Scorpions – Love At First Sting (1984) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Scorpions - Love At First Sting - Album CoverAlmost 20 years down the road after the founding of the Scorpions in 1965, the 1984 album Love At First Sting marked a major peak of this famous band’s career. I still do not think it is their best album, though. Blackout and for sure Lovedrive really took care of this fame thing to a large extent. In other words, this new album surfed onto shore on the gigantic waves the latter two records created so well.

And a huge tsunami it indeed proved to be. The chart and certification numbers just speak by themselves. Scorpions sold an insane number of records of Love at First Sting at a scale that is very difficult to reproduce in this day and age. By 1995 the album hit Gold in Germany, twice Platinum in Canada and three times the same in the US. One gotta repeat this kind of blockbuster first.  [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

Old’n’Tasty Records @ RockmusicRaider – Vol. I

RockmusicRaider - Old n Tasty - Old Rock and Metal of all kindsDid you know that RockmusicRaider covered many old(er) Rock and Metal records over time? No? We did. And will continue – as time allows – to add more to this specific endeavour.

The performance of bands in the ’70s and ’80s brought about some absolute classics that many enjoy to this day. Be it now in a Progressive Rock arena or the early stages of Heavy Metal or any other sub-genre for that matter. All of these bands contributed to the musical soundscape we find ourselves in today.

And to top all this, whilst all of the original band members start to get kinda old, many of them are still alive and kicking. And – they continue to make great music. But not only that. Their fame is such that some made it onto the 10 Most Popular Posts @ RockmusicRaider. And this for records way older than 40 years or so. So talk about an absolutely amazing reach. Let’s step in and find out what has been old’n’tasty lately at the RMR offices. [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!

Newsflash: Wendigo rock their Initiation!

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RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Wendigo - Initiation - Album CoverI’ll stick it to the bad weather. Because there is always bad weather up there. And so cold you have trouble staying on the beach. Rain pouring down, sheep galore and flat, vast, windy, watery landscapes. This is Frisia, where Wendigo rock from since 2012. So, what else can you do in this wet environment than making music? And it is not the traditional songs, but – by Loki – absolutely great Hard Rock.

Their début EP – appropriately named Initiation – will just make you forget about the wet and let you start rocking around the hall. Influences clearly visible – there is a lot of AC/DC and Krokus in there – they feature a stoner influenced, very bluesy rock style that will absolutely catapult you out of your comfy chair.  [...]  Got hooked? Raid on...!