All Fired Up (Fastway album)

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All Fired Up
Fastway AllFiredUp.jpg
Cover art by Chris Moore
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 1984
StudioMarcus Recording Studios, London, UK
GenreHeavy metal, hard rock
Length42:25
LabelColumbia
ProducerEddie Kramer
Fastway chronology
Fastway
(1983)
All Fired Up
(1984)
Waiting for the Roar
(1985)
Singles from All Fired Up
  1. "All Fired Up"
    Released: 1984
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal6/10[2]

All Fired Up is the second studio album by the hard rock band Fastway. It was released in 1984. It is the last album recorded with Jerry Shirley on drums and also with Eddie Kramer as producer.

Overview[edit]

In 1984, Fastway recorded again with Eddie Kramer their next album, with the former Taste bassist Charlie McCracken (his only contribution to the band). A music video for the title-track, was released and it soon received distribution through various TV channels like MTV and VH1. The sound of the LP, is more blues based than their previous album and ended up with more melodic elements. All Fired Up had well critical reviews, but failed to reach more success due to increasing popularity of glam metal in the charts that same year. To support the album, Fastway opened for Rush on their Grace Under Pressure tour.

After the hardships of touring, Shirley and McCracken left the band in 1985.

Track listing[edit]

All song written and composed by Fastway.

Side one
  1. "All Fired Up" - 2:43
  2. "Misunderstood" - 3:22
  3. "Steal the Show" - 3:38
  4. "Station" - 2:56
  5. "Non-Stop Love" - 3:55
  6. "Hurtin' Me" - 4:30
Side two
  1. "Tell Me" - 3:50
  2. "Hung Up on Love" - 3:27
  3. "The Stranger" - 4:11
  4. "Telephone" - 4:20
  5. "If You Could See" - 4:36

Personnel[edit]

Fastway
Production
  • Eddie Kramer - producer, engineer, mixing, remixing at the Record Plant, Los Angeles
  • Tim Hunt - engineer, mixing at Townhouse Studios , London
  • Julian Wheatley - tape operator
  • Owen Davies, Ben Kape, Dave Wittman, Tom Swift - assistant engineers
  • George Marino - mastering at Sterling Sound, New York
  • Jo Mirowski, Torchlight, London - cover design.
  • Chris Moore - illustration.
  • Allan Ballard - photography.
  • Simon Cantwell - art direction.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kennedy, Patrick. "Fastway - All Fired Up review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2016-12-11.
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 118. ISBN 978-1894959315.