Axe

Axe

The name says it all (and look at the awesome album cover). If you like your basic rock guitar band from the 80’s, this is one of my favorites. I have their albums Offering and Nemesis. Most people my age would recognize the band by their most famous song – “Rock and Roll Party in the Street.” This song played on the radio quite a bit, back when people actually listened to the radio. It is on the album Offering that came out in 1982. I can’t say it’s my favorite song, because I like every song on both albums.

Obviously, there were many rock guitar bands in the eighties, and I like many of them, but Axe stands out to me because of the lyrics. I wouldn’t say the lyrics stand out—most of the songs are about sex, which is pretty standard for many popular songs of any era—Axe stands out for me because I can understand the lyrics. Their music isn’t just screaming guitars and a screaming lead singer. There is a lot of keyboard in there as well, and I can sing along to the songs. I’m not saying you want to hear me sing, but my wife gets to hear it when we’re on long car rides. Hey, it’s what she signed up for—for better or worse and all that.

So if you like 80’s style rock music that is easy to sing along with, give Axe a try. I recommend listening to them in the car when you have a captive audience. It makes the drive go quicker, for you.

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April 29, 2014 · 3:11 am

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