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Love At First Sting

Scorpions Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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“While we were working on our album these past few months, we could literally feel how powerful and creative our work was–and how much fun we were still having, in the process,” says SCORPIONS lead singer KLAUS MEINE about the band’s new album STING IN THE TAIL. “We want to end the SCORPIONS’ extraordinary career on a high note. We are extremely gracious for ... Read more in Amazon's Scorpions Store

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  • Audio CD (31 Jan 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: EMI Music UK
  • ASIN: B00005QHPW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 240,102 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Bad Boys Running Wild
2. Rock You Like a Hurricane
3. I'm Leaving You
4. Coming Home
5. The Same Thrill
6. Big City Nights
7. As Soon As The Good Times Roll
8. Crossfire
9. Still Loving You

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Commercial high point 14 May 2006
Format:Audio CD
It's hard to find fault with such a successful album; the Scorpions were already a big name in the rock world, but 'Love at First Sting' propelled them into the major league, making them one of the biggest hard rock acts of not just the mid-Eighties but of all time. Released five years after Uli Jon Roth had departed and the classic Scorpions line-up had been born, 'Love at First Sting' was a solid combination of hard rocking mentality, heavy metal excess, commercial sensibility and the honest creativity of five talented musicians.

However, despite its popularity, 'Love at First Sting' is not without flaws. It holds several classic Scorpions tunes, including what is undoubtedly their finest power ballad - 'Still Loving You', but it's also peppered with filler material, half-baked tunes that pass the listener by and fail to stick in the mind. Hence, at the time, 'Love at First Sting' was considered to be arguably the weakest album made by the definitive quintet of Klaus Meine, Rudolph Schenker, Matthias Jabs, Francis Buchholz and Herman Rarebell.

It's starts impressively enough; 'Bad Boys Running Wild' is a brooding, menacing hard rocker let down only by its somewhat ridiculous title and 'Rock You like a Hurricane' is a triumphant slab of metal, ticking all the right boxes (dodgy lyrics, sing-a-long chorus and fiery guitar solo). The band scored a significant hit in the US with this single, enough for it to get a mention in an episode of The Simpsons. Third track 'I'm Leaving You' is a delight, with it's rather wistful but upbeat tone and 'Coming Home' became the perfect live set opener, the gentle intro creating a perfect contrast to the bombastic metal onslaught of the main song.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still Loving This . . . 29 Aug 2003
By David Cranson VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Ol' Klause always did have a fine voice. Never more so on the standout track here. 'Still Loving You' is by far their best ballad (and I use that word advisedly) ever.
This isn't any wimp-out job of later years, but a slow building, heart-rending, cry from the heart, slowly but surely reaching it's climax of screaming, wailing guitar and emotion drenched, pleading voice. What a way to end an album! Quite frankly any rock band would give their all to write this type of rock-ballad.
So what of the preceding stuff? All present and correct, sir! 'Bad Boys Running Wild', 'Rock You Like A Hurricane', 'Coming Home', 'Big City Nights', & 'The Same Thrill' - their rocksong-for-the-heck-of-it track.
Not exactly high-brow music but very emotive. Not only that it's wonderfully fabulous!!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Triumph of Teutonic rock 1 Aug 2002
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Format:Audio CD
The Scorpions achieved their greatest success in the UK with their epic 'Wind of Change', inspired by the fall of the Berlin Wall, but devotees of the band recognise this earlier album as perhaps their finest achievement. Singer Klaus Meine may have a German accent, but Heavy Rock is a universal language which the Scorps (as they are known to their legions of fans) speak fluently. A savage peal of guitars and the album is underway, with Meine offering a timely warning of the danger posed by 'Bad Boys Running Wild'. Faced with this threat, the listener is offered a stark choice: 'if you don't play along with their games... then you'd better get out of the way'. What would YOU do? If you can't decide, Meine's startling cry of 'Get out ze vay!' has the ring of genuine urgency. Next track is the legendary anthem 'Rock You Like a Hurricane'. If Meine's sincerity was ever in question, the listener is left in no doubt by his mid-chorus screech of 'Gonna rock you baby!!' that he is indeed intent on rocking his fortunate lady 'like a hurricane'. The tone set, the album proceeds with classic following classic. I would pick out Meine's moving tribute to the power of rock, 'The Same Thrill', the euphoric 'Big City Nights', and the groundbreaking power ballad 'Coming Home'. Also worthy of mention is the thought-provoking 'Crossfire', in which Meine ponders the dangers of global nuclear proliferation to the inspired backing of military drums. His question, 'Why cannot people that we made the leaders of the world/Understand that we don't wanna fight?' remains as relevant now as it was on the album's release. The LP's totemic status is confirmed by closing track 'Still Loving You', perhaps the ultimate Scorps classic. Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like your Rock classic...... 11 Dec 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I bought this for the timeless 'Rock You Like A Hurricane' which is, by far, my favourite on this album. Having said that, this is the sort of album I can put on and listen to the whole way through because there's very little filler (This was made in 1984, before downloading changed the way people listened to music!). From the first to last, quality shines through. Other stand out tracks for me are 'Bad Boys Running Wild', 'Big City Nights', 'As Soon As The Good Times Roll' (a slow burner!) and the obligatory big ballad still manages to pack a punch at the end. Would recommend to any fan of Classic Rock.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love at first ting 19 Nov 2011
Format:Audio CD
I first bought this album as an LP in 1985 and then digitally recorded (DDD) cd when that was released in the 1990's. the band were apparently unhappy with the quality of this digital recording and although I loved it , there is something harsh about the individual instuments that make the recording perhaps not an easy issue.This despite the quality of the songmanship.
This new remastered version seems to have resolved the subtle issue that I have with the original recording and the sound of the instruments seem to blend together better.
It was well worth the purchase and it is a case of 3rd time lucky in respect of formats that I have bought this album in.
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5.0 out of 5 stars love at 1st sting
son in law loves i.It was a birthday gift for him..I will b lookin for more for him thank you
Published 1 month ago by kim metcalfe
5.0 out of 5 stars the boys from hanover delivering a hurricane
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5.0 out of 5 stars Almost 30 years old and still a great album
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a good rock n roll album from a timeless band i grew up with in my teenage years all those years ago
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5.0 out of 5 stars once stung never shy
bought as replacement for worn vinyl love the original any way so well impressed with cd,s and the price payed
Published 13 months ago by tiddleypips
4.0 out of 5 stars CONQUERING THE WORLD
The Scorpions continued their quest for world domination with this release, LOVE DRIVE, BLACKOUT and this release seured mega stardom.
Published 17 months ago by Paul Mace
5.0 out of 5 stars scorpions
this lp was a massive hit all around the world,80s was the peak of love..and achieve,scorpions a hard rock band from germany are doing really well,when they see.. Read more
Published 18 months ago by panagiotis pitsiougkas
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock your socks off
One of their best, a classic hard rock album that is on my 'A' list. Does it get much better than this? Highly recommended.
Published on 29 July 2011 by Scott S. Lichtenstein
4.0 out of 5 stars No sting in the tail.
I have a few Scorpions albums mostly from the 80's. This is one that had escaped me until recently.

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Published on 2 Mar 2009 by Mr. SJ Clarke
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