Album: Blackout

Blackout is a studio album by the German rock band Scorpions that was released in 1982. Lead vocalist Klaus Meine had to undergo surgery on his vocal cords during the writing of the album and it was uncertain whether he would be able to record it. Demos of the material were recorded with Don Dokken as vocalist; however none of those recordings are featured on the album. Rudolf Schenker could not choose between his guitar solos on "China White", so the US and European releases differed in this small detail. A self-portrait of artist Gottfried Helnwein is featured on the cover of the album. Rudolf Schenker portrays this character in the "No One Like You" music video. The RIAA certified Blackout as Gold on June 24, 1982 and Platinum on March 8, 1984. Track listing "Blackout" (Schenker/Meine/Rarebell/Kittelsen) – 3:49 "Can't Live Without You" (Schenker/Meine) – 3:47 "No One Like You" (Schenker/Meine) – 3:57 "You Give Me All I Need" (Schenker/Rarebell) – 3:39 "Now!" (Schenker/Meine/Rarebell) – 2:35 "Dynamite" (Schenker/Meine/Rarebell) – 4:12 "Arizona" (Schenker/Rarebell) – 3:56 "China White" (Schenker/Meine) – 6:59 "When the Smoke Is Going Down" (Schenker/Meine) – 3:51 Personnel Klaus Meine: Lead Vocals Matthias Jabs: Lead Guitar Rudolf Schenker: Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals Francis Buchholz: Bass, Backing Vocals Herman Rarebell: Drums Produced by Dieter Dierks for Breeze-Music Billboard (North America) Year Chart Position 1982 The Billboard 200 #10 Singles Billboard (North America), Top Singles (France) Year Song Chart Position 1982 No One Like You Billboard Hot 100 #64 1982 No One Like You Mainstream Rock Chart #1 1982 Can't Live Without You France Top Singles #17 User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.