Streetheart is a Canadian rock band, originally from Regina, Saskatchewan. Their best known songs include "What Kind of Love is This", "One More Time" and their version of "Under My Thumb".
In 1975, vocalist Ken Shields (born in Nokomis, Saskatchewan), keyboard player Daryl Gutheil and bassist Ken Sinnaeve formed the band Wascana. After being renamed Witness, the group became Streetheart when guitarist Paul Dean and drummer Matt Frenette joined in 1977. The band released Meanwhile Back in Paris the following year and Under Heaven over Hell in 1979, after which Frenette and Dean dropped out to form Loverboy. In 1980 Streetheart won the Juno Award for "Most Promising Group of the Year".
Arguably Streetheart's most popular single was a 1979 cover version of "Under My Thumb" by the Rolling Stones (an early Streetheart influence). Streetheart's version achieved gold single status in Canada.
For the next four years they released a string of albums: Quicksand Shoes (1980), Drugstore Dancer (1980), Action: Best of Streetheart (1981), the self-titled Streetheart (1982), Dancing with Danger (1983), and the double live album Live After Dark (1983). Record sales earned them six gold albums and four platinum albums in Canada. The band broke-up in 1983, after which a collection of unreleased songs called Buried Treasures was released in 1984.
Frehley's Comet recorded their own version of "Dancing with Danger" for their 1988 album, Second Sighting. In 1991, Hardline recorded their own version of the Streetheart song "Hot Cherie" for their 1992 album, Double Eclipse.
At the peak of their career, Streetheart toured with several Canadian rock bands including Chilliwack, Rush, Toronto, Harlequin, Max Webster, Aldo Nova, April Wine, Headpins; American bands including Sammy Hagar, Styx, Kansas, Blue ?yster Cult, and with Australia's AC/DC.
Streetheart received a Juno Award, two Ampex Golden Reel awards, a Chimo Award from Music Express Magazine, and were voted the most popular Canadian act in the Peoples' Choice Awards. In 2003, Streetheart was inducted into the Western Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
In 2008 the band released a 2-CD retrospective collection titled ...Read All About It - The Hits/Anthology. The band continues to tour Canada in 2009.
The Essential 2005
Under My Thumb
Here Comes the Night
What Kind of Love is This
Look at Me
Can You Feel It
Miss Plaza Suite
Joke’s on You