Icon (Icon album)

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Icon
Icon icon.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 7, 1984
Recorded1984
StudioPrairie Sun Recording Studios, Cotati, California
GenreHeavy metal
Length36:49
LabelCapitol
ProducerMike Varney
Icon chronology
Icon
(1984)
Night of the Crime
(1985)
Singles from Icon
  1. "On Your Feet" / "Hot Desert Night"
    Released: 1984
  2. "(Rock On) Through the Night" / "World War"
    Released: 1984
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal7/10[2]
Kerrang!(very favorable)[3]

Icon was the self-titled debut album by the heavy metal band Icon. It included their biggest metal radio hit song, "On Your Feet". The album was re-released the same year with songs 1 and 3 re-mixed, and a video was made for the remix of "On Your Feet". The album has seen multiple re-releases on CD, in Japan and on the European labels Bear Tracks, AxeKiller and Rock Candy.

Track list[edit]

Side one
  1. "(Rock On) Through the Night" (Dan Wexler, Stephen Clifford, John Aquilino) – 3:31
  2. "Killer Machine" (Aquilino, Wexler) – 3:31
  3. "On Your Feet" (Aquilino, Clifford) – 3:22
  4. "World War" (Wexler, Tracy Wallach, Clifford) – 4:30
  5. "Hot Desert Night" (Wexler, Clifford) – 3:49
Side two
  1. "Under My Gun" (Wexler) – 3:30
  2. "Iconoclast" (Wexler, Aquilino) – 1:26
  3. "Rock n' Roll Maniac" (Wexler, Clifford, Aquilino, Wallach, Pat Dixon) – 3:58
  4. "I'm Alive" (Wexler) – 4:08
  5. "It's Up to You" (Wexler, Clifford, Wallach) – 5:05

Personnel[edit]

Icon
  • Stephen Clifford – vocals
  • Dan Wexler – guitars
  • John Aquilino – guitars
  • Tracy Wallach – bass, vocals
  • Pat Dixon – drums
Production
  • Mike Varney - producer
  • Allen Sudduth – engineer
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering at Precision Lacquer, Hollywood, California
  • Roy Kohara – art direction
  • James Dowlen – cover illustration
  • John O'Brien – logo design
  • Rick Monzon – logo illustration
  • Karen Filter – photography
  • Volker Kurze – re-issue producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Theakston, Rob. "Icon - Icon review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-09-03.
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (November 1, 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 167. ISBN 978-1-894959-31-5.
  3. ^ Dome, Malcolm (3 May 1984). "Icon 'Icon'". Kerrang!. No. 67. London, UK: Spotlight Publications Ltd. p. 12.