Thursday, September 22, 2011
KISS' "PSYCHO-CIRCUS" Released on this Day- 1998
Paul Stanley's statement regarding the album's lack of full band involvement, "We tried to do a Kiss album, and it was an ill-fated attempt because there was no real band," and continued by adding "For a band to make a great album, it has to share a common purpose, and we didn’t have it."
Despite the controversy, Psycho-Circus debuted on Billboard's 200 Albums Charts at #3 selling 110,000 copies in it's first week and certified Gold status by the RIAA on October 22, 1998.
The first single, Psycho-Circus( blw Into the Void), released in August and featured a 3-D video (as well as the tour) reached #1 on the Mainstream Rock Charts. Two singles followed (without videos) You Wanted The Best reached #22 and the third single We Are One did not chart in the US but charted in many other parts of the world.
The tour to support the album kicked off at Dodger Stadium on Halloween night, which was part of FOX's Halloween Spooktacular featuring the first couple of songs going out on a live broadcast, and featured 3-D effects via video screens never really hit the mark.