ICON – Icon [Rock Candy Remastered & Reloaded] (2022) HQ *full*

ICON - Icon [Rock Candy Remastered & Reloaded] (2022) *0dayrox Exclusive* full

Just ‘Remastered & Reloaded‘ by Rock Candy Records specialists, the first, self-titled album from ’80s American rockers ICON is a must have in your collection. This album combines like few sharp guitar riffs with melody, including superb vocals and terrific choruses.
In the early ’80s the metal scene was exploding in virtually every territory, not least of all in North America where artists such as Quiet Riot, Dio and Def Leppard were scoring big successes. It was no surprise then to find that the scene was awash with new acts eager to muscle in on this pot of gold. Icon, from Phoenix, Arizona, was one such band, with all the moves and grooves to make a play for stardom, and for a short while they looked set to be the next big thing.

They were first noticed by proven talent scout Mike Varney who was making a splash with his Shrapnel label, initially coming to his attention via a self financed EP released under the name of Schoolboys, he offered them the chance to record an album.
They were over the moon to accept his offer and subsequently set about tracking their album in Cotati, California. The results were viewed as something special and, not unsurprisingly, major label record company interest was piqued, resulting in the band being signed to Capitol Records.

Due to another group called Schoolboys, the band’s name was changed to Icon and this, their debut album, was issued in 1984.
As an explosive five piece, fronted by singer Stephen Clifford and helmed by the twin guitar attack of Dan Wexler and John Aquilino, the music was expertly crafted very much in the ‘now’ style of RATT, Mötley Crüe and Dokken.

Sadly, due to circumstances beyond this line-up’s control and despite recording a trailblazing follow-up album ‘Night Of The Crime’, the band’s potential was cruelly ignored at the time and they lost their Capitol Records deal.
Check out the tracks ‘On Your Feet’ (killer), ‘World War’ and ‘Under My Gun’ for examples of their unhearalded greatness.

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01 – (Rock On) Through The Night
02 – Killer Machine
03 – On Your Feet
04 – World War
05 – Hot Desert Night
06 – Under My Gun
07 – Iconoclast
08 – Rock N Roll Maniac
09 – I’m Alive
10 – It’s Up To You

Stephen Clifford – vocals
Dan Wexler – guitar, synth guitar
Tracy Wallach – bass, vocals
John Aquilino – guitar
Pat Dixon – drums



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3 Responses

  1. Rob Mardhall says:

    ICON – Icon is my favorite cd ever Rock Candy Remastered OMG must sound awesome!

  2. alleyrulez says:

    Was there an issue with the first upload?

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