Cool Vs Gah!..Round 3…Scorpions…

Hit Between The Eyes Vs Winds Of Change

Scorpion’s came out with Crazy World in 1990 and it was a pretty solid record and a total improvement in my book than the previous release which was Savage Amusement (1988).

Zeeeee Scorps are….

Klaus Meine – lead vocals
Matthias Jabs – lead guitar, backing vocals
Rudolf Schenker – rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Francis Buchholz – bass, backing vocals
Herman Rarebell – drums, backing vocals

Scorps hooked up with songwriter Jim Vallance(Bryan Adams Co Writer) and wrote some great tracks one being Hit Between The Eyes which in my opinion is a Sure Fire Scorps Rocker! Rarebell steam rolls his drums at a crazy clip while Jabs solos like a lunatic all over the map and pulls it off.(underrated lead player in my humble opinion!) Vallance helps out and delivers the Scorps a Super Duper  chorus that is oh so good while Jabs is still soloing like a lunatic! Also full props for that Duster(Moustache) Schenker is sporting  in the live video below circa 1991!

Scorps always wrote brilliant Rock tracks. Case in point! The first 6 tracks on World Wide Live(1985) support my theory!

Look at these Monster Tracks..this is how you pace your show circa 84-85!

Side one
“Countdown” (Klaus Meine, Matthias Jabs) – 0:41
“Coming Home” (Rudolf Schenker, Meine) – 3:17 (taken from Love at First Sting, 1984)
“Blackout” (Schenker, Meine, Herman Rarebell, Sonja Kittelsen) – 4:11 (taken from Blackout, 1982)
“Bad Boys Running Wild” (Schenker, Meine, Rarebell) – 3:45 (taken from Love at First Sting, 1984)
“Loving You Sunday Morning” (Schenker, Meine, Rarebell) – 4:41 (taken from Lovedrive, 1979)
“Make It Real” (Schenker, Rarebell) – 3:51 (taken from Animal Magnetism, 1980)

Wowzers thats a solid 6 Pack O Rock!

Scorps had a pretty cool knack for writing slower chill like tracks the best being No One Like You from Blackout(1982). But as time and albums wore on Scorps kinda lost steam on writing chill ballady like tunes and Winds Of Change or the Whistle Tune as i call it ( great message in the lyrics but why did the Scorps cave into the dreaded  trap of syrup rock?) Didn’t like this tune that much back in 90 still applies today….

Dunno bout Winds..i’m sure lots of you out there dig it and hats off to ya! For Me? Meh….?  I will still post the video maybe a live one to see if at all it picks up gas……

 

MMMMM…. after watching the live clip the Scorps tank is empty! Quick any one got a Defibrillator to revive this band? Than again these dudes are pushing  70 years young but man I dunno……

Crank up Hit Between The Eyes  again. That’s the Scorps I wanna listen to!

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16 thoughts on “Cool Vs Gah!..Round 3…Scorpions…”

  1. Between your post and the comments after it, I am learning more about this Scorpions band. I’ve liked what I’ve heard so far, and this review is another piece in the puzzle, thanks! Of course, we all know Winds Of Change. As an outsider, to me it’s probably one of their most recognizeable songs. Maybe the band views it as a necessary evil – the hit single that keeps fuel in the jet’s gas tank, ya know?

    Nice one, Deke! I’m all for solid chunks of the rawk.

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      1. I think an attachment like that is what will always make it the favourite, huh?

        … and I forgot to say: good post again, Deke!

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