As the title suggests, Live Bites is a collection of live tracks from the Scorpions, recorded at a time (between 1988 and 1995) when they weren't at the top of their form, despite the hit single "Winds of Change." During this time, their audience was beginning to evaporate, partially because of changing tastes and partially because the band was losing its ability to rock out consistently. Live Bites documents this decay too effectively. There are occasional highlights, but too much of the disc contains half-hearted, tired performances to make it worthwhile for anyone but the most dedicated fans.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine