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Artist: Vinnie Vincent

Title: All Systems Go

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Vinnie Vincent All Systems Go Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1988

Label: Chrysalis

Catalog Number: VK 41626 DIDX 2706


Mark Slaughter vocals
Bobby Rock drums
Dana Strum bass, backing vocals
Vinnie Vincent guitars, backing vocals


1.  Ashes to Ashes  
2.  Dirty Rhythm  
3.  Love Kills  
4.  Naughty Naughty  
5.  Burn  
6.  Star Spangled Banner/Let Freedom Rock  
7.  That Time of Year  
8.  Heavy Pettin'  
9.  Ecstasy  
10.  Deeper and Deeper  
11.  Breakout  
12.  The Meltdown  
13.  Ya Know-I'm Pretty Shot acoustic  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: T-BONE Date: August 11, 2001 at 10:27
Much Better than the first cd. Mark kicks ass.

From: JOEJOE Date: August 18, 2001 at 18:41
The ultimate album. Give it some time and you will grow to love Vinnie's songwriting. The ballads are excellent and the other songs are really catchy.

From: Reno Date: October 2, 2001 at 10:07
Any Slaughter fan would also like this cd. It's very similar to Stick It To Ya!

From: WADELINK Date: October 20, 2001 at 11:00

From: Harvey Date: November 16, 2001 at 8:46
Absolutely crazy album!! It's beguilling in a funny sort of way but, in the year 2001, it certainly sounds dated. Having said that I still seem to end up listening to it a lot... I just dunno!!!!

From: Glammiemonster Date: May 8, 2002 at 5:54
At first I was drawn into the more commercial sound, but it soon pissed me off. Compared with the first album, which is a classic, this album really blows goats. Mark Slaughter may have a prettier face and 'better' voice, but actually I prefer Robert Fleischmann, who had some real character to his singing. Besides, the singing should have remained secondary to vinnie's blistering solos. This album puts Vinnie in the shade of Slaughter, which is a real pity. Although Slaughter became a fairly dec

From: Reno Date: May 8, 2002 at 12:59
As much as I liked this cd and the first Invasion cd, I still can't get over the fact that Vinnie used to map out his solo's at a slow pace and then use a machine to speed them up. He's a good player, but not as fast as you'd think. Vinnie Vincent fell into obscurity because of a tragic ordeal with his wife.

From: Desslar Date: May 8, 2002 at 16:53
Ummm, a lot of potential, but the results are rather disappointing. Slaughter ruins almost every song by screaming like a little girl. The solos are cool, and Love Kills and Heavy Pettin' are good songs.

From: Blue Tequila Date: June 8, 2002 at 18:58
Great album! Dirty Rhythm, Love Kills, Ashes to Ashes and That Time of Year are awesome. The lyrics to Dirty Rhythm crack me up every time I hear it!

From: chad Date: August 11, 2002 at 20:53
first cd i ever got, when i was a freshman...still brings back many memories today...

From: zakar Date: August 23, 2002 at 12:05
mark is a great vocalist. he makes all vinnie's song better and better. I'll get the ECSTACY when i hear this album.

From: Baris Date: September 8, 2002 at 23:56
A GREAT GLAM CLASSIC. Super catchy songs. Vinnie should release more albums. I don't agree with Desslar above: Because that little girl voice is the very feature of Slaughter. We can call this album also as Slaughter before there was Slaughter. It's still fun to listen VVI today...

From: nitrodoll Date: September 9, 2002 at 6:34
i agree with all the above comments, one of the best things that came from the eighties and vinnie vincent released the best music in comparison to other ex kiss members... faves: 'this time of year', 'naughty naughty, and ''burn'... nitrodoll1974@hotmail.com

From: purrfect-kat Date: September 16, 2002 at 8:23
I have listened to this cd about 10 times and I like some things about it such as how the singer sounds abit like Robert plant but I don't like how he over powers the backround chorus. . . . . . I think he is a powerful singer but over does it on several occasions which kinda kills a few songs.

From: robert Date: October 24, 2002 at 8:55
love kills, un baladon mortal. un disco correctito, con una pedazo balada.

From: Tony Date: December 24, 2002 at 7:15
Comparing this one to the first Invasion album is like apples & oranges for me. This one is more song driven while the first one is more solo guitar driven. I still really dig this album in 2002 though almost despite Slaughter's voice. Any climactic part seems to be sung with the intent of proving 'the higher I sing, obviously the more emotional I am'. Still, if someone now wanted a good example of 80's guitar 'shred' I'd give them the two Invasion albums.

From: HairMetalManiac Date: March 15, 2003 at 2:21
As stated above, it is hard to compare the two VVI albums. I actually prefer the first. I just don't hear the wailing guitar on this release as I did on the first. Anyway, the album kicks off with 'Ashes to Ashes' which is a great rocking tune. 'Love Kills' is a great ballad and also was a pretty cool video. I also liked tracks 4,7,8,&10. More commercial than the first release, it is very much a precursor to Stick it To Ya; still a highly recommended disc even though I prefer the debut..Rock on!

From: Reno Date: May 17, 2003 at 9:27
Capitol Records is re-releasing the first 2 Vinnie Vincent Invasion and first 2 Slaughter albums with new linear notes by Dana Strum and bonus tracks. They'll be out June 24th, 2003

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From: Whiplash1972 Date: June 1, 2003 at 13:22
Even though I prefer VVI's first release, this one is still VERY listenable. 'Love Kills' is an awesome song, and it doesn't hurt that it was linked up with the 'Nightmare on Elm Street' movies a la 'Dream Warriors' by Dokken. Solid disc here!

From: ace Date: June 4, 2003 at 1:27
this one blew away his first release by miles. i sometimes wish he could have gotten on with the kiss guys. in my opinion he wrote the bast songs they did in the 80's, being a huge kiss mark i should know.the singer also stood out on this one (m.slaughter). killer cd.

From: Alex Date: June 24, 2003 at 19:49
This album was a lot better than the s/t album. Mark Slaughter is definitely better with vocals than Robert Fleischman. Mark's unique voice adds to the kick-ass sound of this album.

From: Allan Jones Date: June 25, 2003 at 9:10
This album is not the best thing that Vinnie ever had. The songs of the first Invasion are much better than All Systems go, but all the vocals are terrible. Vinnie is one of the best players in the world, but he´s need to back for Kiss.

From: James Date: August 9, 2003 at 10:54
this is one of those cd's i got in a group of like 6 so i never took a good listen to it untill yesterday. It is a good cd. as said before fans of Slaughter will really enjoy it. some songs sound like they could have been on a Slaughter cd.

From: Date: October 7, 2003 at 9:08
oh god!those were the good fuckin' times!mtv was playing this stuff all the time!u could find this music in the shops...if i could get 15 years back...anyway...great cd...melodic powerful...i give it a 7.

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From: Blue Charvel Date: November 25, 2003 at 15:57
I always thought of this as one of those guilty pleasures that I hate to admit I listen to, but yet I still go back time and time again for it. Always thought he was a bit sloppy even before I knew he recorded his solos at one speed and then sped them up. Definite fun to listen to, some real good grooves and catchy choruses on here. Vinnie always seemed to be the guitar hero for all the guys that weren't very good guitar players. It sounds fast, so it must be good...etc. I still like it anyway!!

From: lance1 Date: December 13, 2003 at 2:22
freaking awesome cd.VVI kicks butt on this one.ecstacy is one of the best power ballads ever.great production,wish they would get back together again.i saw them open up for alice cooper and VVI smoked them.vinnie is so underrated,i love KISS so much but i think they didnt understand him.to me he brought back the energy that was missing for KISS.anyway,go out and find ALL SYSTEMS GO,you wont be disapointed.long live metal.

From: MJ Date: December 15, 2003 at 0:26
Love the energy.......love the music.......love the songwriting.......but those vocals??? Can't handle all that screetching........Just sing, Mark.....just sing.

From: Dean Date: January 26, 2004 at 17:03
Has anyone heard the demos of Vinnie Vincent with Jeff Scott Soto singing? There was an auction on Ebay that just had them on there and I'm wondering if they're any good. It sounds like an awesome combination.

From: vanvibe Date: February 2, 2004 at 17:35

From: Impaler Date: February 22, 2004 at 20:31
Slaughter fans will like this but 'Stick It To Ya' is better. Mark is a little screechy at times. 'Breakout' and 'Let Freedom Rock' are my favorites but this all seems average to me and not much is real catchy or memorable.

From: MARK EARLE Date: May 7, 2004 at 13:53
Like there 1st this is another top release.. but a little more classier.

From: AOR freaky Date: June 4, 2004 at 3:40
Just listening to this one again and I'm afraid : this is bagger. Mark is a BAD singer, no he's a shouter ! The songs and the production are weak, only the guitar is reasonable at some points. All by all : weak !!!

From: Big Papa K Date: June 18, 2004 at 2:51
This album is a little stronger than the debut. The ballad are incredible, especially 'Love Kills'. The rockers are a little weaker, as the guitar playing is toned down. Overall, just slightly better than the debut. 7/10

From: ALEXX GLAM Date: July 8, 2004 at 19:53

From: AJ Date: July 28, 2004 at 14:29
Does anyone else notice that there is verse from 'Love Kills' missing from the re-release cd. If you want the re-release I suggest the U.K. version on Club Zoom records there are no bonus tracks but at least the original tracks are in tact.

From: Lucas Date: August 2, 2004 at 16:40
“The Meltdown” y “Ya know- I’m pretty shot”. Las tensiones entre Slaughter y Vincent dieron fin a esta formación, retomando el guitarrista a Robert Fleischman para un tercer disco el cual no vió la luz. Año: 1988-2003. lhgordo@yahoo.com http://personales.ciudad.com.ar/rokkker

From: Uusiolli Date: August 5, 2004 at 21:31
Debut had better songs, this one better production. Singer changed, but hey I wouldn't noticed without record sleeve. Same high pitched-squeek. Their balls much hurt big time (I mean vocalists). After this record Mark and Dana formed Slaughter. Gene Simmons said about VV. 'Vinnie got fired from a band that was named after him. That tells something of his character.' Not quite accurate but near enough. For the record 6/10

From: Date: September 9, 2004 at 7:13
The second VVI album leaves a lot to be desired and I put this blame squarely on 2 things - 1. Over production; 2. Mark Slaughter. What makes Vinnie stand out (his playing, solos and shredding) has been watered down and taken away so much here that what we are left with are standard samey songs sung by a childish-sounding singer, who has no vocal range or talent. There are good tracks on here, but they are marred by the 2 above problems. Don't despair though - get Euphoria!

From: Geoff Date: September 9, 2004 at 20:21
I actually really like the band Slaughter, even if Mark still sounds awful a lot of the time I can forgive it. This, however, is a different story. Funny thing is, looking at the songs it's a very good hard rock disc. I actually really like everything about it... except those vocals. They are just awful, and it's a shame because this would have been a very good (not great) hard rock CD otherwise. Either way, I still like it enough. Good stuff.

From: Rockhead Date: September 10, 2004 at 4:55
I agree with Geoff the vocals are appalling!!! I never understood the appeal of Mark Slaughters 'left nut caught in the mangle' catterwalling. Had Fleischman sang on this it would have been another winner as the songs are indeed great.

From: Andii Vamp Date: December 12, 2004 at 1:21
I have always loved this album along with the debut! Had them since they were first released. Appalling vocals?? Yeah... right. Amazing musicians and an amazing album that STILL to this day stands out amongst all this NU Metal crap. This has always been one of my favourite albums ever.

From: ghettonation73 Date: June 28, 2005 at 6:59

From: chris strut Date: July 6, 2005 at 13:12
SHUT UP,it worths a 0

From: Joshy St. Jaimz Date: August 1, 2005 at 6:03
After hearing the boys' first album, I had high expectations for this one. A more lightweight affair than the first...where have all the shredding solos gone?? Mark Slaughter definitely does a great job (Love his effort on 'Naughty Naughty'), but the album is disappointing when compared to the first. However, on its own it is still great. Best tracks are 'Love Kills', and the infectious glam rockers 'Naughty Naughty' and 'Heavy Pettin'

From: Mediaab Date: December 18, 2005 at 17:17
While not totally bad, I must say that the voice of Mr. Slaughter (same for Fleischman on the debut) is getting on your nerves after just one song - too much screaming, really takes away quality of the album. Secondly, I never felt Vincent was really that good a guitar player, no real feeling, and the songs are not good enough. A couple of good ballads sure, but overall a disappointing album.

From: Darkstorm Date: March 4, 2007 at 0:22
MUCH better than the previous release thanks to a more competent singer. there's plenty of great songs on here likem Breakout,Ashes To Ashes, Burn, Heavy Pettin, and Naughty Naughty, oh and the ballads are awesome too

From: wzcj02 Date: May 18, 2007 at 5:26
some versions have the 3 bonus tracks...the only track worth having out of these 3 is 'breakout' which is a good song. The other 2 are filler.

From: azrael3 Date: July 30, 2007 at 11:32
i prefer the first album! mark slaughter voice its too annoying!

From: YNGWIEVIKING Date: October 4, 2007 at 3:16
GREAT CD 97/100 HIS BEST WORK ! MARK SLAUGHTER is really good too ! The perfect mix between POP HAIR METAL and Xtrem GUITAR SHRED ! HUGE

From: Jimmy D Date: April 19, 2008 at 21:42
An All-time favorite of mine. I can still remember riding my shitty bicycle over to Empire Records at Montrose & Cicero in Chicago to pick up this cassette in the early fall of 1988. "Love Kills" was a big video on Dial MTV at the time (which was at the height of the reign of hair metal on MTV). "Love Kills" and "That Time Of Year" are the 2 songs that really stood out from the rest as being really well written, catchy songs (incidentally they were also the 2 songs that were released as videos)...

From: Jimmy D Date: April 19, 2008 at 21:50
...but I also really loved "Ashes To Ashes", "Let Freedom Rock" , "Naughty Naughty", "Ecstasy"...Hell...I love this whole album. The whole thing is very catchy, well executed "hair metal"...or as we used to call it...hard rock or heavy metal. Calling them "hair bands" or "hair metal" was originally a slam against these bands, wasn't it? Anyways...back to what I was originally saying... Some people have been pointing to Mark Slaughter's vocals as taking away from this album, but I think they fit the overall sound of the music, and the songs perfectly. Sure, it's a bit of a guilty pleasure from my teenage years, but isn't that what it's all about? Highly recommended for fans of Slaughter (for obvious reasons) or fans of any other excellent, flashy, over-the-top 80's hard rock.

From: BIG-TIME Date: August 29, 2008 at 18:32
Mark sounds bad hummmmm...but we still like it????? Off course we do there is something about Marks voice that makes you listern, abit like brain washing. Good songs, yes it sounds abit dated even for late 80's but I like it, strange huh...KEEP ROCKIN ALL!!!

From: Dante Date: September 30, 2008 at 19:33
This was the 1st cd I bought. I could hardly pick a better record to start the pile(s) I have around the house! For me, this is not only a classic, as is a record that has absolutely no fault. Excellent musiciansand some amazing songs. I love Mark Slaughter's voice, but I think this is his finnest hour. You can't go wrong with this album! Peace

From: DanceWithMadness Date: March 20, 2009 at 12:32

From: Doug Date: November 9, 2010 at 11:33
This is Slaughter with crazy hyper-speed guitars.

From: edwithmj Date: November 9, 2010 at 18:31
This definitely isn't as good as the first one. Mark Slaughter is definitely a downgrade but Slaughter is better than this too. A few good songs but nothing sticks in my head like the first disc.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 24, 2011 at 15:03
More or less in the same direction of the debut...this album has a superb track that is the main one of the saga movies of Nightmare On Elm Street on its 4th chapter,The Dream Master(1990),i'm talking about "Love Kills"...then another goodies are "Naughty Naughty","Burn","Let Freedom Rock","That Time Of The Year"(nice,like it),"Ecstacy"(AORish)& "Deeper And Deeper"(catchy)...recommended album...93/100

From: hair metal again Date: June 27, 2013 at 10:11
excellent release by VINNIE VINCENT INVASION which should have been released 2 or 3 years before in order to gain some success!US commercial metal with 3 fantastic mid tempos and 2 or 3 more good songs and 1 or 2 fillers!Dana and Mark are the stars and that s why this one is much better than the debut!highly recommended for any hard rock collection!

From: Chris Z'nuff Date: April 1, 2016 at 7:33
My favorite songs are the brilliant "That Time Of Year", "Love Kills" and "Ashes To Ashes". "Deeper and Deeper" and "Burn" has a great guitar riffs opening. I like Mark Slaughter's voice more then Robert Fleischmann's on debut album. Vinnie's guitar solos are much melodic and he has much less shredding on this album and this is good. The only criticism i have is so many overdubs and effects used on this record.

From: Auslander Date: March 17, 2021 at 20:05
Excellent follow up to the debut. The thing is, I think the debut had the better songs, but this cd is still better overall, probably due to the vocals of Mark Slaughter who has a style that complements the shredder in Vincent. Slaughter and Strum of course went on to found the band bearing the singer's last name and release an even more successful album. Vincent would fade into obscurity. On this album That Time of Year is a standout only eclipsed by Love Kills which is a smoking classic. Highly recommended 90/100.

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