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Glam Metal Icon

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Original Members:
  • Stephen Clifford – vocals
  • Dan Wexler – guitars
  • Tracy Wallach – bass, vocals
  • John Aquilino – guitars
  • Pat Dixon – drums

Current Members:
  • Dan Wexler – guitar, backing vocals (1979–1990, 2008–present)
  • Stephen Clifford – lead vocals (1979–1985, 2010–present)
  • Dave Henzerling – guitar, backing vocals (1979–1981); bass, backing vocals (2008–present)
  • John Aquilino – guitar, backing vocals (1981–1989, 2008–present)
  • Gary Bruzzese – drums (2010–present)

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Icon is a Glam Metal / Hard Rock / Heavy Metal band that formed in 1981 from Phoenix, AZ. They disbanded in 1990 but have reformed again in 2008 and toured with Queensryche in 2010 but have yet to release any new material.

Icon's sound is solid glam rock straight out of the 80's history books.......crunchy guitars, big hooks, big riffs, solos, and LOUD. This band seemed doomed from the start, having all kinds of trouble keeping band members. Then they lost their record contract and released their third album, A More Perfect Union, in the Phoenix area. This album got more attention than anticipated and landed them another recording contract, and they released Right Between the Eyes, which was their heaviest album, and IMO their best.


A pre-Icon EP Singin' Shoutin' when the band was known as Schoolboys circa 1979, a bit ahead of the hair metal scene, I'd say!!!:



The Debut, Icon:
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Hot Desert Night

On Your Feet

The full album, If you have the time:
 

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The sophomore album, which is more poppy and fits the 80's glam metal template, polished and perfect......this album was produced by the famous Eddie Kramer who has worked with Kiss, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, Anthrax, Peter Frampton, Whitesnake, Jimi Hendrix, and Led Zeppelin. Kerrang magazine rated this album the 3rd best AOR album of all time

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Out For Blood

Raise the Hammer (which sounds like Holy Diver)

If you have time, the full album:
 

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The 3rd album, A More Perfecrt Union, is extremely rare and the album was re-issued in 1994 as An Even More Perfect Union with bonus tracks.

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Forever Young

Eyes of a Prisoner

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The 4th and final studio album, Right Between the Eyes. This album is the heaviest album and definitely leaves the glam metal mold for a solid heavy metal album. Excellent stuff!!!

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Holy Man's War with guest vocalist Alice Cooper

Taking My Breath Away---Icon even made it to MTV's Headbangers Ball

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