Saxon – Krakatoa (Song Review)

“Blasting chunks of magma into the atmosphere”

Saxon’s Krakatoa is an explosive B-Side from their 1985 single Rock N’ Roll Gypsy. It’s a lively old-school banger very much along the lines of their classic Power And The Glory. Probably a bit too much like it… which might explain why it never made it on to an album. But even if it is Saxon-by-numbers, it’s got more fire and grit than a lot of the stuff that made it on that year’s Innocence Is No Excuse. And if you’re one of those fans that found that album a bit too Def Lep for your liking, this track will be right up your alley.

HMO Rating: 3.5 Out Of 5

[Saxon – Krakatoa]

13 thoughts on “Saxon – Krakatoa (Song Review)”

  1. I wouldn’t be surprised if the similarity to the Power and the Glory was the reason it was relegated to B-side status. I remember thinking the cure’s “a pink dream” was among their best ever – but its similarity to “mint car” is surely why it was a b-side!

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