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Scorpions: Love Drive: 50th Band Anniversary

Album Notes

Scorpions: Klaus Meine (vocals); Rudolf Schenker, Matthias Jabs (guitar); Francis Buchholz (bass); Herman Rarebell (drums).

Additional personnel: Michael Shenker (guitar).

Recorded at Dierks Studios, Cologne, Germany between September & December 1978.

Prior to Lovedrive's recording, the Scorpions' lineup had a major change when their lead guitarist, Uli Jon Roth, quit the group (not to mention, the rock genre was rapidly changing). With this in mind, the band not only highlighted the album with the licks and riffs of three guitarists (Rudolf Schenker, Michael Schenker, Matthias Jabs), but they also dramatically changed their style to sound more like that of Van Halen. This change is quite welcome; not only are the performances more unpredictable, but the lyrics and melodies are better written. In fact, some of the Scorpions' best songs, such as "Loving You Sunday Morning," "Holiday," and "Coast to Coast" are found here, making it one of their finest. ~ Barry Weber


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