4.7.13

Herman Rarebell & Friends - Acoustic Fever (2013)

Would you like to listen one more Scorpions album, played in acoustic setting? Yes, of course, especially when the song listed are somewhat no included the over popular Somewhere In Time or Still Loving You. Also extra special when the album is actually a cover album with singers we are well known. This record, simply called Acoustic Fever are lead by Scorpions drummer Herman Rarebell. He takes  friends and shortlisted a combination of well known Scorpions hits to somewhat less rotated songs. The re-arrange acoustic mode is what make this record easy to grab. Although Scorpions also recorded Acoustica in 2001 again, the song did not overlap in both record.

My recommended  tunes from this album are Passion Rules The Game (from album Savage Amusement 1988) sung by John Parr of Quiet Riot. Not only the song itself already beautiful, the vocal harmony re-done in acoustic setting adding more feel to it. On the fast song, Loving You Sunday Morning as opener is reprise the song rules in 1979 album Lovedrive. On the singers list, I mostly curious to see Johny Gioeli. Taken that his voice is somewhat 'melancholy' that will presumably works well in Scorpions ballad. Instead he was employed in rather catchy tune in Dynamite.  On the lesser heard songs are Arizona and Another Piece Of Meat. The last tune Animal Magnetism also giving a good touch.

Strange as it is, Herman Rarebell seems just enjoying his drumming without much personal showcase to his parts. The album serves as another cover collection for Scorpions huge hits. So if you fans of Scorpions this will come as nice gift to remind the band's great past.

Metal Harem class: ******** eight stars out of ten

Herman Rarebell & Friends - Acoustic Fever (2013)
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01. Loving You Sunday Morning (vocals by Michael Voss - Mad Max)
02. Passion Rules The Game (vocals by John Parr - Ouiet Riot)
03. Is There Anybody There (vocals by Alex Ligertwood - Santana)
04. Rock You Like A Hurricane (vocals by Bobby Kimball - Toto)
05. You Give Me All I Need (vocals by Don Dokken - Ouiet Riot)
06. Make It Real (vocals by Doogie White - Rainbow)
07. Dynamite (vocals by Johnny Gioeli - Axel Rudi Pell)
08. Falling In Love (vocals by Gary Barden - MSG)
09. Don’t Make No Promises (vocals by Jack Russell - Great White)
10. Love Is Blind (vocals by Paul Shortino - Ouiet Riot)
11. Arizona (vocals by George Daniels)
12. Another Piece Of Meat (vocals by Tony Martin - Black Sabbath)
13. Animal Magnetism (vocals by Michael Nagy)

-Herman Rarebell (Scorpions) - Drums
-Robby Lochner (Fight, Cherie Currie, Eddie Money, Great White) - Steel Strings Guitars
-Dario Seixas (Firehouse, Stephen Pearcy, Crown of Thorns, Great White) - Bass
-José Antonio Rodríguez (Alejandro Sanz, Marc Anthony) - Flamenco Guitar
-Corey Whitehead - Flamenco Guitar


Herman Rarebell & Friends Acoustic Fever album review

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