Headhunter (album)

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Headhunter
Studio album by Krokus
Released April 25, 1983
Recorded Bee Jay Studios, Orlando, Florida
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 37:18
Label Arista
Producer Tom Allom
Krokus chronology
One Vice at a Time
(1982)
Headhunter
(1983)
The Blitz
(1984)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Martin Popoff 9/10 stars[2]

Headhunter is the seventh studio album by the Swiss hard rock band Krokus, released in 1983. It achieved Gold status in the United States.[3] The track "Screaming in the Night" was the band's biggest hit to date,[4] and is still played on classic rock radio stations. Headhunter is the only Krokus album to feature Steve Pace on drums, and includes the Bachman–Turner Overdrive cover "Stayed Awake All Night".

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Headhunter" (Chris von Rohr, Fernando von Arb, Marc Storace, Butch Stone) – 4:30
  2. "Eat the Rich" (von Rohr, von Arb, Storace, Stone) – 4:14
  3. "Screaming in the Night" (von Rohr, von Arb, Mark Kohler, Storace, Stone) – 6:38
  4. "Ready to Burn" (von Rohr, von Arb, Kohler, Storace, Stone) – 3:54
Side two
  1. "Night Wolf" (von Rohr, von Arb, Storace, Stone) – 4:10 (written for the animated motion picture Metal Hollywood)
  2. "Stayed Awake All Night" (Randy Bachman) – 4:41
  3. "Stand and Be Counted" (von Rohr, von Arb, Storace, Stone) – 4:07
  4. "White Din" (von Rohr, von Arb) – 1:50
  5. "Russian Winter" (von Rohr, von Arb, Storace, Stone) – 3:31

Personnel[edit]

Band members
Additional musicians
Production
  • Tom Allom - producer
  • Andy De Ganahl - engineer

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
1983 Billboard 200 (North America)[5] 25
RPM100 Albums (Canada)[6] 31
UK Albums Chart[7] 74
New Zealand Albums Chart[8] 35
Swedish Album Chart[9] 22

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Position
1983 "Eat the Rich" Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks[5] 33
"Screaming in the Night" 21
"Stayed Awake All Night" 31

Certifications[edit]

Country Organization Sales
United States RIAA 1,000,000 [3]
Canada CRIA 50,000 [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Krokus Headhunter review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  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. ^ a b "RIAA Database Search for Krokus". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  4. ^ KROKUS ONLINE - official homepage - Discography - HEADHUNTER
  5. ^ a b "Headhunter Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  6. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 38, No. 17, June 25 1983". Library and Archives Canada. 25 June 1983. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  7. ^ "Headhunter Chart Stats". Chart Stats.com. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  8. ^ "Krokus – Headhunter (Album)". Charts.org.nz. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  9. ^ "Krokus – Headhunter (Album)". Swedishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  10. ^ "Gold Platinum Database - Artist: Krokus". Music Canada. Retrieved 2012-08-09.