Scorpions - Bad For Good: The Very Best Of

Year of Release: 2002
Label: Hip-0
Catalog Number: 548118
Format: CD
Total Time: 79:45:00

The Scorpions have made some of the most exciting and universally accepted rock music since their inception in 1965. Bad For Good: The Very Best Of highlights a long and fruitful career. 18 remastered tracks of some of the best cuts the group ever laid down in the studio are offered on this disc. It's a given that 18 tracks will only skim the surface of their fantastic career. Irregardless, this is an impressive lineup of songs on one CD.

Unfortunately, I didn't discover this excellent band in the 70s; it took me another decade to wake up. "The Zoo" is one of the best rock songs ever recorded, as far as I am concerned. I remember the first time I heard it back in the early 80s, it blew me away, and I was off and running, and soon thereafter I picked up the Blackout album on cassette (no, there weren't things called CDs then). "Rock You Like A Hurricane" is a rock radio staple that still sounds as great today as it did when it was released. Well, to be honest all of these songs do, with one exception. "I Can't Explain" just doesn't sound like a Scorpions song* . It's a great song but much too whimpy for these rockers. Other than that, the entire CD rocks straight on through.

Yes, the Scorpions are bad for good, and I'm glad they are. Some thirty years later their music continues to hold up quite well. I don't see any end to their legacy; even long after they have all called it quits, this music will still be popular, I have no doubt. One listen to a best of compilation like this is solid evidence to support my beliefs.

Let the monsters of rock from Germany rock you like a hurricane, again and again.

[*As you, dear readers, probably know (but some might not), it's a Towshend penned Who song from The Kids Are Alright (1979); this comp. also features two new songs, "Cause I Love You," and "Bad For Good" - ed.]

Rock You Like A Hurricane (4:12) / Loving You Sunday Morning (5:36) / The Zoo (5:28) / No One Like You (3:56) / Blackout (3:47) / Still Loving You (4:48) / Big City Nights (4:08) / Believe In Love (4;04) / Rhythm Of Love (3:48) / I Can't Explain (3:22) / Wind Of Change (5:10) / Send Me An Angel (4:32) / Don't Believe Her (4:54) / Tease Me Please Me (4:42) / Hit Between The Eyes (4:31) / Alien Nation (5:01) / Cause I Love You (3:44) / Bad For Good (4:02)

Klaus Meine - vocals
Francis Buchholz - basses (1974 -1993)
Ralph Rieckermann - bass (1993 -1999)
Matthias Jabs - guitars
Herman Rarebell - drums, percussion (1977 -1996)

Rudolf Schenker - guitars, vocals
plus additional musicians on various tracks

Lonesome Crow (1972)
Fly To The Rainbow (1974)
In Trance (1975)
Virgin Killer (1976)
Taken By Force (1977)
Tokyo Tapes (1978)
Lovedrive (1979)
Animal Magnetism (1980)
Blackout (1982)
Love At First Sting (1984)
World Wide Live (1986)
Savage Amusement (1988)
Crazy World (1990)
Face The Heat (1993)
Live Bites (1995)
Pure Instinct (1996)
Eye To Eye (1999)
Moment Of Glory (2000)
Acoustica (2001)
Bad For Good: The Very Best Of (2002)
Unbreakable (2004)
Humanity Hour 1 (2007)

Genre: Traditional Metal

Origin DE

Added: May 31st 2002
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
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