Keel (album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 21, 1987
RecordedDecember 1986–February 1987
StudioAmigo Studios, Los Angeles, California
GenreGlam metal
LabelGold Mountain/MCA
ProducerMichael Wagener
Keel chronology
The Final Frontier
Larger Than Live
Singles from Keel
  1. "Somebody's Waiting"
    Released: 1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal4/10[2]
Kerrang!3/5 stars[3]

Keel is the fourth album by the American glam metal band Keel, released on June 21, 1987. This was the last album to feature guitarists Marc Ferrari and Bryan Jay, as they left the band a year later (although Jay can be heard on the live portion of the band's next release, Larger Than Live.) They eventually re-joined Keel in 1998 to release Keel VI: Back in Action and again in 2009 for the band's 25th anniversary.[4]

This was the band's first album since their 1984 debut Lay Down the Law to be produced by someone other than Gene Simmons. "Calm Before the Storm" was co-written by Jimmy Bain of Dio and Rainbow fame.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "United Nations" (Ron Keel) - 4:05
  2. "Somebody's Waiting" (Jack Ponti, Russ Arcara) - 3:09
  3. "Cherry Lane" (R. Keel, Kenny Chaisson, Dwain Miller) - 3:25
  4. "Calm Before the Storm" (R. Keel, Jimmy Bain) - 4:28
  5. "King of the Rock" (R. Keel, Chaisson, Marc Ferrari, Miller) - 3:22
Side two
  1. "It's a Jungle Out There" (R. Keel, Chaisson, Miller) - 3:46
  2. "I Said the Wrong Thing to the Right Girl" (R. Keel, Ferrari) - 4:20
  3. "Don't Say You Love Me" (Ponti, Arcara) - 3:37
  4. "If Love Is a Crime (I Wanna Be Convicted)" (Ferrari, Chaisson) - 3:45
  5. "4th of July" (Bryan Jay, R. Keel, Chaisson, Miller)- 3:50


Band members
  • Ron Keel – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Marc Ferrari – guitars, backing vocals
  • Bryan Jay – guitars, backing vocals
  • Kenny Chaisson – bass, backing vocals
  • Dwain Miller – drums, backing vocals
Additional musicians


  1. ^ Odell, Doug. "Keel Keel review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-04-19.
  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. 181. ISBN 978-1894959315.
  3. ^ Sutton, Maura (25 June 1987). "Ron Gets It Wrong". Kerrang!. 149. London, UK: Spotlight Publications. p. 20.
  4. ^ "History". Archived from the original on 2008-12-24. Retrieved 2013-04-24.