ooly john roth scorpions or matteeus yobs ??

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by reg slade, Aug 5, 2022 at 7:46 PM.

  1. reg slade

    reg slade Forum Resident Thread Starter

    ooly all the way, better songs not the formula like bob seger they follow into big big $$
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  2. fretter

    fretter Forum Resident

    Each his own. Growing up, I only knew the 80s hits and thought they were great. Scorpions with Uli is like a nice wine. You have to be into it.
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  3. jeffrey walsh

    jeffrey walsh Forum Resident

    Scranton, Pa. USA
    Spell check malfunction?
  4. noname74

    noname74 Allegedly Canadian

    Both names are misspelled. Must be quite the Scorpions fan.
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  5. Black Cat Surfboards

    Black Cat Surfboards Forum Resident

    Delaware, USA
    I like the Uli era way way better, but it's due to the musical style as much as the guitarist. I loved the Schenker parts back then as just as much as the UJR. Not long after Mattias joined, the Scorpions took a pretty major step toward playing (in my view) more mainstream 80s metal and worse yet power ballads. No guitarist was gonna make that stuff sound as good to me as Fly to the Rainbow.
  6. Diamond Dog

    Diamond Dog Cautionary Example

    At least it's not another Bettles thread.... yet.

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  7. wdiv

    wdiv Forum Resident

    Both are pretty awesome. No need to pick just one!
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  8. zphage

    zphage genre fluid

  9. Black Cat Surfboards

    Black Cat Surfboards Forum Resident

    Delaware, USA
    Then probably the Mattias Scorpions :D
    Weed or Hallucinogenics favor Lonesome Crow era Scorps
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  10. Duol

    Duol Hopeless Throwback

    Uli for me, but Jabs suited the more commercial style with which they became massive, and is also a very good player.

    I just prefer the Hendrix/classical blend that Roth brought to the party.
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  11. Judge Judy

    Judge Judy Forum Resident

    Brooklyn, NY, USA
    Matthias Jabs is good and has always worked well in the band, but I have to give the award to Uli Jon Roth. He’s played some of my favorite guitar solos of all time.
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  12. pscreed

    pscreed Upstanding Member

    Land of the Free
    Jabs is a very good guitarist. However:

    Speedy’s Coming
    Top of the Bill
    In Trance
    Pictured Life
    In Your Park
    Catch Your Train
    etc, etc, etc. and so on, and so forth…

    There’s just no comparison. Uli all the way.
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  13. Judge Judy

    Judge Judy Forum Resident

    Brooklyn, NY, USA
    Yeah, I really don't want to denigrate Matthias Jabs either. In fairness, there are probably more people who know his playing than know Roth's, just because of "Rock You Like a Hurricane," a song I will defend to the death and which has a really great solo. But:

    The Sails of Charon
    Sin in My Hand
    Yellow Raven
    This Is My Song
    Robot Man
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  14. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    both for me...
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  15. steveharris

    steveharris Forum Resident

    Uli was great for those 70’s albums.Jabs fit the 80’s hair and era perfectly.They each complimented the song appropriately.It would never be the same without the rythym geetar no matter wich lead guitarist is better.I guess my answer then is it doesn’t matter to me because it is all about the song.
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2022 at 2:54 AM
  16. dlokazip

    dlokazip Forum Transient

    Austin, TX, USA
    Same, along with Michael Schenker.

    Seriously, it's Scorpions. What's not to like?
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  17. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Love them!...THEY REALLY ROCK. Indeed. : )
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  18. Jabba's. Better songs & album sleeves.

    Also, apart from his rotten vocals, the Oily Johann era was tainted by the Dannemann contact-low. Ewww.
  19. Anthrax

    Anthrax Forum Resident

    Both fantastic in their own way.

    Also a big fan of Rudolf's solos.
  20. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

    Still haven't heard a full album from Uli's tenure with the band but I love some of his solo work. However, regarding Matthias, Lovedrive to Crazy World is my go-to era with The Scorpions, and his playing is a major part of why.
  21. MYQ1

    MYQ1 Forum Resident

    At The Stereo
    Uli's Tokyo Tapes Revisited Blu-ray is OOP & pricey.
    That's a shame.
  22. Roodi Shankar is really good too

    and let’s not forget the vokals of Claus Mine
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