1. (00:04:43) George Lynch - Rock You Like a Hurricane
2. (00:04:58) George Lynch - Still Loving You
3. (00:04:11) George Lynch - Falling in Love
4. (00:04:08) George Lynch - Big City Nights
5. (00:03:51) George Lynch - Blackout
6. (00:04:01) George Lynch - No One Like You
7. (00:04:59) George Lynch - Zoo
8. (00:03:59) George Lynch - Steamrock Fever
9. (00:04:26) George Lynch - In Trance
10. (00:03:25) George Lynch - He's a Woman, She's a Man
11. (00:04:39) George Lynch - Holiday
12. (00:04:45) George Lynch - Lovedrive
Playing Time.........: 00:52:04
Total Size...........: 119.19 MB
This is an unusual slant on the tribute album.
Guitarist extraordinaire, George Lynch, ex of Dokken and Lynch Mob has
recorded 12 of the Scorpions' best known / loved tracks, with him playing all
guitar parts and with a variety of vocalists at the mike.
Kelly (Hurricane/Foreigner) Hansen overdoes opening track, 'Rock You Like A
Hurricane'. As Meine shows on the original version, this song only works if
you underplay the vocal.
Steve (Kix) Whiteman settles into 'Still Loving You' damn quick, and makes a
decent fist of it.
Marq (Bullet Boys) Torien sounds surprisingly flat footed on 'Falling In Love',
but Lynch nails it absolutely.
In fact, Lynch, as you would expect, nails everything absolutely. Every riff,
every axe solo, every arpeggio, every frill, fill and thrill. He clearly has
immense respect for The Scorpion's guitar men, as he changes little in his
interpretations of the material.
That said, elsewhere and too often, the vocalists fall short of Meine's nasal
Although I'm a self confessed critic of Meine's voice, when you hear so many
second raters here, you appreciate just how much Meine contributes to the
sound of The Scorpions.
Kevin (Quiet Riot) Dubrow and Stevie (Tuff) Rachelle fail to shine on 'Big City
Nights' and 'Blackout', but Jizzy Pearl seizes 'No One Like You' by the balls and
makes it wail.
John (Union) Corabi probably shows best of all - on 'He's A Woman, She's A
Man' - that you need a powerful voice to best portray Scorpions' material,
with a large chunk of it held in reserve.
Not far behind is Paul Shortino's straitlaced interpretation of 'Holiday'.
Combined with Lynch's subtle rhythms and subdued, shaded guitarwork, it
turns out to be a very classy version of an underrated song.
'Scorpion Tales' is clearly one for Lynch fans. But Scorpions' fans will find
much to enthuse over too.
Completists will just love it.