Rewards | Fire Keeper's Club
February 3, 2022
Playing the band’s entire debut album—along with all their hits!
FireHouse has been rockin’ for over a decade. Their music has taken them all over the world and has produced gold, platinum and multi-platinum records in the United States and abroad.
In 1990, their first album, FireHouse, was released. The band’s first single, “Shake & Tumble," had impressive radio success. The band then released their first top-ten-hit, “Don’t Treat Me Bad,” followed by “Love of a Lifetime,” which also entered the top-ten; reaching the #3 spot on the United States charts. This string of hits vaulted their first album to double-platinum status in the United States; also going gold in Canada, Japan and Singapore. At the 1991 American Music Awards, Firehouse found themselves accepting the award for Best New Hard Rock/Metal Band, chosen over Nirvana and Alice in Chains.
The band’s second album, Hold Your Fire, produced the hits “Reach for the Sky” and “Sleeping with You.” Another Top Ten hit, “When I Look into Your Eyes,” peaked on the United States charts at #5. This album earned the band two more gold albums and over 1 million sales worldwide.
In 1995, Firehouse released their third album on Epic, simply titled 3. Once again, Firehouse produced another U.S. top-forty hit with “I Live My Life For You.” With this album, Firehouse made their promotional tour of Southeast Asia. Earlier American hits like Don’t Treat Me Bad, Love of a Lifetime and When I Look into Your Eyes had climbed the charts in Asia, alongside the second single from 3, “Here for You.”
The band’s fourth album, Good Acoustics, quickly went gold in Malaysia, Thailand, and Philippines. Good Acoustics contains unplugged versions of the group’s greatest hits, as well as four new songs. This album produced foreign hits such as “In Your Perfect World,” “Love Don’t Care” and “You Are My Religion.” Then, in 1997, Firehouse embarked on their first concert tour of Southeast Asia playing sold-out shows for fans; including an unprecedented twenty-five city sold-out tour of Indonesia.
Nineteen ninety-eight saw Firehouse touring the United States on the Rock Never Stops tour, along with Slaughter, Warrant, Quiet Riot and LA Guns. October of 1998 featured the Asian release of Firehouse’s fifth CD, Category 5 on Pony Canyon Records. The album quickly climbed to #4 on the Japanese charts, and supporting promotional tour of Japan followed. Category 5 was officially released in the United States in 1999.
Firehouse continued touring through the winter and spring of 1999, including three more sold-out shows in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka. On April 22, 1999, the band recorded their live show in Osaka. The result—the first-ever live album by Firehouse. Bring ‘em Out Live was released in Japan in December 1999 and in the United States on Spitfire Records in July 2000.
The turn of the century brought the release their seventh album, titled O2. It has been released in South East Asia on Pony Canyon Records, and in the US on Spitfire Records. This album had notable success despite the changing style of popular rock music. During this time, the band decided to part ways with original bass player, Perry Richardson. O2’s remarkable bass playing was supplied by Bruce Waibel. Bruce brought to the band his phenomenal bass playing along with is equally impressive sense of humor. We truly regret to say that in September 2003, Bruce has passed away. He will be greatly missed as a friend and talented musician.
FireHouse headed back into the studio in early 2003 to write and record their eighth album, PRIME TIME.
As music changes over time, FireHouse continues to evolve their musical style; yet, at the same time, hang onto their hard rock roots. Album number eight is no exception. Expect to hear what FireHouse is famous for...soulful, melodic hard rock.