Scorpions – Animal Magnetism (1980)
The glaring omission to my Scorpions collection is, in fact, ANIMAL MAGNETISM. This album has some great songs including: ‘Make It Real’, ‘Lady Starlight’, and ‘The Zoo’. It’s also the beginning of the band’s journey into the ’80s as ‘The Zoo’ became a Rock radio and arena favorite. This CD was re-released in 1997 and in 2000, both with the original cover art intact. The dog is missing on the early CD issue in the U.S. due to the controversy of a woman being obedient like a dog. Most early Scorpions covers were changed for U.S. release (see LOVEDRIVE, VIRGIN KILLER, etc.).
To be honest, I’m not really sure why I don’t have it because it’s everywhere and priced decently. It’s probably this availability that has kept me from buying it because “it will be there next time” (As this column grows, you’ll notice I say that a lot!). Normally, this is located in the bargain bin at a price ranging from $7.99 to $9.99 and I could pick up 4 or 5 copies at any given time.
Update – 3/18/08
Picked this up on the hunt, read about it here. Paid a decent price = $7 used