Taken by Forceby Scorpions
Less brutal than the two previous albums, this one is nonetheless an underappreciated treat. Sure, there are some weak cuts, but there are plenty of strong ones to make up for it. Among the highlights of the disc are the energetic anthem "Steamrock Fever" and the growling song of androgyny "He's a Woman, She's a Man." The highlight of the disc, though, is "We'll Burn the Sky." This one is lyrically quite similar to the Blue Oyster Cult classic "Don't Fear the Reaper," but the music is a wonderfully building anthemic ballad. It is arguably one of the finest songs the Scorpions have ever done.
- Release Date:
- Hip-O Records
Performance CreditsScorpions Primary Artist
Herman Rarebell Percussion,Drums
Francis Buchholz Bass Guitar
Klaus Meine Vocals
Ulrich Roth Guitar
Rudolf Schenker Rhythm Guitar
Technical CreditsDieter Dierks Producer
Uli Jon Roth Composer
Pat Lawrence Executive Producer
Matthias Mineur Liner Notes
Robin Schwartz Licensing
Michael Narten Artwerk Reissue Art
Rudolf Schenker Composer
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Have this on old LP. Loved all songs, Ulrich's guitar carves.
An amazing album indeed! The dark sounding "Steamrock Fever" starts it. Uli wrote one of the best early Scorpions tunes in "Sails Of Charon" with a hugely influential solo that must be heard! Full of fast diminished runs! "He's A Wonam, She's A Man" contains a proto trash metal riff! One of my favorites is the haunting "The Riot Of Your Time" and the rebellious rocker "I've Got To Be Free"!