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Fist (Canada) - 1981 Thunder In Rock

ARTIST: Fist (Canada)
ALBUM: Thunder In Rock
YEAR: 1981


LINEUP: Ron Chenier - vocals, guitars * Ivan Tessier - keyboards * Jeff Nystrom - bass, vocals * Bob Patterson - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Double Or Nothin' * 02 Thunder In Rock * 03 Leather 'n' Lace * 04 On The Radio * 05 It's Late * 06 Better Way To Go * 07 Evil Cold * 08 Fleet Street * 09 Open The Gates

WEBLINKS: www.myofist.com

An interesting outfit from Canada going under two monikers .. Myofist in Europe and UK, and Fist in North America. This was to avoid confusion with the NWOBHM band of the same name on the Neat label out of the UK. I understand 'Thunder In Rock' was released in North America as 'Fleet Street', though this particular copy was a domestic UK release with the former name. Why I'm not so sure. Anyway, Fist's sound was rather heavy handed on this album, much more so than the previous effort 'Hot Spikes' released the year before. Then they had a quirky sort of sound, not too dissimilar to Harlequin and Zon, especially those tracks which Jeff Nystrom sang on. I remember buying 'Thunder In Rock' back in 1981 not knowing anything about them, and was quite pleasantly surprised when I slapped it on the turntable.

The Songs
Overall it's very hefty melodic rock, punctuated by some at times brutal riffing, and some near gothic keyboard arrangements by Ivan Tessier. Yes, the keyboards play a major part on this album, with Tessier's brief ivory tinklings being colourful and varied throughout. Either Ron Chenier's been drinking too much Moosehead beer or he's Frank Marino's long lost brother in the vocal department. His guitaring is choppy and more than competent, and has a certain resemblance to some of Steve Madden's work (Reckless). 'Double Or Nothin', 'Better Way To Go' (sounding like a Honeymoon Suite) and 'Evil Cold' are all beefy rock, while 'Leather And Lace', 'On The Radio' and 'It's Late' are more radio-oriented songs. By far the most interesting song is the graphic detail of 'Fleet Street', which is a comic story of an insane barber who in Victorian times killed people with his razor while shaving them. Listen to the Sherlock Homes/Dr Watson intro and Ron Chenier's attempt to imitate the barber. You won't cut my throat Ron !! The album closer is a rather spooky keyboard/synth workout called 'Open The Gates' until Mr Chenier's guitar kicks in big time.

In Summary
If you see this in the bargain bins, pick it up. It's well worth the few bucks. If you want to track down their prior two releases ('Round One' and 'Hot Spikes') then have a cruise around some Canadian wholesaler sites or check out Ron's website above.

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#1 | reyno-roxx on June 30 2008 09:32:03
A fantastic record. Brings back memories of my fanzine days when Steve Hammonds and I went to A&M to interview Y&T and came away with promo copies of this album, 38 Special's 'Special Forces' and Doc Holliday's 'Rides Again'.
And the two Y&T gigs at The Marquee that week were amongst the hottest club gigs I've ever attended. The microphones literally melted to their stands.
#2 | Eric on September 10 2008 14:22:33
Really liked the Fist debut. Lost it somewhere along the line, but I remember it sounding quite pompy.
#3 | gdazegod on September 10 2008 20:55:57
The Fist debut 'Round One' was indeed quite pompy. Not quite as crushing as this! 'RO' only had 7 tracks.. from memory. Ron Chenier's brother, who played on 'RO' died around this time (1981 ish) from a brain aneurism.
#4 | trillion1999 on October 15 2011 19:23:27
I love Round One.I have two CDs with it.I would gladly have a vinyl-copy so much I love it.To think I discovered it all because of a song from In The Red which was played in a Hard Rock/Metal-radio-show countless of times as I recall.Found a twofer with In The Red/Round One.Found the song but found everything on Round One to my liking POMP-heaven!I love the cover as well.in love
#5 | swazi on March 16 2014 17:07:54
The link to the 'Fist' site from the Ronchmusic site does not work anymore. A pity as I wanted to purchase this CD from there. Sad
#6 | gdazegod on March 16 2014 20:02:12
You can order/purchase Fist/Myofist CD's from:


Go to the Contact page, and send Ron your requests through there.
#7 | swazi on March 18 2014 22:29:09
Thanks, George! I just did contact him. Let's wait and see what happens.
#8 | gdazegod on March 18 2014 23:44:58
You can message Ron on Facebook as well, though he's pretty connected technology wise..
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