Introducing Scorpions

Scorpions in 2010


Scorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 by guitarist Rudolf Schenker, who is the band's only constant member (although Klaus Meine has been lead singer for all their studio albums).


Lovedrive, released in 1979, was an album which some critics consider to be the pinnacle of their career. Containing such fan favourites as "Always Somewhere" and "Holiday", it firmly cemented the 'Scorpions formula' of hard rock songs mixed with melodic ballads.


In 1980 Scorpions released Animal Magnetism. Blackout, released in 1982, quickly became the band's best selling to date. Meine's voice showed no signs of weakness and fan response to the album was good. Blackout spawned three singles: "Dynamite", "Blackout", and "No One Like You".


It was not until 1984 and the release of Love at First Sting that the band finally cemented their status as metal musicians. Propelled by the single "Rock You Like a Hurricane", Love at First Sting climbed the charts.


Crazy World was released in 1990 and displayed a less polished sound. The album was propelled in large part by the massive success of the ballad "Wind of Change". The song muses on the socio-political changes that were occurring in Eastern Europe and in other parts of the world at the end of the Cold War.


On January 24, 2010, after 45 years of performing, Scorpions announced that they would be retiring after touring in support of their new album Sting in the Tail, although this decision was eventually retracted. They have sold between 75 and 100 million records worldwide (...)


Source of the introducing: WIKIPEDIA.


Some Scorpions songs may be found from this page.