Many people probably don't even know who this
band was, and the name "Icon," in the 80's, didn't have
the computer connotations it has today. Icon formed back in 1981
in Phoenix, AZ, initially under the band name "Schoolboys". Indeed
the original members of the band were high school mates.
By 1984, Icon had a contract with Capitol Records and
they released their self-titled album. This self-titled album was a bit heavy for some listeners, so they
toned it down for the next release in 1985 (Night of the
Crime). While this 1985 album was being mixed,
vocalist for the band changed, and the next release was a locally
produced album called A More Perfect Union. This local
release received enough air time, that Icon was resurrected with a new
label, and the album
Right Between the Eyes was released in 1989. Some of
you may remember the song "Taking My Breath Away" from that album and
the subsequent Headbanger's ball video.
Not long after this success, Icon had disbanded.
Around 2008, there was some talk of a reunion, and the band actually did
open for Tesla for a Phoenix show. At the time of this writing,
there was still some talk of a formal reunion, although nothing had come
to fruition (yet). The Icon Discography was as follows:1984: Icon
1985: The Night of the Crime
1987: A More Perfect Union
1989: Right Between the Eyes