The Final Frontier (Keel album)

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This article is about the heavy metal album by Keel. For the Star Trek film, see Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. For the heavy metal album by Iron Maiden, see The Final Frontier.
The Final Frontier
Keel - The Final Frontier.jpg
Studio album by Keel
Released April 30, 1986
Recorded Electric Lady Studios, New York City,
Baby-O Studios and Village Recorders, Los Angeles, 1986
Genre Glam metal, heavy metal
Length 35:34
Label Gold Mountain Records/MCA Records (US)
Vertigo (Europe)
Producer Gene Simmons
Keel chronology
The Right to Rock
(March 26, 1985)
The Final Frontier
(April 30, 1986)
(June 21, 1987)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Martin Popoff 4/10 stars[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
  • 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


  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. ISBN 978-1894959315. 
  3. ^ "History". Retrieved 2013-04-24. [dead link]