Happy Birthday Paul Stanley: His Top 6 Non-Kiss Songs
Today the man who was born Stanley Harvey Eisen and later became the Starchild Paul Stanley turns 60 years old. You are always defined by your favorites KISS member. If it's Stanley, like with us, then you're an outgoing, charismatic person who lives for fun. If it's Peter Criss, then you're a quiet lover with a big heart. If it's Vinnie Vincent then you don't exist.
Stanley's greatest contribution to the world of music has been in his full-time dedication to the empire that is KISS, and the demands that managing that huge endeavor have left him little time to pursue any other avenues of musical expression. However, we did find six non-KISS related gems to showcase as a present.
Recorded with Desmond Child under the name the Dudes of Wrath, the title from the Wes Craven flop is the best part of a really forgettable film. In fact, one look at the soundtrack leads us to believe that the whole thing was just an excuse to showcase some rock and metal rather than really scare anybody.
Stanley has been asked to produce albums for groups as big as Poison and Guns n' Roses, but has just never really had the time to do so. One exception to that was new England. He co-produced their debut album in 1979, spawning a top 40 hit in "Don't Ever Wanna Lose Ya."
Another behind the scenes treat from Stanley is a tune that he wrote with power poster Ben Roman of the Click Five called "Angel to You (Devil to Me)." Producer Mike Deneen introduced Roman to Stanley, who was quite impressed with the quality of music and lent his support to help launch the band.