Few rock bands were as successful as the Scorpions by the mid 80s headlining arenas stadiums worldwide, scoring two mega selling albums the platinum certified Blackout and the triple platinum certified Love at First Sting and two hit singles videos No One Like You and Rock You Like a Hurricane But what quite a few newcomers to the band didn t realize was that the Scorpions had been regularly recording music since 1972, and that throughout the remainder of the decade, featured two guitarists Michael Schenker and Uli Jon Roth at separate points that are considered legendary amongst the heavy metal masses And while such albums as Lonesome Crow, Fly to the Rainbow, In Trance, Virgin Killer, Taken by Force, Tokyo Tapes, and Lovedrive did not come close to obtaining the commercial success of the aforementioned 80s era efforts, they inspired and influenced countless renowned musicians German Metal Machine Scorpions in the 70s is the first ever book to focus solely on this period of the band Interviews include such former members as Michael Schenker, Uli Jon Roth, Francis Buchholz, and Herman Rarebell, longtime Scorpions producer Dieter Dierks, plus members of other bands that are major admirers, including KK Downing Judas Priest , Billy Corgan Smashing Pumpkins , Joe Satriani, Tom Hamilton Aerosmith , David Ellefson Megadeth , Alex Skolnick Testament , and Eddie Trunk That Metal Show , among many others, while Kirk Hammett Metallica provides a foreword....
|Title||:||German Metal Machine: Scorpions in the '70s|
|Publisher||:||CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform June 25, 2016|
|Number of Pages||:||222 pages|
|File Size||:||594 KB|
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German Metal Machine: Scorpions in the '70s Reviews
This book is a mixed bag for me. It is not really a story about the early Scorpions but more of a collection of interview excerpts where various people talk about how they experienced the 70's era of Scorpions. Most of these interviews are from people who are fans or other musicians who were fans and were influenced by that music. Few of the interviews are from former members of the Scorpions but none are from any of the current band members. While these interviews were conducted by the book author, the way it was all presented frequently gave impression of random snippets from magazines over a longer period of time.
being a huge fan of Scorpions' entire career, particularly the 70's....i was very enthusiastic that a book documenting that era of the band's career was finally coming to fruition. after all, due to their lack of commercial success until their 80's breakthrough naturally fans of this period are looking to have some lifelong questions answered. regardless of being signed to RCA for 5 albums and failing to issue anything close to a hit single...there is not a lot of concert footage or interviews from the band. very little was documented from that period. every once in a while some rare material will show up on youtube, but it is very hard to find any live performance footage of the band with Uli Roth, or any interviews from magazines... if any even exist. the concept of this book deeply implies that all this information would finally be given its just due and exploited. nope, not really.
I've got another book (Shredders) by this author,and I really like the way he writes.You can open any one of Greg's books to any page you'd like and start reading and know exactly what's going on.It's almost like a collection of articles and quotes from other magazines & books neatly & cleverly put together.Easy to understand and not boring at all.Plus,it's nice to hear another fan talk about his & your musical heroes.I plan on buying the Rainbow book also.
The most enjoyable part of this book was learning what some of the early Scorpions musicians had to say about their music and thought process at the time. All the other opinions were...meh. All Scorps fans will learn something new here...
It is an honor to get a glimpse of your favorite band. This is like an inside view of the interview that is not on TV or radio. So this is perfect when the artist sit down and talk like this.
Thoroughly enjoyed the read. Lost a start due to the fact there were NO OLD PICTURES of the band. Real let down there.
The era of major feeling in Scorpions. Great
My favorite Scorpions era finally gets its due diligence!!!