The Final Frontier (Keel album)

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The Final Frontier
Keel - The Final Frontier.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 30, 1986
StudioElectric Lady Studios, New York City,
Baby-O Studios and Village Recorders, Los Angeles
GenreGlam metal, heavy metal
LabelGold Mountain/MCA (US)
Vertigo (Europe)
ProducerGene Simmons
Keel chronology
The Right to Rock
The Final Frontier
Singles from The Final Frontier
  1. "Tears of fire"
    Released: 1986
  2. "Because the Night"
    Released: 1986
Professional ratings
Review scores
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal4/10[2]

The Final Frontier is a 1986 album by the American glam metal band Keel. It was the band's second album to be produced by KISS bassist Gene Simmons. Videos were filmed for the tracks "Because the Night" (a Patti Smith Group cover) and "Tears of Fire".[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "The Final Frontier" (Ron Keel, Greg Chaisson) - 3.20
  2. "Rock and Roll Animal" (Marc Ferrari) - 4.47
  3. "Because the Night" (Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith) - 3.47
  4. "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow" (R. Keel) - 4.06
  5. "Arm and a Leg" (R. Keel, Ferrari, Bryan Jay, Chaisson) - 3.08
Side two
  1. "Raised on Rock" (Ferrari) - 3.10
  2. "Just Another Girl" (R. Keel) - 3.16
  3. "Tears of Fire" (Ferrari) - 4.20
  4. "Nightfall" (Ferrari) - 1.56
  5. "No Pain No Gain" (R. Keel) - 3.44


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


  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Keel The Final Frontier review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-09-03.
  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. ^ "History". Archived from the original on 2008-12-24. Retrieved 2013-04-24.