SAXON's video for the song "If I Was You" has been posted at YouTube. The track comes off the British heavy metal legends' latest album, "The Inner Sanctum", which was released in early March.
SAXON is the subject of this coming Tuesday's (April 10) "Get Your Act Together with Harvey Goldsmith" documentary series on U.K.'s Channel 4 in which legendary Live Aid and Live 8 promoter Harvey Goldsmith attempts "to help revive the fortunes of six entertainment businesses in desperate need of a boost, and set them back on the path to the big time." His task with SAXON is to get the band a hit single in Britain. The program will air on Tuesday, April 10 at 9:00 p.m. on Channel 4 and will be followed by an accompanying E4 series, "Get Your Act Together: The Showdown", which goes behind the scenes of the show and reunites Harvey with each act. "Get Your Act Together: The Showdown" will air on April 10 at 10:00 p.m.
Decibel magazine writer Damien, who attended the taping of "Get Your Act Together: The Showdown", told BLABBERMOUTH.NET, "The first part of the show bears little resemblance to reality. The producer and/or editor have gone out of their way to make the band look totally washed up and on the skids, presumably so that Goldsmith comes across like a knight in shining armour riding to the rescue of the hapless headbangers. SAXON's considerable success in most territories outside the U.K. is ignored, while the centrepiece of Goldsmith's strategy is the launch of a questionable single remixed for radio by producers previously involved with TRAVIS, RAZORLIGHT and, erm, THE STRANGLERS. There are many misrepresentations of the band and the metal scene in general and the rebuttal on [SAXON's] website is, shall we say, very polite compared to the tongue-lashing that frontman Biff [Byford, SAXON singer] gave Goldsmith in the studio. Yet again, Joe Public is being invited to have a good old laugh at longhairs.
"In the final analysis, Goldsmith's efforts largely come to naught and the real boost to SAXON's U.K. profile will simply come from the airing of the show itself. Coffee-table television at best."
(Thanks: Graham Horne)