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    Krokus vs Saxon

    Which 1980's heavy rock band that just barely almost made it but never actually hit the big time is your pick.

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    Neither.
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    Saxon, easily.

    One of the most consistent bands in any genre of music. 22 studio albums in 41 years.

    And unlike many of their peers, they got heavier over time. Their early stuff was more akin to AC/DC. Their newer stuff puts Metallica and the like to shame.




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    Saxon, by far!
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    Yeah but Saxon actually never scored a hit....

    Krokus had several....many being covers...they recieved airplay...Saxon never had one single hit on the radio...ever...

    Long Stick Goes Boom
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    Stayed Awake All Night
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    I saw Krokus in 81 opening for Nazareth & Saxon in 83 opening for Maiden...then again in 84 headlining with Accept opening up...& again on the Rock The Nations Tour...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Van Bundy View Post
    Saxon, easily.

    One of the most consistent bands in any genre of music. 22 studio albums in 41 years.

    And unlike many of their peers, they got heavier over time. Their early stuff was more akin to AC/DC. Their newer stuff puts Metallica and the like to shame.

    Agreed!

    Their 2001 album, Killing Ground is really and still that good (02 CDs)! The band even revisited some of their old songs with blastering performances.
    I saw them for that KG Tour in my hometown and they put out a great concert even though it wasn't a sold out one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heisenberg View Post
    Yeah but Saxon never scored a hit....

    Krokus had several....many being covers...they recieved airplay...Saxon never had one single hit on the radio...ever...

    Long Stick Goes Boom
    American Woman
    Stayed Awake All Night
    Ballroom Blitz
    Maybe NOT where you live, but here where I am they were huge with Broken Heroes and Back on the Streets, just to mention 02 tunes.
    03 of their albums from their most pop period (Innocence is not an Excuse, Rock the Nations and Destiny) had lots of singles played on the radio. Of course, NOT their best stuff like the records before those years (Wheels of Steel, Crusader, Power & The Glory or Denim & Leather), but they were more decent than lots of other folks that also got themselves surrendering to pop/glam/hair metal back then (Raven, Picture, even Krokus did it).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heisenberg View Post
    Yeah but Saxon actually never scored a hit....

    Krokus had several....many being covers...they recieved airplay...Saxon never had one single hit on the radio...ever...

    Long Stick Goes Boom
    American Woman
    Stayed Awake All Night
    Ballroom Blitz

    I saw Krokus in 81 opening for Nazareth & Saxon in 83 opening for Maiden...then again in 84 headlining with Accept opening up...& again on the Rock The Nations Tour...
    If popularity and being a great band were intertwined, Y&T would be selling out Madison Square Garden and Justin Bieber would be playing your local bar & grill.

    Don't get me wrong, I like Krokus. Headhunter is a fucking great album. But overall, they don't touch Saxon. Before Lemmy passed, Motorhead was the only band that could compete with them for consistency. To think that a band 41 years into their career is still averaging a fresh studio album, on average, once every 2 years is fucking mind boggling. Nobody does that anymore.

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    I can dig it. I have most of both bands early to mid 80's albums & could go either way. Honestly surprised anyone commented.

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    Saxon.

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    I loved early Krokus: Hardware, One Vice at a time...

    But SAXON gets my vote, for sure.
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    Saxon. Never much into either band, but Saxon's better than Krokus, imo.
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    Posted earlier Saxon getting radio play, man I've NEVER heard Saxon on the radio.

    Krokus some, but not in a long time. Saxon...never.
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