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Posted on Dec 6, 2012 6:35:36 PM PST
John says:
I don't there is a Scorps song I can't listen to. If I had to choose though,
Top 5 Rockers:
1. Rock You Like A Hurricane
2. No One Like You
3. Raised On Rock
4. The Zoo
5. Blackout

Top 5 Ballads.
1. Still Loving You
2. When You Came Into My Life
3. Holiday
4. Always Somewhere
5. We'll Burn The Sky

Posted on Dec 6, 2012 7:08:09 PM PST
I agree - I kind of see the Scorps and Priest as more or less equals - they both started in the early 70s and produced some groundbreaking 70s metal, both had leanings towards "true metal" and a more pop sensibility. (Admittedly, Priest leaned a little more metal in their later albums like "Painkiller"). I think I like the Scorps better, though (but, then, I got into the Scorps as a teenager and Priest much later, so the Scorps have the nostalgia value).

Anyway, Eye II Eye isn't a complete stinker - take off the full-on R&B songs, and you still have a decent (if unusual) 35-minute Scorps album - "Mind Like A Tree" and "Yellow Butterfly" are really good songs that kind of remind me of "We'll Burn The Sky".

Michael's soloing on the first album is fantastic - I particularly like the extended "Lonesome Crow" song. What sets it apart from a lot of the late 60s "guitar god" stuff, is that the backing music changes under the soloing. (A lot of those classic rock bands would drag out a one-bar rhythm for 10 minutes so the guitarist could go nuts, but it got boring because he was just playing over the same backing - this song really gives the guitarist something to shine over. Plus, Schenker was inspired on that album).

Dark Lady
We'll Burn The Sky
Sails of Charon
Coast to Coast
Is There Anybody There?
The Zoo
Don't Stop At The Top
Coming Home
Ship of Fools
Stone in my Shoe
Hour I and Humanity(although I find the "Humanity Hour I" album to be weak - the sound is great, but the producer-songwriters made the songs drag)
No Limit

I pretty much like most of their songs (some of the R&B stuff on "Eye II Eye" and the less-rocking bits of "Humanity" being the main exceptions). I actually made myself a nice compilation of non-album tracks by downloading the bonus tracks from various compilations on Amazon - it's like having a "lost" Scorpions album. The song "Cause I Love You" is one of the better ones, but there's an album's worth of solid Scorps tracks I found.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 8, 2012 10:31:44 AM PST
Ash Krueger says:
I heard a while back the band was actually intending to release a new album or maybe even box that contained just those "lost" tracks, bonus tracks, B-sides, remixes, and even a few unreleased tunes. Personally I would love for that to happen. Every one of the tracks I've heard that were cut from the albums were actually good songs. Rare indeed that that would be the case.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 8, 2012 8:48:16 PM PST
John says:
Yeah Matthias said they are recording new songs to be released in 2013.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2012 8:24:18 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 9, 2012 10:19:04 AM PST
club 7 says:
loving you sunday morning
we'll burn the sky
bad boys running wild
animal magnetism
i'm leaving you
another piece of meat
top of the bill
as soon as the good times roll
catch your train
still loving you
walking on the edge
speedy's coming
sails of charon
china white
passion rules the game
the zoo
cause i love you
in trance

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 11:53:37 AM PST
Wow, Krueger. That would be really cool. They need to do their back catalogue up right. Kind of neglected compared to many bands reissues.

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 9:45:11 AM PST
I prefer 70's Scorpions with a few 80's tracks in there....

Speedy's Coming
Steamrock Fever
In Trance
Catch Your Train
Coast to Coast
Fly People Fly
Fly to the Rainbow
Top of the Bill
Robot Man
Dark Lady
We'll Burn the Sky
Another Piece of Meat
Big City Nights
All Night Long
Pictured Life
Longing for Fire
Life's Like a River
The Sails of Charon
Evening Wind

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 6:05:53 PM PST
Speedy's Coming
Fly to the Rainbow
Dark Lady
In Trance
We'll Burn the Sky
Animal Magnetism

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 12:51:56 PM PST
Is "Ghost of Doctor Metal" "Doc Metal".............if it is what's happinin'

Sails of Charon
Pictured Life
Catch Your train
No One like You
The Zoo
In Trance
Can't Live Without You
Steam Rock Fever
Your Light
Top of The Bill
Big City Nights
and for some reason I'm Leaving You
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