BLOW MY FUSE
Released 1988 (Atlantic)
Billboard Chart Position #46
01. Red Lite, Green Lite, TNT
02. Get It While It’s Hot
03. No Ring Around Rosie
04. Don’t Close Your Eyes
05. She Dropped Me The Bomb
06. Cold Blood
07. Piece Of The Pie
09. Blow My Fuse
10. Dirty Boys
Steve Whiteman – vocals and harmonica
Brian Forsythe – guitar
Ronnie Younkins – guitar
Donnie Purnell – bass and keyboards
Jimmy Chalfant – drums and background vocals
Produced by Tom Werman, Duane Baron and John Purcell.
The fourth release from these Maryland rockers would prove to be some of their greatest and most successful work. With kick ass songs like “Red Lite, Green Lite, TNT”, “Cold Blood” and the twist on the childhood game “No Ring Around Rosie”, Kix deserved every break they got. But like so many bands in the late 80s, it would be a breakthrough power ballad that achieved the most acclaim. “Don’t Close Your Eyes” shot to #11 on the charts while dealing with the very sensitive subject of suicide – and delivered it’s point with precision, the song gave hope to those that needed support.
The sound on Blow My Fuse is no-frills rock, similar to Helix with AC/DC riffs. This band was very talented and I am happy that some of the members are still making music today. Blow My Fuse gets two thumbs up, and is one of the best of the hard rock genre!
Reviewed by Pam for Sleaze Roxx, June 2004.