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Femme Fatale - 1988 Femme Fatale

ARTIST: Femme Fatale
ALBUM: Femme Fatale
YEAR: 1988


LINEUP: Lorraine Lewis - lead, backing vocals * Mazzi Rawd - guitar, keyboards, backing vocals * Bill D'Angelo - lead guitar * Rick Rael - bass, backing vocals * Bobby Murray - drums, backing vocals

TRACK LISTING: 01 Waiting For The Big One * 02 Fallin' In And Out Of Love * 03 My Baby's Gun * 04 Back In Your Arms Again * 05 Rebel * 06 Fortune And Fame * 07 Touch And Go * 08 If * 09 Heat The Fire * 10 Cradle's Rockin'


Along with Vixen, Californian band Femme Fatale were the face of female fronted hair metal during the late 80's. Originally from Albuquerque New Mexico and formed in 1987, the band moved to Los Angeles, and were picked up by the MCA family on the strength of a showcase performance. Led by Lorraine Lewis (who wasn't the original singer it would seem), FF were a popular draw on MTV, with their debut released a year later.

The Songs
The album was popularised by two singles: 'Waiting For The Big One' and 'Falling In And Out Of Love'. The aforementioned Vixen seemed to be the template for the band, and considering the era and similarity, that's not hard to spot. Mostly, Femme Fatale were a glossy form of melodic rock, thanks to the big production from Jim Faraci (Poison, L.A Guns, Lizzy Borden), though David Cole actually produced ' Waiting For The Big One'. There are numerous splashes of keyboard which waters things down, keeping this out of the pure heavy metal ranks. There's a load of sexual innuendo with the song-titles, which probably helped their cause when it came to videos and MTV. Femme Fatale operated in an upper tempo range, with the ballad 'Rebel' the only song to keep the metronome in lower figures.

In Summary
The album wasn't that successful on the Billboard album charts, reaching #141, however that didn't stop the MCA publicity machine giving this lot a fair degree of publicity on both radio and tv. The label even progressed to a second LP called 'Lady In Waiting' pitched for a 1989 release but it never happened, the band eventually folding in 1990. That second album was finally released in 2016 by FNA Records, and we may look at reviewing that one soon. Femme Fatale was put back together in 2013 by Lewis, and is now an all female outfit. Good for them!

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