Legendary Germanband, Scorpions, were supposed to have called it quits in recent years, at least according what the information they released back in 2013. However, the band will release a new album come February 2015, which coincides with the band’s 50th anniversary since forming in 1965.
Obviously, 50 years in the biz makes them pretty damn old. It also makes pinpointing the height of their career a fairly difficult task, but it lies sometime between 1980 and 1994. In those years, Scorpions released a handful of albums that are arguably, their biggest: Animal Magnetism, Blackout, Love at First Sting, Savage Amusement, Crazy World, and Face the Heat. As well, those albums contain some of their biggest hits: “Rock You Like a Hurricane,” “No One Like You,” “Send Me an Angel,” “Still Loving You,” “Wind of Change,” “The Zoo,” “Rhythm of Love,” Big City Nights,” and “Ship of Fools.”
Scorpions has managed to walk the fine line between hardand heavy metal with as much precision as guitarist Matthias Jabs dances on the fretboard. Falling somewhere between Van Halen, AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and glam metal in general, the band has appealed to a wide fan base, who has, through the years, purchased over 100 million albums. Great rhythm, great melodies, sing-along choruses, often sexual without being too dirty, some of the most powerful ballads, and Klaus Meines unmistakable vocals, it’s all led to an enviable career.
Check out the concertabove, which is taken from the Crazy World Tour Live… Berlin 1991 concert video release.
Crazy World Tour Live… Berlin 1991 Set List:
1. Bad Boys Running Wild
2. Hit Between the Eyes
3. I Can’t Explain
4. The Zoo
5. Rhythm of Love
6. Crazy World
7. Can’t Live Without You
10. Lust or Love
11. Big City Nights
12. Rock You Like a Hurricane
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