The Return of JON BUTCHER AXIS
The iconic Boston hard rock power trio JON BUTCHER AXIS returns with a new CD. the first since its mysterious and abrupt dissolution in 1983. Recording the new Cd with original bassist CHRIS MARTIN wrapped at Q-DIVISION STUDIOS in Somerville MA, titled, AXIS 3.
“It’s the first AXIS music recorded since we parted ways, Derek Blevins [drums], Chris Martin [bass] and I”, Jon says. “The sessions have been amazing, surprising really in the context of so much time having passed. We’re re-recording some of the bands most-loved material like it should have been recorded the first time. The fist two Polydor records were produced by the late Pat Moran [Robert Plant]. We never felt those recordings did justice to the band’s power and intensity live, ironically the very things that got us signed to Polydor in the first place! AXIS 3 will set that right.”
Songs on the AXIS 3 Cd cover the gamut, with new versions of familiar hits WISHES, OCEAN IN MOTION, HOLY WAR and LIFE TAKES A LIFE, as well as the Hendrix-ian instrumental tour-de-force, The SENTINEL.
Jon continues, “We’re also recorded a song I did with Ben Schultz [BAREFOOT SERVANTS], DOG DAYS and a cover of Jimi Hendrix’, AXIS: BOLD AS LOVE. We approached this one with utter reverence for the original, both in terms of execution and in the sounds. I think guitar players will love it.”