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Hell Cat is pretty good from Virgin Killer' date=' what are everyone's fav Scorpions songs?[/quote'] The Sails of Charon, without question. I've really just never heard anything like that song before, the riffing is unique, and the atmosphere is something else altogether. The guitars are composed extremely well, from the riffs to the solos, which are honestly some of the best sounding solos I've ever heard, the vocals are epic, dark, and gripping, the whole thing has just always sounded extremely impressive to me. Along with He's a Woman, She's a Man, it was the song that got me into Scorpions. Awesome stuff.
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I always thought of them as an 80s glam band' date=' but since I've started posting here I find a lot of you really respect them and they're not just from the 80s. I'll have to check out their early stuff. I have to say though, rock me like a huricain is truely awfull.[/quote'] You definitely should, as they were as much of a heavy metal band in the 70's as Sabbath, Priest, Motorhead, etc... Here's my favorite song of theirs, but you can also check out another great song from the same album that I posted on the first page of this thread: 0jCd9vg3BDw
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I'll always have a soft spot for the 80's Scorpions, I grew up listening to them. I went through a decade long moratorium on their stuff because the local radio stations killed their music but I rediscovered my interest in the band when I started getting into their 70's material. It's good stuff. The band stopped caring about their music in the 80's and focused on making money. That's why most of their stuff is really repetitive. A friend of mine said he'd seen them over 18 times, usually opening for other bands and said their set list scarcely changed during that time. That's sad.

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I'll always have a soft spot for the 80's Scorpions' date=' I grew up listening to them. I went through a decade long moratorium on their stuff because the local radio stations killed their music but I rediscovered my interest in the band when I started getting into their 70's material. It's good stuff. The band stopped caring about their music in the 80's and focused on making money. That's why most of their stuff is really repetitive. A friend of mine said he'd seen them over 18 times, usually opening for other bands and said their set list scarcely changed during that time. That's sad.[/quote'] So in other words, after Blackout: The German Kiss?
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Re: Scorpions! I don't think they were ever as bad as Kiss or any glam band. It was soft and poppy, but it was never that bad, just tame and uninteresting. In addition, it still sounds like Scorpions, so it's not as though they abandoned everything for success, they just made it basic. Sent from my HTC PH39100 using Tapatalk 2

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Probably far too late to answer, but I'd say, the three I’d probably go for are from round the same period as Blackout,

Love at First Sting – obviously has their signature song, Rock You Like A Hurricane, along with stellar tracks, Bad Boys Running Wild & Big City Nights, while the ballad, Still Loving You is in there also.

Lovedrive has some great stuff, I really like the instrumental, Coast to Coast, along with the songs, Another Piece of Meat, & Can’t Get Enough. While the title track rips off the theme tune to the A-Team – or maybe it was the other way round ...

Animal Magnetism is worth getting for, The Zoo, alone, immense track.

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