Megadeth/Scorpions

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Megadeth/Scorpions

Post by CaptainVague » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:15 pm

My son took me to see Megadeth and the Scorpions Saturday night at the LA forum. Some reviews recently have said that at 69 Klaus can't quite hit the high notes anymore. I know it can be tough on these aging rockers. One thing you can do is bring along a backup singer or two to help out, or you can have Megadeth as the opening act and by the time you hit the stage no one can hear the high notes anymore. :D Great show by both bands, Megadeth only slows down to play the crunch, crunch, crunch, crunch, part of the songs, then it's back to double time. Even though it is extremely heavy metal their songs do not all sound the same. The Scorpions really rocked the place in top form, you know what you are going to get from them. Keep it going! 8)

Megadeth setlist
Hangar 18
The Threat Is Real
Take No Prisoners
She-Wolf
Sweating Bullets
Trust
Dystopia
Mechanix
Symphony of Destruction
Encore:
Holy Wars... The Punishment Due

Scorpions setlist
Going Out With a Bang
Make It Real
The Zoo
Coast to Coast
Top of the Bill / Steamrock Fever / Speedy's Coming / Catch Your Train
We Built This House
Delicate Dance
Always Somewhere / Eye of the Storm / Send Me an Angel
Wind of Change
Rock 'n' Roll Band
Overkill (Motörhead cover)
Drum Solo (Mickey Dee formerly of Motorhead)
Blackout
Big City Nights
Encore:
No One Like You
Still Loving You
Rock You Like a Hurricane
"In the 60's it was rock & roll, by the 70's they dropped the roll and called it rock, in the 80's MTV came along and it was more like professional wrestling." Tom Petty

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Re: Megadeth/Scorpions

Post by B_big. » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:22 pm

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Re: Megadeth/Scorpions

Post by The Curator » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:08 am

I saw The Scorpions in 1984. Back then they were as heavy as you could get although they were about to be overtaken in that respect by the likes of Megadeth and Metallica. I’m pleased that they’re still going.

Vocal power was a key component in classic rock and metal but the march of time certainly impacts it significantly – there are Led Zeppelin fans who feel that Robert Plant’s voice had changed irreversibly by late 1972, so guys who are now in their 60s have no chance !

Some singers change their style successfully to accommodate this. Rob Halford of Judas Priest has shifted to a low register which works quite effectively. Somehow Glenn Hughes (Black Country Communion and solo) still seems able to hit high notes, but then his voice always was an extraordinary gift.

One of my great disappointments with modern metal is the “Cookie Monster” growling vocal style that has been common for some time. To me it just sounds plain silly and detracts from the strength of the sound (as does the trend towards over-use of double kick-drum, but that’s another story). A great exception is Ronnie Romero, who has been singing with the reformed Rainbow and really doing justice to the Dio era material.

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