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1980. Animal Magnetism

is the seventh album by band Scorpions, released in 31 March.

The album cover was created by Storm Thorgerson of the design firm Hipgnosis and, as with earlier Scorpions album sleeves, courted controversy. However, unlike several of their previous album sleeves the controversy did not result in the cover being replaced with an alternate sleeve. Recalling the cover photo, Thorgerson remarked, “That one was funny. I don’t think we figured it out. We just knew there was something rude somewhere.

The cover of the album insinuates sex and that is what this album delivers. A strong heavy metal album with sexual overtones and in your face ball wagging by the greatest sexmetal band ever! Overall,a classic metal album that should definitely be part of your music!

Klaus Meine   Matthias Jabs   Rudolf Schenker   Francis Buchholz   Herman Rarebell


Little Boy Lost – Team Scorpion must find a boy from Ralph’s class who goes missing on a field trip after he accidentally has a run-in with a deadly criminal. Also, Toby gets closer to finding out the identity of Happy’s husband, on SCORPION, Monday, Oct. 17 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.

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Scorpion Releasing will release Spasmo on Blu-ray and DVD on July 7. The 1974 giallo is directed by Umberto Lenzi (Cannibal Ferox, Nightmare City) and stars Robert Hoffman and Suzy Kendall (The Bird with the Crystal Plumage).

Interestingly, the disc will include two versions of the film: one with and one without Digital Noise Reduction enhancement. Both English and Italian audio (with English subtitles) is included.

Special features:

  • Vintage Umberto Lenzi Interview
  • Trailer
  • Scorpion promo people: *releases the most ridiculous plot summary known to man for 1x18*
  • Scorpion promo people: *releases the most ridiculous promo pictures known to man for 1x18*
  • Scorpion promo people: high-octane drama

1977. Taken By Force

is the album by band Scorpions, released by 4 December. This was the first Scorpions album to feature drummer Herman Rarebell and the final album to feature guitarist Uli Jon Roth.  

Roth was not happy with the commercial direction the band was taking. Although he performed on the band’s Japan tour, he departed to form his own band, Electric Sun prior to the release of the resultant double live album Tokyo Tapes. Tokyo Tapes was released in the US and Europe six months after its Japanese release. By that time in mid 1978, after auditioning around 140 guitarists, Scorpions recruited guitarist Matthias Jabs.

The lyrics to “We’ll Burn the Sky” were initially a poem written by Monika Dannemann, the last girlfriend of Jimi Hendrix, as a tribute to him after he died. Later, she became involved with Scorpions’ guitarist Uli Jon Roth (himself an admirer of Jimi Hendrix) and they worked together on some songs, including “We’ll Burn the Sky”.

The brilliant culmination of the Uli Jon Roth years, a hugely influential album for following metal subgenres and movements, a true masterpiece of talent, creativity and musicianship. However, Roth was determined to leave and start a solo career with his own band Electric Sun. I guess he had some extra motivation,So unfair this material doesn’t get the recognition it deserves, it’s not the most popular and admired release of this group. It deserves more attention, specially because it was the heaviest stuff you could find back in the late 70’s, along with Rainbow’s “Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll” and Judas Priest’s “Sin After Sin”.

Klaus Meine    Uli Jon Roth   Rudolf Schenker    Francis Buchholz    Herman Rarebell