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.