Asked by May The Rock Be With You
why he titled his sixth solo album "Space Invader," Ace Frehley
replied: "After the holidays, we were deciding what to call the record and a lot of names were being thrown around and somebody came up with 'Space Invader' and I thought that was great."
"Then we talked about the album cover and talked about me coming out of a flying saucer or a spaceship and a couple of the artists at eOne Music came up with some rough renderings, and I fooled around with it in Photoshop and then I was talking to Ken Gullic from eOne Music and we decided to give Ken Kelly a call because I've talked to Ken over the years about doing an album cover for me and he just jumped at the chance and boom, it was done a week later. [Laughs]
"Everything just kind of fell into place, like I said, the last two weeks of mixing I didn't have 'Space Invader' or 'Past The Milky Way' - there was no guitar solos, no vocals, no melody - and those two songs I think really wrap the whole package up into a nice bow because they're both space themes and they make the album come off as more of a concept record, I think."