Scorpions: Klaus Meine (vocals); Rudolf Schenker, Matthias Jabs (guitar); Francis Buchholz (bass); Herman Rarebell (drums).
Recorded at Dierks Studios, Cologne, Germany and Manta Sound Studios, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Although Animal Magnetism contains such classic songs as "The Zoo" and "Make It Real," the album is somewhat disappointing when compared to its predecessor, Lovedrive. The well-written songs on this album end up saving it from total disaster, and it's obvious the band wasn't sure what to exactly put on this record -- many of the songs sound like the work of some other rock group and simply don't blend together as they should. Singer Klaus Meine, known for his excellent vocal performances, sounds bored and just plain overshadowed. Although far from bad, Animal Magnetism isn't a highlight of the Scorpions' career. ~ Barry Weber