I'm feeling emotionally drained today, glam fans.
Working in television news during times of great tragedy is more than a drag, it's an unhealthy burden. For this reason, I send the students and faculty of Virginia Tech good wishes. As such, the glam mistress is in need of some fun.
Yesterday, my friend "Vince Neilstein" over at www.metalsucks.net mentioned an eBay purchase of the self-titled Vinnie Vincent Invasion debut. I love the Vinnie Vincent Invasion!
Vinnie Vincent formed his "Invasion" back in 1985, after a short lived stint with KISS. In addition to Vincent, the band also featured future Slaughter members Mark Slaughter (!) and Dana Strum plus drummer Bobby Rock. The self-titled debut featured singer Robert Fleischman.
Vinnie Vincent Invasion is on the loud side of glam Metal. The band's self-titled debut features these songs:
1. Boyz Are Gonna Rock
2. Shoot You Full of Love
3. No Substitute
6. Do You Wanna Make Love
7. Back on the Streets
8. I Wanna Be Your Victim
Back in the mid-80s when MTV was still awesome, Vincent and Strum hosted a ridiculous show featuring heavy metal videos. They appeared on TV all glammed up and it was pretty hot! Neither Vinnie or Dana knew how to read a TelePrompTer, so this made for some funny moments.
If you ever watched VH1 Classic Metal Mania, you've probably seen the video for "Boyz are Gonna Rock." Mark Slaughter is in this video, but the audio track is that of Robert Fleischman. During the frenetic video, the band members completely trash their equipment. Vinnie Vincent swears this was reality and not acting. You be the judge. Here's the video for "Boyz are Gonna Rock:"