SCORPIONS “VIRGIN KILLER” RARE ORIGINAL/BANNED COVER VINYL LP. (1977)
LABEL: RCA (Deutsche/German Pressing)
CATALOGUE NO: PPL1 4225839 192-1
Hier könnt ihr eine absolute top rarität ersteigern. Eine der seltesten Platten überhaupt. Es handelt sich um die Virgin Killer von SCORPIONS aus dem hause RCA, die noch das original cover aufzuweisen hat. Das vinyl ist nahe Minze. Das cover der zustand ist sehr gut.
Die Abfertigung findet in der Papphülse statt. Porto zu Europe £4.50
You are bidding on an original copy of Virgin Killer from Scorpions in fantastic condition and with original/banned sleeve. It features the controversial cover art of a naked prepubescent girl. Contrary to popular belief, this cover is NOT that explicit with a crack in the mirror concealing her modesty. But still, it caused the band problems, and they were forced to change the cover accordingly. Band member Klaus Meine acknowledged that he was shocked when he saw the original album cover, but it has long been said that the band were pressed by the record company to do something controversial. Later versions of the album cover showed a group shot of the band.
The band need no introduction to rockers the world over, being the biggest metal export from Germany (and the Germans were damned fine at metal), having sold in excess of 70 million albums worldwide.
Great bands make great albums, and this was no exception. This was Scorpions 4th studio album and featured the temporary return of founding lead guitarist Michael Schenker on a few tracks, which helped them showcase their maturing song writing skills, alongside Klaus Meine (vocals), Ulrich (Uli Jon) Roth (guitar), Rudolf Schenker (rhythm guitar), Francis Buchholz (Bass) and Rudy Lenners (Drums).
Don't be fooled into thinking the music on this album is worthless just because of its infamous original cover. Virgin Killer is a must-hear album for any hard rock fan and one of the best Scorpions albums of all…quite possibly their overall finest effort. If you only buy one of the albums from the band's early days with Ulrich Jon Roth on lead guitar, make it this one. If you're a fan of classic hard power rock you will not be disappointed. This is top notch hard rock…in fact it's probably now in the realms of classic rock due to it's age and the fact that is it has aged so well and within the space of just nine songs the band has managed to cover great hard rock, face melting metal, love ballads, introspective mellow numbers and funky fun rockers. The album is considered their most brutal offering from their RCA days. The songs are shorter and more commercial than previous albums whilst still maintaining a good level of intensity, with the likes of “Pictured Life”, “Catch Your Train”, “Backstage Queen” and “Polar Nights” gaining immortality via their inclusion on the celebrated double live album, Tokyo Tapes released in 1979.
All the ingredients for the band's massive success were in place, topped by some truly epic guitar work on the part of string meister Ulrich Roth..this album is unreservedly recommended.
This LP is used/played but the whole package is in excellent condition.
Sleeve Excellent/Very Good
Vinyl - Near Mint.
This release has a running time of over 34 minutes, the full track listing is: -
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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My LP’s are graded according to the Record Collector Grading system as follows:-
MINT: The record itself is in brand new condition with no surface marks or deterioration in sound quality. The cover and any extra items such as the lyric sheet, booklet or poster are in perfect condition. Records advertised as Sealed or Unplayed should be Mint.
EXCELLENT: The record shows some signs of having been played, but there is very little lessening in sound quality. The cover and packaging might have slight wear and/or creasing.
VERY GOOD: The record has obviously been played many times, but displays no major deterioration in sound quality, despite noticeable surface marks and the occasional light scratch. Normal wear and tear on the cover or extra items, without any major defects, is acceptable.
GOOD: The record has been played so much that the sound quality has noticeably deteriorated, perhaps with some distortion and mild scratches. The cover and contents suffer from folding, scuffing of edges, spine splits, discoloration, etc.
FAIR: The record is still just playable but has not been cared for properly and displays considerable surface noise; it may even jump.
The cover and contents will be torn, stained and/or defaced.