released 199.. by EPIC/ Acid Records Group
USA : EPIC/ Acid Records Group
-compact disc - EK19964
Lester line-up / guest musicians :
Gene Simmons (bass & lead
Paul Stanley (guitar & lead-vocals)
Ron LeeJack (guitar & banjo)
Brook Ostrander (Piano & Horns)
Tony Zarella (drums)
(Steve Coronel - additional guitars)
Track 01 - 10 Produced by Ron A. Johnson
at the Electric Lady Studios
, NYC. August 1972.
Track 11 - 15 Produced by Eddie Kramer. Engineered by Dave
Recorded at the Electric Lady Studios, NYC, February - March
"Too Many Mondays" and "Sweet Ophelia"
were songs originally released on Barry Mann's 1971 LP, "Lay It All Out", and were covered the same year by Wicked Lester. While Barry did better as a song writer, usually with his wife Cynthia Weil, or Gerry Goffin (co-writters on each of the tracks respectively), his own recordings didn't do so well. What is interesting, from the point of KISStory, is that the audio engineer at Electric Lady Studios, where the album was recorded, was one Ron Johnson, later the producer of the Wicked Lester album.
The Hollies song "I Wanna Shout" (covered by Wicked Lester as
"We Want To Shout It Out Loud") closed their 1970 album "Confessions Of The Mind" and is from one of their more obscure albums...
Infinity recorded "(What Happens) In The Darkness" in 1972 ...
The LAUGHING DOGS
In 1979 The Laughing Dogs dug into the image vaults at Epic/CBS and chose this cover for their debut
album (Columbia/CBS JC-36033 (USA, 1979). Interestingly, the artwork had originally been planned for use on the
abandoned Wicked Lester album in 1972.
The band has worked with Eddie Kramer and one of the members was
Carter Cathcart co-wrote the Ace Frehley song "Remember
Laughing Dogs website : myspace.com/laughingdogs