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Two Classic KIX Albums Get Reissued

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 @ 11:06 AM


1985’s Midnite Dynamite and 1988’s Blow My Fues

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Rock Candy Records has reissued the classic KIX albums Midnite Dynamite (1985) and Blow My Fuse (1988).

Midnite Dynamite description:

Signed to industry giant Atlantic Records, Midnite Dynamite was the third KIX album and the one expected to establish them as a force to be reckoned with. Produced by man of the moment Beau Hill (RATT, WARRANT, WINGER), the album finally brought all the right ingredients to the forefront, boasting memorable songs and lively rocking of the finest order. Add to this a comprehensive selection of grade A co-writers, including contributions from Bob Halligan Jr. (JUDAS PRIEST, KISS), Kip Winger and John Palumbo (CRACK THE SKY) and you’ve got a record that delivers as much as it promises.

Check out the raunch and roll of “Red Hot (Black & Blue)”, “Bang Bang (Balls Of Fire)”, “Scarlet Fever” and the title track, for nicely polished nuggets of no nonsense party rock blessed with a cool delivery that sets fire to the notion that you can’t have your cake and eat it.

Notes:

  • Fully remastered sound shaped from 24 BIT digital technology
  • 12 page full color booklet, 3,000 word essay, new band interview
  • Enhanced artwork
  • Rare photos
Midnite Dynamite tracklisting:
  • “Midnite Dynamite”
  • “Red Hot (Black & Blue)”
  • “Bang Bang (Balls Of Fire)”
  • “Layin’ Rubber”
  • “Walkin’ Away”
  • “Scarlet Fever”
  • “Cry Baby”
  • “Cold Shower”
  • “Lie Like A Rug”
  • “Sex”
Blow My Fuse description:

Recorded in Los Angeles and issued in August 1988, Blow My Fuse was immediately heralded as the best KIX album so far, with critics pointing out the quality of songs and a refinement of their trademark rough and tumble sound.

Strangely, the record was slow to react commercially, dragging its feet until the label were persuaded to issue the Bob Halligan Jr. co-write “Don’t Close Your Eyes” as a single to radio. This enduring power ballad became an instant smash, rising to #8 on the Billboard singles chart and paving the way for over a million sales of the album, whilst drawing attention to notable album tracks such as “Red Lite, Green Lite, TNT”, “Get It While It’s Hot” and “She Dropped Me The Bomb”.

Notes:

  • Fully remastered sound shaped from 24 BIT technology
  • 16 page full color booklet, 3,000 word essay, new band interview
  • Enhanced artwork
  • Rare photos
Blow My Fuse tracklisting:
  • “Red Lite, Green Lite, TNT”
  • “Get It While It’s Hot”
  • “No Ring Around Rosie”
  • “Don’t Close Your Eyes”
  • “She Dropped Me The Bomb”
  • “Cold Blood”
  • “Piece Of The Pie”
  • “Boomerang”
  • “Blow My Fuse”
  • “Dirty Boys”
To order Midnite Dynamite and Blow My Fuse visit RockCandyRecords.com.


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