Love Gun
by Kiss

Album: Love Gun (1977)
Charted: 61
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Songfacts®:

  • Perhaps the best explanation of this song's lyrical content comes in the 2008 movie Role Models, where Seann William Scott's character is court-ordered to join a Big Brothers-like program and gets a very difficult and rambunctious boy. He finally manages to bond with the kid by introducing him to Kiss, and when he plays this song, he tells him: "Paul Stanley wrote it about his dick. Seriously, this song is called 'Love Gun.' And it's about Paul Stanley's dick, and how this girl's gonna get some of his dick!"
  • Paul Stanley of Kiss wrote this song and sang lead. He had a ready answer in interviews when asked what it's about: "A love gun is the gun you're born with, that never comes off."
  • Stanley wrote this song on a flight to Japan. "That was written in my head, the whole thing," he said in the 2004 book KISS: Behind the Mask. "When we landed, I had to play it to make sure it worked and it was all there. I think most of the time when you write songs that are great, you know it. I always thought 'Love Gun' was a great song, and today, I still think it is a tremendous song. It's probably the song I enjoy performing the most. To me, 'Love Gun' is quintessential Kiss and probably one of the five essential signature songs."
  • This is the title track to the sixth studio album by Kiss. Their albums Alive! (1975) and Destroyer (1976) had both gone Gold, and they were leaning into their image of swaggering theatrical rockers with a legion of fans that fed off the critics that were always slagging off the band. Most of their fans were teenage boys, but they had made inroads in other demographics, including women who could see the humor of a song like "Love Gun."
  • Kiss' producer, Eddie Kramer, played keyboards on this song. Paul Stanley played bass, which was typically the domain of Gene Simmons.
  • The Spinal Tap song "Big Bottom" makes a play on this with they lyrics, "My love gun's loaded and she's in my sights. Big game is waiting there inside her tights." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France

Comments: 13

  • Gerald from Stockton, CaI've seen several live videos if this sing from the non-makeup days, Paul Stanley would introduce it with a story, every story ended the same way: Paul Stanley gets laid.
  • David from Lakeland, FlAnybody else notice that the rhythm of this song is similar to that of Foreigner "Cold as Ice" ?
  • Luke from Manchester, EnglandSpinal Tap don't make reference to this song on Big Bottom, they just make refernce to the euphonism "Love Gun"
  • Jonathon from Sumter, Scwho searched this song only because it was on the movie 'role models'?
  • Wudstock from Dallas, TxI love this song. I am sure you guys know that song is about his penis.
  • Gregg from Raceland, KyAwwww....perfection! Kiss at its best.
  • Eric from Mentor, OhI never gave this song any thought until I heard Tommy Shaw's [STYX] version, which ROCKS! Saw KISS last year in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. AWESOME!
  • Randy from Colerain Twp., OhIf you were around when the original 'Lovegun' album was released, enclosed was a .45 calibre handgun made of folded cardboard and paper which if you were to make a 'chop' motion, it would make a 'BANG' sound. Paul Stanley has stated in previous interviews that this is his favorite KISS song that he has ever written.
  • Ken from Perth, AustraliaThis was the album that got me into KISS back in '77...and I'm still there today. I love Stanley's songwriting, and this is my favourite KISS song...so much so, it is the licence plate on my car. At least the chicks get the meaning of it when driving in and around Perth!! Great song off a classic album during a phenominal decade.
  • Randell from Sydney, AustraliaThis song is the first song KISS performed on the dvd KISS Rocks the Nation Live! dvd.
  • James from New York City, Nylove his pentatonics on this song.
  • Phil from Niagara Falls, CanadaThis is song is AWESOME
  • Frank from Staten Island , NyOne of the greatest KISS songs ever written. The studio version doesn't really give it justice. This song rocks live. The guitar solos just kick major ass.
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