Keel – The Final Frontier
Ron Keel (vocals, guitar, keyboards)
Bryan Jay (guitar, vocals)
Marc Ferrari (guitar, vocals)
Kenny Chaisson (bass, vocals)
Dwain Miller (drums)
Produced by: Gene Simmons
Engineered by: Dave Wittman
Mixed by: Dave Wittman
Remastered by: Jon Astley
4 in stock (can be backordered)
Special Deluxe Collector’s Edition. Fully Remastered Audio. One of LA’s finest hard rock bands from the 80s produced by Gene Simmons. 16 page full colour booklet – 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork, unseen photos and new interview with the band.
“THERE WAS NO denying that Keel where being positioned as a band to watch. Their previous album ‘The Right To Rock’ had been well-received amongst the metal cognoscenti, and extensive touring had given them enough momentum to hold people’s attention as they prepared their third album. They were certainly coming to the table from a position of strength at a time when polished hard rock was being hailed as the next big thing.
Produced once again by mentor and Kiss bassist, Gene Simmons, ‘The Final Frontier’ didn’t disappoint. Switching labels to Polygram, the band was given full support in all areas, crafting an album that fully underscored their potential. Recorded mainly in New York, at the famed Electric Lady studios and finished in their home town of Los Angeles, the record boasted ten razor-sharp hard rock nuggets, cementing a musical reputation that fully justified their new found stature.
Issued in April 1986, the album climbed to #53 on the, all important, Billboard chart, setting in motion a worldwide tour that covered 14 countries including a well-received and prestigious UK run supporting Dio. Song wise the record boasted a lean and mean selection of tracks, including ‘Tears Of Fire’, ‘Rock And Roll Animal’ and a captivating cover of the Bruce Springsteen/Patty Smith penned ‘Because The Night’. Wrapped up in one of the most compelling sleeves of the era, the album stands proud as a highpoint in a career that accelerated this fine band into the hearts and minds of rock fans across the globe.”