Blow My Fuse

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Blow My Fuse
Kix-Blow.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 19, 1988
Recorded1988
GenreGlam metal[1][2][3][4]
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. "Don't Close Your Eyes"
    Released: 1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[5]

Blow My Fuse is the fourth album by the glam metal band Kix. Released on September 19, 1988, on Atlantic Records, the album features Kix's only hit, the power ballad "Don't Close Your Eyes." The song peaked at No. 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

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[6] 46

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[7] Platinum 1,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "50 Greatest Hair Metal Albums of All Time". Rolling Stone. 2019-08-31. Retrieved 2021-03-02.
  2. ^ Beaujour, Tom; Bienstock, Richard (March 18, 2021). "10 Essential Glam Metal Albums". Pop Matters. Archived from the original on 2021-03-18. Retrieved April 12, 2021.
  3. ^ Divita, Joe (November 9, 2016). "Top 30 Hair Metal Albums". Loudwire. Archived from the original on 2016-11-10. Retrieved April 12, 2021.
  4. ^ Matt, Metal (2010-07-20). "METALSUCKS & BRING BACK GLAM! PRESENT THE TEN BEST MUST-HAVE GLAM METAL ALBUMS". MetalSucks. Retrieved 2021-08-07.
  5. ^ Blow My Fuse - Kix | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic, retrieved 2021-08-07
  6. ^ "Kix Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved November 18, 2020.
  7. ^ "American album certifications – Kix – Blow My Fuse". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved November 18, 2020.

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