Scorpions
Crazy World


4.0
excellent

Review

by soldier0cross USER (4 Reviews)
June 29th, 2008 | 10 replies


Release Date: 1990 | Tracklist

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


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ilikemusicthatsucks
June 29th 2008


1063 Comments


^True.

Anyway, I only like a few songs from these guys, even though they used to be faves.

Alright review.

soldier0cross
June 30th 2008


28 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks its my first (full), any constructive critisicm would help alot.

ilikemusicthatsucks
June 30th 2008


1063 Comments


^K, I'll bite since it is a first. Really there's nothing "wrong" with this review, but a couple of things might make it seem more professional yanno?

A line like "some of the most amazing songs of the 90's" right out of the gate seems a tad hyperbolic. There's nothing wrong with sentences like these, but, at least imo, usually only if a. it's generally accepted that these are in fact amazing/important songs to an entire decade (it's not), or b. you plan to offer a unique, well thought-out argument as to why they should be reconsidered as some of the most amazing songs of the decade (you didn't). At the very least a line like that shouldn't be at the start of a review; it makes someone wary of bias/fanboy-ism.

Writing from the first person should be used rarely in any sort of persuasive writing; it usually reeks of personal bias. Unless it's for a. humor or b. really going to get me feeling nostalgic or something and persuade me to agree with you, you should avoid using "I" at all costs in a review. You don't have to remind people you are opinionated by cluttering it up with "I"'s you know what I mean? We know it's opinionated. Tell us not why you think you're right but why you KNOW you are right. Thinking of it this way encourages you to be a better reviewer and is more effective in persuading people: as long as you back it up with arguments, it's okay to say "this is great" instead of "I think it's great."

Also I'd lose the sentence about you not hearing this album in its entirety since you were 12; keep personal details like that to yourself.

Probably blathered on to much but whatevvv take for what it is yo.

soldier0cross
July 7th 2008


28 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks alot, I will remember all that. Really appreciate.

JayVex
August 23rd 2010


385 Comments


They have the worst album covers.



I don't see what all the fuss about their albums covers is (I assume you speak mainly of Virgin Killer). Then again I'm from Europe where graphic nudity isn't as ridiculously taboo as in the States lol

rocker23472654812314
January 2nd 2011


66 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

wind of change is one of the best songs ever recorded

linguist2011
Contributing Reviewer
September 24th 2011


2568 Comments


Pretty good album,with the exception of the fact that it gets slightly weaker towards the end, apart from the title track. Send me an angel was not a good album closer in my opinion, but wind of change is brilliantly written!

Digging: Evoken - Hypnagogia

KILL
September 24th 2011


81232 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

rocker nah

rockandmetaljunkie
February 3rd 2012


7475 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Scorpion's last definite album.

helixrockerkid126
May 1st 2012


19 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Wind of Change IS the best song ever recorded







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