About this product
|Record Label:||Wounded Bird|
|Genre:||Hard Rock, Rock & Pop|
1. Rock 'N' Roll Party in the Streets
2. Video Inspiration
3. Steal Another Fantasy
5. I Got the Fire
6. Burn the City Down
7. Now or Never
8. Holdin' On
9. Silent Soldiers
|Playing Time:||36 min.|
|Distributor:||Bayside Record Dist.|
Axe includes: Edgar Riley (vocals); Bobby Barth.Personnel: Mike Osborne, Bobby Barth (vocals, guitar); Edgar Riley (vocals, keyboards); Teddy Mueller (drums).Audio Mixers: Bobby Barth; Al Nalli; Andy de Ganahl.Recording information: Bee Jay Recording Studio, Orlando, FL.Kicking off with their raison d'etre "Rock 'n' Roll Party in the Street," Offering proved to be the moment of glory for Florida's Axe. That single remains a great slice of heartland party rock, and the rest of the record ably falls in line. While the quaint "Video Inspiration" berates artificial imagery, "Jennifer" serenades a screen star; but Axe doesn't let such cerebral quandaries get in the way of booty-shaking boogie like the smoking run-through of Montrose's "I Got the Fire" (later covered by Iron Maiden and Rest in Pieces) and the summer-in-the-city riot selection "Burn the City Down." "Holdin' On" falls in the ol' reliable "love 'em and leave 'em" category while "Now or Never" is the kind of blatant Top 40 bid heavy bands used to sneak onto records that resulted in the twilight era of AOR, which backfired into groups attempting to be as intense as their album artwork and spurning the radio. Axe offers an innocent, innocuous, and endearing escape, conjuring muscle cars and convenience stores; thus these sincere soldiers of the '80s delete bins deserve preservation on CD. ~ Whitney Z. Gomes
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- pseccopaulMay 1, 2014by
Awesome product brings back old times
I had this album and let someone use it & never got it back then I saw it on E-Bay so I had to buy it great CD.
- salleyb1Feb 13, 2014by
This is an exciting cd and I cannot wait to receive it.I live in a small town where it's difficult to come across really great vintage music .I'm totally stoked
- nicholson16May 28, 2010by
I bought this cd to replace the vinyl copy I had. There are some really good songs on this. The best are the radio hit"Rock 'N' Roll Party In The Streets", as well as the Montrose cover "I Got The Fire".Really good early '80's hard rock.
- hilltopper69Apr 27, 2009by
Axe - Offering
Great CD, Most all songs are known hits. I love all the hair bands. This one is at the top of the list.
- capthook107Feb 10, 2009by
Offering - Axe
Great CD from the 70's.. I had been looking for it for awhile.. If you like 70's hard rock'n'roll, you will like this CD..