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Savage Amusement

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Released  April 16, 1988
Length  37:19
Artist  Scorpions
Producer  Dieter Dierks
Recorded  1987–1988
Savage Amusement (1988)  Crazy World (1990)
Release date  16 April 1988
Label  Mercury Records
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Studio  Dierks Studios, Cologne, West Germany Scorpio Sound Studios, Hannover, West Germany
Genres  Hard rock, Heavy metal, Glam metal, Traditional heavy metal
Similar  Scorpions albums, Heavy metal albums

Savage Amusement is the tenth studio album by the German rock band Scorpions, released on April 16 1988. It peaked at No. 5 in the USA, where it became platinum on June 20, 1988. It was to be the last Scorpions record to be produced by Dieter Dierks.


The album was the follow-up to the successful Love at First Sting and had some musical differences when compared to its predecessor. The overall feel of the album shows that Scorpions wanted to experiment a little with some different genres, going to a more radio friendly style and incorporating more synthesized sounds. While there are still some straight hard rock songs, like "Don't Stop at the Top" and "We Let It Rock... You Let It Roll", there are also dance rock songs such as "Passion Rules the Game".

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Band members
  • Klaus Meine – lead vocals
  • Matthias Jabs – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Rudolf Schenker – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
  • Francis Buchholz – bass, backing vocals
  • Herman Rarebell – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Additional musicians
  • Lee Aaron - backing vocals on "Rhythm of Love"
  • Peter Baltes - intro vocals on "Every Minute Every Day"
  • Production
  • Dieter Dierks - producer, engineer, mixing on tracks 2 and 9
  • Ian Taylor, Gerd Rautenbach - engineers
  • Mike Shipley - mixing on tracks 2 and 9
  • Nigel Green and Scorpions - mixing at Battery Studios, London
  • Howie Weinberg - mastering
  • Songs

    1Don't Stop at the Top4:04
    2Rhythm of Love3:48
    3Passion Rules the Game3:59


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