Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Song of the Week: The Scorpions - Hey Honey

Ladies and gentleman, welcome to our stage...The Scorpions! No, not the German soft metal band from the 80s who like to rock things like a weather phenomenon. This group was from Manchester, England before they relocated to The Netherlands sometime in 1964. The band was (at the time of this recording) Peter Lewis, Tony and Rodney Postill, Ian Lucas and Terry Morton. The band released 12 singles and an album on the dutch based CNR label. Most are tepid covers of Chuck Berry and Little Richard covers. But tucked away on a few Flip-Sides were band compositions that stood out from the rest. 

Today's Song of the Week is one of those. The song is Hey Honey, and it's the Flip-Side of their 7th single, released in June of 1965. I love the simple two chord riff and then the descending chords into the main structure of the song. Despite a very weak guitar lead, the rhythm guitar work throughout the song makes this a must spin gem. 

Until next time, we'll see you On The Flip-Side.


  1. Cool song! I see what you mean about the lead guitar, but that certainly isn't a deal breaker by any means. Thanks for the post.

    1. Cool song indeed. I first came to it by way of the Tell-Tale Hearts who used to cover this in their set. They also recorded The Scorps' Too Many Lovers. I hope to present that here one day too. It's pretty whacky cool. Thanks for stopping by. Keep the comments coming.

    2. Speaking of TTH, the vocals here remind me a lot of the vocals of Ray Brandes. I like the way the song is bookended with that riff.

    3. I agree Jack, Peter Lewis and Ray Brandes share a striking vocal similarity.