Worst album covers

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Postby seaweasel » Thu Sep 07, 2006 3:33 am

I quite like some of those covers, especially Goats Head Soup. I don't think the Squeeze one is that bad but it's not as good as the Cool For Cats sleeve. I've been getting into Squeeze a lot recently, I got Chris Difford's new acoustic album South East Side Story too, it's got a lot of nice new versions of Squeeze songs on it. Also, the label it's on Luna are giving away copies of Up The Junction from it if you join their mailing list - it's on their news page at http://www.lunarecords.co.uk. A DVD comes with it too, Up The Junction from it is up on YouTube - http://youtube.com/watch?v=BmEzSiNhHP0.

When it comes to terrible album covers, this has to be my choice though:

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Postby noiseradio » Thu Sep 07, 2006 7:42 am

That's pretty bad.
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Postby BlueChair » Thu Sep 07, 2006 7:46 am

Thanks EC Fan Forum for helping us generate ideas for our Worst Albums Covers Feature.

Enjoy!
http://beingtheremag.com/feature.php?id=294&issue=20
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Postby King Hoarse » Thu Sep 07, 2006 12:32 pm

Excellent choices! (I like the idea of the Two Virgins cover, though, I just don't think that shot does it justice)
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Postby goodbyegirl » Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:57 pm

Thanks for the Chris Difford link!!!

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Postby Mike Boom » Thu Sep 07, 2006 4:28 pm

Hey I love the covers for Pour Down Like Silver AND Goats Head Soup AND those IGGY covers are great too!

This on the other hand....this must surely take the prize.

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Postby Otis Westinghouse » Thu Sep 07, 2006 6:36 pm

No way! I love that! I can't even judge it aesthetically, I have it on vinyl that I inherited from my brother, and it's just part of the fabric of my life. OK it's pretty corny, but it's just so unique as a cover, and inseparable for me from the great music inside.
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Postby Mike Boom » Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:30 pm

haha, yeah its a great record and it works on a "so bad its unique" level, but its still a seriously bad cover. Apparently the guy who drew it was just roughly sketching and mapping out an idea for Neil, for the cover , and it ended up on sleeve.
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Postby battered old bird » Thu Sep 07, 2006 9:25 pm

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Fri Sep 08, 2006 4:02 am

BlueChair wrote:Thanks EC Fan Forum for helping us generate ideas for our Worst Albums Covers Feature.

Enjoy!
http://beingtheremag.com/feature.php?id=294&issue=20


My favourite part of this was going onto page 2 and then seeing the words The Being There Staff and Friends and then seeing the naked picture underneath it :lol:

Thanks too by the way seaweasel for the Chris Difford link.
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Postby seaweasel » Fri Sep 08, 2006 6:26 am

Zuma's my favourite Neil Young album, I won't hear a word against it!


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