Scorpions

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Nazione:Germania
Attività:dal 1965

Line up

  • Klaus Meine: vocals
  • Matthias Jabs: guitars
  • Rudolph Schenker: guitar
  • Pawel Maciwoda-Jastrzêbski: bass
  • James Kottak: drums
Scorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker. Since the band's inception, its musical style has ranged from hard rock to heavy metal. The lineup from 1978–92 was the most successful incarnation of the group, and included Klaus Meine (vocals), Rudolf Schenker (rhythm guitar), Matthias Jabs (lead guitar), Francis Buchholz (bass guitar), and Herman Rarebell (drums). The band's only constant member is Rudolf Schenker, although Meine has been the lead singer for all of the band's studio albums, and Jabs has been a consistent member since 1979.

During the mid-1970s, with guitarist Uli Jon Roth part of the line-up, the music of Scorpions was defined as hard rock. After the departure of Roth in 1978, Matthias Jabs joined and, following the guidance of producer Dieter Dierks, Scorpions changed their sound towards melodic heavy metal, mixed with rock power ballads. Throughout the 1980s the group received positive reviews and critical acclaim from music critics, and experienced commercial success with the albums Animal Magnetism (1980), Blackout (1982), Love at First Sting (1984), World Wide Live (1985) and Savage Amusement (1988)

Their best-selling album Crazy World (1990) includes the song "Wind of Change", a symbolic anthem of the political changes in Eastern Europe in the late 1980s and early 1990s and the fall of the Berlin Wall. It is one of the best-selling singles in the world with over fourteen million copies sold. Scorpions have sold over 100 million records in total. They have released 18 studio albums, 27 compilation albums and 74 singles. Six of their singles have reached number one on the charts in different countries. Their albums, singles, compilations and video releases have reached 200 times gold, platinum and multi-platinum status in different countries.

Rolling Stone magazine describes Scorpions as "the heroes of heavy metal", and MTV called them "Ambassadors of Rock". The band was ranked number 46 on VH1's Greatest Artists of Hard Rock programme, with "Rock You Like a Hurricane" at number 18 on VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs. "Still Loving You" ranked 22nd place among the greatest ballads. Scorpions have received prestigious awards such as three World Music Awards, a star on the Hollywood Rock wall, and a presence in the permanent exhibition of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In 2015 the group celebrated its 50th anniversary by releasing a Special Reissue of following albums in DeLuxe Edition:
-Taken By Force
-Tokyo Tapes
-Animal Magnetism
-Lovedrive
-Savage Amusement
-World Wide Live
-Love At First Sting
-Blackout

Discografia

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Return to Forever (Columbia SevenOne Music / 2015) 

1. GOING OUT WITH A BANG / 2. WE BUILT THIS HOUSE / 3. ROCK MY CAR / 4. HOUSE OF CARDS / 5. ALL FOR ONE / 6. ROCK 'N' ROLL BAND / 7. CATCH YOUR LUCK AND PLAY / 8. ROLLIN' HOME ...

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1. STEAMROCK FEVER / 2. WE'LL BURN THE SKY / 3. I'VE GOT TO BE FREE / 4. RIOT OF YOUR TIME / 5. SAILS OF CHARON / 6. YOUR LIGHT / 7. HE'S A WOMAN, SHE'S A MAN ...

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1. ALL NIGHT LONG / 2. PICTURED LIFE / 3. BACKSTAGE QUEEN / 4. POLAR NIGHTS / 5. IN TRANCE / 6. WE'LL BURN THE SKY / 7. SUSPENDER LOVE / 8. IN SEARCH OF THE PEACE OF MIND / 9. FLY TO THE RAINBOW ...

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1. MAKE IT REAL / 2. DON'T MAKE NO PROMISES / 3. HOLD ME TIGHT / 4. TWENTIETH CENTURY MAN / 5. LADY STARLIGHT / 6. FALLING IN LOVE / 7. ONLY A MAN / 8. THE ZOO / 9. ANIMAL MAGNETISM ...

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1. LOVING YOU SUNDAY MORNING / 2. ANOTHER PIECE OF MEAT / 3. ALWAYS SOMEWHERE / 4. COAST TO COAST / 5. CAN'T GET ENOUGH / 6. IS THERE ANYBODY THERE ? / 7. LOVEDRIVE ...

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1. DON'T STOP AT THE TOP / 2. RHYTM OF LOVE / 3. PASSION RULES THE GAME / 4. MEDIA OVERKILL / 5. WALKING ON THE EDGE / 6. WE LET IT ROCK .. YOU LET IT ROLL / 7. EVERY MINUTE EVERY DAY ...

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1. COUNTDOWN / 2. COMING HOME / 3. BLACKOUT / 4. BAD BOYS RUNNING WILD / 5. LOVING YOU SUNDAY MORNING / 6. MAKE IT REAL / 7. BIG CITY NIGHTS / 8. COAST TO COAST / 9. HOLIDAY / 10. STILL LOVING YOU ...

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1. BAD BOYS RUNNING WILD / 2. ROCK YOU LIKE AN HURRICANE / 3. I'M LEAVING YOU / 4. COMING HOME / 5. THE SAME THRILL / 6. BIG CITY NIGHTS / 7. AS SOON AS THE GOOD TIMES ROLL / 8. CROSSFIRE ...

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1. BLACKOUT / 2. CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT YOU / 3. NO ONE LIKE YOU / 4. YOU GIVE ME ALL I NEED / 5. NOW! / 6. DYNAMITE / 7. ARIZONA / 8. CHINA WHITE / 9. WHEN THE SMOKE IS GOING DOWN ...

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Sting in the Tail (Sony Music / 2010) 

1. RAISED ON ROCK / 2. STING IN THE TAIL / 3. SLAVE ME / 4. THE GOOD DIE YOUNG / 5. NO LIMIT / 6. ROCK ZONE / 7. LORELEI / 8. TURN YOU ON / 9. LET'S ROCK / 10. SLY / 11. SPIRIT OF ROCK ...

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Humanity Hour 1 (Sony / 2007) 

1. HOUR 1 / 2. THE GAME OF LIFE / 3. WE WERE BORN TO FLY / 4. THE FUTURE NEVER DIES / 5. YOU’RE LOVIN’ ME TO DEATH / 6. 321 / 7. LOVE WILL KEEP US ALIVE / 8. WE WILL RISE AGAIN / 9. YOUR LAST SONG ...

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Unbreakable (Ariola / 2004) 

1. NEW GENERATION / 2. LOVE 'EM OR LEAVE 'EM / 3. DEEP AND DARK / 4. BORDERLINE / 5. BLOOD TOO HOT / 6. MAYBE I MAYBE YOU / 7. SOMEDAY IS NOW / 8. MY CITY MY TOWN / 9. THROUGH MY EYES ...

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Eye II eye (Koch records / 1999) 

1. MYSTERIOUS / 2. TO BE NO. 1 / 3. OBSESSION / 4. 10 LIGHT YEARS AWAY / 5. MIND LIKE A TREE / 6. EYE II EYE / 7. WHAT U GIVE U GET BACK / 8. SKYWRITER / 9. YELLOW BUTTERFLY / 10. FRESHLY SQUEEZED ...

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Pure Instinct (Atlantic records / 1996) 

1. WILD CHILD / 2. BUT THE BEST FOR YOU / 3. DOES ANYONE KNOW / 4. STONE IN MY SHOE / 5. SOUL BEHIND THE FACE / 6. OH GIRL (I WANNA BE WITH YOU) / 7. WHEN YOU CAME INTO MY LIFE ...

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Face the heat (Mercury records / 1993) 

1. ALIEN NATION / 2. NO PAIN, NO GAIN / 3. SOMEONE TO TOUCH / 4. UNDER THE SAME SUN / 5. UNHOLY ALLIANCE / 6. WOMAN / 7. HATE TO BE NICE / 8. TAXMAN WOMAN / 9. SHIP OF FOOLS / 10. NIGHTMARE AVENUE

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Crazy world (Mercury records / 1990) 

1. TEASE ME PLEASE ME / 2. DON'T BELIEVE HER / 3. TO BE WITH YOU IN HEAVEN / 4. WIND OF CHANGE / 5. RESTLESS NIGHTS / 6. LUST OR LOVE / 7. KICKS AFTER SIX / 8. HIT BETWEEN THE EYES ...

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Savage amusement (Polydor / 1988) 

1. DON'T STOP AT THE TOP / 2. RHYTHM OF LOVE / 3. PASSION RULES THE GAME / 4. MEDIA OVERKILL / 5. WALKING ON THE EDGE / 6. WE LET IT ROCK... YOU LET IT ROLL / 7. EVERY MINUTE EVERY DAY ...

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Love at first sting (Harvest / 1984) 

1. BAD BOYS RUNNING WILD / 2. ROCK YOU LIKE A HURRICANE / 3. I'M LEAVING YOU / 4. COMING HOME / 5. THE SAME THRILL / 6. BIG CITY NIGHTS / 7. AS SOON AS THE GOOD TIMES ROLL / 8. CROSSFIRE ...

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Blackout (Polydor / 1982) 

1. BLACKOUT / 2. CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT YOU / 3. NO ONE LIKE YOU / 4. YOU GIVE ME ALL I NEED / 5. NOW! / 6. DYNAMITE / 7. ARIZONA / 8. CHINA WHITE / 9. WHEN THE SMOKE IS GOING DOWN

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Animal magnetism (Harvest / 1980) 

1. MAKE IT REAL / 2. DON'T MAKE NO PROMISES (YOUR BODY CAN'T KEEP) / 3. HOLD ME TIGHT / 4. TWENTIETH CENTURY MAN / 5. LADY STARLIGHT / 6. FALLING IN LOVE / 7. ONLY A MAN / 8. THE ZOO ...

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Lovedrive (Harvest / 1979) 

1. LOVING YOU SUNDAY MORNING / 2. ANOTHER PIECE OF MEAT / 3. ALWAYS SOMEWHERE / 4. COAST TO COAST / 5. CAN'T GET ENOUGH / 6. IS THERE ANYBODY THERE? / 7. LOVEDRIVE / 8. HOLIDAY

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Tokyo Tapes (RCA / EMI / 1978) 

1. ALL NIGHT LONG / 2. PICTURED LIFE / 3. BACKSTAGE QUEEN / 4. POLAR NIGHTS / 5. IN TRANCE / 6. WE'LL LBURN THE SKY / 7. SUSPENDER LOVE / 8. IN SEARCH OF THE PEACE OF MIND ...

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Taken by force (RCA / 1977) 

1. STEAMROCK FEVER / 2. WE'LL BURN THE SKY / 3. I'VE GOT TO BE FREE / 4. THE RIOT OF YOUR TIME / 5. THE SAILS OF CHARON / 6. YOUR LIGHT / 7. HE'S A WOMAN - SHE'S A MAN ...

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Virgin Killer (RCA / 1976) 

1. PICTURED LIFE / 2. CATCH YOUR TRAIN / 3. IN YOUR PARK / 4. BACKSTAGE QUEEN / 5. VIRGIN KILLER / 6. HELL-CAT / 7. CRYING DAYS / 8. POLAR NIGHTS / 9. YELLOW RAVEN

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In trance (RCA / 1975) 

1. DARK LADY / 2. IN TRANCE / 3. LIFE'S LIKE A RIVER / 4. TOP OF THE BILL / 5. LIVING AND DYING / 6. ROBOT MAN / 7. EVENING WIND / 8. SUN IN MY HAND / 9. LONGING FOR FIRE / 10. NIGHT LIGHTS

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Fly to the rainbow (RCA / 1974) 

1. SPEEDY'S COMING / 2. THEY NEED A MILLION / 3. DRIFTING SUN / 4. FLY PEOPLE FLY / 5. THIS IS MY SONG / 6. FAR AWAY / 7. FLY TO THE RAINBOW

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Lonesome Crow (Brain records / 1972) 

1. I'M GOING MAD / 2. IT ALL DEPENDS / 3. LEAVE ME / 4. IN SEARCH OF THE PEACE OF MIND / 5. INHERITANCE / 6. ACTION / 7. LONESOME CROW

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