The album spawned their first single, "Fast Train", which received fairly steady airplay on radio stations across Canada and established Myles Goodwyn as the band's main songwriter.The single's success led the band's label to ask for a second album amid the first of many lineup changes: Jim Henman left the band in the fall of 1971 and was replaced by Jim Clench.Reviewers described Anvil as a pioneering hair metal band that was popular in the 1980s but then faded into obscurity in the 1990s, while refusing to stop playing, recording and gigging.Anvil's antics on and off stage, the setbacks they suffered, and their determination to keep going was compared to the fictional band Spinal Tap. Originally based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the band enjoyed international success in the 1970s and 1980s, releasing more than 20 albums since 1971.At the age of 14, Adams worked as a dish washer to save money for a guitar.He started auditioning as a guitarist while rehearsing his own band in his mother's rented basement in North Vancouver.The band, in particular Kudlow and Reiner, was the subject of the 2008 documentary film, Anvil!
During the recording of the band's third album, still another line-up change occurred.
Under the guidance of producer Ralph Murphy, April Wine recorded their second album, titled On Record.
The first single from the album was a cover version of the song "You Could Have Been a Lady", originally by the band Hot Chocolate. Both tracks remain staples on classic rock radio stations in Canada.
Also, with Brian on board to cover guitar duties, it allowed Myles Goodwyn to switch to keyboards for the band's long list of popular ballads.
Incidentally, Brian Greenway's former band, The Dudes, also contained April Wine alumni David and Ritchie Henman.
Before the album's completion, brothers David and Ritchie Henman resigned, leaving Myles Goodwyn as the only remaining original member.