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Artist: Icon

Title: Right Between the Eyes

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Category: Melodic Metal

Year: 1989

Label: Megaforce/Atlantic

Catalog Number: 7 82010-2


Tracy Wallach bass, backing vocals
Drew Bollmann guitar
Dan Wexler guitars
Jerry Harrison vocals
Pat Dixon drums


1.  Right Between the Eyes  5:14
2.  Two For the Road  3:54
3.  Taking My Breath Away  4:36
4.  A Far Cry  4:19
5.  In Your Eyes  4:01
6.  Holy Man's War  7:15
7.  Bad Times  3:27
8.  Double Life  4:07
9.  Forever Young  3:49
10.  Running Under Fire  4:25
11.  Peace and Love  1:18
Total Running Time:  46:25

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From: cristian Date: August 4, 2001 at 1:02
one of the best aor albums i've ever heard.the musicians are solid and the singer kick ass.i want to buy all their me at

From: Mark Date: August 6, 2001 at 22:03
Another great Icon CD! Different singer than on 'Night of the Crime', this guy sounds a bit like David Coverdale. Screaming guitars, great vocals. Highly recommended!!!

From: John H. Date: November 24, 2001 at 23:07
Incredible,just about the best band ever,really hoping for a comeback.If you haven't heard them your missing out.First 2 cds were great w/ the 1st singer but I liked the 3rd & 4th cds better,just better vocals in my opinion

From: WidoMakr Date: January 18, 2002 at 19:33
Good call John H....Icon,WASP and Fifth Angel are probably my 3 favorite bands...this album...Right Between the Eyes is my fav....EVERY DAMN F'in song rocks to a 10+..the music is so damn powerful...scary...if u like this stuff check out fifth angel esp. the ST....what music was suppose to sound like..quote the WidoMakr....never more

From: Splash Date: March 2, 2002 at 2:26
Being in Canada I had to special order an import of this album and all the trouble and expense was worth every penny. This album is phenominal. The guitars are big and crunchy the songs have hooks and the drums are huge. Hard rock doesn't sound this good very often.

From: WidoMakr Date: April 19, 2002 at 14:58
Rick...THIS is the one that I think was the best....yeah its a little more commercial than the others but it kicks major league ASS!.... Dessler...good memory..gun to my head I couldnt think of the name of that movie...and it was one of the better ones out there...Quote the WidoMakr....never more

From: Desslar Date: April 22, 2002 at 11:48
I've never heard the second album, but this blows the first away. The duet with Alice Cooper on 'Two for the Road' is great!

From: Rick Date: May 8, 2002 at 21:43
Hey WidoMakr, thanks for the advice on this one. This CD kicks ass!! You seem to know most of the bands out there but I'll throw a recommendation back at you. Check out Heaven's Edge S/T. This is by far the best CD I have ever come upon. It kicks major ass. Thanks again for the advice on this one. Later.

From: Greg Date: September 5, 2002 at 9:25
I never heard anything from these guys at all, but I see that they seem to be very popular, If I were to get an ICON CD which one should I get, I have no idea what or who they sound like, I hear Dokken alot, but if anyone can help me, email me at, thanks!

From: Steve T Date: September 5, 2002 at 10:11
Just not in the same league as the first 2 albums. Not even close. Jerry Harrison was a poor second place behind Stephen. Oh...and have mail buddy.

From: Desslar Date: September 5, 2002 at 10:27
No way. The first album only has one good track, this one has at least 3.

From: jgolden Date: September 28, 2002 at 23:08
I think musically, this was probably the best of icon. however, I think that Night of the Crime was the best icon album lyrically and in the writing. The songs were classics

From: Metal_Ed Date: October 6, 2002 at 23:21
Not a bad Cd...even though I prefer the first singer Steve Clifford's vocals. As a fellow guitar player I just feel all tinglely when I hear 'Love and Peace'...KICK-ASS GUITAR WORK!!!

From: r.s.-rocks Date: February 20, 2003 at 22:34
check out dan wexler`s new band and download 3 brand new tracks.''

From: roxx Date: June 6, 2003 at 17:09
These guys sounds like a heavier version of Whitesnake,a killer stuff!!

From: purrfect-kat Date: September 22, 2003 at 12:30
I think this is the worst cd they have made to date . . . Their other cds are much better.

From: vandervelde Date: September 26, 2003 at 18:22
I listen this album consistely for almost one year...and i don't have enough. Totally awesome....vocalist remaind me Terry Illous from XYZ same great class...... i see majority of you dislike this cd....ok tell me what's wrong with A far cry, Forever young, In your eyes or Holy man's war....i simply don't see any weakness here....

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From: Blue Charvel Date: October 23, 2003 at 10:33
I saw them in NYC on this tour and they sounded AWESOME. It does indeed seem a lot of people don't like this release, and without putting any of the other discs down, I think this one stands on it's own no problem. Big guitars with powerful vox, good choruses, etc. Good stuff!

From: WidoMakr Date: December 15, 2003 at 22:01
Blue Charvel.I envy u.I missed ICON in NYC.damn.I bet they were great, if you remember, did they do most of the album? saw Bent Brother this weekend in Poughkeepsie.those wondering who the F they are.they were Twisted Sister/WidowMaker.It was definitely like being back in the 80's for a few hrs.The songs rocked.the women looked great.big guns, tight pants and high heels.for a few hrs everyone forgot they were 30+ and it was 1987 again..Dee Snider is STILL the man..Quote the WidoMakr..Never More

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From: Blue Charvel Date: December 16, 2003 at 10:46
If I remember correctly they did mostly stuff off this album, in fact that's what prompted me to buy it. Good stuff...I don't think I was even old enough to drink....sounds like you hit a good show yourself. Do they play out frequently or was it like a one-time deal?

From: 80sMetal1 Date: March 11, 2004 at 15:19
Haha, hey Widowmaker, I was at the Bent Brother concert at the Chance also! Totally great stuff, I've seen so many bands there over the years, Firehouse, Skid Row, Pretty Boy Floyd, Quiet Riot, the list goes on!!!

From: Date: March 15, 2004 at 8:02
This album was and is the epitome of stateside hard rock/heavy metal that captured equally cool elements of LA style sleaze/glam metal meets 80's style european hard rock/metal.It was through and through the closest thing as an all-American answer to Whitesnake's '1987' release. I acquired it shortly after it was released and still listen to it all the time. Jerry Harrison and Dan Wexler are the two greatest once signed and probably forever unsung guitarist/singer teams!

From: Dan W, Fan Date: March 20, 2004 at 11:44
I'm not sure whether or not it's accessible through any available archives but did a where are they now/where did they go segment on these guys a few years back. It was very cool their keyboard player Kevin Stoller I think still plays for Stevie Nicks. I only wish I could have seen them live. They had some great songs on 'An Even More Perfect Union'. I really miss this style not being more at the forefront of the mainstream in the U.S.

From: WidoMakr Date: March 21, 2004 at 8:48
80sMetal1...nice to see someone from upstate NY on the board here...The Chance gets some very good acts to play there...doesnt hurt that its 15ish minutes from my house..versus the 1 1/2hr+ to MSG, etc..before I die I want to see WASP play there...the other great place I've seen great acts is the Orange County Fairgrounds (although Im not sure if they run acts there anymore)..Van Hagar, Extreme, Def Lepp, Cinderella, etc...Quote the WidoMakr....Never More

From: Gar Date: March 21, 2004 at 18:11
Hey, WidoMakr! Where in upstate NY are you? I grew up in Monroe and used to go see shows at the Orange County Fairgrounds. They did get some great bands. Never been to the Chance, but my brother saw a few shows there.

From: WidoMakr Date: March 22, 2004 at 21:26
Gar..I live in lower Dutchess..about 75 miles north of the city...close enough to the madness of the city but far enough away at the same time...Orange County was a real good place to see bands..general admission was cheap and it didnt take much effort to get close to the stage..yeah the good old days..the chance if you get a opportunity to see a band play is a great place also..they have a website if you want to see what bands are playing in the next few months..Quote the WidoMakr...Never More

From: MelodicBoy Date: March 24, 2004 at 3:44
I love 'Night of the Crime', but this is much better! One of the classic guitar albums to come out of the late 80s-early 90s era of hard rock. Dan Wexler is an amazing guitar player, and I still listern to this awesome disc a lot. I can't see how people say they like Icon and then rip on this CD. Too bad it's out of print-it's worth spending 20 bucks on Ebay to track down.

From: RockkenDokken Date: April 30, 2004 at 18:00
When I was in the airforce back in the 80's, early nineties I was stationed in Phoenix, Arizona and I use to go see these guys all the time at a little place called The Jar and a few smaller bars. They rocked, and as mentioned earlier, Jerry Harrison and dan Wexler rocked and made a great team. If i'm not mistaken I think they were from the Phoenix Arizona area because when I 1st saw there video for Taken My Breath Away on Mtv it was filmed on or around Camelback Mountain in Phoenix.

From: AOR-MESSIAH Date: May 12, 2004 at 16:52
Took me ages to track the Icon CDS down. Every one is a classic, but this is my favourite (just!). A must have.

From: Chad Date: May 15, 2004 at 22:25
Their 1st and 2nd albums are much better. I prefer Stephen Clifford's voice over the new guys. The songs are good on this album but it would have benefitted from Clifford's voice. I recommend starting with Icon and Night of the Crime before picking this one up. They are much better albums. I do agree that the Alice Cooper duet is cool though. That song alone is worth picking this album up. After the debut and Night that is. I also have the Video of the band live. Shitty audio but cool.

From: to´┐Żo chile Date: May 18, 2004 at 10:30
ICON is Sthepen Clfford

From: christo Date: May 20, 2004 at 11:37
Another classic from Icon, I would have to rate their debut release their best and then this second,jerry harrison is a good vocalist however i prefer stephen cliffords vocals, there are some kick ass songs here, Taking my breath away, Far cry from love, Two for the road and a few other cool songs, Dan Wexler is an excellent guitarist and lets rip , This is another kick ass release by icon, buy their debut first and this second.and then Night of the crime third its cool but its more AOR

From: Chad Date: May 22, 2004 at 0:22
Tono- I agree that Stephen is a better vocalist and the band was better with him at lead vox but Dan Wexler rips some pretty good tunes and is the main songwriter. You have to give him a ton of credit. I enjoy cranking all their records but the first two are by far the best in my opinion.

From: T-Bone Date: July 21, 2004 at 18:41
After listening to this release more in the last few weeks, it's really grown on me and I'd have to say it can easily compete against Night Of The Crime. The Self Titled was ok sounding, the Night and Between The Eyes are top notch. Recommended to anyone who likes a good combo of Whitesnake, Quiet Riot, Dokken and Keel

From: Chad Date: July 23, 2004 at 0:39
T-Bone- I think that Night of the Crime is far superior to this album. Not only is Clifford a better vocalist but the songs are way stronger on Night. Even the first album is much better than this release. I like this album but anyone discovering Icon should hit the first two albums prior to this release. The first two albums are far different than on another. The first being really raw and the second beind very polished. I agree with you on appealing to Dokken, Keel and Whitesnake fans.

From: Icon-oclast Date: October 30, 2004 at 22:23
Okay, Chad, you made your fucking point (about 600 times) that Stephen Clifford is the better vocalist and the first 2 CDs are much better. Okay already! Geez, talk about beating a dead horse.

From: Chad Date: October 30, 2004 at 23:42
Icon-oclast- Sorry, but I did not know that three posts ='s about 600 times. I will try to do better at math next time. My point being that the first two albums are better. All are good if you care to read my commentary. It is all about the rock! I forgive you.

From: christo Date: December 1, 2004 at 10:24
steven clifford is a much better vocalist, harrison is a little grating, this would have been much better with clifford on vocals

From: christo Date: December 2, 2004 at 8:30
I would have to revise my opinion and agree with chad, night of the crime is a better album, i didnt give night of the crime as much chance because it seemed less heavy, but overall it is a stronger album than this, I would say the first release is best then the second and then right between the eyes third, though this cd still has some kick ass songs and a few mediocre songs, but still worth it for the good tracks that it has such as far cry from love and takin my breath away.

From: Date: January 21, 2005 at 8:36
Hey Christo- its good that you agree with chad but dont keep repeating the same fuckin thing over and over.

From: Geoff Date: February 10, 2005 at 6:08
'Forever young' sounds better on this one than the previous release and it's a great tune, but it's the triple whammy (4,5,6) which makes this album. 'A far cry' is my favourite Icon song of all and just a melodic hard rock monster, 'In your eyes' is perfection all over again with the added vocal delights as the song fades out, not found on the original - small touch, but I love it... and then 'Holy man's war' - another of their best songs. Three stunning songs, one great f*cking album!

From: VinceK81 Date: July 1, 2005 at 12:33
Killer album, first few songs are definite standouts, every track proceeding are RIPPERS! I see this album as much different from their previous, especially in the vocal/keyboard department. I give it a solid 9!

From: TomStavely Date: November 10, 2005 at 6:23
Not even the same band as the first 2 records. Good album some worth while songs but ultimatley not a patch on the S.C era.Yeah the new guy sounds like David Coverdale but this aint as good as Whitesnake. Why did Stephen leave Icon exactly? and why not play afew gigs now and then or a live record or something come on theres only 1 life on this planet and when theyre all old men they'll regret it, So Icon get back together and enjoy yourselves i think youd be suprised how many fans youv got.

From: TomStavely Date: November 10, 2005 at 6:25

From: Nick C Date: November 12, 2005 at 20:51
Tom - Stephen left the band as he became a born again Christian, not something I'd choose for myself but I believe it's pretty compelling for the people who choose to follow that path. I have to agree this is their weakest album though it has it's moments. You can never rule out a reunion but I reckon it would be a long shot and even then I would doubt it would include Mr. Clifford...go on guys prove me wrong...please!!!!

From: aMetalhead1966 Date: January 9, 2006 at 14:14
Lots of you seem to like,NO. The first 2 Icon releases are Killer...this sounds like Whitesnake...that's not a bag thing but I always felt Icon had their own sound..Maybe it's cause I got the first one the day it came out...and it seemed so different than alot of other bands...this however resides next to the ones I hardly listen I listened today and still feel the same.... to each his own....

From: Henrykane Date: August 8, 2006 at 7:14
Don't get me wrong, dude! but Whitesnake sounds like Icon! Icon played their own style of American Hard rock since they began while Whitesnake had shown their Hard n Heavy sound only since '87; Coverdale wanted to 'americanize' himself just for a short period in order to make many us dollars so he borrowed the successful formula of U.S. Big Rock: strong and shining riffs, lound an' clear harmonies and poppy catchy anthems.

From: Henrykane Date: August 8, 2006 at 7:22
This album is one of the highest pics of 80's american Metal and I love it...better than Whitesnake 1987. 'Forever Young' vs 'Here I go Again' = 10-0.

From: SangreAzulForever Date: January 23, 2007 at 18:41
Oh I really love Icon, it's one of my favourite bands indeed: the toughness of its sound is perfectly mixed with nice-sticky melodies. Even more, I do like the new singer, but I'd rather prefer the first one because it created a magic prompt on Night of the Crime! 9,5/10.

From: Nix Date: April 2, 2007 at 13:18
Pretty good album that lacks in the lyric department. My two favorite songs on this album were already on their previous album. 'Forever Young' is pretty much the same version as the one on the previous album, but 'In Your Eyes' has been re-recorded, remixed and sounds incredible, my favorite song on the album and it's woth getting the album for. I prefer Jerry Harrison's natural-sounding vocals on the previous album also. This album does have a very good 'In Your Face' sound to it though.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 4, 2009 at 11:48
Great album with a great vocalist(Jerry Harrison)he also sang in the album 'A More Perfect Union'...talkin' about this jewel,we found here marvellous songs such as 'Right Between The Eyes' with that powerful chorus,'In Your Eyes'(nice and catchy),'Holy Man's War(anthem!),'A Far Cry','Forever Young'(both excellents)and 2 close the album the crazy 'Peace And Love'.If you enjoy the good music then this album is a real option for your ears!.90/100

From: shoemaker Date: October 17, 2009 at 5:58
Not bad, but Harrison is far away from the quality of Stephen Clifford.

From: metalmaniac777 Date: July 31, 2010 at 10:46
These guys hold an iconic place in the hearts of hard rockers the world over, and deservedly so, based on the strengths of their classic 'Night of the Crime' and this album (their other releases really don't do much for me). The argument over who is the better vocalist, Wexler or Clifford, will forever rage between fans, but for what it's worth, I think they're both equally talented; while I prefer 'Night of the Crime' over 'Right Between the Eyes,' it is solely because I think the songs are superior on 'Night...,' not because of a preference in singers. Anyway, while the songs on 'Night...' are better, the songs on this album are none too shabby, delivered with revved-up red-hot guitars, solid commercial hooks, and some tasty backing vox. Pick this one up and prepare to take a hard rocking sonic bullet right between the eyes...or ears.

From: the rocker Date: August 1, 2010 at 8:50
The other singer is Jerry Harrison.

From: hair metal again Date: January 4, 2011 at 1:36
excellent release by the mighty ICON back in 89 .it s obvious that they tried to adjust to the hair metal movement during that era and the result is pretty vocalist similar to coverdale at times and amazing guitar work by dan.all kind of songs from rockers,to ballads ,to mid tempos.highlights are "in your eyes","taking my breath away","far cry" and "bad times".brilliance!

From: the rocker Date: December 27, 2011 at 13:50
This a great cd. I like Night of the crime also, but for me this more of the style I like most. 2 opposite sounding vocalists and with a more hard rock style on this and More perfect union rather than the AOR OF Night of the crime. A Far Cry is just awesome and others are, Taking my breathe away, Two for the road, In your eyes, & Forever young. I recommend.

From: titothetitan Date: October 21, 2019 at 14:36
Good songs but the new singer (Jerry Harrison) doens't fit with ICON at all!

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