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Grande Rock Import

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  • Audio CD (8 Jun. 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Sub Pop
  • ASIN: B00000J6C6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,477,082 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Action De Grace
  2. Alright Already Now
  3. Move Right Out Of Here
  4. Welcome To Hell
  5. The Electric Index Eel
  6. Paul Stanley
  7. The Devil Stole The Beat From The Lord
  8. Dogday Mornings
  9. Venus In Force
  10. 5 Vs. 7
  11. Lonely
  12. Renvoyer

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By A Customer on 5 Jan. 2003
Format: Audio CD
The Hellacopters were recommended to me recently by a friend. Grande Rock was my first taste of this great band. They have the energy and attitude of modern day bands like The Hives, but their influence lies quite obviously amongst many of the metal bands of the seventies. The result is an energetic, frantic and overall excellent listen. The standout track for me is Move Right Out Of Here, but honourable mention goes to Welcome To Hell, The Devil Stole The Beat From The Lord and Venus In Force. The new favorite band? No. The Hellacopters give them a run for the money and win in all aspects.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x97674270) out of 5 stars Not as good as earlier albums...but it really does rock 6 Jun. 1999
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Audio CD
The past few years Scandinavia has cranked out an awesome amount of kick-ass, low-fi rock. Why? Who knows. But somebody's been listening to their old AC/DC, KISS, MC5, Pagans, and lord knows what else. The best of the bunch are Sweden's Hellacopters and Norway's Gluecifer. The Hellacopters' latest is cleaner and tamer than their first two records. That's not such a good thing. The Hellacopters write great rock songs, but their intensity and energy is what puts them over the top. By cleaning up the album, they've lost a lot of that energy. The production also makes you realize that Hellacopters mastermind Nick Royale (aka Nicke Andersson, the former drummer for Entombed, for you metal fans) can't really, uh, sing. Yell, scream and howl, damn straight. But sing? Still, there's some hugely fine songs here, and even a slightly limp Hellacopters is worth a whole can o' whup-ass. If it sounds like your thing, try to find their earlier records "Supershitty to the Max" and "Payin' The Dues". Anything by Gluecifer (especially "Ridin' the Tiger" and "Soaring With The Eagles...") goes down great too. And never, EVER pass up the chance to see either one live. It's a show you don't want to miss.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x976746d8) out of 5 stars A Transitional Album Between Two Masterpieces 4 Mar. 2002
By doomsdayer520 - Published on
Format: Audio CD
This is the type of album you get when a very talented band has too many ideas. Head Hellacopter Nicke Andersson (a.k.a. Nick Royale) is a Swedish guy with vast knowledge and understanding of American rock, and the 'Copters are clearly interested in exploring entire genres of music. On this album's predecessor, Payin' the Dues, they tackled the punk-based heavy Detroit sound of the Stooges and MC5, and delivered a raging slab of relentless hard rock. The album after this, High Visibility, shows the band moving comfortably into blues-rock and southern boogie, and is a masterpiece of laid back grooves and excellent musicianship. Those two albums hardly sound anything alike, and Grande Rock is the missing link. While I'm sure it wasn't intentional at the time, this album represents a rather awkward transition between those two other masterpieces.
The focus on this album is Stones-based garage rock, but there are some problems with the songwriting here. The album opener "Action de Grace" is undeveloped and barely registers as a distinct song. While most 'Copters tunes barely make it past three minutes, there are two epics here, "Welcome to Hell" and "5 vs. 7" which both exceed five minutes, but unfortunately can't keep their momentum going and just get repetitive. Another problem with this album is unstable personnel, as former lead guitarist Dregen (who returned to his fulltime band Backyard Babies) was not officially replaced, leading to some very unfocused guitar interplay here. Keyboardist Bobby Fett was added as a permanent member, but I suspect that he came on board after these songs were written, because his organ and piano work merely sits on top of the songs and clutters them up, and he can't really get underneath the rhythms.
However, for listeners who are not too concerned about this band's larger historical trends, this album does deliver plenty of full out rock n' roll, like "Alright Already Now" or "The Devil Stole the Beat from the Lord." But as part of the Hellacopters' overall body of work, Grande Rock can't quite stand up next to its brothers.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x976746fc) out of 5 stars Hellacopters' weakest album, made during an awkward transitional phase 22 Jun. 2007
By drumwolf - Published on
Format: Audio CD
The Hellacopters first started out as a young-loud-and-snotty garage punk band who liked to crank out raw, scuzzed-out Stooges/MC5-influenced riffs. Then their guitarist Dregen left and was replaced by Robert Dahlqvist, and they morphed into a retro '70s-classic-rock style band with some real songwriting and instrumental chops.

GRANDE ROCK was the band's first album with Dahlqvist, and they were still making an awkward transition into their new sound at the time they made this record. As a result, this is by far the Hellacopters' worst record. It's full of tired, warmed-over classic-rock riffs over weak, lackluster and uninspired non-songs. By the time they made their next album HIGH VISIBILITY, they'd developed their songwriting chops, so even though that album continues in the same vein musically, it's a way better album than GRANDE ROCK.

I made the mistake of buying this as my first Hellacopters album, and I was almost scared off from buying anything else from them as a result. They're a great band, but this is not an example of their best work.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x97674a20) out of 5 stars "Back In The USA" Meets "Dressed To Kill" 11 Dec. 2003
By The Woj - Published on
Format: Audio CD
These guys are known as "garage/punk rock" revivalists; getting the bulk of their influences from bands like the MC5 or Iggy & The Stooges. The title of this album may (I think) refer to the infamous Grande Ballroom in Michigan where the MC5 recorded the "Kick Out The Jams" album back in 1968. The guys, however, must have been listening to more Kiss "Alive!" before recording this album than any of those Detroit bands. Many of the songs, melodies, rhythm guitar parts etc. are straight out of the first three Kiss albums ("the originals"). Plus the guitar work is extremely Ace Frehley influenced; the guitar solo on "Welcome To Hell" cops some licks straight from Ace's solo on "C'mon And Love Me" from the "Dressed To Kill Album". And by no means is this a bad thing; the guitar licks, riffs & solos on this album are some of the Hellacopters best.
I am a huge Kiss fan (when Ace is or was in the band) and so many songs on this album remind me of those early Kiss records. In fact if you can imagine a well produced meld of the MC5's "Back In The USA" & Kiss's "Dressed To Kill" you pretty much have the overall vibe of this album. Having grown up with late 60's and early 70's hard rock, I find "Grande Rock" the most enjoyable of my Hellacopters albums. It invites repeated listenings moreso than any of their other albums I own.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x97674b4c) out of 5 stars WHERE AMERICAN MUSIC LEFT OFF.... 13 Jun. 2008
By Sonic Mike Stephens - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I remember all too well shopping at CDGB's in Phoenix (prior to the move to Iowa). I was searching for some vintage Thin Lizzy when a yummy blond walked into the store. The dude behind the counter sez "do ya need any help?", and she sez the following classic line: "I need to rawk, I need some Hellacopters". I watched her pick this CD up, pay, and leave. When the dude behind the counter screwed his head back to reality (after watching her leave and go to her car), I asked him about these "Hellacopters". "Man, they flat out rock, like American bands use to". Well dude behind the counter, you were friggin' right. This CD introduced me to one of the best bands on the planet...ever. Throw MC5, Stoogies, Kiss, and Ramones into a blender, add some delicious Swedish swill, and you have the Hellacopters; classic American Rawk, no matter where the hail from. Big guitars, great production, and songs that stick to yer brain like that new strand of Syphilis you can get off a toilet seat in India. It's that good. No matter which CD of this band you get, you will not be disappointed. Great place to start your collection as well. Goes good w/a couple chilled down Schlitz!
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