Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Life after... Scorps!
For some reason Uli Jon Roth wanted to front his own band. The best worst idea ever. Uli proved in his work with the Scorpions that he was the absolute god of guitar gods. The quintessential proto-shredder. He played like a hybid of Ritchie Blackmore and Goro from Mortal Kombat. Under a tasteful dose of Hendrix esque noise, his whammy bar usage sounded like angels conversing with
god and his flange waves (guitar effect that sounds like a plane landing) are the waves that carry our deceased realitives to the afterlife. But on the other side of the coin, these are the worst most terrible vocals you will ever hear... I'm not kidding, his voice is terrible, it makes him come of as an savant... There not even unique, just plain bad. But the vocals certainly take a back seat to the pure majesty of his playing. These two albums are 1979's EARTHQUAKE and 1980's Firewind. And I promise all of his Scorpions work will find it's way here in the near future.