Earworm – Sails of Charon


Over the years, I’ve had many earworms, no matter how strong they stuck; eventually, I found solutions.

A piece of advice, when an earworm gets irritating, listen to Altaf Raja! Not only you’ll start hating any sort of music, you ears get clean like a whistle.

Jokes apart, let me introduce you to my all-time favourite song – ‘Sails of Charon’ by Scorpions in their 1977 album Taken by Force. This is very unusual because I don’t particularly like Scorpions, they are just fine.

Sails of Charon did not have a good video on YouTube, probably because of the song itself older than me and you. But recently someone reengineered the footage and uploaded HD version of it, not sure how he did that, but god bless him!

Watch it for just first one and a half minutes of the guitar solo, a mesmerizing neo-classical by Uli Jon Roth. This guy, without giving a damn about the rest of the world, delivers a solo in a single breath. I think rest of the guitarists would have made a big Nautanki out of it, if they’d played so many notes together, so correct. Enjoy.

Once Klaus starts singing about dark nights and blood etc., you can close it.