KIX – Fuse 30 ReBlown : 30th Anniversary Special Edition 2-CD (2018)
On the 30th Anniversary of their platinum album ‘Blow My Fuse’, Maryland hard rock icons KIX are presenting “Fuse 30 ReBlown – 30th Anniversary Special Edition” two-disc set, exactly 30 years after Blow My Fuse’s original release.
“Fuse 30 Reblown” Disc #1 features a a new, fresh remix by Beau Hill (Alice Cooper, Ratt, Warrant, KIX) of KIX’s Atlantic Records album Blow My Fuse, and a top-notch mastering job by Jay Frigoletto (Alice in Chains, Tesla).
Never-before-released demos of all 10 tracks, recorded in around 1984-87, are on Disc #2 and prove how well-prepared KIX were prior to entering the studio to record their albums.
‘Blow My Fuse’ features the group’s biggest hit, the power ballad, “Don’t Close Your Eyes,” which reached #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1989. The album achieved platinum sales and peaked at #46 on the Billboard Top 200, making it the band’s most successful of their 35-year career.
“We are proud to be celebrating the 30-year anniversary of the biggest album of our lives,” says singer Steve Whiteman. “We went from clubs to arenas, a van to a tour bus, and from the U.S. to Japan and Europe. And 30 years later, our fans are still right here with us.”
KIX gracefully eased back into the public consciousness in 2008. After sold out hometown gigs, the quintet hit the stage at Rocklahoma in front of over 20,000 people, venturing out of the Mid-Atlantic for the first time in 13 years.
Delivering a triumphant set alongside Sammy Hagar and Alice Cooper, they left their mark on old and new fans alike. After capturing their fiery reunion on 2012’s Live in Baltimore CD & DVD, the members agreed to enter the studio once again.
In 2014, KIX released their seventh full-length album, Rock Your Face Off (Loud & Proud Records) their first studio effort since 1995’s Show Business. The album debuted at #1 on Amazon’s “Hard Rock and Metal“ chart.
KIX last released CAN’T STOP THE SHOW: THE RETURN OF KIX on October 21, 2016, a two-disc DVD/CD set that entered the Billboard Top Music Video Sales chart at #3, and rose to the #1 position, the band’s highest charting debut and first #1 ever in their 35-year history.
New let’s talk about Beau Hill 2018 remix of ‘Blow My Fuse’.
Hill had originally worked with Kix on its 1985 album, ‘Midnite Dynamite’. Hill does a masterful job on “Fuse 30 ReBlown”, 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’s a difficult proposition messing with a such popular album, but three decades later ‘Blow My Fuse’ is reignited and more powerful than ever. For fans and collectors, the band even added a second disc of the 10 demo recordings for each track on the album, raw, with some extended killer solos.
Disc 1 – Blow My Fuse remixed by Beau Hill; remastered by Jay Frigoletto
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
Disc 2 – Blow My Fuse Demo Recordings 1984-1987:
01. Red Lite, Green Lite, TNT (6/20/86)
02. Get It While It’s Hot (11/10/86)
03. No Ring Around Rosie (1987)
04. Don’t Close Your Eyes (11/25/86)
05. She Dropped Me The Bomb (6/20/86)
06. Cold Blood (3/21/87)
07. Piece Of The Pie (6/20/86)
07. Boomerang (3/4/84)
09. Blow My Fuse (9/5/86)
10. Dirty Boys (11/10/86)
Steve Whiteman – lead vocals, harmonica
Ronnie ’10/10′ Younkins – guitars
Brian ‘Damage’ Forsythe – guitars
Donnie Purnell – bass, keyboards, backing vocals
Jimmy ‘Chocolate’ Chalfant – drums, percussion, backing vocals
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