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Release date: 6 September 1974
Style: Heavy metal, Hard rock

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7.1 | 322 votes

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01. One For The Road
02. Rocka Rolla
03. Winter
04. Deep Freeze
05. Winter Retreat
06. Cheater
07. Never Satisfied
08. Run Of The Mill
09. Dying To Meet You
10. Caviar And Meths
11. Diamonds And Rust [Joan Baez cover] [2003 re-release bonus]

Lyrics (11)


Line-up
Robert John Arthur "Rob" Halford - vocals, harmonica
Kenneth "K.K." Downing - guitar
Glenn Raymond Tipton - guitar, synths, backing vocals
John Hinch - drums
Ian Frank Hill - bass


Additional info
Produced by Rodger Bain.

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Tiago Rocha - 10.08.2011 at 16:37  
Rating: 8 One hell of a good hard-rock album that, IMO, marked the birth of hard-rock, side by side with Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple or Black Sabbath's first ones, even when being released 4/5 years later than those... Way under-rated debut by the Priest, way often forgotten when compared to their later issues. Don't miss your chance to discover the mix between rock, blues-rock and hard-rock in Rocka Rolla. And don't be mistaken too, it helped marking the progressive journey in changing styles, from hard-rock to what we know nowadays as classic heavy metal.
Angelic Storm - 10.08.2011 at 22:55  
Rating: 6 For whatever reason, I've just never been able to click with "Rocka Rolla"... I dunno if it's the production or what, but it sounds incredibly dry and stale. I haven't listened to it in a very long time, but I do love the title track, and I remember "Run Of The Mill" being a decent tune as well. The leap they made from this album to the next one was incredible... there's no sign on the debut that Priest were going to make something as groundbreaking and amazing as "Sad Wings Of Destiny", that's for sure!

Maybe I should give this album another listen though...
M C Vice - 06.05.2012 at 03:39  
Rating: 8 Is there anywhere you can get the full (14 mins) minute version of Caviar And Meths?
John Shock - 01.10.2012 at 04:51  
 
Written by M C Vice on 06.05.2012 at 03:39

Is there anywhere you can get the full (14 mins) minute version of Caviar And Meths?

No, unfortunately it wasn't done! I'm always asking my self how would be Caviar And Meths with 14 minutes lenght....it seems curious that only past 2 minutes long! ... I will die without listen to it!
M C Vice - 01.10.2012 at 05:38  
Rating: 8
Written by John Shock on 01.10.2012 at 04:51

Written by M C Vice on 06.05.2012 at 03:39

Is there anywhere you can get the full (14 mins) minute version of Caviar And Meths?

it seems curious that only past 2 minutes long! ...

The bit on this would only be the intro. Just used to fill up room on the record.
John Shock - 01.10.2012 at 19:41  
 
Written by M C Vice on 01.10.2012 at 05:38

Written by John Shock on 01.10.2012 at 04:51

Written by M C Vice on 06.05.2012 at 03:39

Is there anywhere you can get the full (14 mins) minute version of Caviar And Meths?

it seems curious that only past 2 minutes long! ...

The bit on this would only be the intro. Just used to fill up room on the record.

I believe so, but is a nice filler...not a forced one!!!
megadeath13 - 12.01.2013 at 00:41  
  Its OK, just nothing special like the others. But it has also its great moments, such as the title track.
MetrockickA - 30.04.2013 at 15:15  
Rating: 6 Very average and boring album,just the title track is kick ass and of course run of the mill.
John Shock - 18.06.2013 at 03:23  
  This is Progressive Rock for me...
The more i listen, the more i think it is and i like the way it was done!!!
So magical...2nd best for me just behind Sad Wings Of Destiny!!!
Vasil de Shumen - 28.08.2013 at 16:33  
Rating: 8 For me, 7.2 is low rating for this interesting debut album.

One more underrated gem...

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