Author Topic: Terrible album covers  (Read 198499 times)

Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #30 on: February 12, 2011, 11:58:09 AM »
It's a picture of Iggy smiling, something you don't find many of before that period. It's something of a statement (and it is "news"), that was confirmed in interviews with him at the time; that he'd "stopped trying to succeed at being a loser" or similar.

Plus, it appeared on those £5 notes that could only be used once.

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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #31 on: February 12, 2011, 12:21:31 PM »
Does this count?



The Durutti Column's The Return of the Durutti Column. A sandpaper sleeve that destroys the record and the other records around it.

'Turntablist' Christian Marclay also had a sleeve with sandpaper on the inside so that the record got more fucked-up as it was taken out and replaced. That's just an exaggeration of most records really - my copy of the Queen is Dead was so scratched up at the start that you couldn't even hear Cicely Courtneidge singing 'Take me back to dear old Blighty'.

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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #32 on: February 12, 2011, 12:39:12 PM »
"Topol Sings Israeli Freedom Songs" is surely high on the agenda...



An idea even Sham 69 would have rejected as "lacking in subtlety". 

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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #33 on: February 12, 2011, 12:49:09 PM »
Is that even for real? Is it a bootleg?

Edit: Seems it's an official release (and has been reissued on CD). But it isn't shown in his discography on Wiki[nb]Because it only shows his filmography.[/nb].

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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #34 on: February 12, 2011, 12:55:30 PM »
Funnily enough I came across this one earlier, whilst browsing the internet:



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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #35 on: February 12, 2011, 01:07:59 PM »
Is that even for real? Is it a bootleg?


It most definitely is, I own the fucker!  It was released on Ember Records who did a lot of budget/ low price releases in the sixties and seventies, but I don't think it's a bootleg, just a British issue of something he originally did for the Israeli market.  I found it for one pound in Music and Video Exchange and thought it might have some comedy value - sadly, none of it is in English so it's impossible to work out how ridiculous or offensive the lyrical contents are.  The musical contents are just rather dull. 

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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #36 on: February 12, 2011, 01:16:35 PM »
Lita Ford from The Runaways. "Still a tiny bit of space left on the cover, sweetheart - do you want a waxwork René or a sheep in a gimp mask?"



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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #37 on: February 12, 2011, 02:06:27 PM »


Pretty much anything by this prog-rock super group and finally (for now)

That's presumably because you just don't like Roger Dean.

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« Reply #38 on: February 12, 2011, 04:33:17 PM »


Someone posted about this a while ago...






Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #39 on: February 12, 2011, 04:36:24 PM »
I always found this almost brilliant in it's horrible shitness...



(It's the inner Sleeve to The Prodigy's Music for the Jilted Generation, by the way.)

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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #40 on: February 12, 2011, 04:41:07 PM »
Do you think there's some petrol stations and electrical power on the green side of the rift?

Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #41 on: February 12, 2011, 04:47:47 PM »
Nope. Nothing like that at all. It's a hemp-driven utopia.

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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #42 on: February 12, 2011, 06:20:07 PM »
I know it's not the done thing around these parts to dismiss anything Ray Davies has touched - and, for the most part, fair enough - but this sleeve really is staggeringly bad:



It puts me in mind of this hideous Godley and Creme album cover, which manages to be even worse (it's a self-portrait, apparently, and it really should have remained in the scrap book).


Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #43 on: February 12, 2011, 07:42:41 PM »
Sorry but some of these covers are amazing!
Are we seeing the same images?!

Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #44 on: February 12, 2011, 08:14:52 PM »


I pretty much like every album the manics have put out, but this cover is just... crap.  And ever since the South Park episode "Christian Rock Hard", I keep thinking of Cartman's band Faith +1.

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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #45 on: February 12, 2011, 11:14:08 PM »
There are whole internet sites dedicated to this. I think poster no. 2 or 3 nicked theirs from there.

Here are two particularly gruesome ones from "Jim's collection"




and one to get your juices running


and one for connoisseurs (of something)




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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #46 on: February 12, 2011, 11:42:40 PM »
The Carl Barat one falls into the category of 'extra special' for me, mainly because I've yet to meet anybody whose jaw hasn't dropped to the floor in horror at the sight of it. Even Pete Doherty hasn't managed to sink that low (yet).

A current 'favourite':

I really hate covers which try and fit so many different things in. This looks like it should be the cover of a children's fantasy book, not an album cover.

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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #47 on: February 12, 2011, 11:44:41 PM »
^Channeling


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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #48 on: February 13, 2011, 12:40:04 AM »


I'd rather spend the night with 'Ken by request only'.






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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #49 on: February 13, 2011, 01:05:21 AM »


I like the Olias cover - shrunk to CD size it's not so good, but the LP cover was designed to look like a book, and there were pages inside.

Here's the pay-off to the Bunk Dogger sleeve, by the way.  (I mean, I can't believe you really thought... etc)


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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #50 on: February 13, 2011, 02:08:24 AM »

I've not seen that before, but I've got some of her songs.

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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #51 on: February 13, 2011, 02:51:56 AM »
That's presumably because you just don't like Roger Dean.
Well, no.  I think that is an awful cover, abundant use of pink and purple does not render it pleasurable to this man's eye.

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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #52 on: February 13, 2011, 03:03:25 AM »


Bloody 'elll, Noel Fielding really does get everywhere.

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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #53 on: February 13, 2011, 10:46:40 AM »
Well, no.  I think that is an awful cover, abundant use of pink and purple does not render it pleasurable to this man's eye.

I agree that one's not so good - but you also said 'pretty much anything' by them.  Weren't all the covers done by Roger Dean?



This one I love - had the poster for years.

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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #54 on: February 13, 2011, 11:30:10 AM »
Yes, I have nothing against Olias cover, in fact, most prog album covers are darn good. Roger Dean, Hipgnosis et al., you can't really call them bad cover art. Maybe juvenile at worst, but they have everything a the fantasist prog fan could dream of.

Someone should start a good album artwork thread...oh  ok then

Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #55 on: February 13, 2011, 01:16:08 PM »
I never understood the decision to replace this...



with this monstrosity...


Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #56 on: February 13, 2011, 02:24:33 PM »
This is just horrible beyond Nickleback's wildest collective imagination:



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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #57 on: February 13, 2011, 04:40:44 PM »
How the strawberry fuck did I forget this?



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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #58 on: February 13, 2011, 10:29:51 PM »


1978 on the Stiff label.


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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #59 on: February 14, 2011, 01:17:32 PM »
I hate all album covers that don't have the name of the album and artist on the front.