Keel – Keel
Ron Keel (vocals, guitar, keyboards)
Bryan Jay (guitar, vocals)
Marc Ferrari (guitar, vocals)
Kenny Chaisson (bass, vocals)
Dwain Miller (drums, vocals)
Produced by: Michael Wegener
Engineered by: Michael Wegener
Mixed by: Michael Wegener
Mastered by: Jon Astley
Available on backorder
Special Deluxe Collector’s Edition. Fully Remastered Audio. One of LA’s finest hard rock bands from the 80s produced by Michael Wagener. 16 page full colour booklet – 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork, unseen photos and new interview with the band.
“OPERATING FROM Los Angeles during the early to mid 80s, Keel looked as if they could well be the next in line to follow hot on the heels of neighbourhood bands such as Mötley Crüe, Dokken and Quiet Riot. They had it all; a charismatic frontman in Ron Keel, two smoking-hot guitarists and solid industry support. Kiss man Gene Simmons had produced their last two albums, helping to establish them as the next big thing. When it came time to record this, their fourth, album, they had done their homework and prepared a clutch of world beating anthems, all injected with the energy and enthusiasm of men expecting big results.
Recruiting super producer Michael Wagener (Mötley Crüe, Ozzy and Accept) the band wasted little time in laying down the law at a Los Angeles studio, creating a sound that combined all the exciting elements of hard rock at the time. Wagener’s crystal clean production paid handsome dividends whilst one or two of the songs benefitted by choice co-writes from Jack Ponti (Bon Jovi co writer) and Dio’s Jimmy Bain. Check out ‘Calm Before The Storm’, ‘Cherry Lane’, the cheeky ‘I Said The Wrong Thing To The Right Girl’ and the album’s first single ‘Somebody’s Waiting’.
Released in June 1987, via the MCA label, the album received a very positive reception but inexplicably failed to commercially realise its potential. And that was a shame as the album is a fine and near perfect example of red hot rock from an era that embraced the style and sound that Keel perfectly embodied.”