Nowhere else in the world, just here. We just did not think it would be a problem to put out a record like Lovedrive in America. While American retailers rushed to protect their customers from gummy mammaries, the Scorpions' lineup was once again in turmoil. Michael Schenker's alcoholism, reportedly a factor in his dismissal from UFO, made it difficult for him to stay dependable enough to join Scorpions on tour for sustained stretches of time.
When he couldn't make it, Jabs stepped in — and in time, he'd be back in the band permanently, anchoring a position he still holds today.
Meanwhile, Lovedrive , released on Feb. Top 40, setting the stage for the worldwide success that started to take off for the band during the '80s. As far as Meine was concerned, Scorpions' crossover was the result of other parts of the world catching up to their sound, not the other way around. They were always two very important directions of Scorpions. As for how this set Scorpions apart from the rest of the hard rock crowd, Meine scoffed, "We do not sit down and try to write in a commercial way.
We just try to write good songs, we try that the entire album is a hit, a good album. There are too many albums around, especially on the heavy metal side, where there are maybe one or two songs on the album which are good and the rest is just bullshit.
For me it's boring; I can't listen to most of this stuff, because I'm into melodies and good songs, and there's too many heavy metal bands that are just boring with all their monsters and all this shit. I think when the music is good, who needs the monsters onstage and all this blood and devils and We Are Satan's People bullshit?
Recalling the cover photo with the woman and the car, Thorgerson remarked: "Not exactly the most politically correct scene you've ever seen.
I thought it was funny, but women read a different inflection into it now. In a interview, singer Klaus Meine commented on the album cover, stating: "We just did not know it would be a problem in America, it was just sex and rock 'n' roll. It is odd that in America some of these covers were a problem, because in the '80s when we would tour here, we always had boobs flashed to us at the front of the stage.
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Guest performer: Michael Schenker.