes 3:01
6. Easy Thing 3:54
7. Rock Me, Baby 2:53
8. Kiss The Girld Goodbye 2:46
9. Hooked On Rock 'n' Roll 3:37
10. I Can't Stop The Rain 4:26
Total playing time: 34:57 min.