Crash Music Classics has announced the release of BLACK 'N BLUE's "Rarities" album, due in stores April 24, 2007. The CD will feature rare and live tracks from the band's back catalogue.
"These tracks are classic demos and live rockers that I have salvaged and re-mastered from my original cassette recordings to be enjoyed today," says BLACK 'N BLUE frontman Jaime St. James (currently also in WARRANT). "I have also thown in my 2002 'Hell Yeah' demos to round out a very rare BNB rock 'n' roll blast from the past."
BLACK 'N BLUE formed in 1981 out of Portland, Oregon and released its self-titled debut album on Geffen Records in 1984. The group went on to release four albums, including its self-titled debut, which featured the hit "Hold On To 18". The band would later hook up with Gene Simmons from KISS, who produced the albums "Nasty Nasty" and "In Heat".
TRACKLISTING of "Rarities"
Violent Kid (1982) (Thayer, St. James)
Sign In Blood (1983) (Thayer, St. James)
Wicked Bitch (1983) (St. James)
Cold Heart (1983) (Thayer, St. James)
Hold On To 18 (1983) (Thayer, St. James)
Lickety Split (1986) (Thayer, St. James)
Serious Drag (2002) (St. James)
So Long (2002) (St. James)
Hell Yeah (2002) (St. James)
Autoblast (1984) Live (Thayer, St. James, Warner)
I'm The King (1984) Live (Thayer, St. James, Warner, Young, Holmes)
The group was formed by Jaime St. James alongside current KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer (guitar), Jeff Warner (guitar), Patrick Young (bass) and Pete Holmes (drums).