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Artist: Kix

Title: Kix

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Kix Kix Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1981

Label: Atlantic

Catalog Number: CS 19307


Steve Whiteman lead vocals, saxophone
Donnie Purnell bass
Brian Forsythe guitars
Ronnie Younkins guitars, backing vocals
Jimmy Chalfant drums, backing vocals


1.  Atomic Bombs  
2.  Love at First Sight  
3.  Heartache  
4.  Poison  
5.  The Itch  
6.  Kix Are for Kids  
7.  Contrary Mary  
8.  The Kid  
9.  Yeah,Yeah,Yeah  

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From: Curious B Date: February 1, 2002 at 7:59
In my humble opinion the best band that never made it. They got some air play and video play but not nearly what they deserved. Every song is catchy with a Glam/Metal feel to it. Highly recommended.

From: george Date: February 5, 2002 at 12:35
Kix.. yeah.. Well they sort of made it. One of their songs made it to #1 during the late 80's. If I recall, off the 'Blow My Fuse' album. Them and White Lion.. with 'Wait'.

From: rokk Date: April 12, 2002 at 21:26
I picked this up (LP) when it was first released along with the first Motley Crue Album. This Album has always been a staple in my collection. It Rokks from front to back! Rokk

From: RichieRocker Date: August 12, 2002 at 21:55
A pretty good debut album! "Love at First site" and "Contrary Mary" and "The Kid" are my favorites. The other songs arent that bad but I prefer the ones i just mentioned.

From: The Fizzy One Date: September 15, 2002 at 1:16
At this stage in their career, they still sound very much like a garage band. Don't get me wrong, the Goddamn Kix Band is one of my all-time favorites, but this album doesn't really show you what-all they can do, except for the two standout tracks: "The Itch" and the inimitable "Yeah Yeah Yeah." elfizzbo@hotmail.com

From: Mike Date: November 4, 2002 at 16:53
This is a fine album, even if I definitely prefer anything they did from "Midnite Dynamite" on. One question: am I the only one who thinks that "Kix" sounds a lot like Judas Priest??

From: dokken6008 Date: November 11, 2002 at 3:42
I would say...... Yes, you probably are. I hear the obvious AC/DC inspiration in Kix's music on much of their material, but Priest? Nah. Don't hear it.

From: The Fizzy One Date: November 11, 2002 at 18:31
I hear a bit of a Priest riff in "Atomic Bombs," sorta like "Hot ROckin'," but that's about it. I don't really think the AC/DC is very prominient in their sound at this point either, really, and won't get too strong until Midnite Dynamite, but for a couple songs here and on Cool Kids.

From: Gar Date: February 24, 2003 at 21:58
If they sound anything like Judas Priest its because this album was produced by Tom Allom, who produced most of Priest's albums. Anyhoo... this is my least favorite Kix album. It sounds completely dated. Actually, many of the songs on this sound like the Knack(except for Steve Whiteman's distinctive vocals). Every band's gotta start somewhere, though. Kix came out with some great stuff a little later on.

From: ozan Date: February 28, 2003 at 18:51
kix adamưn amưna kor

From: SPOTLIGHT Date: June 5, 2003 at 4:44
Ah, the debut. A memory indeed! Kix was young and full of energy. Sure, they might not have been the most original band in the world. But, they were fresh and exciting and this album was only the begining of a great career. YEAH YEAH YEAH & THE ITCH? Come on, how can you go wrong with those two songs? Kix was a musical timebomb, ready to explode. They lit the fuse with this album! (creeper@sunlink.net)

From: the bandit Date: December 30, 2003 at 14:52
in the trans am t-tops out crankin out this cd bandit1@rock.com

From: Fat Freddy Date: December 30, 2003 at 17:22
"Yeah Yeah Yeah" off of this album was always the highlight of Kix' live show because Steve Whiteman would drag out the "Every time I go woman huntin'..." rap in the middle of the song for up to ten minutes, adding new stuff every time, and making it even more hilarious. I saw Kix five times over the years and he never did that rap the same way twice!

From: Metal Pete Date: January 2, 2004 at 13:18
A great debut! 'Yeah yeah yeah' is front-man showmanship at its best..saw them live 4 times also, terrific band. I really like 'Atomic Bombs' here, and 'Poison' is a guilty pleasure. I don't listen to this one much anymore, may need to do so tonight!

From: red Date: March 2, 2004 at 21:13
I heard them on the radio all the time growing up. What this lacks in originality is made up for in energy and humor.

From: The Fizzy One Date: March 23, 2004 at 3:26
This album actually reminds me a little of early Hanoi Rocks in that quirky, punk-pop-rock way. I see there's also a best-of compilation put out by Rhino, who seriously fumbled. fuckin' "Contrary Mary" is on it, but not "The Itch" OR "Yeah Yeah Yeah."

From: Nick Date: September 20, 2004 at 16:43
I love this album...and band... good to hear they are getting together again for a few shows. Hope it's a long term thing. This album contains zero bad tracks. A classic and they should have been huge!

From: ThunderDan Date: December 31, 2004 at 13:52
A former member of XYZ revealed to me a few years ago that Atlantic chose Kix over XYZ in 1980. Both bands were very young. It must've been a tough choice for the A&R guy who made the decision. This album is very good, though. Can't pick a fave, very few duds!

From: crathopper Date: January 1, 2005 at 21:17
Not saying I don't believe you, ThunderDan, but from the information I know of, XYZ didn't form until 1985.

From: Rene Date: May 6, 2005 at 15:21
In a way it have the same feeling as the first KILLER DWARFS album. Very cool hard rock. The first song ATOMIC BOMBS is a killer but also HEARTACHE and the rest of the songs are very good. Any hard rocker, KIX fan or heavy metal 80s maniac need to buy this.

From: Cliffhanger Date: January 10, 2007 at 23:03
I really love this album. From the start to the end it really rocks. I have it on tape and it's a piece of collection. I really notice the AC/DC influence but not so strong. In my opinion, one of the best 80's albums. Believe it or not, there are many bands over there right now trying to get this sound.

From: Rambo Rockerman Date: January 20, 2008 at 11:41
This record rocks,no question about it's kix raw but with a lot of energy.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: August 27, 2008 at 1:43
Kix's debut, seven years and three records before most people had heard of them, is a somewhat odd mix of metal, pop and even a bit of punkiness. It reminds me of a heavier Hanoi Rocks. Songs like "Atomic Bombs" and "The Kid" must've sounded pretty tough back in '81. I never thought of "Poison" as a particular standout, but apparently, it was a staple of their earlier live sets, until Blow My Fuse went big. And of course, there's the band's signature track, "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah." This CD is worth it for that esential song alone, but there are some filler-ish songs that keep it from a really high rating.

From: rockhardrock Date: April 16, 2009 at 18:01
the debut album sounds a bit different than their best albums, but it has great moments like: Atomic Bombs, The Itch, Yeah,Yeah,Yeah

From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 28, 2011 at 13:17
Firts 2 albums by Kix were into the pop rock vibe...this debut has some more "rocky" tracks though and some others that could have been in their "extremely" poppy follow up "Cool Kids"...in here i can hear some The Ramones influence(punk rock pop)even though i'm talking about "rock" & "pop"...anyway my faves are "Atomic Bombs","Love At First Sight"(catchy),"Heartache"(catchy),"Kix Are For Kids","The Kid" & "Yeah,Yeah,Yeah"....78/100

From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 28, 2011 at 13:20
*First 2 albums*...not "firts" (or yes??? )

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