Archive for September 16, 2007

With the release of HUMANITY HOUR 1 (2007) in North America a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been on a major Scorpions binge. I don’t have every single Scorpions album but I have most. Here’s the albums I’ve been spinning:

  • Tokyo Tapes (1978) - One of the best live albums that no one ever mentions. If you want to hear early Scorpions, this is the album to put on.
  • Blackout (1982) – My first introduction to the band with the early MTV video for ‘No One Like You’ but my favorite here is ‘Can’t Live Without You’.
  • Savage Amusement (1988) – This is the “lost” Scorpions album. It’s sandwiched between the two blockbusters LOVE AT FIRST STING (1984) and CRAZY WORLD (1990). No one ever talks about this record.
  • Crazy World (1990) – There is more to this album than ‘Wind Of Change’. The better ballad is ‘Send Me An Angel’ and there are some underrated rockers.
  • Eye II Eye (1999) – The most controversial album by the band due to the change in sound and image. The songs were better live and the album is a grower.
  • Humanity Hour 1 (2007) – This is a Top 10 of 2007 selection, a solid album that I am really enjoying.

Tale Of The Tape:
Dell DJ 30 (1st gen)
3584 songs (301 full albums)

Scorpions albums – 16

In the spirit of Scorpions Week, here are the first 20 songs in Shuffle Mode (song-album-year):

  1. ‘Can You Feel It’ – Unbreakable (2004)
  2. ‘Bad Boys Running Wild’ – Love At First Sting (1984)
  3. ‘Are You The One?’ – Pure Instinct (1996)
  4. ‘The Zoo’ – Acoustica (2001)
  5. ‘Catch Your Train’ – Acoustica (2001)
  6. ‘The Zoo’ – World Wide Live (1985)
  7. ‘Yellow Butterfly’ – Eye II Eye (1999)
  8. ‘Time Will Call Your Name’ – Pure Instinct (1996)
  9. ‘Big City Nights’ – Love At First Sting (1984)
  10. ‘This Time’ – Unbreakable (2004)
  11. ‘Aleyah’ – Eye II Eye (1999)
  12. ‘Mysterious’ – Eye II Eye (1999)
  13. ‘Your Last Song’ – Humanity Hour 1 (2007)
  14. ‘In Search Of The Peace Of Mind’ – Lonesome Crow (1972)
  15. ‘Wind Of Change’ – Crazy World (1990)
  16. ‘We Let It Rock…..You Let It Roll’ – Savage Amusement (1988)
  17. ’321′ – Humanity Hour 1 (2007)
  18. ‘China White’ – Blackout (1982)
  19. ‘Nightmare Avenue’ – Face The Heat (1993)
  20. ‘In Trance’ – Tokyo Tapes (1978)

Bonus Track: ‘Arizona’ – Blackout (1982)

Scorpions Week

Posted: September 16, 2007 in Feature Week
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This week is all about the Scorpions.

Scorpions lineup 2007

Sunday — a special Scorpions Shuffle Mode and Scorpions Current Playlist

Monday BLACKOUT (1982) album review and Videos from the album

TuesdayScorpions WANTED!

WednesdayEYE II EYE (1999) album review and Videos from the album

ThursdayA SAVAGE CRAZY WORLD (2002) DVD review

FridayHUMANITY HOUR 1 (2007) album review and Videos from the album

SaturdayMy thoughts on the Scorpions