Rev It Up

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For the song of the same name, see Jerry Harrison.
Rev it Up
Studio album by Vixen
Released July 1990
Recorded 1990
Genre Glam metal
Length 51:54
Label EMI
Producer Randy Nicklaus
Vixen chronology
Rev it Up

Rev It Up is the second album by American hard rock band Vixen, released by EMI in 1990. It entered the UK Chart at No. 20, and placed two songs inside the Billboard Hot 100.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rev It Up" (Janet Gardner, Ron Keel, Share Pedersen, Steve Diamond) - 5:00
  2. "How Much Love" (Jack Conrad, Jan Kuehnemund, Steve Plunkett) - 4:40
  3. "Love Is a Killer" (Harry Paress, Roxy Petrucci) - 4:43
  4. "Not a Minute Too Soon" (J. Gardner, S. Pedersen) - 4:26
  5. "Streets in Paradise" (J. Conrad, J. Kuehnemund, S. Plunkett) - 4:32
  6. "Hard 16" (J. Gardner, S. Pedersen) - 4:05
  7. "Bad Reputation" (Brian Miku, J. Kuehnemund, J. Gardner) - 4:09
  8. "Fallen Hero" (J. Kuehnemund, Ralph Carter, R. Petrucci) - 5:17
  9. "Only a Heartbeat Away" (J. Gardner, S. Pedersen) - 5:07
  10. "It Wouldn't Be Love" (Diane Warren) - 4:42
  11. "Wrecking Ball" (J. Gardner, S. Pedersen) - 5:10
  12. "Highway To Heartache" (Bonus Track) - 3:51
  13. "I Want You To Rock Me (Bonus Track) (Live At Daytona Beach 1989) - 4:50

Tracks 12 and 13 are from the 2006 Japanese Remastered release.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Rev It Up ranked at number 20 on the British Billboard Chart. However, it did not match up to its predecessor in the U.S. and EMI dropped the band shortly thereafter.


  • With Michael Alemania- keyboards


  • Produced By Randy Nicklaus
  • Production Co-Ordination: Mark Sullivan
  • Engineered By Chad Blinman, Chris Fuhrman, Mike Gunderson, Gina Immel, Rob Jacobs, Bill Kennedy & Dennis MacKay
  • Mixed By Mike Shipley
  • Mastered By George Marino
  • Guitar Tech for Jan Kuehnemund: David Reilly



Year Chart Position
1990 The Billboard 200 (USA)[2] 52
Album chart (UK)[3] 20


Year Single Chart Position
1990 "How Much Love" Billboard Hot 100 44
"Love Is A Killer" Billboard Hot 100 71


  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Vixen Rev It Up". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-06-17. 
  2. ^ "Rev It Up Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-06-17. 
  3. ^ "Chart Stats Rev It Up". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-07-22. Retrieved 2011-06-17.