Hard to believe that these guys have been around for forty years…FORTY YEARS! Hear is a live album showcasing their Krok and Roll that has kept them in the charts around the world and is the best way to experience them. I saw them in concert back in 1983 when they opened for Def Leppard on the Pyromania tour and they were amazing and I have never forgotten that show.
This live album has some newer songs on it, “Hallelujah Rock ‘n Roll,” “Hoodoo Woman,” “Hellraiser,” “Go Baby Go” and they also perform “Live For The Action,” which was recorded in 2009 for the Ice Hockey World Championships hosted by Switzerland. Of course the rest of the album has Krokus fans playing a bunch of songs from the “old days.” Classic after classic gets played, “Heatstrokes,” “Bedside Radio,” “Tokyo Nights,” and “Fire” from Metal Rendez-vous, then into Hardware with “Easy Rocker,” and “Rock City,” which is a medley including “Better Than Sex,” and “Dog Song” from their last album Dirty Dynamite. One Vice At A Time gives us “American Woman,” and “Long Stick Goes Boom,” complete with some of the Who’s “Pinball Wizard” at the end. Headhunter‘s contribution is “Screaming In The Night.” As you can see, this is a fantastic collection of songs that could only have been improved if this was a double CD to get some of the other classics not on here…minor quibble. The band is super tight and you can hear just how much fun they were having back home. The smiles and energy from this performance just bursts through the songs on it brings a smile to your face.
I really would love to see these guys live again, but this will help me i=until that day will hopefully come. If you miss the days of great live albums and have seen or never seen them in concert…you need this.