Jon BUTCHER AXIS: Words 12″ New Man (Specially mixed for A.O.R Radio), New Man (live). Promotion PROMO. CHECK SAMPLE
Barefoot Servants related.
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, Sampler
Genre: Rock / Hard rock
A1 Words 3:00
A2 New Man 3:10
B1 New Man (Live) 4:09
Jon Butcher became a Boston music staple, and in the early 1980s he created Jon Butcher Axis with Chris Martin (bass) and former Johanna Wild drummer Derek Blevins. Jon Butcher Axis performed throughout New England including Uncle Sam, the infamous The Rathskeller, The Paradise Theater and many others. The timing and apparent surge in popularity afforded Jon Butcher Axis’ next opportunity through Peter Wolf, lead singer of The J. Geils Band.
Jon Butcher Axis was invited to tour with Boston already world famous J. Geils Band through Peter Wolf for their 1982 Freeze Frame American tour, culminating in 3 sold out night shows at The Boston Garden. It was the experience of performing in the Freeze Frame tour that led to Jon Butcher Axis first international record deal with Polygram Records. This began a recording and touring career which saw the release of Jon Butcher Axis “”Stare At the Sun””. Both of the Polygram records were produced by Robert Plant producer Pat Moran.
1983 saw the release of their first and self-titled album, Jon Butcher Axis, featuring a Johanna Wild revision of “”(It Takes) A New Man””. Other notable tracks included “”Ocean in Motion”” and “”Walk Like This””. This album reached #21 in the Billboard Pop Albums chart and Jon Butcher Axis’ video “”Life Takes A Life”” became one of the first videos by a black artist to receive airtime on MTV. At that time, the only two black artists enjoying MTV coverage were Jon Butcher Axis and Michael Jackson. Their sophomore album, “”Stare at the Sun”” (1984), reached #55 on the Billboard charts album chart and as a result of these two albums’ successes afforded further growing popularity for the band which added the opportunity to tour with Rush and Def Leppard.”