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Ace Frehley’s Space Trucking’

Ace Frehley of Kiss fame is releasing an album of covers Origins Vol. 2 and is promoting it with a teaser of his take on Space Trucking’.

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The full version of the track is expected online on July 28, with the album due later this year via eOne.

[Update Jul 28] …and here it is:

Thanks to Gary Poronovich and Blabbermouth for the info.



17 Comments to “Ace Frehley’s Space Trucking’”:

  1. 1
    mike whiteley says:

    I hope Space Ace has somebody else singing !

  2. 2
    Getahed says:

    I’ll look forward to not listening to this. Most covers of purple tunes are awful imho. Cant beat perfection

  3. 3
    Boswell's Johnson says:

    The organ sounds like a free vst.

  4. 4
    crabby says:

    I would agree

  5. 5
    Tommy H. says:

    Who needs a ‘guitar stand’ trying to play a song that’s written and played by real musicians?

  6. 6
    Buttockss says:

    Can’t see here on Mars!👽

  7. 7
    uwe hornung says:

    I could actually imagine Space Ace – non-singing voice and all – doing this very well, it kinda fits his canon and was never one of DP’s more sophisticated works. It’s a bit of rock’n’roll fun with a couple of Motown-loaned breaks at the beginning and in the middle. The chromatic chorus run – lifted from the 60ies Batman TV series according to DP’s Knight in Black – always sounded a little throwaway to me. That’s not to say that the song doesn’t have charm, but the tabernacle of DP songwriting craft it is not.

    And while there must be hundreds of thousands guitarists out there with better chops than Ace, his ‘stutter’n’stumble’ flurry-of-notes-falling-over-each-other style while soloing is truly idiosyncratic.

  8. 8
    Data says:

    Best cover of Trucking was made by William Shatner. You can’t go higher than that.

  9. 9
    NWO says:

    Covers are what they are. Sometimes they are great and sometimes they suck but most of the time they are just meh….
    I love Space Ace – Hope he gives it a garage band sound to it. Simplifying the guitar parts is great for us hacker players to learn!!

  10. 10
    mike whiteley says:

    Official video;

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=11&v=3YMfF8N-LI8&feature=emb_logo

  11. 11
    AndreA says:

    I like it.
    Everybody knows that nobody could be that Big Ian

  12. 12
    nupsi59 says:

    A totally waste of time…

    Wait for the new DP-album and have a nice Day!

  13. 13
    mike whiteley says:

    Out of curiosity,I sat through 1 full listen.It will be my last.

  14. 14
    Uwe Hornung says:

    He’s enhanced the comic book character of it und made it his own. As I expected. Good Fun.

    Kiss aren’t art und never professed to be. They’re entertainers.

  15. 15
    Buttockss says:

    @ 8, Agree… Mr Shatner “Rocks”! 👏

  16. 16
    NWO says:

    @8&15 – No one can argue the talents of William Shatner. A level that can’t be reached by many! This is Space Ace…

    I loved it! Funny and fun.. Great for a small venue live but Ace never comes to Toronto…
    Not a masterpiece by any means but like I said before, this is the kind of stuff that gives me inspiration to practice and play guitar. The sound is not unachievable for us hacks!

  17. 17
    Chris says:

    Oh my, that sucked.

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