1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Vinnie Vincent Invasion

Discussion in '80's Music' started by JudasPriestRocks, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. JudasPriestRocks

    JudasPriestRocks Hellraiser

    Posts:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2011
    Couldn't see a thread about this band anywhere, so here goes...

    [​IMG]

    Discography

    1986: Vinnie Vincent Invasion
    1988: All Systems Go

    This band was formed after guitarist Vinnie Vincent was kicked out of Kiss around 1983. They were completely over the top with outrageous shred guitar solos and screeching vocals, but they had the songs and the riffs to back it up.

    Not a classic band by any stretch of the imagination, but their stuff is fun to listen to. I seriously dig their first album with Robert Fleischman on vocals. It has an awesome metallic crunch to it, the riffs are good, the songs are catchy and it was a lot more heavy & aggressive than the other hair metal bands of the time.

    On their second album they replaced Robert Fleischman with Mark Slaughter. The story was that they had originally wanted Slaughter as their vocalist, but the demo tape he sent them didn't have a name on it, so they hired Robert Fleischman to sing like him on the first album, and then let him go after the first album as soon as they located Slaughter.

    I don't like their second album as much as the first one, they seemed to lose a lot of their uniqueness and became more in line with the generic hair metal bands of the time - more soft songs, weaker production, etc.

    Anyway, some of their best songs:





    <--- The sound quality on this video is slightly off, but good song regardless.



    --------------

    Thoughts?
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 1, 2013
  2. METALPRIEST

    METALPRIEST Senior Member

    Posts:
    33,629
    Likes Received:
    41
    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2009
    Location:
    U.S.A.
    Oh Man where's Kuaizi!! Love the albums..we always get a good laugh on their first video. I think Vinnie pulled out every cliche' in the book on this one.

    :heheh:

     
  3. JudasPriestRocks

    JudasPriestRocks Hellraiser

    Posts:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2011
    Haha yep, I should have included that in my original post. Freakin' hilarious video.
     
  4. METALPRIEST

    METALPRIEST Senior Member

    Posts:
    33,629
    Likes Received:
    41
    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2009
    Location:
    U.S.A.
    :heheh: Right???

    But here is a good video...don't want to give first wrong impressions. Their music was great and I liked it better than when Mark went solo with Dana.

     
  5. JudasPriestRocks

    JudasPriestRocks Hellraiser

    Posts:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2011
    I've actually never listened to anything from Slaughter (the band). What's their best song?
     
  6. METALPRIEST

    METALPRIEST Senior Member

    Posts:
    33,629
    Likes Received:
    41
    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2009
    Location:
    U.S.A.
    I don't know....:heheh:

    I only have one CD. Mad About You is pretty good. :grinthumb
     
  7. JudasPriestRocks

    JudasPriestRocks Hellraiser

    Posts:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2011
    Oh LOL I misread your post, I thought it said "I liked it better when Mark went solo with Dana".

    Cheers anyway, will give that song a listen.
     
  8. aeroplane

    aeroplane In Urgent Need of Advice

    Posts:
    1,843
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2010
    Their best known songs are Up All Night and Fly to the Angels. Both of which were hit singles/videos in 1989.

    However over the course of five albums they did come up with songs that could be considered as good as or better than those ones.

    Vinnie Vincent Invasion was cool. I didn't think very much of the first album but being a Slaughter fan, I liked the second album with Mark Slaughter on vox.

    I do think the band Slaughter was better than anything from the Vinnie Vincent Invasion albums, though.
     
  9. Kuaizi

    Kuaizi Senior Member

    Age:
    40
    Posts:
    1,167
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2010
    Location:
    Chicagoland, IL, USA
    HAHAHA This video is EPIC! Love the drummer hehe
     
  10. Kuaizi

    Kuaizi Senior Member

    Age:
    40
    Posts:
    1,167
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2010
    Location:
    Chicagoland, IL, USA
    Oh, and the dude that comes out covered in flames... that was awesome too
     

Share This Page

defer="defer" charset="utf-8">