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  • LP Record (Oct. 17 1990)
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • ASIN: B00008FJWX
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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German heavy metal marauders Scorpions recorded seven studio records before breaking in to the U.S. market in 1982 with Blackout. The album became the group's first platinum disc in the U.S., and the dynamic single "No One Like You" became a staple of album rock radio. While the Scorpions had created powerful anthems and epic rockers in the past, Blackout mixed the ingredients just right. The title track was an endorphin rush of fast-riffing guitars and electrified, high-pitched vocals that culminated with the sound of shattering glass. "Can't Live Without You" was a powerful melange of flash, firepower, and pure melody, and the slow, surging "China White" sounded like a psychedelic interpretation of Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir." After years of ignored visas, Scorpions had finally arrived in America. --Jon Wiederhorn --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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Blackout (1982.) Scorpions' eighth album.
In 1982, the Scorpions released their eighth studio album, Blackout. At the time of its release, it would go on to become their most popular album of all (that is, until their next one, Love At First Sting, would steal that honor away.) Is Blackout a heavy metal masterpiece worthy of its lofty reputation, or is it just a subpar effort from the band? Read on for my review.
By looking at this album's tracklist, you can easily see that two of the band's biggest hits were originally recorded for this album - the fast, furious and heavy title track, and the mainstream-oriented power rocker, No One Like You. These tracks have been among those responsible for bringing the band tremendous fame. And, of course, as with any Scorpions albums, there is way more here than meets the eye. Much like Animal Magnetism before it, this is mostly an album of fast and heavy tracks, although the band does try its hand at ballads - rather well, might I add. One thing that greatly angers me is that the Scorpions have been deemed a glam/hair metal band due to all of their popularity in the eighties amongst bands of those stylings, and their long hair. THE SCORPIONS ARE NOT A GLAM METAL BAND! If you need proof that the band is a straight-up metal act and not glam rockers, listening to this album might just be enough to change your mind.
All in all, this proves to be another excellent album for the band. Over the years, a number of heavy metal bands have emerged from Germany, but none as talented as the Scorpions. If you like the band for their tracks that rock hard, Blackout is a must-add to your collection.
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Blackout (1982.) Scorpions' eighth album.
In 1982, the Scorpions released their eighth studio album, Blackout. At the time of its release, it would go on to become their most popular album of all (that is, until their next one, Love At First Sting, would steal that honor away.) Is Blackout a heavy metal masterpiece worthy of its lofty reputation, or is it just a subpar effort from the band? Read on for my review.
By looking at this album's tracklist, you can easily see that two of the band's biggest hits were originally recorded for this album - the fast, furious and heavy title track, and the mainstream-oriented power rocker, No One Like You. These tracks have been among those responsible for bringing the band tremendous fame. And, of course, as with any Scorpions albums, there is way more here than meets the eye. Much like Animal Magnetism before it, this is mostly an album of fast and heavy tracks, although the band does try its hand at ballads - rather well, might I add. One thing that greatly angers me is that the Scorpions have been deemed a glam/hair metal band due to all of their popularity in the eighties amongst bands of those stylings, and their long hair. THE SCORPIONS ARE NOT A GLAM METAL BAND! If you need proof that the band is a straight-up metal act and not glam rockers, listening to this album might just be enough to change your mind.
All in all, this proves to be another excellent album for the band. Over the years, a number of heavy metal bands have emerged from Germany, but none as talented as the Scorpions. If you like the band for their tracks that rock hard, Blackout is a must-add to your collection.
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This is not only the Scorpions finest work, but simply one of the best High Energy rock and roll records ever recorded. I'd say this is as good as Judas Priest's "British Steel", UFO's "Strangers in the Night", Riot's "Fire Down Under" or any one of the classic heavy rock/high energy records of all time.
"Blackout" is perfect from start to finish, the kind of record people of a certain age (29 and above?) can sing every word to, as we all had this sitting in the cassette deck at one time or another in the mid eighties...
The Scorpions, like AC/DC, can come off as a pretty silly band at times, but like AC/DC with "Back in Black", produced one classic album with "Blackout"...I can't imagine not having this in my collection, even if I only listen to it once a year.
The title song, "Can't live without you", "Now!", "Arizona"...man, these are all great rockers...even the ballads are top notch, and the Scorpions have always been known for quality of both the headbanging blasters as well as the romantic mid tempo ones..this is the best example of their prowess.
If owning a Scorps record in the new Millenium seems passe, Get over your hipness...you know you loved this before, and I guarantee you will again...great stuff...Long may the Scorpions rock! Tschuss!!!
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THE SCORPIONS WERE POPULAR IN EUROPE AND JAPAN THROUGHOUT THE 70'S BUT SUCCESS IN AMERICA WOULD NOT HAPPEN UNTIL THEY ACQUIRED THE AXEMASTER CHOPS OF MATTHIAS JABS AS FIRST HEARD ON "LOVEDRIVE". THE SCORPIONS HAD FOUND A MATURITY AND A STRONG SENSE OF STRUCTURE AND MELODY ON "LOVEDRIVE" BUT "BLACKOUT" WOULD BE THE RECORDING THAT WOULD DISPLAY A FORMULA IN PERFECT FORM. KLAUS MEINE'S VOCALS WERE AT A POTENT PEAK OF BEAUTY AND EXPRESSIVENESS AND MATTHIAS JABS AND RUDOLF SCHENKER HAD FOUND A PERFECT CHEMISTRY BUILT ON A EARTH SHAKING CREATIVITY. "CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT YOU" CHUGS ALONG AS EXPLOSIONS OF GUITAR PYROTECHNICS CRUSH THRU THE ROCK SOLID RHYTHM OF THIS ANTHEM DEDICATED TO THEIR FANS. "YOU GIVE ME ALL I NEED" IS A TENDER BALLAD SUNG WITH A KNOWING SENSITIVITY AND CONTAINS A WELL CRAFTED GUITAR SOLO THAT FITS THE SONG LIKE A GLOVE. "DYNAMITE" IS PURE METAL CRUNCH PLAYED TO THE HILT WITH AN ABUSIVE MANIACAL POWER AND "ARIZONA" IS A PLAYFULL CATCHY ROMP WITH A TASTY BITE THAT IS TOTALLY IRRESISTABLE. "CHINA WHITE" IS A SAVAGE STOMP OF EPIC PROPORTIONS AND GIVES YOU A SENSE OF BEING IN FRONT OF A MASSIVE SKYSCRAPER THAT TAKES YOUR BREATH AWAY WITH ITS IMPOSING ARCHITECTURE. THIS ALBUM ALSO CONTAINS THE MELODIC PASSION KICK OF "NO ONE LIKE YOU" AND THE HAUNTING REFLECTIVE "WHEN THE SMOKE IS GOING DOWN". ESSENTIAL. CIAO. O.F.
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