Hardware (album)

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Hardware
Studio album by Krokus
Released March 1981
Recorded Roundhouse Studios, London, November–December 1980
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 37:33
Label Ariola
Producer Krokus
Krokus chronology
Metal Rendez-vous
(1980)
Hardware
(1981)
One Vice at a Time
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[1]
Martin Popoff 6/10 stars[2]

Hardware is the fifth album by the Swiss hard rock band Krokus. It did not match the success of their previous album, Metal Rendez-vous, going only Gold in Switzerland.[3] However, the album entered the charts in the US, UK and other European countries.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Fernando von Arb and Chris von Rohr, except where indicated

Side one
  1. "Celebration" - 3:23
  2. "Easy Rocker" - 5:28
  3. "Smelly Nelly" (Tommy Kiefer, von Arb, von Rohr) - 3:42
  4. "Mr. 69" - 3:02
  5. "She's Got Everything" - 3:58
Side two
  1. "Burning Bones" (von Arb, von Rohr, Marc Storace) - 3:37
  2. "Rock City" - 4:47
  3. "Winning Man" - 5:34
  4. "Mad Racket" - 4:02

Personnel[edit]

Band members
Additional musicians
Production
  • Mark Dearnley, Nick Rogers - engineers
  • Ian Cooper - mastering

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
1981 Billboard 200 (North America)[4] 103
German Album Chart[5] 56
UK Albums Chart[6] 44
Austrian Album Chart[7] 16
Swedish Album Chart[8] 50

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Position
1981 "Burning Bones" Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks[4] 46
"Winning Man" 26

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hinds, Andy. "Krokus Hardware review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. ISBN 978-1-894959-31-5. 
  3. ^ KROKUS ONLINE - official homepage - Discography - HARDWARE
  4. ^ a b "Hardware Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  5. ^ "Album- Krokus, Hardware". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  6. ^ "Hardware Chart Stats". Chart Stats.com. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  7. ^ "Krokus - Hardware (Album)". Austriancharts.at (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  8. ^ "Krokus - Hardware (Album)". Swedishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-08-06.