If you don’t remember Kix don’t feel too bad, they were a popular band in the 80’s and 90’s and are still touring, but are nowhere near as big as they used to be. At one point they were extremely well known and could pull in a crowd without much effort. But as the years went on and they parted ways for a bit things cooled down considerably. When they came back for a reunion they did so without their leader singer and songwriter Donnie Purnell. Since then they’ve been pretty regular when it comes to performing festivals and concerts.
Some bands just keep rocking because it’s what they love to do.
5. Johnny Be Good-No Ring Around Rosie
It doesn’t seem all that normal to see Anthony Michael Hall in the role of jock that has everything he could want, but this movie does just that. He came a long way from being the wimpy nerd in The Breakfast Club and the smooth-talking geek in Weird Science to play this role. I have to admit though it looks like it agrees with him. It’s just too bad that a lot of people don’t really remember the movie all that well.
4. Wayne’s World-Cold Chills
Wayne’s World made use of a lot of bands that people might not have known about during that time but Kix was one of the few that was still on top and had been there for a while. You might not hear it in the movie all that much but given that it has only so long to run most of the bands only got a short amount of time in which to perform before they had to keep moving on with the plot.
3. Beavis and Butthead-Cool Kids
It’s not too often in this cartoon that you got to see Beavis and Butthead really thrashing to a heavy metal song. Most of the time you got to hear them ripping a song and the video apart because of something they saw that they didn’t like or understand, or both. These two are the kids in the class that would always sit in the back and do whatever it took the annoy the living hell out of everyone else and think it was cool.
2. Kix-Don’t Close Your Eyes
This was reportedly one of Kix’s best and most well known songs in terms of popularity. It showed that they could slow it down and speak to their fans on a different level. A lot of bands have songs like these that speak to people on a very real and personal level. This tends to be why some folks remember the bands since it’s not always about the shouting, guitar riffs, and fun that goes into it.
1. Kix-Blow My Fuse
Kix had a wild ride from the 80’s to the 90’s, and they stayed up near the top for as long as they could. When any band parts ways for a while though it’s hard to get that magic back to the way it was.
Sometimes even getting back together isn’t enough to make it work the same way again.