Hello Scorpions fans from all over the World!
I've been visiting the Scorpions' site for a long time (even when it was not like we know it today), but it was only some days ago I had the time and opportunity to become a registered member.
The first time I heard the Scorpions I was 6 years old (back in 1984). My father listened to "Still Loving You" on the radio, and quickly bought the 45 rpm single in vynil (the B-side was "As Soon As The Good Times Roll"). Yes, I was only 6 years old but I was really impressed with the guitars on "Still Loving You", since I grew up listening to my father's records, mainly guitar oriented bands like The Beatles, The Shadows, and Jean Michel Jarre (no guitars!). I can say that The Beatles, The Shadows and The Scorpions were the real first Love of My Life . And that's how it all started... Then became Savage Amusement and Best Of Rockers N'Ballads, which was the first time I heard songs older than "Still Loving You". The rest is history... bought every record from Scorpions and my love for them grew everyday and got deeper and deeper...
I was always fascinated by guitars and guitar players, and started taking guitar lessons when I was about 12 or 13 years old. Then I founded many bands with friends and played covers (one of the covers was "Rock You Like A Hurricane") and some originals in bars for some time. Unfortunately I had to quit because I started to work and 3 years ago I went to University to study Computing.
My hobbies include Scorpions, Guitar playing, listening to music, Internet, Cinema, Astronomy, computer programming...
My favourite bands: Scorpions
Helloween (with K.Hansen and M.Kiske)
Jean Michel Jarre
Other bands I also like a lot: Skunk Anansie
Slayer ("Seasons In The Abyss")
Heroes Del Silencio (Spain)
General 60's, 70's and 80's sound
etc... can't remember everything
Favourite Guitar Players (no specific order):
Matthias Jabs, Rudy Schenker, Uli Roth, Michael Schenker (Scorpions)
Dave Murray, Adrian Smith, Janick Gers (Iron Maiden)
David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
Hank Marvin (The Shadows)
Brian May (Queen)
Dave Mustaine, Marty Friedman (Megadeth)
Glenn Tipton (Judas Priest)
...etc... Lots of other guitar players
Greetings from Portugal
Still Loving You Scorpions