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Ace Frehley
« on: January 23, 2017, 09:34:10 PM »
The Space Ace will be forever remembered as a founding member and lead guitarist of Kiss. But he has also released the solo album back in 1978 when each of the Kiss members released a solo offering. Ace's was arguably the most popular and best selling of the bunch containing Rip It Out, New York Groove, and Fractured Mirror among others. Anton Fig played drums on that record, Ace and Anton would later go on to play together in Ace's post Kiss band Frehley's Comet, which released two albums in 1987 (Frehley's Comet) and 1988 (Second Sighting), along with the EP Live+1.

Ace would then dump the Frehley's Comet name and release another solo offering in 1989 (Trouble Walking). From 1996 through 2000 he rejoined Kiss for an original lineup reunion album and subsequent tours before leaving again. His next solo album wouldn't come until 2009's Anomaly, followed by another long hiatus until 2014's Space Invader. He has also recently released the Origins Vol. 1 album last year in 2016.

Focusing on some of his non Kiss material. I would offer these as some pretty good ones.

Frehley's Comet:
Rock Soldiers: (video)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74zI3dpXDSc
Rock Soldiers: Live Scout Bar Houston,TX 1/19/17
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wjol9lmS2kw
Stranger In A Strange Land: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWJB3HhjCHo
Into The Night: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFn9frzTJsk
Fractured Too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyuQZ4lJrig
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Re: Ace Frehley
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2017, 09:59:53 PM »
I love Ace even though his solo music is hit or miss. There's definitely some shining moments-- with a lot of filler too. His '78 solo album still remains his best. He'll ALWAYS be a member of Kiss to me. Be that as it may, I'll most likely go see him this Friday in Tempe. A version of Enuff Z'Nuff is opening the show apparently.  8)

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Re: Ace Frehley
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2017, 10:05:22 PM »
Who is in his touring band, that 2017 live link I put up, it looks like he has Richie Scarlett back, Is that Richie?

Richie is awesome, I saw him multiple times playing with Mountain with Leslie West. and met him real cool dude.
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Re: Ace Frehley
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2017, 10:27:28 PM »
Who is in his touring band, that 2017 live link I put up, it looks like he has Richie Scarlett back, Is that Richie?

Richie is awesome, I saw him multiple times playing with Mountain with Leslie West. and met him real cool dude.


Yes, Richie is back with Ace along with Scot Coogan on drums and Chris Wyse on bass. This lineup came through town last March. Overall it's probably Ace's strongest lineup to date. They're relatively tight albeit with some reckless abandon. In typical Ace fashion ( :D).

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Re: Ace Frehley
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2017, 06:35:20 PM »
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Re: Ace Frehley
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2017, 02:24:19 PM »
Nice, would love to see Frehley's Comet do a full reunion tour.  8)

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Re: Ace Frehley
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2017, 07:08:36 PM »
Hell Yeah  ;D

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Re: Ace Frehley
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2017, 06:56:03 PM »
I like this cover of Sweet's Fox on the Run, not as good as the original, but it's pretty cool.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzLJODadEGA

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Re: Ace Frehley
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2017, 07:14:40 PM »
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