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Editors’ Notes

Led by the twin singles “Make It Real” and “The Zoo,” 1980’s Animal Magnetism showed that Scorpions were one of the few new metal bands that could be both heavy and tuneful without going too far toward either extreme. At this time they were easily one of the most accomplished and versatile metal bands, and it seemed they could undertake a large range of sounds without forcing their creativity. “Don’t Make No Promises (Your Body Can’t Keep)” is so quick and vicious that it almost becomes a punk song, while “Hold Me Right” is a harbinger of the stadium metal songs that would dominate the latter half of the decade. Like many early-'80s metal bands, Scorpions had one foot in '70s classic rock; something in “Only a Man” is reminiscent of Boston's catchy, good-time rock 'n' roll. The album’s least tuneful song was also its most innovative: the closing title track is an image of demonic grinding and groaning that could well be the earliest blueprint for black metal.

Customer Reviews

Completely inaccurate iTunes Album Review!

I'm sorry, but this album rocks a**. Pretty far from disastrous. This album is a near masterpiece. It always has been.

This Scorp's Album Rocks!

While I agree this album (Yes, Album....I'm 41 and purchased this in vinyl when it first came out) isn't quite up too par with Lovedrive, it still is one of their best and highly recommended. Animal Magnetism has some classic's on it you'll never hear on any of their "greatest hits" material. John

Best Scorpions album

This is a must have for any fan of 80's hard rock/ Commercial Metal. Fantastic. the main review by Apple is a joke. This is the gem of the Scorpion's catalog. Listen for yourself.

Biography

Formed: 1965 in Hanover, Germany

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Known best for their 1984 anthem "Rock You Like a Hurricane" and the 1990 ballad "Wind of Change," German rockers the Scorpions have sold over 22 million records, making them one of the most successful rock bands to ever come out of Continental Europe. Formed in 1969 by Rudolf Schenker, the original lineup consisted of rhythm guitarist/vocalist Schenker, lead guitarist Karl-Heinz Follmer, bassist Lothar Heimberg, and drummer Wolfgang Dziony. In 1971, Schenker's younger brother Michael joined the...
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