Cover Vs. Original: Remember when Krokus Covered “Ballroom Blitz” by The Sweet?

British glam rockers The Sweet dominated the British glam-rock scene of the 1970’s.  They had 13, yes 13, top 20 hits, including three consecutive number 2 singles with “Hell Raiser”, “Teenage Rampage”, and this classic “Ballroom Blitz”, which all appeared on their career defining 1973 release “Block Buster!”.  Then, Switzerland natives Krokus came around.

After a push by management, Krokus was forced to move into the glam-rock movement that was sweeping across America in 1984.  After this pressure, they released “Midnite Maniac” in 1984, which included a cover of “Ballroom Blitz” by The Sweet.  Personally, I never really cared for this cover as it felt very forced to me, and this wasn’t Krokus’ fault. It was due to the pressure that they were receiving of constantly putting out music in order to stay relevant.  Almost 45 years later, people still rock out to “Ballroom Blitz” by The Sweet.  In your view, how did Krokus do?  Did Krokus serve justice to covering “Ballroom Blitz” by The Sweet?  Let us know in the comments below!

“Ballroom Blitz” by Krokus

“Ballroom Blitz” The Sweet

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