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Rocka Rolla

Artist
TypeStudio Full-length
Released
GenresHard Rock
LabelsGull Records
Length39:01
Ranked#16 for 1974 , #1,617 all-time
Reviews :  1
Comments :  3
Total votes :  4
Rating :  75 / 100
Have :  2
Want :  0
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Rocka Rolla Information

Track listing (Songs)

Title Length Rating Votes
1. One For The Road 4:39 90 1
2. Rocka Rolla 4:02 90 1
3. Winter 0:46 75 1
4. Deep Freeze 1:20 75 1
5. Winter Retreat 3:27 80 1
6. Cheater 2:57 80 1
7. Never Satisfied 4:53 90 1
8. Run Of The Mill 8:34 85 1
9. Dying To Meet You 6:18 85 1
10. Caviar And Meths 2:05 80 1

Line-up (Members)

Production staff / artist

  • Rodger Bain : Producer
  • Vic Coppersmith-Heaven : Engineering
  • Bryce Attwell : Cover Photography
  • Alan Johnson : Group Photography
Additional notes
Recorded :
Olympic Studios, London, England, June/July, 1974

Mixed and mastered :
Trident and Island Studios, London, England

Singles :
Rocka Rolla/Never Satisfied (August 1974, Gull)
Rocka Rolla/One For The Road/Never Satisfied 12" (Gull)

Rocka Rolla Reviews

Reviewer :    (75/100)
Date : 
Most debuts fall into two categories. They either show a band that has spent time developing its sound, and found its place, or show a band that is still trying to do that. Rocka Rolla definitely falls into the latter category. It has some catchy tunes, but it overall fails to impress. Just one album later, Priest had developed much further, and for that reason this album is generally written off. While it doesn't really deserve that fate, it certainly isn't a classic by any means.Let's talk about musicianship. Rob Halford is significantly misused, with his trademark screams present in only a few parts of this album. This is because most songs were originally designed for Al Atkins, the bands original vocalist. The twin guitars of KK and Glenn are essentially nonexistent, and the guitar solos in general are unmemorable. The riffs are good though. John Hinch's drumming is actually quite good, he's no Les Binks, but he does his job well. Ian Hill's bass playing is actually stellar. It's smooth and precise, a far cry from the stuff he's done since the 80's. Ian is probably consistently doing the best job of anybody on this album.
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Rocka Rolla Comments

 (85/100)
메탈과는 다소 거리가 있는 작품으로, 2집의 전초전 격인 모습이다. Hard Rock, Blues Rock 그리고 Progressive Rock 사운드가 조화를 이룬다. Nostradamus 앨범과 마찬가지로 앨범자체의 완성도가 떨어지는 편은 아니지만, 주다스 프리스트는 이러해야 한다는 선입견이 작용한다면 좋은 평가가 나오기 어려울 듯 하다.
 (70/100)
메탈갓의 데뷔앨범, 조금 엉성하다는 느낌이 강하다, 곡들이 엉거주춤한 자세로 다가온다, 그다지 끌리지는 않지만, 주다스 팬이라면 한번쯤 들어볼만한 앨범,
 (70/100)
주다스스럽지 않은 하드락앨범ㅋㅋ몇몇 귀에 박히는 노래는 있지만 전체적으로 평작수준ㅋ

Judas Priest Discography

Album title Type Released Rating Votes Reviews
(1974) Studio 75 4 1
(1976) Studio 88.3 3 2
(1977) Studio 78.8 4 2
(1978) Studio 85 2 2
(1978) Studio 87.5 2 2
(1979) Live 93.3 3 2
(1980) Studio 85 4 1
(1981) Studio 82.5 2 1
(1982) Studio 95 5 2
(1983) EP - 0 0
(1984) EP - 0 0
(1984) Studio 91.7 3 1
(1986) Studio 72 5 1
(1987) EP - 0 0
(1987) Live 90 2 1
(1988) Studio 88.3 3 1
(1990) Studio 95 7 1
(1997) Studio 73.3 3 1
(1998) EP - 0 0
(1998) Live 85 1 1
(2001) Studio 75 1 1
(2003) Live - 0 0
(2005) Studio 83.8 4 1
(2008) Studio 62.5 2 1
(2009) Live 70 1 0
(2014) Studio 90 1 0
(2016) Live 85 1 0
(2018) Studio 95 1 0