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Bad For Good: The Very Best of Scorpions

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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)

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“While we were working on our album these past few months, we could literally feel how powerful and creative our work was–and how much fun we were still having, in the process,” says SCORPIONS lead singer KLAUS MEINE about the band’s new album STING IN THE TAIL. “We want to end the SCORPIONS’ extraordinary career on a high note. We are extremely gracious for ... Read more in Amazon's Scorpions Store

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  • Audio CD (May 28, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Hip-O Records
  • ASIN: B00006690I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,627 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Germany's most popular musical export EVER are still rockin' like a hurricane 30 years after their first album! All their U.S. hits- Wind of Change; Rock You Like a Hurricane; No One Like You; Rhythm of Love; Still Loving You , and Send Me an Angel -join Tease Me Please Me; I Can't Explain , and ten more. Rock on!

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Sure they're big, dumb, and obvious, but weren't the Ramones? Isn't Britney? (Especially Britney!) It is, after all, no mean feat to forge a bona fide rock stereotype, let alone become a self-perpetuating parody of said cliché in the bargain. Fashions may come and go, but the Scorpions still "Rock You Like a Hurricane"--and now at sporting events the nation over, no less. The material here leans heavily on the Hanover band's '80s prime, a period when they burnished their melodic pop-metal tack--if not their traditional spandex couture--all the way to the top of the charts, capping a decade of journeyman hard-rocking. There isn't much here from their formative '70s period (with the exception of Animal Magnetism's metal-shuffle "The Zoo"), but proto-power ballads like "No One Like You" and "Still Loving You," and hook-filled, power chord pomp like "Big City Nights" helped pave the way for the rise of the glam metal of Poison and G'N'R in the late '80s--and hey, thanks for that. That hard-pop sense also comes to fore on an '89 cover of the Who's "I Can't Explain" and a pair of undeniably consistent new recordings, the title track and "Cause I Love You." Scorpions über alles! --Jerry McCulley

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39 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 80's Metal From Germany's Best! May 30, 2002
Format:Audio CD
If you don't own any Scorpions Best Of or Greatest Hits cd's than this is a nice collection to own. If you want to have a more complete collection then you'll have to fork out more dollars for the two cd package called "Deadly Sting: The Mercury Years". This Scorpions greatest hits cd has all their good songs from 1979's "Love Drive" album to 1993's "Feel The Heat". Also included are two new tracks. The Scorpions didn't make much of a dent in rock here in the U.S. until the 80's (although they were popular in Europe and Japan). With the help of MTV with videos like "No One Like You" and "Rock You Like A Hurricane" the Scorpions became a household name. This 24-bit digitally remastered cd sounds great, much better than some other hits cd's i've heard. Fans of groups such as Def Leppard, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and AC/DC, etc. will love this new collection. Five stars for song selection and sound quality.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 1/2--Good song choice, but several disappointments April 17, 2008
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I love the Scorpions. They are my favorite heavy metal band. They are one of the few German rock bands to ever exist. I've never heard of any other German rock bands, to be honest.

And, they have TONS of hits compilations. Some unnecessary ('20th Century Masters,' 'Best of Rockers n' Ballads'), some decent ('Deadly Sting,' 'Big City Nights') and some flawless ('Gold'), they are so influential.

And, then there's this one.

This isn't a bad Scorps set, but there could be some major changes here. The new tracks are definitely worth getting, but why edit 'Still Loving You'? That awesome Rudolf Schenker-Matthias Jabs guitar solo is simply amazing, and yet THEY EDITED THAT PART OUT!!! Ugh! Come on Hip-O!!!

And there are many missing songs. Where is 'Steamrock Fever,' 'Can't Live Without You,' 'In Trance,' 'Another Piece of Meat,' or even 'Lovedrive'?

But, there are some great songs here, nonetheless. 'Rock You Like A Hurricane,' 'No One Like You,' and 'Rhythm of Love' are still here, and those were major Scorps hits in the '80s.

Overall, if you are an easily pleased casual Scorps fan, than this is a great set for you. Otherwise, go for the big one and buy 'Gold.'

Recommended, but only for really casual fans.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Scorpions still sting! June 27, 2002
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This collection is awesome! The two new songs are great & granted, "Deadly Stings" is better because there's more of it, but this is great for the new & uninitiated. Anybody besides me tired of hearing people dog 80s bands? This is some of the greatest music ever & all they talk about is their hair! I guess that's the "hip" thing to do nowadays. How 'bout being an original? THINK FOR YOURSELF & get this collection! Maybe you'll realize what a jerk you've been for putting down things you've never heard! Music was a lot more exciting back then, I'll tell you that. Now...if this will only turn into the best new Scorpions studio album in over a decade. In my humble opinion, they haven't made a great album since "Crazy World" (not counting "Live Bites" which is awesome!!). It's time, guys! The world needs you now more than ever! By the way, these guys are still killer live too! Saw them with Deep Purple & Dio & they rock!! The Wolf
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The two new songs just rule!!!! June 8, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Well, I just got this album, and here's my review about it:
I don't wanna say anything about the 16 first songs cos they're not new songs, we all know that those songs are hits and ones of the best of Scorpions! so if you don't know the Scorps, this will really help you know about their music! but what i wanna talk about is the two new songs: "bad for good", and "cause i love you". well, it's been a few times the scorps were talking about a new album coming soon, and that will be a back to the roots album! well, those two songs seem to be samples from the upcoming ablum' style! and this style's just amazing! althought, musically talking, the scorps have released much more professional albums (pure instinct, eye to eye, moment of glory, acoustica), but weren't really rock albums, a bit slower than the old scorps songs, but those two songs really join between the "on the top" music and the ... rock songs! well, if this is the style the scorps are planning for the new album, it will be so good, although the last 4 albums i talked about are the best to me, but this style (bad for good and cause i love u) will satisfy all fans around the world! and still they're not 100% like the old stuff, they really are homogeneous with the new rock music!!! also, about the recording! it just rules! the sound of the guitar is excellent, and also the drums!!!! and the arrangements are so cool (done by dieter dierks), especially on bad for good! thanks matthias for using your voice box on 'cause i love you! i really like its sound! and the way you play on it! keep on rockin' scorps!!!!!! you're just the best!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great compilation February 16, 2011
By N. Perz
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I had forgotten how much I like Scorpions. This is a great CD to get if you don't want to spend a lot of money purchasing every album in their long and impressive career. Classic material from a great band.

Recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love @First Sting--ah, I mean Listen... October 28, 2008
Format:Audio CD
I've been a big fan of the Scorps since I first heard my local radio station play 'The Zoo' circa 1982 or so, and after Blackout hit the stores, I bought it and I've been hooked ever since. Course, I had a significant dry spell starting around 1992, but about a year ago, I was surfing around the 'net and came across one of their earlier 'Greatest Hits' packages, and fell in love with them all over again.

The boys from Germany are BACK! With this collection we get a great selection of their previous hits, and they bless us with two NEW tracks as well! Talk about awesome, they're even GOOD ones, too. Not like some Greatest Hits packages that include one or two so-so to downright LAME new songs (Van Halen, are you listening??). I was pleasantly surprised that the new tunes were instantly likeable upon first listen.

Fans of 80's hard driving metal--at least the GOOD stuff, aka AC/DC, Def Leppard, Van Halen and other bands in the same vein, rejoice...this is a must-have for the Scorpion fan in all of us. Although I feel as I must pimp the fact that if you are a serious Scorpion fan, you probably ALREADY own most (if not all) of their previous CD's and therefore, you own all of the songs on this collection--minus the 2 new tracks, so I would then encourage you to purchase the 2 new songs and go from there.
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