Krokus, ‘Long Stick’ (Live) – Exclusive Song Premiere
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How do you like your rock? If you’re up for a foot-stomping, fist-pumping good time, then we’ve got the song for you and it comes from hard rock veterans Krokus. The band is ramping up to their new concert collection, ‘Long Stick Goes Boom: Live From Da House of Rust,’ and Loudwire is proud to bring you the exclusive song premiere of their live version of ‘Long Stick.’
The Swiss legends have been rocking audiences around the world for four decades and they decided to showcase their amazing live show on a new concert album. Recording 20 different shows to give them some options, the band eventually settled upon their sold out show last August at the House of Rust in Solothurn, Switzerland to serve as the source material.
Frontman Marc Storace says, “‘Long Stick’ reminds me of one of those hot afternoons Chris, Fern and myself spent composing in a motel-room somewhere in Texas with just one guitar and a phonebook for percussion. I worked up a real sweat repeatedly singing those lyrics to see if they fitted rhythmically. It was a pretty cool way to go about writing new songs before testing them during a soundcheck in a different hall of a different city every day. That’s one of the beauties of being on the road ! The songs on the album ‘One Vice At a Time’ pretty much reflect the band`s life at that point in time. The heavy touring had turned us into fully fledged road-warriors adapted to the rough and tough. That album smells of gasoline, beer and weed and if you listen hard enough you might even hear a rattlesnake somewhere in there ha ha ha.”
Meanwhile, bassist/producer Chris Von Rohr added, “Originally released as the first track on our 1983 ‘One Vice At a Time’ album on Clive Davis’ Arista label. Touring for the first time in the USA, ‘Long Stick’ very soon became a staple of our live repertoire for years to come. This is the first ‘live’ CD recorded with the originals and I can honestly say that it definitely is the most lively, sweaty piece of work! In fact, an English journalist wrote at the time of the original release that this was the best song AC/DC never wrote. And this new “live” CD captures a truly unforgettable moment in time. It was the night ‘Krok’n’Roll’ came back to town, to Rockcity Solothurn, Switzerland, where everything began back in 1975. Fasten your seatbelt and get ready for the ride…… oh, yeah…. PLAY IT LOUD!!’
‘Long Stick Goes Boom: Live From Da House of Rust’ features 14 stellar tracks spanning the band’s career, and their album opening ‘Long Stick’ also includes a little nod to The Who thrown in for good measure. If you like what you hear, be sure to circle April 22 on your calendar as that’s when the disc drops via The End Records. You can also pre-order the album at this location.