NINETEEN was formed in 1983 in Bridgeview, Illinois by schoolmates Ron Dieken on bass, guitarist Randy Adamski and drummer Jim Kerwin under the name AXIS. The trio immediately begins playing local parties and small events before recruiting singer Linas Olsauskas. They would also recruit guitarist Paul Kamp. The group would then change their name once before finally settling on the moniker NINETEEN.
In the late fall of 1984, NINETEEN would go into the recording studio to record to lay down 7-songs for their self-released debut titled “Steel Trax’ that same year. The band would continue to gig in support of the new release. The band would receive radio airplay, both on college and commercial stations would follow along with press coverage both locally and abroad.
I love the raw and passionate approach to how this album is presented and it really comes through on the recording. The spirit of the band can be felt strongly on this one. Really enjoyed this one! Talon Sullivan