Black 'n Blue (album)

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Black 'N Blue
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 2, 1984
RecordedDierks Studios, Stommeln, West Germany, March - April 1984
GenreGlam metal, heavy metal
ProducerDieter Dierks for Breeze Music
Black 'n Blue chronology
Black 'N Blue
Without Love
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone(very favorable)[2]
No Life til Metal(favorable)[3]

Black 'N Blue is the eponymous debut album from the glam metal band Black 'n Blue. Recorded in March to April, 1984 and released worldwide the following August, the album includes the band's only song to chart as a single, Hold On to 18. In 2015, the album was ranked 28th at Rolling Stone's "50 Greatest Hair Metal Albums of All Time".[2]

The track "Chains Around Heaven" had previously appeared on both the second and third pressings of the compilation album Metal Massacre (1982), perhaps best known for featuring the first commercially released recording by Metallica.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "The Strong Will Rock" (Jaime St. James, Tommy Thayer) – 4:06
  2. "School of Hard Knocks" (St. James, Thayer) – 3:58
  3. "Autoblast" (St. James, Thayer, Jeff Warner) – 3:53
  4. "Hold on to 18" (St. James, Thayer) – 4:12
  5. "Wicked Bitch" (St. James) – 4:17
Side two
  1. "Action" (Brian Connolly, Steve Priest, Andy Scott, Mick Tucker) – 3:36 (Sweet cover)
  2. "Show Me the Night" (St. James, Thayer)– 4:01
  3. "One for the Money" (St. James, Thayer) – 4:19
  4. "I'm the King" (St. James, Thayer, Patrick Young, Pete Holmes) – 3:42
  5. "Chains Around Heaven" (St. James, Thayer) – 4:00


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  1. ^ "Black 'N Blue review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-10-01.
  2. ^ a b Beaujour, Tom; Bienstock, Richard; Eddy, Chuck; Fischer, Reed; Grow, Kory; Johnston, Maura; Weingarten, Christopher R. (13 October 2015). "50 Greatest Hair Metal Albums of All Time". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media LLC. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  3. ^ Waters, Scott. "Black 'N Blue". CD Gallery. No Life til Retrieved 2013-10-01.

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