THE RIGHT TO ROCK
Released 1985 (Vertigo)
Billboard Chart Position #99
01. The Right To Rock
02. Back To The City
03. Let’s Spend The Night Together
04. Easier Said Than Done
05. So Many Girls, So Little Time
06. Electric Love
07. Speed Demon
08. Get Down
09. You’re The Victim (I’m The Crime)
10. Easier Said Than Done (remix)
Ron Keel – vocals and guitar
Marc Ferrari – guitar and vocals
Bryan Jay – guitar and vocals
Kenny Chaisson – bass and vocals
Dwain Miller – drums and vocals
Stephen Riley – drums and vocals
Produced by Gene Simmons.
The Right To Rock is the major label debut album from this rocking quintet. Songs like the classic anthem “The Right To Rock”, “Back To The City”, “Get Down” and “Easier Said Than Done” (two versions of this song appear on the CD) really kick ass! Also included is a cool version of the Rolling Stones‘ “Let’s Spend The Night Together”.
The sound here is melodic hard rock along the lines of bands like Helix. Kiss‘ Gene Simmons liked Keel so much that he agreed to produce this album. These guys sounded killer and deserved more recognition; they were always on the verge of breaking out but never seemed to make it. I’ve had the vinyl release for years now and felt this album was worthy of upgrading to CD. I give The Right To Rock two thumbs up, it kicks ass!
Reviewed by Pam for Sleaze Roxx, May 2004.