Controversial Scorpions album cover withdrawn from Swedish online market


According to Aftonbladet, a SCORPIO the advertising of the album classified as child pornography lasted 24 hours on Will trade, a popular online marketplace and classifieds site from Sweden, before being discontinued.

In 2015, a Swedish court ruled that an image of a naked girl on the SCORPIO‘1976 album “Killer virgin” found in the home of a 53-year-old pedophile could be considered pornographic material.

On Friday, an ad appeared for a copy of the album on Will trade. In the ad, the seller pointed out that it was an uncensored copy of the album’s original cover art.

Ten offers were made to buy the LP, including one for SEK 352 (around $ 40), before the ad was taken down. From now on, the advertiser risks being reported to the police.

“We will take a closer look at the specific case”, Will tradeSecurity Chief, Nicolas hjelm, Recount Aftonbladet. “It’s an album that is displayed [on Tradera] from time to time and that we close as soon as advertisements about it are noticed. ”

Ask if Will trade contact the police about the incident, Hjelm said: “If these are alleged violations of the law and not just violations of our policy, we report to the police.”

SCORPIO guitarist Rudolf Schenker Recount Blasting area in a 2007 interview as the original “Killer virgin” the cover was the idea of ​​the record company. “The guys at the record company were like, ‘Even if we have to go to jail, there’s no doubt we’re going to release him,'” he said. Explaining the original idea behind the album title, Rudolf said: “On the song ‘Killer Virgin’, time is the virgin killer. But then when we had to do the interviews about it, we said, ‘Look, listen to the lyrics and you’ll know what we’re talking about. We only use it to attract attention. This is what we do.’ Even the girl, when we met her fifteen years later, had no problem with the blanket.

He added: “Growing up in Europe, sexuality – of course not with children – was very normal. The lyrics really say it all. Time is the killer of virgins. A child comes into the world very naive, he loses that naivety. then go into this life losing it all and getting in trouble. That was the basic idea about it all. ”

A year earlier, the old SCORPIO guitarist Uli Jon Roth also blamed the band’s label for the original “Killer virgin” cover, tell Classic rock revisited: “Looking at this picture today makes me cringe. It was done in the worst taste possible. At the time, I was too immature to see that. Shame on me – I should have done all that was. in my power to stop it. ”

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