HELL YEAH, the long awaited CD from Black N’ Blue will finally be released in 2011!
From Jamie St. James on Facebook: Im going to have the official release date for our new CD “HELL YEAH” soon! The artwork is done and it will see the light of day soon………god damn it is great! I want you all to hear it!!!!!
Black ‘N Blue front man, Jamie St. James issued a brief update today:
On Sept 11th through the 13th Jaime St. James will be in Las Vegas recording some vocals for the up and comming KEEL record. It’s being produced by long time BNB friend Pat Regan and should be killer. The Saint will give you a report when he gets back…also stay tuned for some great “HELL YEAH!” news………..
Hello rock’n rollers from all over the world! The Saint here to give you all the latest in the world of Black’n Blue. We high tailed it up north to play Seattle Washington and Portland Oregon at years end. Unfortunately we hit the biggest snow storm since Lewis and Clark burned squirrels for heat on the great Columbia river. Portland was cancelled but we did play for some hungry BNB fans in Seattle and the band sounded great. I flew up a few days early to work on the Hell Yeah recordings. Things are sounding fucking killer. We do hope to get this out sometime in 2009. We are also psyched to announce that we are working with ARM Entertainment as our booking agent to kick the shit out of this glorious new year in true Black’n Blue style. We also have finally got a great hold on some European/Great Britain shows this year.2009 is going to be a kick ass year for us so stay tuned for a BNB rock show in the near future! Jaime St James
Black ‘N Blue has released a killer new tune, Fool’s Bleed, and has made it available for download on their myspace page. You can download the mp3 at this link.
Former Black N’ Blue front man, Jamie St. James replaced Jani Lane as singer of Warrant in 2006. The band released one album, with St. James, Born Again. This appears to be the last recording with Jamie, as all of the current news points to a Warrant reunion (to be announced on March 4th) with Jani Lane.
This CD is becoming one of the more rare live recordings that I have come across.
I have been a fan of Black ‘N Blue for a long time, but quite frankly, I don’t think this recording captures the best live show the band has ever done. It does have a few of the bands hits, but it is a short set (less than an hour).
This isn’t a live CD that I will grab for regularly. I prefer the studio cuts over the live version here. This disc turns up on Ebay from time to time, and you can find used copies at amazon. This is a disc that the diehard Black ‘N Blue fans will search for only.
Rating:Out of 10
- Chains Around Heaven
- The Strong Will Rock
- Hold On To 18
- Wicked Bitch
- School of Hard Knocks
- I’m the King
- One For The Money
Black ‘N Blue is:
Jamie St. James – Vocals
Tommy Thayer – Guitar
Jeff Warner- Guitar
Patrick Young – Bass
Pete Holmes – Drums
I enjoyed the new Warrant disc so much, that I decided to see what else I could find from Jamie St. James.
I was hoping that Americanman would be something comparable to Black ‘N Blue or Warrant, but sadly, this is not the case. I can’t put my finger on it, but I could not get into this like I have so many others from Jamie’s discography. I don’t know if it is the writing, or the music style, but this disc just didn’t live up to my expectations.
Don’t get me wrong. Americanman isn’t terrible, by any means, but after listening to Warrant’s Born Again a few times and Nasty Nasty by Black ‘N Blue, this disc doesn’t live up to either of those. I kept waiting for a cool anthem to jump out at me, and it didn’t happen.
This is a disc for the Jamie St. James die hards only!
Rating: Out of 10
- Generation Suicide
- Deaf, Dumb, and Blind
- Hello Halo
- Magical Taxi Cab
- Losing Your Man
- Die Like A Star
- Light of Love
St. James is:
Jaime St. James – vocals
Jimmy Maguire – guitar
Joe Frietchen – bass, backing vocals
Danny Morris – keyboards
Todd Shelley – drums, backing vocals
When I saw that the new Warrant CD was out, I was a little hesitant about picking this up. I didn’t really enjoy the last couple of releases by Warrant, and I was afraid that this CD would be like the last two instead of the initial albums that made me love this band.
At no point was Jamie St. James a deterrent for me at all. I liked Jamie in Black ‘N Blue and I always thought that band was underrated. The last couple of discs with Jani Lane didn’t set my world on fire, so why not give Jamie a chance.
Thankfully, Born Again is a nice surprise! This CD has the vibe of the first 3 CD’s and is the best thing the guys have done since Dog Eat Dog.
Some could argue that the music is a little dated. I would argue, hell yes, its 80’s Hard Rock, and it still sounds great in 2006. I love this stuff! Why didn’t Warrant do this sooner?
Jamie St. James is a great addition to this band, and the return of Joey Allen has helped to strengthen the Warrant sound!
There are plenty of songs on here to like. My personal favorites are Devils Juice, a song that sounds like it could have been on DRFSR. I also like the rocking Dirty Jack, and Bourbon County Line. Angels is a pretty good song as well.
The amazing thing is, the whole vibe of this CD sounds like Warrant in their heyday, and that is hard thing for any band to reproduce. With each successive listen this CD has gotten better. The guys in Warrant have crafted a very enjoyable disc.
The future is certainly bright for Joey Allen, Erik Turner and company.
Here is the video for Bourbon County Line. I think if you like this song, you will enjoy this CD. I know I did!
Rating: Out of 10
- Devils Juice
- Dirty Jack
- Bourbon County Line
- Hell, CA
- Love Strikes Like Lightning
- Down in Diamonds
- Velvet Noose
- Good Times
Jaime St. James – Lead Vocals
Joey Allen – Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Erik Turner – Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals
Jerry Dixon – Bass, Backing Vocals
Steven Sweet – Drums, Backing Vocals