“Walking down the street
Are buried in the past forever
I follow the Moskva
Down to Gorky Park
Listening to the wind of change
Let your balalaika sing
What my guitar wants to say”
Wind of Change — The Scorpions
“With its haunting, whistled refrain and lyrics inspired by Russia slowly thawing under glasnost, Scorpions’ 1990 power ballad Wind of Change became a potent presence in the dying days of the cold war. A creative volte-face for the German group, previously best-known for their Spinal Tap-esque album covers and threat to r’ock you like a hurricane’, the song’s rallying call of rapprochement was embraced by eastern Europeans as the iron curtain rusted away. But what if this unlikely twist in the group’s career masked an even stranger truth: that the song was in fact penned by the CIA to destabilise a teetering Soviet Union?”
Stevie Chick — The Guardian (May 15 2020)
“There will be a lot of people who will get into this. It’s a fascinating idea, and it’s an entertaining idea, but it’s not true at all.”
Klaus Meine — German songwriter and frontman of the Scorpions
May 24 2020 — Scorpions’ power ballad was the sound of the iron curtain’s fall. However, according to recent rumours, the song was just another piece of CIA propaganda. Really? Follow us on Twitter: @INTEL_TODAY
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The famous scorpions’ song ‘Wind of Change’ was released a year after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
This sweet ballad quickly became the anthem for the end of communism and the reunification of Germany.
Today, various MSM suggest that the song had actually been writen by the CIA.
Let me be clear about this. It is NOT true!
Beauty in the arts — whether painting, poetry, or music — is never the product of an institution, let alone one that engages in falsehood and promotes torture.
Beauty is, and has always been, created by marginal people who starve for Truth, Love and Justice.
Absurdity never goes to infinity!
Sometimes, people get really so angry that they overcome their fears.
Then later, historians call this a revolution.
Scorpions – Wind Of Change (Official Music Video)
Wind of change: did the CIA write the cold war’s biggest anthem? — The Guardian (May 15 2020)
Did the CIA Write Scorpions ‘Wind of Change”?