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Wild Heart Girl

by Flying Venus

Attitude pop - sort of an 80's retro feeling. Reminiscent of B52s/Blondie/the Pretenders, with an updated, fresh twist. "... songs that you can't get out of your head." Carson Arnold, Longhouse Publishing, Vermont
Genre: Pop: 80's Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Follow You
Jean Mazzei
2:41 $0.99
2. The Older You Get
Jean Mazzei
2:58 $0.99
3. Objects in the Mirror
Jean Mazzei
5:03 $0.99
4. Mega Date Machine
Jean Mazzei
3:10 $0.99
5. Wild Heart Girl
Jean Mazzei
3:49 $0.99
6. Shopping Cart
Jean Mazzei
3:03 $0.99
7. I'm a Girl
Jean Mazzei
3:12 $0.99
8. Heaven On Earth
Jean Mazzei
3:45 $0.99
9. I Wanna Be Bad (good Girl's Gone)
Jean Mazzei
2:37 $0.99
10. 100 Hairs a Day
Jean Mazzei
4:39 $0.99
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Album Notes
Ok - now that the reviews are starting to pour in, Jean Mazzei and Flying Venus could very well be "the newest pop band least likely to succeed." Underdog amongst the underdogs, people either love or hate this music. Ear to the ground radio fans who are suppose to be "in the know" haven't been quite sure how to categorize Mazzei's music. Reviews range from people who say they are "songs that won't get out or your head" and "elegant vocal stylings" all the way to the other side with comments about the banality of the lyrics to delusions of deep thinking. Hmmm. What's a writer to do?

Hence, Jean Mazzei and Flying Venus have released the CD "Wild Heart Girl" to an unsuspecting world. Often compared to Blondie, the B-52's, and the Pretenders, FV's sugary pop with an edge or "attitude pop" has catchy hooks with grooves ranging from power-pop to punk. This diverse collection of songs reflects Jean's unique take on life, relationships, and pop culture. Mazzei's quirky lyrics tempt the palate of anyone who has loved the wrong person and knew it... made up her mind, then changed it... wanted it all, but gave it away... Followers of Flying Venus call Jean's music catchy, empowering, meaty... Some may call it delusional... and others will say it's because "she's a g-g-g-g-girl..." Designed to make you think, dance, laugh and feel, Jean's songs are easy to approach yet continue to give upon repeated listening.


Jean Mazzei writes what she knows, and after many years of regular naval gazing, she discovered that, yes, the only thing there is lint. Her hooky melodies, sharp wit, and quirky lyrics relentlessly address themes like pop culture and growing older in her distinctive tongue-in-cheek manner. "I love how you tell it like it is! It's as if you were inside my head!" says Dani Marcus, San Francisco resident and fan.

Jean Mazzei and her band, Flying Venus, have appeared throughout the greater Bay Area,and at a few LA dives, sharing bills with Grammy winner Bonnie Hayes and the Super Bonbons in her "Girlz Who Rock" series, as well as Grammy nominated Carlos Guitarlos. A stickler when it comes to musical quality and programming, she often books the entire evening, showcasing high quality local bands, making for a diverse, yet cohesive night of great, well-executed original music. "It's about the whole experience. If someone is going to come out and pay money to hear original music, they need to be glad they didn't sit at home and watch TV for free." Jean Mazzei makes sure the audience gets more than they bargained for.

Flying Venus has a sound reminiscent of the Pretenders, Blondie, the GoGos, B52s and the Doors, her sound is eclectic and full - "attitude pop" if you will. Along with pop radio, her deepest influences were in folk - especially Peter Paul and Mary, classical music, jazz and musical theater. Later, she got turned on to the Rolling Stones, Neil Young, and Joni Mitchell. Today she is a fan of Aimee Mann, Liz Phair, Radiohead, TS Elliot and ee cummings. She also has a secret love of stadium rock and cheesy mystery best sellers, but that's another story.


John Mazzei started as a vocalist when his rendition of "O Holy Night" brought down the house. Then his voice changed and he discovered the piano. From there he started playing in bands at age 12, and proceeded to attend the "Holiday Inn School of Music" where he toured with top 40 cover bands for decades. He is also an accomplished jazzman, and brings an extensive wealth of musical know-how to the table. His smokin' solos which contain influences from rock legends, laced with Herbie Hancock, are distinctively John Mazzei. If that's not enough, his studio skills as a producer/engineer/arranger come in extremely handy. An avid gear hound, he is constantly upgrading and improving their studio, Palace View Studios, so named because of it's view of a world famous venue, The Cow Palace, in San Francisco. John is married to the lead singer.



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Lovin' it

New Dimension to the Music Industry
Flying Venus is a New Dimension; the music, lyrics, and vocals are a new sound to the music industry! The creativity, originality, and insight to Wild Heart Girl is amazing! No more explaining....just buy it. You will love it!

Susan Dickinson

Flying Venus is REAL talent and I love it!!
The songs on this CD are done very artistically, with a variety of voice, music, and lyrics! The lyrics are something we can all relate to at one time or another in our lives! The songs not only show the variance in Jean's voice, but with the music, as well! The style of music is one of a kind!! I love it!! Flying Venus (Jean and John Mazzei)is what REAL talent is all about!!!!


Unique, Artistic, Insightful, Truth, and one of the best!
I have listened to a large variety of music and after a while it all begins to sound the same. This is NOT the case with Wild Heart Girl! All of the songs have so much uniqueness and are different in the music and lyrics. What amazes me is the fact that with one music group, there is such a variety of sound! This CD sells for such an affordable price and is definately worth it! It makes a teriffic gift, too! My holiday shopping is done!


Creative and Original!!
I just got my CD's of Wild Heart Girl(I ordered 5 and am going to be ordering 10 more!!)and I can not stop listening to it! I have given the CD's out as gifts. Let me tell you, more and more people want this CD. Why? I quote, "I can relate to the lyrics and they are said in such a creative way. The words don't just say, 'I was angry, happy, or hurt,' but are expressed so creatively. The music is fantastic! There is so much varience in the music and voice. And not to mention how fast the CD's arrived! I was amazed! For such a low price, you are getting excellent quality.

A Center for Evaluation, Inc. (ACE)

Profoundly provacative...yup...I'd do her! :-D
Wild Heart Girl delivers up all things Venus...all things J. Mazzei.

They're havin' fun, callin' it as she sees it, and playin' it as they feel it, and I'm...Lovin' it!

Way to represent on the West Coast Baby! Rock On!!!

Chica on da' east siIide

p.s. that was (cyeEEd),not silide but the capital i looks like an L (I), and the font wouldn't change, and the whole cyeEEd thing really loses its effect when you have to explain it, now doesn't it? :-P
Get the CD babyeeee!!

Steve Devo

Flying Venus is airborn
Wild Heart Girl by Flying Venus a.k.a. Jean Mazzei is a sharp, sweet and defintely bouncy effort worthy of permanent addition to anyone's library; see them live if you can-they're one of very few groups who carry as well if not better from their recorded work to the stage. Jazz-pop sensibilities frame the opening cut Follow You. From there we move onto numbers that are obviously inspired by the love of her life, keyboardist John Mazzei-specifically the melody/chorus driven Shopping Cart-you can hear the smile in Jeans' voice, and that helps sell the tune as a legitimate ditty. This emotion is even more succinctly defined in Heaven on Earth, which gets as close as you can get to Procol Harum's Whiter Shade of Pale without being a ripoff. The lyrics are sweet, making one wish Jean were singing to them personally. For the coup de gras, we have the worthy of radio play I'm a Girl (take THAT No Doubt!) and I Wanna Be Bad. Sharp lyrics, kinda thrashy in a Go-Go's/punk inspired thrust. 100 Hairs a day is a reflective song with some melancholy directly related to the fact the days are passing, and that's the fact of life..but it doen't mean your worlds over, either. Another fact is you'll be sorry if you don't make a minimal investment, support this group and get your hands on some original change of pace music to spice up that aging collection of Judas Priest.
Steve Devo

Picky music listener

Fabulous! A must have CD!!
The music, voice, and lyrics are very original. The overall CD shows such a wide range of talent. The more I listen to it, the more I love it! I have heard a lot of DIY bands and this is the best one I have heard thus far! Keep up the excellent work!