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Old 11-15-05, 06:15 PM
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The Worst Record Covers of all Time...

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Old 11-15-05, 07:49 PM
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I looked at all 10 pages and it's hard to disagree with any of their choices. Man, that is some awful artwork.
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i happen to think smackwater jack's cover is pretty cool! it's actually one of my favorites. but yeah, other than that, those are some hideous covers.
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that cover is amazing. i hope to create something as mindblowing as that someday, for my band.
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Old 11-16-05, 01:26 AM
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Hmmm . . . I've always liked the Butthole Surfers album cover.

Most of the rest are pretty bad, though.
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Old 11-16-05, 05:40 PM
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I actually like the Lords of Acid cover.
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Old 11-16-05, 06:20 PM
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That may be the gayest thing Ive ever seen! is that the village people with no costumes!
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Old 11-18-05, 01:44 AM
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I thought some of their picks weren't so great but the lot of them (about 75%) I agreed with. That Part Chimp cover is actually one of my favorites.
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Old 11-18-05, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Vandelay_Inds
definitely. they probably didn't include that one because it's a given!
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Old 11-19-05, 08:51 AM
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that list sucks. Not only are some of those album covers good, there are WAY too many and he write way too much about them. I made it through 3 or 4 pages and quit. Totally lost interest.

It's a meager attempt to steal some of the thunder from the original "worst album covers" list that has been discussed here on many occasions.
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Old 11-19-05, 11:18 AM
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It would have been better if he would have stuck to either major bands covers or just worst covers. There is a huge difference between a band with a big label that has money to throw at cover design versus a band and label that has $0.12 for cover design.
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Old 11-20-05, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Vandelay_Inds
pretty ugly stuff. I hear Iommi hates it as well. Decently good album though.
Some info on the cover is located at http://www.black-sabbath.com/discog/bornagain.html

Basically, it was designed by the guy who did Ozzy's albums. He didn't want to work for the "competition", so he submitted this thing. Iommi's reaction was "It's shit. but it's fucking great!" Ian Gillan absolutely hated it.
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Oh covers... like... artwork... I thought you meant... COVERS... like Madonna's American Pie... gosh.
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Old 11-20-05, 08:44 PM
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A cover of the band of one of my best friends since childhood is in there..
He's not going to be pleased.
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Looks like the pitchfork page moved: http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/articl...rs_of_All_Time

See here for "most ridiculous" Heavy Metal covers:

http://www.stuffmagazine.com/article...x.aspx?id=1414
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That picture makes my asshole hurt.
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Old 07-14-06, 11:08 PM
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I never thought this was a great cover:


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Old 07-15-06, 12:20 AM
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This has to be the worst one in my collection:

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Originally Posted by benedict
See here for "most ridiculous" Heavy Metal covers:

http://www.stuffmagazine.com/article...x.aspx?id=1414
That's pretty poorly written, even for Stuff.
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I guess they forgot this one:

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Old 07-16-06, 05:33 AM
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Is that Peter Weller in the top left?
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Old 07-17-06, 12:20 PM
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This is without a doubt one of the worst covers of a big release I've seen semi-recently:

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