Hot Wire (Kix album)

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Hot Wire
Kix-HotWire.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 9, 1991
GenreGlam metal, hard rock
Length46:08
LabelEast West
ProducerTaylor Rhodes
Kix chronology
Blow My Fuse
(1988)
Hot Wire
(1991)
Live
(1993)
Singles from Hot Wire
  1. "Hot Wire"
    Released: 1991
  2. "Girl Money"
    Released: 1991
  3. "Tear Down the Walls"
    Released: 1991
  4. "Same Jane"
    Released: 1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly(B-)[2]
Robert Christgau(choice cut)[3]

Hot Wire is the fifth studio album by the glam metal band Kix. It was released on July 9, 1991 on East West Records.

Background[edit]

Hot Wire peaked at number 64 on the Billboard 200 in October 1991.[4] It failed to match the sales of Kix's previous album, Blow My Fuse, selling slightly over 200,000 copies.[5] Producer Taylor Rhodes co-wrote five of the song's ten albums with Donnie Purnell (the only Kix member credited as songwriter) while Crack the Sky member John Palumbo and songwriter Bob Halligan Jr. (Judas Priest, Kiss, Icon, Blue Öyster Cult) got two co-writing credits each.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hot Wire" (Donnie Purnell, Taylor Rhodes) – 5:22
  2. "Girl Money" (Purnell, Rhodes) – 3:58
  3. "Luv-a-Holic" (Purnell) – 4:39
  4. "Tear Down the Walls" (Purnell, Rhodes) – 4:35
  5. "Bump the La La" (Purnell, Rhodes) – 3:28
  6. "Rock & Roll Overdose" (Purnell, Rhodes) – 4:29
  7. "Cold Chills" (Halligan, Purnell) – 5:19
  8. "Same Jane" (Halligan, Purnell) – 4:33
  9. "Pants on Fire (Liar, Liar)" (John Palumbo, Purnell) – 4:12
  10. "Hee Bee Jee Bee Crush" (Palumbo, Purnell) – 5:33

Personnel[edit]

Kix[edit]

  • Steve Whiteman – lead vocals, harmonica, saxophone, acoustic guitar on "Tear Down the Walls"
  • Ronnie "10/10" Younkins – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Brian "Damage" Forsythe – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Donnie Purnell - bass guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Jimmy "Chocolate" Chalfant - drums, percussion

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Garza, Janiss (12 July 1991). "Hot Wire (1991)". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Consumer Guide: Kix". Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  4. ^ Hot Wire (Billboard 200 chart), Billboard, October 5, 1991.
  5. ^ [1]