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All Music Guide - Steve Huey
A sketchy and underfocused debut, Rocka Rolla nonetheless begins to delineate the musical territory Judas Priest would explore over the remainder of the decade: frighteningly dark in its effect, tight in its grooves, and capable of expanding to epic song lengths. On the other hand, Rocka Rolla is also murkier, less precise and powerful in its riff attack, and more blues-based; the stylistic debts to Black Sabbath and Deep Purple are obvious at this juncture, although they would become much less apparent on subsequent releases. The compositions alternate between short songs and extended suites; some are decent, but overall they don't establish a real direction and tend to ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
A sketchy and underfocused debut, Rocka Rolla nonetheless begins to delineate the musical territory Judas Priest would explore over the remainder of the decade: frighteningly dark in its effect, tight in its grooves, and capable of expanding to epic song lengths. On the other hand, Rocka Rolla is also murkier, less precise and powerful in its riff attack, and more blues-based; the stylistic debts to Black Sabbath and Deep Purple are obvious at this juncture, although they would become much less apparent on subsequent releases. The compositions alternate between short songs and extended suites; some are decent, but overall they don't establish a real direction and tend to plod aimlessly in many of the longer pieces. Mostly a curiosity for hardcore fans, Rocka Rolla definitely hints at Judas Priest's potential and originality, but doesn't always suggest the quantum leap in vision that would occur with their very next record. [Koch's 2000 CD reissue appends the version of "Diamonds and Rust" previously found on the compilation Hero, Hero.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/25/2000
  • Label: Koch Records
  • UPC: 099923806820
  • Catalog Number: 8068
  • Sales rank: 53,218

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Judas Priest Primary Artist
K.K. Downing Guitar
Rob Halford Harmonica, Vocals
Ian Hill Bass, Bass Guitar
John Hinch Drums, Snare Drums
Glenn Tipton Synthesizer, Guitar
Technical Credits
Rodger Bain Producer
Rob Halford Contributor
John Hinch Contributor
Vic Smith Engineer
Glenn Tipton Contributor
Brad Wrolstad Graphic Design
Krusher Liner Notes
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is a very good cd.

    I have listened to this one alot. It has alot of instermentation on it and alot of mellow stuff. It sounds totally different than the Priest of the 80's- different but good.

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