Kix Albums Ranked

Kix (sometimes stylized as KIX) is an American hard rock band that achieved popularity during the 1980s. Led by frontman Steve Whiteman and bassist Donnie Purnell, the band’s classic lineup was rounded out by drummer Jimmy “Chocolate” Chalfant and guitarists Ronnie “10/10” Younkins and Brian “Damage” Forsythe. Kix covered AC/DC, Aerosmith, April Wine, Led Zeppelin, and others, prior to signing with Atlantic Records in 1981. Since peaking in the late-1980s, band members have continued to intermittently record and tour, including the Rocklahoma festival in 2008 in Oklahoma and are a consistent presence at the annual M3 Rock Festival in the band’s home state of Maryland. On September 21, 2018, exactly 30 years after the original Blow My Fuse album was released, Kix re-issued a 2 CD anniversary edition set: Fuse 30 Reblown – 30th Anniversary Special Edition. Current bassist Mark Schenker tapped legendary producer Beau Hill (Alice Cooper, Ratt, Europe, Warrant) to remix Blow My Fuse from the original 24 track recordings. Hill had previously worked with Kix on their 1985 album, Midnite DynamiteFuse 30 Reblown is the brainchild and original concept of Schenker, who with help from veteran record executive Madelyn Scarpulla, was able to obtain digital transfers from the original analog master recording reels and put them in the expert hands and ears of Beau Hill. Schenker was also instrumental in rescuing the original 8-track demo reels from the trash heap when guitarist Ronnie Younkins found them in some old plastic storage bins in his barn. He offered them to Schenker for safe-keeping over ten years before the inception of Fuse 30 Reblown. While Hill worked his legendary magic on remixing the original recordings, Schenker was able to digitally enhance and rescue the original 2-track demos to show the true greatness of the original recordings and insisted on their inclusion in the Fuse 30 Reblown package. The website reported “Hill does a masterful job on Fuse 30, bringing the album into the new millennium without taking away from eclectic elements and raucous energy that made the original so memorable. Jay Frigoletto (Alice in Chains, Tesla) came in to master the album, adding the perfect finishing touch. It is a difficult proposition messing with an album of near perfection, but three decades later Blow My Fuse is reignited and more powerful than ever. For die-hard fans, the band even added a second disc of the 10 demo recordings for each track on the album. Here are all Kix albums ranked.

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8. Cool Kids (1983)

“KIX , Kicks Ass ! One of Their Records it Rocks ! Solid Hard Rock and Roll – with a Metal Edge . Strong Vocals , Good time Tunes , Kix Never Disappoints ! 80’s Band but Not as dated as some from this Big Hair Era “

7. Show Business (1995)


6. The Chris Tetley Interviews (1987)

“A must for any KIX’s fan. Your workout for so much more fun with these guys!
“KIX’s Rock””

5. Kix (1981)

“f you are looking for a GOOD AWESOME POWER BAND that likes to PARTY, THIS IS THE ONE TO GET!! This band Jams to the fullest and keeps the PARTY ROCKIN’. This CD is IN YOUR FACE, ROCK HARD LOADED with POWER PLUS ENERGY Songs. THERE IS NO NEED FOR A SKIP BUTTON ON YOUR CD PLAYER!! This CD is A FULL HOUSE of POWER PACKED ROCK ‘N’ ROLL! Pick it up! YOU WILL NOT be Disappointed. Love IT!!!”

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4. Rock Your Face Off (2014)

“Incredible release by Kix! I got this when it was released and should have wrote a review long ago. This is one of the best out of anything they have done. I have been a long time fan of the band since the first release and was very happy to hear this band stuck to the formula that works called Kix. This band is one of the most underrated bands ever but anyone that truly knows them has a ton of respect for them and with good reason. Kix has always been their own style of Hard Rock/Heavy Metal since day one. They continue to make you feel good with a hard rockin’ edge with ‘Rock Your Face Off’ which by the way I have a very hard time taking it out of my CD player in my car. Out of all the releases which there has been some very good ones this year for Hard Rock/Heavy Metal, this one just never gets old. This album has lots of hooks and killer riffs from beginning till end. The band has a ton of energy and sound very hungry like their youth days. They have not lost a thing and just keep Rockin’ like some of the best of them. I would consider this one of my favorites of 2014 out of the old school bands still kickin’ along with Stryper’s ‘No More Hell To Pay’ which is no small task!”

3. Hot Wire (1991)

“A Great Rock and Roll CD by KIX…an Excellent Rock and Roll Band!!! Some Amazing Songs on This CD like, “SAME JANE”, “GIRL MONEY”…”PANTS ON FIRE…LIAR LIAR”, “LUV AHOLIC”..and My Favorite on this CD, “BUMP THE LA LA”!!!!”

2. Midnite Dynamite (1985)

“Basically that’s what Midnight Dynamite is- fun, 80s, hard rock. Summer music, cruising music, drinking keg beer by moonlight music- it epitomizes what was great about that era. Unlike many albums of the time that had one or two “hits” and 8 filler songs, this is strong start to finish. There are no clunkers here. Layin’ Rubber, Scarlet Fever, Lie Like A Rug, Sex, etc- all great, catchy rock songs. Sure there’s the compressed 80s snare sound, silly lyrics, handclaps, and lots of cheesy background singing (“Hey!” “Woo!”, etc), but what do you expect? It’s well done and worth checking out if you were into this kind of music back in the late 80s. And if you weren’t… well, kinda had to be there to get it!”

1. Blow My Fuse (1988)

“By the time Kix put out this album we were well aware of their ability to rock but the anti suicide ballad ” Don’t Close Your Eye’s” was a instant classic & we all knew it the first time we heard it!!! Kix was a good time, fun Hard Rock band that as kids we fell in love with but we never took them as serious as other Hard Rock bands at the time. Don’t Close Your Eye’s would forever cement Kix on the radio air waves & as a band to be taking a second listen to. All these years later it would be easy to dismiss them & lump them up with the plethora of Hair Bands that emerged in the 80’s but when you start to take a closer look at the time frame & the quality of their music you begin to realize they were a step ahead of many of the hair bands of which only a few really had lasting talent.”