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Krokus' Finest Moment
Benjamin P. Brown | Everett, Washington United States | 01/27/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"While this Krokus album is the one everyone loves to hate, I feel otherwise. Since they never were a real first tier metal act, they always wanted to be something other than what they were. Krokus went through a long ACDC sound alike period, then went through a Judas Priest sound alike period. Finally, on Change of Address they sounded like Krokus, and it is a superior album.
Slickly produced with a crisp clean sound throughout the album, it features nine pop metal tunes. Of course due to their constant identity crisis, Krokus always had to put a cover song or two on each album and this one features the classic "Schools Out" by Alice Cooper. I never understood that about Krokus. Instead of taking catchy little known tunes by other artists and covering them and making the tune their own, they always covered a bands biggest hit, and thus their version would always pale in comparison to the original. To their credit, the eight Krokus originals on this CD are much better songs then the Cooper cover.
"Now", "Hot Shot City", "Burning Up The Night", "World On Fire", Hard Luck Hero" are all mid tempo, commercial, hooky tunes. Any of those songs could have been radio hits, but none of them were. The albums finest moment is the beautiful song "Say Goodbye", featuring a reggae like intro, a fantastic solo and terrific vocals. Lyrically the song is about growing up and going out into the world on ones own while never forgetting the family you leave behind, and how this same cycle repeats itself every generation.
In conclusion, "Change Of Address" is much maligned recording that is actually Krokus' finest moment. Why? Because they finally sounded like Krokus."
A classic melodic hard rock album
John Norum | 07/30/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In my mind this album ranks as one of the best in its genre in the 80's. Full of great songs and catchy refrains and hooks. The highlights of this album are Hot Shot City, Hard Luck Hero, Now, Burning Up The night, Say Goodbye, World On Fire. I could name them all, but these are my favorites. A very strong album, with the only weakness perhaps being the cover of the Alice Cooper classic School's Out. This album personifies the great 80's hard rock and I recommend it strongly."
Krokus - 'Change Of Address' (BMG) 2 1/2 stars
Mike Reed | USA | 03/25/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"'Change Of Address' looks to be Krokus's tenth lp.Even though it's not as good as their 'Hardware' or 'Headhunter' releases,'Change...' isn't all that bad.I guess I just more or less favor the Swiss metal outfit.Total of nine cuts here and I liked "Buring Down The Night",their so-so cover of Alice Cooper's "School's Out",the somewhat cheezy "Hard Luck Hero" and "Hot Shot City" the best.I suppose that unless you're a major Krokus fan,you might not get that much out of this disc.Line-up:Marc Storace-vocals,Fernando Von Arb-guitar,Mark Kohler-rhythm guitar,Tommy Keiser-bass and Jeff Klaven-drums."