Okay, so they named themselves after the
Saturday morning kid tested mother approved cereal, but they looked like hard rockers,
didn't they? The truth is, the band played on the
connection between their name and that of the cereal. The roots of
the band Kix can be traced back to 1977 in Hagerstown, Maryland.
Early names for the band included "Shooze" and "The Generators".
Kix released their self-titled debut album in 1981 on
Atlantic Records. Prior to this, they had established themselves
as a favorite live band act in Baltimore by playing six nights a week
for three years in a row. It has been said that Brett
Michaels (Poison) often attended Kix shows before Poison was popular,
and that Brett stole Steve Whiteman's stage act (Steve was the lead
singer for Kix).
Cool Kids, released in 1983, included the songs
"Body Talk" and "Mighty Mouth". The band's 1985 release,
Midnight Dynamite, included the songs "Cold Shower" and "Sex".
In support of their 1985 release, Kix toured with bands like Ratt,
Warrant, and Winger. The band's 1988 release,
Blow My Fuse.,
was their greatest commercial success. The album went platinum and
their hit "Don't Close Your Eyes," from
that album, actually hit the Billboard Top 50. The band
split in 1995. At the time of this writing, the Kix Discography
was as follows:1981: Kix
1983: Cool Kids
1985: Midnight Dynamite
1988: Blow My Fuse
1991: Hot Wire
1995: Show Business
2002: The Essentials
2006: Rhino Hi-Five