SCORPIONS Savage Amusement (1988) (POLYGRAM RECORDS) (9 TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM
Savage Amusement (1988) (POLYGRAM RECORDS) (9 TRACKS)
SAVAGE AMUSEMENT is the tenth studio album by the German heavy metal band Scorpions, released in 1988. It peaked at #5 in the USA, where it became platinum on June 20, 1988. It is also the last Scorpions record to be produced by Dieter Dierks.
The album is the follow-up to the successful LOVE AT FIRST STING and has some musical differences when compared to its predecessor. The overall feel of the album shows that Scorpions wanted to experiment with some different genres and incorporate more polished pop melodies, going to a more radio friendly style and employ synthesized sounds that Def Leppard and the like had made so popular. While there are still some straight hard rock songs, like "Don't Stop At The Top" and "We Let It Rock...You Let It Roll", there are also progressive rock songs such as "Walking On The Edge" and "Passion Rules The Game".
The end result is polished and played to absolute perfection music, augmented by digital recording and crystal clear production. Die-hard fans as well as newcomers will certainly find their share of worthwhile songs, such as "Rhythm Of Love," "Every Minute Every Day," "Media Overkill" and "Believe in Love," which with their hooks and melodies sound as infectious today as they did back in 1988. SAVAGE AMUSEMENT holds up surpisingly well on par with Scorpions two previous releases, BLACKOUT and LOVE AT FIRST STING.
Scorpions: Klaus Meine (vocals, background vocals); Rudolf Schenker (electric & acoustic guitar, slide guitar, background vocals); Matthias Jabs (vocals, electric & acoustic guitar, voice box, background vocals); Francis Buchholz (bass guitar, background vocals); Herman Rarebell (drums, background vocals).
Additional personnel: Lee Aaron, Peter Baltes (background vocals).
Recorded in 1987-88 at Dierks Studios I, II, III, Cologne, Germany & Scorpio Sound Studios, Hannover, Germany.
Engineers: Dieter Dierks, Ian Taylor, Gerd Rautenbach.
Audio Mixers: Dieter Dierks; Mike Shipley; Nigel Green; Scorpions.
Arranger: Dieter Dierks.
Produced by Dieter Dierks.
1. Don't Stop At The Top - 4:03
2. Rhythm Of Love - 3:48
3. Passion Rules The Game - 4:00
4. Media Overkill - 3:33
5. Walking On The Edge - 5:08
6. We Let It Rock...You Let It Roll - 3:39
7. Every Minute Every Day - 4:22
8. Love On The Run - 3:38
9. Believe In Love - 5:24
Herman Rarebell -------------- Contributor
Matthias Jabs -------------- Contributor
Klaus Meine -------------- Contributor
Howie Weinberg -------------- Mastering
Fred Swanson -------------- Retouching
Rudolf Schenker -------------- Composer, Contributor