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  • CD (24 janvier 2007)
  • Nombre de disques: 1
  • Format : Enregistrement original remasterisé
  • Label: Axe killer
  • ASIN : B00004RBKQ
  • Autres éditions : CD
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Heavy Rock mélodique. Une excellente surprise que la réédition et la remasterisation du premier album (ne vous fiez surtout pas au look ridiculeusement glam du quintet et concentrez-vous sur la musique) d'Icon, groupe US (de Phoenix, soit la même ville qu'Alice Cooper) disparu depuis longtemps dans les impitoyables oubliettes du rock & roll circus ; une excellente surprise parce que leurs compositions toutes en muscles et en finesse valent largement la peine d'être exhumées et ramenées à la vie. Vrai, en son temps (soit 81/84), Icon aurait pu casser la baraque aussi et même mieux, parfois, que bien des formations ayant connu un succès plus ou moins mérité - mais bon, nous ne sommes pas là pour intenter des procès qui n'en finiraient pas ! -- Compact

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5.0 étoiles sur 5 A Lost Treasure is Finally Re-mastered 20 août 2000
Par Un client - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: CD
I was thrilled to find that this Album had been re-released on CD. I wore out my copy of the tape years ago and had found that one in Canada. These guys never got the credit that they deserved and I had always thought that they were much better muscially than many of their metal peers in 1984. Icon affers well structured and well written metal with a commercial slant, yet the tunes stay heavy enough to satisfy even the heaviest metal fans appetite. Stephen Clifford's vocals are rough but have enough range to carry the commercial tunes. Dan Wexler and John Aquilino provide an awesome twin guitar attack that comes through with some solid riffing and many good guitar leads and solos. Tracy Wallach and Pat Dixon are a solid rythym section. Top tunes on this cd are "Hot Desert Night", "Killer Machine", "Rock and Roll Maniac" and my favorite which received very little airplay but was on MTV, "On Your Feet". If you like 80's metal, you should check these guys out. They deserve more credit than they got and this is a solid cd.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 A Great Find !! 16 mai 2002
Par Heavy Metal Seal - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: CD
Back in 1980-something, a friend gave me a tape. Side-A was a new band called Metallica (Kill 'em All - destined to be a classic). Side-B was some band called Icon. Never heard of 'em, so I never played Side-B. Big mistake! One day I got the tape backwards in the player. When I heard it, I was blown away. How could I have missed this? Who are these guys? Needless to say, I've worn out the tape. Finding it on CD is like finding gold in my backyard! I have a vast collection of Priest, Metallica, Maiden, etc. To this day, this is still one of my favorites. I would best describe it as: Dokken meets Judas Priest. Nothing fancy or excessive. Heavy drummer, solid guitar, bass and vocals. In my opinion, this album is one of the best of the "unknown" '80s bands. And this CD should be a "must" for any serious '80s hard rock/metal collection! Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 (Rock On) Through The Night 28 mai 2009
Par haskpts - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: CD
Melodic heavy metal band Icon made a huge impression with their classy debut album but unfortunately struggled to capitalise on this success, much to the disappointment of a sizable fan base. Starting life as The Schoolboys in their native Phoenix, Arizona, the five piece unit changed their name to Icon upon signing to Capitol Records after being discovered by Shrapnel Records' Mike Varney. The Schoolboys had featured one David Michael Phillips (a.k.a. David Henzerling) and had issued the 1980 EP 'Singin', Shoutin'. A track from this limited edition release, 'Meanstreet Machine', would later surface on the King Kobra 'III' album.

Mike Varney produced the band's debut album himself which received huge underground praise on the metal scene. The original intention was to issue the record on Shrapnel Records but Icon was soon snapped up by major label Capitol Records. The second album, 'Night Of The Crime' produced by the esteemed Eddie Kramer and mixed by the equally highly respected Ron Nevison, found Icon dropping the favored heaviosity of the debut under pressure from their label favoring more of a commercial route the band also roped in the services of professional songwriter Bob Halligan Jr., a man noted for his work with Judas Priest and Helix among others.

This move tended to find favor with European based import buyers who considered the album to be nothing short of a classic by fans of American hard rock. Unbelievably, 'Night Of The Crime' failed to dent the charts. Clifford quit during mixing stages of the album, reportedly to become a born again Christian. Aquilino made his exit a year later to be replaced by Kevin Stoller as Icon substituted second guitar for keyboards.

Despite this setback Wallach, Wexler and Dixon persevered, recruiting vocalist Jerry Harrison and guitarist Drew Bollman. Recordings were made in a much lighter vein than before, which saw the light of day as the 'A More Perfect Union' cassette album. Although thought to be an unofficial release by many this cassette was in actual fact a bona fide Capitol Records release.

Performing tribute gigs to raise funds under the bizarre assumed name of Assmaster in their native Arizona, Icon soon got back on the road. Icon's efforts were rewarded with a deal from Megaforce Records. The resulting album, 'Right Between The Eyes', was given a boost by the inclusion of Alice Cooper guesting on vocals on the tracks 'Two For The Road' and 'Holy Man's War'.

The Alice Cooper connection did not end there as Wexler recorded rhythm guitar with the great man on the studio track 'Lost In America' for his 'Fistful Of Alice' album. The guitarist also co-wrote four tracks on Alice Cooper's 'Last Temptation' concept album. Wexler would also aid songstress Lydian with her 1989 demos, his material later turning up on the 'With a Vengeance' album.

The French Axe Killer label would re-ssue and remaster Icon's first brace of albums during 2000. The same year an album entitled '1984: Live Bootleg' was issued by the band with an accompanying video. 2002 found Wexler in Thieves In The Temple, issuing the album 'Thick As Thieves'. Rumors of an ICON reunion persist.


(1984) ICON - ICON
(1999) ICON - 1984: LIVE BOOTLEG

Album # 3 was originally entitled More Perfect Union, this is a 1995 reissue. Each one is signed and numbered. This album, initially released on cassette only, was an independent release. It came in a period when the band was in between record deals. The cassette originaly contained ten tracks. The CD version containing the remaining tracks was/is released as a limited edition. The songs on this album are examples of the excellent song writing the band was capable of.

Icon turned into a commercial Whitesnake-ish band on Right Between The Eyes. New Singer (Jerry Harrison). Guitarist Drew Bollmann replaced John Aquilino. Two decent songs on it:

* A Far Cry (Very Dokken-ish)
* Holy Manfs War (Pretty heavy)
5.0 étoiles sur 5 This is a great rock & roll album which should be in everyones ... 24 janvier 2016
Par Amazon Customer - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: CD Achat vérifié
This is a great rock & roll album which should be in everyones rock & roll collection. They're one of those bands that didn't get air play but they made a few albums,changed personnel & still it did not matter. What I'm trying to say here is this album is the best they ever made!!!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 From a Rock 'N' Roll Maniac initiated 30 years ago... 24 août 2014
Par John A. Baca - Publié sur Amazon.com
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My goodness...is it any wonder that this debut album from this Phoenix, Arizona-based band is still hailed as one of the most underrated debut melodic metal masterpieces of all time, even after 30 years? Pit these guys head-to-head with many of the successful hard rock and heavy metal bands of the 80's and you'll truly understand why they should've hit the big leagues. The entire album showcases the twin-guitar craftsmanship of Dan Wexler and John Aquilino, the roaring vocals of Stephen Clifford, and a thundering rhythm section courtesy of bassist Tracy Wallach and (especially) drummer Pat Dixon.

Every song is a gem, but here are the standouts: "(Rock On) Through The Night" is a perfect leadoff track, literally charging at you from the start with an in-your-face sonic showcase. Their best-known song, "On Your Feet", is an outstanding fist-raising metal anthem with crowd-pleasing lyrics. "World War" contains one of Clifford's best vocal performances and uniquely diverse guitar harmonies from Wexler and Aquilino. "Under My Gun" proves that an uptempo headbanger can successfully showcase some crafty guitar effects. "Rock 'N' Roll Maniac" is another twin-guitar masterpiece with a razor-sharp metallic sound throughout. Finally, "It's Up To You" features Clifford delivering a gritty, sincere vocal performance; it should be on the top of anyone's list of best power ballads.

Their three follow-up studio albums were also very good (though their musical direction changed on each one), but this is their masterpiece. After being so hard to find for many years, it is definitely great to get these via MP3 now. One question remains: the band had apparently reunited (with Clifford, Wexler, and Aquilino on board) and were working on new recordings; any news on this?
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