Album: Lovedrive

Lovedrive is a studio album by the German rock band Scorpions, released in 1979. Michael Schenker, younger brother of rhythm guitarist Rudolf Schenker, performed lead guitar on 3 songs. This was the first album to feature Matthias Jabs as the band's new full-time lead guitarist, replacing Ulrich Jon Roth. Jabs was originally chosen in mid 1978, recorded the album, but left shortly after completion to make way for Michael Schenker's return. After three months' touring, however, Jabs rejoined the band and Michael Schenker left, and Jabs has been with the band ever since. The recruitment of Jabs also coincided with a major evolution of the band's sound, which exhibited a new Van Halen-style energy for Lovedrive. The risqué cover, created by the design firm Hipgnosis, caused some controversy upon the album's release and was initially sold wrapped in paper.[citation needed] The album's provocative artwork was named "Best album sleeve of 1979" by Playboy magazine. Later pressings of the album bore a simple design of a blue scorpion on a black background. The album ranked 25 on IGN's list of the top 25 metal albums. The RIAA certified 'Lovedrive' as Gold on May 28th 1986. Track listing "Loving You Sunday Morning" (Schenker/Meine/Rarebell) – 5:36 "Another Piece of Meat" (Schenker/Rarebell) – 3:30 "Always Somewhere" (Schenker/Meine) – 4:56 "Coast to Coast" (Schenker) – 4:42 "Can't Get Enough" (Schenker/Meine) – 2:36 "Is There Anybody There?" (Schenker/Meine/Rarebell) – 3:58 "Lovedrive" (Schenker/Meine) – 4:49 "Holiday" (Schenker/Meine) – 6:32 Personnel Klaus Meine: vocals Rudolf Schenker: guitars Matthias Jabs: Guitars Francis Buchholz: Bass guitar Herman Rarebell: drums Michael Schenker: Lead Guitar on 2, 4 and 7 Produced by Dieter Dierks for Breeze-Music User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.