Friday, February 26, 2016
Scorpions guitarist Uli Jon Roth updates his classic '70s rockers at the Plaza Live Saturday
By Jason Ferguson
on Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 6:35 AM
, noting that the iconic ex-Scorpions guitarist had, by re-recording mid-’70s Scorpions tracks, gone down a route not unfamiliar to aging rockers with decreasing royalty checks. That he wildly succeeded in updating those songs – “Dark Lady” and “Virgin Killer” most notably – without losing the originals’ rougher, more adventurous edges was a feat unto itself, but perhaps not all that surprising, considering Roth’s legendary guitar-playing abilities and stubborn refusal to compromise his creative visions. It’s doubtless that this set will feature a big chunk of material from Scorpions Revisited
, but one hopes Roth also digs into his unfairly maligned solo material, which is thick with psychedelic spirituality and absolutely mind-blowing guitar work.
with Andy Temmons, Jennifer Batten | 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27 | The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave. | 407-228-1220 | plazaliveorlando.com
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