Kix

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KIX WAS AND STILL IS THE MOST UNDER-RATED BAND OF THE 80'S.THEY COMPARE TO THAT OF AC/DC MUSICALLY.TALENT WISE,THERE ISN'T AN 80'S BAND THAT COULD TOUCH THEM.I HOPE I LIVE TO SEE THE DAY THAT THEY GET THEIR DESERVED CREDIT AND RESPECT AND GET INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME.

Posted by Joe on Wednesday, 06.13.07 @ 15:32pm


Voivod?

Posted by William on Wednesday, 06.13.07 @ 15:37pm


They were a very talented band. I wouldn't say they were the best of the 80s, since there were so many bands that made their mark in that decade. I will say, however, that "Don't Close Your Eyes" is one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard and anyone who could write such a song is a wonderful human being.

Posted by Metalsmith on Saturday, 03.8.08 @ 18:25pm


Morrissey and Johnny Marr are wonderful human beings, then.

Posted by Liam on Wednesday, 04.2.08 @ 10:33am


Pete de Freitas, Will Sergeant, Ian 'Mac' McCulloch and Les Pattinson too. There's more!

Posted by Liam on Wednesday, 04.2.08 @ 10:39am


Hack-balladry doesn't count as "beauty." I know you're impressed when your favourite macho-metal men like Aerosmith when they write "beautiful" pieces of tripe like "I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing", but for us non-idiots (eg people who know what they're talking about), it takes a bit more than three chords and an acoustic guitar.

Posted by Liam on Wednesday, 04.2.08 @ 10:54am


By your own logic you're an idiot and don't know what you're talking about because Aerosmith didn't write that crappy song.

Posted by mel on Wednesday, 04.2.08 @ 11:32am


I know you're impressed when your favourite macho-metal men like Aerosmith when they write "beautiful" pieces of tripe like "I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing" - Liam

I know you will all be shocked to read that Liam is incorrect (because he is an expert at all things music); but Aerosmith didn't write "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing". It was written by Diane Warren. Since it was being used for the movie Armageddon which was starring Steven Tyler's daughter, they asked Aerosmith to record it for the soundtrack.

Yankees Win - The Yankees Win

Posted by Dameon on Wednesday, 04.2.08 @ 11:32am


I don't really care much about Aerosmith at all. The cover was still really, really, REALLY bad anyway.

Posted by Liam on Wednesday, 04.2.08 @ 11:37am


What, so Aerosmith are as important as the entire '80s alternative scene? No, I don't think so either.

(Go on, make a quip about that cover R.E.M. did)

Posted by Liam on Wednesday, 04.2.08 @ 11:40am


The song sucked; it was cheesy and disgusting, but what do you want, it was a Bruce Willis movie. If you don't care about Aerosmith, then why even bring it up?

My point being is that if one of us had made such a mistake, you would have jumped all over us like Elliot Spitzer on a $4,000 hooker :-)

Kix was just another good time party band from the East Coast in the early and mid 80's. Their impact on the music scene was minimal and their best song was "Cold Shower". Don't Close Your Eyes was a pretty little song about suicide and Lord knows we need more music on this subject.

Hack-balladry doesn't count as "beauty." - Liam

Thank the stars that none of this kind of music was ever recorded by any of the bands from Alt/Post-punk/New Wave/Brit-pop scenes.

Posted by Dameon on Wednesday, 04.2.08 @ 11:48am


What, so Aerosmith are as important as the entire '80s alternative scene? No, I don't think so either.

(Go on, make a quip about that cover R.E.M. did)

Did anyone say that Aerosmith was more important that a whole genre of music? I think you are becoming a little thin-skinned my friend. Jumping the gun so to speak.

Posted by Dameon on Wednesday, 04.2.08 @ 11:50am


Dameon

I would say that KIX's best song was "Girl Money" of thier 1991 album, Course it came out during the first grunge wave and never got a look.

Posted by dano on Wednesday, 04.2.08 @ 11:56am


'91 was pretty much second wave grunge.

Posted by Liam on Wednesday, 04.2.08 @ 12:01pm


Actually it was totally second wave. Sorry, I thought Nevermind was released in '92 for some reason.

Posted by Liam on Wednesday, 04.2.08 @ 12:05pm


All I am saying is that if that album would have been released in say 1988 instead of 1991 it would have been recieved better. By late 91 the hairbands were pretty much going south.

Posted by dano on Wednesday, 04.2.08 @ 12:08pm


Liam

Since you love pointing out when other people are wrong.....Nevermind was released on Sept. 24 1991. And you consider yourself so smart don't you?

Posted by dano on Wednesday, 04.2.08 @ 12:11pm


Strawman again. All I was doing was correcting you on the fact that 1991 was the second wave of grunge. I had no comment on the ways of the hair bands.

Posted by Liam on Wednesday, 04.2.08 @ 12:13pm


Dano

I am partial to "Cold Shower". Reminds me of a really hot Brazilian stripper I used to go out with back in the day.

Posted by Dameon on Wednesday, 04.2.08 @ 12:13pm


If you think that Nevermind was the first wave of grunge, then you really ought to go out and research the likes of The Melvins and Soundgarden.

Grunge is/was the not the five year period you'd like to think it is.

Posted by Liam on Wednesday, 04.2.08 @ 12:16pm


What do you mean by 2nd wave. By the way I remember it by 91-92 was the first appeance of grunge on MTV and mainstream radio.

Posted by dano on Wednesday, 04.2.08 @ 12:17pm


There's this little thing called the "underground scene(s)" that often operates completely separately from MTV and the mainstream.

This is what I mean by the first and seond waves of grunge.

Posted by Liam on Wednesday, 04.2.08 @ 12:19pm


All depends on how long you think a wave is. I would argue the first (and only) wave was still on its way up in '91, since it never ebbed from the start.

Posted by mel on Wednesday, 04.2.08 @ 12:20pm


So Nirvana really just copied the sound of Soundgarden (which started in 1984)? That is a wave of music I never really got into. Although I do like Velvet Revolver & Audioslave.

Posted by dano on Wednesday, 04.2.08 @ 12:23pm


William isn't going to be happy at all when he finds this.

Posted by Liam on Wednesday, 04.2.08 @ 12:25pm


Nirvana was just a copy of The Pixies, The Melvins, R.E.M. and The Buzzcocks (Cobain was a big fan of all four). I wouldn't be surprised if Cobain was influenced by Soundgarden, but I've never seen any citations and I know he took a lot of influence from The Melvins.

Posted by Liam on Wednesday, 04.2.08 @ 12:29pm


Nirvana was just a copy of The Pixies, The Melvins, R.E.M. and The Buzzcocks (Cobain was a big fan of all four). I wouldn't be surprised if Cobain was influenced by Soundgarden, but I've never seen any citations and I know he took a lot of influence from The Melvins.

Posted by Liam on Wednesday, 04.2.08 @ 12:30pm


Liam

So why will William be mad? I am not a big alternative fan. Though I do like Weird Al's version of SMells like Teen spirit!

Posted by dano on Wednesday, 04.2.08 @ 12:40pm


He's a big 1st wave gunge fan.

Posted by Liam on Wednesday, 04.2.08 @ 12:43pm


I don't even like Aerosmith.

Posted by Metalsmith on Wednesday, 04.2.08 @ 13:10pm


Okay so he is a first wave grunge fan ans I am a 80's metal fan. Just got done listening to some Danger Danger oh to be 15 again!

Posted by dano on Wednesday, 04.2.08 @ 13:26pm


Which '80s metal? Hair? Thrash? Death? Even grunge had metal influences.

Posted by Liam on Wednesday, 04.2.08 @ 13:39pm


All the 80's glam along with Metallica, AC/DC, Megadeath, Faith No More pretty much everything except the early "Seattle sound" though I have warmed up to Pearl Jam and Soundgarden. It's weird I like all sorts of music (except county) but I just never got into the early grunge stuff. Yet I like the late 90's grunge offsprings. I have totally confused you havn';t I liam?

Posted by dano on Wednesday, 04.2.08 @ 14:04pm


Dano, is this the same Dano who was the tech for the Hagerstown boys???

Posted by Andy on Sunday, 08.31.08 @ 21:58pm


Andy

Even though I have a few blank spots from my younger years I was not a tech for the Hagertown Boys. Just a dude in his 30's reliving the 80's glam/rock/metal scene.

Posted by dano on Monday, 09.1.08 @ 06:57am


The tech for KIX back in the day was a guy named Dano as well. He could build and or fix anything. Haven't seen him in years, thought you might be him.

Posted by Andy on Wednesday, 09.3.08 @ 18:45pm


Don't Close Your Eyes should be an essential song.

Posted by Brian on Friday, 10.21.16 @ 16:06pm


Brian: Essential songs & albums are chosen via the Song and Album Projects (the buttons are on the left). Feel free to participate if you'd like!

Posted by dmg on Friday, 10.21.16 @ 17:49pm


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