They’ve sold over 50 million
records worldwide, making them one of the most successful bands ever
to come out of Europe. These rockers from Hanover, Germany are considered
by many to be the fathers of heavy metal music. It isn’t difficult
to see why. Co-headlining on the summer "Maximum Rock Tour" with
Motley Crue, the Scorps are a living text book of metal music and
stage presence. If you are going to see the Scorpions, you aren’t
just going to hear ear splitting, ass kicking metal, you get the full package
baby! Try on-stage fireworks, smoke, strobes, flame throwers and
enough raw energy and musical talent to light New York City.
careers that span the 70s, 80s and 90s, the Scorpions’ sound is still edgy
and driven. The group is anchored by its three founding members;
Klaus Meine on lead vocals, Rudolph Schenker on rhythm guitar and Matthias
Jabs on lead guitar. Added to the family are bassist Ralph Rieckermann
James Kottak, who puts out some outstanding drum solos that culminate in
the exhausted working man pouring a beer over his head to keep from igniting
. . .
Now touring their 14th career
album Eye to Eye, they performed several tracks from the
new work, including a very hot number called Mysterious.
The rhythm tracks are like a siren song,
enticing you to move your body to the beat and join in on air guitar.
The CD also includes several rock ballads worth checking out, like Ten
Light Years Away and the title track, Eye to Eye.
While introducing the summer concert goers to these newest efforts they
also pulled out the classic hard rock hits that made them rock legends
like Rock Me Like a Hurricane and There Is No One Like
You. In short, the Scorpions are not a band, they are a warp
drive for the metal music that launched in the 1970s and is streaking across
the sky and right into the year 2000.