RE: Failure and Kix
Posted by: Eric Abrahamsen ()
Date: January 11, 2001 08:22AM

It depends on how you view failure? Not everyone measures sucsess by Money, and for some people and musicians-the music really does matter, so no matter what they do as a "day job" the music is always there.

I saw KIX in headlining in 1982 at The Strand Theater in York, PA in support of the 1st record. Live they aped Cheap Trick so badly, it was almost comical. I saw them a few months later supporting Ted Nugent and Krokus at an outdoor gig in Harrisburg, PA and they were even worse with absolutley no stage presence at all. I payed no attention what happenedto them until in the late 80's I turned on some cable video show with the lead vocalist (Steve?) doing an interview and introducing the "New Video", which was no better song -wise than what I had heard years earlier. It was a surprise to find they were still around!

Kix never broke out of thier regional following of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Upstate New York. Regional followings are not a bad thing either. REO made a lot of money Touring the Hinterlands of the Midwest for years, before "Breaking Out" nationally in 1980. It all depends on how you look at it.

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