Big Rocks Krokus

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Label: Columbia

Genre: Rock

Subgenre: Hard Rock

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  • 1N.I.B.01:16
  • 2Tie Your Mother Down03:43
  • 3My Generation02:54
  • 4Wild Thing03:49
  • 5The House of the Rising Sun04:22
  • 6Rockin' in the Free World03:49
  • 7Gimme Some Lovin'03:33
  • 8Whole Lotta Love04:27
  • 9Summertime Blues03:32
  • 10Born to Be Wild03:53
  • 11Quinn the Eskimo03:35
  • 12Jumpin' Jack Flash04:18
  • 13Back Seat Rock'n Roll03:21
  • Total Runtime46:32

Info for Big Rocks

Swiss hard rockers get under the covers: "BIG ROCKS", the new album of Switzerland's legendary hard rock band KROKUS.

On "BIG ROCKS" KROKUS pay tribute to their roots by covering classic tracks of The Rolling Stones, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Steppenwolf, The Who, Bob Dylan and many more.

With a total of 12 flawlessly executed cover versions in the typical KROKUS vein plus a newly recorded version of the KROKUS classic "Backseat Rock N' Roll" as well as comments on selected songs by various band members, "BIG ROCKS" offers everything fans of straight-forward and honest rock music can ask for.

Krokus:Marc Storace, lead vocals
Chris von Rohr, bass, vocals
Fernando von Arb, guitars, vocals
Mark Kohler, guitars
Mandy Meyer, guitars
Flavio Mezzodi, drums

Since 1975, Krokus has stood for high-quality, honest-to-goodness, hand-made power rock. No other Swiss rock band sells albums and its back catalogue worldwide like Krokus. The band has already sold over 15 million records, toured the world, and received Gold and Platinum Discs in the USA and Canada. The milestones in their rock career are dotted around the world: from Australia and the USA to Mexico, Russia, Japan, and China. Krokus was the first Swiss band to sell out the legendary Hallenstadion in Zurich and has received a Diamond Disc for selling one million albums in Switzerland alone.

1980 saw the band set out to conquer America, Canada, and England, quickly consolidating its reputation as a strong, no-nonsense live band. Soon they were part of unforgettable headline tours and on the same bill as incredible bands such as AC/DC, Van Halen, Rush, Ted Nugent, Judas Priest, Motörhead and many, many more. These were wild times, full of big adventures, which saw the band not only going Gold and Platinum in the US and Canada, but also being made honorary citizens of Memphis, Tennessee.

But it hasn't all been one long high: death, sickness, and internal strife pushed the band to the brink of collapse. The story of Krokus is like no other. It is full of highs and lows, sell-out stadium concerts and sweaty club gigs. These five musketeers of rock have outlasted trends and survived treacherous US managers, tough splits, bad deals, shady lawyers, drugs, awful fast food, endless bus trips, disco, grunge, grotesque record companies, and double-dealing advisers.

In the course of their legendary career, Krokus has rocked over 2,000 shows on five continents, countless cities, unique locations, crazy gigs, and loyal fans. Krokus came back in their original line-up in 2008.

The legendary English journalist Malcolm Dome quite rightly said: 'If you look at the long-term output of this band, Krokus is clearly one of the best hard rock bands of the last 40 years.

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