Fastway

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": hard rock heavy metal eurobeat hair metal rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

After quitting Motörhead in May 1982, guitarist Eddie Clarke (5 October 1950, Twickenham, London, England) went into partnership with bass player Pete Way (b. 7 August 1951, Enfield, Middlesex, England) from UFO, drummer Jerry Shirley (b. 4 February 1952, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, England, also Humble Pie) and previously unknown vocalist Dave King (b. 11 December 1961, Dublin, Eire). Way left soon afterwards to form Waysted. Within a year they had formulated a style far removed from Motörhead and soon drew comparisons to Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin, yet they won few fans despite a strong debut album (recorded with session bass player Mick Feat) and a minor hit single with ‘Easy Livin’’. After recruiting new bass player Charlie McCracken (b. Richard McCracken, ex-Taste), the band found a degree of fame in America. With their confidence on the up, they recorded a second album with producer Eddie Kramer. Again, this was a good collection,...

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