Album review: Scorpions, Savage Amusement (1988)

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, MAY 20, 1988 By Steve Newton Well, it's about time. It's been over four years since Germany's top hard-rock act released its last studio album, Love at First Sting. You'd figure the Scorps were having a competition with Def Leppard to see who could hold out the longest. Fortunately, from the … Continue reading Album review: Scorpions, Savage Amusement (1988)

Album review: Scorpions, Love at First Sting (1984)

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, MARCH 30, 1984 By Steve Newton Like heavy metal itself, Germany's Scorpions just keep getting better and better all the time. Tunes like "No One Like You" and the title track from the group's last LP, Blackout, won Scorpions a multitude of fans the world over, but this new record … Continue reading Album review: Scorpions, Love at First Sting (1984)

Album review: Scorpions, Blackout (1982)

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, JUNE 4, 1982 By Steve Newton The cover art of Scorpions' new album Blackout is really quite shocking. Created by Austrian painter Gottfried Helnwein, it shows a mustachioed young man with his head completely bandaged and two steel forks protruding from the white cloth at his temples, curling menacingly into … Continue reading Album review: Scorpions, Blackout (1982)

The Scorpions pull Vancouver’s Jim Vallance into their Crazy World

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, FEB. 28, 1991 By Steve Newton It’s been a long seven-year wait for Vancouver Scorpions fans, but the dry spell is nearly over. Germany’s veteran hard-rockers—who haven’t performed here since the Love at First Sting tour of 1984—will be in town for a Saturday (March 2) gig at the … Continue reading The Scorpions pull Vancouver’s Jim Vallance into their Crazy World