Release date: November 14, 1988.
"Let's Put The X In Sex" was one of the last songs Paul Stanley would write
with Desmond Child. Paul completed the vocal track for the song in London while
the band was in Europe for the continuation of their "Crazy Nights" tour and
"Monsters Of Rock" summer market appearances. The band generally doesn't look
back with fondness on this track.
"(You Make Me) Rock Hard" was Paul's teaming with Diane Warren and Desmond Child. This song would be released as the second single from the album and a video would be produced and directed by Rebecca Blake.
The UK version of "Smashes Thrashes and Hits" included "Crazy Crazy Nights". In the UK the song reached #4 on the charts in the summer of '87. The UK version also includes "Reason To Live" as the song was a minor hit reaching #33 on the UK charts. Both songs are the same as was released on the "Crazy Nights" album.