|The Shooze>>The Generator>>KIX - USA||
Atomic Bomb – 1981 – Atlantic|
Cool Kids – 1983 – Atlantic
Midnite Dynamite – 1985 – Atlantic
Blow My Fuse – 1988 – Atlantic
Hot Wire – 1991 – Atlantic
Live – 1993 - Atlantic
Show Business – 1995 – CMC
Live In Baltimore – 2012 - Frontiers
S= The Shooze, The Generator>>STEVE WHITMAN>>Funny Money
G= Ronnie Younkins>>Jeremy And The Suicides, The Blues Vultures - Brad Divens>>Wrathchild – Brian Forsythe>>The Snakehandlers, Rhino Bucket – Ronnie Younkins>>Jeremy And The Suicides, The Blues Vultures – Jimi Bones>>Jeremy And The Suicides, Skin ‘N Bones – Jeremy And The Suicides, The Blues Vultures>>RONNIE YOUNKINS - The Snakehandlers, Rhino Bucket>>BRIAN FORSYTHE>>The Snakehandlers, Rhino Bucket
B= Donnie Purnell – MARK SCHENKER
D= Funny Money>>JIMMY CHALFANT>>Funny Money
Kix was a glam metal band from Maryland, which was formed in 1978 as The Shooze. The band switched over to The Generator before settling for Kix. The band transitioned from a new wave band to punk and to a hard rock cover act during this period. The group – now coming across a mix of Kiss and Motörhead - signed to Atlantic Records and issued a debut 1981. Younkins would be replaced by Divens for one album in 1983, but would soon return. The band soon started to expand westwards and play the Los Angeles glam scene. It was later claimed that bands like Warrant, Poison and Guns N Roses had borrowed many of the band’s stylings.
The band was always on the verge of stardom, but would never quite make it all the way. Inadequate touring and a lack of publicity were often cited as reasons for the band’s second-tier status. Blow My Fuse was the band’s biggest LP and was recorded by Tom Werman who had previously produced Mötley Crüe. At one point the band would hire its own dedicated publicist, yet a contractual dispute with the record company in the late ‘80s would brings things to a crawl. Forsythe would quit following Hot Wire and would be replaced by Mr. Bones. Forsythe would return for in 1994 for a while. The group would give Atlantic the 1993 Live album and would be freed from its obligation to the company. The group would issue one more album on CMC International before disbanding. A couple of members would form the part-time hard rock band, Funny Money and issue albums through their co-owned Kivel Records. Despite missing bassist Purnell the band has played several one-off shows over the years. A series of shows were performed in 2006.