Friday, August 7, 2009

Virgin Killers

It goes without saying that when people think of the Scorpions, the first song that comes to mind is, of course, “Rock You Like a Hurricane” from their Love at First Sting album. I guess it’s okay if that’s all you want to think about whenever discussing the Scorpions…which is sort of like saying that it’s okay to only think about Green Day when discussing punk rock.

In other words: no, it’s NOT fucking okay. So allow The Evil Eye the chance to help you redeem yourself and get back on your feet.

Back in the 1970s, the Scorpions were a badass hard rock band with a guitar warrior by the name of Uli Jon Roth in their ranks. This is why old school hessians extol the Scorpions’ virtues—because Roth’s guitar pyrotechnics would often overshadow the rest of the band. It becomes all the more obvious when you compare the four studio albums he recorded with them to anything the Scorps released after his departure. The differences between Virgin Killer and Love at First Sting are like night and day. Once you’ve heard this era of the Scorpions, there is no going back.

Virgin Killer was my re-introduction to the Scorpions. For those of you who are still catching up, let it be yours too. Or you can continue stumbling through life like the ignorant loser that you are. It’s your choice.

Time is the virgin killer here.


Anonymous said...

Check out Scorpions "In Trance" while you're at it.

The Evil Eye said...

In Trance is actually my favorite Scorps record. It'll be posted here sooner or later.