The Scorpions 2008-10-13 Glasgow, Scotland FLAC/AUD

Carling Academy

Recording Info:
Church Audio CA-14 Cards -> Church Audio CA-9100 -> Edirol R09 (24/48) Hydra cabling

Transfer Info:
Audition (EQ to remove overpowering bass -> amplify -> fades & 24/48 -> 16/44.1) -> CD Wave (track split) -> TLH (flac level 8) No SBEs

Taped and Transferred by jamroom – JAM030


01 [04:01] Hour 1
02 [02:52] Coming Home
03 [03:59] Bad Boys Running Wild
04 [06:27] The Zoo
05 [04:05] No Pain, No Gain
06 [05:58] Coast To Coast
07 [06:22] Holiday*
08 [05:23] Lovedrive*
09 [05:13] Another Piece Of Meat*
10 [03:52] Loving You Sunday Morning
11 [03:49] Make It Real
12 [04:07] 321
13 [06:01] Dynamite
14 [07:44] Kottak Attack / Scorps Attack
15 [03:49] Blackout
16 [08:27] Big City Nights
17 [06:47] Still Loving You
18 [04:20] No One Like You
19 [04:16] Doctor Doctor*
20 [08:19] Rock You Like A Hurricane*

Total [106:01]

An even split for two cds would be after Make It Real, though I have not faded for this.

The band:

Klaus Meine – Vocals
Rudolf Schenker – Guitar
Matthias Jabs – Guitar
Pawel Maciwoda – Bass
James Kottak – Drums
Michael Schenker – Guitar*


Second night of the UK tour and a good gig all round.

I haven’t seen the Scorpions live since 1980, so wondered what the show would be like. To be honest, it wasn’t much different from back then, except we are all a bit older and perhaps wiser. They still put on a good show and play to the crowd. There is never any doubt that this band appreciate their fans. Klaus threw dozens of drumsticks into the crowd any time he was playing his (needs more) cowbell, and the guys were chucking guitar picks all over. I was nearly trampled by the rush to pick ’em all up. 🙂

I am a bit disappointed that they didn’t play more from the new album, but I believe there might have been an online poll for the band to base the set upon. It was a bit of a disappointment that they didn’t play any pre-Lovedrive songs, which they might have done if Uli Jon Roth had joined them on stage, as promised. I think he was jet-lagged from his flight back from the US that day (fair enough). However, Michael Schenker did join them mid-set for three Lovedrive songs and then again during the encore. I have heard various comment about Michael and the quality of his playing that night, both good and bad, but I was just happy to see him standing next to his brother and Matthias riffing away on his flying V.

The recording: –

Not the best I have recorded. Although I was stack taping, the overpowering bass was ridiculous, especially from the kick drum. I don’t know if this is typical of the Scorpions or not, but was really bad. Therefore I needed to EQ this a little to remove the worst of the booming bass.

There are a couple of moments when two drunks got in my way to shout nonsense into the mics. As the mics were hidden, you have to accept that steamers can just sense tapers. There is also the odd bit of phasing when someone gets in my way. It was a metal gig, after all! There’s a little bit of talking, but not too much, as I was near the front. Plenty of crowd participation (shouting, singing, clapping), but not too much chat to detract from the music.

Please support the band by buying their albums & merch – plenty to choose from, and by going to see them live.

No art – make your own!
Do not sell this recording – trade freely!

Attached Images
File Type: jpg Scorpions – Glasgow back.jpg (350.3 KB)
File Type: jpg Scorpions – Glasgow front.JPG (185.6 KB)