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Love at First Sting

Scorpions

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
March 27th, 1984
Catalog ID:
1C 064 2400071
Label:
Harvest Records
Format:
12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)
Reviews:
11 reviews (avg. 77%)
Side A
1. Bad Boys Running Wild 03:53   Show lyrics
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2. Rock You like a Hurricane 04:10   Show lyrics
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3. I'm Leaving You 04:13   Show lyrics
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4. Coming Home 04:58   Show lyrics
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5. The Same Thrill 03:30   Show lyrics
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Side B
6. Big City Nights 04:02   Show lyrics
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7. As Soon as the Good Times Roll 05:02   Show lyrics
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8. Crossfire 04:33   Show lyrics
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9. Still Loving You 06:27   Show lyrics
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Band members
Klaus Meine Vocals, Vocals (backing), Lyrics
Matthias Jabs Guitars (lead & rhythm)
Rudolf Schenker Guitars (rhythm), Guitars (lead) (tracks 6, 7, 9), Vocals (backing) (tracks 2, 3, 8), Songwriting
Francis Buchholz Bass, Moog Taurus
Herman Rarebell Drums, Lyrics (tracks 1, 2)
Guest/Session
Jimmy Bain (R.I.P. 2016) Bass (uncredited)
Bobby Rondinelli Drums (uncredited)
Miscellaneous staff
Dieter Dierks Producer, Mixing
Helmut Newton (R.I.P. 2004) Photography
Gerd Rautenbach Recording, Mastering, Engineering
Steve Fallone Mastering
Klaus Meine Vocals, Vocals (backing), Lyrics
Matthias Jabs Guitars (lead & rhythm)
Rudolf Schenker Guitars (rhythm), Guitars (lead) (tracks 6, 7, 9), Vocals (backing) (tracks 2, 3, 8), Songwriting
Francis Buchholz Bass, Moog Taurus
Herman Rarebell Drums, Lyrics (tracks 1, 2)
Jimmy Bain (R.I.P. 2016) Bass (uncredited)
Bobby Rondinelli Drums (uncredited)
Dieter Dierks Producer, Mixing
Helmut Newton (R.I.P. 2004) Photography
Gerd Rautenbach Recording, Mastering, Engineering
Steve Fallone Mastering
Read Certain Good Numbers, But... 60% ballcrushingmetal December 4th, 2022
Read The definition of high... 79% Felix 1666 February 17th, 2022
Read Continues to entertain 94% Lane November 26th, 2019
Read “Still Loving You Sunday... 93% bayern May 22nd, 2018
Read Quality Commercial Metal 80% Sweetie May 13th, 2018
Read Love at First Sting, Awful... 40% The_CrY February 20th, 2010
Read Scorpions Month II: Love at... 69% Empyreal December 10th, 2009
Read Good... Metal? 77% Erdrickgr January 4th, 2008
Read Classic Scorpions 75% DawnoftheShred March 14th, 2007
Read It rocks you like a... 94% cyclone November 30th, 2004
Read Nearly perfect pop-metal 86% OlympicSharpshooter April 18th, 2004

The production of the album started in early 1983, at Polar Studios, in Stockholm, Sweden. Francis Buchholz and Herman Rarebell were exhausted after touring, and the Scorpions brought in Jimmy Bain and Bobby Rondinelli respectively, to work in their place. This was not a permanent move, previously the band had brought in Don Dokken for the "Blackout" album sessions, when Klaus Meine had surgery for his vocal chords. Nevertheless, recordings were made with this temporary line-up, but were discarded when Buchholz and Rarebell returned for the sessions in Dieter Dierks' studios in Germany.

A bootleg called "Love at First Sting (Demos & Rehearsals)" was released by a Japanese label in 2012, including recordings with Bobby Rondinelli and Jimmy Bain, and an unreleased song called "Pretty at Night".

The Scorpions initially reached out to Andy Warhol to shoot the album cover, and he agreed, but he insisted that he kept the rights to the image, meaning that the band would need to further license it for merchandise, and so, they eventually went with Helmut Newton.

Due to a complaint made by Wal-Mart over the partial nudity displayed on the cover art, they later released a version with "clean" cover art.

Official music videos:
- Rock You Like A Hurricane
- Big City Nights
- Still Loving You
- Bad Boys Running Wild

Recording information:

Recorded and mixed at Dierks Studios, Stommeln (Pulheim), Germany.
Mastered at PolyGram Studios.

Identifiers:

Barcode: 5 099924 0007 10
Matrix / Runout (Side A Variant 1): 2400071TA10+D
Matrix / Runout (Side B Variant 1): 2400071TB10+D
Matrix / Runout (Side A Variant 2): 2400071TA7-D
Matrix / Runout (Side B Variant 2): 2400071TB7-D

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