Review Summary: With multiple memorable tracks and some of the most amazing power ballds you've ever heard Crazy World could be considered a landmark of the scorpions and has some of the most amazing songs of the 90's.
The Scorpions had been around close to 20 years before the release of Crazy World, their music before that raning from awesome to at least decent qaulity. This is my favourite release by them for a few reasons.
Klaus Meine - Vocals
Rudolf Schenker - Guitars
Matthias Jabs - Guitars
Herman Rarebell - Drums
Francis Buchholz - Bass
The opening track "Tease me please me" gets us off to a cool and fun start, overly not terribly impressive but its a good track. "Don't Believe Her" is the first kickass track on the album with very impressive vocal work by Meine and some very memorable guitar riffs by Jabs and Shenker. It is apparent to say that The Scorpions had been going with a more metal sound while still remaining melodic a bit of time before this release and I think the melodicness is truely shown in the track "Wind of Change" one of the is not the best track/s on the album. As well as my favourite song of all time. Starting off with eerie and peaceful whistling and going into some of the most passionate lyrics which relate to the bringing down of the berlin wall and the freedom and represents the unification of Germany. I remember listening this track as a child and just being mesmerized by its beauty and power. Then once again Shenker pulls off an amazing solo near the end of the song that actually feels like a guitar singing since their is so much passion in the entire song that it pulls through in all the instruments. Incredibly memorable track.
Justly so the rest of the album still reamins memorable but not nearly as much so as the afforementioned track. The other key tracks very worthy of mention would be Lust or Love, Hit Between the Eyes Crazy, Send me an Angel and the albums self titled Crazy World. We see more metal influences in all of the former save for the very melodic send me an angel which is easily one of the best tracks to be found on the album and my second favourite to "Wind of Change".
However the album does lull in a few songs which are just boring or really samey to things youve heard before. Songs like "Money and Fame" or "Kicks after Six" suffer from this and to me sounded alot like some of Black Sabbath's stuff. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing but it just comes out as boring to me.
The album starts itself well and its best tracks are scattered throughout the album which once again are: "Wind of Change", "Don't Believe Her", "Hit Between The Eyes", "Send me an Angel", "Crazy World". The other tracks save for the mentioned in the last paragraph are still very good just not memorable.
The problem is that I haven't heard the album in its entirety since I was probably 12 and I lost it since so I had to go searching for the less memorable tracks to get my research done. To me overall it's my favourite Scorpion album and any fan of the band will find its amazing qaulities in it. Enjoy