Scorpions

Sting in the Tail (Universal)

Metallurgy

Scorpions

Sting in the Tail (Universal)

And not a power ballad too soon – retirement of Hannover, Germany's mid-1960s-born "rasselband," responsible for 1972 Krautrock classic/debut Lonesome Crow. "Raised on Rock" wanks as 1980s Sunset Strip as 1990's beginning of the end, Crazy World, first LP post-Dieter Dierks, the metaller's George Martin, past which only the title track's trace whiff of Animal Magnetism survives. Better to have sequeled 2007's Desmond Child concept sleeper Humanity: Hour 1. "Lorelei," final Klaus Meine weeper. (no stars) (Scorpions and Ratt infest San Antonio's AT&T Center, Friday, July 23.)

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