Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Scorpions biography



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)

44 comments:

  1. Awesome post! keep up the good work!

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  2. Interesting gonna look more into this band!

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  3. Every german can whistler that song. :)

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  4. woah im a huge music guy, crazy how this just slipped under my nose, hoping to see more music

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  5. One of my all time favorites, so touching but relaxing at the same time, brilliant song.

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  6. my german teachers loves the scorpions

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  7. the scorpions are great, thanks

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  8. Another awesome band. Listen to the acoustic version of 'Winds of Change' all the time

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  9. Cool band, not my favorite from Germany but still.

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  10. Mm, lovely place to find info for some bands. Also followed you for more interesting stuff.

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  11. Awesome blog here man, keep up the good work.

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  12. I dont like Scorpons, and never did, but this song has something, that makes me want to listen to it over and over.

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  13. Not my favorite band in the world - still good read.

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  14. I'm gonna check this out on youtube!

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  15. Sounds interesting, never heard of the Scorpions. Nice post!

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  16. Very cool post, nice video, good blog.

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  17. very interesting, gonna check them out later :)

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  18. Wow, haven't heard this song for aaaages. Thanks for reminding me. I paused Dandy Warhols for this :P

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  19. This used to be my lifting music back in high school.

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  20. Great Band. greetings from germany

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  21. this was my favorite song when i was 12 or something

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  22. Ive liked the scorpions for years, great post

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  23. Gonna have to look more into this band! Great post!

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  24. I love all the controversy behind the Virgin Killer album... the Rollercoaster of Love conspiracy is amazing :P

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  25. Never heard of them. They sound good though.

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  26. I know a lot of people who are big into them. Not so much here.

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  27. you can't publish pictures of nude underaged girls. what fools!

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  28. Metallica was heavily influenced from these guys.

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  29. I love this song...hadn't heard it in quite a while..

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  30. Scorpions are amazing, I wish they haven't decided to stop playing live.

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