Fastway was formed in 1982 and named after its two founders,
guitarist "Fast" Eddie Clarke
bassist Pete Way, though Way left the group before ever recording.
Many Motorhead fans eagerly awaited this band to see what
Clarke was up to, but Fastway was probably not what they expected,
as Fastways bluesy, hard rock and Robert Plant-inspired vocals
were far removed from Motorhead.
Led by single "Say What You Will", the album did quite well, and
the followup (All Fired Up) was successful as well, but after
that things went south,
with Clarke and several varying lineups experimented with a more
pop-metal sound on the succeeding releases, and they never again
duplicated the success of the first two albums.
By the early 90's the band was effectively done, with a brief
reunion in 1998 to record On Target Reworked, featuring
re-recorded tracks from the 1988 On Target release.
After a period of band inactivity and some solo work, Clarke has
a new version of the band together, aiming for a late 2011 album
guitars (ex-Motorhead) RIP: January 10, 2018, pneumonia, age 67