Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Anyone Remember Spectre General?

Alright, so these guys aren't exactly metal in this particular guise, but does anyone remember the heavy metal band Kick Axe? If you're cool enough to dig into the depths of the internet like I am, you'll likely know the band changed their name due to legal troubles when they recorded two tracks for 1986's The Transformers: The Movie. I mean, seriously, was any little kid really going to put the pieces together and realize Kick Axe might mean Kick Ass? Absolutely not. Suggestive my ass.

Spectre General - "Nothin's Gonna Stand in Our Way"


Despite modern age society being overprotective over a word choice, not to mention other inconceivably small things parents threw fits about in the eighties (specifically W.A.S.P. or Judas Priest lyrics causing suicide: what a joke...), Spectre General are actually pretty decent; the music isn't too far removed from that of Kick Axe, though I've only heard one of their records, and it's great fun to rock out to, maybe air guitar a part or six. From the bands the producers could have potentially chosen from for the soundtrack, I'm not exactly sure how Canadians Kick Axe made the cut, but they definitely brought the goods and were certainly in line with what was popular in the mid eighties..

Hope I dug up memories for some of you with these tracks.

-TMA

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  1. I saw kick axe in nashville Tn. @ the 1 for the sun (2) day event. (1986) It made me a life-long fan.I JUST WISH THEY WOULD GET BACK TOGATHER!!!

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