Blow My Fuse

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Blow My Fuse
Kix-Blow.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 19, 1988
Recorded1988
GenreGlam metal[1]
Length40:23
LabelAtlantic
ProducerTom Werman, Duane Baron, John Purdell
Kix chronology
Midnite Dynamite
(1985)
Blow My Fuse
(1988)
Hot Wire
(1991)
Singles from Blow My Fuse
  1. "She Dropped Me the Bomb"
    Released: 1988
  2. "Cold Blood"
    Released: 1988
  3. "Blow My Fuse"
    Released: 1989
  4. "Don't Close Your Eyes"
    Released: 1989
  5. "Get It While It's Hot"
    Released: 1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]

Blow My Fuse is the fourth album by the glam metal band Kix. Released on September 19, 1988 on Atlantic Records, the album feature's Kix's only hit which is the power ballad "Don't Close Your Eyes", which peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was co-written with Bob Halligan Jr and Crack the Sky frontman John Palumbo, both of whom had previously collaborated on Kix songs. The album was certified platinum by the RIAA in 2000.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Red Lite, Green Lite, TNT" (Donnie Purnell, Jon Reede, Marc Tanner, Steve Whiteman) – 3:54
  2. "Get It While It's Hot" (Philip Brown, Purnell, John Palumbo) – 4:24
  3. "No Ring Around Rosie" (Purnell, Taylor Rhodes) – 4:34
  4. "Don't Close Your Eyes" (Bob Halligan Jr., Palumbo, Purnell) – 4:15
  5. "She Dropped Me the Bomb" (Palumbo, Purnell) – 3:46
  6. "Cold Blood" (Purnell, Rhodes) – 4:16
  7. "Piece of the Pie" (Purnell, Reede, Tanner, Whiteman) – 3:55
  8. "Boomerang" (Purnell) – 3:44
  9. "Blow My Fuse"(Purnell) – 4:00
  10. "Dirty Boys" (Palumbo, Purnell) – 3:42

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Personnel[edit]

Kix[edit]

  • Steve Whiteman – lead vocals, harmonica
  • Ronnie "10/10" Younkins – guitars
  • Brian "Damage" Forsythe – guitars
  • Donnie Purnell – bass, keyboards, piano, backing vocals
  • Jimmy "Chocolate" Chalfant – drums, percussion, backing vocals

Charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[3] 46

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[4] Platinum 1,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "50 Greatest Hair Metal Albums of All Time". Rolling Stone. 2019-08-31. Retrieved 2021-03-02.
  2. ^ Kix - Blow My Fuse @Discogs.com Retrieved 11-29-2013.
  3. ^ "Kix Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved November 18, 2020.
  4. ^ "American album certifications – Kix – Blow My Fuse". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved November 18, 2020. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.