Anchez wrote:Makes me actually wonder why did they put a picture of a naked child on the album cover?
it wasn't a decision of Scorpions. Rudolf explained that in a interview to a portuguese rock magazine "LOUD", i have the magazine, here comes the question and Rudolf answer:
“LOUD” – Now I want to ask you about the famous censured cover of “Virgin Killer”. Who had the idea to release something so “chocking”?
Rudy – It was the publisher. By the way, it was of a journalist and the publisher. The song “Virgin Killer” tell us that “the time is the death for the virgins”, because when we are young we had many ideas and we are very ingenuous, but the time will destroy all of this. That’s what happened…we gave the lyrics to the publisher and then they said us that the idea was to put a broken glass in front of a naked girl. The most curious is that a few years ago we met the girl of the photo, who is now about 30 years old and she is very nice. In that time the publisher knew it would have troubles with the album cover, and the boss even said that the record would be published. Nowadays it would be impossible to make something like that especially with the actual outrage of children sexual abuse, and we wouldn’t do it again, in that time it was already complicated, but as we were young we thought we had the right to go farther away.