Vixen (Vixen album)

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Vixen
Vixen (album).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1988
Recorded1988
Studio
GenreGlam metal
Length43:18
LabelEMI/Manhattan
ProducerDavid Cole, Rick Neigher, Richard Marx, Spencer Proffer
Vixen chronology
Vixen
(1988)
Rev It Up
(1990)
Singles from Vixen
  1. "Edge of a Broken Heart"
    Released: 1988
  2. "Cryin'"
    Released: 1989
  3. "Love Made Me"
    Released: 1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars [1]

Vixen is the self-titled debut by the American all-female hard rock/glam metal band Vixen. It was released in 1988 in the United States and Europe, and featured the hit singles "Edge of a Broken Heart" and "Cryin'".

Richard Marx, one of the late 1980s' most successful recording artists, was heavily involved in Vixen's early career, co-producing the album and writing one of their biggest hits "Edge of a Broken Heart".

The three songs co-written by Jeff Paris, "Cryin'", "One Night Alone" and the bonus track "Charmed Life" were previously released on Paris's 1987 solo album Wired Up. "Give It Away" is credited to Paris's real name Geoffrey Leib and was included on his previous album Race to Paradise from 1986.

Vixen was featured at No. 43 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of 50 Greatest Hair Metal Albums of All Time.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Edge of a Broken Heart"Richard Marx, Fee Waybill4:24
2."I Want You to Rock Me"David Cole, Janet Gardner3:30
3."Cryin'"Gregg Tripp, Jeff Paris3:32
4."American Dream"Jon Butcher4:19
5."Desperate"Brian Miku, Leah Santos, Jan Kuehnemund4:16
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."One Night Alone"Tripp, Paris3:50
7."Hell Raisers"Scott Metaxas, Kenneth Dubman, Vixen, Spencer Proffer4:27
8."Love Made Me"John Keller, Marcy Levy, Michael Caruso3:18
9."Waiting"Kuehnemund, Gardner3:11
10."Cruisin'"Kuehnemund, Gardner, Keith Krupp4:24

Personnel[edit]

Vixen
Additional musicians
Production
  • Richard Marx - producer and arrangements on track 1
  • Brian Foraker - engineer and mixing on track 1
  • David Cole - producer, engineer, mixing and arrangements on tracks 2, 3, 5, 8–11
  • Rick Neigher - producer and arrangements on tracks 2, 3, 5, 8–11
  • Spencer Proffer - producer and arrangements on tracks 4, 6, 7
  • Hans Peter Huber - engineer and mixing on tracks 4, 6, 7
  • Peter Doell - additional engineering
  • Annette Cisneros, Jimmy Perziosi, Judy Clapp, Mark Stebbeds - assistant engineers
  • Greg Fulginiti - mastering at Artisan Sound Recorders, Hollywood, California
  • Susanne Marie Edgren, Lewis Kovac - production coordinators
  • Henry Marquez - art direction

Charts[edit]

Chart (1988–89) Peak
position
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[3] 39
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[4] 47
UK Albums (OCC)[5] 66
US Billboard 200[6] 41
Singles
Year Single Chart Position
1988 "Edge of a Broken Heart" Billboard Hot 100[7] 26
1989 "Cryin'" 22
"Love Made Me" UK Singles Chart 36

References[edit]

  1. ^ Theakstone, Rob. "Vixen – Vixen". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved June 17, 2011.
  2. ^ Eddy, Chuck (October 13, 2015). "50 Greatest Hair Metal Albums of All Time: 43. Vixen, 'Vixen' (1988)". Rolling Stone. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Vixen – Vixen" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  4. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Vixen – Vixen". 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.
  7. ^ "Vixen Billboard Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved September 4, 2011.