HSAS – Through The Fire

HSAS - Through The Fire
Released 1984 (Geffen)

Track List:
01. Top Of The Rock
02. Missing You
03. Animation
04. Valley Of The Kings
05. Giza
06. Whiter Shade Of Pale
07. Hot And Dirty
08. He Will Understand
09. My Hometown

Sammy Hagar – vocals
Neal Schon – guitar
Kenny Aaronson – bass
Michael Schrieve – drums

Produced by Sammy Hagar and Neal Schon.

Through The Fire was the only effort from this short-lived group of superb players. Included here are Sammy Hagar (prior to joining Van Halen) and Neal Schon (during his short hiatus from Journey). Songs such as “Top Of The Rock”, “Hot And Dirty” and “My Home Town” really rock, and there is also an excellent cover of Procol Harum‘s “Whiter Shade Of Pale”.

  This album gave Schon a chance to flex his metallic muscle as Journey leaned towards soft rock. Surprisingly this album was recorded live during two dates in San Francisco, but the crowd noise was later removed from the recording to make it feel like a studio effort. The musicianship here is excellent and the songs are cool too, this album really impressed me. Hagar Schon Aaronson Shrieve receives two thumbs up for Through The Fire!

Reviewed by Pam for Sleaze Roxx, October 2003.

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