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Review: Scorpions rock Tampa like a typhoon, or tornado, or something




The Eighties never stopped for Sean Daly and Steve Spears, just like the '90s never stopped for us. So it's fitting that they joined forces to review the Scorpions/Ratt superconcert Saturday night at the 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre.

Nine thousand fans showed up to get rocked round and round and like a hurricane, in that order. Daly came to Ratt's defense ("On Wanted Man and Lay It Down, the 51-year-old (Stephen) Pearcy's snarly-squelchy voice sounded killer," he writes). But Spears found religion in Scorpions' biggest hit: " The highlight of the night — and maybe the highlight of my concert year: Wind of Change, a 1990 anthem for the fall of the Berlin Wall, remains the most important rock song of the past 20 years."

Click here for their full review. And after the jump, get more of Daniel Wallace's excellent photos of Scorpions and Ratt in Tampa...

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