The U. The album was reissued for the first time on CD in Note that the Japanese edition of this album features the original version of "The Sails of Charon" with a length of Other editions including the German and US versions feature an edited, Album), shorter version with a length of From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Rovi Corporation. Retrieved Volume 1 ' ". London, UK: Spotlight Publications. Klaus Meine is a German singer and was bornHannover, Germany. He started his career in a band called "Dawn Road" around Roth was guitarist with "Scorpions" from until and formed is proper band "Electric Sun".
Rudolf is brother of Michael Schenker and Barbara Schenker. He uses guitar made by the German guitar maker Dommenget. Francis Buchholz - Bass guitar player from Hannover, Germany and was born in The lyrics really say it all.
Time is the virgin killer. A kid comes into the world very naive, they lose that naiveness and then go into this life losing all of this getting into trouble. That was the basic idea about all of it. In a separate interview, Schenker also notes that he thought the cover art was a "great thing" and that he had "pushed the band to really stay behind Hell-Cat - Scorpions - Virgin Killer (CD as he felt that people would "think differently" when they looked at the lyrics and realized that the cover art was only being used as "a symbol of the lyrics".
Looking at that picture today makes me cringe. It was done in the worst possible taste. Back then I was too immature to see that. Shame on me—I should have done everything in my power to stop it. The record company came up with the idea, I think. The lyrics incidentally were a take-off on Kiss, whom we had just supported on a tour.
I was fooling around and played the riff of the song in the rehearsal room and spontaneously improvised 'cause he's a virgin killer! Klaus immediately said 'that's great! You should do something with it. But the song has a totally different meaning from what people would assume at first.
Virgin Killer is none other than the demon of our time, the less compassionate side of the societies we live in today—brutally trampling upon the heart and Album) of innocence. Inphotographer Michael von Gimbut emphasized that his wife, the model's mother and sister, and three female assistants had been present during the shooting and stated: "Back then, we loved and protected children and did not sleep with them". The cover generated controversy: the album could only be sold sealed in black plastic in several countries  and the cover was replaced in some countries with an alternative cover art depicting the band members.
This would not be the last time that the band attracted controversy with its album covers. Their next album, Taken by Forceoriginally featured cover art that depicted "children playing with guns at a military cemetery in France and some people found that offensive". Back in those days [the s] it was RCA, our record label then, went over the edge with Virgin Killer. Today when you think of child pornography on the net, you would never do something like that.
We never did this in the sense of pornography, we did it in the sense of art. It is about the song and the label was pushing the idea because they wanted to get the controversy to help the album sale and you cannot get better promotion than that. Looking back from the band point of view it was never an album cover that we took home to our parents and said, "Look what we just released.
All of that after so many years, can Album) believe that? In Augusta court in Sweden said that it considered the album cover to be child pornography.
In Decemberthe Internet Watch Foundation IWFa UK-based non-government organizationadded the Wikipedia article Virgin Killer to its internet blacklist due to concerns over legality of the image, which had been assessed as the lowest level of legal concern: "erotic posing with no sexual activity".
Following representations by the Wikimedia Foundation who host the Album) website  and public complaints,  the IWF reversed their decision three days later and confirmed that in future they would not block copies of the image that were hosted overseas. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Further information: Internet Watch Foundation and Wikipedia. Germany portal Music portal. The Washington Post. Archived from the original on 6 June Retrieved 12 May Archived from the original on 4 January
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