GENE SIMMONS - Asshole promo EP      
Gene Simmons
Asshole (5 track promo sampler / cardboard sleeve)  *

Released : April, 2004
Produced by : Gene Simmons
Time : 17:45

01 Asshole  (3:19) Frank Tolstrup
02 Sweet & Dirty Love (3:03) Gene Simmons
03 Carnival Of Souls (3:10) Gene Simmons/ Scott Van Zen
04 Black Tongue (4:28) Gene Simmons/ Frank Zappa
05 Waiting For The Morning Light (3:43) Gene Simmons/ Bob Dylan




LABEL :
Europe : Sanctuary/Simmons Records - compact disc -  SANPX-245 (5 track)
UK       : Sanctuary/Simmons Records - compact disc -  SANPX-245 (10 track)*


* This promo is also released in the UK as a 10 track-promo-disc in jewelcase,
containing the following songs taken from the KISS boxset :
06 - Leeta (2:28)  (Gene Simmons)
07 - Mad Dog (2:32)  (Gene Simmons)
08 - Bad Bad Lovin' (3:43)  (Gene Simmons)
09 - You're All That I Want, You're All That I Need (4:17)  (Gene Simmons)
10 - It's My Life (3:44)  (Gene Simmons)



musicians :
Gene Simmons (lead vocals; bass on track 2, 3, 4; background vocals on track 1, 5)
Bruce Kulick (guitars on track 2)
Eric Singer (drums on track 2)
Nick Tweed Simmons (background vocals on track 3)
Frank Tolstrup (drums, bass, rhythm guitar, percussion on track 1)
Thomas Ruud (rhythm and lead guitars on track 1)
Ritchie Kotzen (guitars on track 3)
Frank Zappa (spoken words and rhythm and solo guitars on track 4)
Dweezil Zappa (lead guitar and background vocals on on track 4)
Ahmet Zappa (background vocals on on track 4)
Moon Zappa (background vocals on on track 4)
Gayle Zappa (background vocals on on track 4)
Steve Parrish (background vocals on track 3)
Chris Parrish (background vocals on track 3)


NOTES :
Produced by Gene Simmons, Mixed by Gene Simmons and Alex Todorov.

The album was recorded over many months and on different locations, including:
Track 1 cut by Frank Tolstrup and Shirley Temple at Stua Studio in Horten, Norway, engineered by Thomas Ruud.
Track 2 recorded at Head Room Studios, Los Angeles.

EXTRA NOTES :
Promotional 5-track pre-final mix CD sampler, housed in cardboard slipsleeve, featuring material from Gene's solo album. The rear cover notes "These are not the final mixes."

Track 01 is the same as the album version, with less equilization.

Track 02 features an error where the last drum-roll of the song is cut and the piece abruptly ends before the final bass string slide. 

Track 03 features a different arrangement than the album version, most noticeable on the introduction. While Gene was tinkering with the final versions of the songs he'd tack on the song's chorus and add to the introduction riff of the song for the album version of this song. That work would add 17 seconds to the final version. Gene would also beef up the bass sting pull between the chorus and verse.

Track 04 is the same as would appear on the album.

Track 05 is the most drastically changed song. This song is over twenty seconds longer than the album version. Gene would do some cutting and pasting on the track: The first verse would be changed from "And here Iím all alone / Sitting by the telephone / And I wonder why, I wonder why, I wonder why / I keep laughing when I wanna cry / And I wonder why" to "And here Iím all alone / Sitting by the telephone / And Iím wide awake all through the night / Keep waiting for the morning light." 
Gene also tightens up the arrangement of the song by removing 10 seconds of the harmonizing at the start of the song.




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Gene Simmons
Asshole (3 track promo CD-single)  

Released : April, 2004
Produced by : Gene Simmons
Time : 10:00

01 ***hole - radio edit  (3:20) Frank Tolstrup
02 ***hole - sheep edit (3:20) Frank Tolstrup
03 Asshole - album version  (3:20) Frank Tolstrup


LABEL :
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