Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Michael Courtney | San Antonio, Texas United States | 07/16/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First off I would like to get to some corrections; the band's name is simply FIST, not Fist of the Northstar, not Hanover Fist, not Raised Fist, just FIST! To help reduce the confusion by so many Fist bands, Ron Chenier has begun marketing the band as MyoFist [they are from Canada]. They have several albums and I list them in no particular order: Round One , Hot Spikes, Thunder In Rock [rereleased as Fleet Street], In the Red, Danger Zone, Reign of Terror , Loud Loud Loud , Thunder In Rock [Anthology-2004], and Bolted Door . If there are others available I apologize, but these are all I have been able to find. This band rocked San Antonio more than once and still have a loyal following.
I do not consider Round one to be their best, but it is a very good listening experience. If you have never heard this Fist before it would probably be better to start with Thunder In Rock-Fleet Street Revival [Anthology 2004], since it has a great assortment of their music from all of the above CDs, except Bolted Door and Round One. The common ingredient on all of the releases is Ron Chenier or Ronch, who writes the majority of the songs, sings most all of them, and plays energetic guitar. the rest of the band on this particular disc is Edmund Eagan [keyboards], Jeff Nystrom [bass], John Chenier [drums/vocals] and Mike St. Louis [Bass on Too Late]. The same band was featured on their second release HOT SPIKES, which is my favorite release by Fist. After that there were changes in the line up, but the straight forward music stayed the same. As far as genre goes, this is hard rock, but they have the occasional softer side, which is greatly reflcted in Round One.
This music may not be for everyone, but there is bound to be something for someone that likes good old hard rock on either Hot Spikes, Thunder in Rock [now Fleet Street], or Reign of Terror, which are my 3 favorites. I don't want to sell the others short, because they grow on me the more I hear them, but I had the LP records of Round One, Hot Spikes and Thunder In Rock [now Fleet Street] since they were originally released. I keep thinking that Round One may be older than 1982, but I traded my album when I got the CD, so, I have no proof since this is the date on the CD.
If you're feeling like trying something new give Fist a try. In my mind you will find something you like, unless you are too hard to please."