The SCORPIONS don't really need to prove anything to anyone. They have already done that repeatedly over their near 40-year career. They've sold 100,000 million albums worldwide, toured the globe extensively and have been honored with several awards (included being inducted into Hollywood's RockWalk in 2010). Yes, folks, it would seem that Germany's most successful band has done it all… until now.
"Comeblack" is a new CD featuring seven classic SCORPIONS' anthems re-recorded with a "21st century" sound, along with six cover songs by the likes of THE BEATLES, ROLLING STONES and others. It was a bold move, especially when so many other bands tried to do the same thing and failed miserably. This, however, is a pleasant surprise.
Song like "The Zoo", "Blackout" and the SCORPIONS' most recognizable hit, "Rock You Like A Hurricane", took a lot of guts to re-record at this stage of the game, but they did they did a fantastic job! Aside from a few minor tweaks and toned down guitar distortion, these all sound so much like the originals, especially "No One Like You". Even personal favourite "Rhythm Of Love" and "Still Loving You" don't disappoint one bit. As for the other songs, "Tainted Love", "Ruby Tuesday", "All Day And All Of The Night" are the most appealing of the bunch.
Some might wonder why the SCORPS decided to put together something like this at the tail end of their career, but why the heck not? It's not like they took their own music and butchered it to pieces. Instead, they went into the studio and did themselves proud re-creating their most popular songs with a modern feel. Longtime SCORPIONS fans will appreciate "Comeblack" because it just shows that the core - Meine, Schenker, and Jabs - still have the sting just like they did in their younger days.