Voodoo Highway

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Voodoo Highway
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 1991
StudioRumbo Recorders, Canoga Park, Indigo Ranch Studios, Malibu and Studio II, Culver City, California
GenreHard rock, blues rock
Length45:15
LabelTitanium/Atlantic
ProducerJake E. Lee, James A. Ball
Badlands chronology
Badlands
(1989)
Voodoo Highway
(1991)
Dusk
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal10/10[2]

Voodoo Highway is the second studio album by the American hard rock band Badlands. After their first album, drummer Eric Singer left the band to join KISS, and was replaced by drummer Jeff Martin, who had previously sung lead vocals in the bands Surgical Steel and Racer X. Bassist Greg Chaisson was instrumental in getting his friend Jeff Martin the gig with Badlands. They had earlier played in the Phoenix, AZ bands Surgical Steel and St. Michael together and teamed up again in the Blindside Blues Band and RedSea following the demise of Badlands.

The song "Joe's Blues" is named after then Terriff and future Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Joe Holmes who worked as a guitar tech for Jake E Lee during the recording of Voodoo Highway. Ray Gillen briefly joined Holmes in Terriff after leaving Badlands in 1992.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Jake E. Lee and Ray Gillen, except where noted.

  1. "The Last Time" – 3:41
  2. "Show Me the Way" – 4:12
  3. "Shine On" (Greg Chaisson, Lee, Gillen) – 4:22
  4. "Whiskey Dust" – 4:18
  5. "Joe's Blues" (Lee) – 0:57
  6. "Soul Stealer" – 2:58
  7. "3 Day Funk" – 3:52
  8. "Silver Horses" (Jeff Martin, Lee, Gillen) – 4:40
  9. "Love Don't Mean a Thing" – 4:01
  10. "Voodoo Highway" – 2:22
  11. "Fire and Rain" (James Taylor) – 3:40
  12. "Heaven's Train" (Chaisson, Lee, Gillen) – 3:58
  13. "In a Dream" (Gillen) – 2:14

Personnel[edit]

Badlands
  • Ray Gillen – lead vocals, second harmonica on track 7
  • Jake E. Lee – guitars, Moog bass, organ, piano, güiro, tambourine and percussion
  • Greg Chaisson – electric and acoustic basses
  • Jeff Martin – drums, assorted percussion, first harmonica on track 7, backing vocals
Production
  • James A. Ball – co-producer, engineer, mixing at Westlake Audio, Los Angeles
  • Brad Aldridge, Michael Malina – mixing engineers
  • Gina Immel, Mike Gunderson, Steve Harrison – assistant engineers at Rumbo Recorders
  • Chris Kupper – assistant engineer at Indigo Ranch and Studio II
  • Greg Calbi – mastering at Sterling Sound, New York

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
1991 UK Albums Chart[3] 74
Billboard 200 (US)[4] 140

References[edit]

  1. ^ McDonald, Steven. "Badlands - Voodoo Highway review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2018-06-23.
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (August 1, 2007). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 3: The Nineties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 39. ISBN 978-1-894959-62-9.
  3. ^ "Badlands Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  4. ^ "Badlands Chart History – Billboard 200". Billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved June 23, 2018.

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