You didn’t think we were done with the Germans did you? We return to the “Fatherland” where we have a band (unlike our number one choice, Kraftwerk) that had true international success and is considered one of the top acts to come out of Continental Europe. We wonder if we are going to hear from some of their fans that they should be our highest ranked German band.
The Scorpions were far from overnight sensations. They were together for years before they achieved success outside of Germany and Japan. By the early 80’s they had a surprise breakthrough in the United States and they became Hard Rock superstars selling out arenas world wide. Considered Heavy Metal ambassadors, they were able to appeal to the Hair Metal crowd without losing any traditional Heavy Metal appeal. Throw in a dynamic live show and that they are sill performing today, they may not be our highest ranking Germans, but they are the ones with the best shot.
The Bullet Points:
Country of Origin:
Why They Will Get In:
The hard rockers had success and if the Hall wants to have an international flavor (except for the U.K.) this may not be the worst place to start.
Why They Won’t Get In:
If we go primarily cased on their genre they are likely behind others in the line up for induction.
Virgin Killer (1976)
Animal Magnetism (1980)
Love at First Sting (1984)
Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee:
Holiday (From Lovedrive, 1979)
The Zoo (From Animal Magnetism, 1980)
No One Like You (From Blackout, 1982)
Rock You Like a Hurricane (From Love at First Sting, 1984)
Big City Nights (From Love at First Sting, 1984)