Worst album covers

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Worst album covers

Postby BlueChair » Thu Aug 10, 2006 8:58 am

Post your favorites. Here's a recent baddie:

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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:02 am

Rilo Kiley - The Execution of All Things. Vomitous cover, great album.

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Postby BlueChair » Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:21 am

Kind of reminds me of this one - Pete Townshend's Scoop:

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Postby invisible Pole » Thu Aug 10, 2006 11:34 am

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Actually I could post a few more of his.
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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Thu Aug 10, 2006 11:40 am

Bad album, bad cover...

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Dylan has had some shockingly ugly album covers.
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Postby BlueChair » Thu Aug 10, 2006 12:01 pm

You're right, come to think of it.

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Of course, those are balanced out by Freewheelin' and Blonde on Blonde, two of the greatest album covers
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Postby lostdog » Thu Aug 10, 2006 12:10 pm

Take your pick of Richard Thompson's......

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Postby BlueChair » Thu Aug 10, 2006 12:22 pm

I'll pick this one:

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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Thu Aug 10, 2006 12:25 pm

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Squeeze's first album.
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Postby BlueChair » Thu Aug 10, 2006 12:55 pm

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Postby PlaythingOrPet » Thu Aug 10, 2006 1:28 pm

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Postby Who Shot Sam? » Thu Aug 10, 2006 1:34 pm

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Bit of a graphical clusterfuck.
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Postby Chrille » Thu Aug 10, 2006 3:46 pm

Haha! I was about to back up Blue on posting the terrible Surprise cover but was then reminded of the Prince cover. Urgh 2000!

The Eno/Cale album is also real ugly, thankfully the new reissue is slightly less so.

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Postby King Hoarse » Thu Aug 10, 2006 5:12 pm

BlueChair wrote:I'll pick this one:

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That's one of my favourite covers ever! The fold out vinyl with Linda's beautiful face on the other side, that is. It's criminal that she's not on the backside of the recent Island CD reissue. This, on the other hand...(puke):

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Aug 11, 2006 3:49 am

My work colleague sent me this link (I think it was for the ladies though :lol: )

http://www.crystalpro.com/worst/cover16.html

I'm not sure how genuine these are but they made me laugh.
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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Fri Aug 11, 2006 6:58 pm

I think they're all genuine records.

I love Goats Head Soup. At least, it fascinated me as a kid in the shop when it came out. I count myself lucky to have grown up in the vinyl age where sleeves took on a huge significance and yoou'd go into shops and stare at them for ages. That Squeeze cover is great too.

I don't think they come much worse than this:

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Postby King Hoarse » Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:47 pm

Otis Westinghouse wrote:I think they're all genuine records.

I love Goats Head Soup. At least, it fascinated me as a kid in the shop when it came out. I count myself lucky to have grown up in the vinyl age where sleeves took on a huge significance and yoou'd go into shops and stare at them for ages. That Squeeze cover is great too.

I don't think they come much worse than this:

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Oh yes it does, the censored version of their fourth album, Virgin Killer. I won't even post it.
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Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:34 am

You've said it now. You've got to post it...

...just like you've got to send me a copy of the worst debut CD ever issued. :wink:
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Postby Chrille » Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:20 am

Ugh. I did I google search for Scorpions Virgin Killer Censored. Urgh.

Surely you must mean the uncensored version being the worst?

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:01 am

I did too - I'm sorry I asked. That's disgusting. And the band blamed their record company.
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Postby King Hoarse » Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:16 am

Chrille wrote:Ugh. I did I google search for Scorpions Virgin Killer Censored. Urgh.

Surely you must mean the uncensored version being the worst?


Yeh, I meant the original, that the good censors withdrew. But the band picture ain't pretty either!
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Postby wes » Mon Aug 14, 2006 7:40 pm

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You could also make a case for The Stooges self-titled purely because of Iggy.


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