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Artist: Great King Rat

Title: Out Of The Can

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Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1999

Label: Z Records

Catalog Number: ZR199712


Mikeal Hoglund bass
Tomas Broman drums
Anders Nilsson keyboards, guitar
Pontus Norgren guitar
Leif Sundin vocals


1.  Wide Awake In Dreamland  
2.  Lovin' You  
3.  Don't Stop Believin'  
4.  Long Time  
5.  Lay Down Our Guns  
6.  Make It Last  
7.  Be My Friend  
8.  Leavin' This World  
9.  Restless One  
10.  Won't Look Back  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: M. Allen Date: August 18, 2003 at 17:55
Not great, just serviceable hard rock with so-so production. It's not something you'll play constantly, but you won't toss it in the trash either. A bit bland, so fans of that bombastic, over-the-top sound will find themselves disappointed, but most hard rockers won't have any major problems with this CD. A few dud songs, but not enough to ruin the album. In the world of hard rock, there are gourmet meals and there are gutter-pickings...this band falls somewhere in between.

From: John Date: August 19, 2003 at 13:40
M. Allen hit it on the head. The first three songs are really going somewhere, then the rest is hit or miss until 'Won't Look Back'. Would have been a great EP.

From: Rik Date: September 11, 2004 at 14:40
Have to disagree seriously. This a very good record indeed. Long time, Wide awake, Make it last are such great powerfull songs. But still catchy. If you like Work Force or Teer then you will love this also. Good effort !

From: Geoff Date: September 13, 2004 at 2:48
This is a week album, I must say. After a rather mighty debut (Got to whip that one out before a review here) this is a huge disappointment. Hookless, and rather boring songs. The comparison to Teer, IMO, could not be further off if you ask me. This is much weaker, much less hook friendly and the songs just don't come close to stacking up to the Teer release (Though maybe a little close to the 1996 debut Teer album). Basically, Teer are very heavy and melodic, this is weak and not very melodic.

From: Erik Date: November 13, 2004 at 16:00
People trust me. Its melodic top rock what you will find here. Great King Rat is one of the best scandi bands ever. Highly underrated. Listen to songs like wide awake in dreamland, Make it last, Loving you, Long time. Just awesome. Hard driven melodic rock but always catchy. Great vocals to go along with it. Their first album is more and more considered as classic. A MUST HAVE indeed.

From: Scandinavia Date: January 4, 2005 at 3:14
Super album!! One of the best scandinavian acts ever!

From: Teer Date: January 7, 2005 at 4:13
This is as good as it gets. I agree Scandi that GKR is one of the best scandinavian acts ever. Well at least we think they are

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: May 31, 2005 at 22:12
Y de este ni hablar si el primero no me gusto este mejor no hablo, Superalbum que buena broma por parte de alguien que sabe mucho de la materia como Scandinavia, pero bueno hay tantas bandas buenas con grandes albums que se merecen todos los creditos y la gloria y ya sabemos cuales son.

From: West Of Sunset Date: September 1, 2006 at 18:53
Lo sabras tu Rafo, por lo ke a mi respecta, a mi me encanta el 1er cd y este es un cd de temas descartados y demás, asi ke no lo considero como un disco en sí, por cierto, tiene grandes temas pero con una producción sin pulir del todo, ya ke como he dicho anteriormente, son temas descartados y les falta la logica finalizacion de un album en sí, aún asi suena de maravilla relativamente. Por favor amigo Rafo no generalizes, simplemente limitate a dar tu opinión y no metas a nadie en tu mismo saco.

From: rallen399 Date: November 26, 2007 at 23:12
I can't find the first cd anywhere if anyone has any ideas I like to here them.I've only got 2 songs Good Times and Women In Love ,they both are 10/10.I need the rest of the cd.

From: erik Date: September 25, 2009 at 12:05
Leif Sundin has such a great voice.

From: hair metal again Date: June 18, 2013 at 10:47
nice unreleased stuff by GREAT KING RAT ,one of Sweden s finest acts!astonishing musicianship ,a great commercial edge and some good songs is what you get by a band that reached perfection with its debut!"wide awake in dreamland","lovin you " and "make it last" are the highlights of this enjoyable release

From: 123charpenay Date: June 18, 2013 at 12:40
the interest of this site is to confront some différents advices about the same records.here i m totally not agree with hair metal again..for me this record is very average it sound hollow.not a bad album but don t hooked me at all i ve the feeling that ten thousand bands can play this decent hard rock.no pleasure no excitement for me when i listen this record.nothing.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 29, 2013 at 19:31
Not a blasting as their self titled one IMO but still it delivers good rocking songs in the shape of "Wide Awake In Dreamland","Lovin' You","Make It Last","Leavin' This World","Restless One" & "Won't Look Back"(nice mid tempo)...this band kicked a** back then...85/100

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