Lovedrive

Label
Island Def Jam
Release date
19 Aug 1997
Running length
8 tracks
Running time
36:49

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Loving You Sunday Morning 5:39 82,763
2 Another Piece Of Meat 3:39 39,487
3 Always Somewhere 4:58 127,735
4 Coast To Coast 4:38 42,916
5 Can't Get Enough 2:37 19,009
6 Is There Anybody There? 3:58 26,633
7 Lovedrive 4:49 37,209
8 Holiday 6:31 168,815

About this album

Lovedrive is a studio album by the German heavy metal 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. 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

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  • OliverUFT

    Masterpiece

    25 Mar 8:15pm Reply
  • OliverUFT

    I love this cover, i love this album

    4 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Thradar

    Best cover.

    28 Jan 2014 Reply
  • My_Sharona

    The Best 70's album of Scorpions!! [3] <3

    17 Jan 2014 Reply
  • nisparel

    The Best 70's album of Scorpions!! [2]

    24 Nov 2013 Reply
  • DavidAlejo97

    Awesome cover, actually, only in USA the cover was hated, and Klaus said that there (USA) always in the concerts were naked tits in the first line of the crowd, so I don't know why you some people hate it.

    9 Dec 2012 Reply
  • felipemaiden

    no \/

    24 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Cartoonmaker

    Worst album cover, ever. [2]

    23 Sep 2012 Reply
  • truth_in_chains

    Excellent Song - Fantastic Album & Album Cover [2]

    3 Sep 2012 Reply
  • drbarlog

    the best album of all time

    28 Jun 2012 Reply
  • MusicMagic77

    Scorpions left RCA for Mercury Records in the States and Harvest/EMI Electrola worldwide to record their album Lovedrive. Just weeks after being ejected from UFO for his alcohol abuse, Michael Schenker also returned to the group for a short period during the recordings for the album. This gave the band three guitarists (though Schenker's contribution to the final release was limited to only three songs). The result was Lovedrive, an album which some critics consider to be the pinnacle of their career. Containing such fan favorites as "Loving You Sunday Morning", "Always Somewhere", "Holiday" and the instrumental "Coast to Coast", it firmly cemented the 'Scorpions formula' of hard rock songs mixed with melodic ballads. The album's provocative artwork was named "Best album sleeve of 1979" by Playboy Magazine yet ultimately changed for American release. Lovedrive reached #55 on the US charts, demonstrating that the band was gathering an international following. -- Good music and cover!

    23 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Pedrodoon

    The Best 70's album of Scorpions!!

    11 Dec 2011 Reply
  • CabroOones

    their best of 70s

    7 Jul 2011 Reply
  • RaiqueThrasher

    Awesome cover.

    30 May 2011 Reply
  • TheMightyCat

    Worst album cover, ever.

    7 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Squilenator

    This album is so good that looks like a Compilation album with the best tracks ever.

    27 Nov 2010 Reply
  • madcap-76

    Excellent Song - Fantastic Album & Album Cover

    25 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Xandy-Scorps

    The best hard rock album of the 70s...

    19 Sep 2010 Reply
  • fmaratz

    One of the very best Scorps albums, without a doubt. Also a personal favourite of mine.

    19 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Oniren

    Every song on this album is worthwhile.

    25 Aug 2010 Reply
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