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creekdipper
01-21-16, 02:09 PM
I know this topic has been posted repeatedly, but didn't see it lately. People can just pass on it, mods can delete it, or someone can merge it with an existing thread, but I just saw this link on Yahoo.

I thought it would just be a rehash...and some of them are familiar & make the "worst cover" rounds...but there were many jaw-dropping ones I hadn't seen that were just beyond all pretense to good taste. It starts out mildly offensive but regresses to....hard to describe.

So apologies if these have been posted repeatedly, but here they are (have to click to advance to each cover, but it's worth it...sort of):

http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2015/08/09/30-worst-album-covers-ever-?utm_source=yahoo-gemini&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=yahoo-gemin

Norm de Plume
01-21-16, 05:05 PM
Some grotesquely bad-taste stuff in there. Where's the one with the guy sitting at a restaurant table with his daughter/date? John Bulty? Something like that.

I would add Gary Wright's Dreamweaver. I like some of the music on the album, especially the classic title song, but the cover is the ultimate in '70 kitsch. What was he thinking with this?
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a3/Gary_Wright_-_Dream_Weaver_-_lowres.jpg

Spiderbite
01-22-16, 08:15 AM
I haven't gone through the link yet but this one always come to my head when I see people mentioning bad album covers:

https://oddityfarm.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/jackson_-millie-_back-to-the-shit_-1.jpg

bralph
01-22-16, 08:54 AM
I haven't gone through the link yet but this one always come to my head when I see people mentioning bad album covers:

https://oddityfarm.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/jackson_-millie-_back-to-the-shit_-1.jpg

I wonder why she takes one shoe off when she poops...

Spiderbite
01-22-16, 09:33 AM
Going through the list creek posted and Back To The Shit was #3. Should have know. :lol:

This one is on the list and it always freaked me out when I was a kid.

http://images.starpulse.com/news/bloggers/1297578/blog_images/ted-nugent-scream-dream-epic.jpg

pjflyer
01-22-16, 10:20 AM
Pretty good album, but ugh

http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0000/438/MI0000438787.jpg?partner=allrovi.com

tommyp007
01-22-16, 10:27 AM
Before clicking the link, I knew Lovesexy would be there. #9

EddieMoney
01-22-16, 12:22 PM
http://images.starpulse.com/news/bloggers/1297578/blog_images/ariel-pinks-haunted-graffiti-round-and-round-4ad.jpg

Mabuse
01-22-16, 02:49 PM
That link is everything that's wrong with the internet. How about Worst Web Design of all time thread? What the fuck?

Josh-da-man
01-22-16, 03:00 PM
Not on the list, but this is one of my favorites:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/67/Prince_SelfTitled.jpg

It looks like the stock photo on an old pack of condoms.

Hiro11
01-23-16, 11:30 PM
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9f/Big_Bear_'Doin_Thangs'_Album_Cover.jpg
Forever doin' thangs.

MovieMax
07-04-16, 11:00 AM
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Jason
07-04-16, 12:18 PM
Tin Machine II is a good one (go find it yourself). It even won Spin magazine's "Truth in Advertising" award. Four dicks on the outside, four dicks on the inside.

CRM114
07-05-16, 09:24 AM
Given the virtuosity of the musicians, you'd expect something more than a Microsoft WordArt banner over their (poorly anti-aliased) photo.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-m3Slys9B44k/U4mLi6PBM9I/AAAAAAAAeZw/2UPzusWGXA0/s1600/10007462_706620299381921_7829172191143225726_n-2.jpg

Mabuse
07-12-16, 02:30 PM
Tin Machine II is a good one (go find it yourself). It even won Spin magazine's "Truth in Advertising" award. Four dicks on the outside, four dicks on the inside.

So David Bowie is a dick?

The Infidel
07-12-16, 02:35 PM
Not on the list, but this is one of my favorites:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/67/Prince_SelfTitled.jpg

It looks like the stock photo on an old pack of condoms.
How in the hell did I miss this comment? :lol:

JeffTheAlpaca
07-13-16, 06:50 PM
Not on the list, but this is one of my favorites:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/67/Prince_SelfTitled.jpg

It looks like the stock photo on an old pack of condoms.

I bet a lot of girls like that cover


This could be good or bad?

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/21/I_Got_Shit_on_My_Mind.jpg

Norm de Plume
07-13-16, 07:12 PM
I bet a lot of girls like that cover
I bet more guys than gals like that cover.

The Infidel
07-13-16, 11:03 PM
I bet more guys than gals like that cover.
That can be said about this one, too:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/The_Infidel/a1.jpg~original

Paff
07-14-16, 01:31 AM
Holy shit, is that for real? Did Ted not see This is Spinal Tap?

As for some of the others, I always get a little excited when I'm digging through albums at a thrift store and start finding some Millie Jackson. But it's never the coveted "Back to the Shit" LP.

JeffTheAlpaca
07-14-16, 09:25 AM
I bet more guys than gals like that cover.

They probably like this more

http://6toplists.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/dirty-mind-300x300.jpg

Spiderbite
07-14-16, 10:41 AM
Holy shit, is that for real? Did Ted not see This is Spinal Tap?

As for some of the others, I always get a little excited when I'm digging through albums at a thrift store and start finding some Millie Jackson. But it's never the coveted "Back to the Shit" LP.

Coveted??? :lol:

Josh-da-man
07-14-16, 12:11 PM
Holy shit, is that for real? Did Ted not see This is Spinal Tap?

As for some of the others, I always get a little excited when I'm digging through albums at a thrift store and start finding some Millie Jackson. But it's never the coveted "Back to the Shit" LP.


https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/70/13/bc/7013bc4699db35a8ae89065af27ceb63.jpg

I have this art associated with my Spinal Tap soundtrack mp3s.

Jason
07-14-16, 09:22 PM
Never saw this one before.

http://rockandmetal.ru/_nw/25/36959227.jpg

Josh-da-man
07-14-16, 09:59 PM
Speaking of Nazareth, I always found this image funny.

http://img12.nnm.me/9/d/5/8/3/463deb4aad257dad85a205be8d1.jpg

Far be it from me to criticize a master like Frazetta, but there's a huge problem with that painting. Once you notice it, you can't unsee it.

Nick Danger
07-14-16, 10:03 PM
Doing a GIS of that Smell the Glove image brought up some others.

http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/images/covers/chainsaw(netherlands)-smell-the-saw-20110820012207.jpg

http://img12.nnm.ru/c/9/4/f/4/c94f42a303b515acfca4456ad11664de_full.jpg

https://pedroalonsoheavymetal.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/whitesnake_lovehunter.jpg

Paff
07-14-16, 10:35 PM
Coveted??? :lol:

Damn right, coveted. These lists pop up from time to time, and Back to the Shit is always on there. It's more known for its place on "worst album covers" lists than the music itself. I didn't go through this particular list, as it requires the user to click over and over again rather than appear as a single page, but I'm sure the other usual suspects are on there, like By Request Only from Ken, Sour Cream and Other Delights (a parody of the Herb Alpert cover), or some of the religious-themed records that have ridiculously inappropriate titles/imagery.

I guarantee Back to the Shit does not last long at used vinyl stores at all, as people pick it up for the novelty of owning one of these infamous internet memes.

JeremyM
07-16-16, 09:20 AM
Nothing can top this one:

http://www.egotripland.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/top_dog_slam_dunk-n-hoes-403x350.jpeg

The Infidel
07-16-16, 09:33 AM
Speaking of Nazareth, I always found this image funny.

http://img12.nnm.me/9/d/5/8/3/463deb4aad257dad85a205be8d1.jpg

Far be it from me to criticize a master like Frazetta, but there's a huge problem with that painting. Once you notice it, you can't unsee it.
Ok, I give up. What huge problem am I not noticing?

banthafett
07-16-16, 11:34 AM
Maybe his right hand on the handle, or his arms would get stuck on his horns.

Josh-da-man
07-16-16, 03:51 PM
Yeah, the demon's arms are stuck behind his horns. There's no way he can swing that sword down.

kd5
07-16-16, 10:18 PM
Looks like it ought to belong to Molly Hatchet, not Nazareth. MH loved those covers.


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