Scorpions Reworking Unfinished Songs For New Album

Scorpions spent the first three months of this year in the studio resurrecting a dozen unfinished songs from what some people believe was the band's best period.

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According to Blabbermouth.net, German hard rock veterans Scorpions spent the first three months of this year in the studio with producers Mikael "Nord" Andersson and Martin Hansen resurrecting a dozen unfinished songs from what some people believe was the band's best and most creative period leftovers from the albums "Blackout" (1982), "Love At First Sting" (1984), "Savage Amusement" (1988) and "Crazy World" (1990) for an album that is tentatively scheduled for release in 2013. "We will dig in again and maybe have a selection of 16 to 18 songs and pick the best 12 from those," Jabs tells Billboard.com. "It's actually very good material." He adds, "We're doing it the way we are recording albums today, but the basic ideas, the riffs, the feel, the way they were written and arranged, we try to keep as much from the old recordings as possible. Thirty years later no one would come up with these ideas we came up with when we were younger, so we want to keep that spirit in there." According to Jabs, the idea for the project "came from the fans. They were the ones saying, 'There must be some extra material from those days,' and they were right," he says. The guitarist recently told ArizonaRepublic.com about the project, "There's so much strong material, but it hasn't ever been finished, especially the lyrics. They're like 'Blah blah blah blah blah.' It was recorded like you would record a demo, no click track, anything. But the vibe is great because it's from the time when we were starting out. Everything I played back then, I remember when I found a new riff, I would get excited. It's slightly different today because I know it all. I've heard it all. So it's much harder to get excited about the simplest or sometimes half-genius riff. But there was a definite spark in those old recordings and the idea is to redo them with today's technology and take it further as a tribute to the fans."

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    HeavyMetalSonic
    Whatever. The 70s were their strongest period, not the damn 80s. See how much damage 'Rock You Like a Hurricane' has done?
    thisaradj
    HeavyMetalSonic wrote: Whatever. The 70s were their strongest period, not the damn 80s. See how much damage 'Rock You Like a Hurricane' has done?
    I agree with you man! I don't think that modern Scorpions' fans know the value of good old stuff. After Uli left the band they began to suck.
    District
    You know, this could either be a whole lot of fun or a complete disaster... Here's hoping that the synthesizers in leftovers from Savage Amusement will be maintained. That album was unique.
    HeavyMetalSonic
    thisaradj wrote: HeavyMetalSonic wrote: Whatever. The 70s were their strongest period, not the damn 80s. See how much damage 'Rock You Like a Hurricane' has done? I agree with you man! I don't think that modern Scorpions' fans know the value of good old stuff. After Uli left the band they began to suck.
    Hell yeah, dude. 'The Sails of Charon' alone can whoop every new song they've done. Then there's Dark Lady, In Trance, Hell Cat, Steamrock Fever, We'll Burn the Sky... those are the songs they should have done on Comeblack.
    District
    HeavyMetalSonic wrote: thisaradj wrote: HeavyMetalSonic wrote: Whatever. The 70s were their strongest period, not the damn 80s. See how much damage 'Rock You Like a Hurricane' has done? I agree with you man! I don't think that modern Scorpions' fans know the value of good old stuff. After Uli left the band they began to suck. Hell yeah, dude. 'The Sails of Charon' alone can whoop every new song they've done. Then there's Dark Lady, In Trance, Hell Cat, Steamrock Fever, We'll Burn the Sky... those are the songs they should have done on Comeblack.
    Hell, no. If they were going to screw a few songs it should have been the most boring ones... You don't want to ruin a legacy containing The Sails of Charon. But still, the 80s weren't a bad period at all (with the possible exception of 1984, in my humble opinion).