KIX SELF-TITLED glam metal 12" Vinyk LP Album

Kix's self-titled debut, a glam metal masterpiece, is encapsulated in a 12" Vinyl LP Album released in 1981 on Atlantic Records. This album heralds the arrival of Kix onto the glam metal stage, showcasing their energetic sound and charismatic presence. A sonic journey through the vibrant glam metal era, the self-titled "Kix" album remains a pivotal moment in the band's discography.


KIX -Self-Titled Glam Metal 12" Vinyl LP Album
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Music Genre:

Glam Metal

Album Production information:

The album: "KIX - Self-Titled" was produced by: Tom Allom

Tom "Colonel" Allom In the illustrious realm of music production, one name that resonates with brilliance is that of Tom Allom. Born on 14th March 1946 in London, this British music producer and sound engineer have left an indelible mark on the landscape of rock and metal music.


Allom's journey into the realm of sound engineering began in the late 1960s when he found himself at the epicenter of the burgeoning British music scene. With a keen ear for detail and an innate understanding of the nuances of sound, he quickly gained recognition among the music elite.

His breakthrough came when he collaborated with the legendary rock band Judas Priest in the late 1970s. The partnership proved to be nothing short of magical, as Allom's production work on albums like "British Steel" and "Screaming for Vengeance" catapulted Judas Priest into international stardom. The distinctive sound he crafted for the band, characterized by powerful guitar riffs and dynamic vocals, became synonymous with the golden era of heavy metal.

Allom's contribution extended beyond Judas Priest, as he lent his expertise to numerous iconic acts. His work with Black Sabbath, Def Leppard, and Krokus further solidified his reputation as a maestro in the studio. His ability to capture the raw energy of live performances while maintaining clarity and precision set him apart in an industry that demanded perfection.

In addition to his prowess in the studio, Tom Allom's collaboration with these renowned bands saw him participate in the creation of some of rock and metal's most enduring anthems. From the anthemic "Living After Midnight" to the thunderous "Breaking the Law," Allom's fingerprints are etched into the sonic fabric of classic rock.

As the music industry evolved, so did Allom's career. He adapted seamlessly to changing technologies, ensuring that his production techniques remained at the forefront of innovation. His work continued to influence younger generations of producers, and he remained a sought-after name in the industry.

Beyond his technical proficiency, Tom Allom's affable personality and collaborative spirit endeared him to the musicians he worked with. His ability to understand and enhance the vision of artists contributed significantly to the success of the projects he undertook.


Record Label Information:

Atlantic K 50834

Media Format:

12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1981 Made in Germany

Band Members and Musicians on: KIX - Self-Titled
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Steve Whiteman - Lead vocals, harmonica, saxophone
  • Ronnie "10/10" Younkins - Guitars
  • Brian "Damage" Forsythe - Guitars
  • Donnie Purnell - Bass, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Jimmy "Chocolate" Chalfant - Drums, percussion, backing vocals

Track Listing of: "KIX - Self-Titled"

The Songs/tracks on "KIX - Self-Titled" are

  1. "Atomic Bombs" (3:45)
  2. "Love at First Sight" (2:42)
  3. "Heartache" (3:16)
  4. "Poison" (3:46)
  5. "The Itch" (4:26)
  6. "Kix Are for Kids" (4:16)
  7. "Contrary Mary" (3:10)
  8. "The Kid" (3:54)
  9. "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah" (6:57)


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KIX -Self-Titled Glam Metal 12" Vinyl LP Album
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"KIX" Green, White and Orange Colour Atlantic Record Label Details: Atlantic K 50834 , LC 0121 "KIX" Green, White and Orange Colour Atlantic Record Label Details: Atlantic K 50834 , LC 0121