Vamp Revisit ‘The Rich Don’t Rock’ With Deluxe Edition Remaster

Vamp Revisit ‘The Rich Don’t Rock’ With Deluxe Edition Remaster

January 16, 2013

Originally released in 1989 via Atlantic Records, Vamp’s ‘The Rich Don’t Rock’ album should be held in the same regard as other classic hard rock albums of the era. Produced by Tony Platt (AC/DC, Foreigner) and stuffed to the rafters with arena-ready choruses, hooky guitars and Tom Bellini’s ballsy vocals, ‘The Rich Don’t Rock’ was a creative triumph for the German group. But like the other artists that have become part of the Divebomb Records family, Vamp were victims of their record label’s shortsightedness and their album went nowhere commercially.

Divebomb Records has tracked down the members of Vamp and have partnered with the band to bring ‘The Rich Don’t Rock’ back with the love and attention it deserves. ‘The Rich Don’t Rock’ has been unavailable since the late ’80s and this Deluxe Edition features newly remastered band-supplied audio, fifteen unreleased professional studio demos that include eight tracks from the shelved second album, a 2012 interview with the entire band and archival live photos. For the fans, by the fans.

The 30 track collection is available now at A free limited edition Vamp magnet will be included with each purchase while supplies last.

‘The Rich Don’t Rock’ Deluxe Edition track listing:
01. Heartbreak, Heartache
02. Like I Want
03. The Rich Don’t Rock
04. Love Games
05. Renegade
06. All Nite
07. Lonely Nights
08. Stand By Me
09. Bleeding
10. Talk Is Cheap
11. Shout
12. Why
Bonus Tracks
13. The Rich Don’t Rock (12″ EP Version)
14. Why (12″ EP Version)
15. Shout (12″ EP Version)

Disc 2: ‘One Smack Killer’ demos:
01. Little Bit
02. Love Starved Woman
03. Dead In The Backseat
04. Junkyard D.O.G. (Dirty Old Geezer)
05. One Smack Killer
06. Gimme Some Lovin’
07. I Don’t Know
08. The Big Mess
‘The Rich Don’t Rock’ demos:
09. Lonely Nights
10. What About Love
11. Down And Dirty
12. Waste Of Time
13. Love Games
14. Don’t Bite
15. Talk Is Cheap

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