WANTED: MainEEaxe – Shout It Out (1984) & Going For Gold (1985)



MainEEaxe – Shout It Out (1984)

Another band that came out just as the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) movement was losing momentum, MainEEaxe has been one of those bands that has captivated my attention for a long time. The music is basically in the same direction early Saxon or Tygers Of Pan Tang only just a couple of years too late to breakout. I remember SHOUT IT OUT from my early days scrolling through vinyl racks at the record stores and I actually knew someone who had this on vinyl but I never heard it. My obsession with this album is probably due to the cover…..just look at it, it’s the epitome of Metal cheese. Definitely a rip-off of Sammy Hagar’s THREE LOCK BOX (1983) and I always like to compare the covers. Of course I always had a KISS konnection to go with also, I always thought the mouth reminded me of Paul or Gene’s facepaint. This record is fairly easy to find online between $7 and $20 depending on the condition of the vinyl. It was released on CD in 1990 on the Steamhammer label in Germany and as a Japanese import. The German issue is extremely rare and goes easily over $75 if it ever pops up on Ebay, the Japanese import goes for over $100 and is extremely rare.

MainEEaxe – Going For Gold (1985)

When I started searching for SHOUT IT OUT, I decided I might as well get their second full-length on CD as well. GOING FOR GOLD is another rare item on CD and it “goes for gold” with the German Steamhammer CD selling for over $75 and the Japanese import for over $100. I had a lead on both of the Japanese imports on CD from a respected private collector who lived in Canada and did a lot of business in Japan. This collector knew where to get a copy of each but the price for the set with shipping was going to be around $200…..this is going back about six years ago. It’s so much easier, and cheaper, to grab both albums on vinyl…..

13 comments on “WANTED: MainEEaxe – Shout It Out (1984) & Going For Gold (1985)

  1. I have seen both covers before, but never heard the albums. I don’t run after lesser known NWOBHM bands as much as I run after mid-80’s hard rock/glam and 80’s thrash acts.

  2. My roots are NWOBHM and ’80s Hard Rock so that’s what I look for. I’m not as big into Thrash to find the rarities but I don’t ignore it either. MainEEaxe is one of those bands I found out about thru countless hours at the record stores and never got around to checking out.

  3. hi good to talk to a fellow metal head i have both those mainaxe records and they are mint i left my email so give me a call if your interested.

  4. my dad use to work for maineeakes his name is on the back of them when i have discos i always play shout it out and every one likes it i am 11 nearly 12 and i love your songs

  5. Hi all, my name is Nige and i was the Drummer on “going for Gold” If anyone’s interested the Maineeaxe catalogue is about to be re-released on a different label, Remastered and re-packaged all on CD. Out in August 2010. Check out Amazon.

    Rock on. Nige Harrison

  6. Great to see Nige is still alive & kickin’ – I was the other part of the rhythm section – played bass on Going for Gold – some fun years !!! – Living in Nashville, TN, USA now, still in the music business – hope you all get hold of the re-issue, and enjoy that part of our lives !!!!!!!!

    Keep Rockin’


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  8. I used to hang out with Nige and Roger in and around Harrogate. Did the stage lighting for them at some pub in the outkirts of Leeds and ‘roadied’ for them when they gigged at the the Fulham Greyhound. Maineeaxe was supposed to be the support for headliners Wildfire. I went in the gents and witnessed Wildfire getting a bollocking from their management for being blown off the stage by Maineeaxe!

    Great days indeed. Hey Nige can you remember a group of us walking back through the woods from the Harrogate Arms after closing? Scared each other shitless! Blair Witch before Blair Witch!

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