Blow My Fuse

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Blow My Fuse
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 19, 1988
GenreGlam metal, hard rock
ProducerTom Werman, Duane Baron, John Purdell
Kix chronology
Midnite Dynamite
Blow My Fuse
Hot Wire
Singles from Blow My Fuses
  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
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]

Blow My Fuse is the fourth album by the hard rock band Kix. Released on September 19, 1988 on Atlantic Records, it contains the glam metal inspired track "Cold Blood", co-written by Purnell and Taylor Rhodes, and the power ballad "Don't Close Your Eyes", co-written with Bob Halligan Jr and Crack the Sky frontman John Palumbo, both of whom had previously collaborated on Kix songs. The album remains one of the best known works by the group to this day.[citation needed]


Blow My Fuse includes both the group's biggest rock hit "Cold Blood" and their popular ballad "Don't Close Your Eyes," which made it to the top 15 peaking at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in late 1988 and early 1989. The album achieved platinum sales and reached position #46 on the Billboard charts, making it the band's most successful.

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




  • 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

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Kix - Blow My Fuse Retrieved 11-29-2013.