Hardware (album)

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Hardware
Hardware cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 1981
RecordedNovember–December 1980
StudioRoundhouse Studios, London
GenreHard rock, heavy metal
Length37:33
LabelAriola
ProducerKrokus
Krokus chronology
Metal Rendez-vous
(1980)
Hardware
(1981)
One Vice at a Time
(1982)
Singles from Hardware
  1. "Rock City" / "Mr. 69"
    Released: 1981 (Europe)
  2. "Winning Man" / "Mad Racket"
    Released: 1981 (US)
  3. "Smelly Nelly" / "Burning Bones"
    Released: 1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic1.5/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal6/10[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.

UK-based company Rock Candy Records reissued the album on CD in 2014.

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]

Krokus
Production

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hinds, Andy. "Krokus - Hardware review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-08-06.
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (November 1, 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 191. ISBN 978-1-894959-31-5.
  3. ^ KROKUS ONLINE - official homepage - Discography - HARDWARE
  4. ^ "Krokus - Hardware (Album)". Austriancharts.at (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-08-06.
  5. ^ "Krokus Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2017-01-18.
  6. ^ "Krokus - Hardware (Album)". Swedishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-08-06.
  7. ^ "Album- Krokus, Hardware". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-08-06.
  8. ^ a b "Krokus Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Archived from the original on 30 April 2016. Retrieved 2012-08-06.