Hoodoo (Krokus album)

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Hoodoo
Hoodoo (Krokus album) cover.jpg
Studio album by Krokus
Released 26 February 2010
Recorded House of Audio, Winterbach, Germany
Pink Bild+Ton, Solothurn, Switzerland
Henson Studios, Los Angeles
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 42:48
Label Columbia/Sony
Producer Chris von Rohr
Krokus chronology
Hellraiser
(2006)
Hoodoo
(2010)
Dirty Dynamite
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
About.com 3.5/5 stars[2]
PopMatters 5/10 stars[3]
Metal Underground 3/5 stars[4]
Rock Hard 8.0/10 stars[5]

Hoodoo is the 16th album by the Swiss hard rock/heavy metal band Krokus. It includes a cover of the Steppenwolf song "Born to be Wild". The album failed to reach the Billboard Top 200 in the U.S., unlike their last album (Hellraiser), but the release was successful overseas. The song "Hoodoo Woman" is featured on the soundtrack of the movie Saw 3D.

The album has received mixed to positive reviews from publications such as About.com and Allmusic.[2][1] Critic Chad Bower of About.com labeled the release as being "packed with big hooks arena ready anthems". Critic Alexey Eremenko praised the album for Allmusic as having the band "rocking as hard as ever", with "dirty, swaggering" hard rock songs.[1]

Hoodoo was certified Platinum in Switzerland.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Fernando von Arb, Chris von Rohr and Marc Storace, except where indicated.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Drive It In"   3:32
2. "Hoodoo Woman" von Arb, von Rohr, Storace, Hanno Pinter, Alexander Zoppel 3:37
3. "Born to Be Wild" (Steppenwolf cover) Mars Bonfire 3:34
4. "Rock 'n' Roll Handshake"   3:56
5. "Ride Into the Sun" von Arb, von Rohr, Storace, Mark Kohler 5:02
6. "Too Hot"   3:45
7. "In My Blood"   3:32
8. "Dirty Street"   4:26
9. "Keep Me Rolling"   4:11
10. "Shot of Love"   3:31
11. "Firestar"   3:42

Personnel[edit]

Band members
Additional musicians
Production

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
2010 European Top 100 Albums[7] 99
German Album Chart[8] 33
Swiss Albums Chart[9] 1
Greek Album Chart[10] 6
French Album Chart[11] 198

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Eremenko, Alexey. "Krokus Hoodoo review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Bowar, Chad. "Krokus - 'Hoodoo'". About.com - Heavy Metal. About.com. Retrieved August 29, 2015. 
  3. ^ Schiller, Mike (21 May 2010). "Krokus: Hoodoo". PopMatters. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  4. ^ Wels, Todd (22 April 2010). "Krokus - "Hoodoo" (CD)". Metal Underground.com. Retrieved 2012-08-27. 
  5. ^ Kühnemund, Götz (2010). "Review Album: Krokus — Hoodoo review". Rock Hard (in German). No. 274. Retrieved 2017-01-24. 
  6. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Krokus; 'Hoodoo')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. 
  7. ^ "Hoodoo Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-08-27. 
  8. ^ "Album- Krokus, Hoodoo". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-08-27. 
  9. ^ "Krokus – Hoodoo". Hitparade.ch (in German). Media Control Charts. Archived from the original on 2012-10-23. Retrieved 2012-08-27. 
  10. ^ "Krokus – Hoodoo (Album)". Greekcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Archived from the original on 2012-08-30. Retrieved 2012-08-27. 
  11. ^ "Krokus – Hoodoo (Album)". Leschartes.com (in French). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-08-27.