Do you have a favourite song? Did it change your life? Did it find you love? Did it save your life? Or did it just change the course of all world history? If it happens that your favourite song is all five then it must be Wind of Change by Scorpions. My knowledge of Scorpions is scant. I remember that my cousin with the denim jacket covered in patches for Judas Priest and Led Zeppelin had a Scorpions poster on his wall. It was one of those images of rebellious sneering threat which if you stare at long enough becomes a magic eye picture of leather camp. They are a band that are often “rocking like a hurricane”. Though they might be considered a metal band, their most renowned song is a gentle song underscored with some Roger Whittaker whistling.
Wind of Change became the anthem of the end of the Cold War. David Hasselhoff may have sung on the crumbling Berlin Wall, but beyond the confines of the German border, Wind of Change was the theme tune of emancipation from communism.
Scorpions like to rock you like a hurricane, by singing things like
“The bitch is hungry, she needs to tell
So give her inches and feed her well
More days to come, new places to go