Saturday, October 16, 2004

VIXEN - Reissues at work

The hard-rocking female glam metal band Vixen roughed LA's club circuit throughout most of the 1980s before signing with EMI Music in 1987. Known as 'the female Bon Jovi,' Vixen enjoyed national exposure with the 1998 release of their self-titled debut album and MTV's embrace of the band's first mega-hit, Edge Of A Broken Heart. The band's long out-of-print EMI albums, Vixen and Rev It Up, are set for reissue by EMI Music Catalog Marketing on November 2. The two albums have been fully remastered and will be in stores in time for the reunion of all of Vixen's original members on VH1's popular show, “Bands Reunited.”
Vixen's self-titled debut was released in 1988, and fueled by heavy radio and MTV rotation of the single, Edge Of a Broken Heart, the album surpassed the Gold sales mark in the U.S. and went on to sell over one million copies around the world. Vixen's follow-up album, Rev It Up was released in 1990, and the singles How Much Love and Love Is A Killer spent some time on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart.

Next month, Vixen's original members, Janet Gardner (vocals), Jan Kuehnemund (guitar), Share Pedersen (bass) and Roxy Petrucci (drums) will all appear together on VH1's “Bands Reunited” to reminisce about their start on LA's Sunset Strip and their rise to fame in the late 1980s, before the onset of grunge in the early 1990s displaced metal at the top of the charts.
Track Listings: Vixen - Edge Of A Broken Heart . I Want You To Rock Me . Cryin' . American Dream . Desperate . One Night Alone . Hell Raisers . Love Made Me . Waiting . Cruisin' . Charmed Life. Rev It Up - Rev It Up . How Much Love . Love Is A Killer . Not A Minute Too Soon . Streets In Paradise . Hard 16 . Bad Reputation . Fallen Hero . Only A Heartbeat Away . It Wouldn't Be Love . Wrecking Ball.