Axis Point

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Axis Point
Origin England
Genres Rock, Blues rock, Melodic rock
Years active 1978–1980
Labels RCA
Associated acts Humble Pie, Boxer, Streetwalkers, Judas Priest, Family, Medicine Head, Roxy Music, Ian Gillan Band
Members Charlie Whitney, Eddie Hardin, Charles McCracken, Rob Townsend
Axis Point/Boast of the Town
Axis Point/Boast of the Town re-issue 2003
Studio album by Axis Point
Released 2003
Recorded 1979
Genre Rock
Label RCA, BGO
Producer Axis Point
Axis Point chronology
Boast of the Town
(1980)
Axis Point/Boast of the Town CD re-issue
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic (4.25/5)[1]

Axis Point was a rock band formed by former Family guitarist Charlie Whitney in 1979. The band signed to RCA and released two albums in a twelve-month period. The line-up of the band was an eclectic mix of well known musicians of that time. They disbanded in 1980.

History[edit]

The original line-up of Axis Point included, guitarist Charlie Whitney, keyboardist Eddie Hardin, bassist Charles McCracken and drummer Rob Townsend[2]Family and Medicine Head. They recorded Axis Point (1979) with the addition of guitarist and vocalist Bobby Tench, who had previously been a member of Streetwalkers. The songwriting on this album is split between Harden and Whitney with McCraken co-writing "Woman of the world" and "Fire it up". Townsend left and was replaced by Les Binks and they recorded their second album Boast of the Town (1980), on which Whitney and McCracken collaborate on most of the songs.[3] Binks went onto drum with Judas Priest.

Band members[edit]

Axis Point #1
Axis Point #2
  • Charlie Whitney - Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, slide guitar
  • Eddie Hardin - Keyboards, percussion, piano
  • Charlie McCracken- Bass
  • Les Binks - Drums

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Bobby Tench - Guitar, vocals
  • Colin Horton Jennings - backing vocals
  • Ron Asprey - sax
  • Tony Cox - String Arrangements

Discography[edit]

Original releases
  • Axis Point RCA 3009 (1979)
  • Boast of the Town RCA 25277 (1980)

Re-issues[edit]

Axis Point/Boast of the Town compilation
  • BGO 576 (2002)
  • BGO Records 576 (2003)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Jasper Tony and Oliver,Derek. The international encyclopedia of hard rock & heavy metal. Facts on File, 1985. p. 23. 
  3. ^ "Axis Point Boast of the Town". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2010-02-17.