“Space Ace” returns with the second instalment of his Origins series tracing the artist’s reflections of a lifetime in music.
Looking down the tracklisting, the first observation that you may notice with this album is the distinctly English influence. During his career, Ace Frehley has been inspired by many of the British invasion bands of the ‘60s and ‘70s including the likes of The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Animals and many more.
This album is like a classic rock jukebox and the perfect driving album. ‘Origins Vol. 2’ features a whole raft of anthems including the unmistakable “Space Truckin’” by Deep Purple, “30 Days in the Hole” by Humble Pie, and a thunderous rendition of “Manic Depression” by Jimi Hendrix – these being just a few of the highlights on this twelve-track release. For each track on the album, Frehley has applied his distinctive stamp.
For this record Frehley has invited a whole raft of his esteemed friends and guests including the likes of Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), John 5, Lita Ford and Bruce Kulick to name but a few. Of course, the album would not be complete without KISS classic “She”, during which Frehley’s band are on fire and very much “Alive”.
For rock fans, ‘Origins Vol. 2’ is like a walk down memory lane. And there’s only one way to describe this album – it’s simply Ace.