Scorpio's Dance - Red Elephant 1970
Most notably are the songs "Alaska Country" and "Sally was a Good Old Girl". The standout song though, I think is the ballad "Demon Lover", which demonstrates that the songwriting of Robby Van Leeuwen was both varied and strong.
Compared to other Shocking Blue albums this one may not belong among the very best - a handful of the songs are not really that memorable. Fortunately all 4 bonus-tracks are very strong. Three hit singles "Send Me a Postcard", "Mighty Joe" and "Hello Darkness" are Shocking Blues at their best. Also the upbeat B-side "Picking Tomatoes" is great. So with the 4 bonus tracks, the CD easily deserves the five stars.
What I like about Shocking Blues are the catchy tunes, the great slighly raw and polished sounds of the guitars and of course the charming vocals from Mariska Veres. You easily forgive her a couple of pronunciation problems along the way.