I catch ya Funeral but for hard rock its close for me. All the pre 78 Scorps...its totaly amazing but you cant define it. At all ! Maybe Euro/Acid/hippie/progressive metal ? HaHa ! Its in a league of its own. That's why im a Scorpions fanatic. But Lovedrive is hard rock...at least to me. One song that was kind of weak on Lovedrive is Loving you Sunday morning. It really sounded like the producer told Rudy to not play so tight with the beat on the main riff. You can hear it. There is little blips and sounds where you can tell hes holding the pick on the strings trying not to play ON the beat. Telling Rudy to not play so tight is like telling a swiss watch maker to make a crappy watch. The live version rips though ! They were trying to get a new vibe on Love Drive...they did succeed though. It would have been a bigger album had more people been into their earlier stuff but i think it was to Euro for America. Huge in Japan though ! Other than that one song,I think both Lovedrive and Back in Black are in the same league...really, really close but Back in Black gets my vote.