Martin Popoff - Wind Of Change

A biography of the Scorpions by Martin Popoff. There's a two word review in there somewhere, but I'll elaborate.

It's a Popoff book, i.e. a chronological walkthrough of the albums with song by song reviews that are both shallow and subjective.
On the plus side, you get a lot of quotes from the persons concerned.
On the down side the proofreading, which is iffy to begin with, goes to pot towards the last couple of chapters. Deadline approaching? Further on the downside, he takes everything he's being told at face value and rarely injects a critical idea in the narrative.

What have I learned about the Scorpions?
The core members are assholes, they followed every trend (but consider themselves trendsetters) and they're going to milk it for as long as they can.

Why do I keep buying Popoff books...

Comments

  • VenomboyVenomboy Posts: 3,395
    I have Top of The Bill, which I think is kinda the same book.

    I do love how he quotes the members verbatim, dodgy grammar and all.

    Rarebell likes sex and drugs. Uli is a space case.

    Bobby Rondinelli may or may not have played on one of their records.
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