Scorpions Live
February 24, 2020 8:54 AM   Subscribe

 
If this gets deleted I'm gonna finally button.
posted by bondcliff at 9:04 AM on February 24 [10 favorites]


My co-workers are looking at me, these two posts back to back made me literally laugh out loud. Well played!
posted by codewheeney at 9:06 AM on February 24 [2 favorites]




Shipping these particular scorpions gets expensive.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 9:24 AM on February 24 [1 favorite]


LMAO!
posted by Mchelly at 9:29 AM on February 24


Scorps weren't the best 80s metal band, but they might have been the tightest.
posted by Ber at 9:53 AM on February 24


Did we all have them doing radio promos?

Hello! Cock a doodle doo! I am Klaus Meine! And I am Rudolf Schenke!

And we aaaaah! SCOHHHH PYANCE!
posted by GCU Sweet and Full of Grace at 9:56 AM on February 24 [2 favorites]


I was there.
posted by humboldt32 at 10:38 AM on February 24 [4 favorites]


Whenever I feel like "Metafilter is getting me down, I should take a break" magic like this happens
posted by treepour at 11:46 AM on February 24 [2 favorites]


not a big Scorpions fan but I'm always interested in how a band opens their show, works all that pent up energy etc.

So call me unimpressed then that the f***ing sound man didn't have the vocal fader up for the first few lines. Likely related to the cocaine that was telling him he was a f***ing genius.

Anyway, there are far worse hair bands.
posted by philip-random at 1:53 PM on February 24


hair bands.

The bald spot really breaks the mood, for me
posted by thelonius at 4:08 PM on February 24


Love the cutting edge video effects on this. "Rock You Like a Hurricane" was one of the first riffs I learned on guitar. I always sorta liked Scorpions but never bought any of their albums. I saw them at Monsters of Rock in 1988 at Alpine Valley and they put on such a great live performance, they won me over.
So call me unimpressed then that the f***ing sound man didn't have the vocal fader up yt for the first few lines. Likely related to the cocaine that was telling him he was a f***ing genius.
Yup, and absolutely no bass guitar until about 6:30. 80s, man.
posted by Billy Rubin at 5:53 PM on February 24


not a big Scorpions fan but I'm always interested in how a band opens their show, works all that pent up energy etc.

The first few minutes of the linked show motivated me to plug in the electric guitar, crank up the gain on my effects processor and practice some pick squeals.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 6:14 PM on February 24 [1 favorite]


OMG I get a chance to tell my Scorpions story!

So, I was an exchange student in (then West) Germany back in 1986-87. They were heady times to be there. Reagan was in full bloom, the Cold War was being aggravated by the intent (perhaps against the hosting countries) to install missile shield systems (still very new and perhaps not invented yet) in countries up against the Iron Curtain just to piss off the USSR. It was also a time when The Scorpions were a truly massive band.

I was living in this area where there were a lot of other US exchange students but not any of the exchange students from my hometown area, or as far as I knew, until one day a woman reached out to me to let me know she had been only about 20km away from me the entire time! We decided to have an "old home" day and catch up (we went to high school together but weren't close while there). I rode my bicycle out along country roads I'd never really seen before and ended up in this ridiculously posh, like, Beverly Hills type of neighborhood. Expensive houses behind tall walls around large yards, etc etc. I found the right house and rang the bell at the gate on the wall, and was buzzed through into this, like, basically a tiny version of a French formal garden. Shaped hedges, roses, bed plants arranged in color stripes... Really beautiful! Gina (my friend) and I sat in the garden having lunch and bullshitting for a while but in mid-afternoon we started to hear squealing children playing from the garden over the wall. There was a lot of laughter and joy, and some adult voices too... Gina says to me, "oh, this guy is pretty cool. You should meet him" and she shouts over the wall greetings, and obviously this had happened before, because we were soon invited over to next door where a couple of guys were having their kids together for a playdate while they discussed work.

Turns out, it was the lead singer and the bass player for the Scorpions. Whom I knew from MTV but had to be told because they were so fucking out-of-context and unexpected! Anyway, I wasn't told right away, we hung out for about 45 minutes and had a coffee and chatted about the US and Germany and differences the two of us (being all of 19 years old) felt about it, and stuff... and THEN was told and was sort of embarrassed that I didn't recognize them. But they were cool to talk to for a bit, and were really just very ordinary people with kids.

And that's how I had coffee with some of The Scorpions, over 30 years ago.
posted by hippybear at 6:28 PM on February 24 [9 favorites]


"Rock You Like a Hurricane" was the first song I learned by watching it played on MTV. For that, Scorpions will always get my vote.
posted by not_on_display at 6:36 PM on February 24 [1 favorite]


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