All Systems Go (Vinnie Vincent Invasion album)
|All Systems Go|
|Studio album by Vinnie Vincent Invasion|
|Released||May 17, 1988|
|Recorded||Cherokee Studios, Hollywood, CA|
|Label||Capitol, Chrysalis Records|
|Producer||Vinnie Vincent, Dana Strum|
|Vinnie Vincent Invasion chronology|
All Systems Go is the second and final studio album by American glam metal band 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.
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.
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.
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. However, it seems that while the song is still in the film, later releases of the Dream Master on VHS and DVD have the song turned down quite a bit compared to other songs in the film and songs in other films from the Nightmare on Elm Street series. A third track from the album, "Ashes to Ashes" received some radio airplay.
All songs written by Vinnie Vincent.
|1.||"Ashes to Ashes"||5:05|
|6.||"Let Freedom Rock"||4:44|
|7.||"That Time of Year"||4:11|
|10.||"Deeper and Deeper"||3:55|
|12.||"The Meltdown" (instrumental)||2:01|
|13.||"'Ya Know' I'm Pretty Shot" (instrumental)||4:07|
- Mark Slaughter - lead vocals
- Vinnie Vincent - lead guitar, backing vocals
- Dana Strum - bass guitar, backing vocals
- Bobby Rock - drums
- Jeff Scott Soto - backing vocals
- Interviews - Jeff Scott Soto. metalkings.com. 12-03. Retrieved April 25, 2012.
- "KISS MY ANKH: A Tribute To Vinnie Vincent". SplitScreen Entertainment. Archived from the original on 31 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-31.
- "Kiss Related Recordings; Vinnie Vincent Invasion - All Systems Go 1988". KissOnline.com. Retrieved 2011-08-30.
- All Systems Go at AllMusic