Review: Scorpions – Live In Munich 2012 DVD (Eagle Rock / Universal Music Canada)

scorpionsWhen it has come to German hard-rock pioneers the Scorpions, they have consistently evoked massive indifference from me. But after hearing from friends about how (seriously) great their show at the Moncton Coliseum was last year, I approached this 2012 concert DVD with a mild curiosity. Musically, the Scorpions – from vocalist Klaus Meine to guitarist and founding member Rudolf Schenker through the rest of the group – are impeccably tight as they wind their way through an impressively long 21-song set list, including classic hits like “Rock You Like A Hurricane,” “Wind of Change,” “Send Me An Angel,” “Sting of the Tail,” and others. Would I say I’m now a fan? Not necessarily. But the respect meter has climbed at the very least.