Title: “Fire And Gasoline – Live”
Label: Reality Entertainment
Release Date: 6/29/2004
Genre: Hard Rock
Krokus has returned to the metal scene with a new live double CD release entitled “Fire And Gasoline”. Even twenty plus years after they first recorded music, the band still packs a powerful punch. However, the only remaining original members are vocalist Marc Storace and guitarist Fernando Von Arb. Filling out the lineup for the live release is Patrick Aeby (drums), Tony Castell (bass) and additional guitarwork is handled by Dominique Favez. While I admit I enjoyed hearing Krokus blast my speakers once again as it has been such a long time since I did so, I had a couple of problems with this CD. Of the 20 songs on this solid double-disc set they left out too many numbers that I was looking forward to hearing once again. I think the folks who had supported the band over the course of time would agree that songs like “Headhunter”, “Midnight Maniac”, “Schools Out” and “Ballroom Blitz” should be here. Now I understand that there might have been hesitation with releasing a CD with three covers on it, but it might not have hurt since they are so well known and associated with their renditions of these very same numbers.
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