From page 62 of Classic Rock Magazine January 2000
Underworld, Camden, London, 8.10.99
Krokus set-length: One hour Tickets: £10
Krokus set-list:'Heya Heya'/'Long Stick Goes Boom'/'American Woman'/'Guitar Rules'/'Break Freenionheart1Bad Boys Rag Dolls'/ 'Screaming In The Night'/'Tokyo Nights'/ 'Flying Through The Night'/'Stayed Awake All Night'/'Heatstrokes'/Medley:'Rock City,'On The RunrPlaying The Outlaw;lady Double Dealer' Encore:'Bedside Radio'
Openers Dirty Deeds have had two worthy stabs at capturing their live spirit so far, yet it's out on the boards that the quartet still fully excel. Playing deafeningly loud and furiously, and smiling from ear to ear, the East Londoners' pretension-free traditional metal really hits home, from the first riff to the last insult to the audience. Sadly, though, the boffins have yet to invent a CD that captures attitude as well as sound.
A healthy Friday night crowd had gathered to witness perhaps the most unlikely return from the grave since Lazarus.Your scribe, for one, still cherishes precious memories of the critically reviled Swiss rocking Hammy Odeon in the early 1980s. Would continuing minus singer Marc Storace jeopardise them?
Initially, I was worried. Kicking off with the unheared and uninspired 'Heya Heya' did them few favours.The inspired idiocy of 'Long Stick Goes Boom' settled everyone's nerves, however, and although there was too much unfamiliar material from the new 'Round 13' album, former Persian Risk singer Carl Sentence proved a capable, genial newcomer, although some still clearly considered Storace's absence unforgiveable (hi, Malcolm). 'Bad Boys Rag Dolls'and 'Screaming In The Night' rolled back the years, and the inclusion of'Tokyo Nights' was a pleasant surprise.'Lady Double Dealer; from 1980's colossal 'Metal Rendez-vous; brought the set to a breathless finish albeit in medley form and 'Bedside Radio the one we'd all been waiting for, sent everyone home smiling. Cheese-tastic!