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Krokus - Dirty Dynamite (2013)

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Krokus - Dirty Dynamite (2013)

Krokus - Dirty Dynamite (2013)
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Hard Rock | ~ 333 or 334 Mb | Scans Included
Sony Music, 88765415452

After working for two years in the legendary Abbey Road Studio with bassist and producer Chris Von Rohr, Swiss rockers Krokus are back! Their last release, the excellent 2010 Hoodoo, went platinum in their home country and this album is just as impressive. It’s a no-nonsense, straight-ahead rocker featuring 12 explosive tracks, all clocking in at a succinct three to four minutes in length. The band also welcomes back guitarist Mandy Meyer to the fold after a mere 30 year absence! Dirty Dynamite is the band’s 17th studio album, and after nearly four decades of rocking, they show no signs of slowing down now.

As anyone who has followed this band throughout their lengthy career knows, they have always been inspired by AC/DC. So it should be no surprise that many of the songs on their latest release have the down-and-dirty rhythm and blues vibe of the Aussie rockers. As lead singer Marc Storace has done before on songs like “Long Stick Goes Boom”, he channels his inner Bon Scott. But this time, he does more than sound like AC/DC’s former front-man, he becomes Ronald Belford Scott. The only thing missing is a kilt and some bagpipes. Songs like “Go Baby Go” and “Better Than Sex” are rhythmically and vocally so similar to vintage Bon-era AC/DC, bands like Airborne and Rhino Bucket sound like Air Supply in comparison. It’s downright eerie, in an awesome “Bad Boy Boogie” sorta way.

The album kicks off with the appropriately titled “Halleluja Rock n Roll.” It’s an up-tempo, bluesy rocker that sets the tone for the rest of the album, right from the first sounds of a growling dog whose picture graces the album’s cover. He’s a tough, dirty bulldog, complete with cigarette and obligatory tattoo. He’s a perfect metaphor for this enjoyable tough-as-nails release.

The second track is the aforementioned “Go Baby Go”, which is part “Dirty Deeds” and part Little Richard’s “Ready Teddy”. This is followed by another nice rocker, “Rattlesnake Rumble” where the boys find their inner ZZ Top.

Krokus - Dirty Dynamite (2013)

Next up is the title track, “Dirty Dynamite”. Interestingly, this is a somewhat slower track with a groovier, bluesy vibe. It’s a simple 12-bar blues tune that even features a nice piano accompaniment in the background. Compared to the other songs on offer, it’s a bit of a surprise that they chose this one as the title track, lead single and video. It’s not bad, just not representative of the rest of the album and not the strongest song on offer.

“Let The Good Times Roll” returns to the hard rockin’ swagger of the earlier tracks. It begins with someone muttering either, “cut the track” or “cut the crap”. Either way, it works, while paying homage to AC/DC’s “cut this” prefix to “Problem Child”. And yes, it’s “cut this” not the four-letter favorite most people like to sing.

Next up is one of the most interesting tracks on offer. As they are known to do, they have included a classic cover tune. Remember when they did their take of The Guess Who’s “American Woman”? This time around they go for a true classic, “Help” by the Beatles. What makes it so interesting is that, aside from the lyrics, you can barely tell it’s the same song. They truly put their own spin on it and it comes out great. Vocally, it’s more Rod Steward than Bon Scott so it’s a little atypical but it becomes more enjoyable with each subsequent listen. It also has a bit of a Pink Floyd tinge to it. They prove quite convincingly that they are certainly no one-trick pony.

Returning to their hard rocking ways, “Better Than Sex” is another raucous rocker with a flirty “Don’t Put Another Dime in the Jukebox” riff and a “Sin City” breakdown midway through. This is followed by another highlight, the interestingly titled “Dog Song”, with a catchy “All Night Long” chorus. “Yellow Mary” sees another return to Rod Stewart-land and “Bailout Blues” features some blistering guitar work. The album wraps up with the excellent, high-energy “Live Ma Life” and “Hardrocking Man,” which, ironically, is more poppy and less rocking.

It’s not a perfect release but it’s immensely enjoyable and seems to get better with each listen, slowly percolating into your musical consciousness like a well brewed cup of coffee. A cup of coffee with a shot of whiskey perhaps, but coffee nonetheless. If you like hard rock, you’ll like this album. If you like Krokus, you’ll like this album. Basically, if you like good old-fashioned, dirty, bluesy rock and roll, you’ll like this album. And if you long for the days when the Young brothers were knocking out classics with their previous singer, then you owe it to yourself to get this release. It’s essentially the album everyone wishes AC/DC would make.

by Ron Higgins
Krokus - Dirty Dynamite (2013):

Krokus - Dirty Dynamite (2013)

Tracklist:

01. Hallelujah Rock n' Roll [00:03:25]
02. Go Baby Go [00:03:34]
03. Rattlesnake Rumble [00:03:45]
04. Dirty Dynamite [00:03:47]
05. Let The Good Times Roll [00:03:52]
06. Help [00:04:25]
07. Better Than Sex [00:04:13]
08. Doeg Song [00:03:46]
09. Yellow Mary [00:03:30]
10. Bailout Blues [00:03:26]
11. Live Ma Life [00:03:54]
12. Hardrocking Man [00:03:08]

Line-Up:

Marc Storace - Vocals
Chris Von Rohr - Bass, Backing Vocals
Fernando Von Arb - Guitars, Backing Vocals
Mark Kohler - Guitars
Mandy Meyer - Guitars

Guests:
Mark Fox - Vocals
Tommy Heart - Vocals
Kosta Zafiriou - Drums

Exact Audio Copy V1.0 beta 3 from 29. August 2011

Отчёт EAC об извлечении, выполненном 22. февраля 2013, 18:38

Krokus / Dirty Dynamite

Дисковод: HL-DT-STDVDRAM GU40N Adapter: 0 ID: 1

Режим чтения : Достоверность
Использование точного потока : Да
Отключение кэша аудио : Да
Использование указателей C2 : Нет

Коррекция смещения при чтении : 103
Способность читать области Lead-in и Lead-out : Нет
Заполнение пропущенных сэмплов тишиной : Да
Удаление блоков с тишиной в начале и конце : Нет
При вычислениях CRC использовались нулевые сэмплы : Да
Интерфейс : Встроенный Win32-интерфейс для Win NT/2000

Выходной формат : Пользовательский кодировщик
Выбранный битрейт : 128 kBit/s
Качество : Высокий
Добавление ID3-тега : Нет
Утилита сжатия : C:\Program Files (x86)\Easy CD-DA Extractor\ezcddax.exe
Дополнительные параметры : -V -8 -T "Date=%year%" -T "Genre=%genre%" %source%


TOC извлечённого CD

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11 | 37:59.73 | 3:56.64 | 170998 | 188761
12 | 41:56.62 | 3:10.26 | 188762 | 203037


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Выбранный диапазон

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Пиковый уровень 99.9 %
Скорость извлечения 2.0 X
Качество диапазона 100.0 %
CRC теста 3A45726C
CRC копии 3A45726C
Копирование… OK

Ошибок не произошло

Конец отчёта

foobar2000 1.1.18 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2013-02-25 10:01:47

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Analyzed: Krokus / Dirty Dynamite
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR8 -0.01 dB -8.90 dB 3:26 01-Hallelujah Rock n' Roll
DR7 -0.01 dB -7.93 dB 3:36 02-Go Baby Go
DR8 0.00 dB -9.24 dB 3:47 03-Rattlesnake Rumble
DR9 0.00 dB -9.59 dB 3:49 04-Dirty Dynamite
DR7 0.00 dB -7.52 dB 3:54 05-Let The Good Times Roll
DR7 -0.11 dB -9.33 dB 4:26 06-Help
DR7 0.00 dB -8.54 dB 4:15 07-Better Than Sex
DR7 0.00 dB -8.21 dB 3:46 08-Doeg Song
DR9 -0.02 dB -9.91 dB 3:31 09-Yellow Mary
DR7 0.00 dB -9.24 dB 3:29 10-Bailout Blues
DR8 -0.01 dB -8.63 dB 3:57 11-Live Ma Life
DR7 -0.06 dB -8.13 dB 3:10 12-Hardrocking Man
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Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR8

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 968 kbps
Codec: FLAC

Krokus - Dirty Dynamite (2013)

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