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Rotd and Humanity


I just bought the new Scorpions album Humanity. Hour I...
Now, this is a thought regarding all the critics about dP doing mostly mid tempos and being repetitive.
It seems to me like for some reason, Scorpions is considered by the press and the public as a Hard rock, still very energetic band. And yet, when I compare their latest release with Rotd, and except for the production, I can't help myself to wonder why their music should be seen as more modern and energetic than dP'[sign in to see URL], maybe the sound. But, apart from that, it's just one ballad after another, or one mid-tempo with a "heavier" refrain after [sign in to see URL] two real rockers...
Not that it's a bad album, but nothing fancy either and certainly not as good as rotd.
Definitly more radio friendly even if the sound is more "metallic"( and maybe that's why).

Now I don't know why the reviewers in "hard rock" magazines are so impressed by the Scorpions album, and so un-interested when it comes to dP.
Is it because Scorpions has been so low in the 90's with their atrocious ballads or because the label spends more money on publicity, or simply because Scorpions has a more "heavy metal" image, I don't know, but I'm quite amazed by the whole thing.I still think dP doesn't get the attention they really deserve in today's press.

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Now I don't know why the reviewers in "hard rock" magazines are so impressed by the Scorpions album, and so un-interested when it comes to dP.



Good question. Same can be asked about Van Halen.

The problem with bands is that they need to split from time to time (preferably in the most conflictual way) and reform years later to get attention from the media.

A r'n'r band is 85% about image and 15% about talent.

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purpletemple wrote:

I just bought the new Scorpions album Humanity. Hour I...
Now, this is a thought regarding all the critics about dP doing mostly mid tempos and being repetitive.
It seems to me like for some reason, Scorpions is considered by the press and the public as a Hard rock, still very energetic band. And yet, when I compare their latest release with Rotd, and except for the production, I can't help myself to wonder why their music should be seen as more modern and energetic than dP'[sign in to see URL], maybe the sound. But, apart from that, it's just one ballad after another, or one mid-tempo with a "heavier" refrain after [sign in to see URL] two real rockers...
Not that it's a bad album, but nothing fancy either and certainly not as good as rotd.
Definitly more radio friendly even if the sound is more "metallic"( and maybe that's why).

Now I don't know why the reviewers in "hard rock" magazines are so impressed by the Scorpions album, and so un-interested when it comes to dP.
Is it because Scorpions has been so low in the 90's with their atrocious ballads or because the label spends more money on publicity, or simply because Scorpions has a more "heavy metal" image, I don't know, but I'm quite amazed by the whole thing.I still think dP doesn't get the attention they really deserve in today's press.



You find the answer to what you are wondering about when you listen to Purple's early records. They were fast and [sign in to see URL] a half!!! Scorpions were not!

When Scorpions release new material, the press don't expect as much as they do when Purple release new stuff, just because of their history and reputation as the loudest, fastest etc. band in the world. The press don't care if that was 30 years ago.



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About a month ago Melodic rock had links to short clips of each song from the new Scorpions CD. I checked each one and as you say they all were slow balads for the most part. Not enough to get me interested. And I like them for the most part.
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purpletemple wrote:

I just bought the new Scorpions album Humanity. Hour I...
Now, this is a thought regarding all the critics about dP doing mostly mid tempos and being repetitive.
It seems to me like for some reason, Scorpions is considered by the press and the public as a Hard rock, still very energetic band. And yet, when I compare their latest release with Rotd, and except for the production, I can't help myself to wonder why their music should be seen as more modern and energetic than dP'[sign in to see URL], maybe the sound. But, apart from that, it's just one ballad after another, or one mid-tempo with a "heavier" refrain after [sign in to see URL] two real rockers...
Not that it's a bad album, but nothing fancy either and certainly not as good as rotd.
Definitly more radio friendly even if the sound is more "metallic"( and maybe that's why).

Now I don't know why the reviewers in "hard rock" magazines are so impressed by the Scorpions album, and so un-interested when it comes to dP.
Is it because Scorpions has been so low in the 90's with their atrocious ballads or because the label spends more money on publicity, or simply because Scorpions has a more "heavy metal" image, I don't know, but I'm quite amazed by the whole thing.I still think dP doesn't get the attention they really deserve in today's press.



You find the answer to what you are wondering about when you listen to Purple's early records. They were fast and [sign in to see URL] a half!!! Scorpions were not!

When Scorpions release new material, the press don't expect as much as they do when Purple release new stuff, just because of their history and reputation as the loudest, fastest etc. band in the world. The press don't care if that was 30 years ago.




Sure Scorpions were never as good as dP (at least for me), but nevertheless they released fabulous albums (from In trance to Blackout), and had major success worldwide.

I guess the same could be said about Iron Maiden (again IMHO)or Ozzy Osbourne, which, even if I like every new album, I don't get why they get so much attention, because to be honest, I really find them very cliché and without any surprise what so ever.

Maybe it's also because Maiden and Scorpions had their peak in the 80's and dP in the 70's, and therefor dP is seen as an old act, even if there are only a couple of years between their first releases and Scorpions.

Don't know, I guess it must be a publicity, image, like you say; but it saddens me that dP's not flavour of the month so much

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Well, on the positive side Deep Purple get great reviews, for the most part, for their live shows these days. A few years back, and they did not!

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