BLACK ‘N BLUE: In Heat. Cassette tape Geffen Records 1988 German. Top US style Hard Rock / Heavy Metal album. Check audio samples
In Heat is probably the best BLACK N BLUE album. And although the band had a loyal fan base, they didn’t really make it really big even with this superb Gene Simmons produced, album. What a shame. Very DEF LEPPARD like) this should have been bloody huge. Every song is a little melodic dynamite. Rock On, Sight For Sore Eyes, Heat It Up! Burn It Out! It doesn’t get any better than this. Unfortunately the band called it a day after this one, This was probably their finest hour. Don’t miss this for anything in the world. Essential
BLACK ‘N BLUE: In Heat LP [us hard rock]
Year: 1988 Personnel: Jamie St. James lead vocals Tommy Thayer guitars Woop guitars Patrick Young bass Pete Holmes drums
Tracks: 1. Rock On 3:45 2. Sight for Sore Eyes 3:31 3. Heat it Up! Burn it Out! 4:21 4. Suspicious 3:42 5. The Snake 4:41 6. Live it Up 3:37 7. Gimme Your Love 3:45 8. Get Wise to the Rise 4:36 9. Great Guns of Fire 4:36 10. Stranger 4:28
Total Running Time: 41:02
Black ‘N Blue – In Heat
Label: Geffen Records – 924 180-4
Format: Cassette, Album
Style: Hard Rock
A1 Rock On
A2 Sight For Sore Eyes
A3 Heat It Up! Burn It Out!
A5 The Snake
B1 Live It Up
B2 Gimme Your Love
B3 Get Wise To The Rise
B4 Great Guns Of Fire
Producer – Gene Simmons
Fold-out sleeve with text
Barcode: 0 7599-24180-4 1 Label Code: 7266 Rights Society: GEMA/BIEM
This is a very underrated 80’s LP. I find it’s their best effort, but unfortunately their last. Songs like “”rock on””, “”live it up””, and “”get wise to the rise””, which has to be the most melodic hard rockin’ kick ass song in their whole career.
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Rock ‘n Roll!
The Black ‘n Blue album “”In Heat””is awesome rock ‘n roll by far! This was the last album Black ‘n Blue released before they broke up in 1988. KISS bassist Gene Simmons produced this album and did a good job. (Black ‘n Blue guitarist Tommy Thayer is now touring as the Ace Frehley Spaceman persona on the KISS/Aerosmith tour.) The standout track on this album is the opening song, “”Rock On””. It is a strong song with a great story, an awesome way to open an album, and there are rocking guitar riffs at the beginning of the song by Black ‘n Blue guitarists Tommy Thayer and Jef “”Woop”” Warner. Highly Recommended!
5.0 out of 5 stars This is their best album so far.,
The songs on this album sound more mature and solid than the songs on their previous albums. I recommend this album but I can’t say that I would recommend their previous albums to buyers.
5.0 out of 5 stars Many Memorable Songs – Underrated Album,
This is the band’s fourth album, and the second to be produced by Gene Simmons. This is an underrated album – almost every song is strong and there are several that are “”hits””.
I picked this up on cassette when I was 15 in ’87, and again recently. I still enjoy it immensely.
Rock On: Great intro tune, excellent melody
Sight for Sore Eyes: A bit of a departure, okay tune
Heat it Up, Burn it Out: Great builds up, strong rhythm
Suspicious: Okay attempt at a radio friendly song
Snake: Great rocker
Live It Up: I remember they closed a concert with this one. One of the classics on this album.
Gimme Your Love: Another awesome song
Get Wise to the Rise: One of my favorite tunes of all time – can’t beat the lyrics and killer beat
Great Guns of Fire: Awesome rockin’ tune – faster paced
Stranger: Slow tune that isn’t all that great. Would have preferred to end the album with Great Guns of Fire.
This is an awesome album and their most mature effort. All their albums are good but this is their best one overall. This one shows their energy, passion, and awesome musicianship. It’s a shame they weren’t more popular – this album would have gotten them there if they’d received more promotion.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Heat is on…..,
Many people believe that this is the “”weaker”” of the 4 studio releases from Portland’s much underrated rock band B’n’B.I beg to differ. While not as raw as their debut,and not as pop-rock as Without Love,In Heat,in my opinion is just as impressive as it’s predecessor “”Nasty Nasty””. I believe that B’n’B were trying one last attempt to garner some mainstream attention, and for some reason,it never happened. How bands like Britny Fox, Kix,and Bulletboys were somewhat house hold metal names,where B’n’B was an afterthought, is beyond me. No,it’s not heavy metal,but how can you not enjoy such tracks as Suspicious, Live it up, Heat it up…Burn it out, and of course get Wise to the Rise!
The album is produced by Gene Simmons of Kiss. St. James is again a shining point of the album, with this usual balls to the wall vocal delivery. St. James seems to be forging ahead full steam in every single songs. There are plenty of lively guitar solos to be found.
Many positive points to this album. Jamie St. James energetic vocals elevate this album to a degree, as does the healthy dose of guitar soloing and shred work. Songs like Great Guns of Fire and The Snake are more reminiscent of the band’s earlier work. The harmony vocals are again strong, and you will hear several catchy moments within most of the songs.