Welcome to the Club (Kick Axe album)

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Welcome to the Club
Kick Axe Club.jpg
Studio album by
Released29 November 1985 [1]
RecordedMetal Works Studios, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Pasha Music House, Hollywood, California, USA, 1985
GenreHeavy metal, Glam metal
LabelPasha Records
ProducerRandy Bishop, Spencer Proffer
Kick Axe chronology
Welcome to the Club
Rock the World
Singles from Welcome to the Club
  1. "With a Little Help from My Friends" / "Can't Take It With You"
    Released: 1985
  2. "Comin' After You" / "Feel The Power"
    Released: 1985
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]
Kerrang!3.5/5 stars[3]

Welcome to the Club is the second studio album by Canadian heavy metal band, Kick Axe. The album was released in 1985. This album was released on Pasha Records, and reissued in 2000 as part of the "Sony Rewind" series.

The cover of Beatles' "With a Little Help from My Friends" has been released not only as a single but also as a video with an ensemble chorus featuring Lee Aaron & John Albani (Lee Aaron Band), Rik Emmett (Triumph), Brian Allen & Sheron Alton (Toronto), Bob Segarini, Alfie Zappacosta, Cameron Hawkins (FM), Cindy Valentine, Ava Cherry, Andy Curran (Coney Hatch).

This album never made it into Billboard 200 chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Welcome to the Club" (Kick Axe) - 4:47
  2. "Feels Good - Don't Stop" (Kick Axe/R.Bishop) - 3:22
  3. "Comin' After You" (Kick Axe/R.Bishop) - 4:56
  4. "Make Your Move" (Kick Axe/R.Bishop) - 3:51
  5. "Never Let Go" (Kick Axe) - 5:13
  6. "Hellraisers" (Kick Axe) - 4:17
  7. "Can't Take It with You" (Kick Axe/R.Bishop) - 3:42
  8. "Too Loud... Too Old" (Kick Axe) - 2:51
  9. "Feel the Power" (Kick Axe/R.Bishop) - 3:47
  10. "With a Little Help from My Friends" (J.Lennon/P.McCartney) - 4:19


Band members[edit]

  • George Criston - lead vocals
  • Larry Gillstrom - guitars, backing vocals
  • Raymond Harvey - guitars, backing vocals
  • Victor Langen - bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Brian Gillstrom - drums, backing vocals

Additional musicians[edit]


  • Randy Bishop, Spencer Proffer - producer
  • Suzanne DuBarry - producer assistant
  • Hanspeter Huber, Ed Stone - engineers
  • Alex Woltman, Kevin Arst, Noel Golden - engineering assistants
  • Steve Hall - mastering
  • Carol Peters, Karen Chamberlain, Gail Lee - coordination
  • Dimo Safari - photographs
  • Hugh Syme - art direction and design
  • Garry M. Stratychuk - manager
  • Joe Cardosi, Dean Zurowski, Mike Martin, Dwayne Fynn - tour personnel


  1. ^ "RPM, 30 November 1985, Vol. 43, No. 12, p. 8: Name Cancon acts give boost Kick Axe session". 30 November 1985.
  2. ^ Huey, Steve. "Kick Axe Welcome to the Club review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-09-05.
  3. ^ Oliver, Derek (29 May 1986). "Kick Axe 'Welcome to the Club'". Kerrang!. 121. London, UK: United Magazines Ltd. p. 16.

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