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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Daily Boom 80's Throwback: Vixen - 'Edge Of A Broken Heart'


"I can't believe I could've been so blind, but love is strange
I thought about it for a long long time, but the truth remains
I don't need another lonely night to dry my tears
The answer's plain as black and white, and I can see the picture very clear
 I been living on the edge of a broken heart
I don't wanna fall, I don't wanna crawl
I been living on the edge of a broken heart
Don't you wonder why I gotta say goodbye."

When you think of women in rock one of the first groups that has to come to mind is Vixen.  They've sold over a million records and were battling the likes of Def Leppard at the height of the hair band craze in the late 80's.  The lineup changed a tiny bit but the most commercially successful variation of Vixen included Janet Gardner, lead vocals, guitar, Jan Kuehnemund, lead guitar and backing vocals, Share Pedersen, bass and backing vocals and Roxy Petrucci on drums.

The ladies have toured and broken up a few times over the years. Back in January of 2013 they had worked out all of their differences and were ready to announce a reunion plan when Keuhnemund was diagnosed with cancer. She fought hard until finally losing her battle in October of 2013. The remaining members of Vixen vowed to play on in her honor and they've done just that. While the group isn't in the midst of a rigorous tour, they do pop up at hard rock festivals and similar events so if you're a fan, keep your eyes open because you just might be able to catch the ladies rocking out.


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