Scorpions, day three: ”In Your Park”, from the album Virgin Killer. This is when they begin to really find their voice. Ulrich Roth is now firmly post-Hendrix, influenced instead of aping; on his way to becoming the bridge between Jimi and Eddie Van Halen. Klaus Meine’s ability to dial down the buzzsaw to mournful longing would be a hallmark going forward.
I love the ghostly backing vocals that pop up in the second verse, as well as those two or three moments when the organ peeks in for a wavering sustained chord. Just wonderful touches, and a welcome breather on a pretty ripping album.