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Invasion [Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered]

Vinnie VincentAudio CD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 8, 2003)
  • Original Release Date: 1986
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B00009RDE9
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #59,738 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Back when this came out in 1986, I liked it, but there was just something not right about the way it sounded. The guitars plain overpowered EVERYTHING. The drums sounded like they were recorded outside in the hall with one mic, the bass was almost inaudible, and the vocals sounded as if they were underwater. What a way to sabotage your first album by making yourself the only thing that stands out, and even with that, the guitar sounded like it was played thru some cheapo starter Gorilla amp. This 2003 remaster has corrected all of these problems and sounds almost as if it was recorded yesterday, making the songs sound so much better than they did. I must congratulate whoever re-did this mix since now the drums are crisp and clear, the bass shines thru even when Vinnie is shredding during his solos, and Fleischman's vocals are CLEAR and INTELLIGIBLE! This is definitely worth getting just to show what a different mix can do for an album.

As for the songs... well, if you're reading this, you probably already know them, so I won't convince you one way or the other of how good or bad they are. That's all subjective anyway. I personally believe that Vinnie was a great songwriter with an incredible sense of melody (his solos, though, were moreso speed for speed's sake) and now that these songs sound so crisp and clear, it's like I'm hearing them again for the first time. If you are a fan of the album, do yourself a favor and get this incredible remaster, even though I'd say it's more accurate to call it a remix. You will NOT be disappointed.

As I finish writing this, I am listening to the song ANIMAL and still can't believe how much better this sounds than the original LP/CD version. There is just so much I've never heard before thanks to how clean everything now sounds. Simply amazing!
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars "a silver bullet through the heart" December 4, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Invasion was the debut album from Vinnie Vincent's post-KISS band Vinnie Vincent Invasion. Vincent, of course, joined KISS after Ace Frehley's departure for the Creatures of the Night tour. His Egyptian pharaoh persona included an Ankh painting on his face. He is also featured on the first un-masking album Lick It Up. Vinnie, however, wanted to be the next guitar hero and even tried to upstage Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons during a show at Long Beach Arena, California with a 7-minute plus guitar solo that saw no signs of ending until the rest of the patient-worn band re-joined him on stage. It was not a good idea to try and become bigger than the founders of the band and soon, Paul and Gene would let Vinnie know his services were no longer needed. With his ambitions and ego, Vinnie needed a band with his name as the forefront...thus formed Vinnie Vincent Invasion.

Invasion is full of speedy rock songs with blazing guitar riffs. Actually, there is much creativity in Vincent's guitar solos. Many of them sound like sirens and bombs (appropriate for the "Invasion"). As far as any "invasion" on the metal world, there is not much revolutionary on this album. Robert Fleischman has a powerful voice (with Vinnie providing backing vocals on "Back on the Streets") and, of course, the musicianship is excellent, but much of the music is just straight forward heavy rock `n roll like "Boyz are Gonna Rock," "Shoot U Full of Love," and "Do You Wanna Make Love." It even sports a sappy romantic track in "No Substitute." "Back on the Street" is another slower, radio-friendly track. "Baby-O" is a little too sappy for my tastes. "I Wanna Be Your Victim" is one of the better, heavier tracks. The one stand-out track is saved for last. "Invasion" blew me away.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By bwbuzz
Format:MP3 Music
When I first heard this on cassette tape when it came out, I could not beleive what I was hearing. Yes the lyrics or a bit cheesy and the guitar sounds like it was plugged into an amp with no effects whatsoever, but this is a guys album. Vinnie has his own band, which usually means a little more guitar and an extra long solo, but he just flat out takes over! He makes more sounds and screams and noises than I ever heard! Make no mistake this is not radio friendly or something that your wife or girlfriend will ever want to listen to. Just the opening of the first song , "BOYS ARE GONNA ROCK", will make them turn it off in a millisecond. If you want a lot and I mean a lot of bang for your buck then this is the album for you, as it has guitars,guitars and more guitars that are in your face , down your throat, and everywhere in between. The ending solo for, " Animal" is so loud and brash and uncalled for that it just might leave you smiling and shaking your head at the same time. On the next album , "ALL SYSTEMS GO", with Mark Slaughter on vocals was really more tame and normal for the hair bands at that time as Vinnie toned it way down and they sounded like any other band, heck they could have already been the band Slaughter and no one would have known the difference. The only album I have ever heard like it because I suppose Vinnie did it his way . It may have been his worst and his finest moment wrapped in one. The songs are sleezy and catchy at the same time. I listen to it at least once a week. It is just so over the top. Hope this helps, thanks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Glam Rock at it's best
Vinnie just shreads on this album. His writing ability really shows how talented he is. The vocals are just amazing!
Published 4 months ago by Roger Abbott
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it!!!!!
What's up with these short bus riders with the bad reviews? Listen to your emo music and leave this for the pros!!!!
Published 12 months ago by Javier Santiago
3.0 out of 5 stars It was the 80's
I was reading the reviews and it brought back memories. I learned a few things that I did not know. Getting the boot from KISS and his own band for having a monstrous ego. Read more
Published on July 16, 2012 by Claudette Adler
1.0 out of 5 stars Less is More
TOO much crazy fast guitar work on this album where it does not belong. You're talented...we get it... so get out of the way of the songs here so we can hear the music. Read more
Published on May 27, 2012 by Tony P.
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic 80's metal!
The classic 80's metal album re-mastered, not a horrible re-master like some discs I have heard. Makes it sound even better than the original. Read more
Published on March 13, 2012 by Richard Degreen
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun nostalgia trip......
Ok, it was the 80's and cheese metal was everywhere. VVI fit right in and you at least had to check them out if you were a Kiss fan. Read more
Published on May 24, 2011 by CRH
1.0 out of 5 stars This is the worst rock album of all timr!
This sucks soooo! bad! but I laugh out loud every time I hear the crappy (Boys are going to rock) god will punish you if you buy this.....yes it's that bad! Read more
Published on February 24, 2011 by R. E. Bowers
5.0 out of 5 stars Vinnie Vincet Invasion
This is Vinnie Vincent at his best. Better than with Kiss....and better than hi second solo album all systems go (whcih i got first) I got this 7 years later and it is THE BEST. Read more
Published on January 29, 2011 by Lou
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album... but nothing special in the remaster.
I already owned the original version... I just figured I would give the remaster a try after reading some reviews on here. Honestly, I still prefer the original master. Read more
Published on November 15, 2010 by J. Walsh
5.0 out of 5 stars Boyz are Gonna Rock!!!!!
Boyz are Gonna Rock was a theme song for my high school swim team. We used to listen to the song just before leaving the bus before the meet. Read more
Published on March 20, 2010 by Ebbyman
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