Bob Mack
December 07, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

Crazy World

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
Producers
PolyGram
genre
Metal

We gave it a B-

Though they’re German, Scorpions avoid the Teutonic tomfoolery favored by other heavy-metal acts, regardless of nationality. Their 14th album, Crazy World is surprisingly melodic and versatile. Even its power ballads, like ”Wind of Change,” approach a genuine pensiveness not usually found in the cornball world of mellow metal. Of course, some of the songs are as stupid as hard rock often gets (”Tease Me Please Me” and ”Kicks After Six”), but who expects rockers to be rocket scientists? B-

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