KROKUS – The Definitive Collection

Krokus – The Definitive Collection (2000, Arista Records)

1. “Ballroom Blitz” … 4:01
2. “Long Stick Goes Boom” … 5:13
3. “Bad Boys, Rag Dolls” … 3:48
4. “Playin’ the Outlaw” … 4:01
5. “American Woman” … 3:38
6. “Midnite Maniac” … 4:02
7. “Nightwolf” … 4:11
8. “Headhunter” … 4:31
9. “Eat the Rich” … 4:14
10. “School’s Out” … 3:17
11. “Bedside Radio” … 3:19
12. “She’s Got Everything” … 3:59
13. “Heatstrokes” … 4:02
14. “Screaming in the Night” … 6:39
15. “Stayed Awake All Night” … 4:42

Mark Storace – Vocals
Fernando Von Arb – Guitar
Tommy Kiefer – Guitar, Vocals
Mark Kohler – Bass, Guitar
Chris Von Rohr – Bass
Jeff Klaven – Drums
Freddy Steady – Drums
Steve Pace – Drums

I stay away from greatest hits packages these days because often its the “deep tracks” that are most worthwhile, but as a sample platter, they’re worth a spin to find out if the band is your taste.

I do like this album, but I’ve yet to ever get around to picking up any of the Krokus’ other albums, for whatever reason. So not being familiar with Krokus (outside of the hits), I’m not sure how “definitive” this release is, but it works for me even if their covers of “Ballroom Blitz” and “American Woman” are horrible. That’s not really their fault though, I hate the originals too. They do a decent cover of “School’s Out” though.

Highlights: “Long Stick Goes Boom”, “Bad Boys, Rag Dolls”, “Playin’ the Outlaw”, “Eat the Rich”, “”School’s Out”, “Screaming in the Night”, “Stayed Awake All Night”


Posted on May 25, 2009, in Krokus and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Krokus is one of those bands that you had to grow up with to appreciate because they had moderate success and it was quickly gone. If you want decent Metal in an AC/DC meets Accept kind of vibe then I would definitely check out Krokus’ first few U.S. albums like METAL RENDEZ-VOUS, HARDWARE, ONE VICE AT A TIME and HEADHUNTER. Especially HEADHUNTER! That was their crowning achievement! Everything from ’84-’87 was riding the LA Metal bandwagon (as best they could) and the covers were crap. Good band though. I’ve been a Krokus fan since ’83 and they have released some good stuff in later years too……get ROCK THE BLOCK (2003) and HELLRAISER (2006), both are great records.

    Heavy Metal Addiction

    • Ohhh!!! If only you had posted this earlier in the day! I already placed an order with CD Universe for some different bands and was racking my brain trying to think of some other ones to try out.

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