Denmark isn’t exactly a well known territory when it comes to hard rock music. This country has the excellent band D-A-D to grace its shores, but doesn’t have many more that comes to mind when I think of the hard rock or metal genre of music. If the CD, “Rock On!” gets the attention it deserves, Krackerjack will be changing that mind set with myself and a whole lot more people in the rock and roll community.
“Rock On!” has a real 70’s classic rock vibe that sounds like a mix of Thin Lizzy, Boston and maybe some late 70’s Whitesnake. Allan Pedersen has a very good, clean singing voice that fits the music well. Claus Greve handles the keyboard/organ duties on this disc, and does a great job. His keyboard work blends with the music but does not overpower it. His keyboard melodies give Krackerjack’s music that awesome bluesy tone that would make Jon Lord proud.
“Rock On!” is Krackerjack’s third disc, but only the first one that I have had the opportunity to hear. After a couple of spins of this disc, I will definitely get a lot of plays out of this disc, and would like to hear more from this band. Some of my favorite cuts are “Rock On”, “Blame It On the Little Big Man”, and “Too Late”.
You can sample songs from “Rock On!” and purchase this CD at NEH Records. Check out “Rock On!”, it might surprise you as it did me!
Rating: Out of 10
1. Love’em To Death
2. This Heart
3. Rock On!
4. Blame It On The Little Big Man
6. Back Together
7. Waiting For Tomorrow
8. Hungry Boy
10. Too Late
Allan G. Pedersen – Vocals
Rasmus Bruun – Bass
Jeppe Christensen – Drums
Claus Greve – Organ/Keyboards
René Mikkelsen – Guitars/Backing Vocals