TIM B. from HAMPSTEAD, MD Reviewed on 10/30/2012...
This cd contains a good set of songs by Krokus, however in my opinion, the best are: : Screaming in the Night", Our Love" and Midnite Maniac". The rest is fair at best, but i never really got into Krokus except for the above mentioned songs!
Fredrik Nilsson | Umeň, Sweden | 02/24/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I wonder who chose the songs for this compilation. First of all, the three cover songs (Ballroom Blitz, School's out, American Woman) are weak and should have been replaced with original Krokus songs. In fact, they are the only covers Krokus did through their ten album career. The rest of the songs are good, all taken from three albums (One vice at a time, The Blitz, Headhunter). But where are the tracks from albums like Metal Rendez-Vouz or Hardware. Songs like Bedside Radio, Tokyo Nights and Easy Rocker. If your interested in Krokus, buy one of their original albums released between 1980 and 1984 instead. They were a good hard rock band, with AC/DC influences. And a great singer (Mark Storace)."
At the time, it's all I had!!!
Chad Ouimette | Ottawa, ON | 01/21/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I know this is a terribly produced compilation, but this was my very first intro to the band, I still own this, but I am also seeking out a better compilation. DEFINITVE COLLECTION is a better choice, but this will always be my first.Song-wise, based on the 10 that are here, they are almost all great tracks..except for the lackluster "Midnight Maniac" and unnecessary "School's Out" cover.This compilation, or the creators of (this is not done by the band, this was done by thier former record label or a label that simply bought some song rights) protray Krokus as primarily a cover band, and this is SO not true. Where is "Tokyo Nights"? That song isnt even on THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION so you've really got to wonder about this. Plus there are no liner notes, no stories, no pics, nothing, so this really is a cash grab.True it did grab my cash, but at the time, I was ignorant. I still enjoy this album for what it does have, and as only a casual fan of the band this and the other compilation will do. For others just starting out with Krokus, you now have the option to pick up the other compilation. If you are REALLY on a budget or only barely like this band at all, this album is all your collection needs. Again, for what it is, this album, in my opinion, is good enough. 8/10"
Don't Waste Your Money - Buy "The Definitive Collection"
E-Train | NJ, USA | 10/23/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"One has to wonder who put this thing together and/or why they bothered!! Over all, this is a very weak collection. Who's idea was it to include all four of their cover songs, anyway?? What happened to Hardware?? One or more of the following three should have been included: Easy Rocker, Rock City, or She's Got Everything. And what about Metal Rendez-Vous?? Where are Bedside Radio and Tokyo Nights? I would have also included Playin' the Outlaw from One Vice At A Time! This review is over once you read the title again...That sums up this CD!!"
Greatest Hits Cover Album
erictodd | d.c. | 01/29/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"There are actually 4 covers here, Stayed Awake All Night is an old BTO song. This album was a decent greatest hits when it came out 15 years ago, and still a good bargan bin buy for [$], but you are best getting the Import Krokus "Dirty Dozen" for the best hits off of Hardware, One Vice and Rendevous. Plus it leaves out School's Out. "Dirty Dozen" is more expensive but worth it."