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Lick It Up [Original recording remastered]

Kiss Audio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
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1. Exciter
2. Not For The Innocent
3. Lick It Up
4. Young And Wasted
5. Gimme More
6. All Hell's Breakin' Loose
7. A Million To One
8. Fits Like A Glove
9. Dance All Over Your Face
10. And On The 8th Day

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5.0 out of 5 stars 2ND BEST KISS ALBUM!!!!!!!!!!!! Jan. 30 2004
Format:Audio CD
I DIDNT THINK I WOULD LIKE KISS WITHOUT MAKE UP,OR ACE AND PETER,BUT BOY WAS I WRONG!!!I LIKE THEM EVEN MORE WITHOUT MAKEUP(MUSIS WISE).THIS IS AN AMAZING ALBUM,IT ALSO HAS THE LATE GREAT ERIC CARR.THE SONGS ARE VERY COOL AND SLICK.I THOUGHT THIS HAD SOME OF GENES BEST VOCAL YET!HE IS NOT AS GOOD AS PAUL,HE HAS AN AWESOME VI,AND STILL HAS IT.I RECCOMEND THIS TO NEWER KISS FANS, YOU WILL LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Get a Lick on this album! Oct. 25 2006
By Tommy Sixx Morais TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
(Lick it up 1983 by KISS))

Situation:At this time KISS was at is lowest point ever the band had lost two original members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss,album sales were low(Their last albums being Unmasked and Music from the Elder),concerts attendances at lowest all seemed bad.Fans got tired of KISS`s image as the makeup wasn`t exiting anymore so KISS did what they had to do to survive,they took their trademark makeup off.

Lots of good songs are on this album the title track `Lick It Up`,`All Hell`s Breakin Loose`,`Exciter` and notably Paul Stanley`s `A Milion To one`.Vinnie Vincent contributed writting on 8 songs on this album and Eric Carr wrote `All Hell`s Breakin Loose` wich is a very interresting track as Paul rapped the lyrics wich was a creative idea and original even if i don`t like rap.

Vinnie Vincent is back as lead guitarist but unfortunatly it was the only time he`s been credited for playing on a KISS album as he also played on Ceatures.KISS always had dilemas with their guitarist Ace left,Vinnie was fired,Mark St John got hurt,Bruce was fired,Ace lefte again and now there is Tommy Thayer.Vinnie was a great guitarist but his style did not match KISS`s.

While Lick It Up might not be one of KISS`s best records it will be remembered as the album they took their makeup off and they regained popularity and their fans,this album`s sales were good as KISS got their first Platinum record since Dynasty a good 5 years ago.KISS made the accomplishment of surviving and re-creating themselves and bring old fans back and bring some new fans.This album`s direction is different from `Creatures`wich was Metal,this album is more Pop-Metal.
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Format:Audio CD
1983's "Lick it Up" was an album that unleashed a new Kiss. After putting away the Kabuki makeup and sparkling rhinestones, the band adopted a much more aggressive metal sound, one that Kiss experimented with on "Creatures of the Night." Such a musical formula became a double-edged sword; it placed Kiss back in the limelight, but blended too well with the decade's hair movement.
Supported by Vinnie Vincent's squealing guitar and Eric Carr's fierce drumming, Paul Stanley's vocals repeatedly soar by a few octaves. Meanwhile, Gene Simmon's rugged vocals combine bestial growls and screeches. As for the song's themselves, they discuss typical subjects associated with glossy hair bands: groupies, drugs, cars, and social disorder. "Exciter," "Gimme More," and "Fits Like a Glove" display the most sexually shocking material ever written. It's no surprise that this CD would eventually be targeted by Tipper Gore and the PMRC. "Lick it Up" is a catchy pop single that invites hungry fans into a forbidden world of bliss. "All Hell's Breakin' Loose" is an anthem that glows red-hot with rebellion; while pumping their fists into the air, the band members use this tune to tear down society's oppressive institutions. "A Million to One" can best be described as a sequel to "I Still Love You" from "Creatures of the Night"; in a dramatic fashion, Paul curses a woman who left him in order to pursue another gentleman. "Dance All Over Your Face" is also an anti-woman song, only this time Gene is the one who fumes; he takes his anger out on an unnamed ex-lover who cheated on him.
Overall, "Lick It Up" is worth listening all the way through. It's a perfect holiday gift for anyone missing the Headbanger's Ball.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Bring on the pastels, boys... Oct. 14 2003
Format:Audio CD
Not being even a remote metalhead--yet at the same time, a die-hard KISS fan from back in the day--and disregarding the year in which this album was released, it's remarkable how strong some of this material is. And the most credit should be awarded to Vinnie Vincent, who co-wrote most of the material on this album.
Regardless your personal preference, "A Million To One" was a mid-tempo power ballad just before they started to break big (then every hair band needed one) that still sounds good. "All Hell's Breakin' Loose" is fun, "Dance All Over Your Face" is a fair-to-middling funker from Gene, and of course, there's the title track with a lousy video. From any other band, this would have been a killer album, but as it is, a surprisingly solid effort from a band that was supposedly written off by this time.
The best tune, however, is the speed-core delight "Fits Like A Glove", which contains more than enough cliches for anybody's pocket.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of their best Aug. 5 2003
Format:Audio CD
Lick It Up ranks with Kiss, Destroyer, and Alive I as their best albums. On their previous album Creatures Of The Night, Kiss went back to their heavy metal roots. Although it was their strongest album since Destroyer, it didn't sell well and the tour was their least successful. So in 1983, Kiss decided to remove their trademark lineup and release the album Lick It Up.
Lick It Up is their best album from the '80s and along with their next album Animalize are the strongest albums they've recorded without their makeup. The addition of lead guitarist Vinnie Vincent fueled the hunger in the band as each track here is killer. Vincent also proves his mettle as a songwriter co-writing 8 of the 10 tracks on the album. Tracks such as "Young And Wasted", "Not For the Innocent", and "Fits Like A Glove" are among their heaviest tracks recorded, featuring some of Gene Simmons' best lyrics and nasty vocals. "Dance All Over Your Face", with Gene's funky bass line, is also a very strong track.

Paul Stanley's contributions are also top notch with tracks such as "Exciter", the rap-metal of "All Hell's Breakin' Loose" and the catchy title track. The best track here may be the only slower track on the album, "A Million To One", definitely one of Paul's best songs ever. The performances by Vincent and drummer Eric Carr are among their best work, particularly on the heavier tracks. Sadly, Vinnie Vincent would leave the band after this album as neither his replacement Mark St. John or Bruce Kulick, although both talented players, quite filled his shoes from a playing or songwriting standpoint. Highly recommended to fans of real 80's heavy metal and not the pop-metal that would dominate the charts a few years later.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
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Published 9 days ago by frank hibbert
5.0 out of 5 stars Passion and fire -- Kiss are back!
What a rebirth! Like a snake shedding its skin (ooh, I bet Gene would have loved my analogy there) Kiss found new life on Lick It Up. Read more
Published on Aug. 27 2009 by LeBrain
5.0 out of 5 stars New sound, Same Old Magic.
First let me state that I AM A KISS FAN. If you are not a fan of Kiss you probably won't like this album. Ok, now that that it out of the way let's talk about Lick it up. Read more
Published on Dec 3 2008 by T. A. Hogan
4.0 out of 5 stars without a doubt kiss' finest release
Let me preface this by saying that I am the farthest thing from a Kiss fan. Now that you know that there are no biases involved in this review, let me tell you that this was... Read more
Published on June 17 2006 by R. J. Plante
2.0 out of 5 stars The magic is gone
With 1983's "LICK IT UP", Vinnie Vincent had became the official replacement to long time fan favourite Ace Frehley. Read more
Published on May 6 2004 by L. B. Ivarsson
1.0 out of 5 stars Lick it up AAAAAAUUUUUUUUOHOH
"It"s only right now" Sad lyrics sad album sad band everything about this album is terrifying. Read more
Published on April 6 2004 by David lucas
5.0 out of 5 stars WHO NEEDS MAKE UP WHEN YOU GOT TALENT!!!!!
I AM ALWAYS READY TO BUY A NEW KISS CD. I AM JUST A FANATIC. AND ON THIS ONE I GOT MY MONEYS WORTH. IT HAS SOME GREAT SONGS LIKE EXSITER WHICH HAS HIGH ENERGY. Read more
Published on Feb. 28 2004 by WILL JOHNSON
2.0 out of 5 stars Lick it Up
After their career had been in the dumps for a couple of years, Kiss was desparate to jump back into the spotlight. Read more
Published on Feb. 12 2004 by Gitters
2.0 out of 5 stars The Beginning of the End
Let's clarify this: Vinnie Vincent left Kiss because Gene and Paul decided they'd pay him a salary for writing 90% of the songs on this album with them, instead of royalties. Read more
Published on Sept. 18 2003 by D Talada
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