[published]: 1984, May 27
[in]: Province, p. 54
[article]: Pulse beats strong
[by]: Tom Harrison

Meanwhile, at Outlaws was the next Canadian offering to the U.S.: Kick Axe.

Before returning to the Prairies two years ago, Kick Axe was very popular on the Vancouver club circuit.

The band has reappeared to promote its debut LP, Vices, a collection of shopworn metal manoeuvring and idiotic howling by George Criston. Live, Kick Axe is a walking hardware store of leather, studs and 10-cent cliches, making it indistinguishable from the dozen metal bands whose LPs arrived in the mail last week.

Utterly laughable, Kick Axe likely will be very successful.