The Final Frontier (Keel album)
|The Final Frontier|
|Studio album by Keel|
|Released||April 30, 1986|
|Studio||Electric Lady Studios, New York City,
Baby-O Studios and Village Recorders, Los Angeles
|Genre||Glam metal, heavy metal|
|Label||Gold Mountain/MCA (US)
|Singles from The Final Frontier|
|Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal||4/10|
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".
- Side one
- "The Final Frontier" (Ron Keel, Greg Chaisson) - 3.20
- "Rock and Roll Animal" (Marc Ferrari) - 4.47
- "Because the Night" (Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith) - 3.47
- "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow" (R. Keel) - 4.06
- "Arm and a Leg" (R. Keel, Ferrari, Bryan Jay, Chaisson) - 3.08
- Side two
- "Raised on Rock" (Ferrari) - 3.10
- "Just Another Girl" (R. Keel) - 3.16
- "Tears of Fire" (Ferrari) - 4.20
- "Nightfall" (Ferrari) - 1.56
- "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
- Michael Des Barres - vocals on "Raised on Rock"
- Joan Jett - rhythm guitar on "Raised on Rock"
- Jaime St. James - backing vocals on "Rock and Roll Animal"
- Gregg Giuffria - backing vocals on "No Pain No Gain"
- Mitch Perry - rhythm guitar on "Tears of Fire"
- Gene Simmons - producer
- Dave Wittman - engineer, mixing
- Bruce Buchhalter, Tom Nist, Kevin Smith - assistant engineers
- George Marino - mastering at Sterling Sound, New York
- John Taylor Dismukes - art direction
- Neil Zlozower - photography
- Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Keel The Final Frontier review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-09-03.
- 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.
- "History". Keelband.com. Retrieved 2013-04-24.[dead link]
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