Friday, August 22, 2008

Scorpions - Send Me An Angel 7" - 1991

Thought I'd follow up Rusty's Mercury release with something else from Mercury of a different ilk. Actually that is just a coincidence.

By 1991 I wasn't really listening to Scorpions anymore. I did however love them as a youth. In fact the first rock concert I ever went to was to see Scorpions on their Love e At First Sting tour. I saw them at the Rosemont horizon with a then up and coming Bon Jovi opening for them. Bon Jovi had just released Runaway and were enjoying their first radio success. They were okay, but it was nothing to talk about the following day at school. What I and my brother and my friend did talk about was the cool stage with the green lights and how the band rose up in some sort of elevator thing. It was all pretty incredible for a 13 year old boy. They of course rocked the place like a hurricane and I loved them even more.

in 1991 they had pretty much settled into the power ballad thing like so many other bands and released this song. Like I said it didn't even register on my radar at the time, but in looking back it is a decent song. With this record you also get a fun Russian version of "Wind Of Change" another one of their ballads. By the way Scorpions are still rocking. In fact they released a really good record "Humanity Hour, Volume 1" this last year. It definitely has ingredients of Scorpions from the early 80's while also updating their sound a bit. If you have a chance to give it a listen I think you'll find that if you were a fan back in the day you'd like the new record as well.


01 Send Me An Angel.m4a
02 Wind Of Change (Russian Version).m4a


Matracas said...

It's hard to believe that 7" vynil singles were still being made in 1991-1992; at least in the US. I know the cassette single appeared around 88-89 and the CD single was introduced in late 89. Good find though and thanks for the Russian version of Winds of change, I actually have the Spanish version of the song (was included as a bonus track on the Latinamerican CD)and all three times they have played my city (1994, 1997 & last year) there are parts of the chorus that Klaus sings in spanish.

Spencer said...

That is very cool.