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The Scorpions are almost as old as I am, having been formed in 1965, when the term "hard rock" was unknown and "heavy metal" was years in the future. In commemoration of this frankly unbelievable fact, here's Uli Jon Roth himself playing "We'll Burn the Sky" (based on a poem by Jimi Hendrix's bereaved girlfriend, no less), and of course sung by none other than Klaus Meine.

 

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This isn't meant to be a threadjack.  But I was wondering if there was any relation to David Lee Roth.  Turns out there isn't.

But in my search I found out that David Lee has a vocal range of five and a half octaves. Who knew?

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Let's see, 1965 BC would be Abraham, right?  So what did he have to say about this music?  @MormonGator is gonna want to know.  I see this band has been mentioned several times in the bible, but not really favorably....

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Deuteronomy 8:15 Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint;

2 Chronicles 10:11 For whereas my father put a heavy yoke upon you, I will put more to your yoke: my father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.

Ezekiel 2:6 ¶ And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.

(That second one seems awfully applicable...) What's the phrase?  Zil exits stage left.

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13 minutes ago, Carborendum said:

This isn't meant to be a threadjack.  But I was wondering if there was any relation to David Lee Roth.  Turns out there isn't.

But in my search I found out that David Lee has a vocal range of five and a half octaves. Who knew?

The fanboyz always fawn about how much better Sammy Hagar was than DLR, but for my money, the Diamond Dave era was the best VH.

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2 hours ago, Vort said:

The fanboyz always fawn about how much better Sammy Hagar was than DLR, but for my money, the Diamond Dave era was the best VH.

Okay, dude, no. Take notes. 

Sammy Hagar added a philosophical element to what was until him, a party band. DLR was basically Paul Stanley with more talented preformers. Don't get me started young man. Don't get me started. 

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Just now, zil said:

That's the guy with all the black & yellow hand tools, right?

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. That's awesome. lol 

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Although to be fair, in my glorification of this band, honesty and full disclosure forces me to say that the Scorpions released one of the most unfortunately titled albums of all time, coupled with an album cover photo that can only truthfully be described as child pornography. So there's that. I may like the band, but I would have kept my sisters away from these guys at all costs.

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1 hour ago, Vort said:

Although to be fair, in my glorification of this band, honesty and full disclosure forces me to say that the Scorpions released one of the most unfortunately titled albums of all time, coupled with an album cover photo that can only truthfully be described as child pornography. So there's that. I may like the band, but I would have kept my sisters away from these guys at all costs.

When my brother liked Barenaked Ladies as a teen, I was concerned because of their name. But it turns out they have songs I really enjoy.

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4 hours ago, Vort said:

The fanboyz always fawn about how much better Sammy Hagar was than DLR, but for my money, the Diamond Dave era was the best VH.

Sammy was (is) better than Dave, but the band he played in was not Van Halen, it was something else, still good, but definitely not Van Halen.  

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1 hour ago, SilentOne said:

When my brother liked Barenaked Ladies as a teen, I was concerned because of their name. But it turns out they have songs I really enjoy.

BNL is a great band. Canadian, but I like 'em anyway.

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3 hours ago, zil said:

That's the guy with all the black & yellow hand tools, right?

Uh sure zil sure.  *Turns to everyone else*   Where in the heck did SHE come from?

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As much as we don't want to admit it when it comes to songwriting, the number of hits and sheer number of albums Sir Elton John is at least near the most successful artist of the last 100 years. 

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6 hours ago, askandanswer said:

Do you like them for theid cds, dvds, and other assorted paraphernalia as well as for the record?

Too late. I already did that joke.

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16 hours ago, zil said:

That's the guy with all the black & yellow hand tools, right?

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"Is she serious? She's not serious, right?"

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