HELIX – Walkin’ The Razor’s Edge [Rock Candy remaster]
These were requested several times in some post comments: HELIX ’80s most relevant albums ‘Remastered & Reloaded‘ by Rock Candy Records. “Walkin’ The Razor’s Edge” was Helix 2nd album with Capitol Records, and they went around the world with it.
With their major label debut album No Rest For The Wicked racking up healthy sales and great reviews, Helix forged a reputation as one of the hottest young Canadian rock bands to have emerged in the early ’80s.
Their fire brand blend of hot rock, ear shattering riffs and shout-it-out-loud hooks made them not only radio / MTV friendly but also a must see in-concert experience.
“Walkin’ The Razor’s Edge” marks a step up for the band in terms of both production and song content.
Tracks such as ‘Young And Wreckless’, ‘When The Hammer Falls’, ‘Animal House’ and a genuine Canadian hit single in ‘(Make Me Do) Anything You Want’, showcase a band revved up and ready to rock, taking it to the people with endless road work.
And the album packs ‘Rock You’ (written by AORster Bob Halligan Jnr), one of the biggest hair metal anthems in history, which ranked in the Top 40 for several weeks.
“Walkin’ The Razor’s Edge” is a kick ass record, an ’80s melodic hard rock classic.
The Jon Astley remastering is really good retaining the integrity of the original sound, just adding some freshness and deep end.
To make this Rock Candy re-issue even more interesting, we have three bonus tracks. All are taken from the rare ‘Live at the Marquee’ promotional-only EP (recorded at the London Marquee on January 10th, 1985). According to what I hear, it must have been a Helix feast over there.
As always with Rock Candy, you get real value for your hard earned money: an excellent remaster, really good bonuses and a 12-page booklet in which you can read all about the band around the time they recorded this high energy gem.
01 – Rock You
02 – Young & Wreckless
03 – Animal House
04 – Feel The Fire
05 – When The Hammer Falls
06 – Gimme Gimme Good Lovin’
07 – My Kind Of Rock
08 – (Make Me Do) Anything You Want
09 – Six Strings, Nine Lives
10 – You Keep Me Rockin’
11 – Young & Wreckless (Live) (Bonus Track)
12 – Rock You (Live) (Bonus Track)
13 – Animal House (Live) (Bonus Track)
Brian Vollmer – lead vocals
Brent “The Doctor” Doerner – guitars, backing vocals
Paul Hackman – guitars, backing vocals
Daryl Gray – bass, backing vocals
Greg “Fritz” Hinz – drums
Spider Sinnaeve – additional bass