Right Between the Eyes

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Right Between the Eyes
Studio album by Icon
Released 1989
Genre Heavy metal, glam metal, hard rock
Label Atlantic/Megaforce
Producer Dan Wexler, Ed Trunk, Dan Zelisko
Icon chronology
More Perfect Union
Right Between the Eyes
An Even More Perfect Union
Singles from Icon
  1. "Taking My Breath Away"
    Released: 1989
  2. "Forever Young"
    Released: 1990

Right Between the Eyes is a 1989 album by the band Icon. It marked a number of changes for the band Icon. The first of which was a new record label, Megaforce Worldwide/Atlantic Records. Then a new vocalist for the band. Jerry Harrison, who brought a new vocal and writing style to the band. Third was a new guitar player, Drew Bollmann, who was listed as a member, pictured and toured with the band although he did not actually play on the album which was finished before he joined. The album was produced by guitarist Dan Wexler along with radio personality Ed Trunk and Dan Zelisko, and featured cameo vocals by shock rock star Alice Cooper on "Two for the Road" and "Holy Man's War". For this album Icon toured with, among others, Ace Frehley of Kiss fame and Electric Angels in the US, and with King's X in the UK. For the last part of the tour, David Lauser of Sammy Hagars band replaced drummer Dixon. The video for the first single "Taking My Breath Away" was played on MTV´s Headbangers Ball in Europe and the US.

Track list[edit]

  1. Right Between the Eyes
  2. Two for the Road
  3. Taking My Breath Away
  4. A Far Cry
  5. In Your Eyes
  6. Holy Man's War
  7. Bad Times
  8. Double Life
  9. Forever Young
  10. Running Under Fire
  11. Peace & Love

Band members[edit]

  • Jerry Harrison – vocals
  • Dan Wexler – guitars
  • Tracy Wallach – bass, vocals
  • Drew Bollmann – guitars (credited, not actually playing on the album)
  • Pat Dixon – drums


  • Produced by Dan Wexler
  • Executive Producers: Ed Trunk and Dan Zelisko
  • Engineered by Steve Escallier
  • 2nd Engineer: Rich Spector
  • Mixed by Scott Mabuchi at Sigma Sound Studios N.Y.C.
  • Assisted by Lolly Grodner
  • Recorded at Chaton Recordings Paradise Valley, AZ.
  • Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, N.Y.C.
  • "Alive and Well in Hell" produced and written by Tracy Wallach
  • Alice Cooper: Guest Vocals on "Two For The Road"
  • Featured Character on "Holy Mans War"
  • Keyboards: Kevin Stroller
  • Keyboards on "Forever Young": Mark Prentice
  • Vocal Arrangements: Jerry Harrison, Tracy Wallach

and Steve 'The Midnight Creeper' Escallier