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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of their best early works.
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...
Published on 21 Feb. 2003 by Adam

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3.0 out of 5 stars Album cover removed
It seems that with all of the controversy raised by the IWF over the Wikipedia entry, Amazon have self censored and removed the alternative album cover artwork.
Published on 9 Dec. 2008 by Cantankerous


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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of their best early works., 21 Feb. 2003
This review is from: Virgin Killer (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 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cherry Bomb, 2 Aug. 2007
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Nev Daimler (United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Virgin Killer (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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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a metal classic, 21 July 2012
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Michael Dobey (colorado springs) - See all my reviews
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This is a classic metal cd, it features the non-censored cover and that's not a bad thing. The original cover was in poor taste. (take my word for it). The music however remains prime fantastic hard rock/ metal. There are some real classics on here like 'pictured life", 'backstage queen", 'virgin killer' and others. There isn't a bad song on here and uli roth proved he was one of the best guitarists of this period of metal for sure. It's not exactly the same style as their 1979 period onward but it's still a great style and the singing etc is excellent. IF you are a fan of classic metal then this one is for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 8 Jan. 2015
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I love this album, worth getting for the opening track alone.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars That Cover, what were they thinking?, 1 April 2013
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Pesto Fingeration (Chez Vegas, Englandland) - See all my reviews
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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 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Album cover removed, 9 Dec. 2008
This review is from: Virgin Killer (Audio CD)
It seems that with all of the controversy raised by the IWF over the Wikipedia entry, Amazon have self censored and removed the alternative album cover artwork.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 5 Nov. 2014
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thank you
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4.0 out of 5 stars Killer cd, 22 Jun. 2012
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Very good cd, i don't like much the later era from the '90 but the older era is awsome.
Great hard rock, sounds good and highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 11 Sept. 2014
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Superb
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 4 Mar. 2015
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