Scorpions ‎– Love At First Sting (Demos & Rehearsals)

Shades (3) ‎– Shades 490
CD, Unofficial Release


1 Heartbreaker (Bad Boys Running Wild)
2 Rock You Like A Hurricane (Instrumental)
3 I'm Leaving You
4 Coming Home
5 The Same Thrill
6 Big City Nights
7 Pretty At Night (Instrumental)
8 Crossfire
9 Still Loving You



Although the usual band line-up is credited on Love At First Sting, both Herman Rarebell and Francis Buchholz were temporarily out of the band at the time of the album's recording. There are newly surfaced demos of "Love At First Sting" rehearsal with Jimmy Bain on bass and Bobby Rondinelli on drums. Includes demo versions of "Love At First Sting" songs and an unreleased song.


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January 29, 2016
these recordings are certainly nothing that the scorpions will ever authorize for release regardless of how nice the recent deluxe reissues are, there are many rumors as to why herman and francis where not in the studio in sweden where these demos where recorded but a switch was being considered apparently just like klause was on the fence in 1981 due to writers block and vocal problems and don dokken was flown over to germany ( id love those demos to pop up someday) as a strong candidate to replace klause if he could not return, anyway the late great JIMMY BAIN and former rainbow /current lizards drummer bobby rondinellii where flown to sweden for these sessions, i guess the guys got to know bobby as the scorpions opened for rainbow in the us in 1982, anyway these are awsome demos and a must for any real serious scorpions collector or collection, if this switch was officially made back in 1983 after the success of blackout i dont think this record would have done as well as it did, anyway these WHERE NOT MEANT TO BE HEARD BY ANYBODY OUTSIDE OF THE SCORPIONS CAMP and that is why when this was released a few years back i grabbed it right away, this is a very nice silver factory pressed japan cd