Bad For Good: the Very Best of Scorpionsby Scorpions
Clocking in at 79 minutes and 55 seconds, the Scorpions have yet another greatest-hits compilation, this 2002 release on Hip-O entitled Bad for Good: The Very Best of the Scorpions. Two brand-new recordings can be found closing out the disc on tracks 17 and 18, produced again by Dieter Dierks, who is represented on 11 of the dozen-and-a-half titles here. Both songs, "Cause I Love You" and "Bad for Good," are in-the-pocket Scorpions performances, the kind of thing longtime fans expect, which the Scorpions wisely oblige. The six pages of Gerri Miller's liner notes, written in 2002, don't give too much detail on these new tracks, but the essay is a great overview of the group's career and is as essential as the 96k/24-bit mastering used on this single-disc CD. Though Universal had already released a 12-song 20th Century Masters -- The Millennium Collection: The Best of Scorpions in 2001, and more than two and a half hours on 1997's 33-track Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years, Bad for Good: The Very Best of the Scorpions does live up to the title. Sure, "Rock You Like a Hurricane," "Loving You Sunday Morning," and "No One Like You" all invert and pervert that wonderful Pete Townshend riff from "I Can't Explain," but they are such wonderful and highly creative inversions which sound great alongside that Who gem, produced here in fine fashion by Bruce Fairbairn, that the Scorpions rock harder than the Who, polishing the grit of AC/DC and fusing the two sounds of those ensembles to create a very accessible and commercial formula. If you are into the group you can just hit play and repeat, for every track is a winner. The booklet contains whatever chart positions the songs may have obtained (mostly on the U.S. album rock charts).
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I have never known what it has felt like to be rocked like a hurricane, but it is a feeling of bliss to be rocked by these powerful lyrics and unruly guitar riffs. The arrangement of this compilation gives hope that this may be remembered as the best of all the best albums ever. This is truely the best, better than all the rest, it has been tried and put to the test, but this is simply the best. Go scorpians! Keep rcoking me down to Donkey Park. Done.
This cd is for anyone who really likes rock and roll! The Scorpions have rocked my world for years! This has lots of really good songs on it!
Don't get me wrong, this is the best, ''best of'' collection these German Metal Shop Stewards have put out so far. And the essay & liner notes are the best available on a Scorpions disc, period. And it's a GREAT collection, and a dynamo ''driving'' CD. Bev and I loved it on our way to Wilkes-Barre tonight in her ''metal machine'' (aka SUV!). She graded it an A+. There is not even one klinker in the bunch including the allegedly ''gratuitous'' last two new cuts; they gel-well with the rest. So if (like me and my musical trekkin' friend) you don't own any Deutche-Digital-Metal from this era, by all means slide this one into your favorite spinner. It's a whole ''nother'' story, if you DID already plunk down for any one of the several previous collections out there...you gotta decide if the price of this zenith collection is worth it for a few extra songs. In other words, is a perfect lineup worth a few more Euro's? I think so!
Can't these guys put out anything new, instead of relying on ''Best of'' compilations to pad their pocketbooks? Have they become musically bankrupt....or just plain 'ol lazy? I have their previous ''Best of Rockers and Ballads'' which pretty much covers what they included on this disc, except for the new ones which they hope will entice you to buy this sack of......well you know! I'm tired of the music industry (artists and labels) pawning off ancient music and repackaging it as new.