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Posted on Aug 14, 2014 10:28 am
Last night Ace Frehley was back in New York City. So, looks like, it was the reason of the "New York Groove" song being played again by ex-KISS axeman joined by the Roots on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."
As Ultimate Classic Rock notes, Ace tore into a funky version of the signature 1978 solo hit during a pre-show performance captured in the video below.
Frehley appeared in advance of the new solo effort "Space Invader," due next week via eOne Music. Featured are 11 originals plus a cover of the Steve Miller Band's "The Joker."
"I was a little resistant when it first came up," Frehley has said, "but then I thought back to my 1978 solo record, when [Kiss producer]Eddie Kramer's assistant said to me, 'Why don't you try this song?' And it was 'New York Groove.' At first I said, 'I don't want to do that,' and it turned out to be my biggest hit. So maybe history can repeat itself."
"New York Groove" was originally written by Russ Ballard, then it was recorded by British glam rockers Hello for their 1975's debut record "Keep Us Off the Streets." Then, three years ago, it was re-recorded by Ace Frehley for his solo album.