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Axe

A major breakthrough "Axe" made in 1982, putting on the market plate "Offering".This release includes a cover of "I Got The Fire" from the "Montrose", as well as a couple of things hit "Now Or Never" and "Rock and Roll Party In the Streets". Last song reached 59th line in the charts "Billboard" among the most frequently sounded in the air songs. Besides this song, which became the national anthem of rock ,Several other tracks from "Offering" also came into heavy rotation on major shtatovskih stations.

The American team of "Axe" was created in 1978 on the ruins of another gang with the US Midwestern "Babyface". In her first was composed of Bobby Barth (guitar, vocals), Edgar Riley (keyboards) , Michael Osborne (guitar) Teddy Muller (drums) and Michael Turpin (bass) . In 1979, the band signed a contract with "MCA Records" and recorded a self-titled debut album. The album immediately drew the attention of the audience, thanks to its medodichno - rock sound with a mix of heavy guitars and soft keyboards. A particular demand of the song "Back On The Streets" and "Life`s Just An Illusion", thanks to which "Axe" received national recognition. The team toured the US, which also contributed to the growth of the army of fans.

To whet public interest in 1980, the band went back into the studio and given egMount another nice little album, "Livin On The Edge". The following year, the team changed the bass player (he was Wayne Heyner) , and at the same time changed and the label. The choice fell on the musicians "ATCO Atlantic", offer them better terms than other firms.

A major breakthrough "Axe" made in 1982, putting on the market plate "Offering".This release includes a cover of "I Got The Fire" from the "Montrose", as well as a couple of things hit "Now Or Never" and "Rock and Roll Party In the Streets". Last song reached 59th line in the charts "Billboard" among the most frequently sounded in the air songs. Besides this song, which became the national anthem of rock ,Several other tracks from "Offering" also came into heavy rotation on major shtatovskih stations. Having a good popularity at home, "Axe" in a year and a half off a world tour, during which beat many famous rockers such as Ozzy Osbourne, "Judas Priest", "Scorpions", "ZZ Top","Iron maiden" and "Motley Crue". Especially warm group took in Europe and Australia.

In 1983 the band recorded their fourth album, "Nemesis", and there are few who doubt that the team expects a great future. However, in 1984 there was a tragedy, which put into question the career of "Axe".During a joint tour with "Motley Crue" Mike Osborne and Bobby Barth got into a car accident as a result of which the first was killed and the other seriously injured, miraculously escaped the fate of his colleague. Bart went for treatment and his band ceased to exist.

Meanwhile, Riley joined Frank Zappa ,and then it became quite renowned producer on the West Coast. Bobby, improve their health, he leaned in sessionschiki, and released a solo album. In the second half of the 90, Bart, who had a connection with the Japanese label "Zero" and the German company "MTM Music" proznal that the masses began to re- take an interest in the works of "Axe".Therefore, he and his former colleagues and Riley Muller revived the group in 1996. In addition to them in the structure also included Bob Harris (keyboards, vocals) , who had previously played with Zappa, and Blake Eberhard (bass) . Updated team has released an album with nemudrenyh called "Five", after which the two collections of the best things "Axe" were published.

In the summer of 1998-second, the first in the previous 14 years of collective concerts, first in the United States and then in Europe. It turned out that the group has not been forgotten and the performances were very successful. In 2000, the group has a new guitarist (Danny Masters) and new drummer (Christian Thiel) , which was recorded the eighth studio album, "The crown".

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