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Compilation album by Anvil
Released 22 April 1985
Genre Heavy metal, speed metal
Length 37:06
Label Viper/Attic
Producer Chris Tsangarides, Anvil
Compiler Ralph Alonso
Anvil chronology
Forged in Fire
Strength of Steel
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 6/10[2]
Rock Hard 8.0/10[3]

Backwaxed is a compilation album by the Canadian heavy metal band Anvil. It is a compilation which features on side one music recorded during the sessions for previous albums and unreleased and on side two five previously released tracks. To date, it is Anvil's only album with a main title not consisting of three words.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Pussy Poison" (instrumental, recorded December 1983 at Quest Recording Studios, Oshawa, Canada) Robb Reiner, Steve "Lips" Kudlow 2:42
2. "Backwaxed" (recorded January 1983 at Phase One Studios, Toronto, Ontario, Canada) Anvil 3:49
3. "Steamin'" (recorded October 1981 at Phase One Studios) Reiner, Kudlow 3:39
4. "You're a Liar" (recorded October 1981 at Phase One Studios) Dave Allison, Kudlow 4:56
5. "Fryin' Cryin'" (recorded October 1981 at Phase One Studios) Reiner, Kudlow 3:08
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) From the album Length
6. "Metal on Metal" Anvil Metal on Metal (1982) 3:58
7. "Butter-Bust Jerky" Anvil Forged in Fire (1983) 3:20
8. "Scenery" Anvil Metal on Metal 4:44
9. "Jackhammer" Anvil Metal on Metal 3:34
10. "School Love" Reiner, Kudlow Hard 'n' Heavy (1981) 3:16




  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Anvil - Backwaxed review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2016-12-31. 
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 25. ISBN 978-1894959315. 
  3. ^ Trojan, Frank (1985). "Review Album: Anvil - Backwaxed". Rock Hard (in German). No. 12. Retrieved 2017-01-30.