There were two Bad Axes: 1. Bad Axe were a Californian hard rock band of the 1970s featuring future Vinnie Vincent Invasion & Slaughter bassist Dana Strum. Just five copies of their 1976 debut were pressed, of which only one still exists. A reissue was limited to 500 copies. They also released the 'Cry For Me' 7" in 1977. 2. The other Bad Axe self-released an album titled 'Contradiction to the Rule' in 1986.