Revenge is a studio album by Kiss, released in 1992. It was the band’s first album after the death of long-time drummer Eric Carr in November 1991. His replacement, Eric Singer, had played with Black Sabbath, Badlands, Brian May and Alice Cooper, among others.
The album was dedicated to Carr, and the last track (“Carr Jam 1981”) was a demo he had recorded soon after joining the group. One modification to the song, however, was the dubbing of Bruce Kulick’s guitar over Ace Frehley’s, which originally appeared. The main riff of the song was used as the basis for the Frehley’s Comet song “Breakout,” found on 1987’s Frehley’s Comet.
For Revenge, Kiss re-established ties with a pair of old associates—producer Bob Ezrin and guitarist/songwriter Vinnie Vincent. Ezrin had last worked with the group on 1981’s ill-fated concept album, Music from “The Elder”. Prior to that, he produced the band’s highly successful Destroyer album in 1976.
Vincent, who in December 1982 had replaced original guitarist Ace Frehley, was fired from Kiss at the conclusion of their Lick It Up tour in March 1984, for reasons that have never been fully explained. Vincent received co-writing credit for three songs on Revenge.
“God Gave Rock ‘N Roll To You II”, originally recorded for the soundtrack to Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, was the last Kiss song to feature a performance by Eric Carr. Carr, too ill to play drums on the song, provided background vocals.
“God Gave Rock ‘N’ Roll To You II”, “Unholy”, and “Domino” are the songs from the album that have endured as regular Kiss live staples. “I Just Wanna” and “Take It Off” were played on the Revenge tour and appeared on Alive III, and “Every Time I Look at You” was performed on Kiss Unplugged.
It was certified Gold (500,000 units sold) on July 20, 1992
Please check it out (Songwriters: Stanley, Paul;Ezrin, Bob)
Tryin’ to say I’m sorry, didn’t mean to break your heart …. And find you waitin’ up by the light of day …. There’s a lot I want to tell you, but I don’t know where to start …. And I don’t know what I’d do if you walked away …. Ooh, baby I tried to make it, I just got lost along the way
I never really wanted to let you get inside my heart …. I wanted to believe this would soon be ending …. I thought it wouldn’t matter, if it all just came apart …. But now I realize I was just pretending
Ooh, baby, I know I hurt you, but you can still believe in me ….
It’s gonna take a little time to show you, just what you mean to me, oh yeah …. It seems the more I get to know you, the more I need to make you see …. You’re everything I need, yeah …. Oho, I need ya, I need ya, I need ya… Ooh, baby, baby, baby, I know I hurt you, but you can still believe in me
You’re everything to me, you’re everything to me