Scorpions Lonesome Crow on Import LP
Formed in the late '60s in Hanover, Germany, the Scorpions were led by singer/guitarist Rudolf Schenker, who enlisted his younger brother Michael as lead guitarist and Klaus Meine as lead singer. Their teutonic fury debuted in 1972 with the Conny Plank-produced Lonesome Crow, the rawest album the group would ever record.
The vocal and instrumental ingredients which over the years were to develop into the typical, unmistakable Scorpions sound, were already recognizable: uncompromising, guitar-orientated hard rock, on the lines of what Jimmy Hendrix, Cream and Led Zeppelin were generating in the late-1960s.
The distinctive Scorpions style came from the combination of two electric guitars, a fusion of fabulously forceful power riffs with dazzlingly exuberant guitar solos. Added to which was the instantly recognizable voice of singer and front-man Klaus Meine with his highly expressive and polished delivery.
Used as the soundtrack to the German film Das Kalte Paradies, the remarkable Lonesome Crow introduced the fan favorite "It All Depends" and was the band's first step towards super-stardom. Today, the Scorpions are easily one of hard rock's most popular bands around the world, but it all began with Lonesome Crow.
Scorpions Lonesome Crow Track Listing:
1. I'm Going Mad
2. It All Depends
3. Leave Me
4. In Search Of The Peace Of Mind
7. Lonesome Crow