Former Scorpions guitarist Uli Jon Roth talked with Midlands Metalheads Radio and revealed his favorite Scorpions album and songs. He explained why 1976 was a really good year for him.

Here’s the statement:

“I used to have a favorite – [1976’s] ‘Virgin Killer.’ For several reasons. 1976 was a really good year for me and I felt like I really found a new plateau musically and with the guitar, and that also reflected in what was on that album.

So I was extremely involved on that album, more so than the next one. But nowadays, when I listen back, I would probably say that I don’t have a favorite as such; it’s basically songs – I relate more to songs.

On every one of these albums, there are things I like and also those that I don’t care about. So that’s that.”

He also mentioned about his latest album with Scorpions, “Taken By Force”, and said:

“‘Taken By Force,’ for me – it’s an album that was more smooth than ‘Virgin Killer’, and it had great material on it. On the whole, I kind of felt a little bit more detached.

I still did my best while working on it, but I don’t think I did my very best, except for when I did ‘Sails of Charon’ and ‘We’ll Burn the Sky’. But I could have poured more heart blood into that album, with hindsight, and I didn’t, because I had already made the decision to leave the band, already before the album.

So I was kind of going through the motions. And my mind, my mind was already working on these Electric Sun songs, and to me, that was more interesting back then.”

You can listen to the entire interview from below.

Listen Scorpions’ “Virgin Killer” album: