Kiss Alive II

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The origins of Alive II go back to early 1977 when the band's manager Bill Aucoin suggested that Kramer record a live album during the evening show at Budokan Hall in Tokyo, Japan on April 2, 1977. The plan was to release a live album to give Kiss some much deserved time off before recording the album that would become Love Gun later that autumn. Kramer finished work on the album, but Casablanca and Kiss deemed it unusable, and the band forged ahead with their Love Gun sessions.

Most of the live tracks on Alive II were recorded during the band's August 26–28 shows at the Forum while on their Love Gun Tour. The 3 p.m. soundchecks at the August 26 and 27 shows were recorded, and later used on the album (i.e. "I Stole Your Love" with crowd noise being dubbed in later). "Beth" and "I Want You" were lifted from the aborted Japanese live album and used on the finished Alive II. As the band did not want to duplicate songs included on Alive!, the songs chosen for the three live sides of the album were all drawn from Kiss' three preceding studio albums: Destroyer, Rock and Roll Over and Love Gun.

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
1. "Detroit Rock City" Paul Stanley, Bob Ezrin Stanley 3:58
2. "King of the Night Time World" Stanley, Ezrin, Kim Fowley, Mark Anthony Stanley 3:06
3. "Ladies Room" Gene Simmons Simmons 3:11
4. "Makin' Love" Stanley, Sean Delaney Stanley 3:13
5. "Love Gun" Stanley Stanley 3:34
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
6. "Calling Dr. Love" Simmons Simmons 3:32
7. "Christine Sixteen" Simmons Simmons 2:45
8. "Shock Me" Ace Frehley Frehley 5:51
9. "Hard Luck Woman" Stanley Peter Criss 3:06
10. "Tomorrow and Tonight" Stanley Stanley 3:20
Side three
No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
11. "I Stole Your Love" Stanley Stanley 3:36
12. "Beth" Criss, Ezrin, Stan Penridge Criss 2:24
13. "God of Thunder" Stanley Simmons 5:16
14. "I Want You" Stanley Stanley 4:14
15. "Shout It Out Loud" Stanley, Simmons, Ezrin Stanley, Simmons 3:37
Side four
No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
16. "All American Man" Stanley, Delaney Stanley 3:13
17. "Rockin' in the U.S.A." Simmons Simmons 2:38
18. "Larger Than Life" Simmons Simmons 3:55
19. "Rocket Ride" Frehley, Delaney Frehley 4:07
20. "Any Way You Want It" Dave Clark Stanley 2:33