Viva Viva
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Last Update: October 05, 2007

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Many know that Rudy Schenker (longtime Scorpions guitarist) and Michael Schenker ( UFO, Michael Schenker Group, and on a few occasions, Scorpions as well) are brothers. Fewer know that the pair has a sister, Barbara, also involved in metal. She was and is the songwriter, keyboardist, and leader of Viva, a German band that achieved some success in the early eighties, making them one of the older metal bands from that country (though her brother's group Scorpions were far older). Style-wise, as heard on 1981's What The Hell Is Going On, Viva was firmly rooted in early 80's rock/metal. The band has released five albums, but Schenker was only a part of the first three, as she had departed before 1984's Apocalypse and was not a part of the odd Andy Fach-led version of the band that recorded the obscure Cream Cake Box in 1996. Eventually Schenker and vocalist Marc Paganini from the old days decided there was still some live in the band, and they put together a new lineup in 2007.

members
current lineup:

Marc Paganini
   vocals
Pete Southern
   guitars
Leon Lawson
   guitars
Gui Ghost
   bass
Barbara Schenker
   keyboards
Ricko Walsh
   drums
former members:

Frank Algermissen
   vocals
Chris Thow
   vocals
Eddie Peterson
   vocals
Kai Reuter
   guitars
Andy Fach
   guitars
Ralph Murthy
   guitars
Andy Kawaldt
   bass
Lars Ratz
   bass (Metalium, Velvet Viper)
Ronald Hensel
   keyboards
Michael Lauer
   keyboards
Shaban Yavaz
   drums
Martin Pietschak
   drums
R.R. Oddly
   drums
discography
Born To Rock
1980 Aves

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    Track Listing: Lineup:
  1. Fire
  2. Hard Rock Lover
  3. What I Need
  4. Darkness
  5. No Hopeless Dreams
  6. Blue Jeans Forever
  7. Viva
  8. Dark Eyes
  9. Rock'n'Roll Singer
  10. City Of Love
  • Frank Algermissen
  • Kai Reuter
  • Ralph Murthy
  • Andy Kawaldt
  • Barbara Schenker
  • Shaban Yavaz



What The Hell Is Going On!
1981 CBS

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    Track Listing: Lineup:
  1. The Bitch
  2. Little Rock Tonight
  3. What Next
  4. Break Out
  5. What The Hell Is Going On
  6. Give It To Me
  7. Screaming For Your Love
  8. White Snow
  • Marc Paganini
  • Andy Fach
  • Ralph Murthy
  • Andy Kawaldt
  • Barbara Schenker
  • Martin Pietschak



Dealers Of The Night
1982 Brain

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    Track Listing: Lineup:
  1. Falling In Love
  2. Ten Years Later
  3. I Didn't See It Coming
  4. Dealers Of The Night
  5. Some Kind Of Wonderful
  6. Take Me To The Doors
  7. Spend The Night
  8. Looking For An Answer
  • Marc Paganini
  • Andy Fach
  • Ralph Murthy
  • Andy Kawaldt
  • Barbara Schenker
  • Martin Pietschak



Apocalypse
1984 Macho

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    Track Listing: Lineup:
  1. Gambled And Lost
  2. I Want It I Need It
  3. Marianne
  4. Apocalypse
  5. It's Not What I Mean
  6. Lady In Love
  7. Nite Side
  8. Don't Hold Back The Tears
  9. Keep Rockin'
  10. Love Me
  • Chris Thow
  • Andy Fach
  • Ralph Murthy
  • Andy Kawaldt
  • Michael Lauer
  • Martin Pietschak



Cream Cake Box
1996 KDC

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    Track Listing: Lineup:
  1. Street Survivor
  2. Oriental
  3. Itīs All Over Now (Baby Blue)
  4. Deeper
  5. Dare
  6. How Can You Feel
  7. The Storm
  8. Cream Cake Box
  9. Love In Slow Motion
  10. Get It On
  11. Love Drug
  • Eddie Peterson
  • Andy Fach
  • Lars Ratz
  • Ronald Hensel
  • R.R. Oddly



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