Point Blank (Bonfire album)

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Point Blank
Studio album by Bonfire
Released October 3, 1989
Recorded 1989
Genre Glam metal
Length 57:49
Label BMG International
Producer Michael Wagener
Bonfire chronology
Fireworks
(1987)
Point Blank
(1989)
Knock Out
(1991)

Point Blank is the third album by the hard rock band Bonfire. It was released in 1989 on the label BMG International. During the recording sessions of this album, Hans Ziller was fired from the band, but the album features 10 songs written by him as well as 3 that feature him playing. Freddy Curci from Alias, Sheriff and Zion also contributed to additional backing vocals for this album. Originally, the band had recorded 30 songs and settled on 17 tracks for the album.[1]

It entered the UK album charts on 21 October 1989, and reached number 74; it was only in the chart for 1 week.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Bang Down the Door"   Bob Halligan, Jr, Angel Schleifer, Claus Lessmann, Hans Ziller 3:19
2. "Waste No Time"   Joerg Deisinger, Schleifer, Lessmann 3:13
3. "Hard on Me"   Jack Ponti, Seth Swirsky, Schleifer, Lessmann, Ziller, Deisinger, Edgar Patrik 3:07
4. "Why Is It Never Enough?"   Ziller, Lessmann 4:11
5. "Tony's Roulette"   Ziller, Lessmann 4:45
6. "Minestrone"   Horst Maier-Thorn, Patrik 0:57
7. "You're Back"   Deisinger, Schleifer, Lessmann 3:10
8. "Look of Love"   Deisinger, Schleifer, Lessmann 4:41
9. "The Price of Loving You"   Desmond Child, Schleifer, Lessmann 3:04
10. "Freedom Is My Belief"   Ziller, Lessmann 3:42
11. "Gimme Some"   Ponti, Kelly Keeling, Lance Bulen, Michael Wagener, Lessmann, Deisinger, Schleifer, Patrik, Ziller 3:16
12. "Say Goodbye"   Ziller, Lessmann 3:42
13. "Never Surrender"   Deisinger, Schleifer, Lessmann 5:00
14. "(20th Century) Youth Patrol"   Ziller, Lessmann 3:24
15. "Jungle Call"   Maier-Thorn 0:30
16. "Know Right Now"   Deisinger, Schleifer, Lessmann 3:52
17. "Who's Foolin' Who"   Marc Ribler, Schleifer, Lessmann, Ziller 3:56

Remastered Edition[edit]

In 2009 Point Blank was remastered by Toni Ubler for the company Yesterrock. This edition of the album now featured 7 additional songs, all live performances by Bonfire from circa 1989 when the album was originally released. The track listing is as follows:

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Bang Down the Door"   Bob Halligan, Jr, Angel Schleifer, Claus Lessmann, Hans Ziller 3:18
2. "Waste No Time"   Joerg Deisinger, Schleifer, Lessmann 3:13
3. "Hard on Me"   Jack Ponti, Seth Swirsky, Schleifer, Lessmann, Ziller, Deisinger, Edgar Patrik 3:06
4. "Why Is It Never Enough?"   Ziller, Lessmann 4:11
5. "Tony's Roulette"   Ziller, Lessmann 4:45
6. "Minestrone"   Horst Maier-Thorn, Patrik 0:58
7. "You're Back"   Deisinger, Schleifer, Lessmann 3:10
8. "Look of Love"   Deisinger, Schleifer, Lessmann 4:41
9. "The Price of Loving You"   Desmond Child, Schleifer, Lessmann 3:04
10. "Freedom Is My Belief"   Ziller, Lessmann 3:43
11. "Gimme Some"   Ponti, Kelly Keeling, Lance Bulen, Michael Wagener, Lessmann, Deisinger, Schleifer, Patrik, Ziller 3:15
12. "Say Goodbye"   Ziller, Lessmann 3:42
13. "Never Surrender"   Deisinger, Schleifer, Lessmann 5:00
14. "(20th Century) Youth Patrol"   Ziller, Lessmann 3:24
15. "Jungle Call"   Maier-Thorn 0:30
16. "Know Right Now"   Deisinger, Schleifer, Lessmann 3:52
17. "Who's Foolin' Who"   Marc Ribler, Schleifer, Lessmann, Ziller 3:54
18. "You Make Me Feel (live)"   Ziller, Lessmann 3:03
19. "Who's Foolin' Who (live)"   Ribler, Schleifer, Lessmann, Ziller 4:12
20. "Band Introduction (live)"   Lessmann 2:02
21. "(20th Century) Youth Patrol (live)"   Ziller, Lessmann 2:08
22. "Drum Solo (live)"   Patrik 2:14
23. "Don't Get Me Wrong (live)"   Lessmann, Ziller, Maier-Thorn, Deisinger 3:37
24. "Waste No Time (live)"   Deisinger, Schleifer, Lessmann 3:16

Band members[edit]

  • Claus Lessmann - lead & backing vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Angel Schleifer - guitar, backing vocals
  • Joerg Deisinger - bass, backing vocals, mouth drums
  • Edgar Patrik - drums, percussion, backing vocals

Covers[edit]

In 1991, Desmond Child covered the song The Price Of Loving You for his Discipline album.

References[edit]

  1. ^ May, Mitchell (25 January 1990), Mitchell May reviews Black, Rock & Ron's album, "Stop the World.", Chicago: Chicago Tribune, p. 59H 
  2. ^ Rice, Tim; Rice, Jonathan; Gambaccini, Paul (1990), Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums, Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness World Records and Guinness Publishing, ISBN 0-85112-398-8