Uli John Roth joined the Scorpions in 1974 and became the first hard rock band from Germany to achieve worldwide success with Blitzkrieg Scorpions/Fly to the Rainbow (1974), Vengeance Scorpions/In Trance (75), Mad Scorpions/Virgin Killer (76) and Tyranny Scorpions/Taken by Force (77).
The band's first show in Japan in April 1978 was recorded on the album Scorpion's Explosion! Scorpions Live/Tokyo Tapes" is a brilliant live album in the history of hard rock music. The album is still being listened to today as a masterpiece. With this album, NAKANO SUN PLAZA became one of the sacred ground of rock music.
After coming to Japan, Uli left the band and showed his genius as a solo artist, but in 2006, he released At the "Wacken Open Air" festival in Germany, which is said to be the largest metal festival in the world He performed with the Scorpions again. And in 2015, he reprised his Scorpions-era numbers on the album Scorpions Revisited" is released. This film captures the scenes from the band's Japan tour to accompany the album.
It includes the complete recording of their triumphant return to Japan on February 20th at Nakano Sunplaza, the "Holy Ground". It starts with "All Night Long", the same as "Tokyo Tapes". The songs "Caron's Ferryman," "Virgin Killer," "Dark Lady," "Portrait of a Phantom," "In Trance. and Catch Your Train," and "Catch Your Train," as well as "Seeking the Flame," "Clinging Days, Uli's guitar has become more refined over the years.
Uli's guitar has become more refined with age, and he plays with classical speed and crying lead The band showed off their playing without sparing a second thought. The guitar instrumental "Tokyo Dream Prelude" was one of the highlights of the show. It is.
The singer, Nathan James, was also used in this show, and he was a great example of the stretchy and bouncy Their vocal performance and eye-catching stage action got the crowd going. Ule Litgen, also known for his work with Fair Walking, played tight bass. Back up, Uli's guitar appeal was further amplified.
Like "Tokyo Tapes", the audience united to sing "Moon over the Ruined Castle", which transcended time and space. The band called out and played "All the Way from the Watchtower" and "Little Wing" for the encore. The guitar sounded as if it was possessed by the soul of Jimi Hendrix, whom Uli admires, and it shook and shook It is something that can be done.
Thirty-seven years later, Nakano Sunplaza has once again become a "sacred place". Ahead of their appearance at the Loud Park 16 festival, you can reach out to the "Tokyo Tapes You can touch the miracle again.
【Uli Jon Roth】
Uli Jon Roth (Guitar / Vocal)
Nathan James (Vocal)
Jamie Little (Drums)
Ule W Ritgen (Bass)
David Klosinski (Guitar)
Corvin Bahn (Keyboards)
Niklas Turmann (Guitar)