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Virgin Killer [CASSETTE] [Import]

Scorpions Audio Cassette
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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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 Cassette (17 Oct 1990)
  • Format: Import
  • Label: RCA
  • ASIN: B00000ETG5
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,569,925 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of their best early works. 21 Feb 2003
By Adam
Format:Audio CD
With this album we hear more of Uli John Roth's Excellent guitar work, Klaus Meine's cool voice and lyrics, and 9 awesome songs. This album was released originally in 1977. This album features the songs:
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
And all of these songs are wonderful and excellent. "Hell Cat" and "Polar Nights" feature the voice of Uli John Roth as well as his guitar work. This album is a great rocker and I wouldn't be without it. Great work from a Great band.
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4.0 out of 5 stars That Cover, what were they thinking? 1 April 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Ugh! Five ugly Krauts. Nasty.

Do you like Scorpions?
Do you like Virgins?
Do you like Killers?
Do you detest Simon and Garfunkel?

This is a seriously good ROCKING album from the Scorps, probably better known for its outrageous album art when it should be better known for its music.
As ever with early Scorps releases, it loses marks for them letting Uli Jon Roth's tonsils loose.

Buy.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cherry Bomb 2 Aug 2007
Format:Audio CD
Continuing the aggressive production values of `In Trance', the Scorpions' fourth album delivers a further dose of ear-shredding heavy rock, with wailing guitars and piercing vocals thrust across a throbbing rhythm section. Yet `Virgin Killer' is more upbeat than its predecessor, moving away from the introspective shades that colour the band's early work and seeing them edge closer to the metal monster they would evolve into during the following decade. Opening with the incessant foot-stomp of `Pictured Life', wonderfully embellished by the rolling twin-guitars of Uli Jon Roth and Rudolph Schenker, following with the excellent, driving rock of `Catch Your Train' and moving effortlessly into the delightful `In Your Park' (a prime example of the band's abilities when it comes to writing ballads), VK could rapidly be considered the Scorpions' finest album to date. Unfortunately, even though `Backstage Queen' is perfectly adequate, it doesn't match what has come before and the Roth-penned title track is too clumsy and overblown to be taken seriously, although there is the ever-present, highly-impressive guitar work to improve matters.
Roth takes over vocal duties on two tracks, the first being the screechy, chaotic and shamelessly Hendrix-derived `Hell Cat'; by this stage, Roth's input on VK is not nearly as impressive as it was on `In Trance'. Thankfully, `Crying Days', a Schenker/Meine number, is gorgeous, it's wistful mood enhanced beautifully by some fine guitar work and excellent vocals. And Roth redeems himself and then some with the brooding, trippy heaviness of `Polar Nights' (again he wears his love of Hendrix on his sleeve) and the delightful closing ballad `Yellow Raven'.
`Virgin Killer' lacks the overpowering atmospherics and impressive consistency of `In Trance', but has more than enough in its grooves to proclaim it a prime example of Seventies heavy rock.
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