Rev It Up

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Rev It Up
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 1990
GenreGlam metal
ProducerRandy Nicklaus
Vixen chronology
Rev It Up

Rev It Up is the second album by the American hard rock band Vixen, released by EMI in 1990. It entered the UK Albums Chart at No. 20, and placed two songs inside the Billboard Hot 100. However, it did not match up to its predecessor in the US and EMI dropped the band shortly thereafter. Therefore, this album is the band's last release from a major label. The race car on the US cover belonged to local racing legend and all around hero Bobby Baldwin. The European and Japanese covers show a picture of the band, which is on the back cover for the US release.


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

Rev It Up received generally mixed reviews from critics, including a score of 3 out of 5 from AllMusic.[1]

Track listing[edit]

1."Rev It Up"Janet Gardner, Share Pedersen, Ron Keel, Steve Diamond5:00
2."How Much Love"Jan Kuehnemund, Jack Conrad, Steve Plunkett4:40
3."Love Is a Killer"Roxy Petrucci, Harry Paress4:43
4."Not a Minute Too Soon"Gardner, Pedersen4:26
5."Streets in Paradise"Kuehnemund, Conrad, Plunkett4:32
6."Hard 16"Pedersen, Gardner4:05
7."Bad Reputation"Kuehnemund, Gardner, Brian Miku4:09
8."Fallen Hero"Kuehnemund, Petrucci, Ralph Carter5:17
9."Only a Heartbeat Away"Pedersen, Gardner5:07
10."It Wouldn't Be Love"Diane Warren4:42
11."Wrecking Ball"Pedersen, Gardner5:10


Additional musicians
  • Michael Alemania – keyboards
  • Randy Nicklaus - producer
  • Dennis MacKay - engineer
  • Chad Blinman, Chris Fuhrman, Mike Gunderson, Gina Immel, Rob Jacobs, Bill Kennedy, Chad Munsey - assistant engineers
  • Mike Shipley - mixing
  • George Marino - mastering at Sterling Sound, New York
  • Mark Sullivan - production coordinator
  • David Reilly - sound technician for Jan Kuehnemund's guitar



Chart (1990-1991) Peak
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[2] 29
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[3] 36
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[4] 14
UK Albums (OCC)[5] 20
US Billboard 200[6] 52


Year Single Chart Position
1990 "How Much Love" Billboard Hot 100 44
"Love Is a Killer" 71
1991 "Not a Minute Too Soon" UK Singles Chart 37


  1. ^ a b Henderson, Alex. "Vixen Rev It Up". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved June 17, 2011.
  2. ^ " – Vixen – Rev It Up" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  3. ^ " – Vixen – Rev It Up". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  4. ^ " – Vixen – Rev It Up". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  5. ^ "Vixen | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  6. ^ "Vixen Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 11, 2016.