Friday, July 31, 2009

Vinnie Vincent - Discography

Vincent John Cusano (born August 6, 1952, in Bridgeport, Connecticut), better known as Vinnie Vincent, is a guitarist and songwriter most famous for his brief membership in the band Kiss. Vincent played on the album Creatures of the Night and subsequently toured with Kiss in "Ankh Warrior" makeup created by Paul Stanley, Kiss's lead singer and rhythm guitarist. After that, he remained with Kiss for one additional album, Lick It Up recorded in 1983, before being fired from the band for alleged unethical behavior. He later performed as a solo artist and with his own band, Vinnie Vincent Invasion.

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Vinnie Vincent Invasion - Invasion (1986)
Robert Fleischman - Vocals
Vinnie Vincent - Guitars; vocals
Dana Strum - Bass; backing vocals
Bobby Rock - Drums

This album was an instant success as it climbed into the Billboard Top 100. However Fleischman refused to adopt the outrageous glam image, and showed no desire to tour. The Invasion was forced to find a new vocalist, and they decided on Mark Slaughter. But there was tension between Vincent and Slaughter from day one, which intensified even more when new record label management wanted Slaughter to become focal point of the group!

Tracks:
01. Boyz Are Gonna Rock (Vinnie Vincent)– 4:54
02. Shoot U Full of Love (Vincent) – 4:44
03. No Substitute (Vincent) – 3:52
04. Animal (Vincent) – 5:33
05. Twisted (Vincent) – 4:49
06. Do You Wanna Make Love (Vincent, Robert Fleischman) – 3:23
07. Back on the Streets (Vincent, Richard Friedman) – 4:50
08. I Wanna Be Your Victim (Vincent) – 4:36
09. Baby-O (Vincent) – 3:43
10. Invasion (Vincent, Fleischman) – 7:50

NOTE:
The follow-up album had some success, but internal turmoil killed the band in late 1988 at the end of their one-month tour. Vincent recorded a third Invasion album with Fleischman, but it never saw the light of day, and he has remained out of the limelight and recorded sporadically ever since. Rock went on to fame with Nelson, while Slaughter and Strum formed Slaughter and reached platinum success.
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Vinnie Vincent & Jeff Scott Soto - Publishing Tape (1987)


Tracks: (Listen Online or Download for study by clicking the song)

01. Young Blood Young Fire
02. Forbidden
03. I'm On Fire For You
04. My Love Goes With You
05. Gypsy in Her Eyes

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Vinnie Vincent Invasion - All Systems Go (1988)
Mark Slaughter - Vocals
Vinnie Vincent - Guitars; backing vocals
Dana Strum - Bass; backing vocals
Bobby Rock - Drums

Tracks:
01. Ashes to Ashes – 5:05
02. Dirty Rhythm – 3:38
03. Love Kills – 5:36
04. Naughty Naughty – 3:30
05. Burn – 4:38
06. Let Freedom Rock – 4:44
07. That Time of Year – 4:11
08. Heavy Pettin – 4:38
09. Deeper and Deeper – 4:02
10. Breakout – 2:01
11. The Meltdown (Instrumental) [Bonus CD Track] – 2:01
12. 'Ya Know' I'm Pretty Shot" (Instrumental) [Bonus CD Track] – 4:07


NOTE: Vincent filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 1989.

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Vinnie Vincent - Guitars from HELL (1991) (unreleased)

Tracks: (Listen Online or Download for study by clicking the song)
01. Rocks On Fire
02. Nuke It
03. Shocker
04. Invicible
05. Truth
06. Full Shred
07. Wild Child
08. Young Blood
09. Genesis

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Vinnie Vincent - Euphoria (EP) (1996)




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Vinnie Vincent.1999 - Pink And Black Attack (1999)

Tracks: (Listen Online or Download for study by clicking the song)
01. Back On The Streets (with Jeff Sotto)
02. Back On The Streets
03. Gypsy In Her Eyes
04. Forbidden
05. My Love Goes With You
06. Tears
07. Maybe Its The Rain
08. Young Blood
09. Boyz Wanna Rock
10. I'm In Love
11.
It's So Pretty
12. Your Baby
13. Back On The Streets (Warrior Demo)
14. Gypsy In Her Eyes (Warrior Demo)

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Vinnie Vincent - Archive Volumes I: Speedball Jamm (2002)
Produced by Vinnie Vincent; "Speedball Jam" was the title of a Vinnie Invasion instrumental which was recorded live in the studio and played live on occasion. This CD, with one long 71 minute track is an analog transfer of a Vinnie warm up session, with some very wild shredding. Sound quality wise, it wouldn't have been too difficult to take out the analog hiss without losing the sound depth. And there is no reason why it couldn't been tracked properly. I've added the tracking in an effort to differentiate the different parts of the recording. The live version closes the CD.
Tracks: (Listen Online or Download for study by clicking the song)
01. Speed Ball Jam

a. Shredd 1 - Solo (07:27)
b. Shredd 2 - w/ drums & bass (11:23)
c. Shredd 3 - Solo (00:47)
d. Speedball I (13:01)
e. Speedball II (10:08)
f. Speedball III (01:40)
g. Speedball IV (04:09)
h. Speedball V (09:22)
i. Shredd 4 - Solo (04:17)
j. Speedball (Live) (08:57)

NOTE: This is a Jam full of Vinnie's ANNOYING great Guitar Solos.

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