"Key West's" musical prowess is showcased in "First Invasion," their sole album presented on a 12" LP Vinyl under Mausoleum Records. This Belgian rock band's debut and only release, produced by Paul Piront, emanates from GAM Studio, Waimes, Belgium. The album, adorned with artwork by Pierre Adam and Rudy Lenners, encapsulates Key West's unique sound and artistic vision. A collector's gem, "First Invasion" stands as a testament to the band's contribution to the Belgian rock scene.


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"First Invasion" Album Description:

The debut and sole album of the Belgian rock band "Key West," titled "First Invasion," remains a cherished relic in the realm of European rock music. Released on a 12" LP vinyl by Mausoleum Records, this musical creation carries with it a rich history that intertwines the band's unique sound, artistic vision, and the collaborative efforts that brought it to life.

"First Invasion" emerged as the inaugural and final musical offering from Key West, a band that left an indelible mark on the Belgian rock scene. The album, produced by Paul Piront, is a testament to the band's creative prowess and the musical landscape of its time. The sonic journey crafted within the confines of GAM Studio in Waimes, Belgium, showcases the dedication and passion that fueled the creation of this collector's gem.

The artistic identity of "First Invasion" is not confined solely to its auditory elements; the album cover itself is a visual masterpiece. Pierre Adam and Rudy Lenners, the artists responsible for the artwork, have lent their creative flair to encapsulate the essence of Key West's music. The album cover becomes a portal to the sonic realm contained within, hinting at the auditory exploration that awaits the listener.

The Mausoleum Records imprint on the album signifies the collaborative efforts between the band and the record label. Mausoleum Records, known for its contributions to the rock and metal genres, played a pivotal role in bringing "First Invasion" to the forefront of the music scene. The partnership between Key West and Mausoleum Records exemplifies the symbiotic relationship between artists and labels, a partnership essential for the dissemination of musical creations.

The yearning guitar riffs, pulsating rhythms, and emotive lyrics that characterize "First Invasion" echo the spirit of its time. The album stands as a sonic relic, encapsulating the cultural and musical landscape of the era in which it was conceived. The meticulous production by Paul Piront ensures that each track resonates with clarity, allowing the nuances of Key West's musical expression to shine through.

As a collector's gem, "First Invasion" holds a special place in the hearts of enthusiasts and aficionados of Belgian rock music. Its scarcity adds to its allure, making it a sought-after item for those who appreciate the craftsmanship and creativity embedded in vinyl records.

Music Genre:

  Belgian Rock 

Album Production Information:

The album: "KEY WEST - First Invasion" was produced by: Paul Piront

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Pierre Piront

This album was recorded at: GAM Studio, Waimes, Belgium

Album cover design: Pierre Adam, Rudy Lenners

Record Label Information:

  Mausoleum Records – SKULL 8318

Media Format:

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

Year & Country:

  1983 Belgium
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: KEY WEST - First Invasion
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Bass – Dany Huppermans
  • Drums, Vocals – Rudy Lenners

    Rudy Lenners - Drums, Producer, Illustrator is from Belgium and was born in 1952. Lenners has been performing with "Scorpions" from 1975 until 1977. He replaced Jürgen Rosenthal and appeared on two Scorpions albums: "In Trance" and "Virgin Killer", he was replaced by Herman Rarebell in 1977. in 1983 Lenners performed with the Belgian band "Key West" and recorded te album "First Invasion". Later during 1985 he played drums with the "Steelover" band.

  • Guitar – Manu Gualda, Patrice Lezan De Malizard
  • Keyboards – Louis Lambrecht
  • Vocals – Dino Polizzi
Complete Track-listing of the album "KEY WEST - First Invasion"

The detailed tracklist of this record "KEY WEST - First Invasion" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Running With The Night 3:53
  2. Do It Right Now 3:51
  3. Never Again 3:46
  4. Dreamer 3:50
  5. Away From You 3:35
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Gimme Some Lovin' 3:08
  2. I'm Just A Loser 3:43
  3. Put You Down 3:20
  4. Bloodsuckers 4:22
  5. Heavy On My Love 4:07
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Photo of "KEY WEST - First Invasion" 12" LP Record - Side One:
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Photo of "KEY WEST - First Invasion" 12" LP Record - Side Two:
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