|All Artists: Fastway|
Title: Waiting for the Roar
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 074644026849, 074644026825
This Album had class.One of the best Rock Keyboard sound
Gary Young | Woodbury Heights, NJ United States | 04/06/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Waiting For The Roar is the final album really for Dave King's "FASTWAY"Pure power with heart & soul. A must have for any Fastway listener.Just remember good bands need to change slightly to keep from sounding to much the same. All you have to do is listen and imagine.I was hopeing more bands could of taken this route because of the deverseness to the real classics and whats makes good rock from just noise.Just look at Led-Zepp's final cut."In Through The Out Door"It was different but very good. Oh, also Van-Halen did Keyboards in 84 .So That one pretty much tells a story of why bands need Keys.Back to Fastway to a great Rock Band that didn't get the sales because of lack of promotion from Epic, mainly you can say Micheal Jackson stole all the budget and marketing them years.So this band didn't fizzle they just got cut.Just like the Movie Eddie and the Crusers depicting a band a head of their time hanging it up till 20 yrs later to have a albums Re-released and the singer get back with the old band for tour.It shall be done on earth as in heaven because The World Waits For You Dave King and Fast Eddie Clark.Time to come home.These days you still hear time to time on Vh1-Classics Metal Mania Hour and Metal Radio.Thought I add this band is still on the map.Thank you & Rock On"
I Still Miss this Band
Graboidz | Westminster, Maryland | 05/20/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Waiting for the Roar" is another great album by one of the best "forgotten" hair-metal band's of the 1980's. Fastway was just a great band, and I was always waiting for them to break into that upper echelon of metal bands and join the ranks of Ratt, Bon Jovi and Motley Crue. Just give their self titled debut a listen, or their soundtrack to the 80's horror flick "Trick or Treat" and you too will wonder why these guys didn't become a household name?! "Waiting for the Roar" isn't their strongest album, but it's still a great disc. I would love to have heard some of these songs performed live, especially "The World Waits for You". I guarantee that once you hear that opening guitar line you will be hooked. You won't be able to get the catchy chorus out of your head either! If you enjoy 80's metal, then try to find this album at a decent price. (I wouldn't recommend spending the $100 listed here for used copies) In the mean time pick up some of the other discs that are readily available from this band, you won't be disappointed."
Not as good as the first one, but still worth having
L. B. Ivarsson | Rock City | 05/02/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Fastway is former Motörhead guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke's band. The name is a result from the plans Fast Eddie Clarke had together with UFO's Pete Way to form a band together - FAST Eddie Clarke and Pete WAY. Well, the plan didn't work out for some reason but the name stayed."Waiting for the roar" is a decent follow up to Fastway's surprisingly good debut. The album was released in 1986 and is more radio friendly, but still a rocking effort. The opening "The world waits for you" is a melodic number starting off rather slow with a recycling guitar riff and a keyboard background. When it's time for the chorus, the drums are brought in and they sure sound time typical with the reverb or echo. Even the vocals have a decent amount of echo which contributes to the time typical feeling. In the up tempo "Kill me with your heart" the keyboards play a major role and this song reminds a bit of Journey or Night Ranger. The same goes for "Tired of your love" - very melodic and catchy. Even if the overall approach on this album is melodic pop-metal, it's not cheesy all the way; "Rock on" gives a slight touch of Led Zeppelin (at least on the verse) while "Waiting for the roar", "Girl" and "Back door man" are straight ahead rockers without any keyboards. Fastway are also doing a good version of Janis Joplin's "Move over", and have included an emotional ballad in "Change"."