One Vice at a Time

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One Vice at a Time
Onevice cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released8 March 1982
StudioBattery Studios, London
GenreHard rock, heavy metal
ProducerTony Platt & Krokus
Krokus chronology
One Vice at a Time
Singles from One Vice at a Time
  1. "Long Stick Goes Boom" / "Save Me"
    Released: 1982
  2. "American Woman"
    Released: 1982
  3. "Bad Boys Rag Dolls"
    Released: 1982 (UK)
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal9/10[2]

One Vice at a Time is the sixth studio album by the Swiss hard rock band Krokus, released in 1982 on Arista Records. It is notable for the strong influence of Australian hard rock band AC/DC on the songs and production, and was the first album to feature Mark Kohler on rhythm guitar. It includes a cover of the Guess Who's song "American Woman". The song "Long Stick Goes Boom" is used in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories on the fictional in-game radio station "V-Rock".[3]

Bruce Dickinson, who at the time had just been hired as Iron Maiden's new lead vocalist, provides backing vocals on the track "I'm on the Run".[4] Producer Tony Platt was best known for his prior work as engineer with AC/DC.[4]

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

The band's live album Long Stick Goes Boom: Live From Da House of Rust took its title from the lead-off song on this release.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Long Stick Goes Boom" (Chris von Rohr, Fernando von Arb, Marc Storace) - 5:12
  2. "Bad Boys, Rag Dolls" (von Rohr, von Arb, Storace) - 3:48
  3. "Playin' the Outlaw" (von Rohr, von Arb, Freddy Steady, Storace) - 4:00
  4. "To the Top" (von Rohr, von Arb, Storace) - 4:21
Side two
  1. "Down the Drain" (von Rohr, von Arb) - 3:12
  2. "American Woman" (Burton Cummings, Gary Peterson, Michael James Kale, Randy Bachman) - 3:37 (The Guess Who cover)
  3. "I'm on the Run" (von Rohr, von Arb, Storace) - 3:43
  4. "Save Me" (von Rohr, von Arb, Steady, Storace) - 4:27
  5. "Rock 'n' Roll" (von Rohr, von Arb) - 4:07


Additional musicians



  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Krokus One Vice at a Time review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-08-07.
  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 - ONE VICE AT A TIME
  4. ^ a b KROKUS’ Metal Rendez-vous, Hardware, One Vice At A Time To Be Reissued in Deluxe Format
  5. ^ "Krokus Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2017-01-18.
  6. ^ "Krokus – One Vice at the Time (Album)". Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-08-07.
  7. ^ "Album- Krokus, One Vice at the Time". (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-08-07.
  8. ^ "Krokus – One Vice at the Time (Album)". GfK Dutch Charts (in Dutch). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 2012-08-07.
  9. ^ a b "Krokus Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Archived from the original on 30 April 2016. Retrieved 2012-08-06.