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is the eighth studio album by the Swiss The Blitz hard rock band Krokus, released in August 1984. It became a  gold album in the United States. The band hit the Billboard Hot 100 with "Midnite Maniac" from that album and became the first Swiss act to do so. While preparing to record it,  Patrick Mahassen had been tapped to join the band on guitar, Mark Kohler having switched to bass. Mahassen did not join, and the album was recorded as a quartet; Andy Tanas played bass on the subsequent tour. 
UK-based company Rock Candy Records reissued the album on CD in 2014.
In pop culture [ edit ]
A cover of Krokus' version of "
Ballroom Blitz", originally performed by UK band Sweet, is featured as a playable track on . Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s
Track listing [ edit ]
All tracks written by
Fernando von Arb and Marc Storace, except where noted.
"Out of Control"
"Boys Nite Out"
Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance, Storace, Von Arb 3:38
"Out to Lunch"
Personnel [ edit ]
Certifications [ edit ]
Gold (+ 500,000)
Gold (+ 50,000)
References [ edit ]
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^ 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.
^ Strong, Martin C. "The Great Metal Discography." Canongate Books Ltd. Edinburgh, Scotland. 1998. p. 177
^ a b "American album certifications – Krokus – The Blitz". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced , then click Format , then select Album , then click SEARCH
^ Andy Tanas Biography
^ a b "Krokus Awards". . AllMusic Rovi Corporation. Archived from the original on 30 April 2016 . Retrieved . 2012-08-06
^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 41, No. 8, October 27, 1984". Library and Archives Canada. 27 October 1984 . Retrieved . 2012-08-12
^ "Album – Krokus, The Blitz". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts . Retrieved . 2012-08-12
^ "Krokus – The Blitz". Hitparade.ch (in German). Media Control Charts . Retrieved . 2012-08-12
^ "Krokus – The Blitz (Album)". Swedishcharts.com. Media Control Charts . Retrieved . 2012-08-12
^ "Gold Platinum Database - Artist: Krokus". Music Canada . Retrieved . 2012-08-09