ANTIX [produced by Don Dokken] – Get Up, Get Happy (Retrospect Records / first time on CD)

ANTIX [produced by Don Dokken] - Get Up, Get Happy (Retrospect Records reissue first time on CD) full

Also requested, pre-Serious Pleasure guitarist/singer Jace White band ANTIX, which managed to released this album in 1984 produced by Don Dokken, “Get Up, Get Happy“, reissued in CD for the first time by Retrospect Records.
Co-produced by Jeff Pilson together with Don, they provided to ANTIX a punchy hard rockin’ melodic sound indeed, similar to Dokken, XYZ, early Black N’ Blue, etc. The album worked very well but unfortunately internal troubles conspired against the band’s future.

ANTIX came together when members of JAILBAIT guitarist Jace White and vocalist Greg Clewley formed an alliance with the former PAX rhythm section in 1982. The band was soon to signed to Great White mentor Jeff Gordon’s McDen Productions.

“Get Up, Get Happy” was produced by Don Dokken & Pilson, the duo’s working schedule so tight they split between the ANTIX album in the evenings and their own ‘Tooth And Nail’ during the day shift.
You can tell there’s similarities between Antix and Dokken. However Antix’s music is more party ready, with catchier, gang-style choruses.

ANTIX Get Up, Get Happy (Retrospect Records / first time on CD) back

Jace White left the band in 1985 and formed Serious Pleasure – re-recording track number 4 here, the melodic ‘Caroline’, while ANTIX continued with different line up for some time before split.

Good, rare US mid-Eighties glammy melodic hard rock with a hair metal / sleazy touch.

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01 – Daze Gone By
02 – Anytime
03 – Get Up, Get Happy
04 – Caroline
05 – Some Possibility

Greg Clewley – vocals
Jace White – guitars, vocals
B.J. Norris – bass
Ian Evans – drums



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