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Artist: Axe

Title: Axe

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Category: AOR

Year: 1979

Label: Axepertise (New Zealand)

Catalog Number: ???


Bobby Barth lead guitars, vocals
Michael Osbourne lead guitars, vocals
Edgar Riley Jr. keyboards, vocals
Michael Turpin bass, vocals
Teddy Mueller drums, percussion


1.  Life's Just an Illusion  3:39
2.  Hang On  3:13
3.  Sympathize  3:28
4.  How Come I Love You  3:24
5.  Forever  3:33
6.  Back on the Streets  3:47
7.  Doin' the Best I Can  4:25
8.  You're Out of Line  3:49
9.  Battles  6:13
10.  Never in My Life bonus track  1:59
11.  How Long Can a Rock and Roll Band Keep Carryin' On bonus track  2:53
12.  Angeline bonus track  3:49
13.  Songwriter bonus track  4:01
14.  Stone Cold bonus track  4:18
Total Running Time:  52:31

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Existing comments about this CD

From: R.Gibbons Date: August 27, 2002 at 6:38
Early AOR masters, this CD is worth buying for the last track on its own. 'Battles'. 9 out of 10.

From: Melodiker Date: February 7, 2003 at 15:41
Axe is a Big Band ! All Albums are in my opinion classics for all time. I give this one a 9\10

From: freddy de keyze Date: June 1, 2003 at 8:31
Great, very great, but underrated act ! A mix between hardrock, pomprock and AOR and they do it with class ! All their releases are worth investigating ! Give this band what they deserve ! Attention and praise and buy their stuff ! Recommended !

From: Rockpig! Date: November 14, 2003 at 17:51
What a tremendous release, and well worth searching out! Slightly downhill with each progressive release after this one...

From: dannyrock Date: February 1, 2004 at 12:59
great rock/pomp band from 79 they use to play before (76)with a band called (babyface)soft but good aor ] axe is there best yet.thanks dannyrock.

From: metalhead Date: June 8, 2004 at 18:18
I grew up with Axe among other bands. This album was the best and Battles was the best song they ever did. Buy this album just for the trip down memory lane.

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From: Jez Date: October 18, 2004 at 10:27
Classic late 70's Pomp - one of the earliest Pomp bands i really got into (besides Styx). The bonus tracks on here are the first half of the Pre Axe act Babyface - the remainder of these are on the 2nd release 'Living On The Edge'. Anyways you can't go wrong with this one 'Battles' 'You're Out Of Line' 'Forever' classixs one and all.

From: Date: October 22, 2004 at 17:20
I used to love this lot even going so far as carefully embroidering their logo on the back of my denim jacket! This album still gets lots of plays to this day and my vinyl copy still has that special smell that U.S. imports used to have then. Hmmm WEIRD! Anyhoo the music is superb, Battles is a total classic, very haunting with some awesome screams at the end! This for me was their best album and I kinda lost track after Nemesis but I wasn't impressed with the direction they took after L.O.T.E.

From: Marcus Date: December 21, 2004 at 12:25

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From: Jez Date: December 21, 2004 at 13:27
Marcus - these are very difficult to get hold of now. I suggest you keep an eye on ebay as the occassional copy crops up - be prepared to shell out a few quid though!!!

From: Marcus Date: December 31, 2004 at 12:38

From: Nick C Date: January 2, 2005 at 5:53
Battles has to be one of the best closing tracks on an album I have ever heard...Once it finishes and all your left with is the silence it leaves you with the hairs on the back of your neck bristling.... A pity they put the bonus Babyface songs after it and not as an extra disc. Buy if you can find it on CD if not get the vinyl version!

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From: Jez Date: January 2, 2005 at 11:02
Marcus - read my post above - you will really have to serach ebay to get hold of these 2 as they are pretty rare now and hard to find.

From: The Rocker Date: April 7, 2006 at 11:19
Amazing cd from beginning to end. The only real version of this cd was released in Japan (9 tracks total). I give this cd a 10 out of 10. Bobby Barth Rocks!!

From: shoemaker Date: August 3, 2007 at 7:30
Axe is one of the best bands ever walked on earth. The album was released in 1979, so I would call AXE as one of the first bands from so called Melodicrock genre. They were Hard Rock visionaries.

From: underworld king Date: November 30, 2014 at 6:32
Great album by Axe! I still have my original lp somewhere but I was fortunate enough to get this on cd back in 1993.

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