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A Hard Rock / Progressive Rock band from Hungary.
Skorpió (Scorpion in Hungarian) was formed in 1973.

The band members were well known musicians from other famous Hungarian bands:
- Frenreisz Károly: vocals & bass in Locomotiv GT
- Szűcs Antal Gábor: vocals & guitars in Hungária
- Fekete Gábor: drums in Hungária
- Papp Gyula: organ in Mini.

Originally Frenreisz wanted an Emerson, Lake & Palmer type trio formation, but later he decided to include a gitarist. The band’s first album, “A rohanás” was released in 1974. They made several radio and TV appearances. The band members also played on the popular Zalatnay Sarolta’s album. The second Skorpió album, “Ünnepnap” was released in 1976.

Skorpió was one of the best Hungarian bands of the 1970’s. The members demonstrated great technicality of instrument playing on their albums, and their live shows were very popular and successful. Their instrumentation included: Hammond A-100 organ, Hohner Mellotron, Roland synthesizer, Fender Precision Bass Guitar, Gibson Les Paul and SG gitár, Ludwig glass drums, and Paiste cymbals. Their lyrics were often criticized.

In 1976 Fekete Gábor left for England, and later moved to the USA. His replacement was Németh Gábor from the band Apostol. They released “Kelj fel!” in 1977 and “Gyere velem!” in 1978.

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  • supermario4ever

    You're right. :) Here in Hungary there was many great rock bands.

    21 May 2013 Reply
  • RichAftersabath

    This band are crazy, but I love them. here was a lot of good music from Hungary at this time. Check out Omega too. www.aftersabbath.com

    14 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Riamata

    Skorpio” is a wonderful band. O. k., the american bands are the favorites – by the reason of the 350 mln’s market, different of the Hungarian’s market with only 10 mln’s. But – hey, americans, come and bite my wire, for your 350 mln’s your good bands are not so much?!? So, I am Bulgarian and I’m a big fan of the Skorpio”. They are classics. Frenreisz Károly , Papp Gyula, Fekete Gábor, Szűcs Antal Gábor, make a music with a such high quality that I can say loud – the album “Unnepnap” is a Masterpiece! I’ll not comment why in Hungary this album is not Nmb.1 all over the times. All around in the world the Masterpieces are not selling well. But the above mentioned musicians have made their own pleasure and have made their woodoochild “Unnepnap” – for the pleasure also of the us - THE FANS! Rumen Georgiev, Sofia, Bulgaria.

    11 Dec 2012 Reply
  • bolondmosoly

    Így szólt hozzám a dédapám =) forever =)

    6 Mar 2011 Reply
  • bollo56

    byłem na koncercie w 74's Rybnik

    26 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Gori_Vatra

    "Szevasz, Haver" rules!

    22 Nov 2008 Reply