Ace frehley solo album cover

Ace Frehley is a 1978 solo album from the lead guitarist and vocalist of American hard rock band KISS. It was one of four solo albums released by the members of Kiss on September 18, 1978.

"New York Groove" rose to #13 on the US Billboard chart[3], the highest showing for a Kiss single since "Beth" in 1976, until the song "I Was Made for Lovin' You" a year later (#11). The album itself reached #26 on the US Billboard album chart. It was certified Platinum on October 2, 1978, when it sold 1,000,000 copies.[4]

The album featured Anton Fig on drums, who would later perform session work on the Kiss albums Dynasty and Unmasked, as well as become a member of Ace Frehley's post-Kiss band Frehley's Comet. Fig, along with Will Lee, who played bass on three tracks on this album, would become permanent members of Paul Shaffer's band on Late Night with David Letterman and Late Show with David Letterman.

RIAA: Platinum

Track listing

  1. "Rip It Out" (Ace Frehley, Larry Kelly, Sue Kelly) – 3:39
  2. "Speedin' Back to My Baby" (Frehley, Jeanette Frehley) – 3:35
  3. "Snow Blind" (Frehley) – 3:54
  4. "Ozone" (Frehley) – 4:41
  5. "What's on Your Mind?" (Frehley) – 3:26
  6. "New York Groove" (Russ Ballard) – 3:01
  7. "I'm in Need of Love" (Frehley) – 4:36
  8. "Wiped-Out" (Frehley, Anton Fig) – 4:08
  9. "Fractured Mirror" (Frehley) – 5:25


  • Ace Frehley – Lead vocals, background vocals, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, guitar synthesizer, bass guitar
  • Anton Fig - Drums, percussion
  • Will Lee - Bass on "Ozone", "Wiped-Out" & "I'm In Need of Love"
  • Carl Tallarico – drums on Fractured Mirror
  • David Lasley and Susan Collins & co. - Background vocals on "Speedin' Back to My Baby", "New York Groove" & "What's On Your Mind?"
  • Larry Kelly - Background vocals on "Rip It Out"
  • Bill 'Bear' Scheniman - Bell on "Fractured Mirror"
  • Bobby McAdams - Power Mouth on "New York Groove"