Track 01 : "In Your Face" was written by Gene Simmons
for Ace Frehley to sing.
Released as a bonus track on Japanese KISS "Psycho
Circus" album, and as "Non-album Bonus Track" on
various versions of the KISS "We Are One" CD-single.
Track 02 : This Gene Simmons composition was written with Ace
Frehley in mind.
Track 03 : Gene
Simmons recorded this demo-track with Bruce Kulick and Eric
Singer. Originally, the song – when still titled Psycho Circus
(Weapons Of Mass Destruction) was written by Gene for
consideration as the title track for the 1998 album Psycho
Circus, but eventually Paul’s song with the same name was
chosen as the title track.
The song finally ended on Gene Simmons 2004 solo album "Asshole".
Track 04 : "Sweet and Dirty" was originally written in 1977 (it was titled
"Jelly Roll" back then), Gene has re-written it over the years (at one time it was titled
"Rotten To The Core") and in 1998 KISS recorded a version of
"Sweet and Dirty" for "Psycho Circus" but it never made the final selection for the album.
For his 2004 solo album Asshole" Gene recorded the tune again, this time with Bruce Kulick and Eric Singer.
Track 05 : It's not clear if this song is demoed or recorded.
Track 06 : Gene Simmons started writing the song "Carnival Of Souls" in 1993 but needed the help of Scott Van Zen (who worked with Gene on several KISS songs throughout the 90s) to finish it.
"Carnival Of Souls" was demoed during the recording sessions for the
"Carnival Of Souls" album that finally saw the light of day in ’97, but it did not end up on the album.
A little later, it was also demoed during the recording sessions for the album that would become
"Psycho Circus" in 1998. But again it did not make the album.
For his 2004 solo album "Asshole"
, Gene recycled the song and invited Ritchie Kotzen to play
Track 09 - 11 : It's
not clear if these songs are demoed or recorded.
Track 12 - 16 : Gene Simmons related song titles mentioned in
interviews during the "Psycho Circus" recording
Track 17 : various versions of
"Rain Keeps Fallin'"
version of a song is demoed in 1991 - 1992 with
SILENT RAGE, while a different little shorter 3:55 version
appeared on Gene Simmons' late 2006 "FAMILY
JEWELS "Monster" Sampler bonus CD".