Band Of The December ’10 – Keel
Namaste, recently I’ve described Keel’s ‘The Right To Rock’ song. It’s one of the most unrated glam metal bands, so I decided to remind it today.
Who, where and when Keel was founded?
I think that you shouldn’t be surprised if I tell that ‘Keel’ band was founded in Los Angeles. Band was formed in 1984 by Ron Keel, who previously was Steeler vocalist.
“The original members were Ron Keel on vocals, David Michael Phillips on guitar, Marc Ferrari on lead & rhythm guitars, Bobby Marks on drums and Kenny Chaisson on bass guitar. Within months, Phillips left to join King Kobra and was replaced by Bryan Jay.” 1
Debut album – Lay Down the Law (1984)
Yeah, they released it on November, 1984 and unhappily it never gained popularity, but in spite of that, cover is very interesting 🙂 .
Keel – Lay Down The Law
Keel – Let’s Spend the Night Together
Keel – The Right to Rock (1985)
Keel’s second album was their first success and was very positively rated by critics. I think that they achieved it mainly thanks to Gene Simmons who was album producer and ‘The Right To Rock‘ song who became heavy metal anthem.
Keel – The Right to Rock
Keel – Back To The City
Keel – The Final Frontier (1986)
It’s my favorite album, I love two songs from it – ‘Because The Night‘ and ‘Tears Of Fire‘. This album got the highest positions in rankings (53rd on Billboard 200).
Keel – Tears Of Fire
Keel – Because The Night
Keel – Keel (1987)
Their self-titled album wasn’t so popular as its predecessor, but it contains two interesting songs: ‘Somebody’s Waiting‘ and ‘United Nations‘.
Keel – Somebody’s Waiting
Keel – United Nations
Keel – Larger Than Live (1989)
‘Larger Than Live‘ is Keel fifth album and first live album. Unfortunately, it was their last release before break-down, they reunited 9 years later, in 1998.
Keel – Dreams Are Not Enough
Keel – Cold Day In Hell
Next album after reunion
As I wrote before, Keel reunited in 1998 to release new studio album – “Keel VI: Back in Action‘ which contained mainly unreleased songs, eg. ‘Hold Your Head Up‘ – Argent band cover.
In 2008 they reunited again due to 25th band anniversary and 2 years later they recorded ‘Streets of Rock & Roll‘ album.
Keel – Streets of Rock & Roll