flyingvee wrote:The current situation is that this thing with Francis is still going to go to court, I am surprised that 20 years later they still have not held this case. So from that standpoint, with a lawsuit still hanging, there is no way Francis could be on the same stage as the guys, sad as it sounds. Herman is another case, but since he's been playing with Francis and Michael I think the bad is mad at him too. As for the left over songs from the 80's, I'd liek to see them released as they were recorded then, ok, a little studio tweaking, but to go and record them new from scratch? Defeats the purpose of unlocking the vaults. But I guess its more important to the band that they dont have to pay Herman a cent for the original lyrics on them, or any music he may have done.
But maybe (just maybe) some of the songs were unfinished, and what was recorded was just a riff idea, a song with no lyrics but a vocal melody: incomplete songs.
If the thing was like that is a good idea to take this songs and do them again, probably the spirit of the songs will be different than if they would have done this songs in the 80's, but also the scorpions are different, and the way they do songs now is very different. But on the other hand, even if part of the spirit is different and so, I think we will feel somehow a little of the classic scorpions there.
But I agree with you in all, if they take complete recorded songs from the classic era and they do them again... is a no sense, they should just release them as they are: with tha classic members involved and working like a german engine.
and just a little studio work.
And after comeblack... I just hope they do not do something in that vein
Anyway, we will have no official info until the album is about to be released
but that is not new..
And i don't know... this is just a personal thought, I think they are not in the best moment of creativity of their lives to start working on unfinished stuff from their golden years... This last 13 years were: an orchestra album of classics, an unglugged of classics, 3 new studio albums 1 of them (HH1) wich basically was written by people of outside of the band, and on SITT some of the songs were written years ago, and the others also had outside writters as well and finally an album of classics with modern sound....
Also for example Rudolf seems that nowadays likes more the rock your life stuff than playing guitar (it is really painful seeing someone who was a great rythm player and a decent lead guitar player playing the way he does sometimes on stage...), and also what I said before about Matthias who with a few exceptions (the lead guitar on Slave me and Lorelei is an amazing work of technique and good taste in lead guitar) is not allowed to show his potential.
But lets see... after all, I think they know what most of fans want, something that reminds the classic scorps, if they want, they could do it.