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Virgin Killer Import


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“While we were working on our album these past few months, we could literally feel how powerful and creative our work was–and how much fun we were still having, in the process,” says SCORPIONS lead singer KLAUS MEINE about the band’s new album STING IN THE TAIL. “We want to end the SCORPIONS’ extraordinary career on a high note. We are extremely gracious for ... Read more in Amazon's Scorpions Store

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  • Audio CD (February 22, 1988)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: RCA Victor Europe
  • ASIN: B0000073NK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,309 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Pictured Life
2. Catch Your Train
3. In Your Park
4. Backstage Queen
5. Virgin Killer
6. Hell Cat
7. Crying Days
8. Polar Nights
9. Yellow Raven

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International pressing (with censored artwork) of their 1977 studio album. Contains all nine original tracks,including 'In Your Park', 'Backstage Queen' & 'Virgin Killer'. Long out-of-print domestically. BMG.

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This is, in my opinion, one of the greatest albums of all time.
S. A. Shearin
If you are into that seventies hard rock/metal breed, you will surely dig this album.
wally gator
Overall its still a good song, even if it doesnt compare to "Still Loving You".
Curtis Putnam

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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on February 23, 2005
Format: Audio CD
The first thing i ever listened to with Jon Uli Roth was Taken By Force, i loved every minute of it. I though this guy sounded a hell of a lot like Hendrix but heavier and more experimental, in comes Virgin Killer in my music collection. HOLY MOTHER OF CHRIST! Uli and the Scorps really hit the nail on the head with this one!, probably THE BEST 70's hardrock/metal album ever (tied with Taken By Force, i love them both a lot)commited to wax, and i say this in the face of Led Zepplins IV, Sabbath's Paranoid, Deep Purple's Machine Head, any UFO or KISS album, it doesn't matter, Virgin Killer KILL'S THEM ALL! The fourth album from the scorpions released in 1977 was their first truely outstanding album, FLY TO THE RAINBOW and INTRANCE were great, but THIS out-did everything before it (and arguabley since it). "Pictured Life" is one of the best album starters ever,with it's hendrixian wahs and pull offs. Favorite songs are the title cut, Pitured Life, In Your Park, Back Stage Queen, Polar Nights and Yellow Raven. If you are a fan of the 80's commercial Scorpions, you probably won't like this that much, this is a far cry from the "lets rockout, lets party, lets make love" song writting from the Scorpions insipid pop metal era in the 80's, this is artistic/hendrix style metal of the 70's. This and Taken By Force are their best records. There isn't much i can add to what the others here have said (they are all right) but it is a down right tradgedy that this band (along with Judas Preist i might add) was once art/expeimental metal with depth and now is "rocking us like a hurricane"
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Darrell A. Lane on October 30, 2000
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Heavy beat all the way through and I've listened to it several times since I bought it here at Amazon,com. All of the tracks are great, but I prefer Catch Your Train, Backstage Queen, Hell-Cat and Virgin Killer the most. The album has several 70's style additions but I had a tendency to forget what decade was singing to me more than once. The explicit cover is both allegorical and honest with today's standards (whatever they are). The most questionable portion of the girl's anatomy is concealed but would scandalize someone of sensitive tastes (and if you're listening to the Scorps you're above this). I imagine the young model has long since become a voluptuous honey by now. Buy this for the songs, dudes.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Curtis Putnam on July 4, 2005
Format: Audio CD
This is the first scorpions album I've bought feauturing guitarist Uli Roth. Right away i could tell a distinct difference between these scorpions and future scorpions. Was the change for the better? Read my review.

1. Pictured Life- Right away this song became my favorite track on the album. Right away you get a good taste of Uli Roth on lead guitar and I have to say, its amazing and fits perfectly with the music. I really noticed how they made excellent music transitions between the verses and the chorus. Its obvious they spent a lot of time on this song. Also very catchy lyrics and chorus. What else could you ask for in a song.

2. Catch your train- Nice fast paced rocker here. Klaus Meine lets out some excellent wails in this song especially in the chorus. After the first chorus Uli Roth Plays some great lead guitar. His solo is even better. Another track that has yet to age on me.

3. In your Park-First ballad of the album. I thought it sounded good, just mediocre compared to the scorpions later ballads. Uli Roth provides some great back up vocals. The first time I've ever heard him sing. Overall its still a good song, even if it doesnt compare to "Still Loving You".

4. Back Stage Queen-This is a song about leaving his girl to go out on the road which was a typical song topic in his time. The song is pretty good, not the greatest, but certainly not bad. Nothing really stood out for me in this song and it will show in my review score.

5. Virgin Killer- Wow. This song really explodes in your explodes, in a good way of cource. Songs like these were reasons why klaus had to get surgery.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By M. Fonseca on June 4, 2007
Format: Audio CD
The low rating does not refer to the quality of the songs in this album, which is, of course, a total Scorpions classic. The low rating is to thsi edition especifically. It is not remastered, the sound is crap, one of the worst transfers from LP to CD that I have witnessed. Just be warned.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By James Hann on August 26, 2001
Format: Audio CD
This is the album that contains the Scorpions best guitar playing ever courtesy of Uli Jon Roth. The track "Pictured Life" screams out of the blocks with a burst of harmony guitar lines and is carried forward by Rudolf Schenker's abrasive rhythm work and Roth's fast descending trills. "Catch your train" is an uptempo rocker that features Roth's extremely fast sixteenth-note and blazing Mixolydian-mode runs. The best song is "In your Park" where Roth demonstrates the art of using arpeggios within a rock solo. Roth proves to be technically well ahead of his peers with this album. His style of playing didn't enjoy widespread use until the mid eighties. If you like old school metal guitar, you'll love this.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ScorpionSting on March 24, 2005
Format: Audio CD
The Scorps are finally getting somewhere. Roth has written better songs and the succes was unbelievable!! Logical, if you listen to the album, you'll understand. 'Pictured Life' is such a wonderful number, and 'Catch Your Train' really rocks!! 'In Your Park' is a masterpiece, really. This is one of the ballads that don't get me bored. 'Backstage Queen' sounds good, and 'Virgin Killer' is very nice (well done Roth!). But next time, Meine may keep his voice down. 'Hell Cat' is short, but it is beautiful. 'Crying Days' is also a nice ballad, and 'Polar Nights', well, I don't like the voice very good, but I can get along with it. The music is still nice, you know. 'Yellow Raven', this IS a ballad that makes me bored. Maybe I need to listen to it more than just 37 times, but......

Keep On Rocking!
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