Wednesday, May 11, 2011
The Scorpions biography
The Scorpions are a heavy metal rock band from Germany. They are best known for a single from the 1980s called "Rock You Like A Hurricane". This band has sold over 75 million albums worldwide.
Rudolf launched the band in 1965, but things really began to come together in 1969 when Rudolf's younger brother Michael, and vocalist Klaus Meine joined in. Their debut album Lonesome Crow was a success, and the band was able to open for the British Band UFO. When Michael Schenker left the band broke up. He eventually decided he wanted to work with Uli Roth and resurrected the Scorpions.
In 1974 the new lineup of Scorpions released Fly to the Rainbow and was way more of a success than Lonesome Crow. This is where the band really began to have an established sound.
In 1975 the Scorpion released "Virgin Killer" who's album cover featured a nude prepubescent girl covered with broken glass. The cover art was designed by Stefan Bohle who was a product manager for RCA Records. This cover brought the band lots of criticism and the album was pulled and replaced in several countries. Despite the controversy music critics and fans loved the music.
more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scorpions_(band)