The Blitz

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All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
Stylistically, The Blitz pretty much picked up where Krokus' breakthrough, Headhunter, left off. But ultimately, it failed to equal its predecessor's platinum sales, grinding to a halt just past gold status. A shambolic cover of the Sweet's "Ballroom Blitz" which didn't sound all that great in its original version is especially painful, and tepid rockers like "Out to Lunch" and "Hot Stuff" simply fail to excite. Still, "Midnite Maniac" was arguably the band's best single ever, and "Our Love" their most accomplished power ballad so far. Other cuts like "Rock the Nation" and "Out of Control" actually show some promise, but with clichéd titles like these, how could they ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
Stylistically, The Blitz pretty much picked up where Krokus' breakthrough, Headhunter, left off. But ultimately, it failed to equal its predecessor's platinum sales, grinding to a halt just past gold status. A shambolic cover of the Sweet's "Ballroom Blitz" which didn't sound all that great in its original version is especially painful, and tepid rockers like "Out to Lunch" and "Hot Stuff" simply fail to excite. Still, "Midnite Maniac" was arguably the band's best single ever, and "Our Love" their most accomplished power ballad so far. Other cuts like "Rock the Nation" and "Out of Control" actually show some promise, but with clichéd titles like these, how could they ever expect to stand out? Overall, The Blitz must still be considered a highlight of Krokus' career, but that ain't saying much.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972392028
  • Catalog Number: 723920
  • Sales rank: 11,124

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Midnite Maniac (4:03)
  2. 2 Out of Control (4:15)
  3. 3 Boys Nite Out (3:38)
  4. 4 Our Love (4:41)
  5. 5 Out to Lunch (4:28)
  6. 6 Ballroom Blitz (4:02)
  7. 7 Rock the Nation (4:47)
  8. 8 Hot Stuff (4:34)
  9. 9 Ready to Rock (4:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Krokus Primary Artist
Jimi Jamison Background Vocals
Doug Johnson Keyboards
Jeff Klaven Drums
Mark Kohler Bass
Marc Storace Vocals
Fernando Von Arb Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Technical Credits
Bruce Fairbairn Producer
Mike Fraser Engineer
John Kalodner Contributor
George Marino Mastering
Bob Rock Engineer
Butch Stone Contributor
Phil Burnett Engineer
Bob Ketchum Engineer
John Lappen Executive Reissue Producer
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