SCORPIONS — Love At First Sting

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Album · 1984

Filed under Heavy Metal
By SCORPIONS

Tracklist

1. Bad Boys Running Wild (3:56)
2. Rock You Like A Hurricane (4:12)
3. I'm Leaving You (4:17)
4. Coming Home (4:59)
5. The Same Thrill (3:31)
6. Big City Nights (4:09)
7. As Soon As The Good Times Roll (5:03)
8. Crossfire (4:36)
9. Still Loving You (6:27)

Total Time 41:14

Line-up/Musicians

- Klaus Meine / lead vocals
- Matthias Jabs / lead guitar, backing vocals
- Rudolf Schenker / rhythm guitar, backing vocals, lead guitar
- Francis Buchholz / bass
- Herman Rarebell /drums

- Jimmy Bain / bass
- Bobby Rondinelli / drums, percussion

About this release

4 May 1984
EMI, Mercury

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Blackout was a fun album, but it did rather walk a fine tightrope between pleasing the diehard metal audience on the one hand and expanding the band's appeal to a broader crowd on the other. With Love At First Sting, the balance tips firmly towards smooth accessibility and broad commercial appeal, with the end result being an album which will be liked by many but rarely loved.

For my part, there's just slightly too much self-conscious pandering to generic rock tastes here to make this feel like a really compelling Scorpions album; Rock You Like a Hurricane, the breakthrough single, kind of sums this up all really, in that it's a song that promises to rock you with the force of a natural disaster but is actually much wimpier than a good cross-section of their prior material. Interesting only if you are looking into Scorpions' brief moment in the pop limelight.

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