Virgin Killer

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Virgin Killer
Studio album by Scorpions
Released 1976
Recorded 1976
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 34:45
Label Polydor, Capitol (reissue)
Producer Dieter Dierks
Scorpions chronology
In Trance
(1975)
Virgin Killer
(1976)
Taken by Force
(1977)

Virgin Killer is the fourth album by the German heavy metal band Scorpions. It was released in 1976, and it helped the Scorpions gain fans outside Europe.[1] The album's cover has caused controversy, as it features a naked young girl. Some of the band members have said that the cover is okay, but others have said that they feel bad about releasing it.[2] Some magazines and websites, such as Cracked and Gigwise.com, have called it one of the worst album covers of all time.[3][4]

In 2008, the English Wikipedia page for Virgin Killer was put on a blacklist (a list of bad content) by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), a UK organization. Because of this, many major Internet service providers (ISPs) in the UK were banned from seeing the page. The IWF called the cover "indecent".

References[change | change source]

  1. Yasui, Todd Allan (Aug 30 1988), "The Sign of the Scorpions; The West German Metal Meisters' Tour de Force", The Washington Post, pp. F3  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. "Uli Jon Roth Says 'Virgin Killer' Album Cover Makes Him Cringe". Blabbermouth.net. 2006-04-03. Retrieved 2008-05-12.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. "The 15 Worst Album Covers of All-Time" by Ben Dennison, Cracked
  4. "The 50 Most Controversial Album Covers Of All Time!", Gigwise.com, March 19, 2008