. Special Deluxe Collector’s Edition
. Fully remastered sound shaped from 24 BIT digital technology
. Produced by Tony Platt (AC/DC) / Contains ‘Long Stick Goes Boom’, ‘Bad Boys Rag Dolls’ and ‘American Woman’
. 16 page full colour booklet – 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork, rare photos and band involvement.
There comes a tipping point in every artist’s career where years of hard work and paying dues suddenly turn into an avalanche of praise and success. Krokus reached this point with the release of ‘One Vice At A Time, a supremely crafted album, boasting a clutch of tracks that elevated their appeal far beyond anything previously conceived or, indeed, achieved.
Co-produced in London by former AC/DC engineer Tony Platt and issued in 1982, the band made a concerted effort to refine their sound and ambition by bringing their trade mark style fully into focus. Sure, certain accusations that that their riff hungry approach was uncomfortably similar to that of AC/DC had been banded about but their distinctively European charm and quirky lyrical approach helped to ameliorate such criticism.
Jam packed with a number of raucous tracks such as ‘Bad Boys Rag Dolls’, ‘To The Top’, ‘American Woman’ (a cover of the Guess Who classic) and perhaps their best known song ‘Long Stick Goes Boom’, there is room enough for the band to drill down deep yet retain a sense of composure befitting a band safe in the knowledge that they were about to reap the rewards of years of hard work. Look out for an appearance by Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson, who provides backing vocals on the track ‘I’m On The Run’
1. Long Stick Goes Boom
2. Bad Boys Rag Dolls
3. Playin’ The Outlaw
4. To The Top; Down The Drain
5. American Woman
6. I’m On The Run
7. Save Me
8. Rock ‘N’ Roll