KottackAttack wrote:With the Scorpions becoming older and older their fame is decreasing as well. So my question is basically this: what do you think the Scorpions have to do to regain most of their popularity (especially in the U.S.)? I doubt their MTV Unplugged album will chart here in the U.S. I love my Scorpions, they mean the world to me. But no one really knows who they are anymore. I am extremely disappointed with their management and advertising I never see anything Scorpions related in Los Angeles. My Dad missed the opportunity to see them like 7 times over the past decade because he never sees commercials or billboards or any kind of ads. Why??? I need my Scorpions to end their career with a BANG!!!!!!!!!
My own hottest dream is that they re-record lovedrive to get it 100% Jabs-ified. Then get the old line up with jabs, Meine, Buchholz, Schenker and Rarebell. Drop all the processed sound and over done delays on the guitars and everybody get into the shape of their life......and...............wait for it......................
Stormchaser wrote:Scorpions fame has been decreasing since 1984 where they waited four years to release an over-produced Savage Amusement album (Yes, I said it ) and effectively wasted a great opportunity to achieve a super-stardom that they never reached. Yes, they were on a long and highly successful world tour but that long gap (4 years between studio albums) at the height of their career is still in my opinion one of the biggest mistakes they've made and one that may have cost them super-star status. They recovered nicely with CW and it's successor FTH but then inexplicably went off the rails for a decade with the ballad heavy PI , the funky experimental E2E , a symphonic album and then an acoustic album (which wasn't even released in the USA). By the time they finally produced a fine rock album again in Unbreakable many fans were lost and with the inept and mostly absent promotion were never really found again. Ah heck, even great promotion probably wouldn't have mattered, it's tough to go 10 years between rock albums and still be relevant. Since then they haven't released anything that could be close to being considered among their best stuff so basically you have 20 years with one solid rock album that was largely ignored by the market and media. Not a good formula for success and now you have another acoustic album that I find hard to get excited about buying and I've been a fan for 34 years (and have even grown to love those off-the-rail albums mentioned above). If I feel that way I can only imagine how the general or non-fan feels.
Well this is a fact of poor management .
Just the normal 20 or so people I know that post here on a regular basis . I thing the others if there are any are fare weather fans
They only seem to be here to post anything when the band is here in the states or they see that I made this comment singling them out
The truth hurts
Uli Jabs Schenker wrote:I always felt they suffered because Wind of Change was huge right before grunge hit. They some how got lumped into the Hair Band category and were part of the back lash against that type of music. Face The Heat was a good Album, and when it did not do as well as previous efforts they lost focus...
Raised On Rock wrote:instead of a record full of ballads, maybe they should have continued in a heavier direction, in a moment when the masses started to appreciate more violent and "angry" songs, the wind of change of the late 80's had become a sandstorm of violence in the mid 90's
Face the Heat partially started following that trend (with songs like Alien Nation, Ship of Fools and Nightmare Avenue), but maybe an even heavier and more lyrically-obscure record should have followed to keep afloat on that period.
Ah, and by no means HH1 is a mediocre album, actually i think it's better than both Unbreakable and SITT
Had HH come out in place of Pure Instinct it would have been a different tale, or maybe yet in place of FTH.
Raised On Rock wrote:... very good album full of innovations in sound like HH1 passed totally ignored because the band was out of the radars for too much...
flyingvee wrote:Had HH come out in place of Pure Instinct it would have been a different tale, or maybe yet in place of FTH.
Stormchaser wrote: it's a testament to the rich history of the band that they could go over 10 years without a good rock album and still survive.
Ha-ha are you kidding me? And where do you find this innovation?
Sickest album from 00th, poor sound and no real conceptual ideas.
Unfortunately, I don't think releasing a covers album and a acoustic album capitalized on the momentum they got from The Final Tour.
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