Show Business (album)

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Show Business
Kix-Show.jpg
Studio album by
Released1995
GenreHard rock
Length47:35
LabelCMC International
ProducerDonnie Purnell
Kix chronology
Live
(1993)
Show Business
(1995)
Rock Your Face Off
(2014)

Show Business (stylized as $how Bu$ine$$) is an album by the American hard rock band Kix.[1][2] It was released in 1995 through CMC International, following their departure from Atlantic Records.[3][4] Kix supported the album with a North American tour.[5]

The album was a commercial flop. Show Business was the band's last album before their long-term breakup.[6]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[7]
Rolling Stone[8]

Rolling Stone wrote that "there remains something oddly lovable about this goofy group of hard-rock power popsters who seem to have been going at it forever with only limited commercial success."[8] The Deseret News deemed the album "light-hearted rock with lots of innuendo but not much substance."[9]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Ball Baby" (Halligan Jr./Martin Briley/Purnell) - 4:46
  2. "9-1-1" (Purnell/Palumbo) - 4:38
  3. "Fireballs" (Halligan Jr./Purnell) - 4:08
  4. "Baby Time Bomb" (Purnell/Rhodes) - 4:22
  5. "Book to Hypnotize" (Purnell) - 4:07
  6. "Put My Money Where Your Mouth Is" (Purnell/Whiteman) - 5:21
  7. "She Loves Me Not" (Purnell/Halligan Jr.) - 7:23
  8. "Fire Boy" (Purnell/Palumbo) - 3:23
  9. "I'm Bombed" (Purnell/Palumbo) - 5:07
  10. "If You Run Around" (Purnell) - 4:23

Credits[edit]

Kix[edit]

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

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Paul Chalfant – viola

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kix Biography, Songs, & Albums". AllMusic.
  2. ^ Weatherford, Mike (26 May 1995). "KIX, BUT NO RESPECT". Las Vegas Review-Journal. p. 2E.
  3. ^ Phillips, William; Cogan, Brian (March 20, 2009). "Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal Music". ABC-CLIO – via Google Books.
  4. ^ Stout, Alan K. (September 22, 1995). "KIX IS BACK FOR KICKS". Times Leader.
  5. ^ "CONCERT NEWS TO HUM OVER". Deseret News. May 19, 1995. p. W8.
  6. ^ Prince, Patrick. "KIX to celebrate 'Blow My Fuse' with anniversary edition". Goldmine Magazine: Record Collector & Music Memorabilia.
  7. ^ Guarisco, Donald A. (1995-04-04). "AllMusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-06-04.
  8. ^ a b "KIX: Show Business". News & Record. Rolling Stone. March 24, 1995. p. W9.
  9. ^ Curtis, Larry D. (May 26, 1995). "BASS AND DRUMS A BIT HEAVY FOR KIX'S LIGHTWEIGHT EFFORTS". Deseret News. p. W8.

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