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Smashes, Thrashes & Hits is a greatest hits album by the American hard rock band Kiss. It was the third hits album overall but the second such album released by the band in the United States (Killers was not released in the United States originally). Of the 15 songs on the album, two were new compositions and three were released after the band's unmasking in 1983. The remaining ten were all released during the band's years in makeup.


RIAA: 2x Platinum

New songsEdit

The two new songs on Smashes, Thrashes & Hits were "Let's Put The X In Sex" and "(You Make Me) Rock Hard," which feature the same polished production style as 1987's Crazy Nights. They were both produced and co-written by guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley, and were accompanied by videos that received moderate airplay on MTV.

New versionsEdit

Nearly all of the songs recorded by the band's original lineup were altered in one way or another. One song, "Beth," was re-recorded with lead vocals by then-drummer Eric Carr,[2] who had replaced the original drummer Peter Criss in 1980.

Track listingEdit

North American edition
No. Title Writer(s) Original album Length
1. "Let's Put the X in Sex" Paul Stanley, Desmond Child Previously unreleased 3:48
2. "(You Make Me) Rock Hard" Stanley, Child, Diane Warren Previously unreleased 3:26
3. "Love Gun" (remix) Stanley Love Gun (1977) 3:31
4. "Detroit Rock City" (remix) Stanley, Bob Ezrin Destroyer (1976) 3:45
5. "I Love It Loud" (remix) Gene Simmons, Vinnie Vincent Creatures of the Night (1982) 3:47
6. "Deuce" (remix) Simmons Kiss (1974) 3:20
7. "Lick It Up" Vincent, Stanley Lick It Up (1983) 3:53
8. "Heaven's on Fire" Stanley, Child Animalize (1984) 3:19
9. "Calling Dr. Love" (remix) Simmons Rock and Roll Over (1976) 3:38
10. "Strutter" (remix) Stanley, Simmons Kiss (1974) 3:38
11. "Beth" (Eric Carr vocal) Peter Criss, Stan Penridge, Ezrin Destroyer (1976) 2:46
12. "Tears Are Falling" Stanley Asylum (1985) 3:54
13. "I Was Made for Lovin' You" Stanley, Child, Vini Poncia Dynasty (1979) 4:29
14. "Rock and Roll All Nite" (remix) Stanley, Simmons Dressed to Kill (1975) 2:56
15. "Shout It Out Loud" (remix) Stanley, Simmons, Ezrin Destroyer (1976) 3:07
'Total length:' '51:54'
United Kingdom edition
No. Title Writer(s) Original album Length
1. "Let's Put the X In Sex" Stanley, Child Previously unreleased 3:48
2. "Crazy Crazy Nights" Stanley, Adam Mitchell Crazy Nights (1987) 3:45
3. "You Make Me Rock Hard" Stanley, Child, Warren Previously unreleased 3:26
4. "Love Gun" (remix) Stanley Love Gun (1977) 3:31
5. "Detroit Rock City" (remix) Stanley, Ezrin Destroyer (1976) 3:45
6. "I Love It Loud" (remix) Simmons, Vincent Creatures of the Night (1982) 2:44
7. "Reason to Live" Stanley, Child Crazy Nights (1987) 3:59
8. "Lick It Up" Vincent, Stanley Lick It Up (1983) 3:53
9. "Heaven's On Fire" Stanley, Child Animalize (1984) 3:19
10. "Calling Dr. Love" Simmons Rock and Roll Over (1976) 3:38
11. "Strutter" (remix) Stanley, Simmons Kiss (1974) 3:38
12. "Beth" (Eric Carr vocal) Criss, Penridge, Ezrin Destroyer (1976) 2:46
13. "Tears Are Falling" Stanley Asylum (1985) 3:54
14. "I Was Made for Lovin' You" Stanley, Child, Poncia Dynasty (1979) 4:29
15. "Rock and Roll All Nite" (remix) Stanley, Simmons Dressed to Kill (1975) 2:56
16. "Shout It Out Loud" (remix) Stanley, Simmons, Ezrin Destroyer (1976) 3:07
'toal lengh'' 56.18

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