All Systems Go (Vinnie Vincent Invasion album)

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All Systems Go
Studio album by Vinnie Vincent Invasion
Released May 17, 1988
Recorded Cherokee Studios, Hollywood, CA
Genre Heavy metal
Glam metal
Shred metal
Length 55:36
Label Capitol, Chrysalis Records
Vinnie Vincent Invasion chronology
Vinnie Vincent Invasion
(1986)
All Systems Go
(1988)

All Systems Go is the second and final studio album by Vinnie Vincent Invasion, released on May 17, 1988. All Systems Go featured new vocalist Mark Slaughter, who replaced Robert Fleischman. The band toured in support for the album, headlining small clubs, but broke up after the completion of the tour at the end of August 1988. The album features Yngwie Malmsteen's vocalist Jeff Scott Soto on backing vocals.[1]

Album information[edit]

The singles "That Time of Year" and "Love Kills" are 2 of 4 Vinnie Vincent Invasion songs featured on the 2008 tribute album KISS MY ANKH: A Tribute To Vinnie Vincent. "That Time of Year" features Sheldon Tarsha of Adler's Appetite, Ryan Roxie from the Alice Cooper band, Marko Pukkila of Altaria and Troy Patrick Farrell of White Lion. "Love Kills" was recorded by Vic Rivera and Kelli McCloud.[2]

On the 2003 remastered CD-version as released by Chrysalis Records manufactured by EMI/Capitol Records, the running time for "Love Kills" is 4:36. Various parts of Vinnie's solo as well as even some verses have been shortened by either cutting out a couple bars of music or lines of lyrics.[3]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [4]

All Systems Go peaked at No. 64 on the Billboard 200 Two singles from the album, "Love Kills" and "That Time of Year" were released with music videos. "Love Kills" was featured in the soundtrack for A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master. MTV hosted an entire hour for the film A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master which featured Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger and guest Vinnie Vincent promoting the music video. A third track from the album, "Ashes to Ashes" received some radio airplay.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Vinnie Vincent.

No. Title Length
1. "Ashes to Ashes"   5:05
2. "Dirty Rhythm"   3:38
3. "Love Kills"   5:36
4. "Naughty Naughty"   3:30
5. "Burn"   4:38
6. "Let Freedom Rock"   4:44
7. "That Time of Year"   4:11
8. "Heavy Pettin'"   4:38
9. "Ecstasy"   4:40
10. "Deeper and Deeper"   4:02
11. "Breakout"   2:01

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Interviews - Jeff Scott Soto. metalkings.com. 12-03. Retrieved April 25, 2012.
  2. ^ "KISS MY ANKH: A Tribute To Vinnie Vincent". SplitScreen Entertainment. Archived from the original on 31 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-31. 
  3. ^ "Kiss Related Recordings; Vinnie Vincent Invasion - All Systems Go 1988". KissOnline.com. Retrieved 2011-08-30. 
  4. ^ All Systems Go (Vinnie Vincent Invasion album) at AllMusic