May 26, 2011

Vains of Jenna: Reverse Tripped

Retro Eighties hair metal band Vains of Jenna won't pick up any awards for originality of jaw dropping musicianship. Formed in Sweden the band moved to LA and managed to get themselves heard on Jackass. They dress the part, raiding the wardrobes of Aerosmith, Mötley Crüe and Guns n' Roses. They got a s new singer in 2010, who has a FM friendly classic rock tone of voice.

Their latest album an Reverse Tripped is an all-covers collection of tried an true songs. They stick close to the original arrangements wrapping them in blanket of AOR, except for a slowed down Smoke On The Water. They choose Cee Lo Green's Fuck You as the lead single, by-passing superior interpretations of Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, or California Dreaming.

Rverse Tripped is the kind of album that's get picked up after the show. By no means essential, it's a souvenir of a hard working, crowd pleasing band. These are song that can anyone sing along with, no matter how many beers they had. One final note: It's pretty lame to to end the album with a radio friendly Forget You. If your wardrobe says "Fuck You", stick to it.

Vains of Jenna:
Jesse Forte: lead vocals, piano, guitar, percussion
Nicki Kin: lead guitars, vocals, piano
Jacki Stone: drums, percussion, background vocals
JP White: bass, background vocals

Vains of Jenna: Reverse Tripped

Reverse Tripped is released on Cleopatra Records.

Tracks:
  1. Fuck You
  2. Electric Avenue (feat. Frukwan)
  3. Get Back
  4. Smoke On The Water
  5. She's Not There
  6. California Dreaming
  7. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  8. Mississippi Queen
  9. The Letter
  10. Blowin' In The Wind
  11. I'd Love To Change The World
  12. Hey Hey, My My
  13. Wish You Were Here
  14. The Sound Of Silence
  15. Forget You

Video: Vains of Jenna - Fuck You

Live dates:
  • 05/26 Reading, PA @ Reverb
  • 05/27 New York, NY @ Don Hills
  • 05/28 Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
  • 05/29 Worcester, MA @ They Raven
  • 05/31 Albany, NY @ Red Square
  • 06/01 West Chester, PA @ The Note
  • 06/03 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
  • 06/04 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
  • 06/07 Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
  • 06/08 Atlanta, GA @ 10 High
  • 06/09 Savannah, GA @ The Wormhole
  • 06/10 St. Petersburg, FL @ The Local
  • 06/11 Jacksonville, FL @ The Pit
  • 06/12 Pensacola, FL @ The Handlebar
  • 06/14 Birmingham, AL @ Crush
  • 06/15 Clarksville, TN @ The Warehouse
  • 06/17 Sauget, IL @ Pop's

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