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Media Type: CD
Title: LONESOME CROW
Street Release Date: 10/29/2002
Genre: HEAVY METAL
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"Lonesome Crow" is a strange sort of musical madness. It has NO resemblance to anything else done by the Scorpions. Other than Meine's vocals, nothing will sound Scorpionsesque. And even the vocals are a different sort of primal angst.
I've often thought that so much of the monumental brilliance which can be attributed to the Beatles and the Stones has as its origin the post-World War II vibe which must have permeated England: a renewed sense of hope, optimism, a sense of thankfulness that they all survived Hitler and his menace. It was an environment of rebirth and expansion. The vibe and environment in Germany would have been the flip side: regret, dread, guilt, shame. Now, obviously, the members of the Scorpions would have been too young to have had any first-hand involvement in the War, but they grew up in a country which was getting re-oriented to its new role in the world. "Lonesome Crow" seems to capture some of the dark malaise and anger which must have consumed many young people who were born into all the turbulence.
I envision the album being recorded in some old warehouse which had twenty-some years earlier withstood the bombing as the manufacture of daggers and medals continued unabated within its thin corrugated steel walls. The Flying-V became an acceptable metaphor for rage and power and ambition as Germans with real weapons were anathema.Read more ›
This album is a true time capsule of the early 70's. A period that didn't care about top 40 radio hits. It's hauntingly beautiful, a work of art that leaves the listener in awe that the human race is capable of such creativity and grace. Oh, how I wish they could replicate the sounds again today on more albums but it seems to be a timecaspule of that era and that point in the Scorpions career where they weren't "trapped" commercially by their own success.
I wonder if the band gets nostalgic thinking about their youthful and idealistic youths when they made this album? If anyone knows how to contact the band, please give them my grateful thanks for creating this "not of this earth" piece of music which has certainly expanded my musical world. No LSD required. Oddly enough, last week while driving to work and listening to the title track, I came upon an actual "Lonesome Crow" in the street that was working on the carcass of some road kill. I found the irony a bit spooky and funny. The (heavy metal?) gods couldn't resist the joke I guess.
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Excellent Heavy Metal Group! Scorpions Are My Favorite Heavy Metal Group!!!!Published 8 months ago by Betty Stamper
Never owned this album before, but love the scorpions. I have to say this is a different sound than we are used to from the scorps, but I like it. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Acarroll
This title completed my husband's Scorpion collection on CD. We love music and are trying to fill in some blanks in our collection.Published 11 months ago by Joy