"Rev It Up" is the 1990 full length album by the all-female American Heavy Metal / Hard Rock band "Vixen", this record is the USA export edition.


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Collectors information / Album Description: 

This album "VIXEN - Rev it Up" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and photos. 

Music Genre:

Female Heavy Metal 
Production information:

The album: "VIXEN - Rev it Up" was produced by: Randy Nicklaus

Dennis MacKay - Sound Engineer

Mike Shipley - Sound Mix

George Marino - Mastering at Sterling Sound, New York City, New York

George Marino was a highly acclaimed Senior Mastering Engineer at Sterling Sound in New York City. Born on 15 April 1947, in the Bronx, New York, he became one of the most experienced and influential sound mastering engineers in the world. With his unparalleled expertise, Marino played a significant role in shaping the sound of countless albums across various music genres.

From a young age, Marino displayed a deep passion for music and an innate talent for audio engineering. He began his career at Capitol Records in New York, where he worked as a mastering engineer and honed his skills in audio post-production. In 1973, Marino joined Sterling Sound, a renowned mastering facility founded by Lee Hulko. It was here that he would leave an indelible mark on the music industry.

Over the years, George Marino mastered an extensive catalog of albums for a wide range of artists and musical styles. His meticulous attention to detail and exceptional ear for sound allowed him to consistently deliver exceptional quality and clarity in his work. He possessed an intuitive understanding of how to enhance the dynamics, balance, and overall sonic experience of each record he touched.

During the 1980s, a pivotal era for heavy metal music, George Marino worked on numerous influential albums in the genre. His mastering contributions to these records played a crucial role in shaping the iconic sounds of heavy metal during that decade. Some notable albums he mastered include:


  • 1. Metallica - "Master of Puppets" (1986)
  • 2. Iron Maiden - "The Number of the Beast" (1982)
  • 3. AC/DC - "Back in Black" (1980)
  • 4. Judas Priest - "British Steel" (1980)
  • 5. Slayer - "Reign in Blood" (1986)
  • 6. Ozzy Osbourne - "Blizzard of Ozz" (1980)
  • 7. Black Sabbath - "Heaven and Hell" (1980)
  • 8. Megadeth - "Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?" (1986)
  • 9. Motörhead - "Ace of Spades" (1980)
  • 10. Dio - "Holy Diver" (1983)

These albums, among many others, showcase Marino's contribution to the heavy metal genre's sonic landscape during the 1980s. His meticulous mastering work ensured that these records had the power, clarity, and impact necessary to captivate listeners and establish their enduring legacies.

George Marino's career spanned over four decades, during which he received numerous accolades for his outstanding contributions to the music industry. His expertise and mastery of sound engineering made him a highly sought-after professional, and he worked with a diverse range of artists, including AC/DC, Metallica, Guns N' Roses, Coldplay, and many more.

Tragically, George Marino passed away on 4 June 2012, leaving behind an extraordinary legacy as one of the most skilled and respected mastering engineers of his time. His dedication to his craft, meticulous attention to detail, and unparalleled expertise continue to inspire and influence audio engineers and musicians worldwide. George Marino's contributions to the art of sound mastering remain an enduring testament to his extraordinary talent and passion for music.


Mark Sullivan - production coordinator

Record Label Information:

EMI USA 064-792923  

Media Format:

12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1990 Made in USA for export to EEC  
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: VIXEN - Rev it up
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Janet Gardner – lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Jan Kuehnemund – lead and rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Share Pedersen – bass, backing vocals
  • Roxy Petrucci – drums, backing vocals
  • Michael Alemania (guest performer) – keyboards
Track Listing of: "VIXEN - Rev it Up"

The Songs/tracks on "VIXEN - Rev it Up" are

  1. Rev It Up
  2. How Much Love
  3. Love Is A Killer
  4. Not A Minute Too Soon
  5. Streets In Paradise
  6. Hard 16
  7. Bad Reputation
  8. Fallen Hero
  9. Only A Heartbeat Away
  10. It Wouldn't Be Love
  11. Wrecking Ball
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Vixen: The All-Female Rock Band that Broke Barriers and Inspired Generations of Women in Music.

VIXEN Band Description:

The Vixen band is an all-female rock band that was formed in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1980. The band comprises Janet Gardner, Jan Kuehnemund, Share Ross, and Roxy Petrucci. The band was initially called Genesis but changed its name to Vixen in 1981.

The band's original lineup consisted of Kuehnemund on guitar, Gardner on vocals, Pia Maiocco on bass, and Laurie Hedlund on drums. However, the band's lineup changed over the years, and Gardner, Kuehnemund, Ross, and Petrucci are considered the classic Vixen lineup.

Vixen's music is a blend of hard rock and glam metal, with heavy riffs, catchy hooks, and powerful vocals. The band's sound was influenced by classic rock acts such as Led Zeppelin and Queen, as well as glam metal bands like Van Halen and Motley Crue.

In 1984, Vixen released their self-titled debut album on EMI Records. The album was a commercial success, reaching No. 41 on the Billboard 200 chart and spawning the hit singles "Edge of a Broken Heart" and "Cryin'." The band's music videos for these songs received heavy rotation on MTV, and Vixen quickly became one of the most popular all-female bands of the 1980s.

In 1988, Vixen released their second album, "Rev It Up." The album was another commercial success, reaching No. 27 on the Billboard 200 chart and featuring the hit single "How Much Love." The album also spawned a successful world tour, which saw Vixen opening for bands like Ozzy Osbourne and Bon Jovi.

However, the band's success was short-lived, and Vixen disbanded in 1991 due to internal conflicts and personal issues. Kuehnemund continued to perform under the Vixen name with a new lineup, but the band's popularity had waned, and they were unable to replicate the success of their earlier years.

In 1997, the classic Vixen lineup reunited for a short-lived reunion tour. However, the reunion was cut short when Kuehnemund was diagnosed with cancer and passed away in 2013. The remaining members of Vixen continued to perform under the Vixen name with a new lineup, but they have never been able to recapture the magic of the classic lineup.

Despite their relatively short career, Vixen had a significant impact on the music industry. They were one of the few all-female bands to achieve commercial success in a male-dominated industry, and they paved the way for future female rockers such as Joan Jett, Lita Ford, and Halestorm. Their music and style inspired countless young women to pick up a guitar and start their own bands.

In addition to their music, Vixen also broke down barriers for women in the music industry. They were one of the first bands to be signed to a major record label, and they proved that women could be just as successful as men in the rock and roll world. They were also advocates for women's rights and empowerment, and their message resonated with female fans around the world.  

VIXEN - Edge of a Broken Heart 12" Maxi Single

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EMI Manhattan 12 MT 48 , 1988 , USA

This is the 12" Maxi Single version of the track "Edge of a Broken Heart", which was taken from Vixen's self-titled debut album.

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VIXEN - Rev It Up USA Export 12" vinyl LP

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EMI USA 064-792923   , 1990 , USA Export

"Rev It Up" is the 1990 full length album by the all-female American Heavy Metal / Hard Rock band "Vixen", this record is the USA export edition.

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VIXEN - Vixen (Self-titled) 12" Vinyl LP

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EMI Manhattan 064.7 46991 1 , 1988 , EEC

"Vixen" is the self-titled debut album by the all-female American Hard Rock / Heavy Metal band "Vixen" , it was released during 1988. Two singles have been released from this album "Edge of a Broken Heart" and "Love Made Me".

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