Theme Switcher
Switch to:

Notes about GDM Themes
Click to learn more about GDM themes
Login
Username

Password



Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Site Stats
Album Reviews: 6825
Comments: 16465
Ratings: 4520
Forum Posts: 21582
Latest Comments
It was Heather Thomas in ...
Actually, 'Find The Lady'...
Cheers Dave, looking to g...
Great, Malcolm! I can hel...
Dave, it's already set up...
Great list, Jeffrey. The ...
Maybe an interview with G...
Finally got a copy of thi...
Thanks for the download y...
Yes Dave, I agree New Yor...
Very cool. I've always ha...
As a musician and avid li...
The problem with AOR as a...
Thanks Jose. However, man...
I would have voted "no" a...
Interesting responses fro...
Well personally, I won't ...
No no, don't cancel Moder...
Fair Play to you Jeff. I ...
I listened to a fair amou...
Shoutbox
You must login to post a message.

englandashes
17-01-2018 21:50
In response to Cyrille Regis, BBC 2 repeat the Adrian Chiles documentary, Whites v Blacks, How Football Changed A Nation, unbelievable true story, worth watching

Explorer
17-01-2018 18:44
Review of the rather splendid `Hornal` album is in the works too.

gdazegod
17-01-2018 01:57
Dave and Jeff's best of 2017 wrap-up's just around the corner too.. computer work

gdazegod
17-01-2018 01:56
There is a three-part article coming up for E.L.O (Eldorado, A New World Record and Out Of The Blue). Look out for it soon.

Explorer
16-01-2018 08:52
Stoke fans have my commiserations.Und
er Lambert the Villa played some of the most boring, unimaginative football I`ve ever had the misfortune to witness.Relegation
?,yes I`d say so.

gdazegod
16-01-2018 00:59
Stoke City condemned 2 relegation. Who is the new manager? Paul Lambert.

englandashes
15-01-2018 22:09
Agreed Reyno about Clyde Best, further back is the story of Walter Tull which is quite heartbreaking, links to Northampton and lived in Rushden.

englandashes
15-01-2018 22:05
Big loss is Cyrille, only short time at Wolves, but I was at the Peterborough game where he scored the last minute winner, Cyrille and Laurie C, what a team.

reyno-roxx
15-01-2018 22:05
I think many people forget guys like West Ham's Clyde Best whenever the subject of the impact of black footballers in the English game crops up. He was just as good as the West Brom trio years b4

Explorer
15-01-2018 19:13
Cyrille was part of the ground breaking so called 'three degrees' who did so much to break down racial barriers in Football back in the late 70's.R.I.P

Articles Hierarchy
Articles Home » 1988 Articles » Femme Fatale - 1988 Femme Fatale
 
Femme Fatale - 1988 Femme Fatale



ARTIST: Femme Fatale
ALBUM: Femme Fatale
LABEL: MCA
SERIAL: MCAD-42155
YEAR: 1988

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

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'

WEBLINKS: http://lorrainecafe.com


Background
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!


All written content on this website is copyrighted.
Copying of material without permission is not permitted.


 
Comments
No Comments have been Posted.
 
Post Comment
Please Login to Post a Comment.
 
Ratings
Rating is available to Members only.

Please login or register to vote.

100% 100% 0% [No Votes]
95% 95% 50% [1 Vote]
90% 90% 0% [No Votes]
85% 85% 50% [1 Vote]
80% 80% 0% [No Votes]
75% 75% 0% [No Votes]
70% 70% 0% [No Votes]
65% 65% 0% [No Votes]
60% 60% 0% [No Votes]
55% 55% 0% [No Votes]
50% 50% 0% [No Votes]
45% 45% 0% [No Votes]
40% 40% 0% [No Votes]
35% 35% 0% [No Votes]
30% 30% 0% [No Votes]
25% 25% 0% [No Votes]
20% 20% 0% [No Votes]
15% 15% 0% [No Votes]
10% 10% 0% [No Votes]
 
Articles Cloud
Twydell, Iva - 1982 Duel, Jethro Tull - 1971 Aqualung, Zion (Freddy Curci) - 2006 Zion, Mattson, Lars Eric - 2001 Eternity, Iron Mask - 2013 Fifth Son Of Winterdoom, Hellcats, The - 1982 Hellcats 1 [ep], Fierce Heart - 1985 Fierce Heart, Gruska, Jay - 1984 Which One Of Us Is Me, Frampton, Peter - 1977 I'm In You, Tranquility - 1972 Silver, Hess - 2012 Living In Yesterday, Perry, Joe - 2009 Have Guitar Will Travel, Krokus - 1981 Hardware, Pretty Maids - 2013 Motherland, Shooting Star - 1983 Burning
Tags©
Ransom U.D.O Accept Bill Champlin Peter Friestedt Joseph Williams The Scorpions Live Albums Blue Oyster Cult Tiles Chapter 23 Departure Dion Bayman De Mont Idle Tears Yesterrock Accept EP Live Albums Billy Chinook Billy And The American Suns Kid Brother Charlie Dore Fire Town Wounded Bird New England Strikemaster Heart Tommy Keene Tranquility Renaissance EP White Wizzard Hellfield Hobbit Steel Panther Seth Marsh Aldaria Roko Rock Candy Records Streetheart
All Tags
Search DDG