Vinnie Vincent Invasion (album)

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Vinnie Vincent Invasion
Studio album by Vinnie Vincent Invasion
Released August 2, 1986
Recorded Baby 'O Recorders, Hollywood, California
Genre Heavy metal
Glam metal
Shred metal
Length 47:55
Label Chrysalis
Producer Vinnie Vincent and Dana Strum
Vinnie Vincent Invasion chronology
Vinnie Vincent Invasion
(1986)
All Systems Go
(1988)

Vinnie Vincent Invasion is the 1986 debut album by Vinnie Vincent Invasion.

Album information[edit]

Two singles were released, "Boyz Are Gonna Rock" and "Back on the Streets". A music video was only made for "Boyz Are Gonna Rock". The song "Animal" appeared on the soundtrack for the movie Summer School. The band opened for Alice Cooper in 1987 to support the record. In the video for "Boyz Are Gonna Rock," the singer in the video is Mark Slaughter rather than the actual singer Robert Fleischman. Apparently, Fleischman left the band prior to filming the video and Mark Slaughter lip synched to Fleischman's vocals.

"Back on the Streets" was originally written by Vincent and recorded by 3 Speed for the 1984 movie Voyage of the Rock Aliens. It was later covered by Europe's original guitarist John Norum for his 1987 solo album Total Control.

The song "Invasion" (for the CD and cassette versions) contained about three minutes of looping guitar feedback at the end of the song. The record version had the same feedback, but the difference was that it never ended until you picked up the needle. This was because the sound went all the way to the end of the vinyl, causing the needle to loop it over and over again. The liner notes state (somewhat implausibly) that no pedals, outboard gear or synthesizers were used anywhere on the album.

The songs "Boyz Are Gonna Rock" and "Back on the Streets" are 2 of 4 Vinnie Vincent Invasion songs featured on the 2008 tribute album KISS MY ANKH: A Tribute to Vinnie Vincent. Mike Weeks played the guitar, bass and did the vocals on a very accurate version of "Boys Are Gonna Rock" which also featured drums by Andre Labelle, who had previously recorded drums on Vinnie's third (and unreleased) album "Guitarmaggedon/Guitars from Hell".[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Crusher magazene (favorable)[3]
Sleaze Roxx (favorable)[4]

The album was listed number 8 on Kerrang!s list of hard rock albums in 1986. The same magazine listed the album number 100 on their list of 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time.[5] In the book Fargo Rock City, journalist Chuck Klosterman names it the second greatest heavy metal album of the 1980's, behind only Appetite For Destruction by Guns & Roses.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Vinnie Vincent except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Boyz Are Gonna Rock"   Vinnie Vincent 4:54
2. "Shoot U Full of Love"   Vinnie Vincent 4:44
3. "No Substitute"   Vinnie Vincent 3:52
4. "Animal"   Vinnie Vincent 5:33
5. "Twisted"   Vinnie Vincent 4:49
6. "Do You Wanna Make Love"   Vinnie Vincent, Robert Fleischman 3:23
7. "Back on the Streets"   Vinnie Vincent, Richard Friedman 4:50
8. "I Wanna Be Your Victim"   Vinnie Vincent 4:36
9. "Baby-O"   Vinnie Vincent 3:43
10. "Invasion"   Vinnie Vincent, Robert Fleischman 7:50

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ((cite web | url=http://www.splitscreenentertainment.com | title=KISS MY ANKH: A tribute To Vinnie Vincent | publisher=SplitScreen Entertainment | accessdate=2008-08-31))
  2. ^ True, Chris. "Vinnie Vincent Invasion review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-09-01. 
  3. ^ "Vinnie Vincent Invasion review". Crusher magazine. 
  4. ^ "Vinnie Vincent Invasion review". Crusher magazine. 
  5. ^ "Kerrang!'s 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time list". Retrieved May 25, 2011.