Scorpions — 'Wind Of Change'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

As I’m spending the week in Germany, how about some tunes by a rock band from Hannover? This one, “Wind Of Change,” is about the political climate in eastern Europe near the end of the Cold War.

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The awesome whistling bit at the beginning makes it impossible not to immediately recognize this cult classic. I also dig vocalist Klaus Meine’s German accent, which I’ve read his producer tried hard to get rid of. He failed, but I think that’s a good thing. The accent just works.

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David Tracy

Writer, Jalopnik. 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle, 1985 Jeep J10, 1948 Willys CJ-2A, 1995 Jeep Cherokee, 1992 Jeep Cherokee auto, 1991 Jeep Cherokee 5spd, 1976 Jeep DJ-5D, totaled 2003 Kia Rio