I Stole Your Love
by Kiss

Album: Love Gun (1977)
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Songfacts®:

  • Paul Stanley wrote this song and sang lead. In KISS: Behind the Mask, he explained: "'I Stole Your Love' came quickly. It was kind of a sister song to 'Love Gun,' so it came around the same time. Again, swagger and attitude. That song was influenced in some ways by the Deep Purple song 'Burn.' There's an old standard called 'Fascinating Rhythm' which is what 'Burn' is based on. The songs I was writing at the time were of a certain type. I was trying to get closer to the things I liked in British bands that were my influences. And then, interestingly, once you had Kiss play it, the song took off in a different direction because of the perspective of the players in Kiss. So, if I had done those songs 100% my way, they would have sounded more similar to those influences. That's the beauty of being in a band, each person brings their own perspective and takes it some place you might not." >>
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    Ken - LaSalle, Canada
  • This is the first song on Love Gun, an album that came near the peak of their popularity. By this time, they had built up a very loyal following and had even won over a few of the music critics that routinely trashed the band in their early years. A turning point for Kiss was their 1976 Destroyer album, where they refined their sound with considerable help from producer Bob Ezrin. Another seasoned producer, Eddie Kramer, worked on their next two: Rock And Roll Over and Love Gun. Kramer, known for his work with Led Zeppelin, was able to translate their live energy to the album.
  • There are two guitar solos on this song. Paul Stanley does the first one, Ace Frehley the second.

Comments: 7

  • Jeff from Austin, TxDefinitely one of my top 3 favorite Kiss songs. Hearing this song really makes you hear how much Kiss influenced all of the 80's metal bands.
  • Joe from Bellingham, Wahands down THE best KISS song I've listened to.
  • Randell from Sydney, AustraliaThis a very good KISS song.KISS rocks!!
  • Pat from Indio, CaProbably one the best Kiss songs of all time.
  • Mark from Lincoln, Nethe Alive II version is much better than the studio version, in my opinion.
  • Eddie from Acton, MeIn the guitar solo bridge, Paul Stanley plays the 1st half, and Ace Frehley plays the faster 2nd half.
  • Jimbo from Corpus Christi, TxFeatured as the 1st song in the movie Detroit Rock City. This is the song Jam's mom splashes herself with her red wine.
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