Favorite German Bands #9 - Electric Sun

@teamfreak16 (41409)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
September 9, 2016 8:16pm CST
I did Canadian bands recently, so I figured "why stop at Canada, when Germany has a lot of great bands in it's own right. Hence my new series Favorite German Bands. The #9 spot belongs to Uli Jon Roth's Electric Sun. After Ulrich Roth, as he was known then, formed Electric Sun after the extremely talented guitarist left the Scorpions. Electric Son keeps Roth's metal roots intact, while incorporating prog rock into the mix. ( Roth is now a solo artist.) Electric Sun managed just three albums, including the 1979 debut, Earthquake. The title track shows off Roth's considerable guitar skills. It's full of the metal/prog sound that I mentioned earlier. I saw Electric Sun back in the early 80's, at the legendary Denver concert hall, The Rainbow Music Hall, sadly, is now a Walgreen's. Anyway, we lined up at the Rainbow. Other than beer, nobody was partying, rare for a heavy metal concert. Cops were regularly patrolling the week parking lot. The next, we saw Al DiMeola. Everyone was partying, including guys doing cocaine. Because it was a jazz show, not one cop ventured into the parking lot. Ironic, huh? I also remember Roth playing an incredible guitar solo, so good that the bassist stopped playing, becoming a wide-eyed observer. And for the encore, the band played old Scorpions tunes which was a treat. Three albums or not, Electric Sun was a great German band, that deserved more recognition than they got. Enjoy "Earthquake." If you like guitar solos, this should be right up your alley.
My favourite guitarplayer ever, enjoy :)
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@andriaperry (58602)
• United States
10 Sep 16
I reckon Jazz is not supposed to be party people? LOL
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@teamfreak16 (41409)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
10 Sep 16
You would think not.
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@TheHorse (72365)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Sep 16
Jazz? As in jazz music? It's the best!
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@teamfreak16 (41409)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
10 Sep 16
@TheHorse - I love jazz!
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@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
12 Sep 16
Sure I know the album, but I didn't recognise the track
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@teamfreak16 (41409)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Sep 16
I picked it because of the guitar soloing. Plus I hadn't heard it in awhile.
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@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
12 Sep 16
@teamfreak16 I listen to songs sometimes only for a short phrase or a particular riff
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@teamfreak16 (41409)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Sep 16
@Ronrybs - I do that sometimes, myself.
@TheHorse (72365)
• Walnut Creek, California
10 Sep 16
Do you remember a song called Hocus Pocus by Focus? (Or was it the other way around?) Anyway, the rocked my late childhood world on the "cool" FM radio stations. But I think they were from Scandinavia somewhere.
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@teamfreak16 (41409)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
10 Sep 16
Oh yeah, I remember that song. Fun tune!
@TRBRocks420 (82622)
• Banks, Oregon
10 Sep 16
That is a pretty awesome guitar solo.
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@teamfreak16 (41409)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
10 Sep 16
Dude is so talented. I honestly think he's the best guitarist the Scorpions ever had, and this from a band that once boasted Michael Schenker.
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