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Hailing from the Sunset Strip in the early 1980s, Axe forged their heavy metal sound amidst the vibrant Los Angeles rock scene. With powerful vocals, shredding guitar solos, and energetic performances, Axe embodied the raw energy and rebellious spirit of the era. Their debut album, offering a mix of hard rock and metal anthems, solidified their place as contenders in the burgeoning heavy metal movement.

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AXE: A Melodic Force in American Hard Rock
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AXE, the American hard rock band formed in Gainesville, Florida, in 1979, made a mark on the music scene with their melodic sound and powerful guitar riffs. Initially known as Babyface, the band adopted the name AXE and quickly gained recognition for their unique blend of heavy guitars and keyboards.

Formation and Core Members

The original lineup of AXE consisted of:

Bobby Barth: Lead vocals, guitar

Michael Osborne: Guitar

Edgar Riley: Bass

Teddy Mueller: Drums

This core lineup would experience several changes throughout the band's career, with Bobby Barth remaining the only consistent member.

Notable Albums

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the band released several albums that were well received by fans and received airplay on rock radio stations. AXE was known for their high-energy live performances and their hard-rocking, guitar-driven sound, which was influenced by bands such as Van Halen and Judas Priest.

AXE released several albums during their active years, with three standing out as particularly influential:

1. Living on the Edge (1980): This album solidified AXE's sound, featuring tracks like "For a Little While" and "Carry On." The album showcased their ability to blend catchy melodies with powerful instrumentals.

2. Offering (1982): This album marked a turning point for AXE, including their most well-known hit, "Rock 'n' Roll Party in the Streets." The song became a staple on rock radio stations and helped propel the band to wider recognition.

3. Nemesis (1984): This album featured a heavier sound, showcasing the band's evolution and willingness to experiment with different styles. Tracks like "Young Hearts" and "Silent Scream" highlight their continued ability to create powerful and memorable songs.

Index of AXE band Vinyl Album Discography and Album Cover Gallery

AXE - Living on the Edge ( 12" LP )
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 MCA Records MCA-3224 , 1980 , USA

"Living on the Edge" is the second full length album by the American Hard Rock band "AXE". It is their last album recorded and released on MCA records.In addition this is the last album with the original Babyface, Alien, Axe, as this is the final album with Michael Turpin.

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AXE - Nemesis ( Germany, 12" LP )
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ATCO 79 0099 1 , 1983 , Germany

"AXE" is a Hard Rock band from Florida and was previously called "Alien" and comes from ex-members of "Babyface" with "Edgar Riley Jr", "Bobby Miles", "Bobby Barth", "Mike Turpin". In 1979 it was renamed from "Babyface" into "AXE" and "Michael Osborne" joined them as second guitarist.

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AXE - Nemesis ( 1983, Netherlands )
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ATCO Records – 79-0099-1 , 1983 , Netherlands

This album "AXE - Nemesis" is the 4th album by this American Hard Rock. It includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs.

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AXE - Offering ( 1982, UK )
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ATCO Records – ATC K 50895 , 1982 , United Kingdom

This album "AXE - Offering" is the second album released by the American hard rock band Axe, under the label of Atco Records, in 1982.

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