The history of the Blackout song by the rock band Scorpions

Members of the rock band Scorpions have always loved to drink hard and desperately have fun while under a degree. Their drunken antics sometimes amazed even experienced fellow rockers. At one of these wild parties, which also included musicians from Judas Priest, the story of the song “Blackout” began.

Rudolf Schenker repeatedly spoke about the incident that took place in the early eighties. At the same time, he himself, apparently, did not remember very well what exactly happened, so his versions, set out in separate interviews, are somewhat different. However, the details are not so important.

History of the song Blackout – Scorpions

In general, it was the evening after the joint concert of the Scorpions, Def Leppard and Judas Priest in Cleveland. K.K. Downing and Glenn Tipton offered to throw a party to celebrate the end of this grand event. The Scorpions, of course, found a bunch of different alcohol, and they began to actively use it, randomly mixing drinks.

Suddenly, Downing remembered the guys from Def Leppard, and the whole company decided to go to visit them. When a drunken gang fell into their hotel room, they were peacefully watching some kind of TV show. The senior comrades could not put up with such unworthy behavior of rockers. Schenker was most indignant, who either threw a glass at the screen, or poured its contents onto the TV. In any case, the device immediately failed, and the room was filled with smoke, after which the rowdy hastily retreated.

But the adventures of Rudolph did not end there. Drunk to the bone, he wandered around the hotel and wandered into the parking lot. There, the police drew attention to him, from whom he locked himself in the car. In a word, Schenker was almost arrested. Drummer Herman Rarebell managed to rescue him, who did not take part in the general fun, was sober and therefore somehow managed to negotiate with the cops.

The next morning, Rudolf woke up in his room and did not really remember the previous evening. To recreate the mosaic of events, he went to Rarebell. Herman told Schenker that he had a blackout and added that it would be nice to call their new album that.

Then Rudolph thought that it would be worthwhile to write a song with that title as well. Returning home, he composed the music and presented it to Klaus Meine, who became the lyricist.

Release and achievements

In 1982, the Scorpions released the Blackout record, which opens with the title track, reminiscent of the adventures of Rudolf Schenker.

Blackout Lyrics

I realize I missed a day
But I’m too wrecked to care anyway
I look around and see this face
What the hell have I lost my taste
Don’t want to find out
Just want to cut out

My head explodes, my ears ring
I can’t remember just where I’ve been
The last thing that I remember
I got lost in a deep black hole
Don’t want to find out
Just want to cut out

chorus:
Blackout
I really had a blackout

I grab my things and make my run
On the way out, another one
Would like to know before I stop
Did I make it or did I flop
Don’t want to find out
Just want to get out

Blackout Lyrics

I realize I don’t remember the whole day
But I feel so bad that I don’t care
I look around and see this face
What the hell, did I have no taste left at all
I don’t want to find out
I just want to drop

Head splitting, ears ringing
I don’t remember where I’ve been
The last thing I can remember
How I got lost in a deep black hole
I don’t want to find out
I just want to drop

Chorus:
Lapse of memory,
I really had a blackout

I grab my clothes and run
I’m dropping one more time
I would like to know before I stop
Did I succeed, or did I fail?
I don’t want to find out
I just want to drop

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