Scorpions: Lonesome Crow [1972]

Released August 1, 1972
Recorded October 1971 – Star Studios, Hamburg, W. Germany
Genre Krautrock
Length 40:37
Label Brain
Producer Conny Plank

Lonesome Crow is the first album by the German heavy metal band Scorpions produced by Conny Plank and released in 1972.

It is the band’s only album with lead guitarist Michael Schenker as a full-time member. He left not long after to join UFO and was replaced by Ulrich Roth on later albums. Schenker, however, did rejoin the band briefly during the recording and touring of 1979’s Lovedrive.[citation needed]

Of the album, vocalist Meine said:

With Lonesome Crow, we were just a young band trying to find our way, trying to shape an artistic style to find the Scorpions DNA. There was a ballad with “In Search of the Peace of Mind”, and a psychedelic rocker with the title track, “I’m Goin’ Mad”, [which] was a great rocker with Michael Schenker playing great solos. We were just a young band with talented guys, with no idea on where to go from here.For the subsequent album, Fly to the Rainbow, we brought in Uli Roth, who had a Hendrix influence, and Rudolf and I became a songwriter team. When Matthias Jabs joined the band, we found our style, fast riffs but great melodies, along with the power ballads.
— Klaus Meine[3]

The album was used as the soundtrack to the German anti-drug movie Das Kalte Paradies.[4]

The album had several different cover art sleeves and was re-titled Action for some releases. The 1982 German re-issue cover art was created by the artist Rodney Matthews

Track listing

All songs written by Scorpions. (1972 Metronome Music)

Side one
No. Title Length
1. “I’m Goin’ Mad” 4:53
2. “It All Depends” 3:30
3. “Leave Me” 5:06
4. “In Search of the Peace of Mind” 4:59
Side two
No. Title Length
1. “Inheritance” 4:41
2. “Action” 3:56
3. “Lonesome Crow” 13:31

Listening

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Lyrics

1. I’m Goin’ Mad

Walking through the desert
You know what it’s about
It’s really from the church
Too foreign
That was never there
Yet you know I’m in heaven
But it is a hell
Sun is drying up my brain
The smile and installations
Are my pain
I’m going mad
I’m going mad
I’m going mad
Aaaayowwww!!!

Walking through the desert
You know what it’s about
It’s really from the church
Too foreign
That was never there
I’m goin’ mad!
Sun is drying out my brain
The smile and installations
Are my pain
I’m goin’ mad!
I’m goin’ mad!
I’m goin’ mad!
Mad!

2. It All Depends

Yeah!

Takes my dinner
Drinks my beer
Spends my money
But I don’t care

She’s my love
She’s my dear
Love is here
I was there

Ahhh!
Yeah!

3. Leave Me

I’m lost
Woman leave my life
Woman be so kind
Woman well you know
Well you know
Yeah, well you know

Zero in returns
Zero she’s my girl
Woman well you know
Well you know
Yeah, well you know

Zero in returns
Zero she’s my girl
Woman well you know
Well you know
Yeah, well you know

4. In Search of Peace of Mind

When I’m alone I’m feeling blue
Dreaming a dream of a world that’s lovely and true

Faintly the dream of a true and wonderful world
And no one will care as long as the world will turn

Faintly the dream of a true and wonderful world
And no one will care as long as the world will turn

And I know a place to go to find my peace of mind
And I know a place to find my peace of mind

And I try
And I try
And I try
And I try

5. Inheritance

Testament, government
Bloody money when it’s lent
Scum reappear everywhere
They want money, ooooh

Heavenly would it be
Does the money belong to me?
I will pray, they will say:
“give your money” ooooh

Obligator came and said to me:
“why don’t you pay your debt? the debt that you owe me”
Asking him for give up his demand
For I am without means despite inheritance
Remittance of the debt I can’t accept
He told me and he kept quite tight on his demand
Imaginations came into my brain
’cause situations came, that brings me in my grave

Testament, government
Bloody money when it’s lent
Scum reappear everywhere
They want money, ooooh

6. Action

Yeah, count to five
And I will start my car for a ride
Yeah, a hundred miles
And I will be at speed satisfied

Yeah, I’ll miss my life
Behind my driving wheel once it’s fine
Yeah, action time
One only can obtain with it’s style

Yeah, I’ll miss my life
Behind my driving wheel once it’s fine
Yeah, action time
One only can obtain with it’s style

Yeah, it’s a good time
Time knows wish it’s mile
Yeah, about time my
Gotta speed in my life

Yeah
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah

Go …

7. Lonesome Crow

Sunday’s gone
Months’re gone
Some learn they’re there
Lonesome crow
Where are they from
Where are their thoughts

No, nobody knows
Or even thought
Please follow them
Will surely be said
Ooooow!

Aaaah ahahahah ahahahah ahahahah ahahahah haaaah

No, nobody knows
Or even thought
Please follow them
Will surely be said

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