SCORPIONS - Lovedrive Banned Cover UK Release 12" Vinyl LP

  The album cover of "Lovedrive" has often featured in 'worst album covers ever' lists, this bizarre sleeve was replaced in some countries with a more sensible black sleeve featuring a blue scorpion. The album's artwork was named "Best album sleeve of 1979″ by Playboy magazine.


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Album cover photos of : Scorpions - Lovedrive

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Photo of Album's Back Cover  

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Note: the above pictures are actual photos of the album and allow you to judge the quality of cover. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash.

Music Genre:

German Hard Rock/Heavy Metal 

Production information:

Produced by Dieter Dierks, Recorded at Dierks Studios, Cologne, Germany. September-December 1978.
Album Cover design: Hipgnosis  

Note: Hipgnosis was an English art design group based in London that specialised in creating cover art for the albums of rock musicians and bands. Notable commissions included work for Pink Floyd, T. Rex, the Pretty Things, Black Sabbath, UFO, 10cc, Bad Company, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Scorpions, Yes, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Def Leppard, Paul McCartney & Wings, the Alan Parsons Project, Genesis, Peter Gabriel, Electric Light Orchestra, the Police, Rainbow, Styx, Pezband, XTC and Al Stewart.

Here is a web-page with a gallery of album covers created by Hipgnosis

  Dieter Dierks from Stommeln, Germany is a musician, sound engineer, producer, music publisher and studio owner. During the 1970s responsible for the recordings of many so called "Krautrock" bands like: "Ihre Kinder", "Ash Ra Tempel", "Tangerine Dream", "Witthüser & Westrupp", Hoelderlin, Wallenstein, "Birth Control", "Guru Guru", Embryo, "Popol Vuh", Bröselmaschine, "Amon Düül" and "Floh de Cologne". As of the late 1970s he has been responsible for the recordings of the "Scorpions", "Accept", "Twisted Sister" and many many other bands. Dieter Dierks was also founder of "Dierks Studios" and "Breeze Music"

Label Information:

EMI Harvest SHSP 4097 / Breeze Music  

Media Format:

12" LP  

Year & Country:

1979 Made in Gt Britain

Band Members and Musicians on: Scorpions - Lovedrive

    Scorpions Band:
  • Klaus Meine - Vocals

    Klaus Meine is a German singer and was born 1948, Hannover, Germany. He has been lead singer with the German Hard Rock / Heavy Metal band "Scorpions" since 1969. Meine made a guest-appearance on Michael Schenker's album "Rock Will Never Die".

  • Rudolf Schenker - Guitars
  • Matthias Jabs - Guitars

      Matthias Jabs is guitarist with "Scorpions" since 1978. Before joined Scorpions he played ( together with Herman Rarebell ) in the Fargo Rock band from Hannover, Germany.

  • Francis Buchholz - Bass

    Francis Buchholz - Bass guitar player from Hannover, Germany and was born in 1954. Buchholz started his musical career , together with Ulrich Roth and Hans-Jurgen Rosenthal, during 1972 in a band called "Dawn Road". "Dawn Road" dismantled around 1974 and members joined "Scorpions". Buchholz performed with the Scorpions from 1973 until 1992.

  • Herman Rarebell - Drums

      Herman Rarebell has been drummer with "Scorpions" from 1978 until 1995. Before joining Scorpions he played ( together with Matthias Jabs ) in the Fargo band from Hannover, Germany.

  • Guest performer: Michael Schenker

Track Listing of: Scorpions - Lovedrive

    Side One:
  1. Loving You Sunday morning
  2. Another Piece of Meat
  3. Always Somewhere
  4. Coast to Coast
    Side Two: w
  1. Can't get enough
  2. Is There another There?
  3. Lovedrive
  4. Holiday

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