Rev It Up

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Rev It Up
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Studio album by Vixen
Released July 1990
Recorded 1990
Genre Glam metal, Hard rock, Blues rock
Length 51:54
Label EMI
Producer Randy Nicklaus
Vixen chronology
Vixen
(1988)Vixen1988
Rev It Up
(1990)
Tangerine
(1998)Tangerine1998

Rev It Up is the second album by 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. The race car on the cover belonged to local racing legend, and all around hero Bobby Baldwin.

Track listing[edit]

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

Reception[edit]

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

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

Personnel[edit]

With
  • Michael Alemania – keyboards

Production[edit]

  • 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 at Sterling Sound, NYC
  • Guitar tech for Jan Kuehnemund: David Reilly

Charts[edit]

Album

Chart (1990-1991) Peak
position
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

Singles

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Henderson, Alex. "Vixen Rev It Up". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-06-17. 
  2. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Vixen – Rev It Up" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  3. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Vixen – Rev It Up". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  4. ^ "Swisscharts.com – 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 for Vixen. Retrieved August 11, 2016.