LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-MARCH 27, 2019…THIRTY FIVE YEARS AGO TODAY
THE SCORPIONS HIT PAYDIRT WITH ‘LOVE AT FIRST STING’. THIS WAS THE 9TH STUDIO ALBUM FROM THE SCORPIONS, AND IT WAS HUGE. THE RECORD WAS DRIVEN BY 3 HUGE SINGLES ‘BIG CITY NIGHTS’ ‘STILL LOVING YOU’ AND THEIR SIGNATURE SONG ‘ROCK YOU LIKE A HURRICANE.’
IN AN INTERVIEW RUDOLPH SCHENKER SAID:
“I think ‘Rock You Like A Hurricane’ is a perfect rock anthem, which talks about attitude and sexuality. It’s very important to recognize the tension between the verses and the chorus. I think Klaus (Meine) went over the lyrics around eight or nine times because the first lyrics of the song went something like ‘blah blah blah blah.’ And we said, ‘No! The song is not feeling right.’ But at the ninth or tenth time, it came.
The lyric goes: ‘The bitch is hungry, she needs to tell, so give her inches and feed her well.’ This was the tension between the ‘Rock You Like A Hurricane’ chorus, and the words to the verses. This is what makes the song great. And the funny thing is, the girls, when they’re talking about ‘Rock You Like A Hurricane,’ they say, ‘Oh, I love your song ‘Rock Me Like A Hurricane’.
THIS IS THE BIGGEST SCORPIONS ALBUM IN TERMS OF SALES, SELLING OVER 3 MILLION COPIES IN THE USA AND OVER 4 MILLION WORLDWIDE.
‘LOVE AT FIRST STING’ ALSO HOLDS THE DISTINCTION AS BEING ONE OF THE FIRST HARD ROCK RECORDS EVER RECORDED DIGITALLY.
HERE ARE THE SCORPIONS AND ‘ROCK YOU LIKE A HURRICANE’