Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Forgotten Classic Video of the Week

This one is for all of you who like to complain that I don't give enough attention to metal in this topic. It's hair metal, but if you've been holding your breath waiting for me to post an Exciter video...well, you're probably dead by now.

I really have no great story behind this week's choice. Strangely, it's been stuck in my head for the past few days, even though I don't think I've heard the song in at least 10 years. So, for no good reason, I give you "Cold Blood" by Kix. Sure, you can thank me now for not posting their horrid, screechy power ballad, "Don't Close Your Eyes."

Man, was Steve Whiteman one of the ugliest guys in rock 'n roll or what? He reminds me of the bratty, evil King from Dragonheart. Hey, Draco was a cold-blooded creature. Coincidence?


Lee Ann said...

I enjoyed that. Ugly or not...they all had great hair!

You passed the test! =)

Beth said...

I completely missed out on the metal hairband craze. I was all new wave in those days, all the way down to my cruel shoes.

Looks like I didn't miss much.

Rhet said...

"'s been stuck in my head for the past few days,..."

Why, may I ask, was it not left there?

Slave to the dogs said...

You know how terrible events like abuse or trauma are suppressed by the subconscious? I think this song, nay this band belongs in that category.

I had a headbanger pal in high school who was into these guys. She'd force me to listen to that crap ballad. "Don't close your eyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees......."

David Amulet said...

Kix never really worked for me. I have one of the band's CDs and I must admit I have only listened to it a few times ...

But now I have "Don't Close Your Eyes" running through my head. DAMN YOU!!!

-- david

Travis said...

That's a stretch to put that in metal - big hair band, yeah. But the melody had kind of a pop flavor.

I suspect it gets a metal grade because the lyrics were shouted rather than sung.

LoraLoo said...

A little dose of hair band is never a bad thing. :)

I actually don't remember this song, it's not bad... but that lead singer is just a little too like one of those bendy toys where you can distort appendages. lol

An80sNut said...

It is your fault that I'll be looking on eBay for a 'best of' Kix now instead of just being happy with "Don't Close Your Eyes."

BTW, came up with an idea for ya. It's dependent on you being able to find some free time on Saturdays around 12:30pm (PST.)


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