Enuff Z 'Nuff - 'Covered In Gold'


Chip Z'Nuff - vocals, bass, guitar
Donnie Vie - vocals, guitar, piano
Johnny Monaco - lead guitar, vocals
Eric Donner - drums

1.) "Everything Works If You Let It" - (Is a single by American rock band Cheap Trick, released as a non-album single in 1980 from the soundtrack for the film 'Roadie' which starred Meat Loaf in his first film starring role.  The song was written solely by Rick Nielsen.)
2.) "Stone Cold Crazy"- (Is a song by English rock band Queen from their 1974 album 'Sheer Heart Attack'.  The song is the eighth track on the album. Although the song was never released as a single, it was played live at almost every Queen concert between 1974 and 1978.  "Stone Cold Crazy" also features on the band's 1992 compilation album, 'Classic Queen'.)
3.) "She Sells Sanctuary"- (Is a song by the British rock band The Cult. It is from their 1985 album 'Love' and was released as a single in May of that year, peaking at no.15 in the UK Singles Chart.  The band has released various versions of the song. Aside from the original 7" single, three other versions had been released around the same time on 12" formats: "The Long Version", "The Howling Mix" and "Assault on Sanctuary".)
4.) "All Apologies"- (Is a song by the American grunge band Nirvana, written by frontman Kurt Cobain. It was released as the second single from the band's third album, In Utero, which was released on September 21, 1993. It was released as a double A-side with the song "Rape Me". "All Apologies" was the band's third number one Modern Rock hit and reached number 32 on the UK Singles Chart.)
5.) "Believe It or Not"- (Is a song composed by Mike Post (music) and Stephen Geyer (lyrics) and sung by American singer Joey Scarbury. It serves as the theme song for the television series The Greatest American Hero. The track was later included on Scarbury's 1981 debut album America's Greatest Hero.)
6.) "The Jean Genie"- (Is a song by David Bowie, originally released as a single in November 1972. According to Bowie, it was "a smorgasbord of imagined Americana", with a protagonist inspired by Iggy Pop, and the title being a pun on author Jean Genet. One of Bowie’s most famous tracks, it was the lead single for the album Aladdin Sane (1973). Promoted with a film clip featuring Andy Warhol associate Cyrinda Foxe, it peaked at No. 2 on the UK charts.)
7.) "Run for Your Life"- (Is a song recorded by the Beatles for their 1965 album 'Rubber Soul'. The song, while credited to "Lennon–McCartney", was primarily a John Lennon composition.)
8.) "When Doves Cry" - (is a song by the American musician Prince, and the lead single from his 1984 album 'Purple Rain'. It was a worldwide hit, and his first American number one single, topping the charts for five weeks. According to Billboard magazine, it was the top-selling single of the year. It was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, shipping two-million units in the United States.  It was the last single released by a solo artist to receive such certification before the certification requirements were lowered in 1989.)
9.) "Tears of a Clown"- (Is a song by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles for the Tamla Records label subsidiary of the Motown Records label, originally released on the 1967 album Make It Happen. It was re-released in the United Kingdom as a single in September 1970, where it became a #1 hit on the UK singles chart. Subsequently, Motown released "The Tears of a Clown" as a single in the United States as well, where it quickly became a #1 hit on both the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B Singles charts.  The song is an international multi-million seller and a 2002 Grammy Hall of Fame inductee. Its success caused Miracles lead singer, songwriter, and producer Smokey Robinson, who had announced plans to leave the act, to stay until 1972)
10.) "The Stroke"- (Is a song written and recorded by American rock artist Billy Squier. It was released in May of 1981 as the debut single from his Triple Platinum album 'Don't Say No'.  This was Squier's first single to chart, reaching No. 17 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.  It was a bigger hit on rock radio, reaching No. 3 on the Top Tracks chart. It also reached the UK Singles Chart, rising to No. 52. It was named the 59th best hard rock song of all time' by VH1.)
11.) "Yankee Rose" - (Is a hard rock song recorded by David Lee Roth. It was written by Roth and Steve Vai and was Roth's first single on his 1986 first full-length album 'Eat 'Em and Smile'. It was recorded as a tribute to the Statue Of Liberty in New York City, as the statue was completing a major renovation for the 100th anniversary of its dedication in 1886. The song was Roth's third Top-40 hit, the first two being covers of "California Girls" and "Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody". It also appears as a radio tune on the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City on the rock station V-Rock. A cover of the song is the title song for the video game Rumble Roses and Rumble Roses XX performed by Teresa James.  "Yankee Rose" was also the name of a 1920s song written by Sidney Holden and Abe Frankl, and published in 1926 by Irving Berlin, Inc.)
12.) "Jealous Guy"- (Is a song written and performed by John Lennon which first appeared on his 1971 album Imagine. It is one of the most commonly covered Lennon songs, with at least 92 recorded cover versions, the most notable being Roxy Music's version, which reached number one in several countries three months after John Lennon's death.)
13.) "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" (Live on Howard Stern) [Bonus] - (Is a song by English rock band the Beatles. It was written and sung by John Lennon (credited to Lennon–McCartney) and released on the album Help! in August 1965.)

14.) "New Thing" (Live Unplugged in London)

     Enuff Z'Nuff (a pronunciation respelling of "enough's enough"), is an American hard rock band from Blue Island, Illinois. Founded by singer Donnie Vie and bassist Chip Z'Nuff, this Chicago area band is best known for their charting singles "Fly High Michelle" and "New Thing".  Enuff Z'Nuff has continually recorded and toured throughout their career of more than 25 years, releasing 12 studio albums and a total of 19 CDs to date. Their songs have been recorded by several other musicians, some of which include Paul Gilbert, The Wildhearts, and Nelson. The band has a cult fan-base around the world which includes radio personality Howard Stern.
     Enuff Z'Nuff formed in 1984 as "Enough Z'Nuff". The band soon grew a live following and recorded their first demo songs, some of which would be officially released later in their career. The band's first single, "Fingers On It," received some minor recognition when it was featured in the 1986 cult movie Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer.[3] Band members during this period also included drummer B.W. Boeski and guitarists Gino Martino and Alex Kane, the latter of which moved on to lead guitars for Life, Sex & Death and eventually formed the band AntiProduct.
     By 1989, Enough Z'Nuff had revised their band name to "Enuff Z'Nuff" and released their first major label offering, a self-titled debut album on Atco Records. For this recording, founding members Donnie Vie and Chip Z'Nuff were joined by ex-Le Mans guitarist Derek Frigo and drummer Vik Foxx. The band had two charting hits with the psychedelic-flavored pop rock songs "New Thing" and "Fly High Michelle," both of which received steady airplay on MTV. A few years later, the band's heavy glam rock appearance in the music videos would be parodied on Beavis & Butthead.
     For their follow-up album, 1991's Strength, the band consciously toned down their glam image. Strength was released in 1991 on Atco to strong reviews, including Rolling Stone magazine calling the group "The Hot Band of the Year."  There were promotional videos for the singles "Mother's Eyes" and "Baby Loves You", as well as an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman. However, this follow-up album did not sell nearly as well as their first.
     The band filed for bankruptcy and left Atco Records, but soon after was picked up by Clive Davis' Arista Records label for their 1993 album Animals with Human Intelligence. Soon before this album's release, drummer Vikki Foxx quit the band to join Vince Neil's solo band. Foxx would be airbushed out of the album cover, despite performing on each track of the recording. Foxx was replaced by New Jersey resident and former War and Peace member Ricky Parent, who also appeared for most of the album's promotional material. The band performed on Letterman again and shot a video for the single "Right by Your Side". However this release, much like Strength, received some critical acclaim but ultimately disappointed commercially.
     A short time after Enuff Z'Nuff parted ways from Arista Records, guitarist Derek Frigo left the band, though he still recorded on occasion with them. Despite this setback, the band continued touring and recording, releasing albums on several indie labels and finding a solid fanbase overseas.  Some notable events include many appearances on The Howard Stern Show, local appearances on the Mancow's Morning Madhouse radio program, a 1998 performance on The Jenny Jones Show, a pair of features on VH1 about hair bands in 1999, and attaining an opening slot for Poison's 2001 "Glam Slam Metal Jam" tour.
     Lead singer and songwriter Donnie Vie stopped touring with the group in 2002 out of frustration and to embark upon a solo career. Enuff Z'Nuff continued to tour in his absence as a "3-piece," with their lead guitarist Johnny Monaco also serving as the band's lead singer.  Despite not touring, Vie would still write and record with the band in future studio releases.
     In 2004, former lead guitarist Derek Frigo died from an apparent drug overdose at the age of 37, soon after the band planned a Japanese tour with the original line-up.  Another tragedy struck when the band's drummer Ricky Parent lost his long-time battle with cancer in October 2007.  Parent had been with the band for approximately 13 years.
     In 2006, original members Chip Z'Nuff and Donnie Vie reconvened to shoot a pilot for the VH1 reality television show, Bands on the Run.  The show's pilot episode never aired. However, during that time the reunited band held their initial recording sessions for their 12th record. Several songs from these sessions eventually resulted in their latest studio album, Dissonance, which also features former Ozzy Osbourne / Badlands guitarist Jake E. Lee on guitar. With Vie rejoining the live shows in 2008, Dissonance was released in 2009 in Japan, with a U.K. release following in 2010.[12] In support of the album, Enuff Z'Nuff toured both Japan and Europe, including the Download Festival in the U.K. [13] As of May 2013, Donnie Vie once again left the band. Johnny Monaco returned to Enuff Z'Nuff as the band's singer.
     There was more band member shuffling in May 2014. Guitarist Tory Stoffregen and drummer Randi Scott each left the band in under amicable terms, with Erik Donner joining on drums in June. Enuff Z'Nuff will continue touring as a 3-piece. Singer Johnny Monaco released a solo EP and is looking for opportunities in the Los Angeles area. Original singer Donnie Vie is focusing on his solo career with a new live CD and forthcoming studio recording. Bassist Chip Z'Nuff is currently a regular co-host on Mancow's Morning Madhouse. Z'nuff has recently performed worldwide with ex-Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler in a band called Adler's Appetite (from 2005 to 2011) and is now at times touring in a Chicago-based Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band called Creedence Again.  He is also promoting a side project CD entitled Johnnie Rotten, Jr.

     To commemorate their thirty years within the music business Enuff Z Nuff has robbed the Fort Knox of the music industry.  Stealing and covering some of the greatest songs in Rock history.  'Covered In Gold' consists of fourteen tracks twelve studio songs, one live cover, and one live cover of their own song "My Michelle".  The track listing covers everything from songs that fonder Chip grew up on and the band played as a cover band such as, The Beatles - "Run For Your Life", Queen Stone Cold Crazy" and Smoky Robinson and The Miracles - "Tears Of A Clown" to more modern songs such as Nirvana's - "No Appology's", showing Chip's diverse musical knowledge.  Of the fourteen tracks, tracks 1, 2 and 11 completely sucked! the rest of the ten nine cover songs Enuff Z /nuf really made them sound like they wrote them!  There are times especially on songs like track 3 titled, "She Sell Sanctuary" were if one did not know any better they would swear Enuff Z Nuff wrote it.  'Covered In Gold' is for the essential Enuff Z Nuff fan!