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Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock: Spirit On A Mission

Album Review

Schenker’s latest is less than the sum of its parts.

Given that Temple Of Rock features three of the men who helped make the Scorpions Lovedrive album, you’d be forgiven for hoping for a free-spirited, forty or so minutes of wild-eyed Germanic magic and madness here. A leg on each monitor, someone climbing on someone else’s back not unlike a deranged mountain goat, everyone at the lip of the stage, mouths agape in some silent, shared scream.

Divest yourself of that image; in terms of scope and ambition, this is more a Nissen hut of rock than any kind of temple.


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