Axis Point

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Axis Point
OriginEngland
GenresRock, Blues rock, Melodic rock
Years active1978–1980
LabelsRCA
Associated actsHumble Pie, Boxer, Streetwalkers, Judas Priest, Family, Medicine Head, Ian Gillan Band
MembersCharlie Whitney, Eddie Hardin, Charlie McCracken, Rob Townsend, Bobby Tench
Past membersLes Binks
Axis Point/Boast of the Town
Axis Point Boast of the Town album cover.jpg
Axis Point/Boast of the Town re-issue 2003
Studio album by
Axis Point
Released2003
Recorded1979
GenreRock
LabelRCA, BGO
ProducerAxis Point
Axis Point chronology
Boast of the Town
(1980)
Axis Point/Boast of the Town
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic(4.25/5)[1]

Axis Point was an English rock band. The band signed to RCA[2] and released two albums in a twelve-month period, with a line-up including an eclectic mix of well known musicians of that time. They disbanded in 1980, after releasing their second album.[3]

History[edit]

The original line-up of Axis Point included, guitarist Charlie Whitney, keyboardist Eddie Hardin, bassist Charlie McCracken and drummer Les Binks.[4] They recorded Axis Point (1979). The songwriting on the album is split between Hardin and Whitney with McCraken co-writing "Woman of the world" and "Fire it up". After the recording of this album, Binks left and was replaced by Rob Townsend, who had been the drummer for Family. They recorded their second album Boast of the Town (1980). On this album Whitney and McCracken collaborate on most of the songs and added guitarist and vocalist Bobby Tench, who had previously been a member of Streetwalkers.[5]

Band members[edit]

Axis Point #1 [2]
  • Charlie Whitney (guitar)
  • Charlie McCracken (bass)
  • Eddie Hardin (keyboards, vocals)
  • Les Binks (drums)
Axis Point #2[2]
  • Charlie Whitney (guitar)
  • Charlie McCracken (bass)
  • Eddie Hardin (keyboards, vocals)
  • Rob Townsend (drums)

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Bobby Tench (on Boast of the Town) - Guitar, vocals[2]
  • Colin Horton Jennings - backing vocals
  • Ron Asprey - sax
  • Tony Cox - String Arrangements

Discography[edit]

Original releases[3]
  • Axis Point RCA 3009 (1979)
  • Boast of the Town RCA 25277 (1980)

Re-issues[edit]

Axis Point/Boast of the Town compilation[3]
  • BGO 576 (2002)
  • BGO Records 576 (2003)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b c d Hardin, Eddie (April 1999). "Axis Point". spaceritual.net. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "Axis Point". allmusic.com. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
  4. ^ Jasper Tony and Oliver,Derek. The international encyclopedia of hard rock & heavy metal. Facts on File, 1985. p. 23.
  5. ^ "Axis Point Boast of the Town". allmusic.com. Retrieved 17 February 2010.

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