Fist - Fleet Street [With Booklet] [Remastered] (Uk) | FAMS COALITION


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FIRST ISSUE ON CD - BOOKLET WITH LYRICS _NEW MASTERING -Formed in 1979 by Ottawa-born Ron Chenier, singer/ guitarist, recruited players and began honing their chops doing small clubs in and around the Toronto area. The band quickly graduated to the 'B circuit', touring the eastern-Canadian/ US areas for the next year and a half. The group took their approach to music into the studios and cut their independently released ROUND ONE in the spring of 1979. The band's sound was dominated by guitars and keyboards with no in studio tampering. Produced by the Chenier's brother Norman (Jack) and was recorded on a shoestring budget. Songs "Too Late", "Madness" and "Who Did You Love" showed the band's penchant for writing driving, simple, yet complex songs. Fist returned to the road and toured practically every corner of the eastern half of the continent for the next year. The band was signed to a worldwide deal with A & M in the summer of 1980 and quickly returned to the studio. They emerged from Toronto's Amber Studios that fall and released HOT SPIKES. The band regrouped, and with a new release, FLEET STREET in '81. "Double Or Nothing" again showcased Chenier's talent for writing slick, guitar riffs, while "Thunder In Rock" was easily the year's best tune on the radio waves. With the clever addition of a sax solo, "Thunder In Rock" is probably most synonymous with Fist's music, if any song is at all. However, other killer cuts included "Open The Gates", the title track and "Evil Cold". Backed by the album's success, the group took the show on the road again, this time playing outdoor festivals with the likes of Heart, Motor Head, Krokus, Scorpions and many more. Fleet Street, Canada AKA Thunder In Rock, US/ Europe, are the same album but with different covers for each country. This was Fist's third album, produced and engineered by Steve Vaughn. The album received worldwide airplay in 1981 and sales sustained a constant Top-10 status. This resulted in Fist going out on the first "Monsters of Rock" tour which was comprised of Motorhead, Krokus and Fist across Canada and the US. Returning for their own headlining tours in Canada.

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