Black 'N Blue, a Portland, OR. band, originally formed
way back in 1981 and was first known as "Movie Star". Their
initial break came in 1982 on an independent band compilation album that
also featured Ratt and Metallica. Soon after, the band moved to
Los Angeles, signed with Geffen Records, and then produced their 1984
debut album, which featured the song "Hold on to 18", which was featured
Their second release, in 1985 (Without Love), was
not as well received as their initial offering, but still included the
great songs "Miss Mystery" and "Without Love". In 1986,
Black 'N Blue's producer became Gene Simmons (Kiss), and two more 80's
albums followed. By 1989, the band went their separate ways.
Black N Blue has had a couple of reunions over the years
and has played at Rocklahoma. Many people may not know that
the band's vocalist, Jamie St. James, became Warrant's lead singer after
Warrant's split with Jami Lane.
We consider Black N Blue to be one of our favorite Hair
Our favorite song is "I Want it All, I Want it Now," which can
be found on their
greatest hits album. Black 'N Blue is a solid hair metal band,
exemplified by the fact that their original albums sell for big money.
This is one of those bands you will not be disappointed with. At
the time of this writing, the Black N Blue Discography was as follows:1984: Black 'N Blue
1985: Without Love
1986: Nasty Nasty
1988: In Heat
1998: One Night Only Live
2001: The Demos Re-mastered: Anthology 1
2001: Ultimate Collection
2005: Collected Box Set
2011: Hell Yeah!