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Title: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on February 11, 2011, 04:05:46 PM
(http://cdn.pitchfork.com/media/strokes_1.jpg)

So yeah, that's the new Strokes album cover. There's making your product stand out and then there's...THAT.

And thus, we have a terrible album cover thread, try and better the above. I know you can.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Nelson Swillie on February 11, 2011, 04:37:34 PM
Okay, I'll play...

(http://www.thecsperspective.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/The-Black-Eyed-Peas-The-Beginning-Official-Album-Cover.jpg)

To be fair, it does reflect the contents of the album itself. Absolute pony.

(http://static.rateyourmusic.com/lk/l/w/347398f473adad358bc62d7fa3adcffb/176322.jpg)

The fact that I hate the Rolling Stones aside...what the bloody hell were they thinking?

(http://www.thewho.com/images/media/albums_large/21_82_its_hard.jpg)

Wrong in so many ways.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Dance Colin, dance! on February 11, 2011, 04:39:57 PM
 This thread wouldn't be complete without this appalling effort from cocorosie:

(http://betterpropaganda.com/images/artwork/NoahXs_Ark-CocoRosie_480.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Petey Pate on February 11, 2011, 05:02:27 PM
Oh man this is my kind of thread.

(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/worst-album-covers/18-1.jpg)

(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/worst-album-covers/34-1.jpg)

Not at all sexist...

(http://www.alleewillis.com/awmok/kitschenette/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/13669_1275459921972_1094184819_878952_4330036_n1.jpg)

(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQKc0N-VFRcRQlzhUvLqldPNcl8ZGG0GugCOqfVp9qbMuoVTf3lhA)

Look Venetian Snares!

(http://lpcoverlover.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12.resized/img_3884.JPG)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/09/Mystery_to_Me_cover.jpg)

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_bAlec3mjrhc/Siglg2C_q_I/AAAAAAAACKI/Pmc38CbEa8A/s800/chick1.jpg)

(http://bluebuddies.com/MsgPics/002247-chick-corea-friends.jpg)

Chick Corea was a bad-ass piano player, but he had an awful taste in cover art.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/2f/Stevie_Wonder_In_Square_Circle_CD_cover.JPG)

I know he was blind but this is unexcusable.  Incidently (this isn't that bad a cover in my opinion)...

(http://image.lyricspond.com/image/s/artist-stevie-wonder/album-signed-sealed-and-delivered/cd-cover.jpg)
... a blind man in a box labelled "Handle with Care"?  Isn't that a bit insensitive?

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/78/Asiaastra.jpg)

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

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_bkFIPLIOGL8/STyGD8dr6oI/AAAAAAAAbdg/8v5RQCmDw40/s320/mc+pooh.jpg)

http://lpcoverlover.com/ (http://lpcoverlover.com/) is one of my favourite websites.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Nelson Swillie on February 11, 2011, 05:30:46 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_eAs_CUZnVbk/S5jaK17dloI/AAAAAAAAAUE/4fa2QN8jnq4/s320/ScorpionsAnimalMagnetism.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Asro0En56rM/SbpotE44djI/AAAAAAAABHk/W4KeW2Qx0J0/s400/cover.jpg)

(http://stereogum.com/img/bad_art-biffy.jpg)

(http://www.aorblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/rabbit_toomuch.jpg)

(http://turntabling.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/WTF-Bad-Album-Covers-Dan-Nicholoff.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on February 11, 2011, 05:35:32 PM

(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/318457/pics/002247-chick-corea-friends.gif)

Chick Corea was a bad-ass piano player, but he had an awful taste in cover art.

Tell me more.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: The Cloud of Unknowing on February 11, 2011, 06:16:13 PM
Some more of Hipgnosis's will-this-do efforts:

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/129/417347254_dcdc598eca.jpg)
(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/2437/cover_1132165102010.jpg)
(http://images3.wax.fm/todd_rundgren_back_to_bars-2BRX6986-1274211811.jpeg)
(http://place1.dyndns.org/music/files/images/detailed/335488.jpg)
(http://991.com/newgallery/Justin-Hayward-Songwriter-167842.jpg)
(http://roxcalibur.com/pix/e10639.jpg)
(http://dtbsk.world.coocan.jp/Record/Jpeg350/CAMEL-LIVE.jpg)
Additional material by Wakeman/Howe:
(http://www.phantasm777.com/yes/Tormato78.jpeg)
(http://www.philcollins-fr.com/Genesis/albums/11andthen.jpg)
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/110/262314302_ed44d62345.jpg)
The 1970s, ver lads, etc:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3505/3999207128_3ac9e5437d.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Petey Pate on February 11, 2011, 06:19:14 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/2f/CoreaFriends.jpg)

That's the actual cover art that was meant to come up. I don't know why that weird Smurf fetish thing was linked instead.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on February 11, 2011, 06:22:55 PM
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/318457/pics/boxer75.jpg)

Smell The Glove.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on February 11, 2011, 06:25:42 PM
(http://rockonthestreets.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/MIA-Album-Cover.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on February 11, 2011, 06:28:19 PM
^ agreed. Rubbish album too.

(http://cdn.pitchfork.com/images/original/24911.paulsimon-surprise.jpg)

(http://cdn.pitchfork.com/images/original/24920.who-endlesswire.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Eis Nein on February 11, 2011, 06:30:04 PM
(http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/6995/northside.png) (http://img718.imageshack.us/i/northside.png/)

Clucking awful, and if memory serves revenge for a disgruntled contractor.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on February 11, 2011, 06:37:05 PM
(http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/6995/northside.png) (http://img718.imageshack.us/i/northside.png/)

Clucking awful, and if memory serves revenge for a disgruntled contractor.

Reminds me of this:

(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/318457/pics/Nick_Lowe_Jesus_of_Cool.jpg)

Are they both referencing an earlier album sleeve?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: PaulTMA on February 11, 2011, 08:44:38 PM
I really like the new Strokes cover.

Anyway, take your pick:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muse_discography#Albums (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muse_discography#Albums)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on February 11, 2011, 08:46:26 PM
Arrrrgh, fucking Muse.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Queneau on February 11, 2011, 09:02:13 PM
(http://rathausartprojects.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/CherDarkLady.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: CaledonianGonzo on February 11, 2011, 09:08:38 PM
Some more of Hipgnosis's will-this-do efforts:
(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/2437/cover_1132165102010.jpg)

Wasn't that designed by the late, Anal Staircase-ascending, Peter Christopherson?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Townmouse on February 11, 2011, 09:09:23 PM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3505/3999207128_3ac9e5437d.jpg)

Oh dear.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Tokyo Sexwhale on February 11, 2011, 09:20:00 PM
Who the fuck are Bunk Dogger?  They're so obscure they're not even on wikipedia.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Petey Pate on February 11, 2011, 10:41:11 PM
(http://www.stevecarter.com/wac2.jpg)

(http://www.stevecarter.com/5_25_10_07_5_17_09.jpg)

(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/worst-album-covers/75-1.jpg)

(http://www.takegreatpictures.com/app/webroot/content/2010_images/2005/10/27/Balance_VanHalen.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: The Cloud of Unknowing on February 11, 2011, 11:30:17 PM
Wasn't that designed by the late, Anal Staircase-ascending, Peter Christopherson?
Apparently.  It's not particularly dreadful but I put it in to show how they were recycling it a year or two later with the Rundgren cover.
Oh dear.
Posed by older models, but yeah.  Cheap and basic, but it's in line with some of the casual sexism that some Hipgnosis covers depicted in the 70s and 80s.
Who the fuck are Bunk Dogger?  They're so obscure they're not even on wikipedia.
One bloke whose real name was Tim Phillips - the internet says he was a music writer.  A handful of his tunes are on youtube.

(There were more good covers than awful produced under the aegis of Hipgnosis, obviously.)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on February 12, 2011, 12:23:55 AM
I don't know, Pink Floyd covers aside, I never really liked Hipgnosis. Even then, my favourite Floyd cover is 'Animals', which was originally a Roger Waters idea executed by Hipgnosis. Storm Thorgerson recently came up with this for a 7" by repeat offenders Biffy Clyro:
(http://hangout.altsounds.com/geek/gars/images/3/6/3/7/bc.jpg)
Which caused no end of merriment when it arrived in the shop.

The Scorpions, of course, managed a cover that was even worse than 'Animal Magnetism', but I'm not going to be damn fool enough to post it here. The album was called 'Virgin Killer' and both the original and replacement covers are on the Wikipedia entry.


Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Absorb the anus burn on February 12, 2011, 12:33:39 AM
(http://img827.imageshack.us/i/69903207.jpg/)

If ever an album cover is less appropriate for the fantastic music contained within, it's this. Poor Mr. Gottsching. One of the greatest guitarists and a pioneer of house music... But what the feck was he thinking? I'd rather see a turd in a margarine tub.


^

Picture not loading. Fucking image shack! Google "Inventions For The Electric Guitar" if you want to see the monstrosity.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: buttgammon on February 12, 2011, 12:45:50 AM
(http://img827.imageshack.us/i/69903207.jpg/)

If ever an album cover is less appropriate for the fantastic music contained within, it's this. Poor Mr. Gottsching. One of the greatest guitarists and a pioneer of house music... But what the feck was he thinking? I'd rather see a turd in a margarine tub.


^

Picture not loading. Fucking image shack! Google "Inventions For The Electric Guitar" if you want to see the monstrosity.


Oh Christ, that is hideous. No wonder he ended up with the basic (but very appropriate) chessboard pattern for 'E2-E4'.

(http://www.guiboratto.com.br/IMG/TMBA-cover.jpg)

A pretty good album, not that anyone would know it from that monstrosity.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: An tSaoi on February 12, 2011, 12:50:33 AM
We need to sort this recent toplessness epidemic on here.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: PaulTMA on February 12, 2011, 09:58:13 AM
Can we ban stuff lifted from 'wacky crap album covers' sites please, quick, before someone posts Devastatin' Dave, Julie's 16th Birthday, lol lol lol 2004.

Storm Thorgerson is living proof that sleeve designers sure can lose it just like the geriatric artistes housed within his sleeves.

Anyway:

(http://files.list.co.uk/images/2009/04/30/bury-the-hatchet-cranberries-LST037863.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/54/CatherineWheelHappyDays.jpg)

(http://991.com/newGallery/Baby-Chaos-Safe-Sex-Designer-340681.jpg)



Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Danger Man on February 12, 2011, 10:23:50 AM
Can we ban stuff lifted from 'wacky crap album covers' sites please.

Donnie Saxe is crying.

Onwards....

(http://images.mirror.co.uk/upl/m4/sep2009/7/8/image-4-for-the-world-s-top-ten-worst-album-covers-gallery-538877331.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lipsink on February 12, 2011, 10:33:39 AM
(http://www.chartstats.com/images/artwork/26450.jpg)

It looks like a photo at the top of a Radio Times article.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Danger Man on February 12, 2011, 10:38:40 AM
It gets worse...

(http://posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/talcy/7tVzRiUC4hVbjkMZMsFkzAOOkhtgAQxi1YOo150NxvhnDsGm8X2XE96P0Ebx/Iggy_Pop_Party.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on February 12, 2011, 10:50:12 AM
(http://www.chartstats.com/images/artwork/26450.jpg)

It looks like a photo at the top of a Radio Times article.

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.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: PaulTMA 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.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Townmouse on February 12, 2011, 12:21:31 PM
Does this count?

(http://www.seika-dc.jp/blog/media/1/20070301-ph_1.jpg)

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'.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: 23 Daves on February 12, 2011, 12:39:12 PM
"Topol Sings Israeli Freedom Songs" is surely high on the agenda...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/23Daves/left%20and%20to%20the%20back/59ec_1.jpg)

An idea even Sham 69 would have rejected as "lacking in subtlety". 
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep 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].
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Lee Van Cleef on February 12, 2011, 12:55:30 PM
Funnily enough I came across this one earlier, whilst browsing the internet:

(http://www.vorfeed.net/basar/twilight_hammer-orcish_steel.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: 23 Daves 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. 
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: The Cloud of Unknowing 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?"
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71ZJzpIBf-L.jpg)

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Cerys on February 12, 2011, 02:06:27 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/78/Asiaastra.jpg)

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

That's presumably because you just don't like Roger Dean.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on February 12, 2011, 04:33:17 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/30/Carlbaratalbum.jpg)

Someone posted about this a while ago...

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/75/SquarepusherHelloEverything.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/cc/Rockdustlightstar.jpg)

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on February 12, 2011, 04:36:24 PM
I always found this almost brilliant in it's horrible shitness...

(http://lesedwards.com/main/music_jilted_generation2.jpg)

(It's the inner Sleeve to The Prodigy's Music for the Jilted Generation, by the way.)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep 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?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on February 12, 2011, 04:47:47 PM
Nope. Nothing like that at all. It's a hemp-driven utopia.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: 23 Daves 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:

(http://d21uwzfkfy2yiv.cloudfront.net/kinks_lola_versus_powerman_moneygoround_part_one-80938IT-1245599229.jpeg)

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).

(http://image.betamonline.com/sdimages/upc09/4988005611086.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Jobey on February 12, 2011, 07:42:41 PM
Sorry but some of these covers are amazing!
Are we seeing the same images?!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Spiteface on February 12, 2011, 08:14:52 PM
(http://www.removables.co.uk/images/thisismytruth.jpg)

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.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig 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"
(http://www.jimlawrence77.net/LPCOVERS/cover388.jpg)

(http://www.jimlawrence77.net/LPCOVERS/cover403.jpg)

and one to get your juices running
(http://www.jimlawrence77.net/LPCOVERS/tino1.jpg)

and one for connoisseurs (of something)

(http://www.crystalpro.com/worst/images/cover2.jpg)

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge 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':
(http://www.cmdistro.com/images/xlarge/36883.jpg)
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.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on February 12, 2011, 11:44:41 PM
^Channeling
(http://991.com/newGallery/Jon-Anderson-Olias-Of-Sunhillo-186446.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: massive bereavement on February 13, 2011, 12:40:04 AM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_r8F4MmGvNsI/Si7yHrXdc2I/AAAAAAAAABM/oeiu5W0YeM0/s320/roxy+music.jpg)

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





Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: The Cloud of Unknowing on February 13, 2011, 01:05:21 AM
(http://991.com/newGallery/Jon-Anderson-Olias-Of-Sunhillo-186446.jpg)

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)
(http://www.hipgnosiscovers.com/images/496_bunk_firstoffence_uklp_rear.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: JesusAndYourBush on February 13, 2011, 02:08:24 AM
(http://www.jimlawrence77.net/LPCOVERS/cover403.jpg)

I've not seen that before, but I've got some of her songs.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Petey Pate 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.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Treguard of Dunshelm on February 13, 2011, 03:03:25 AM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3505/3999207128_3ac9e5437d.jpg)

Bloody 'elll, Noel Fielding really does get everywhere.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Cerys 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?

(http://www.leftbrainwritebrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/rd_13_asia_asia_front.jpg)

This one I love - had the poster for years.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig 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
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on February 13, 2011, 01:16:08 PM
I never understood the decision to replace this...

(http://musiccourt.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/odessey_and_oracle.jpg)

with this monstrosity...

(http://rsindex.pictures-hosting.com/2009-12-03/001028d4_medium.jpeg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: PaulTMA on February 13, 2011, 02:24:33 PM
This is just horrible beyond Nickleback's wildest collective imagination:

(http://www.concordmusicgroup.com/assets/artwork01/Artists/Crowded-House/FAN-32257-02/Intriguer-Cover-Art-Lo.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on February 13, 2011, 04:40:44 PM
How the strawberry fuck did I forget this?

(http://media.smashingmagazine.com/cdn_smash/images/100-obscure-remarkable-cd-covers/hardfi.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: massive bereavement on February 13, 2011, 10:29:51 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_U1menI3veIs/SxKpy3D3VOI/AAAAAAAABqQ/RH4nmqxWz1c/s400/mickey+jupp+-+juppanese+1978+back.jpg)

1978 on the Stiff label.

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: An tSaoi 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.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Nelson Swillie on February 14, 2011, 04:00:19 PM
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.

Cerys, I love you.

Asia's first album is brilliant. And Roger Dean is a genius. And I'll rudely gesture at anyone who says otherwise.

Apparently Saddam Hussein was a fan, but don't let that put you off!

In fact, I think this thread could run and run. It's fantastic. Seriously.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Dt3CyT1juzo/SmKuTiz2PyI/AAAAAAAAAN8/cWU-GLbrrqI/s400/psychoderelict_hi.jpg)

I remember seeing this when it first came out and thinking "What the FUCK, Pete?"

(http://www.thegauntlet.com/photo/god_among_insects-zombienomicon.jpg)

Sort of thing an attention seeking fifteen year old would draw in the back of his geography folder. Pish!

(http://images.pricerunner.com/product/image/81296070/Bangles-Doll-Revolution.jpg)

I don't understand why such a photogenic group would say "Let's have a butt ugly doll with a shitty target design superimposed over it on the cover, that'll work."

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61aES5XJDyL.jpg)

Honest to God, who else thinks this is a Bill Bailey spoof taken a step too far?

(http://www.music-lyrics-chord.com/cover/Big_Country_Why_The_Long_Face.jpg)

"Because I'm on the cover of a crappy album with guitars that sound like bagpipes!"

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Qv1VJA6hL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

This cover is creepy.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Cerys on February 14, 2011, 08:27:02 PM
Where's my Valentine card, then?

I also had this one as a poster-

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8d/Freyja%27s_Castle.jpg)

Brilliant stuff.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Yesno on February 14, 2011, 08:30:46 PM
Huh! Hippies.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Mister Six on February 14, 2011, 08:47:32 PM
(http://files.list.co.uk/images/2009/04/30/bury-the-hatchet-cranberries-LST037863.jpg)

I... kind of like that.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Geraint on February 15, 2011, 12:59:32 AM
(http://image.lyricspond.com/image/t/artist-the-vines/album-winning-days/cd-cover.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Absorb the anus burn on February 15, 2011, 01:29:57 AM
I... kind of like that.







(http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/0703cd2a90.jpg) (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/)

is this the bit you kind of like best?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Doomy Dwyer on February 15, 2011, 10:22:43 AM
Staggering album, one of the greatest soul albums to come out of Memphis, containing 'Try a Little Tenderness', 'Tennessee Waltz', 'Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa (Sad Song), 'Lovers fucking Prayer' for Christs sake. And the stick this pile of sjit on the front of it -

(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTvI_DhCmQW2NdNSLtAoJVIVyKaA2olTPTvMJyoOecy2Nisz51IjQ)

Piss poor from every conceivable viewpoint, especially considering 'Otis Blue', 'Pain in My Heart' and 'The Soul Album' had such pleasing covers.

This one's similarly lovely contents are massively let down by the crude daub that adorns its cover -

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kw95z4fd7R1qz4ede.jpg)

Whereas this one's cover really does bespeak of the cruel disappointment that awaits the unfortunate listener -

(http://betterpropaganda.com/images/artwork/The_Secret_Migration-Mercury_Rev_480.jpg)

Diabolical sixth form shit from front cover to final note. Go back and do it again.


Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Townmouse on February 15, 2011, 10:25:29 AM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_aQE-4419LRY/RqRfJoT4puI/AAAAAAAAADs/8alY4WHkxpk/s320/Cure%2B-%2BBoys%2BDon%27t%2BCry%2Balbum.jpeg)


Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on February 15, 2011, 11:07:23 AM
This one's similarly lovely contents are massively let down by the crude daub that adorns its cover -

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kw95z4fd7R1qz4ede.jpg)


I'd have to disagree. This cover has everything: Pyramids, mountains, sun, moon, stars, sea, a ship, an optical illusion (is it a wheel or is it a pit?), a cactus giving the finger, and a huge bird astride a naked large-breasted woman.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Doomy Dwyer on February 15, 2011, 11:36:25 AM
I'd have to disagree. This cover has everything: Pyramids, mountains, sun, moon, stars, sea, a ship, an optical illusion (is it a wheel or is it a pit?), a cactus giving the finger, and a huge bird astride a naked large-breasted woman.

Reading your description, I can only admit I have erred.

I feel the way one of those lepers must have felt having had Our Lord lay his hands upon him and curing him. It is a brilliant cover. And my leg feels better. 
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Ignatius_S on February 15, 2011, 11:56:20 AM
There are awkward birthdays and there are very awkward birthdays:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2335/2501195705_c1e2cdb34f.jpg?v=0)

Actually, these are the lyrics:

Quote
JULIE'S SIXTEENTH BIRTHDAY
SPOKEN
What's your hurry Jim? One more drink won't hurt nothin'
Well okay I said but then I got to be runnin'
you see my little Julie just turned sixteen today
and tonight she is going out on her very first date

Lord knows I never been much of a father
Probably spent more time right here than I have at home with
my daughter
So tonight I'm making up for a lotta lost time
a lot of hurt feelings and a lot of broken promises

CHORUS

For once in my life I'm gonna do something right
I'm gonna be home for my Julie tonight
Its her sixteenth birthday (spoken) and you know its her first
date
This is one promise that I'm not gonna break

Aw come on, have one more Jim...you got plenty of time
But that one led to many and I lost track of the time
When I looked at my watch it was a quarter till eight
So I left in a hurry since I was already late

As I got closer to home I started to think
Won't do me no harm to have one more drink
So I reached for the bottle I kept under the seat
When I looked up, my whole life passed right in front of me

Next thing I remembered I was just comin' to
In a hospital bed and right then I knew
That I'd caused something awful to happen last night
On my way home to Julie to set myself right

At the foot of the bed stood my best friend Lou
He walked to my side and asked what he could do
I said, "Lou, I know I won't make it but don't let me die
Not knowin' the truth 'bout what happened last night

He said, "Jim, you lost control, crossed the yellow line
Hit a car head on and Lord I wish I was lyin'
Cause a young man was injured and a lovely girl died
And I thought about that last drink and tears filled my eyes

I said Lou, should I pass on before she comes in
Be sure and tell Julie how sorry I am for spoilin' her birthday
He said, "Jim, you can save your breath
Cause when you meet her in heaven, you can tell her yourself

Repeat Chorus
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Ignatius_S on February 15, 2011, 12:03:54 PM
(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/weirdest-album-covers/123-1.jpg)

(http://www.grimmemennesker.dk/data/media/3/jesus-use-me.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on February 15, 2011, 12:36:28 PM
Suprised this hasn't tickled anyone's fancy yet

(http://cache.coverbrowser.com/image/worst-album-covers/12-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on February 15, 2011, 01:56:35 PM
(http://991.com/newGallery/Roy-Harper-Flashes-From-The-425151.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Doomy Dwyer on February 15, 2011, 02:02:51 PM
(http://www.grimmemennesker.dk/data/media/3/jesus-use-me.jpg)

Is that the lovely Stephen Fry on the end (fnarr, fnarr) there?

Here's the great Derek Bell of the Chieftains 1981 solo meisterwerk -

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51TvcolTh8L._SL500_.jpg)

And even the King's wants in on the double entendre/shite cover action  -

(http://images.wikia.com/lyricwiki/images/9/9c/Elvis_Presley_-_He_Touched_Me.jpg)

That last one nearly got me savagely beaten by heavily tattooed quiff sporting Yorkshireman in the gift shop at Graceland back in 2005. Happy days.

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Townmouse on February 15, 2011, 02:10:22 PM
(http://www.grimmemennesker.dk/data/media/3/jesus-use-me.jpg)

Sessions, Izzard, Fry. Together again.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on February 15, 2011, 02:10:58 PM
(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/weirdest-album-covers/123-1.jpg)

A young Rob Brydon on the left.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on February 15, 2011, 02:31:08 PM
A young Rob Brydon on the left.

and the right
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Cerys on February 15, 2011, 02:42:34 PM
(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/weirdest-album-covers/123-1.jpg)

(http://www.globalpop.com/The%20Wiggles.jpg)

Things improved fror them once they bumped the scary one off.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Dead kate moss on February 15, 2011, 02:52:53 PM
Crusader's Quartet? There's five of them.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Yesno on February 15, 2011, 03:50:38 PM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_aQE-4419LRY/RqRfJoT4puI/AAAAAAAAADs/8alY4WHkxpk/s320/Cure%2B-%2BBoys%2BDon%27t%2BCry%2Balbum.jpeg)

I have to disagree with you there. It's an excellent graphic representation of one of the song titles. But then I do like Julian Opie, and it reminds me of some of his work:

(http://www.dominicguerrini.co.uk/prt09630_julian_opie_signed_print_imagine_you_are_driving.jpg)

Sorry about the late edit, Johnny.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Townmouse on February 15, 2011, 03:53:26 PM
I have to disagree with you there. It's an excellent graphic representation of one of the song titles.

I'm aware of what the graphic alludes to, but I absolutely despise this form of primary colour 80s style artwork, particularly as it has had a recent resurgance. It also reminds me of how fucking dreadful The Cure became around the time of Let's Go To Bed.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Yesno on February 15, 2011, 04:00:24 PM
I'm aware of what the graphic alludes to, but I absolutely despise this form of primary colour 80s style artwork, particularly as it has had a recent resurgance.

I see. My late edit suggests I don't feel the same way about primary colour artwork.

Quote
It also reminds me of how fucking dreadful The Cure became around the time of Let's Go To Bed.

That's a bit unfair on Boys Don't Cry when there's two or three amazing albums between that and Japanese Whispers.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Townmouse on February 15, 2011, 04:19:52 PM
I see. My late edit suggests I don't feel the same way about primary colour artwork.

Yeah, my aesthetics have a hard time with that sort of thing because of just how much I despised the 80s. It's no wonder I became a goth (for six months).

Quote
That's a bit unfair on Boys Don't Cry when there's two or three amazing albums between that and Japanese Whispers.

I was doing my best to make sure that nobody thought that I was alluding to the fact that really shit period Cure was around the time of this ablum. The sleeve reminds me of the Let's Go To Bed video - Smith prancing about like a perfumed ponce to the sounds of dreadful pop-synth-goth. I actually don't understand why that sleeve is so bad, and I feel it completely misrepresents the songs it envelopes. Whilst it does narratively evoke Killing an Arab, it does little to evoke the rather down-best post-punk sound.

I generally dislike Cure sleeves. Pornography in particular - though it is, as the hipsters always say, their best album (100 Years is startling good). I do like the cover for Staring at the Sea a lot. And the Peel Sesions, but that doesn't count.

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Cerys on February 15, 2011, 04:43:10 PM
Crusader's Quartet? There's five of them.

Clearly they named themselves in anticipation of the convenient 'accident'.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Yesno on February 15, 2011, 05:05:18 PM
Yeah, my aesthetics have a hard time with that sort of thing because of just how much I despised the 80s. It's no wonder I became a goth (for six months).

Reason to think the 80s weren't so bad, surely!

Quote
I was doing my best to make sure that nobody thought that I was alluding to the fact that really shit period Cure was around the time of this ablum. The sleeve reminds me of the Let's Go To Bed video - Smith prancing about like a perfumed ponce to the sounds of dreadful pop-synth-goth. I actually don't understand why that sleeve is so bad, and I feel it completely misrepresents the songs it envelopes. Whilst it does narratively evoke Killing an Arab, it does little to evoke the rather down-best post-punk sound.

Fair enough. But the sleeve represents Fire in Cairo, doesn't it?

Quote
I generally dislike Cure sleeves. Pornography in particular - though it is, as the hipsters always say, their best album (100 Years is startling good). I do like the cover for Staring at the Sea a lot. And the Peel Sesions, but that doesn't count.

Aagh! Not Pornography as well! I like its blurryness and I'm not a hipster AFAIK.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Catalogue Trousers on February 15, 2011, 07:01:11 PM
For those times when one narcissistic tosser just isn't enough.


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Yax90r4sL._SL500_.jpg)



Plus FOOT-BALL.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on February 15, 2011, 07:18:00 PM
Is that at Stamford Bridge too? The cunt.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on February 15, 2011, 07:42:44 PM
Is that a limp albino horse penis slumped over his knee? The cunt.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: PaulTMA on February 15, 2011, 07:59:19 PM

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Qv1VJA6hL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

This cover is creepy.

This looks like John Otway and pals taking the piss out of The Modern Lovers.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: 23 Daves on February 15, 2011, 08:26:22 PM
This is my slightly rubbish camera shot of the album in question, so please pardon the quality (but you're not missing much):

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/23Daves/DSC01342.jpg)

Silly idea, rubbish contents, slapdash sleeve.  The strapline title across the top actually is askew, and it's not the fault of my picture-taking abilities.  The soldier on the front is apparently mounted on a horse called Thor, in case you were wondering.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v481/23Daves/left%20and%20to%20the%20back/Dullitisnt.jpg?t=1297801585)

Helping small children... working with dogs... car chases... and brass bands!  Dull it isn't, all right!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Townmouse on February 15, 2011, 09:27:24 PM
Reason to think the 80s weren't so bad, surely!

There was a LOT of greatness in the 80s, most of it very formative, but as a whole I hated the worst parts of the decade. Goth has its moments but as a rule it is quite shite.

Quote
Fair enough. But the sleeve represents Fire in Cairo, doesn't it?

Yes! Gah, that's what I meant...

Quote
Aagh! Not Pornography as well! I like its blurryness and I'm not a hipster AFAIK.

I'm generally not a fan of the band photo blurred out on covers, and some of my favourite albums feature it (My Bloody Valentine for instance).
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Doomy Dwyer on February 15, 2011, 09:34:21 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/412FVA19ZWL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Not quite sure what ol' Hoyt's up to here. Should this go in the excellent thread? Is he cool?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Yesno on February 15, 2011, 09:56:54 PM
I'm generally not a fan of the band photo blurred out on covers, and some of my favourite albums feature it (My Bloody Valentine for instance).

:D Originally my previous post said something along the lines of "But people like My Bloody Valentine had blurred out band photos!"
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on February 15, 2011, 10:02:15 PM
(http://www.nolineonthehorizon.com/_graphics/packshot.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: DJ One Record on February 16, 2011, 04:38:14 PM
Surprised that Serge hasn't posted this one yet:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_MlgiUq0xRO4/TTjVk2itaAI/AAAAAAAAACg/uEa-33-B0bg/s1600/1657.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Famous Mortimer on February 16, 2011, 05:03:28 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/412FVA19ZWL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Not quite sure what ol' Hoyt's up to here. Should this go in the excellent thread? Is he cool?
That is a brilliant album cover.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Squink on February 16, 2011, 08:45:06 PM
(http://www.the1stfive.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/The-Strokes-ANGLES-cover-472x472.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on February 16, 2011, 08:49:33 PM
At least someone agrees.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Melodichaze on February 16, 2011, 11:20:07 PM
Seconded on Hoyt Axton - he *is* cool :D...

Adding to the naff collection:
Jim O'Rourke is a bad egg...

(http://991.com/newGallery/Jim-ORourke-Eureka-513735.jpg)

Andrew WK -I get wet

(http://www.amiright.com/album-covers/images/album-Andrew-WK-I-Get-Wet.jpg)

New Pornographers was rather perturbing due to the goat watching on....

(http://i.imgur.com/ZTpcE.jpg)


The most horror/nausea inducing cover I have ever seen is by Necrobios ....seriously...I can't even bring myself to link it because everytime I see it I recoil in disgust :(
Most of the pornogrind genre is filled with massively distasteful album covers, but Necrobios makes me want to bleach-wash my brain.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Phil_A on February 17, 2011, 02:02:16 AM
(http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/470/12265496.jpg)

(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/1997/nugent20scream20dream1.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Doomy Dwyer on February 17, 2011, 10:20:58 AM
I used to work in a bookshop that sold shonky knock off water damaged CD's as a loss making sideline. You've got to move with the times, give the punters what they want. There were always titles like 'James Brown Live at the Croydon Playhouse 1992', 'Now That is Music 4' or 'Dana sings the Hits of the Beatles. Live'. But hidden amidst the racks of dank smelling affronts to popular music there occasionally lurked the odd shiny gem. I was very excited to find this one fine, fine day -

(http://images.artistdirect.com/Images/Sources/AMGCOVERS/music/cover200/dre300/e358/e35831q69vp.jpg)

Scholars of the blues will undoubtedly be as excited as I was to gaze upon this cover. Famously, there are only two photographs of Robert Johnson extant. Neither of which are the one above. The others show a man who may well have recently sold his soul to the devil in return for the gift of mastery of his chosen instrument. A gift that would of course bring down dire consequences upon its recipient.  I can only surmise that I have stumbled across the 'before' shot. That happy, smiling face, the laughing eyes, the smart Nelson style hat, how differently this mans life may have turned out had not vanity laid him low.

Look upon his face, 'whores. Be careful what you wish for.

Melodichaze, I've just googled Necrobius you evil bastard. Put me right off my muesli.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Pepotamo1985 on February 17, 2011, 02:51:51 PM
(http://www.the1stfive.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/The-Strokes-ANGLES-cover-472x472.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RS5S2Dio2_Y (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RS5S2Dio2_Y)





I actually quite like the Strokes cover.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Pepotamo1985 on February 17, 2011, 02:59:01 PM
And BOY do R.E.M. run a monopoly on shit, boring album covers...

(http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz80/FuckityBye/220px-Chronic_Town_-_R_E_M.jpg)

(http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz80/FuckityBye/220px-REMNewAdventuresInHiFi.jpg)

(http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz80/FuckityBye/220px-REM_Reckoning_cover.jpg)

(http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz80/FuckityBye/220px-REM_Murmur_cover.jpg)

(http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz80/FuckityBye/220px-OutOfTimeCover.jpg)

(http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz80/FuckityBye/220px-Monster_-_R_E_M.jpg)

(http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz80/FuckityBye/220px-LifesRichPCover.jpg) (Crying out for waxwork mong)

(http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz80/FuckityBye/220px-Green_REM.jpg)

(http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz80/FuckityBye/220px-Around_The_Sun.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: ThickAndCreamy on February 17, 2011, 03:19:34 PM
(http://betterpropaganda.com/images/artwork/The_Secret_Migration-Mercury_Rev_480.jpg)

Diabolical sixth form shit from front cover to final note. Go back and do it again.
Mercury Rev have a wide selection of quite terrible covers, Yerself is Steam and Boces especially.

Despite being a huge fan I haven't even bothered to listen to The Secret Migration. All is Dream just made me feel angry at how such a beautiful, experimental and glorious band could create such simple, boring pop. The run from Yerself is Steam to Deserters Songs however is still phenomenal, from crazy paranoia to hazy ecstasy. It's a shame what they've become.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on February 17, 2011, 03:58:58 PM
I used to work in a bookshop that sold shonky knock off water damaged CD's as a loss making sideline. You've got to move with the times, give the punters what they want. There were always titles like 'James Brown Live at the Croydon Playhouse 1992', 'Now That is Music 4' or 'Dana sings the Hits of the Beatles. Live'. But hidden amidst the racks of dank smelling affronts to popular music there occasionally lurked the odd shiny gem. I was very excited to find this one fine, fine day -

(http://images.artistdirect.com/Images/Sources/AMGCOVERS/music/cover200/dre300/e358/e35831q69vp.jpg)

That is a fucking classic. Though it would be good if they did find a third picture of Robert Johnson giving the thumbs up or something.

I used to work in a remainder bookshop which sold a lot of those cheapo CDs. Occasionally some 'real' CDs would turn up - for some reason about half a dozen of John Coltrane's Impulse! albums were in there, which I hungrily snapped up, but mostly, it was just cheap knock-off crap. One which bothered me in particular was a dodgy Miles Davis CD which was so poorly put together as to have a picture of, er, Charlie Parker on the cover. What that says about the designers of that cover I wouldn't like to say...
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: The Region Legion on February 17, 2011, 05:02:02 PM
And BOY do R.E.M. run a monopoly on shit, boring album covers...

All of those, with the except of the last, are perfectly good album covers.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Pepotamo1985 on February 17, 2011, 05:20:13 PM
Well, it's my opinion I suppose.

I mean, is Out of Time really a perfectly good album cover?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on February 17, 2011, 05:40:02 PM
The only shit one is Around the Sun, and possibly New Adventures. Out of Time has a lovely cover.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: chand on February 17, 2011, 05:45:12 PM
The only shit one is Around the Sun, and possibly New Adventures. Out of Time has a lovely cover.

Out Of Time's is shit. Just a big flag logo that looks like it was designed by someone who was already thinking about the t-shirts.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on February 17, 2011, 05:48:55 PM
Well it's one of my favourites, so nerrr
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on February 17, 2011, 06:11:35 PM
I hope that necrobius cover is photoshopped, otherwise I'm calling the pigs!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Melodichaze on February 17, 2011, 09:15:56 PM
I did forewarn people and deliberately not include a link/pic...it's too much.

I hope that necrobius cover is photoshopped, otherwise I'm calling the pigs!

I think they're already part of it judging by the cover content *shudder*
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: xxxx xxx x xxx on February 17, 2011, 10:05:59 PM
(http://www.clashmusic.com/files/imagecache/big_node_view/files/Stereolab-Not-Music.jpg)

Great band and all, but what the hell were they thinking of with this one?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Dusty Gozongas on February 17, 2011, 11:30:09 PM
12" singles okay? (I'm neither btw)

(http://burningthegrounddjpault.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/a-front9.jpg)

Most fascinating fact about the band: They changed their name name slightly for the U.S. market so as to not be confused with Toto.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Famous Mortimer on February 18, 2011, 07:47:48 AM
The multi-racial makeup of that band is the thing that's annoying you, yes?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Pepotamo1985 on February 18, 2011, 10:58:22 AM
(http://www.clashmusic.com/files/imagecache/big_node_view/files/Stereolab-Not-Music.jpg)

Great band and all, but what the hell were they thinking of with this one?

I actually quite like that one too...I don't know, the pleb in me has a place in his diseased, black heart for self-consciously, determinedly 'retro' designs like that. It's a really bold typeface and a simplistic but reasonably striking pattern and colour scheme...what's not to like?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Pepotamo1985 on February 18, 2011, 12:39:16 PM
Well it's one of my favourites, so nerrr

Really?

It's just so dull...a dull logo on a big patch of yellow, superimposed on a field. I suppose it's perfectly evocative of the banality contained therein, but...blah.

It's not horrible in the way that most of the typical 'AWFUL ALBUM COVERS LOL' are, but still, like I said, it's still shit and boring.

Anyway, let's agree to disagree, and mutually revel in the utter abortion that is Iron Maiden's Dance of the Dead cover;

(http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz80/FuckityBye/iron_maiden-dance_of_death.jpg)

Wow, where to start? Well the dancer on the right's bizarre neck maybe? How anyone thought that this looked even slightly good is beyond me - that CGI even looked shit at the time. And this from a band whose awful music has been housed in some of the greatest album sleeves ever.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Crabwalk on February 18, 2011, 01:04:23 PM
Stereolab do not deserve a place in this thread! Their artwork was consistently excellent despite releasing a record every other week for nigh-on 20 years.

Now for the band with perhaps the widest gap in quality between their musical output and artwork:

(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2351401/teenage_fanclub_bandwagonesque.jpg) (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2351401/41SZXZJFA3L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2351401/41YRT83CzxL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on February 18, 2011, 02:17:08 PM
1970s budget double LP of Beefheart's two albums, Lick My Decals Off, Baby & Spotlight Kid:

(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/318457/pics/beefheart.jpeg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on February 18, 2011, 02:39:36 PM
I really love this EP, and it has one of my favourite opening tracks of last year, but the cover is just...crap:
(http://nodata.tv/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/All-Delighted-People-EP-320x320.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Ignatius_S on February 18, 2011, 02:42:22 PM
I really love this EP, and it has one of my favourite opening tracks of last year, but the cover is just...crap:
And inaccurate - the bloke in the suit and tie in the bottom right doesn't look delighted to me.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Crabwalk on February 18, 2011, 02:43:17 PM
I really love this EP, and it has one of my favourite opening tracks of last year, but the cover is just...crap:

Agreed. It does nothing to back up my assertion that it's a much better record than 'Age of Adz'.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Ignatius_S on February 18, 2011, 02:46:18 PM
(http://www.globalpop.com/The%20Wiggles.jpg)

Things improved fror them once they bumped the scary one off.
To be fair, the fancy dress shop may have only had four original Star Trek uniforms in a regular size.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Dusty Gozongas on February 18, 2011, 02:54:59 PM
The multi-racial makeup of that band is the thing that's annoying you, yes?

Your desire for that to be true is palpable.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: riotinlagos on February 18, 2011, 03:03:43 PM
I really love this EP, and it has one of my favourite opening tracks of last year, but the cover is just...crap:
(http://nodata.tv/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/All-Delighted-People-EP-320x320.jpg)

Reminds me of the back of Check Your Head, but less good.
(http://images4.wax.fm/beastie_boys_check_your_head-EST2171-1270048398.jpeg)

It is a brilliant EP (I'd put it on par with Age of Adz), and his covers are usually decent.

(http://www.sergent.com.au/beachboys/15bigones.jpg)
Their first truly absymal album with a suitably awful cover to boot.

(http://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/covers/is-this-it.jpg)
The American cover of Is This It. Even just using a black and white picture of the band would have been preferable.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Egyptian Feast on February 18, 2011, 03:11:57 PM
Reminds me of the back of Check Your Head,
(http://images4.wax.fm/beastie_boys_check_your_head-EST2171-1270048398.jpeg)

Itself a reference to the collage on the sleeve of There's A Riot Goin' On. Couldn't find it on Google unfortunately, though.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: riotinlagos on February 18, 2011, 03:14:26 PM
Itself a reference to the collage on the sleeve of There's A Riot Goin' On. Couldn't find it on Google unfortunately, though.

Whoops, I forgot about that.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on February 18, 2011, 03:14:39 PM
Itself a reference to the collage on the sleeve of There's A Riot Goin' On. Couldn't find it on Google unfortunately, though.
This?
(http://d21uwzfkfy2yiv.cloudfront.net/sly_amp_family_stone_theres_riot_goin_on-KE30986-1251049364.jpeg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Egyptian Feast on February 18, 2011, 03:41:26 PM
That's the one. While I'm here...

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ZTInxdsRKgc/TRAqu0VgokI/AAAAAAAACio/bGzkD2NivAg/s1600/Black+Sabbath+Sabotage.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_puLJDpom0jk/SYYEEZUyCwI/AAAAAAAAAfg/MwMBZzp9-WI/s400/Black_Sabbath_-_Sabotage-back.jpg)

Shame the pics don't do justice to Bill Ward's polka dot underpants.

This is a complete abortion, designed by the artist herself. If you hold the sleeve upside down it looks like other-way Aretha has insect eggs coming out of her cleavage. 

(http://images.wikia.com/lyricwiki/images/d/db/Aretha_Franklin_-_Hey_Now_Hey_%28The_Other_Side_Of_The_Sky%29.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Pepotamo1985 on February 18, 2011, 04:34:42 PM
That's the one. While I'm here...

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ZTInxdsRKgc/TRAqu0VgokI/AAAAAAAACio/bGzkD2NivAg/s1600/Black+Sabbath+Sabotage.jpg)

Forgotten about that one! In fact, Black Sabbath are also a band with lots of bad album covers - great music contained within (some of) those sleeves though.

Again, Sabs were never responsible for anything overly horrible in the vein of more typical album aesthetic awfulness...apart from that one time;

(http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz80/FuckityBye/black_sabbath_born_again_front.jpg)

Shudder.

This takes some beating as well...I just don't understand how anyone could ever think this looked remotely good.

(http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz80/FuckityBye/Black-Sabbath-seventh-star.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on February 18, 2011, 05:43:58 PM
Really?

It's just so dull...a dull logo on a big patch of yellow, superimposed on a field. I suppose it's perfectly evocative of the banality contained therein, but...blah.


Evocative of the best album of 1991, you mean *runs away*
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Muel 2 on February 18, 2011, 06:48:39 PM
I actually quite like that one too...I don't know, the pleb in me has a place in his diseased, black heart for self-consciously, determinedly 'retro' designs like that. It's a really bold typeface and a simplistic but reasonably striking pattern and colour scheme...what's not to like?

I was given this for my birthday last year.  I love Stereolab but I wondered why they named the album "Snot Music".
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: xxxx xxx x xxx on February 18, 2011, 07:16:56 PM
"Snot Music".

Exactly, that's what makes it a crap cover.  Can't agree with Crabwalk about Stereolab's excellent artwork (apart from the early 'girl with gun' stuff), 'Chemical Chords' looked pretty awful too.

Anyway, if we're allowing 12" singles....ladies and gentlemen, I give you Matt Fretton

(http://www.vinylsearcher.com/largeImages/22343856.jpg)

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Crabwalk on February 18, 2011, 07:53:26 PM
I'll give you Chemical Chords Mr X. It looks like whatever came out of Santogold's arse after she'd finished vomiting on the sleeve of her debut. The rest are great though, I maintain. Emperor Tomato Ketchup, Margerine Eclipse, Dots & Loops, Cobra & Phases, Transient Random, all tops. Shit titles, mind.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Eis Nein on February 19, 2011, 09:19:22 AM
Crabwalk's slagging of the Fannies must not stand!

As they are all great covers: one idea done well in each case.

But fair dos on Stereolab's titles, mostly dreadful.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Crabwalk on February 19, 2011, 09:29:21 AM
Something has to take the blame for the otherwise inexplicable public indifference to TFC, and I'm pointing my accusatory finger at those sleeves. 'Songs From Northern Britain' has an absolute beauty, mind, and it fared no better I suppose.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: DJ One Record on February 19, 2011, 10:55:10 AM
Whereas this one's cover really does bespeak of the cruel disappointment that awaits the unfortunate listener -

(http://betterpropaganda.com/images/artwork/The_Secret_Migration-Mercury_Rev_480.jpg)

Diabolical sixth form shit from front cover to final note. Go back and do it again.

Whenever I see this cover I'm immediately reminded of the ad banner they ran on Pitchforkmedia around the time of the album's release, which showed Pitchfork's less than favourable 5.5 score of the album swiftly followed by the phrase "What The F**k?!?!"
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: CaledonianGonzo on February 19, 2011, 11:15:48 AM
Crabwalk's slagging of the Fannies must not stand!

He has got a point. though.  Howdy, in particular, is woeful, but then so are the other ones he highlighted - though, as mentioned, the themed photos of SFNB and its accompanying singles are very nice.  And I like the cover of Shadows.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Yesno on February 19, 2011, 03:47:02 PM
(http://www.clashmusic.com/files/imagecache/big_node_view/files/Stereolab-Not-Music.jpg)

Great band and all, but what the hell were they thinking of with this one?

Isn't it supposed to look like a 70s library music sleeve, e.g:

(http://www.self-titledmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/library%20music%20story/R-1242491-1253914228.jpg)

Whatever they were thinking, it's pretty typical of their aesthetic.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Doomy Dwyer on February 19, 2011, 04:08:51 PM
Just reading about Josh T. Pearsons forthcoming album brought back awful memories of this abortion -

(http://endhits.portlandmercury.com/files/2008/01/lift.jpg)

That's got to be the worst cover in my entire collection. There's not a damn thing right with it. The inner sleeve is just as much of an atrocity. Good album though.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Pepotamo1985 on February 19, 2011, 04:24:34 PM
I was given this for my birthday last year.  I love Stereolab but I wondered why they named the album "Snot Music".

I'll give ou that, when it first popped up in this thread I legitimately thought that was the title too.



I still like the cover though.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Yesno on February 19, 2011, 06:31:54 PM
Haha! I didn't spot "Snotmusic". I still think it's a good design, though, and I can't agree with the idea that their album titles are bad. Transient Random Noise Bursts with Announcements and Emperor Tomato Ketchup are excellent names for albums, as is Dots and Loops, which is named after two Norman McLaren films.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Famous Mortimer on February 20, 2011, 08:00:03 AM
Just reading about Josh T. Pearsons forthcoming album brought back awful memories of this abortion -
He's touring Britain soon, as well. His gig in Sheffield last year was a fantastic night.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Crabwalk on February 20, 2011, 09:37:03 AM
He'll need his own thread soon as i think his forthcoming album will make big waves. I've had it (legally I promise) for a couple of weeks and it's an incredible thing. Some beautiful, sorrowful contenders for the long songs thread on there. And the cover art is a hundred times better than TTJC!

I should imagine he's something else live, FM, if he plays with the intensity of the record...
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Famous Mortimer on February 20, 2011, 11:29:48 AM
I should imagine he's something else live, FM, if he plays with the intensity of the record...
It's fairly soon, I think (my mate's bought us all tickets). He toured for a while solo, apparently, but when I saw him he was playing with the Lift To Experience drummer and it was loud and fantastic, in a small room upstairs in Sheffield.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazyhour on February 20, 2011, 11:56:39 AM
I'm not a big fan of Stereolab's Not Music cover, but apparently it's a tribute to this Oronzo de Filippi library record sleeve from the late 60s:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_nXL1xrjzwNw/SuJa_YgJIwI/AAAAAAAAH4Q/UxLQhyBzv-8/s320/oronzo+de+filippi-meccanizzazione-front+copy.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Yesno on February 20, 2011, 02:47:57 PM
I'm not a big fan of Stereolab's Not Music cover, but apparently it's a tribute to this Oronzo de Filippi library record sleeve from the late 60s:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_nXL1xrjzwNw/SuJa_YgJIwI/AAAAAAAAH4Q/UxLQhyBzv-8/s320/oronzo+de+filippi-meccanizzazione-front+copy.jpg)

I didn't know it was that specific. Thanks.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: the hum on February 20, 2011, 05:47:57 PM

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/78/Asiaastra.jpg)


Always rather liked that cover, but these days Asia's album art is definitely on a par with their musical output...

(http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Asia_Omega.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: HappyTree on February 21, 2011, 02:29:14 PM
(http://cfs9.tistory.com/image/8/tistory/2008/08/07/00/45/4899c70709284)

I loved every single Queen album up to A Kind of Magic, then they seemed to lose their way a bit. Possibly they were preoccupied with Freddie's illness. So The Miracle was all right as albums go, but not that satisfying. It just lacked the depth and attention to orchestration that previous albums had.

But the cover, oh dear! I never liked this cover. It looks weird, for a start. Plus I have spent so many teenage hours poring over photos of these guys that I know their faces intimately. Apart from John Deacon, he seems to have pulled off the impossible stunt of being in one of the most successful bands of all time and still being virtually unknown.

The hair at the top is ok, nicely merged in. The eyes are horrible, you can't tell whose eyes are whose. Don't mess with the eyes! The mouths lined up beside each other look pretty disgusting too. But it's the chins that really spoil it. 4 knobbly bits hanging off the end. Yuk.

I think Photoshop was merely a glint in the milkman's eye in 1989, so I guess this kind of image manipulation was really amazing at the time. Apparently the melted photo was "in line with their decision to dispense with individual credits and simply present their music as the product of Queen".

Which is another problem. What drove Queen's music in the past was 4 strong-willed and excited songwriters going off to express their souls, then coming together to make it into magic. As Roger Taylor once remarked, one person would write their song, make a demo and then the others would all argue to try to change it. It was this tug of war between composer and interpretation that put all the energy into Queen's golden years.

As soon as they got more democratic and collaborative the spark fizzled out a bit.

Mediocre album, horrible cover!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: deadly lampshade on February 24, 2011, 04:33:36 AM
I dunno - the concept is pretty artless, but it's well-executed. I'm just thinking about what an absolute pain in the arse it must have been to make something that seamless with late 80s (?) technology, so I can't really hate...

The Strokes cover that keeps turning up is (genuinely) lovely. It looks like an upscale maths textbook from 1983.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Nik Drou on February 24, 2011, 06:57:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2tWsNqnfpk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2tWsNqnfpk)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: massive bereavement on February 25, 2011, 12:16:32 AM
(http://991.com/newGallery/The-Beatles-Hamburg-1961---10-87365.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: The Cloud of Unknowing on February 27, 2011, 06:34:41 PM
You wouldn't know it from the dreadful cover (or maybe even if you heard the name Andrew Gold), but his pastiche of 1960s psychedelia[nb]inspired by The Dukes Of Stratosphear[/nb] is actually very good.
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/615CJDMVRYL.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on March 04, 2011, 01:27:52 PM
That reminds me of these, that I spotted in a CD shop in Hebden Bridge (figures) a few years ago.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61eALLuS1RL._SS500_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/617QnaYrWoL._SS500_.jpg)
(http://)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Funcrusher on March 04, 2011, 02:46:51 PM
Christ, how bad must the music be contained therein? All I know about Hebden Bridge is based on the excellent documentary 'Shed Your tears And Walk Away'. which did seem to suggest that products such as that would sell well there.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on March 04, 2011, 03:01:41 PM
Christ, how bad must the music be contained therein? All I know about Hebden Bridge is based on the excellent documentary 'Shed Your tears And Walk Away'. which did seem to suggest that products such as that would sell well there.

It's full of lesbians, hippies and small children named 'Apple' and 'Gentian'.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Famous Mortimer on March 04, 2011, 06:11:06 PM
I went to a B&B in Hebden Bridge once, and was let in by the owner's brother. It was, in a life not exactly full of celeb encounters, the doctor (vet?) fella from Emmerdale. He had a lot of Laurel and Hardy videos.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on March 04, 2011, 06:22:36 PM
It remains the only place where I have seen a dog, on a barge, wearing a cravat.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Nik Drou on March 04, 2011, 07:12:57 PM
I quite like that Beatles one up there.  This one, though...

(http://www.aaamusic.co.uk/wordpress2/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/eliza-doolittle-album-packshot-600x600.jpg)

...is ghastly.  It's like a horrible marriage of whimsy and cynicism.  What could it possibly mean?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Townmouse on March 04, 2011, 07:22:54 PM
She's the daughter of Frances Ruffelle from P'Tang Yang Kipperbang, fact fans.

Hebden Bridge is so heavily populated by the gays that it is known as the 'Brighton of the North'. I went there once and it just seemed depressingly middle-class.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on March 04, 2011, 07:56:15 PM
How many albums in 2010 had cats on the cover for no good reason?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on March 04, 2011, 08:12:33 PM
This one

(http://cdn.pitchfork.com/media/bestcoast__.jpg)

and this one

(http://onethirtybpm.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Wavves-King-of-the-Beach.jpeg)

for a start, although they both represent Bethany Cosentino's actual cat, Snacks. I'm not making this up. (http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2010/jul/29/best-coast-inspiration-cats)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on March 04, 2011, 08:16:05 PM
(http://www.musicreviewsforidiots.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Klaxons-surfing-the-void.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f3/MGMT_Congratulations.jpg)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51SUt1FuwNL._SS500_.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/50/Pandabearpersonpitch.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/bd/With_Love_and_Squalor.jpg)


Granted the last two aren't 2010, but there you go. Even Venetian Snares are doing it:
(http://cdn.buzznet.com/assets/users16/yasfx/default/venetian-snares-songs-about-cats--large-msg-128935095975.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Townmouse on March 05, 2011, 08:07:59 AM
Yeah, it's annoying, but not as much as the constant use of Apes and Monkeys in popular and not-so popular culture from 1998-2008. Jesus christ, that was annoying from the out-set, by 2002 it would suicide inducing.

Suga Rape indeed.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: SteveDave on March 05, 2011, 09:57:43 AM
She's the daughter of Frances Ruffelle from P'Tang Yang Kipperbang, fact fans.

& a right cunt according to my girlfriend
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Townmouse on March 05, 2011, 10:22:02 AM
& a right cunt according to my girlfriend

The album cover is evidence in support of that view.

She may be a cunt, but she's a kooky cunt.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Retinend on March 05, 2011, 02:32:19 PM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_qMlKL6v2DKE/TKoJ3qBRg-I/AAAAAAAAAhg/KzvIBF0f2gk/s1600/Marvin+Gaye+(1981)+-+In+Our+Lifetime.jpg)

Terrible. Not really worth listening to, either, unless you're a big fan.

More detail:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_qMlKL6v2DKE/TKoMxZ3Q7tI/AAAAAAAAAhw/1qlxYCe_xF0/s1600/Marvin+Gaye+(1981)+-+In+Our+Lifetime+(Expanded+Love+Man+Edition+2007)+(A).jpg (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_qMlKL6v2DKE/TKoMxZ3Q7tI/AAAAAAAAAhw/1qlxYCe_xF0/s1600/Marvin+Gaye+(1981)+-+In+Our+Lifetime+(Expanded+Love+Man+Edition+2007)+(A).jpg)

Yes, it's 'good things vs evil things'.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: HappyTree on March 05, 2011, 03:48:10 PM
(http://991.com/newgallery/Creaming-Jesus-Hamburg-526289.jpg)

Green and orange, yuk. And with pink lettering.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Townmouse on March 06, 2011, 10:43:31 AM
Green and orange, yuk. And with pink lettering.

I had the displeasure of seeing this band in the early 90's. Awful. The lead singer is now in a 'steam-punk' band which is evidently less interesting than it may sound.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: HappyTree on March 06, 2011, 11:06:08 AM
Yeah I saw them then too, most probably as support for Fields of the Nephilim. The bass player in my band was really into them, I suspect for shock value. I just remember the inside sleeve of one of their albums had a collage of photos of people with genital piercings, including one where the guy had had his penis completely split down the middle and then re-joined at the tip with a ring. I wonder what kind of set of life experiences one must have to make such a thing an appealing idea.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Doomy Dwyer on March 06, 2011, 11:09:28 AM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_uB-0D-gV8mY/SFHRoFlN40I/AAAAAAAAJh4/FeTWFXrgawA/s400/vic+godard)

'What's the Matter Boy?'. What isn't the fucking matter more like, eh lads?!? A badly cropped photo of Vic pasted into a pink alleyway. What Freudian nightmare is this? Presumably the legendarily lazy Mr Goddard couldn't be persuaded to actually physically lurk in an alley, so an 'artists' impression would have to suffice. The back cover is equally monstrous -

(http://d21uwzfkfy2yiv.cloudfront.net/vic_godard_whats_matter_boy-MCF3070-1162249843.jpeg)

A damnably good album, despite its aesthetic shortcomings though.
 
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Townmouse on March 06, 2011, 11:41:20 AM
Yeah I saw them then too, most probably as support for Fields of the Nephilim. The bass player in my band was really into them, I suspect for shock value. I just remember the inside sleeve of one of their albums had a collage of photos of people with genital piercings, including one where the guy had had his penis completely split down the middle and then re-joined at the tip with a ring. I wonder what kind of set of life experiences one must have to make such a thing an appealing idea.

When I saw the Neff live (my first ever gig), they were supported by the dreadful Bambi Slam. Cock Rock masquerading as indie-goth-rock.

Creaming Jesus straddled that unpleasant line between goth-rock and industrial-rock - they had all the scary imagery but not the sound to back it up.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: stunted on March 06, 2011, 11:49:29 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9e/Roy_Harper_%E2%80%93_HQ.jpg)

Although I think Roy Harper saw it as a bit of a joke
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on March 06, 2011, 07:33:14 PM
You wouldn't know it from the dreadful cover (or maybe even if you heard the name Andrew Gold), but his pastiche of 1960s psychedelia[nb]inspired by The Dukes Of Stratosphear[/nb] is actually very good.
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/615CJDMVRYL.jpg)

Is Andrew Gold related to Murray Gold of Doctor Who music composing fame?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Lee Van Cleef on March 06, 2011, 08:11:36 PM
Christ, how bad must the music be contained therein?

From what I recall Bongzilla used to be fairly well regarded in Stoner Rock/Metal circles.  It obviously depends on how much you like that style of music, but eh.  They're stoners, I doubt they care what the artwork looks like, probably too busy eating cheetos.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: HappyTree on March 06, 2011, 08:14:45 PM
When I saw the Neff live (my first ever gig)
Snap! They were my first ever gig too, in Edinburgh in 1990 I think. I then went following them with a friend around Middlesborough, Bradford and somewhere else around there. We went backstage and were both too scared to approach Carl McCoy, he just sat there brooding and being all magickal.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on March 06, 2011, 08:27:13 PM
Snap! They were my first ever gig too, in Edinburgh in 1990 I think. I then went following them with a friend around Middlesborough, Bradford and somewhere else around there. We went backstage and were both too scared to approach Carl McCoy, he just sat there brooding and being all magickal.

Did you wear flour? That was in the days when all the smelly bands had big groups of fans who followed them everywhere. What was FOTN's called? New Model Army had The Militia, The Mission had The Eskimos, I think even guff like The Bolshoi and Gene Loves Jezebel had one. They used to hitch everywhere with big green army kitbags and write their names on the signs at service stations. Ha ha!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Townmouse on March 06, 2011, 08:42:15 PM
Snap! They were my first ever gig too, in Edinburgh in 1990 I think. I then went following them with a friend around Middlesborough, Bradford and somewhere else around there. We went backstage and were both too scared to approach Carl McCoy, he just sat there brooding and being all magickal.

I saw them in London in 1989 (I think). I was 14 so I didn't understand the whole concert thing - even though we had tickets, me and my (flour dusted) mate got to the Brixton Academy at 1pm, because I thought that's how early you got to gigs. 7 hours later and the doors open. We were at the front, but that meant little such was the resulting militant neff crowd who forced us half way back from the stage.

I can imagine McCoy was a full-time ponce - the rest of the band are delightful apparently.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: HappyTree on March 06, 2011, 09:10:23 PM
Yes I did wear flour :-D I remember us buying some in M&S in Princes Street and chucking it all over ourselves before we went in. For hitching around the north of England I kitted myself out in the regulation army boots, combat trousers and army kit bag. We tried to get in with the other hardcore followers but I was too naive and scared and had never drunk or smoked or taken anything so we kinda hung around the edges. I found them all to be a bit aggressive and of course there was a hierarchy for how hardcore a fan you were. We slept one night underneath the town hall in Middlesborough, or tried to until someone broke into the store and stole a whole load of crisps. So we legged it and ended up in the train station.

It was an interesting experience for a 20 year-old middle-class pansy who had never been away from home before. Oh those English ruffians and their smelly dreads! "Crusties" they were called, I think.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Lee Van Cleef on March 09, 2011, 09:29:31 PM
I read on a forum that this is the artwork for the new Morbid Angel album...

(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b208/judysstrgazn2nyt/randys/MorbidAngel.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: PaulTMA on March 10, 2011, 12:57:31 AM
The creative wunderkind that is the morbidly obese, contemporary white Lighthouse Family-soundalikes Elbow, waddles towards it's commercial and artistic zenith with a front cover that displays all of the catharsis that could alternately be provided by a 1987 Prudential building society logo designed by children with cerebral palsy.   The synchronicity of the sheer blandness married by both their music and visuals can only be compared to such cultural landmarks such as Jocasta's 'No Coincidence' CD sleeve and Level 42's post-Mike Lindup era.

(http://tfronky.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/build-a-rocket-boys.jpg?w=467&h=467)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on March 10, 2011, 12:59:14 AM
Awful title, too.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: PaulTMA on March 10, 2011, 01:06:01 AM
Having said that, much support can be offered if the aforementioned 'Build A Rocket Boys!' capaign has anything to do with the fat cunts' proposed campaign to be the first band on the sun.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on March 10, 2011, 01:39:40 AM
The creative wunderkind that is the morbidly obese, contemporary white Lighthouse Family-soundalikes Elbow,

?? Elbow sound nothing like the Lighthouse Family
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: imitationleather on March 10, 2011, 05:02:52 AM
?? Elbow sound nothing like the Lighthouse Family

I assume it refers to how both bands are so bland that them not existing at all would be more musically interesting than their current states.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Crabwalk on March 10, 2011, 10:20:10 AM
He specifically says 'sound-a-likes' though which is bollocks. Unless the new album is a significant departure.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Retinend on March 11, 2011, 02:44:20 AM
(http://image.betamonline.com/sdimages/disk13/478292.jpg)

Would be a really effective image if the stupid font and alignment which made me think it was a bootleg when I first bought it on CD. The image unmolested by text would have looked fantastic, but then again I really like covers which don't feature any words on the front at all.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on March 11, 2011, 06:03:14 AM
I think the bad alignment is something of an optical illusion. The typeface is a typical 70s font (ripping on the 30s). Looks like a Letraset job, but I don't remember that typeface, so it might have been specially designed.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: REVEEN! on March 13, 2011, 01:34:23 AM
(http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/1002/gamma2.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Retinend on March 13, 2011, 05:27:16 AM
I'd say it belongs in this thread
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Retinend on March 13, 2011, 06:41:24 AM
Any connection to

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2548/4141861423_28f8c4ddca.jpg)

?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Gulftastic on March 13, 2011, 12:27:38 PM
(http://weirdorecords.com/zen/images/4_9707.jpg)

Things were different before photo-shop...
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: REVEEN! on March 13, 2011, 12:35:10 PM
I'd say it belongs in this thread
If there was a 'So bad they're good album covers' thread I'd have put it in there.

Any connection to
?
'Shit Shark Sandwich' was fictionally released in the same year (1980) so possibly. Could be that all the covers of The Tap's fictional albums are take offs of real albums or more likely it could just be a coincidence.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on March 13, 2011, 12:36:59 PM
(http://weirdorecords.com/zen/images/4_9707.jpg)

Things were different before photo-shop...

from the lyrics:
Quote
call my name now for quick reaction

I wonder if the artist came up with the idea after being asked to utilise a photo of two guys clearly not in any hurry?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: The Cloud of Unknowing on March 14, 2011, 01:46:57 AM
If there was a 'So bad they're good album covers' thread I'd have put it in there.

Add Nylon Degrees, Norman Gunston's response to Boz Scaggs.
(http://www.tvmem.com/OZST/tv/A-Z/N/NORMANGU/NGSLP02.jpg)                                 (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ryGzngHC-4U/SET_ML7AobI/AAAAAAAAA48/kQGjnZRJ14c/s320/%5BAllCDCovers%5D_boz_scaggs_silk_degrees_1990_retail_cd-front.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: PaulTMA on March 15, 2011, 01:08:55 AM
He specifically says 'sound-a-likes' though which is bollocks. Unless the new album is a significant departure.

Yeah, I bet it really sounds more advanced than the Turin Brakes-meets Beverly Craven cathedral of sound as promised by David Hepworth in this months zzz  zzz  spspspspszsps.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Crabwalk on March 15, 2011, 10:03:46 AM
So you're criticising this album which you haven't heard on the basis of a review you haven't read? No wonder your comparisons are so far off target. Which Elbow songs are you familiar with exactly?

Back on topic:

(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2351401/the-royal-scam.jpg)

The only excuse for this would be that it's a satire on ugly, heavy-handed social commentary from a very smart band. Mmm...
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Townmouse on March 15, 2011, 11:15:54 AM
As an Elbow fan I have to say I completely understand listener's problem with them. They can tend towards the banal, and they do feel the need to include at least one 'Anthemic Song for BBC Idents' on each album. I can see how this positions them in the role of chief suckers of satan's cock. On the other hand, they are capable of producing songs of extroadinary beauty, with lyrics to match.

Anyway, Bad Seeds album sleeves are generally pretty shit (for me, Murder Ballads is an exception). But this was the shitting icing on a very shitty sandwich. Awful album, reflected in the effort gone into producing this 'art work'.

(http://cineclubecovilha.com/image/screen/Nick-Cave--Nocturama.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Crabwalk on March 15, 2011, 11:48:10 PM
So you're criticising this album which you haven't heard on the basis of a review you haven't read? No wonder your comparisons are so far off target. Which Elbow songs are you familiar with exactly?

I've now listened to the new Elbow album a fair few times and can confirm that it is, in fact, boring shit. Thanks Elbow.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Famous Mortimer on April 07, 2011, 05:04:35 PM
This man has done sterling work in the bizarre album cover genre, and there's some gems among his posts:

http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/tony-coulters-posts/ (http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/tony-coulters-posts/)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Squink on April 16, 2011, 04:02:04 PM
Noooooooooooooo...

(http://popbytes.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/lady-gaga-born-this-way-cover-art.jpg)

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: CaledonianGonzo on April 18, 2011, 07:49:24 PM
Was just going to post that. 

Well - either in here or in the Photoshop Disasters thread.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on April 18, 2011, 07:56:31 PM
That glimmer on top of the R is the icing on the turd really. Ruddy awful.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on April 20, 2011, 05:28:42 PM
(http://cdn.pitchfork.com/media/arcticmonkeys_2.jpg)

That's the new Arctic Monkeys cover. Lazy AND pretentious.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on April 21, 2011, 07:00:12 PM
Here he goes again:

(http://991.com/NewGallery/Morrissey-The-Very-Best-Of-534672.jpg)

Another best of Steven? Why, you're spoiling us. And with a cover that nearly out-shits 'Swords'? Terrific.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: jonnycuba on April 21, 2011, 09:23:57 PM
(http://www.netweed.com/prohiphop/graf/ladybugtripping.jpg)

Always makes me laugh, it's the deely boppers.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Retinend on May 17, 2011, 10:05:55 AM
(http://www.dodaj.rs/f/3W/jA/1ejvbOq2/cover.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Eis Nein on May 17, 2011, 11:02:22 AM
the new Arctic Monkeys cover. Lazy AND pretentious.

Another turdbrick in the shit cathedral of things they do.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Fabian Thomsett on May 17, 2011, 09:50:20 PM
Why I never got into MEHTAL

(http://www.metal-archives.com/images/2/8/8/288.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Epic Bisto on May 17, 2011, 10:48:34 PM
Quote
Mortiis cover

GRIM FOR NECRODEATHCVNTS
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Fabian Thomsett on May 17, 2011, 11:21:03 PM
Yes, that is a John Peel doll on the floor

(http://img.maniadb.com/images/artist/217/217877.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Ambient Sheep on May 18, 2011, 02:40:33 PM
(http://cineclubecovilha.com/image/screen/Nick-Cave--Nocturama.jpg)

I didn't know Kevin Eldon had made an album.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: SteveDave on May 21, 2011, 11:53:45 AM
Good LORD that Lady Gaga cover is bad. I get a feeling it might be a temp cover though...

I really like that Band Of Gypsy's cover.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Ballad of Ballard Berkley on May 21, 2011, 12:46:52 PM
I really like that Band Of Gypsy's cover.

Me too. What's so terrible about it exactly?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: The Cloud of Unknowing on May 21, 2011, 02:56:48 PM
An album of Robert Johnson covers that he was contractually obliged to do last year as a trade-off for doing an album of his own songs.  Lacks imagination and ambition inside and out:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51bbGtSE5LL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on May 21, 2011, 03:05:40 PM
I wouldn't want to see Todd Rundgren's johnson either.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: The Cloud of Unknowing on May 21, 2011, 07:22:31 PM
I wouldn't want to see Todd Rundgren's johnson either.

Heh.  Bebe Buell speaks highly of it in her autobiography.

(http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/5774/toddbulge.jpg)   (Sorry.)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Lee Van Cleef on June 06, 2011, 02:31:21 PM
(http://image.email.interscope.com/lib/fe7415707565007d7717/m/1/Limp+Bizkit-+Gold+Cobra+standard+cover.jpg)

Supposedly the artwork for the new Limp Bizkit album.  I don't like the band, but even then... why is Gollum in the background sniffing his finger?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on June 06, 2011, 07:57:24 PM
(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/1769/48712066.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Utter Shit on June 07, 2011, 01:39:07 PM
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2060/2429816953_98cc41ebfa_o.jpg)

Just mad.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on June 07, 2011, 03:17:03 PM
I have to say though, that's a "good" terrible album cover
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Kishi the Bad Lampshade on June 08, 2011, 08:45:31 AM
Have we had (http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kyo4069ESU1qb4j4io1_500.jpg)

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on June 08, 2011, 03:17:24 PM
Ha ha! That's ace!

This isn't...

(http://991.com/newGallery/Tim-Hardin-Nine-514361.jpg)(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_jXcIdC0TPic/S8tD4cPgZyI/AAAAAAAAF20/aEVNeb-aZEI/s1600/BACK.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Retinend on June 26, 2011, 03:29:16 AM
Oh god, after hearing some very sub-Jarrett piano music at the start of a Joe Jackson collection (you know, that guy, Is She Really Going Out With Him, Steppin' Out) and being confused as to why it was on a compilation of loserish new wave pop, I've been reading about his mid-nineties excursions into 'serious' classical music. Sounds bloody dreadful, and the album covers are complete pap:

(http://image.lyricspond.com/image/j/artist-joe-jackson/album-heaven-hell/cd-cover.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/15/JoeJacksonSymphonyNo1.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Pinckle Wicker on June 26, 2011, 09:56:03 AM
This band managed to host a whole series of shit covers! Tis one in particular always seemed especially shitey!Oh yeah they seemed to be pretty big artists in the nosebleed Gabba scene.

(http://images.junostatic.com/full/CS1311913-02A-BIG.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: hedgehog90 on July 12, 2011, 11:18:13 PM
I just came across this:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_jlHpGONEp4A/TPcJJHaWVsI/AAAAAAAAADE/Ni2YnykJmxA/s1600/IMG_9859-2.jpg)

The guy on top does not look like an official member of the band seemingly named "Pornland".
He looks like he won a prize to appear on the album cover, or maybe he's some creepy ghost who appeared only once the picture was developed. Mmm. Spooky.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on July 13, 2011, 05:46:08 PM
mispost
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Beep Cleep Chimney on July 13, 2011, 06:28:27 PM
I love Yello to bits, and they've had some excellent album covers in the past, then in 1991 they released 'Baby'.
Decent enough album music-wise, but this was the artwork they plumped for.

(http://files.blogter.hu/user_files/113253/Zenei/YelloBaby.jpg)
(http://www.vinylsearcher.com/largeImages/8931480.jpg)

Rotten.

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on July 14, 2011, 07:59:26 PM
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/1606/dracula1972/galactic2.jpg)

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on July 14, 2011, 10:46:27 PM
I love Yello to bits, and they've had some excellent album covers in the past, then in 1991 they released 'Baby'.
Decent enough album music-wise, but this was the artwork they plumped for.

(http://files.blogter.hu/user_files/113253/Zenei/YelloBaby.jpg)
(http://www.vinylsearcher.com/largeImages/8931480.jpg)

Rotten.

Yeh, the worst of the lot - more to do with Dieter's hair in my opinion. But they did have some great early covers. (Planet Dada was rubbish as well)

Can't post that porno land on facebook, damn!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on July 17, 2011, 11:48:53 AM
Guy in the local record store pulled this out from somewhere and gave me a lecture on why it was so wrong - as if it was not obvious

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iVuSf4sibWw/TUftlo5aymI/AAAAAAAAGbc/P_2EpKmulbs/s1600/gillan_future_shock.jpg)

(http://eil.com/Gallery/224339b.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Retinend on September 22, 2011, 11:16:52 PM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_jJAG_tiB6jQ/TAWz5h0SThI/AAAAAAAADkQ/i2a-E3CLguI/s1600/LP_zappa-freak-out.jpg)

Terrible, the speech bubble especially. A rare bad cover for Zappa, though.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on September 22, 2011, 11:20:18 PM
This fucker has been torturing me by staring up from the counter at me all week.

(http://www.lintcoat.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/kasabian_VELOCIRAPTOR.jpg)

I suppose it's nice of them to warn people of how bad the album is by making the cover equally bad.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Eis Nein on September 23, 2011, 12:52:19 AM
(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/7944/indeedo.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/204/indeedo.jpg/)

I own this album due to fairground ineptitude.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Phil_A on September 23, 2011, 12:58:24 AM
This fucker has been torturing me by staring up from the counter at me all week.

(http://www.lintcoat.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/kasabian_VELOCIRAPTOR.jpg)

I suppose it's nice of them to warn people of how bad the album is by making the cover equally bad.

Ha! Would you believe I came with the intention of posting that same cover today? But as soon as I clicked on the thread, I just knew it was going to appear. And it did!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on September 28, 2011, 04:14:53 PM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_jJAG_tiB6jQ/TAWz5h0SThI/AAAAAAAADkQ/i2a-E3CLguI/s1600/LP_zappa-freak-out.jpg)

Terrible, the speech bubble especially. A rare bad cover for Zappa, though.

It's the opposite of bad (or, rather, it's meant to be cheesy); it totally fits the meaning of the content. A parody of youth culture of the period.

Whatever; I wouldn't have it any other way.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Neville Chamberlain on September 28, 2011, 04:21:51 PM
Ha! Would you believe I came with the intention of posting that same cover today? But as soon as I clicked on the thread, I just knew it was going to appear. And it did!

I saw the album advertised on telly the other day (while Fresh Meat was on, I think) and remember thinking: hmmm, must post that on that awful album cover thread. Because it is fucking awful.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on September 28, 2011, 06:38:44 PM
I... what. I thought that art was just promo art as I saw it on some website or other and assumed that the recurring face motif was just a smaller precursor for what would reveal itself on the cover to be something much more wholesome.

Shite.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: samadriel on September 28, 2011, 06:53:12 PM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_r8F4MmGvNsI/Si7yHrXdc2I/AAAAAAAAABM/oeiu5W0YeM0/s320/roxy+music.jpg)

I'd rather spend the night with 'Ken by request only'.
She reminds me of the harbinger of Zuul in Ghostbusters.  "ARE YOU A GOD?  ...THEN DIIIE!"
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: riotinlagos on September 28, 2011, 07:02:44 PM
That Kasabian cover reminded me of this scribble -
(http://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/covers/which-bitch.jpg)

I found this ethereal effort whilst rummaging around Spotify -
(http://www.chuck.org/images/glow.gif)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on September 28, 2011, 07:30:05 PM
P Funk ups!

Zillatron

(http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/4175/unknownng.jpg)

Detroit Pubahs

(http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/6887/detroitw.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on September 28, 2011, 08:36:10 PM
Detroit Pubahs

(http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/6887/detroitw.jpg)


Pubahs are awesome. That reminded me of this:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9f/Assy_McGee.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Absorb the anus burn on September 29, 2011, 02:15:43 PM
This fucker has been torturing me by staring up from the counter at me all week.
(http://www.lintcoat.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/kasabian_VELOCIRAPTOR.jpg)

Christ, that is a fucking horrible album cover... Kasabian: "We'd like our next LP sleeve to feature a Grizzly Adams Swastika". Record Label: "Er, okay then"
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Jemble Fred on September 29, 2011, 02:18:58 PM
I really don't see what's wrong with it, it's quite a pleasing, original and striking pattern. But then I know nothing whatsoever about Kasabian – are they so shit that it would mar anyone's opinion of their cover art?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Absorb the anus burn on September 29, 2011, 02:24:26 PM
I really don't see what's wrong with it, it's quite a pleasing, original and striking pattern. But then I know nothing whatsoever about Kasabian – are they so shit that it would mar anyone's opinion of their cover art?

I think they're awful, but that cover is like a turd stain on my eyeball.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Neville Chamberlain on September 29, 2011, 02:34:13 PM
I really don't see what's wrong with it, it's quite a pleasing, original and striking pattern. But then I know nothing whatsoever about Kasabian – are they so shit that it would mar anyone's opinion of their cover art?

The only thing you need to know about Kasabian is that they're absolutely bloody awful. And they're from Leicester.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Textface on September 29, 2011, 03:14:36 PM
Saw this today on Pitchfork. Christ. Can anyone speculate as to what the fuck is happening? Holy Dread!

(http://pitchfork-cdn.s3.amazonaws.com/albums/16995/cover-homepage_large.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on September 29, 2011, 07:22:42 PM
I really don't see what's wrong with it, it's quite a pleasing, original and striking pattern. But then I know nothing whatsoever about Kasabian – are they so shit that it would mar anyone's opinion of their cover art?

I admire your not ever subjecting yourself to such things, Jem. Every time I see your general nonethewiser attitude towards a particular medium I can honestly say to myself, 'He's not missing out on anything there, and I wish I'd never encountered x either. Maybe I'd be a bit happier if I never had.'

It's like you have an automatic bullshit filter. I want one.

That sounds really condescending doesn't it? It isn't intended that way. I do love you.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on September 29, 2011, 11:05:05 PM
Saw this today on Pitchfork. Christ. Can anyone speculate as to what the fuck is happening? Holy Dread!

(http://pitchfork-cdn.s3.amazonaws.com/albums/16995/cover-homepage_large.jpg)

Her poor old Mum.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Cohaagen on September 30, 2011, 01:26:29 AM
(http://www.deadinfection.info/cover-greatestshits.jpg)

Looks like it was taken in a drop-in centre during breaktime at a 12 Steps meeting, and the record is mostly cover versions. Still, I feel bad for slagging it off as Jaro had the grind pipes. Keep it bruuuuuuuuutal!!!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Famous Mortimer on September 30, 2011, 08:53:49 AM
I admire your not ever subjecting yourself to such things, Jem. Every time I see your general nonethewiser attitude towards a particular medium I can honestly say to myself, 'He's not missing out on anything there, and I wish I'd never encountered x either. Maybe I'd be a bit happier if I never had.'

It's like you have an automatic bullshit filter. I want one.

That sounds really condescending doesn't it? It isn't intended that way. I do love you.
He certainly seems to have opinions on these things, though - me, I try and avoid threads on subjects I either know nothing or care nothing about. Well, most of the time. Well, some of the time.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Jemble Fred on September 30, 2011, 11:01:55 AM
Nowhere fucking near often enough.

It's like you have an automatic bullshit filter. I want one.

I'm not sure I do... I have heard of Kasabian and no doubt been in the presence of their music, but if it fits into the general wash of generic Nature Documentary Rock of the last decade, then to my ears it could be anyone. A song would need to be good for me to say "Who was that?" and to then remember. So I can't have heard a Kasabian song I consider good.

Thing is, this is a thread about album artwork, and devoid of any musical prejudice, I think the screamy beardy man pattern looks quite smart. I wouldn't use it myself, but it's interesting to ponder whether it's the band name in the middle of the artwork which really inspires repulsion.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: AsparagusTrevor on September 30, 2011, 01:27:18 PM
(http://www.deadinfection.info/cover-greatestshits.jpg)
South Park: The Grindcore years
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on September 30, 2011, 05:33:16 PM
Nowhere fucking near often enough.

I'm not sure I do... I have heard of Kasabian and no doubt been in the presence of their music, but if it fits into the general wash of generic Nature Documentary Rock of the last decade, then to my ears it could be anyone. A song would need to be good for me to say "Who was that?" and to then remember. So I can't have heard a Kasabian song I consider good.

Thing is, this is a thread about album artwork, and devoid of any musical prejudice, I think the screamy beardy man pattern looks quite smart. I wouldn't use it myself, but it's interesting to ponder whether it's the band name in the middle of the artwork which really inspires repulsion.

Credit where it's due: I do hate Kasabian and their 'oh look at us we're got flangers we're the psychedelic Oasis' attitude, but aside from the minimalism of their first album sleeve, their artwork to present has been utterly contemptuous as a standalone, let alone as a testament to the dreary wank within the confines of the packaging.

A succinct chronology of shite:

(http://28.media.tumblr.com/OuWxlMqQpq6qm8hfKT0ypH8Qo1_500.jpg)

(http://covers1.img-themusic-world.info/000/13/13598.jpg)

They seem to be forever torn between the serious, self-proclaimed propaganda of their own hype and volition, and some kind of Boosh-esque costumed fuckwittery, with their feet planted firmly in the former and seemingly blissfully aware of the latter. Utterly loathesome bunch of twerps.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: goldrush almighty on September 30, 2011, 09:24:09 PM
I'd like to have been in the record company meeting when this was chosen:

(http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/1589/toefattoefattwo383055.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Pepotamo1985 on September 30, 2011, 10:11:54 PM
It's the opposite of bad (or, rather, it's meant to be cheesy); it totally fits the meaning of the content. A parody of youth culture of the period.

Whatever; I wouldn't have it any other way.

Seconded!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Clatty McCutcheon on October 01, 2011, 09:11:41 PM
A couple of gems from the 90s:

(http://musicscramble.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/goodtogo.jpg)

(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTXyJcIj4ZiOc9BhOqKKxqzCkq-LNL8pIB1OnoGj_pgAWgxp6LB)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Textface on October 01, 2011, 09:31:53 PM
A couple of gems from the 90s:


(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTXyJcIj4ZiOc9BhOqKKxqzCkq-LNL8pIB1OnoGj_pgAWgxp6LB)

Nothing wrong with it!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Gradual Decline on October 05, 2011, 05:02:24 PM
Nice work, Reg.

(http://i.imgur.com/ize9v.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Al Tha Funkee Homosapien on October 12, 2011, 08:12:39 PM
A couple of gems from the 90s:

(http://musicscramble.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/goodtogo.jpg)


Released in 2001.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Bobby Treetops on October 14, 2011, 02:15:03 AM
(http://www.badrecordcovers.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/manowar.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: kngen on October 14, 2011, 12:57:39 PM
there's no end of shit punk record covers, so it almost feels unfair to single this one out, but it really is a peach. The band were from, I think, Spain's Basque region - and had some grudge against Francois Mitterand - but I'm not exactly sure why. Probably best not to know, and just enjoy it for what it is.

(http://sp1.fotolog.com/photo/17/63/64/caratulas_rock/1219824994986_f.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Cohaagen on October 14, 2011, 03:41:41 PM
Sheeit, Manowar knew exactly what they were doing. They were experts in preemptive foiling of culture-raiding hipsters and us internet smart-asses giggling behind our hands. Points down for linking from badrecordcovers.com too!

there's no end of shit punk record covers...

You're telling me...

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_nGQhgTxbzTU/Ru6phdvLjnI/AAAAAAAAATg/OBONGZEvh9g/s400/turk+002.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on November 04, 2011, 01:19:02 PM
apparently his best album evarr (only just listening so can't judge yet) and it features the fucking worst cover ever. seriously who approved this? it's the most uninspired tripe ever. the album better do some sort of justice to that piss-poor title as well. christ.

(http://static.nme.com/images/gallery/RootsManuva4everevolution600Gb210911.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on November 04, 2011, 08:07:22 PM
What do you find particularly bad about it (compared, say, to that Manowar album above)? It's a tad too simple to get worked up about.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on November 04, 2011, 11:35:40 PM
What do you find particularly bad about it (compared, say, to that Manowar album above)? It's a tad too simple to get worked up about.

exactly this! it looks like a bootleg peddled out in a nero burning suite package's album art designer software and sold at a car boot sale! my friend brought a fake copy round to my house the other day and i genuinely thought it was a fake/leaked promo sleeve. the back cover and tracklisting are the exact same dull style.

what is it doing? what is it meant to look like? seriously if i was a manuva newbie and i saw that in a shop i'd glance right past it, even if i had heard people singing smith's praises in the past. god even the fucking shades of blue are bland! combined with that stupid title, it honestly looks like a bootleg 'best of' put together with files found on kazaa. dire!

unless... wait, you've worked with ninja tune names before... oh god, am i about to be conveniently exterminated??
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Phil_A on November 04, 2011, 11:38:12 PM
I still can't get over the awfulness of that Terrorvision cover. it's just horrible, isn't it? The colours, the layout, everything. What were they thinking? At any point?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on November 04, 2011, 11:41:45 PM
The thing I find most amazing about the Terrorvision one is the year. 2001! It would've looked garish and dated in 1986.

As for the Roots Manuva cover, it's not terrible as such, it's just so dull, so uninspiring, so (for lack of a better word) nothing-y. It's a minimalist cover done just for the sake of minimalism. Reminds me of this pile of shit I posted a few pages back:
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_cCL3Taq_MoE/Suo4DoVYESI/AAAAAAAABSQ/cVW1hUBJPVw/s320/Hard-Fi+Once_Upon_a_Time_in_the_West.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Nobody Soup on November 05, 2011, 01:07:44 AM
the roots manuva one is alright. the slate carving reminds me of childhood holidays in wales. not really obviously.

The hard-fi one is god awful though.

shall I reserve a space for the new amy winehouse one? the title is rubbish and I'm betting it will be some photoshop aged picture of her or something along those lines.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on November 05, 2011, 01:11:35 AM
exactly this! it looks like a bootleg peddled out in a nero burning suite package's album art designer software and sold at a car boot sale! my friend brought a fake copy round to my house the other day and i genuinely thought it was a fake/leaked promo sleeve. the back cover and tracklisting are the exact same dull style.

what is it doing? what is it meant to look like? seriously if i was a manuva newbie and i saw that in a shop i'd glance right past it, even if i had heard people singing smith's praises in the past. god even the fucking shades of blue are bland! combined with that stupid title, it honestly looks like a bootleg 'best of' put together with files found on kazaa. dire!

unless... wait, you've worked with ninja tune names before... oh god, am i about to be conveniently exterminated??

I can't understand how the blandness of the cover can undermine an interest in the music within.

This...

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8e/MahavishnuOrchestraBirdsOfFirealbumcover.jpg)

...is one of the shittest album covers of all time, enclosing one of the best albums of the 70s.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on November 05, 2011, 01:12:22 AM
shall I reserve a space for the new amy winehouse one? the title is rubbish and I'm betting it will be some photoshop aged picture of her or something along those lines.

Well here it is, apparently:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a6/Amy_Winehouse_-_Lioness_-_Hidden_Treasures.jpg)

It has got that '5-second Photoshop toss-off' look to it. Also, it makes it look like her name is Amy Winehouse-Lioness.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Nobody Soup on November 05, 2011, 01:15:57 AM
it's not terrible, not as terrible as the title, but it is bad.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on November 05, 2011, 11:39:42 AM
The new one from Spectrals is quite shit.

(http://static.nme.com/images/gallery/SpectralsBadPenny600Gb111011.jpg)

This will mark me out as someone incredibly shallow but I don't think I could ever love a record made by a man who looks like this...
(http://www.spectrals.co.uk/images/pressphoto2.jpg)

He looks like his coat would always have loads of hairs on the shoulders and that he'd smell like people do when they don't dry their clothes properly. I saw Spectrals live once and was really put off them because he was wearing this really tight pair of horrible faded grey jeans that made his 'packet' quite pronounced. It didn't make it pronounced in a good way, like it was big or anything, just ...I dunno... kinda podgy.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: PaulTMA on November 05, 2011, 03:56:19 PM
I still can't get over the awfulness of that Terrorvision cover. it's just horrible, isn't it? The colours, the layout, everything. What were they thinking?

Probably "let's get the fuck out of the charts".
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on November 05, 2011, 05:30:40 PM
I see they tried to go for a "counterculture" vibe but it looks so amateurish. 

(http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/7063/40335984.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: CaledonianGonzo on November 08, 2011, 10:13:53 PM
I've not been keeping up with this thread, so apologies if already posted, but this caused me to wrinkle up my nose when it appeared in WMP this evening:

(http://krautlands.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/000000231_3001.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Clatty McCutcheon on November 09, 2011, 12:36:21 AM
(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSCZa8sDZFr8JPD2fBnCNpb3d9mKtZdxdnufw-zFDCCJcpEW-Bv1g)

Beck - Midnite Vultures (1999) - a bit of a shocker but perhaps redeemed slightly by its sheer bizarreness?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: QtheRaider on November 16, 2011, 09:20:20 PM
do 7" single's covers count?





http://a1.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/80/24afcfd92600f0f507441a15b04d1dd6/l.jpg

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: SteveDave on November 16, 2011, 09:28:13 PM
The new one from Spectrals is quite shit.

(http://static.nme.com/images/gallery/SpectralsBadPenny600Gb111011.jpg)

This will mark me out as someone incredibly shallow but I don't think I could ever love a record made by a man who looks like this...
(http://www.spectrals.co.uk/images/pressphoto2.jpg)

He looks like his coat would always have loads of hairs on the shoulders and that he'd smell like people do when they don't dry their clothes properly. I saw Spectrals live once and was really put off them because he was wearing this really tight pair of horrible faded grey jeans that made his 'packet' quite pronounced. It didn't make it pronounced in a good way, like it was big or anything, just ...I dunno... kinda podgy.

The Mark Park comeback?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on November 16, 2011, 09:34:20 PM
Met him at Stephen Malkmus/Girls last week, and he's at least cut his hair. Doesn't look half as bad in person. Also, I must give him credit for having a fucking sexy bassist.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: massive bereavement on November 16, 2011, 11:14:21 PM
(http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm276/El-Flippo/Thumbs%202/z_JeffersonAirplane-CrownOfCreation.jpg)

I hate this one so much.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: CaledonianGonzo on November 18, 2011, 10:26:02 AM
It's a terrible cover anyway, but is it even possible to buy a copy of Electric Ladyland with the original sleeve any more?

I was having a quick browse on Amazon and CDS with the naughty/depressing disrobed ladies on it seem to be going for £75.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: massive bereavement on November 18, 2011, 10:50:07 AM
£75!!! Crikey, I have got the original CD version which also has the novelty of the tracks being in the wrong order (Vinyl sides 1 & 4 on the first CD, sides 2& 3 on the other), though I did replace the original bulky double case with a more modern slim-twin design.
Had the women on that cover actually been attractive, there probably wouldn’t be such an issue with it, there’s not one lady on there that I could say I remotely fancy, I’d actually prefer one of the “Jesus Use Me” girls - I bet they’ve all got fantastic arses. You can tell these things by the face.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on February 15, 2012, 11:17:37 PM
I don't care how great they are or how wonderful this record is supposed to be, this sleeve for the latest Guided By Voices album is shockingly shit. I thought it was a shot from some publicity bumf until I actually saw it in the racks.

(http://static.nme.com/images/gallery/GuidedByVoicesLetsGoEatTheFactory600Gb120112.jpg)

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on February 15, 2012, 11:21:52 PM
Pretty good record (in an 'I'm just going to rip off some Krautrock here' way), absolutely appalling cover:

(http://www.loudandquiet.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/philmanley.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Clatty McCutcheon on February 16, 2012, 12:03:20 AM
This one looks like it must've taken all of 10 minutes:

(http://www.xtramilerecordings.com/images/mullhistoricalcityawakening.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: jenna appleseed on February 16, 2012, 08:14:28 AM
at least it wasn't another stock photo of a dog in a wig.
(http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/B00005QD2N.02.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

or this that I've just found  via google image search while grabbing the above
(http://www.rhino.co.uk/ugc-1/product/25398/3380_featureFW.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Clatty McCutcheon on February 16, 2012, 12:32:12 PM
I quite liked the dog in a wig!  Also the generic photo of a concrete towerblock with the words 'Mull Historical Society' photoshopped in a deliberately unconvincingly manner onto it is a nice touch - check out their skyscraper HQ!

The 'Us' cover is a bit of a dog's dinner admittedly, but it least it had a bit of character.  The latest one is just bland and cheap-looking and unfortunately the music has gone bland too.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thepuffpastryhangman on February 16, 2012, 12:50:32 PM
Quote
£75

A friend of mine had a copy Hendrix himself had given to his (my friend's) father. He'd "spent an evening with him". It was only after (years after) my friend had sold the album, to a record shop, for a tenner, that he learned of the path to his former possession of it. Not that there was anything different about the album and it wasn't autographed - I guess you don't ask for autographs in a social situation. It does mildly amuse me that my friend's father is so modest about his association (I know his father and would expect nowt else) that he hadn't even mentioned the meeting when he'd said "There's a load of old records there you can have" to his (younger) son.

I dunno about Birds Of Fire being "one of the best records of the '70s" but yeah, the cover is dreadful.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Hank_Kingsley on February 16, 2012, 12:58:34 PM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_mDg80oH_tbs/TEsqZnIwBUI/AAAAAAAAARI/iPQcvNmiUcU/s1600/YALL_SO_STUPID_-_VAN_FULL_OF_PAKISTANS_(1993).jpg)

I bought it for a quid in Rhythm records (now deceased) in Cambridge many moons ago, mainly because it looked so bad.

It's actually pretty good!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Beep Cleep Chimney on February 16, 2012, 02:38:18 PM
Listening to Steely Dan's "Two Against Nature" at the minute.

Great album, but you have to wonder what artwork they rejected before settling on this bit of nothingness.....

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fR7C0bW0lks/TWq92Klhi2I/AAAAAAAAA_0/HTNjEw3eiTs/s1600/folder.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: boy with no qualities on February 16, 2012, 03:15:04 PM
Love that Yall So Stupid album, some excellent production, a quid's a steal, been at my local record shop for over £30 for a while.

I see Big Bear came up, most of the No Limit Catalogue (Pen & Pixels work) qualifies
(http://s.dsimg.com/image/R-1786516-1243255806.jpeg)
(http://s.dsimg.com/image/R-1786471-1243254854.jpeg)
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_YCJfTbme5Dc/R_1VJAxq_2I/AAAAAAAAALQ/ZpSU-WScN6o/s320/frustratedbydeath.jpg)

and from rival Rap-a-Lot
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Wm5H75m6zhE/TQfXEXGe2WI/AAAAAAAAAvM/MAQcD7mtd7Q/s1600/Willie%2BD%2B-%2BControversy.jpg)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41%2Bl8HGoDIL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

For the name more than anything
(http://i027.radikal.ru/0908/1d/f26d85dc3877.jpg)

Many pages here of Trap A Holics mixtapes in a similar vein as the Pen & Pixel work.
http://www.mixtapetorrent.com/trap-a-holics-mixtapes
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on February 16, 2012, 04:40:29 PM
Here comes the hipster to ruin everything. Seriously, some of those ^ are so bad that they are genuinely excellent. How can you hate them? They're delightful!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: boy with no qualities on February 16, 2012, 05:17:08 PM
I was reluctant to post them at first (probably better for a photoshop thread) as they knowingly play up the style, I would agree with delightful results. The covers were infact my entry into that particular category of hip hop of which I consider myself a big fan so thank you pen and pixel and and thank you King Louie
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oElKUzIUPis/TxlMCsQLecI/AAAAAAAAB3Q/m_19jZO6aJ8/s1600/kinglouis2%2B-%2BCopy.JPG) 
I've spent a lot of time looking through blogs of such uploads and the covers are pretty consistently amusing and inventive.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on February 16, 2012, 06:05:51 PM
Hehe, excellent. Thanks for posting them, I think they're really great. For me, bad album covers are often the ones that aren't clusterfucks of effects and shit, just plain shoddy blandness. I dunno if it's been mentioned here already but Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have the most deceptively dismal album covers in music history:

(http://www.amiright.com/album-covers/images/album-Nick-Cave--the-Bad-Seeds-Let-Love-In.jpg)

(http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/ce694fbd456dae9b4f40558cbf990785/81.jpg)

(http://images.uulyrics.com/cover/n/nick-cave-the-bad-seeds/album-henrys-dream.jpg)

You'd think someone with poetic lyrics as evocative as Cave's would be able to come up with something better than this tripe to visually accompany his music.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Phil_A on February 16, 2012, 08:11:28 PM
Hehe, excellent. Thanks for posting them, I think they're really great. For me, bad album covers are often the ones that aren't clusterfucks of effects and shit, just plain shoddy blandness. I dunno if it's been mentioned here already but Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have the most deceptively dismal album covers in music history:

(http://www.amiright.com/album-covers/images/album-Nick-Cave--the-Bad-Seeds-Let-Love-In.jpg)

(http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/ce694fbd456dae9b4f40558cbf990785/81.jpg)

(http://images.uulyrics.com/cover/n/nick-cave-the-bad-seeds/album-henrys-dream.jpg)


Pfft. I'll give you Henry's Dream, that's a bit half-arsed. But Let Love In? That's a great cover!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Clatty McCutcheon on February 16, 2012, 08:38:29 PM
Who can forget the legendary Canadian power trio Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush? I can still remember them from 5 minutes ago when I used the internet to deliberately trawl for the type of artist who might well have crap cover art.  This is merely a small sample of their delectable wares:

(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSGVH9U-a4DUAIegsWds9rcAm6alxRQIuHfoVYV8kJt0Yaslsi5Eg)

(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcScfZ7tcBRUtaC7poBQiGOioKn55Ewl3OS9cNOFFm0g5JUfNl1F)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on February 18, 2012, 08:37:12 PM
I nicked this from Cracked but it is brilliant. A kids record.

The man (Ken)? at the back of the shop. *Bart Simpson shudder*

(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/4892/29493.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Oops! Wrong Planet on February 19, 2012, 12:30:12 AM
Pretty good record (in an 'I'm just going to rip off some Krautrock here' way), absolutely appalling cover:

(http://www.loudandquiet.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/philmanley.jpg)

Reminds me a little of this awkwardness.

(http://www.dustygroove.com/images/products/h/hillag_stev_motivatio_101b.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazarou on February 19, 2012, 03:43:19 AM
I like the headshot on this one, like it's the best thing they had to photoshop in there.

(http://www.toolsandleisure.co.uk/ekmps/shops/toolsandleisure/images/farmer-dan-25-of-the-best-songs-in-the-country.jpg)

There's a staggering amount of this kind of thing sold at market stalls here around Donegal.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Phil_A on February 19, 2012, 09:29:10 AM
I like the headshot on this one, like it's the best thing they had to photoshop in there.

(http://www.toolsandleisure.co.uk/ekmps/shops/toolsandleisure/images/farmer-dan-25-of-the-best-songs-in-the-country.jpg)

There's a staggering amount of this kind of thing sold at market stalls here around Donegal.

Hahaha. Looks like a screengrab from Lawnmower Deth's "Kids In America" video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJz6_PEu6Iw
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on February 19, 2012, 10:21:31 AM
^Piers Morgan's early career highlight?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Don_Preston on February 19, 2012, 03:19:13 PM
Stewart Lee's let himself go.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: kngen on February 19, 2012, 03:59:28 PM
one can only wonder at the pathos and fragile beauty of a song called 'Carrots'
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: VegaLA on February 19, 2012, 04:01:25 PM
Hah! Curt Smith's precursor to 'The Seeds of Love'.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Famous Mortimer on February 19, 2012, 04:35:53 PM
It's a terrible cover anyway, but is it even possible to buy a copy of Electric Ladyland with the original sleeve any more?

I was having a quick browse on Amazon and CDS with the naughty/depressing disrobed ladies on it seem to be going for £75.
I have the original LP of it, thanks to an Uncle who upgraded everything he had to CD when it was released. Is it just the CD that's worth plentymuch money?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Cohaagen on March 10, 2012, 12:56:57 AM
The cover for Riot's Fire Down Under just makes me go "uuuh?". A dude with a baby seal head on some kind of fireball background? What the fuck?

(http://www.regrettablemusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/riot-fire-down-under.jpg)

But it is totally outclassed by obscure porno-grind act Mankolover's Libidorhythm. It's considerably NSFW, but people have posted big pictures of spiders on here before so I'm not playing fair this one occasion.

It truly is a thing to behold.





















(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh235/the_beaked_matrix/libidorhythm.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on March 10, 2012, 09:43:46 AM
Biggy has let himself go.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Phil_A on March 10, 2012, 10:13:04 AM
Possibly the most inappropriately creepy cover of all time.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61Xb9L6ql2L._SS500_.jpg)

What was the art direction here, I wonder? "Okay, we want a romantic fireside scene with a guy smirking lustily over the body of a recently raped woman who may or may not be dead." Also notice the sleeves on the floor aren't even for Jimmy Scott albums, but Ray Charles. What, and indeed, the fuck.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on March 10, 2012, 11:42:36 AM
Not an album but...

(http://images.contactmusic.com/images/press/arctic-monkeys-remix-paul-weller-single.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Retinend on March 11, 2012, 12:23:47 AM
Paul Weller can well and truly go home. Go Home, Paul.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Retinend on March 11, 2012, 08:58:16 AM
These might be the most atrocious looking covers I've ever seen. Completely out of step with the music, too:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41WHG4S4A5L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

(http://stereogum.com/img/aluminum_group-little_happyness-cover.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on March 11, 2012, 10:59:03 AM
Not an album but...

(http://images.contactmusic.com/images/press/arctic-monkeys-remix-paul-weller-single.jpg)

Bruce Forsyth has let himself go.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazyhour on March 11, 2012, 11:10:06 AM
Ha, great call on the Aluminum Group covers. They're one of my favourite current groups, but their album art does seem designed to put people off.  Here's one featuring a man's neck:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41C3X6VK39L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

I kind of like this one:

(http://image2.sina.com.cn/music/album/78/89/117956_420420.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on March 11, 2012, 03:18:08 PM
Actually, I rather like the colours on that Weller sleeve.

Those Aluminium Group sleeves are diabolical though. What is the music like?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on March 11, 2012, 03:20:12 PM
Possibly the most inappropriately creepy cover of all time.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61Xb9L6ql2L._SS500_.jpg)

What was the art direction here, I wonder? "Okay, we want a romantic fireside scene with a guy smirking lustily over the body of a recently raped woman who may or may not be dead." Also notice the sleeves on the floor aren't even for Jimmy Scott albums, but Ray Charles. What, and indeed, the fuck.

This is all your head, Phil. They look like they're having a marvellous time.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: the psyche intangible on March 11, 2012, 04:23:23 PM
(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQXuXVLDQtlS5CrQghpnX-CyX82tv-otmLo3ycSifHv60kkqvs0PQ)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazyhour on March 11, 2012, 04:47:59 PM
The Aluminum Group are two gay brothers who live in Chicago and make intricate, cool, Bacharachian pop. They've worked with Jim O'Rourke, John McEntire and Sean O'Hagan, and they're fantastic. Their covers aren't so much. I do like the sleeve for their album Pedals, though again it seems intentially 'difficult'.

(http://primerospasitos.com/anda/IMG/arton7.jpg)

While I'm in this thread, I'd like to present:

(http://991.com/newGallery/Sugar-File-Under-Easy-L-413334.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: the psyche intangible on March 11, 2012, 05:00:50 PM
I wonder if I'm missing something here. The reality is that it is shit.

(http://www.wiltt.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/infesticons.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: PaulTMA on March 11, 2012, 05:21:08 PM
I'll be contrary and say I love all The Aluminum Group covers with all the weird eyes and shit.  And this song is great:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bc_ZK_67pws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bc_ZK_67pws)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on March 11, 2012, 08:24:56 PM
(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/378712_291618214215004_139420062768154_857107_380324689_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: kngen on March 12, 2012, 03:04:42 PM
(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQXuXVLDQtlS5CrQghpnX-CyX82tv-otmLo3ycSifHv60kkqvs0PQ)

really? - i think cover is almost a perfect aesthetic description of the sounds contained within.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: the psyche intangible on March 12, 2012, 05:24:14 PM
That cover is definitely not overrated.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Absorb the anus burn on March 12, 2012, 08:30:37 PM
So fucking sick of seeing this on every fucking London underground platform...

(http://i43.tinypic.com/20rnv2q.jpg)

I'm a migraine sufferer and it has induced at least three attacks this month... Fucking hideous and narcissistic (even for crap rap).




I refuse to edit for size so you can begin to hate it as much as me.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on March 12, 2012, 09:02:24 PM
(http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/2663/unknownus.jpg)

I don't know whether this is terrible or not but it looks really familiar and lo-faux*.  Aerial Pink? Deerhoof?

*I've just made up this term as I think it sums up the conceit of this artwork, perfectly. Shan't Google 'lo-faux' until a bit later because I want to feel smug for the next ten minutes.


Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on March 12, 2012, 09:48:14 PM
It reminds me a bit of the cover of Deerhunter's 'Microcastle':

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/37/Micro2.jpg/220px-Micro2.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on March 12, 2012, 10:25:32 PM
That isn't the official cover though, is it? I always thought it was this:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/92/Deerhunter-Microcastle.jpg)

What's the story there, then? I prefer this one but to be honest neither of them are great. Whooergh skull eyes crazy scary.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on March 12, 2012, 10:43:00 PM
That's the US cover I think? The one I've got is entirely different to the two above.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on March 12, 2012, 10:54:59 PM
Fucking subversive artists and their multi-regional bollocks. I'll never understand art, man.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: PaulTMA on March 13, 2012, 12:25:34 AM
(http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/2663/unknownus.jpg)

I don't know whether this is terrible or not but it looks really familiar and lo-faux*.  Aerial Pink? Deerhoof?

*I've just made up this term as I think it sums up the conceit of this artwork, perfectly. Shan't Google 'lo-faux' until a bit later because I want to feel smug for the next ten minutes.

?

(http://images.bidorbuy.co.za/user_images/433/1222433_090703180827_Manic_StreetKnow_your_enemy_F.JPG)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: non capisco on March 13, 2012, 09:37:19 AM
(http://cdn.buzznet.com/assets/users16/beatrixkiddo79/default/32-neil-young-fork-road--large-msg-126052034705.jpg)

"GET ORF MOI LAAAAAAAND!"
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Crabwalk on March 13, 2012, 10:50:53 AM
It reminds me a bit of the cover of Deerhunter's 'Microcastle':

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/37/Micro2.jpg/220px-Micro2.jpg)

I have this on the nose version:

(http://static.boomkat.com/images/150188/333.jpg)

Gotta Catch 'Em All.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: momatt on March 13, 2012, 11:50:20 AM
So fucking sick of seeing this on every fucking London underground platform...

Horrid pic

I'm a migraine sufferer and it has induced at least three attacks this month... Fucking hideous and narcissistic (even for crap rap).
I refuse to edit for size so you can begin to hate it as much as me.

Yes mate.  I've not even heard the music and I already fucking hate them.  What a shit name for a band too.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Beagle 2 on March 13, 2012, 12:25:24 PM
(http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/2663/unknownus.jpg)

I don't know whether this is terrible or not but it looks really familiar and lo-faux*.  Aerial Pink? Deerhoof?

*I've just made up this term as I think it sums up the conceit of this artwork, perfectly. Shan't Google 'lo-faux' until a bit later because I want to feel smug for the next ten minutes.

It's a direct fucking rip off of something, but I've been tearing my hair out trying to remember what it is. Something britpoppy maybe...
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Eis Nein on March 13, 2012, 02:30:37 PM
Breakfast, Deerhunter, Aerial Pink, Deerhoof? Who, or rather why, are these pricks?

Damn you Mansell, you seer.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Clatty McCutcheon on March 13, 2012, 02:44:35 PM
Breakfast, Deerhunter, Aerial Pink, Deerhoof? Who, or rather why, are these pricks?

Damn you Mansell, you seer.

'Tis even worse than you think. 'Breakfast' is the name of the album, the name of the 'artist' is..ahem....Chiddy Bang

These are truly benighted times in which we live!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Crabwalk on March 13, 2012, 03:04:59 PM
This is a very good album, but from the day I bought it almost 20 years ago I've hated the typography on the sleeve. Just horrific.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51S10KZ93GL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

'Shit, we've made the band name massive and now there's no room left for the album title because the hideous collage is so busy.'

'Fuck it, just shove the title in that tiny space down there.'
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on March 14, 2012, 10:29:01 AM
Breakfast, Deerhunter, Aerial Pink, Deerhoof? Who, or rather why, are these pricks?

Damn you Mansell, you seer.

It's spelled 'beer' and it's what's for Breakfast.

I don't think I actually like any of those Microcastle sleeves. Crabwalk's is possibly the best but none of them really strike up much of the feelings that the music achieves so well. Weird Era Cont and Cryptograms both have excellent covers though.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on March 14, 2012, 10:30:29 AM
Cryptograms is one of my all time favourites. I don't like the Halcyon Digest cover all that much to be honest.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: non capisco on March 14, 2012, 01:14:48 PM
I don't like the Halcyon Digest cover all that much to be honest.

Ricky Gervais finds it hilarious.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Clatty McCutcheon on March 14, 2012, 01:23:34 PM
Good old Kula Shaker - they tackled that difficult second album in 1999 with cover art featuring a hippy in an antique diving helmet on an esclator in a forest.

(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRrmhBAIHsZQr7kUWlJtmvJS0pQ0OD5Om2H4wGPhPT0cj08n_e2)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Don_Preston on March 14, 2012, 02:04:22 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/49/Cerebralcaustic.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Retinend on March 14, 2012, 02:55:03 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/49/Cerebralcaustic.jpg)

Nah - that's quite excellent in its way.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Clatty McCutcheon on March 14, 2012, 02:57:45 PM
Good old Kula Shaker - they tackled that difficult second album in 1999 with cover art featuring a hippy in an antique diving helmet on an esclator in a forest.

(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRrmhBAIHsZQr7kUWlJtmvJS0pQ0OD5Om2H4wGPhPT0cj08n_e2)

Looking more closely, it might be a Native American on the escalator?

I quite like that Fall cover too.

Anyway, do carry on.....

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Don_Preston on March 14, 2012, 02:58:49 PM
It's definitely an old fashioned diving mask.

I still hate that Fall cover.

As it were.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on March 14, 2012, 03:41:23 PM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Dwnl8Dq0kdw/Ty-5S38MmLI/AAAAAAAAC4w/MDDaDqo6TKU/s1600/lee%2Bfields%2Bfaithful%2Bman.jpg)

He's only a faithful man because he rids himself of pent up urges by peeping at Sandra from next door when she's sunbathing.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Dead kate moss on March 14, 2012, 04:26:16 PM
Is that a huge rabbit in his bed? And the cops outside of course.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on March 14, 2012, 04:56:05 PM
Looking more closely, it might be a Native American on the escalator?


Maybe, like, search for an image with a higher resolution than 225x225?

(http://covers.a-go.in/max/kula_shaker_-_1999_peasants_pigs_and_astronauts.jpg)

So, it's not a hippie or a Native American, it's some hipster cunt. Solved.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on March 14, 2012, 05:24:30 PM
Todd Rundgren, what possessed you?

(http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/9866/unknownen.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: boy with no qualities on March 14, 2012, 05:58:34 PM
(http://images.wikia.com/lyricwiki/images/9/93/Todd_Rundgren_-_Liars.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on March 14, 2012, 06:55:06 PM
(http://images.wikia.com/lyricwiki/images/9/93/Todd_Rundgren_-_Liars.jpg)

That is shit but I quite like his utter lack of vanity. Top album too.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on March 14, 2012, 07:01:58 PM
(http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/4970/tumblrlwplscvxxc1qgno2o.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on March 14, 2012, 07:06:03 PM
Who should we blame for that?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on March 14, 2012, 07:22:44 PM
Who should we blame for that?

J.ack Bu.auer
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: CaledonianGonzo on March 14, 2012, 07:28:04 PM
I added this shocker to my Amazon wishlist earlier:

(http://dreadinababylon.com/images/Ras%20Michael%20&%20The%20Sons%20Of%20Negus%20-%20Love%20Thy%20Neighbour%20-%20Live%20&%20Learn%20f.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on March 14, 2012, 08:17:05 PM
What happened to this character?  Trying too hard here.
(http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/6043/unknown2u.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on March 14, 2012, 08:23:09 PM
What happened to this character?

He contributes to one of my favourite moments in Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

http://video.adultswim.com/aqua-teen-hunger-force/party-party-party.html
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on March 15, 2012, 12:32:26 AM
What happened to this character?  Trying too hard here.
(http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/6043/unknown2u.jpg)

This was the Andrew WK bloodied nose sleeve BTW
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: boy with no qualities on March 15, 2012, 04:19:49 AM
(http://i56.tinypic.com/2zqhpa0.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on March 15, 2012, 01:01:23 PM
How can anyone hate Andrew WK? He's brilliant, and that I Get Wet sleeve is amazing. I'm going to see him perform the album in its entirety next month and I honestly can't wait, I love the guy. He has such a great attitude to life and music.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on March 15, 2012, 01:09:58 PM
Yeah, I've seen a lot of disdain shown towards that cover, but I think it perfectly captures the music contained within.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Mister Six on March 15, 2012, 03:19:24 PM
The Aluminum Group are two gay brothers who live in Chicago and make intricate, cool, Bacharachian pop. They've worked with Jim O'Rourke, John McEntire and Sean O'Hagan, and they're fantastic. Their covers aren't so much. I do like the sleeve for their album Pedals, though again it seems intentially 'difficult'.

(http://primerospasitos.com/anda/IMG/arton7.jpg)

I really like all those Aluminum Group covers! Not even ironically!

I do wish they'd spell it 'Aluminium' though.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on March 15, 2012, 03:30:40 PM
Yeah, I've seen a lot of disdain shown towards that cover, but I think it perfectly captures the music contained within.

I can't say I've heard a single note of his music. He was one of those NME hyped up acts that I swerved. Is he good then? I was put off by the sleeve because I thought he was trying to look edgy but I guess he was taking the piss?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on March 15, 2012, 03:38:05 PM
I can't say I've heard a single note of his music. He was one of those NME hyped up acts that I swerved. Is he good then? I was put off by the sleeve because I thought he was trying to look edgy but I guess he was taking the piss?

Depends really. It's just raucous good-time music for people who like to get their hands dirty and their shoes caked in vomit. As I said before, it's his overall attitude and approach that I like above all else. The music is just a by-product of a really great person.

Here he is completely winding up the crowd at an Insane Clown Posse "Juggalo festival", thrashing around like a complete idiot while the fans hurl endless shit at him including rocks, chairs and even a bin. He just doesn't seem to give a shit at all and the fans just get madder and madder: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUOvnbCtnVQ

Genuine good guy.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Bingo Fury on March 15, 2012, 04:31:46 PM
How can anyone hate Andrew WK?

Dunno. I loved Party Hard, and every mention of his name (which admittedly only crops up every few years) brings a little smile to my face. Like the NME, I thought he'd be huge.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: CaledonianGonzo on March 15, 2012, 04:57:11 PM
I may be in error here, but is Party Hard the only Andrew WK tune one would actually need - or are there additional benefits to be had from missives like Party Till You Puke and suchlike?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: ziggy starbucks on March 15, 2012, 05:03:19 PM
I really like that Kula Shaker one on the previous page. Infact I think most of the covers mentioned here are absolutely fine

I have low standards
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on March 15, 2012, 05:06:12 PM
I may be in error here, but is Party Hard the only Andrew WK tune one would actually need - or are there additional benefits to be had from missives like Party Till You Puke and suchlike?

Oi, check out posho over 'ere! Sounds like somebody's not partying hard enough!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Clatty McCutcheon on March 16, 2012, 01:13:41 PM
Not an album but...

(http://images.contactmusic.com/images/press/arctic-monkeys-remix-paul-weller-single.jpg)

The album cover is worse, if anything.

(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQJazVtS7ojhY-DOo3pfjfuPDsLJtbkUq-VC_w2uX1fhGu5H4qiQw)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: ThickAndCreamy on March 16, 2012, 01:15:55 PM
I may be in error here, but is Party Hard the only Andrew WK tune one would actually need - or are there additional benefits to be had from missives like Party Till You Puke and suchlike?
I think he's first album is pretty much all you could ever want by him. It's pretty one note, but that note is packed full with adrenaline.

In the right time and place, it's absolutely perfect.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on March 16, 2012, 01:17:58 PM
The album cover is worse, if anything.

(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQJazVtS7ojhY-DOo3pfjfuPDsLJtbkUq-VC_w2uX1fhGu5H4qiQw)

Weller does Chillwave! 8.6 from Pitchfork.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on March 16, 2012, 06:15:23 PM
It's like a mid nineties Bowie sleeve.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: CaledonianGonzo on March 16, 2012, 06:40:32 PM
It's like a mid nineties Bowie sleeve.

Quote
Coinciding with....a new partner who finally got Paul Weller into David Bowie

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/mar/15/paul-weller-sonik-kicks-review?newsfeed=true
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on March 16, 2012, 06:46:38 PM
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/mar/15/paul-weller-sonik-kicks-review?newsfeed=true

Well that makes sense then. I like the sound of this new'un. He really is having a purple patch these past five years.  For some reason, I can't imagine many fans of Weller in Oscillations.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on March 16, 2012, 11:11:05 PM
I still count myself as a Weller fan, despite the fact that '22 Dreams' and 'Wake Up The Nation' did practically nothing for me. Haven't heard 'Sonik Kicks' yet, but I'm not expecting to find it as amazing as the reviews suggest. He has named one of his new twins Bowie, though. (The other is called John Paul).

Did somebody mention nineties Bowie sleeves...?

(http://warezme.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/david_bowie_-_hours.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on March 16, 2012, 11:13:50 PM
Why's he looking at Chris Martin like that?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on March 16, 2012, 11:15:53 PM
It's allegedly meant to be 'hours...' Bowie cradling the dead body of 'Earthling' Bowie. Death by drum 'n' bass - it ain't pretty.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on March 17, 2012, 09:09:11 AM
I like that one. It's like Mechanical Animals-era Marilyn Manson meets Babylon Zoo in a really boring corridor. The gothic type face, the big futuristic collar (you'll all be wearing them next season), the symmetrical logo in a circle, the unnecessarily clunky use of excess colours and the postage stamp/barcode complete with l33t spelling... yep, ticks all my boxes. A masterpiece.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Neomod on March 17, 2012, 09:30:37 AM
Well that makes sense then. I like the sound of this new'un. He really is having a purple patch these past five years.  For some reason, I can't imagine many fans of Weller in Oscillations.

Still an admirer of his work here. In fact I may have a low standards but I can think of only a few stinkers in his career. I'll usually find something good though and really enjoyed the eclecticism (by his own standards) of 22 Dreams, it was very Style Council.

Is he going for the Peter Cook Michael Rimmer look on that sleeve?

Oh and another vote for the Aluminum Group. They're ace and I really like that Pedals sleeve.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on March 17, 2012, 02:23:30 PM
It's allegedly meant to be 'hours...' Bowie cradling the dead body of 'Earthling' Bowie. Death by drum 'n' bass - it ain't pretty.

Why isn't 'Earthling' Bowie wearing his trademark tatty Union Jack long coat?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Retinend on March 17, 2012, 08:35:10 PM
I think the Aluminum Group covers that Lazyhour posted were pretty nice, too, but does anyone honestly think these two are defensible?:

These might be the most atrocious looking covers I've ever seen. Completely out of step with the music, too:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41WHG4S4A5L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

(http://stereogum.com/img/aluminum_group-little_happyness-cover.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thecuriousorange on March 17, 2012, 10:42:02 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51UjauWM2vL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

I love it though. (the album)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: GoochDogHigh5s on March 18, 2012, 12:01:43 PM
Well, this was not the best of covers
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61usdj4fJOL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

But it was better than the original that Virgin took off the market because they said the band was too ugly.
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/515sDvbbuaL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
It can't have done much for the poor lads egos.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on March 18, 2012, 12:08:15 PM
The original cover they pulled was when the band were being marketed in the face of the emergence of Punk & New Wave, the band being a response by an older generation of musicians to the changing market. Once it was shown they had tapped into the AOR market with their "new wave for dads" the cover was changed.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: GoochDogHigh5s on March 18, 2012, 12:09:50 PM
The original cover they pulled was when the band were being marketed in the face of the emergence of Punk & New Wave, the band being a response by an older generation of musicians to the changing market. Once it was shown they had tapped into the AOR market with their "new wave for dads" the cover was changed.

So my story that I have been telling for 32 years is actually a lie!?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on March 18, 2012, 12:13:56 PM
That pic was definitely designed to make them look a bit "punk" and possibly the head of sales decided they could now sell more units minus this declaration of their lack of looks.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Clatty McCutcheon on March 23, 2012, 12:55:01 PM
(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcShaf_wRuwk7m6DJ-xAJ2S-rg1ZHu3AZISfLfgisSO6sn_eLEI3)

Leaving aside the fact that the Kane brothers appear to have morphed into the Mitchell brothers from Eastenders (or is that Banjo from This is England on the right?) in their advancing years, and the question of who on earth is going to buy a Hue and Cry album in 2012:
 
- Why are they in a (out of focus) garden? 
- What is that multi-coloured thing with the title painted on it? 
- Who thought that this wild assortment of colours would work together?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Phil_A on March 23, 2012, 12:59:10 PM
(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcShaf_wRuwk7m6DJ-xAJ2S-rg1ZHu3AZISfLfgisSO6sn_eLEI3)

Leaving aside the fact that the Kane brothers appear to have morphed into the Mitchell brothers from Eastenders (or is that Banjo from This is England on the right?) in their advancing years, and the question of who on earth is going to buy a Hue and Cry album in 2012:
 
- Why are they in a (out of focus) garden? 
- What is that multi-coloured thing with the title painted on it? 
- Who thought that this wild assortment of colours would work together?

Also:

- Why have they slapped the album/band name on the front in a really slapdash "neon" font when it was already there in the image?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on March 23, 2012, 01:01:21 PM
To give each of them a neon penis.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: CaledonianGonzo on March 23, 2012, 01:22:42 PM
Though if Pat Kane has gone back to music-making it lessens the chances of me stumbling across an opinion piece or review by him in his other job as a journalist/thinker/philosopher.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Clatty McCutcheon on March 23, 2012, 01:36:06 PM
He's a very serious and deeply insightful man, oor Pat, you should be ashamed of yourself!  His talents are such that he can juggle the demands of making exceedingly dull music with journalism of the utmost profundity.

I'd forgotten how much of an arse he was until I had a look at:
http://www.patkane.info/

If the following statement is true, what does the fact that the Tories won the election at a canter:

"Hue And Cry's second single, 'Labour of Love' - a coded anti-Thatcherite anthem which was the soundtrack to the General Election campaign in Britain that year"
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: kngen on March 25, 2012, 05:45:36 PM
I used to work with him when he was pretending to be a journalist. He was indeed an arse.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NattyDread on March 25, 2012, 06:20:06 PM
This one's a bit galling as he also did one of Reggae's best album covers (Best Dressed Chicken in Town).
Very strange.
(http://www.reggaeunlimited.com/images/uploads/CD126.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on March 25, 2012, 08:09:29 PM
(http://www.paparoach.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Papa-Roach-LoveHateTragedy-2002.jpg)

lovehatetragedy, there. That's lovehatetragedy.

lovehatetragedy

/stewart lee
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: dr beat on March 25, 2012, 09:41:08 PM
Quote
http://www.patkane.info/

Good God. 
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Beep Cleep Chimney on March 25, 2012, 10:17:17 PM
Aaah, thank you. This thread now explains why Hue & Cry are playing a gig near me (Bournemouth) fairly soon.
I saw the listings, saw "Hue & Cry", noticed it WASN'T part of some 80's revival multi-group showcase, and wondered what the hell was going on.

Christ, who the hell is going to go to a Hue & Cry gig these days?  I'm assuming that anyone who goes along to the gig, shouting for "Labour Of Love" and "Looking For Linda" may well be going home disappointed?

"Good evening Bournemouth.  I'm Hue.....and I'm Cry" and we're here tonight to play some songs from our new album".

*shudder*.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on March 28, 2012, 08:10:58 AM
(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcShaf_wRuwk7m6DJ-xAJ2S-rg1ZHu3AZISfLfgisSO6sn_eLEI3)



Heh, it looks like a police surveillance picture of two East End heavies on their way to kneecap someone. Linda, possibly.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Clatty McCutcheon on March 28, 2012, 12:42:21 PM
Heh, it looks like a police surveillance picture of two East End heavies on their way to kneecap someone. Linda, possibly.

I like the sleeve better now that I have the image that they might be in Linda's garden, having just jumped over the wall at the back of the photo.  Say what you like, they sung that they would 'never stop looking for Linda' and they've finally caught up with her about 25 years later.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazyhour on March 28, 2012, 01:01:41 PM
Been on a big Auteurs/Luke Haines tip these last couple of days, so:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51qNrc41gqL.jpg)

and

(http://www.cluas.com/images/music/album/Luke-Haines-Christie-Malrys-Own-Double-Entry-OST.jpg)

I'm sure everything he does is intentional, though.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: PaulTMA on March 28, 2012, 02:18:56 PM
The Oliver Twist Manifesto cover, sorry - that one is brilliant.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazyhour on March 28, 2012, 02:58:34 PM
I agree, it is literally brilliant.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on March 28, 2012, 04:37:14 PM
Byron Lee & The Dragonaires has done a few ropey sleeves. And no they're not charming because they're old reggae/soca LPs, they're just amateurish.

(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/320/byronleeandthedragonair.jpg)

And look at this miserable attempt to emulate the Greensleeves Scientist/King Tubby artwork.

(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/5861/byronleecarnivalexperie.jpg)

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on March 29, 2012, 10:55:39 AM
Illustrated by Lee Turnock.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Spiteface on March 29, 2012, 09:44:07 PM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-g3waK3IuxuA/TazP76WpkFI/AAAAAAAAALY/rccmIV54lsQ/s320/him_-_razorblade_romance-front.jpg)

Now, I actually quite like some of HIM's stuff, and "Razorblade Romance" is my second favourite of theirs, but good lord that's a camp cover. Truth be told, I'm not keen on the cover of their last proper album, "Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice, Chapters 1-13" either, it's just crap:

(http://www.cmdistro.com/images/xlarge/33060.jpg)

Actually none of their album covers have been any cop, apart from "Love Metal" and the cardboard sleeve on some version of "Dark Light" that just had the heartagram logo on them.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on March 29, 2012, 11:30:09 PM
I actually quite like that Byron Lee 'Going Places' sleeve above, but really, would one man and a drum really be enough to balance three men (two toting horns) on the other wing?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on March 29, 2012, 11:35:12 PM
I actually quite like that Byron Lee 'Going Places' sleeve above, but really, would one man and a drum really be enough to balance three men (two toting horns) on the other wing?

It's like the film poster for the Jamaican version of Carry On Abroad.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Nuclear Optimism on March 30, 2012, 12:28:20 AM
(http://i41.tinypic.com/nfqhrs.jpg)

I don't think Johnny Cash is really standing in front of those people. I can tell from some of the pixels and from seeing quite a few 'shops in my time.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: imitationleather on March 30, 2012, 06:09:40 AM
I agree, it is literally brilliant.

Yep. One of the best album covers ever, I reckon.

I agree that the other one is pretty bad, though.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazyhour on April 03, 2012, 11:16:53 AM
Gawd.

(http://www.musicomh.com/albums/albums_images/graham-coxon-5.jpg)

And hasn't this been done already?

(http://media.prefixmag.com/site_media/uploads/images/reviews/l/los-campesinos/los-campesinos-romance_jpg_300x300_crop-smart_q85.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: chand on April 03, 2012, 11:56:28 AM
Luke Haines could take a blurred pic of a freshly-coiled turd for an album cover and people would defend it.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Paaaaul on April 03, 2012, 12:19:05 PM
Luke Haines could take a blurred pic of a freshly-coiled turd for an album cover and people would defend it.

**pulls a pencil from behind his ear and jots down an idea, then smiles**
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on April 07, 2012, 03:32:44 PM
The cover of the recently reformed Killing Joke's new album 'MMXII' is completely shit in so many ways:

(http://ihrtn.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Killing-Joke-MMXII.jpg)

I'm not even sure what it's meant to be about. The skull, the power station, the...the...what the fuck is that thing in the top right corner? At first glance, I thought it was a machine gun, but obviously not. Still, crap as it is, it at least looks like it took Jaz Coleman's mad confused brain more than 10 seconds to plan, unlike the cover of the new Spiritualized album:

(http://www.oldwaver.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Spiritualized-Sweet-Heart-Sweet-Light-608x608.jpg)

...which is almost the ultimate 'will-this-do?' piece of pisstaking from Jason Pierce. See also: the music on the actual album.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on April 07, 2012, 03:59:41 PM
It's a metaphor for 2012 (industrial pollution, death and a sausage maker)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: the hum on April 07, 2012, 05:16:24 PM
The cover of the recently reformed Killing Joke's new album 'MMXII' is completely shit in so many ways:

(http://ihrtn.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Killing-Joke-MMXII.jpg)


Heh, they made the mistake of publishing the numerous rejected covers to their facebook feed, and the consensus seems to be the bulk of them are vastly superior to this. Bloody good album all the same. 'Reformed' though? They've done four studio albums in the last decade.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on April 07, 2012, 06:25:05 PM
It's the first time all four members of the original line-up have been on a record for years, apparently.

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: the hum on April 08, 2012, 10:39:53 PM
It's the first time all four members of the original line-up have been on a record for years, apparently.

Nah, 2010's Absolute Dissent had the same line-up.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Don_Preston on April 08, 2012, 10:49:27 PM
(http://image.maniadb.com/images/album/181/181101_1_f.jpg)

It's terrible, but I do share a certain fondness at just how god-awful it is. The colours, the drawing, the double-chinned gurn. I love it.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thecuriousorange on April 09, 2012, 10:21:06 PM
(http://www.icmcreative.co.uk/uploads/resize/400/500/hard%20fi%20no%20cover%20art_20091111101319.jpg)

Yeah, you tell 'em.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: The Plunger on April 09, 2012, 10:28:18 PM


(http://www.oldwaver.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Spiritualized-Sweet-Heart-Sweet-Light-608x608.jpg)

...which is almost the ultimate 'will-this-do?' piece of pisstaking from Jason Pierce. See also: the music on the actual album.

Exactly. The usual 'oh christ 've got a broken heart', 'man this feels like shooting up', 'lord send me an angel from above' etc shit.

I loved 'Ladies and Gentleman...', but he is taking the piss with pretty much everything released since.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: PaulTMA on April 10, 2012, 02:31:56 AM
Luke Haines could take a blurred pic of a freshly-coiled turd for an album cover and people would defend it.

Nah, no matter how many times the same person says otherwise repeatedly on NOTBBC for a decade, it's a good cover.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Famous Mortimer on April 10, 2012, 06:55:53 AM
I vote for awful on that Haines cover, if it matters.

And agreed on Spiritualized. I went to see them a few years ago (free tickets, mercifully) and everything that wasn't from "Ladies and Gentlemen" or before just sounded like wank.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on April 11, 2012, 08:28:47 AM
(http://www.icmcreative.co.uk/uploads/resize/400/500/hard%20fi%20no%20cover%20art_20091111101319.jpg)

Yeah, you tell 'em.

I've always wondered with this one: Are the band aware that that in itself constitutes as art, and more to the point that it is definitely cover art, or are they actually so stupid that they dreamed up a statement and then it quickly got lost in translation when they poured their hearts into choosing the font, the colours and the addition of a full stop? It's a difficult line to tow when a band like this comes along and you genuinely have no idea if they're knocking out the shittest level of subversion known to man or they're just plain fucking moronic.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Famous Mortimer on April 11, 2012, 09:02:54 AM
Maybe it's like the whole "this is not a pipe" Magritte thing? Although I'm definitely giving them too much credit.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: CaledonianGonzo on April 11, 2012, 09:11:11 AM
Haven't heard the album yet, but I like both the Spiritualized cover and the lead-off single.  Hey Jane is cracking - absolutely one of my favourite singles so far this year.

Maybe one for a new thread, but I'm aware how many people around here hate them so I dunno if I can be arsed.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Absorb the anus burn on April 11, 2012, 11:52:27 AM
Saw this yesterday and thought 'Hosianna Mantra' has let itself go...

(http://i40.tinypic.com/30cn78i.jpg)

I always think the manager and record company must hate the act if they let them release covers like this... One of the few album covers that could be improved by having excrement rubbed over it.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on April 11, 2012, 11:58:44 AM
Isn't that just a knock-off budget album (maximum 75p when it was first released) by a Finnish actor? It's apparently for "the children" which is always an excuse to not even try.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Absorb the anus burn on April 11, 2012, 12:12:24 PM
75p....? Get real! The shop assistant could kneel down and drain my nuts, and I still wouldn't go higher than 20.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on April 11, 2012, 03:30:15 PM
I'm sure it is sitting there in the s/h 20p bargain bin; alongside No Parlez, Face Value & Human Racing.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: QtheRaider on April 11, 2012, 03:56:13 PM
Right next to Bridge of spies by T'pau
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on April 11, 2012, 10:28:24 PM
Right next to Bridge of spies by T'pau

Great album, and never seen in bargain bin. Just got a signed copy of the CD/DVD of the making of that album. Lovely Carol.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on April 11, 2012, 10:29:34 PM
(http://wfs.velvet.jp/hip/img//wings_venus_and_mars75.jpg)

Bargain bin disasters
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thecuriousorange on April 11, 2012, 10:38:44 PM
(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/312/coverjn.jpg)

And it seems even worse when I think that I owned this album and kind of liked it (the album) as a teenager. Cringe.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: chand on April 11, 2012, 11:19:50 PM
It's a good album, to be fair.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: QtheRaider on April 11, 2012, 11:57:38 PM
[
Great album, and never seen in bargain bin.

Must depend on the area i've found dozens of them in the charity shops over the years never found a copy of venus & mars.

I did like Valentine... Keep it to your self you know what i mean nudge nudge
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on April 12, 2012, 07:08:19 AM
Great album, and never seen in bargain bin.

You haven't been shopping in the 20p bin, then.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: non capisco on April 12, 2012, 09:18:10 AM
I walked past a charity shop on Brixton Road the other week and the sight of Paul Young's 'No Parlez' in the window made me laugh out loud as I was discussing with a friend how it's the archetypal charity shop album only a few days before.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thecuriousorange on April 12, 2012, 11:48:25 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/97/AnthraxFistfulOfMetal.jpg)

It's called "Fistful of Metal".

To be (un)fair I've never listened to it.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on April 14, 2012, 02:08:51 PM
It's a good album, to be fair.

It's a fucking brilliant album, to be fairer. In fact I think I might put it on right now.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: QtheRaider on April 17, 2012, 02:10:36 PM
Found another copy of Bridge of spies today in the y.m.c.a shop in Newbury
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Beagle 2 on April 17, 2012, 03:52:02 PM
I'm sure we must have had this, probably more than once, but Play emailed me this yesterday in the mistaken belief I might want to buy it, and it's just so horrible.

(http://rokpool.com/files/artist/david%20gray%203.jpg?0)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: chand on April 19, 2012, 04:20:48 PM
I'm sure we must have had this, probably more than once, but Play emailed me this yesterday in the mistaken belief I might want to buy it, and it's just so horrible.

(http://rokpool.com/files/artist/david%20gray%203.jpg?0)

There's another version without the black border which looks marginally better;

(http://www.chartstats.com/images/artwork/24285.jpg)

Still fuck-awful though, of course. I have no idea who thought it would be wise to stick that little box in the middle, it wouldn't look anywhere near as shit if it was just that building shot through a fence. Definitely the artwork of an album that no-one thought was going to sell 7 million copies.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on April 19, 2012, 08:54:58 PM
This has to be one of the most over-underwhelming sleeves ever. The fatal mix of dreadful fonts atop an image of nothing. I initially thought it was a rusty cymbal but I don't think it's even that interesting.

 (http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/2231/20830.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on May 10, 2012, 02:09:03 PM
http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/a0ae2dbe0ed0b1d304021001bc8d2767/20837.jpg

Just really made me laff

EDIT - It's not working
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on May 10, 2012, 05:23:38 PM
(http://www.soundstagedirect.com/media/mike_love_looking_back_w_love.jpg)

ORDERED
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on May 10, 2012, 05:28:59 PM
Though the rating and reviews on Rate Your Music are possibly funnier

Particularly enjoyed

Quote
101 uses for Mike Love's "Looking Back With Love" (1). Can be played with the volume down while you listen to Hogpig's "Fuck You Mike Love". (2). Repeat above exercise 100 times (or more should it sufficiently tickle your fancy). 'Calendar Girl' no doubt forms the return part of a pact with weiner frat-boys who held Mike up on their shoulders as he stared into the girls' showers. Where’s John Vernon when you need him the most?

and

Quote
Why does this album even exist? Furthermore, why do I seem to find sealed copies in every used record store on earth? Even furthermore, why did I buy one of those sealed copies only to leave it languishing on a shelf, still sealed? I think it's because when Mike Love is revealed as Satan during the end of days, I want to have a copy just in case.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Gradual Decline on May 18, 2012, 05:04:58 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/nMpHr.jpg)

Oh dear...

(http://i.imgur.com/rLt59.jpg)

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on May 18, 2012, 05:38:53 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/nMpHr.jpg)

Oh dear...

(http://i.imgur.com/rLt59.jpg)

Still not seeing anything from i.imgur.com without quoting your post and pasting the links into my browser.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Dead kate moss on May 18, 2012, 05:49:19 PM
Still not seeing anything from i.imgur.com without quoting your post and pasting the links into my browser.

Imagine a young, post-ejaculatory Michael Stipe.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on May 18, 2012, 05:57:53 PM
Yeah, I've seen them, but it's unusual that they remain unseen to me in the thread. This occurs occasionally with other URLs, but after copying the URL and pasting it into my browser (which allows me to see the image - I'd say he was a Christian Rock version of Michael Bolton), the link begins to work in the thread also. Not with i.imgur.com, though. I've turned off Adblock to see if it was that, but no luck.

Edit: And they appear if I view the thread in Safari.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on May 18, 2012, 06:12:44 PM
Sorted (image preferences in Firefox).
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: CaledonianGonzo on May 18, 2012, 06:26:54 PM
Mock Child if you will, but he wrote both Livin' On A Prayer and Livin' La Vida Loca (er - and some of Weezer's last album)

(https://encrypted-tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR2G7Tf1jsx_3MAOLWGgbhw62DqhcVawTQzdS2pME1EACsQqGQi)

On top of a pile of money, with many beautiful ladies.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on May 18, 2012, 06:47:52 PM
Yeah, it's pretty incredible the amount of hits he's written. He co-wrote all of Alice Cooper's 'Trash' album too. Very active in the gay rights scene too, so fair play to him. (album cover is rubbish though)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: CaledonianGonzo on May 18, 2012, 06:52:49 PM
Ah - I had no idea about his personal life..:

(https://encrypted-tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR2G7Tf1jsx_3MAOLWGgbhw62DqhcVawTQzdS2pME1EACsQqGQi)

On top of a pile of money, with many beautiful ladies men.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on May 18, 2012, 07:37:47 PM
Actually, a very pleasant power pop album from one of the best percussionists in the business. He occasionally works with Brian Wilson  But this cover art is supposed to represent Nelson looking at his wayward former self and moving on. It just appears like he quit smoking.

(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/3541/azb41727dayintonightnel.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Phil_A on May 19, 2012, 09:29:30 AM
Actually, a very pleasant power pop album from one of the best percussionists in the business. He occasionally works with Brian Wilson  But this cover art is supposed to represent Nelson looking at his wayward former self and moving on. It just appears like he quit smoking.

(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/3541/azb41727dayintonightnel.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_eoafnlDxT90/TOUc6m7KRwI/AAAAAAAAA3s/2jgYG3sKnS4/s1600/chris_de_burgh-best_moves(1).jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Dead kate moss on May 19, 2012, 10:48:19 AM
Neither of the Chrisses seems to have exploited the width of the board there. I'd send a castle into the white light where it couldn't be seen. And not wear that jumper.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on May 19, 2012, 11:20:02 AM
Not exactly one of Chris' Best career Moves!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on May 19, 2012, 05:59:02 PM
Has black Chris got two bishops on black squares? No wonder he's thrashing white Chris, cheating like that.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on May 19, 2012, 06:00:48 PM
Black Chris certainly has the face of a guilty man.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on May 19, 2012, 06:09:28 PM
And white Chris seems so trusting. Poor man.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Morrison Lard on May 19, 2012, 06:12:42 PM
(http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/fbc09397195a906af4f06fa6bf54779b/1512456.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: mcbpete on June 20, 2012, 04:56:35 PM
A new contender enters the arena -

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/c0.0.403.403/p403x403/252611_10150857118966021_522874276_n.jpg)

Animal Collective's latest album Centipede Hz
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on June 20, 2012, 05:00:27 PM
So that's where babies come from.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thecuriousorange on June 20, 2012, 07:20:58 PM
(http://respecta.net/uploads/posts/2009-03/1237465661_cover.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: samadriel on June 21, 2012, 06:04:01 AM
(http://cdn.hmvdigital.com/static/img/sleeveart/00/000/009/0000000916_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Polly Wossnames on June 22, 2012, 03:31:32 PM
I've thoroughly enjoyed this thread thus far, pleasing lack of the usual ones from those lists of "worst album covers" and, thankfully, nobody seems to have posted that quite clearly fake Cody Matherson album.

So, while I'm here:

(http://i.imgur.com/6y5gS.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/c8P0Q.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/v7FJw.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on June 23, 2012, 08:05:16 PM
Sub-Maurice Sendak OTT cross hatching artwork/ shit font abomination for an alright 2005 chill-out album

(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/5267/dustedsafefromharm52356.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on July 03, 2012, 12:28:12 PM
Oh no. Oh, please, no.

(http://www.theinsoundfromwayout.com/wp-content/uploads/the-go-betweens-quiet-heart-the-best-of.gif)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on July 03, 2012, 12:35:46 PM
Heh. "Make it as hipster as possible. Seriously, as many hipster cliches as you can fit on there" was the request for that cover.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on July 03, 2012, 12:37:27 PM
"I like..."
"OLD MOOVIEEES"
"like The Godfather..."
"THREEEEEEEE"
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on July 03, 2012, 12:41:38 PM
"I like old albums..."
"Like Spring Hill Fair.
"It's not considered the best..."
"But that's just me."

You hear that whirring sound? It's Grant McLennan spinning in his grave.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: mcbpete on July 03, 2012, 12:44:08 PM
Sub-Maurice Sendak OTT cross hatching artwork/ shit font abomination for an alright 2005 chill-out album

(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/5267/dustedsafefromharm52356.jpg)
What the hell, my version wasn't called that and didn't look at all that rough:

(http://991.com/newGallery/Dusted-When-We-Were-Youn-269084.jpg)

(and came out about 5 years earlier)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Clatty McCutcheon on July 03, 2012, 12:44:25 PM
That sleeve does look like some kind of terrible hipster dating advert but it could be worse.  I bought some Go-Betweens re-issues in the late 90s, and they all have covers in this hideous style, which seemed naff and dated even then and look like something a 1980s graphic design student might have knocked up in 10 minutes for a free Sunday newspaper giveaway CD:

(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ0V6l6TJ-dZhl37HfxZY7qH8vXNsZxRRE1h9dmYdVDf25pPS7YBA)
(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQO_Dcow-TQG303lG5Cr6ZD-6HcYZ_mBCqsN8Pu8LCygBmK68_2)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: gabrielconroy on July 03, 2012, 12:46:17 PM
I think this one has the greatest disparity between quality of the cover art (which looks like they hired a drunk blind man to do it on MS Paint) and the music.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_4BO-nX-j9B0/S-aErUF-yDI/AAAAAAAATgY/FaOOPJA0HJ8/s640/brian-eno-john-cale%5B1%5D.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on July 03, 2012, 02:14:51 PM
That sleeve does look like some kind of terrible hipster dating advert but it could be worse.  I bought some Go-Betweens re-issues in the late 90s, and they all have covers in this hideous style, which seemed naff and dated even then and look like something a 1980s graphic design student might have knocked up in 10 minutes for a free Sunday newspaper giveaway CD:

(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ0V6l6TJ-dZhl37HfxZY7qH8vXNsZxRRE1h9dmYdVDf25pPS7YBA)
(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQO_Dcow-TQG303lG5Cr6ZD-6HcYZ_mBCqsN8Pu8LCygBmK68_2)

They were horrendous, weren't they? Didn't they have the proper sleeves on the inner side of the booklets though? And at least the spines matched.

These were pretty crap too.

(http://jukeboxparables.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/16-lovers-lane.jpg?w=720)

(http://www.silverdisc.com/images/6/607618202026.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on July 03, 2012, 02:22:51 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61sMqWwumIL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Kane Jones on July 03, 2012, 08:51:11 PM
Yeah, it's pretty incredible the amount of hits he's written. He co-wrote all of Alice Cooper's 'Trash' album too. Very active in the gay rights scene too, so fair play to him. (album cover is rubbish though)

As well as Alice's Trash album and Jovi's Livin' On A Prayer, he also co-wrote You Give Love A Bad Name, Bad Medicine and Keep The Faith as well as these ones;

Aerosmith - Dude Looks Like A Lady
Kiss - I Was Made For Loving You (and countless other Kiss songs)
Cher - Just Like Jesse James
Michael Bolton - How Can We Be Lovers
and er..
Robbie Williams - Old Before I Die
The Baha Men - Who Let The Dogs Out

There was a time in the 80s where he was shitting platinum selling hair metal all over the place.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on July 06, 2012, 02:45:00 PM
(http://cdn3.pitchfork.com/albums/17966/homepage_large.ced75732.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thecuriousorange on July 08, 2012, 11:51:49 PM
(http://www.king-crimson.com/images/covers/poseidon.jpg)

Ah ha ha ha, good one. Wait you're serious? And it was the direct follow up to a great album cover.

(http://www.daniel-site.com/filestore/images/products/20101111_daniel_new.jpg)

Love the realistic snow in the foreground.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Clatty McCutcheon on July 09, 2012, 12:11:39 AM
O'Donnell can't hold a candle to Tommy Scott, the true king of the influential woollen mill/Highland tourbus music scene.  He can do Ireland.  And Christmas.  And everything in between.

(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSm3oyxOobJYZukWWQrSFRtPS1uJS2wxclGcaQgi4-uLsZDEieN)
(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQeLbBN0B9ojKIWOmcGlVaiUCB037q3w7Kz_4YO6W_XpL34fIIs)

I have always had the greatest admiration for those Super Furry Animals, Christ only knows what they were thinking with this one:

(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTzEgaPrzRvO1vMUJ5jF9yk3GIPxvvsz0RGaczE4-4cBGBl2EwPXg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on July 09, 2012, 12:39:47 AM
That SFA cover really is piss-awful. I'm normally not adverse to complete overloads of colour and psychedelic bullshit like of Montreal or Venetian Snares covers, but that really is just horrendous. Seemingly deliberately so, but nevertheless! Awful.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on July 09, 2012, 12:43:37 AM
A new contender enters the arena -

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/c0.0.403.403/p403x403/252611_10150857118966021_522874276_n.jpg)

Animal Collective's latest album Centipede Hz

UPDATE:

(http://cdn.stereogum.com/files/2012/07/Animal-Collective-Centipede-Hz.jpg)

They changed it. I don't know why, nor do I care. Unfathomable levels of 'fans pretending not to care but really caring and the band responding to it in a way that shows they care but not a whole lot' twaddle. It's still really shit.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on July 14, 2012, 05:47:37 PM
(http://www.king-crimson.com/images/covers/poseidon.jpg)

Ah ha ha ha, good one. Wait you're serious? And it was the direct follow up to a great album cover.

Never could understand why anyone thought the first sleeve was "great", although it seems to be consensus.

(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/318457/pics/king-crimson-in-the-court.jpg)

Likewise, I suppose, I'm a fan of the band but never wanted to own that first album (preferring the Lark's/Starless/Red trilogy, including the covers).
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: ziggy starbucks on July 14, 2012, 05:53:35 PM
(http://images.uulyrics.com/cover/r/richard-thompson/album-amnesia.jpg)

The album itself is typical of Thompson's material at his time (1/2 brilliant 1/2 not so much) but its a truly terrible cover

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Ted-Maul on July 14, 2012, 06:49:28 PM
(http://musicmp3spb.org/images/s/sensational_alex_harvey_band/fzalvation234615830819ce6db5c3e8.jpg)

I went to see them on this tour and dutifully bought this. I seem to remember them not having much money to spend on releasing analbum but surely they could have had something less hideous? (no offence Zal)

edit-"analbum" ha ha
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: riotinlagos on July 14, 2012, 07:05:29 PM
(http://www.letradamusica.net/fotos/b/bee-gees/albuns/high-civilization-1991-bee-gees.jpg)

Plus the lead single from this album was Secret Love, a blatant rehash of Chain Reaction.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: mobias on July 14, 2012, 07:46:36 PM
O'Donnell can't hold a candle to Tommy Scott, the true king of the influential woollen mill/Highland tourbus music scene.  He can do Ireland.  And Christmas.  And everything in between.

(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSm3oyxOobJYZukWWQrSFRtPS1uJS2wxclGcaQgi4-uLsZDEieN)
(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQeLbBN0B9ojKIWOmcGlVaiUCB037q3w7Kz_4YO6W_XpL34fIIs)

I have always had the greatest admiration for those Super Furry Animals, Christ only knows what they were thinking with this one:

(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTzEgaPrzRvO1vMUJ5jF9yk3GIPxvvsz0RGaczE4-4cBGBl2EwPXg)

Is Tommy Scott still alive? I'm sure he died years ago and is now just an animatronic folk star. He's quite terrifying. He's Scotland's answer to Justin Bieber for the post menopause crowd.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazyhour on July 14, 2012, 10:44:28 PM
In honour of the recent Sparks (http://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=32303.0) thread...

(https://pileys.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/sparks-exotic-creatures-434694.jpg)

Jeepers.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Clatty McCutcheon on July 14, 2012, 11:21:25 PM
Is Tommy Scott still alive? I'm sure he died years ago and is now just an animatronic folk star. He's quite terrifying. He's Scotland's answer to Justin Bieber for the post menopause crowd.

Of course Tommy Scott is still alive.  As fit as a fiddle, in fact - look, here he is up a mountain (an ideal viewpoint to spot all those coaches full of grannies to prey upon). 

(http://images.esellerpro.com/2203/I/165/00/medscaletscottscotforevercd.jpg)

He does have a remarkable consistency of facial expression though.  You might be onto something with the animatronic theory.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: mcbpete on July 15, 2012, 07:20:56 PM
(http://cdn3.pitchfork.com/albums/17966/homepage_large.ced75732.jpg)
Aphex Twin & DJ Shadow's criminally overlooked collaboration project.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thecuriousorange on July 15, 2012, 08:57:40 PM
This:

(http://cdn.stereogum.com/files/2011/10/Tom-Waits-Bad-As-Me.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Absorb the anus burn on July 16, 2012, 12:39:30 AM
Wow! Picked this up today and it sounds as naff as I guessed it would from the progarchives / rym reviews, but the cover helps make it into a truly horrible LP.

(http://oi47.tinypic.com/hwlm5f.jpg)

Triumvirat should have stuck with their lovely mouse themed LP covers, like Spartacus and minor classic Illusions On A Double Dimple. This is... This is... This is... An abomination! I can't quite find the words, but even Skorpions would turn this down on grounds of bad taste.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Dead kate moss on July 16, 2012, 01:08:17 AM
Did someone mention ROCK?

(http://img47.imageshack.us/img47/5234/waystedywgoa1fruntad4.jpg)

(http://www.metalkingdom.net/album/cover/d61/2337_fastway_on_target.jpg)

(http://www.scottastevenson.com/images/stryper1986.jpg)

That last one is great though.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Lee Van Cleef on July 16, 2012, 09:53:23 AM
Admittedly this is meant to be awful, but still, it's awful:

(http://scareystore-xx.hxcspace.com/images/Acid_Reign_-_Obnoxious_-_Front.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Epic Bisto on July 16, 2012, 08:25:24 PM
French noise artist Costes created some really offensive but unintentionally hilarious album covers, needless to say the following examples are extremely NSFW:

Terminator Moule (http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=310244)

Fecal Master (http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=1509500)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on July 16, 2012, 10:24:01 PM
MAN OH MAN
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Don_Preston on July 16, 2012, 10:43:35 PM
(http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/4cbc2037f6ea73bbfdfe1ec3de00728a/162334.jpg)

A completely uninspired and drab sleeve when you consider the excellence of the music within.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Lee Van Cleef on July 16, 2012, 11:13:57 PM
I'm not sure what us going on here:

(http://www.invisibleoranges.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Cunt+Carnage+World+Cock+EP.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on July 17, 2012, 08:23:40 AM
I took one look at that shite and the number 3 in the name and the first thought I had was 'goregrind'. Last.fm didn't disappoint. Neither did the band though, because I wasn't actually expecting anything good.

What the fuck does that picture and title even mean? They don't add up at all. Pure fucking stupidity.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: SockPuppet on July 17, 2012, 07:52:08 PM
Only a few months old, but Akufen returns from a NINE YEAR absence with a terrible cover.

On top of that the music isn't much cop either.

(http://s.dsimg.com/image/R-3658984-1339335096-8800.jpeg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on July 17, 2012, 09:14:56 PM
Ok, it's only a daft comedy punk album but the fact The Toy Dolls commissioned fellow Geordies, Viz Comic to do the artwork, you'd think the lads would come up with something funnier than this effort.

 (http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/4528/31699.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Bobby Treetops on July 19, 2012, 10:54:21 AM
Maybe not so much of a terrible album cover (although it is shit mind) but more a terrible pun on a album cover.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/92/A_Pocket_Full_of_Miracles.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Lee Van Cleef on July 19, 2012, 07:54:04 PM
I've never been able to get my hands on a copy of this album, all I know of it is the title track which is bloody great, and the artwork is bloody awful:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61nsF1lbs6L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on July 21, 2012, 09:46:11 AM
(http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/6407/67287666.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Gulftastic on July 24, 2012, 08:44:04 PM
Maybe not so much of a terrible album cover (although it is shit mind) but more a terrible pun on a album cover.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/92/A_Pocket_Full_of_Miracles.jpg)

You want a terrible pun?

(http://www.soulstrut.com/scripts/timthumb.php?src=http://www.soulstrut.com/images/uploads/reviews/Lalo_Schifrin-Theres_A_Whole_Lalo_Schifrin_Goin_On_b.jpg&h=300&w=300&zc=1)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Bobby Treetops on July 25, 2012, 06:21:29 PM
You want a terrible pun?

(http://www.soulstrut.com/scripts/timthumb.php?src=http://www.soulstrut.com/images/uploads/reviews/Lalo_Schifrin-Theres_A_Whole_Lalo_Schifrin_Goin_On_b.jpg&h=300&w=300&zc=1)

I found this while parusing the internet.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2343/2407332536_d13af491bc_o.jpg)

Maybe we should start a new 'Bad puns on album covers' thread.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on July 25, 2012, 07:03:25 PM
They'll be digging up those chicks by the time I'm finished with them!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Hangthebuggers on July 25, 2012, 07:31:58 PM
The lack of health and safety on the 'I dig chicks' album cover tends to subdue my aroused state.

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Mustow Green on July 25, 2012, 07:39:57 PM
The latest Ministry record has an appalling cover

(http://www.newreleasesnow.com/art/Ministry--Relapse-album-cover.jpg)

but they do have form

(http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/12b5df79386b57d56019c1945f102492/1886.jpg)

which is a shame as some of their artwork is great.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: mbedd on July 25, 2012, 08:22:42 PM
Here's some jolly ones from GGHF, a band I used to listen to at Uni. Smashing tunes with titles like 'Dead Men Don’t Rape' and lyrics such as...

'I sit on your grave as you lie there rotting, I SHIT on your grave AS MAGGOTS EAT YOUR BOD-AAAAY!!!, AS MAGGOTS EAT YOUR BODY, AS MAGGOTS EAT YOUR BODY, I shit on your grave AS MAGGOTS EAT YOUR BOD-AAAAAAAY!!!'

Pretty dreadful really. Anyway I have fond memories of them, because of a time when a few of us bloody students had become a bit too refreshed on experimentations. The album had finished about 15 minutes previous, but we couldn't be arsed to put anything else on. My friend had just completed Starwing on the SNES without seeming to be watching the screen, and we we all generally talking cack.

Then we all heard some warped noises, and mutilated voice explaining how he killed some woman in a messed up monotone voice. It really freaked us all out and seemed to go on for ages, we could not work out where it was coming from. Then the CD stopped with a whirr-clunk, and we realised it was a hidden track.
Just listened to a few songs of theirs now, quite quite embarrassing.

So here are GGFH's awful covers

(http://www.mbedd.com/pictures/ggfh2.jpg)

(http://www.mbedd.com/pictures/ggfh1.jpg)


I love the optimism of calling it Volume 1

(http://www.mbedd.com/pictures/vol1.jpg)

The only scary thing is, the main one stopped the band to start a graphics company.

If for some reason you want to hear what they sound like...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0cZhT5UV9A 
The funny stuff kicks in at 2.45.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on July 26, 2012, 10:23:38 AM
(http://static.nme.com/images/gallery/batforlashesalbumsleeve.jpg)

How fucking desperate. Plus, her face and hair makes her look a bit like Dr. Zira in Planet of the Apes.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Neville Chamberlain on July 26, 2012, 03:24:34 PM
Genesis P. Orridge has let itself go.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on July 26, 2012, 04:04:34 PM
Genesis P. Orridge has let itself go.

Fucking hell, yeah! Ha ha!

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on July 26, 2012, 05:01:55 PM
Still a thinking man's Lily Allen. Terrible cover though
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on July 26, 2012, 05:14:36 PM
Get a broom for this one. I met Bat For Lashes, Natascha Khan recently at a friend's recording studio. She was doing a spoken word piece. All the men fell pathetically in love with her that afternoon. What a beautiful and lovely person she is. I didn't know much about her until that day and have become quite smitten. And I'm not quite old enough to realistically be her father which makes a refreshing change.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Epic Bisto on July 26, 2012, 11:39:43 PM
I met her too - at ATP vs the Fans way back in 2007 - she was a lovely and sweet lass. I like her two albums a lot and she's good live. The new album cover is a bit dodgy though (you can almost see her nush).
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on July 27, 2012, 08:30:36 PM
She also has an impossibly proper League Of Gentlemen 'Local' puckish nose that I now realise I have a fetish about.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on July 28, 2012, 01:37:40 PM
Who agreed to this ugly artwork? What does it mean? Why has she got a hand drawn by Mad magazine's Don Martin?(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/4256/1337256700mommagravyadi.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: QDRPHNC on July 28, 2012, 04:14:27 PM
Who agreed to this ugly artwork? What does it mean? Why has she got a hand drawn by Mad magazine's Don Martin?(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/4256/1337256700mommagravyadi.jpg)

I like that quite a bit ackshully.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on July 28, 2012, 04:43:35 PM
I like that quite a bit ackshully.

Fair enough. The colours are nice, I suppose.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: good times on July 28, 2012, 06:38:32 PM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Kv8XArhHRhc/TY7wa0LgQeI/AAAAAAAAAC0/nmSgoCO0oGM/s1600/winning_days.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Norton Canes on July 30, 2012, 11:03:22 PM
Just noticed this one, don't know if it's taken a bow here already:

(http://nodatatv.auburn.feralhosting.com/images//2012/07/Beacon.jpg)

Woah.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on August 09, 2012, 08:10:36 PM
(http://exystence.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Aretha.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Gulftastic on August 09, 2012, 08:28:04 PM
At least she has the good grace to look slightly embarrassed.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thecuriousorange on August 09, 2012, 10:13:40 PM
Another terrible album sleeve pun:

(http://www.rockofages.uk.com/stock/14234.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Phil_A on August 09, 2012, 10:40:44 PM
Another terrible album sleeve pun:

(http://www.rockofages.uk.com/stock/14234.jpg)

Also, isn't that a nailgun he's holding rather than a drill, so the pun doesn't even work! Oh, Rodge.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Egyptian Feast on August 10, 2012, 12:21:31 PM
At least she has the good grace to look slightly embarrassed.

She has no excuse for this one, as she did the ghastly sleeve art herself. Still the ugliest album in my collection:

(http://images.wikia.com/lyricwiki/images/d/db/Aretha_Franklin_-_Hey_Now_Hey_%28The_Other_Side_Of_The_Sky%29.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Ignatius_S on August 10, 2012, 01:15:40 PM
Just noticed this one, don't know if it's taken a bow here already:

(http://nodatatv.auburn.feralhosting.com/images//2012/07/Beacon.jpg)

Woah.

Hee, I've now realised that some of the promotional images are the cover but without the name - I recently received a record store email newsletter that used it upside down.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Lee Van Cleef on August 10, 2012, 02:46:53 PM
Who agreed to this ugly artwork? What does it mean? Why has she got a hand drawn by Mad magazine's Don Martin?(http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/4256/1337256700mommagravyadi.jpg)

You'd think a woman with that bad a Cadfael would just shave the lot off.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thecuriousorange on August 10, 2012, 07:12:37 PM
(http://images.wikia.com/lyricwiki/images/9/94/Primitive_Cool.jpg)

Also, the cover of this book by heavy metal bass player/born again Christian "Fieldy" reminded me of this thread:

(http://ebooks-imgs.connect.com/product/400/000/000/000/000/127/451/400000000000000127451_s4.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thenoise on August 10, 2012, 07:49:03 PM
The talk of noise/industrial in another thread reminded me - prolific noise legend Merzbow puts out a new album every week and some of them - especially those whose artwork is done/helped by his daughter Jenny - have truly atrocious artwork.

Some examples:

(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/TRUEtkWyfkY/0.jpg)

(http://images.pricerunner.com/product/image/116879934/Merzbow-Merzbear.jpg)

(http://oi53.tinypic.com/2z4yf4g.jpg)

(http://s.dsimg.com/image/R-1451672-1270227777.jpeg)

(http://s.dsimg.com/image/R-23337-1210952894.jpeg)
just bought photoshop - may as well put out an album.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Epic Bisto on August 10, 2012, 08:18:17 PM
The talk of noise/industrial in another thread reminded me - prolific noise legend Merzbow puts out a new album every week and some of them - especially those whose artwork is done/helped by his daughter Jenny - have truly atrocious artwork.

(http://s.dsimg.com/image/R-1451672-1270227777.jpeg)

I quite like this one, it's quite cute. But the others are well gash bruv. I'm not 100% into noise anyway and I really don't like Merzbow, but at least the likes of Kevin Drumm and Whitehouse can create good noise and good sleeves.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: PaulTMA on August 11, 2012, 04:53:04 PM
Genesis P. Orridge has let itself go.

How about http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uLtriXokSE&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uLtriXokSE&feature=related)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Textface on August 21, 2012, 08:20:02 PM
(http://www.heart.co.uk/u/apps/asset_manager/uploaded/2012/26/george-michael-white-light-1340807751.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: ziggy starbucks on August 21, 2012, 09:50:39 PM
(http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh164/mm21_bucket/georgemichaelbald.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Epic Bisto on August 21, 2012, 10:38:57 PM
FastLoveTM is brought to you by Canine TeethTM
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on August 21, 2012, 10:56:42 PM
Is that new album full of Velvet Underground covers?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Dusty Gozongas on August 22, 2012, 01:25:06 AM
Ah. Ninjas in bear suits. A cracker of an album, that one.

Quote
(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c368/arqarqa/Untitled.png)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: chand on August 22, 2012, 03:44:15 PM
I like the Merzbear cover. Though it's not as good as that one that came in a heavy-as-fuck marble box:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3c/MetamorphismCover2.jpeg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on August 22, 2012, 04:27:43 PM
(http://www.heart.co.uk/u/apps/asset_manager/uploaded/2012/26/george-michael-white-light-1340807751.jpg)

Gawd, he looks like a creepy kebab shop owner
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Gavin M on August 22, 2012, 04:33:20 PM
To be fair, this was just a single release and as nearly all singles are now purchased digitally I don't think that picture is meant to be of any use beyond thumbnail size.  It's not like he's released an actual LP with that as the cover.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thecuriousorange on August 25, 2012, 04:32:24 PM
(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/4149/cover_3556171512009.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: HappyTree on August 26, 2012, 10:14:19 AM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_dDi-BqR2Owo/S_9OfvPc5cI/AAAAAAAABg0/J-jBeDmXa5Q/s1600/Brian%2BMay%2B-%2BAnother%2BWorld%2B-%2BFront.jpg)

My unhealthy obsession with Brian May continues unabashed, yet I have always thought this album cover was a bit naff. Not only is the idea only fit for a Facebook update, but his hair isn't long enough to mimic the tree properly and his arms dangle down, breaking the line. What's more, after thoughtlessly thrusting this unsuspecting tree into the limelight, hordes of tourists now climb on it and are ruining it.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Retinend on August 26, 2012, 01:01:52 PM
an ugly classic

(http://991.com/newGallery/Bob-Marley-Uprising-300167.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Beagle 2 on August 26, 2012, 01:17:17 PM
(http://p.playserver1.com/ProductImages/5/5/1/5/6/9/3/3/33965155_700x700min_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on August 26, 2012, 01:37:42 PM
Is that terrible because it is simply terrible, or terrible because it wants to be terrible?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Beagle 2 on August 26, 2012, 02:51:59 PM
See, the thing is I actually love the Darkness, and I do realise that they're trying to do stupid over the top album covers. But I think they could do it much better! They've all been ugly as shit so far.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Retinend on August 26, 2012, 09:24:37 PM
I have to talk myself out of liking it: inside, think it's a well-made echo of that "This Is Spinal Tap" discography scene. The figurative painting is actually quite subtle - like how the top one, erm, plays with the honey by lifting her finger vertically up. It's very animated like that. The cardboard creases are also a nice touch.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Bobby Treetops on August 28, 2012, 11:34:22 AM
I give you Shut Up & Dance - Dance Before The Police Come

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mNk89kmuy1s/Tg1S8bhjIlI/AAAAAAAAAMs/rHV1XhNm6PM/s1600/shutupanddance.jpg)

Despite the shit album cover it's a great bit of early 90s British Hip Hop/Breakbeat/Hardcore but I can never forgive them for 'I'm Raving, I'm Raving'.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on August 28, 2012, 11:36:50 AM
I think you'll find my name amongst the credits on that album (I had nothing to do with the cover).
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on August 28, 2012, 11:43:40 AM
I think you'll find my name amongst the credits on that album (I had nothing to do with the cover).

Did you make the pants?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: mcbpete on August 28, 2012, 11:46:57 AM
I give you Shut Up & Dance - Dance Before The Police Come

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mNk89kmuy1s/Tg1S8bhjIlI/AAAAAAAAAMs/rHV1XhNm6PM/s1600/shutupanddance.jpg)

Includes free 7'' what ?!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on August 28, 2012, 11:48:10 AM
Includes free 7'' what ?!

Pizza, hence the knives.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thecuriousorange on August 28, 2012, 07:37:18 PM
Music eh? What better way to sum up an intimate moment between a man and a woman...

(http://blog.funkygog.de/data/2007/01/ohio-players-ecstasy-cover-cd-front.jpg)

And, erm, another man. This isn't going to end well.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Absorb the anus burn on September 03, 2012, 01:00:43 AM
(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/4149/cover_3556171512009.jpg)

Budgie are one of the few hard rock acts I really like.... But their covers are a mix of the hilarious and creepy.

Talking of hilarious and creepy...

(http://oi47.tinypic.com/f2ltmc.jpg)

This just induced a fit of giggles... Karlheinz as Mr. Potato Head.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Crabwalk on September 04, 2012, 08:59:06 AM
I saw this LP for sale on a market stall yesterday and had to stifle guffaws:

(http://fyferant.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/sad-cafe-fanx1.jpg)

The band logo alone is priceless.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on September 04, 2012, 09:17:13 AM
Is that Kenny Powers exiting the room?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on September 04, 2012, 10:56:42 AM
The new Dylan is pretty shoddy

(http://exystence.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Bob-Dylan.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Townmouse on September 04, 2012, 11:09:45 AM
I saw this LP for sale on a market stall yesterday and had to stifle guffaws:

(http://fyferant.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/sad-cafe-fanx1.jpg)

The band logo alone is priceless.

I've nicked this. "FANX TA-RA". Fucking wonderful.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Clatty McCutcheon on September 04, 2012, 11:49:29 AM
Is that Kenny Powers exiting the room?

I thought he was holding a very long snooker cue in his left hand for a moment.  Ta-ra luv, I'm off for a bit of potting practice!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Clatty McCutcheon on September 04, 2012, 11:50:29 AM
The new Dylan is pretty shoddy

(http://exystence.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Bob-Dylan.jpg)

Ah, Tempest by Bob Dylan.  Pour Homme.  Pour Femme.  Now you too can smell like the musky Minnesotan.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Absorb the anus burn on September 04, 2012, 01:43:39 PM
I saw this LP for sale on a market stall yesterday and had to stifle guffaws:

(http://fyferant.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/sad-cafe-fanx1.jpg)

The band logo alone is priceless.

Like a salvia trip vision of "Here Come The Warm Jets" (with even a cameo by one Eno's 'Tiger Mountain' citizens in Chinese labourer attire.)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: CaledonianGonzo on September 04, 2012, 03:34:38 PM
(http://wwwrollingstones.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/themes/rolling-stones-2012/img/grrr/cover420.jpg)

At some later date this may well end up in the 'So bad it's good' category, but I'll be ruddy surprised.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Crabwalk on September 04, 2012, 03:53:52 PM
What. The. Fuck.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Phil_A on September 04, 2012, 05:52:37 PM
(http://991.com/newgallery/Ted-Nugent-Scream-Dream-411614.jpg)

An old favourite from "The Nuge", as no-one calls him.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Bobby Treetops on September 05, 2012, 12:13:38 AM
(http://wwwrollingstones.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/themes/rolling-stones-2012/img/grrr/cover420.jpg)

At some later date this may well end up in the 'So bad it's good' category, but I'll be ruddy surprised.

A box set this time but still has a seriously shit cover.

(http://cdn.7static.com/static/img/sleeveart/00/012/224/0001222470_350.jpg)

Lips, an eye and...what is that? I know what it looks like but I haven't seen one of those up close for a while.

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Absorb the anus burn on September 07, 2012, 01:21:37 AM
I can forgive David Byrne many things. His weak album with Fatboy Slim about Imelda Marcos; his butchering of 'Lazy' on TOTP; his lousy acting in 'This Must Be The Place'...

But this LP sleeve is worthy of Dante's Inferno.

(http://oi50.tinypic.com/142cthk.jpg)

The idea seemingly borrowed from a twenty year old advertising campaign for Toblerone.

(http://oi47.tinypic.com/11j915g.jpg)

A campaign that likely did nothing for chocolate sales... And I predict it will not help shift units of 'Love This Giant'.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on September 07, 2012, 04:30:22 AM
I can forgive David Byrne many things. His weak album with Fatboy Slim about Imelda Marcos; his butchering of 'Lazy' on TOTP; his lousy acting in 'This Must Be The Place'...

But this LP sleeve is worthy of Dante's Inferno.

(http://oi50.tinypic.com/142cthk.jpg)



Looks like a platter of minerals
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: samadriel on September 07, 2012, 03:44:31 PM
Yes, I can't imagine why they distorted Miss St Vincent's face like that, it looks really painful and creepy.  The two tracks they've put out are pretty good though, looking forward to the album.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Absorb the anus burn on September 07, 2012, 11:41:15 PM
(http://oi50.tinypic.com/mr5p8y.jpg)

The photo screams "child sex offenders" cheaply pasted over a bile-tinged print with a surrealist bent that falls half way between obvious and trite.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on September 08, 2012, 07:11:14 AM
The photo is screaming (other) CaB posters to me.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on September 10, 2012, 06:20:26 PM
I think its a single

(http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/81750287/Theme+From+Snuff+Box.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thecuriousorange on September 10, 2012, 07:52:42 PM
I don't think that counts as he's trying to be kitsch on purpose. That Darkness one doesn't count either.[nb]"Who died and made you the boss of the thread?" you may be asking. [/nb]
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: ziggy starbucks on September 11, 2012, 12:50:59 PM
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/7582/marcalmondjacquesbadalb.jpg)

Marc Almond covers Jacques Brel with disastrous results for both the cover and the contents
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thecuriousorange on September 11, 2012, 09:26:38 PM
Inventive title for this covers record:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4A9KNsYVyJk/Tmufu_SjUXI/AAAAAAAAIjU/OV7WjYwC9s8/s400/monten_hugo_neilsdiam_102b.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Gavin M on September 13, 2012, 05:38:28 PM
Guys, you're not seriously going to put your new LP out like this, are you?

(http://img.metro.co.uk/i/pix/2012/09/13/article-1347523561105-14FA8DBE000005DC-683312_466x468.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on September 13, 2012, 07:41:21 PM
Guys, you're not seriously going to put your new LP out like this, are you?

(http://img.metro.co.uk/i/pix/2012/09/13/article-1347523561105-14FA8DBE000005DC-683312_466x468.jpg)

You have to be fucking kidding?  That stinks.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on September 13, 2012, 07:45:58 PM
You'll be telling me that...

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/42/Tortoise-TNT_%28album_cover%29.jpg)

...is a terrible album cover next.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Hangthebuggers on September 14, 2012, 03:12:12 AM
(http://sj.foodsci.info/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/album-cover-crap-86_coverbrowser_com.jpg?w=300)

Bindun Shirely?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on September 14, 2012, 11:26:05 AM
(http://sj.foodsci.info/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/album-cover-crap-86_coverbrowser_com.jpg?w=300)

Bindun Shirely?

I think it's quite witty. You do know it's a parody of this classic?

(http://imageshack.us/a/img694/369/whippedcreamandotherdel.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Jemble Fred on September 14, 2012, 11:31:26 AM
Yes, but about 80% of the nominations in this thread are perfectly decent album covers, with a further quarter of those being actively great.

The Matt Berry one is foul, though, obviously.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Bobby Treetops on September 19, 2012, 03:24:56 PM
Jesus

(http://www.thebaybridged.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Thee-Oh-Sees-Putrifiers-II-590x520.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thecuriousorange on September 22, 2012, 03:12:46 AM
Yes this is real:

(http://www.sharpemusicireland.com/Images/ProductImages/Music%20Sml/declan_nerney_-_3_way_love_affair.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Gulftastic on September 22, 2012, 08:54:27 AM
He looks like he's mid-shit.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on September 26, 2012, 09:23:50 PM
Storm Thorgerson, for fuck's sake. I swear all of his recent work is a big forcibly surreal high contrast thing in the foreground and then someone being like "ooh I'm wearing red like in the film Don't Look Now, WHAT AN EVOCATIVE COLOUR RED IS" or "argh I got acid on my face and I'm really sad about that" in the background. Or vice versa. Or both sharing the same area of the image. Often naked because that's like so beautiful, man, the human form. Or in a suit and looking at the big weird item. Totally introspective.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_W4BiZDbxhcc/TRWjC3S98XI/AAAAAAAAAdQ/txgvbUaLY1c/s1600/De-loused+in+the+Comatorium.jpg)

(http://www.biffyclyro.com/ugc-1/gallery/79/82.jpg)

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/e6/6d/0125228348a00b3c26aec010.L.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pnetuR8BAHU/TVQPCiZj23I/AAAAAAAAAok/7-KxfwZQ2gA/s1600/SteveMillerBand.jpg)

(http://www.sonicabuse.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Floyd.jpg)

(http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20070901150704/lyricwiki/images/7/79/Styx_-_Cyclorama.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kNV9P-ls-v4/TiiSt0yHR7I/AAAAAAAAAUc/oZR72-Qb5TU/s1600/your_codename_is_milo_-_ignoto_large.jpg)

FUCKING RUBBISH.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on September 26, 2012, 09:25:20 PM
^yup, all renowned for being abysmal.

Here's one courtesy of Facebook's 'Awkward Band and Musician Photos':

(http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/523643_276410642471756_2065258775_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on September 26, 2012, 09:34:24 PM
Paul McCartney really used to look a lot like Maggie Thatcher, didn't he?

The thing with Storm Thorgerson's art is that he's done some really fucking great work over the years, but he's so incredibly hit-and-miss with a far higher miss ratio, I really can't see why he's still such a celebrated artist. It's almost as if art is subjective or something. But even subjectivity doesn't excuse shit like a bunch of blokes in suits looking at a fucking giant artificial carrot in the sky. Dross.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: CaledonianGonzo on September 26, 2012, 09:38:21 PM
Wot no Mr. Love Pants?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on September 26, 2012, 09:39:20 PM
DON'T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON THAT. It's actually almost acceptable, it would be so great if it weren't for the pointless diving stuntman in the background. Piss off with your people in the background.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on September 26, 2012, 10:45:35 PM
I fucking hate Storm Thorgerson. He happened to get a lucky break by doing the Floyd album covers, and admittedly did his best work for them in the early days (the post-Waters sleeves and his video for 'High Hopes' are reliably appalling), but practically everything he's put his name to, with or without the Hipgnosis tag, is enough to make you want to gouge your eyes out. And yet he's seen as this elder statesman of sleeve design, so people still give him work and he's able to trot out another collection of his artwork every five years or so. CUNT.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on September 27, 2012, 12:52:32 AM
The Move. Looks like the result of a mock O Level art exam.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img138/2465/messagez.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: monkfromhavana on September 27, 2012, 01:07:38 PM
How about these likely lads?
http://www.soundbytesrecords.com/images/scans/wm14352lg.jpg (http://www.soundbytesrecords.com/images/scans/wm14352lg.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on September 27, 2012, 01:49:22 PM
How about these likely lads?
http://www.soundbytesrecords.com/images/scans/wm14352lg.jpg (http://www.soundbytesrecords.com/images/scans/wm14352lg.jpg)

Was that taken at the Doncaster CaB meet?

A young SMBH on the left there.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: non capisco on September 27, 2012, 02:00:03 PM
^yup, all renowned for being abysmal.

Here's one courtesy of Facebook's 'Awkward Band and Musician Photos':

(http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/523643_276410642471756_2065258775_n.jpg)

Sublime. Ringo looks like my Mum's mate Christine.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Pepotamo1985 on September 27, 2012, 02:08:21 PM
Fuck me that Steve Miller Band cover is TERRIBLE!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on September 28, 2012, 03:51:17 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61KJ3HtqiuL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: CaledonianGonzo on September 28, 2012, 08:38:28 PM
I'd been toying with going to see him next week, but the thought that he might be extensively playing tracks from an album called Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood has given pause for thought.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thecuriousorange on October 01, 2012, 05:55:06 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_aL88DfAfsMQ/SMlkc6Eg84I/AAAAAAAABLA/7442jRj_Yp8/s400/51NX85QR04L._SS400_.jpg)

Hahahahahahahaha, ok let's see the real cover. Oh.

And those are clearly man hands.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thecuriousorange on October 01, 2012, 06:01:04 PM

(http://www.biffyclyro.com/ugc-1/gallery/79/82.jpg)

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/e6/6d/0125228348a00b3c26aec010.L.jpg)


Glad he's not just rehashing the same ideas. Unless they're for the same band and that naked man's their "thing". If so, worst "thing" ever.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Beep Cleep Chimney on October 01, 2012, 06:15:50 PM
Storm Thorgerson, for fuck's sake.
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pnetuR8BAHU/TVQPCiZj23I/AAAAAAAAAok/7-KxfwZQ2gA/s1600/SteveMillerBand.jpg)
FUCKING RUBBISH.

I've seen those others before, but that Steve Miller Band effort's new to me.  Fuck me, that's appalling.  Can't believe that's real.  Looks like something one of our more adept Photoshoppers would have made up in the other thread.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: scarecrow on October 01, 2012, 08:04:10 PM
I'd been toying with going to see him next week, but the thought that he might be extensively playing tracks from an album called Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood has given pause for thought.
Yeah? Well maybe steer clear of this anti-drugs video he recently presented (soundtracked by the Velvet's first LP). It's pretty strange too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbIDJ7lNHik

The new cover art is the least of my worries.

[spoiler]Recent Cale setlists can be found here, FYI: http://blogger.xs4all.nl/werksman/category/3194.aspx[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: monkfromhavana on October 01, 2012, 09:28:19 PM
From the rave era:

(http://tinyurl.com/cduh9z3)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on October 01, 2012, 09:40:02 PM
Another bad Storm cover

(http://static.musictoday.com/store/bands/469/product_large/UYAP21.JPG)

Although I do think he has done enough great covers to get a pass for all these terrible ones
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on October 01, 2012, 11:11:57 PM
Another Storm T sleeve but I don't think this is terrible, just a bit unremarkable.
Fantastic lost Power Pop classic though. August Everywhere by Blinker The Star (1999) Fans of Jellyfish and late XTC apply.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img843/1892/blinkerthestar.jpg)

No, fuck it,  it's grown on me looking at it again tonight.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on October 02, 2012, 09:58:37 AM
From the rave era:

(http://tinyurl.com/cduh9z3)

Two pages earlier...

I give you Shut Up & Dance - Dance Before The Police Come

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mNk89kmuy1s/Tg1S8bhjIlI/AAAAAAAAAMs/rHV1XhNm6PM/s1600/shutupanddance.jpg)

Despite the poo album cover it's a great bit of early 90s British Hip Hop/Breakbeat/Hardcore but I can never forgive them for 'I'm Raving, I'm Raving'.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: monkfromhavana on October 02, 2012, 10:52:41 AM
So good i had to put it up twice.

Seriously, i should pay more attention.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on October 02, 2012, 04:38:30 PM
I like the honesty of whoever writes the descriptions of stock on the Honest Jon's website shop.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8460/8047438797_1e572d3f39_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: non capisco on October 04, 2012, 04:29:30 PM
(http://www.biffyclyro.com/ugc-1/gallery/79/82.jpg)

Why is he looking so pained? The missing piece is right next to him! He doesn't even need to get up!

Although if it's because it looks like Biffy Clyro are about to come in and start playing then fair enough.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Crabwalk on October 04, 2012, 05:42:47 PM
(http://i456.photobucket.com/albums/qq282/rdm1977/biffy.jpg)

The bugger's still not happy.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Neomod on October 09, 2012, 12:13:32 AM
Hmmmmm.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/gallery/2012/oct/08/worst-album-sleeves-pictures

Purely coincidental obviously.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on October 09, 2012, 06:12:30 PM
The Guardian can absolutely FUCK OFF with that list. The Vulgar Display of Power artwork is amazing and that Neil Young sleeve is great too.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Phil_A on October 09, 2012, 06:28:37 PM
Agreed, and Neil Young's had much worse album covers than that:

(http://imageshack.us/a/img819/2161/neilyoungforkintheroadc.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: phantom_power on October 10, 2012, 11:06:47 AM
The White Album? One of the most iconic album sleeves in history? One of the worst? Fuck off!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on October 10, 2012, 11:08:52 AM
The White Album? One of the most iconic album sleeves in history? One of the worst? Fuck off!

It's the Guardian trying to be all controversial and stuff!!!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on October 10, 2012, 12:16:15 PM
The White Album? One of the most iconic album sleeves in history? One of the worst? Fuck off!
Eh?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on October 10, 2012, 01:13:56 PM
It's right up there with Smell the Glove.

I'm sure there was an earlier "worst album cover" thread where somebody posted Zuma and I was able to change that person's mind with an explanation of the drawing. Or was that another forum?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: chand on October 10, 2012, 07:42:14 PM
It's the Guardian trying to be all controversial and stuff!!!

It's not that controversial, lots of people have said it's shit before. And it is.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thecuriousorange on October 10, 2012, 08:02:58 PM
It's not that controversial, lots of people have said it's shit before. And it is.

No it's great, coming as it did immediately after the technicolour dream party of the Sgt Peppers sleeve.
Blank sleeve for the album with no title. The later CD version (shown in that Guardian article) ruins it as it has The BEATLES written in big dark letters.

(http://mobile.collectorsfrenzy.com/gallery/110940845012.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Thomas on October 10, 2012, 08:24:02 PM
Exhausted Jurassic Park caretaker accepts Velociraptor-themed fate.

(http://www.track4-info.de/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Morrissey-Sword-Cover-2009-.jpg)

EDIT: OH. The tags assure me that this one's been posted already. Those who cannot remember the past...
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: chand on October 10, 2012, 08:56:57 PM
No it's great, coming as it did immediately after the technicolour dream party of the Sgt Peppers sleeve.

Nobody would think it was great it if wasn't The Beatles though.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on October 10, 2012, 09:00:01 PM
Agreed, and Neil Young's had much worse album covers than that:

(http://imageshack.us/a/img819/2161/neilyoungforkintheroadc.jpg)

Fucking hell, if you're going to use a handwriting font... ugh, that makes me utterly sick to the back teeth. LOOK AT THE FUCKING 'N'. Yeah, fair enough they've used the upper/lower case 'n's in his name so it at least looks a bit more naturally handwritten but then the same bastard appears at the bottom so it makes the whole thing entirely redundant. Not to mention the fact that every 'o' on there is identical. And why, if you're going to go to the effort of using different cases in the artist name, would you not do the same thing for the two 'r's present in the album title? It's fucking baffling, seriously.

There's a wild contradiction of effort/laziness involved here that blows my mind. Just FIND ANOTHER FONT, man! I'm sure that would have taken far less time than fannying about with the casing like that, especially considering the fact that the guy seemingly chose literally the first handwriting font he could find, because that is absolutely dismal. Actually, you know what would take even less time? If you actually use your hand to pick up a fucking pen and write the cunting words yourself you abhorrent twat of a designer.

I'm going out on a limb here to suggest that this is the worst album cover I have ever seen. Why is the photo such awful quality? Why is there a black border on the bottom only? (I assume the border on the right hand side is actually something in the shot? If not, why is that border thicker?) Why the fuck didn't they use the same font size for the title as well? What is that in the background, a clotheshorse or something? That hat is bollocks as well. Sort it out Neil.

Jesus.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thecuriousorange on October 10, 2012, 09:09:44 PM
You want a bad album cover from a renowned sixties band?

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/df/Rolling_Stones_-_Their_Satanic_Majesties_Request_-_1967_Decca_Album_cover.jpg)

Cue everyone saying they love it. It physically hurts my eyes.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on October 10, 2012, 11:07:49 PM
Especially if you're trying to spot the hidden members of The Beatles on the sleeve.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Old Thrashbarg on October 11, 2012, 12:48:18 AM
different cases

Now it is undoubtedly a terrible cover for a pretty terrible album, but all the text is upper case isn't it? Please tell me I'm not going mad and can now only see upper case letters.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Zetetic on October 11, 2012, 01:02:37 AM
I think nagsworth really means that they've used alternative glyphs for "N" in different places, which might be coded in the font as being "n" and "N".

(To be clear - the "N" in "Neil" is different to the "N" in "Young" but the same as the "N" in "In". You're right that neither "N" looks obviously lower-case.)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on October 11, 2012, 11:59:28 AM
Exhausted Jurassic Park caretaker accepts Velociraptor-themed fate.

I'm guilty of posting it more than once. It is my favourite bad album cover.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on October 11, 2012, 01:26:12 PM
Is it possible that that Neil Young font was created from Neil's own handwriting?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Rev Arthur Belling on October 11, 2012, 01:33:58 PM
I'm fairly sure that No Sleep is correct.  Neil often uses handwritten lyric sheets with his albums so this can be verified fairly easily.

More to the point, is this particular album cover really more "terrible" than 'American Stars 'n' Bars'?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Retinend on October 11, 2012, 04:56:40 PM
More to the point, is this particular album cover really more "terrible" than 'American Stars 'n' Bars'?

what?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: trotsky assortment on October 11, 2012, 05:13:12 PM
Amazed to see someone posted that Blinker The Star album a little farther up.  That must be owned by about twelve people, but it's worth the price of admission for 'Pretty Pictures' alone.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on October 11, 2012, 07:35:11 PM
Amazed to see someone posted that Blinker The Star album a little farther up.  That must be owned by about twelve people, but it's worth the price of admission for 'Pretty Pictures' alone.

It's a fantastic album. I gather they've got a new one out now.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on October 11, 2012, 08:03:37 PM
I think nagsworth really means that they've used alternative glyphs for "N" in different places, which might be coded in the font as being "n" and "N".

(To be clear - the "N" in "Neil" is different to the "N" in "Young" but the same as the "N" in "In". You're right that neither "N" looks obviously lower-case.)

Aye, sorry for the mix-up.

Is it possible that that Neil Young font was created from Neil's own handwriting?

If that's true, he has shit handwriting.

That just further confuses me... why wouldn't he have written the whole thing himself? You know, like, if he wanted his cover to look so (obviously deliberately) shit and handmade (because no one in their right mind would release that as a serious thing) then why the insanely confusing typeface dilemma that I detailed before? Is Neil Young a professional troll and I'm making myself look like a tit?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: trotsky assortment on October 13, 2012, 04:37:21 PM
Yeah, NoSleep is right.  It's not a font.  It's NY's handwriting. 

It first appeared on the front of the long out of print live album from 1973, but if memory serves, it forms an almost illegible lyric sheet with 'After The Gold Rush' three years earlier.  It's probably appeared on twenty or so of his releases to date.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Neomod on October 14, 2012, 01:46:06 PM
I was tempted to put this in the best album covers thread but thought better of it.

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbvv2iUdTt1qc1sduo1_500.jpg)

It was another time.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Queneau on October 14, 2012, 02:00:55 PM
I like it!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thecuriousorange on October 14, 2012, 09:43:15 PM
(http://image.betamonline.com/sdimages/disk18/159440.jpg)

Pinball? How old hat. Kids these days play video computer games, so you better move with the times, Who. This is THE EIGHTIES!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazyhour on October 15, 2012, 11:00:34 AM
Yeah, NoSleep is right.  It's not a font.  It's NY's handwriting.

But it's a font that's based on his handwriting, right?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Neomod on October 15, 2012, 12:26:50 PM
I doubt it. I'm guessing he wrote it, they scanned it, designer plonked it on.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: olliebean on October 15, 2012, 12:49:05 PM
No, it's clearly a font. Compare the I's, the O's, the R's, the E's, and two of the three N's. They're identical.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Neomod on October 15, 2012, 03:12:13 PM
for it to be a font all of the letters would have to be identical including the N's.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: samadriel on October 15, 2012, 03:53:12 PM
Not if the out-of-place 'n' is different due to case.  What Zetetic said.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Neomod on October 15, 2012, 04:11:34 PM
Nah, it's not different enough to be lower case.

Someone get Neil on the phone. Only he can solve this sweet little mystery.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Textface on October 15, 2012, 04:54:13 PM
Who cares really?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on October 15, 2012, 05:13:42 PM
Apparently most of his new book is about this very controversy.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on October 15, 2012, 08:16:12 PM
The White Album? One of the most iconic album sleeves in history? One of the worst? Fuck off!

White Album sleeve/comic strip fans may enjoy this tale.

http://www.topshelfcomix.com/ts2.0/white_album/1
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on October 15, 2012, 08:50:06 PM
(http://s.discogss.com/image/R-3844665-1346628563-1692.jpeg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Olarrio on October 15, 2012, 10:04:08 PM
(http://s13.postimage.org/m88uu4qfr/cheap_trick_dream_police_album_cover.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: olliebean on October 15, 2012, 10:59:07 PM
Nah, it's not different enough to be lower case.

What? It's exactly as different as they made it when they made the font. If they wanted to they could have made the lower case exactly the same as the upper case. But they didn't, they made it a bit different. "Not different enough to be lower case." Sheesh.

What's not different enough, is the other letters I mentioned, to be un-befonted handwriting.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on October 16, 2012, 01:00:07 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/PKlJi.png)

As you can clearly see from my expert MS Paint snipping, it is a goddamn font. The only difference is that the album title has been condensed very slightly (some real fucking subtle artistic integrity there, considering the rest of the image) in comparison to the artist name, where the letters are a tiny bit wider.

If I had photoshop with me I would do a proper analysis of the characters but sadly this is all I have to work with. Still, though, it's fairly bloody obvious isn't it?

Who cares really?

Are you blind to the level of discussion taking place here? Quite blatantly a few people here genuinely do care, including me.

Apparently most of his new book is about this very controversy.


Continue, please!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: ziggy starbucks on October 16, 2012, 01:11:31 PM
just maybe Neil Young's handwriting is like that. He writes every O, E and N identically. It wouldn't surprise me.

or maybe he couldn't be bothered writing the complete words down, and missed out letters. The designer then had to copy letters to fill in the gaps to make in comprehensible. I wouldn't put it past him.

or maybe Neil Young turned his own handwriting into a special font so he doesn't have to write with his hands anymore. If anyone would do that, its our Neil.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Gulftastic on October 16, 2012, 01:21:33 PM
(http://s13.postimage.org/m88uu4qfr/cheap_trick_dream_police_album_cover.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

I think that's glorious!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on October 16, 2012, 01:31:57 PM
or maybe Neil Young turned his own handwriting into a special font so he doesn't have to write with his hands anymore...

...seems like the most plausible excuse, to me. It doesn't change the fact that it's extremely baffling to the point where I want to pluck every hair from my body and writhe around in breast milk, mind, but it does make sense in a weird sort of 'this is literally my imprint' way that's only a tad more convoluted than the repeated use of a logo or other theme. The only thing that remains now is to find out where we can get a copy of this font.

Also, he's got really fuck-awful handwriting. I guess that's kind of charming and recognisable in itself, but again it seems like more the banality of an old crackpot than a really cool artistic statement. Imagine him actually explaining it: "I remember everyone used to say I had rubbish handwriting and that I'd never amount to anything unless I got my pen-handling skills in order first. Back then it was the only way to get a job. Now, though, I'm famous and I can do whatever I like, so I embraced the digital age and got my handwriting turned into a typeface for my computer. Imagine the look on my now-dead English teacher's face when he sees my horrible handwriting filling shelves of major record stores all across the world! Hey hey, my my."

And now my mind is wandering and I'm imagining him typing out letters to the relatives of his deceased drill sergeants and teachers and stuff, just being like "YOU'RE NOT SINGING ANY MORE!!!" with that same exclamation mark looking exactly the same printed three times just to really rub it in.

The Neil Young in my imagination is a cunt.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: olliebean on October 16, 2012, 02:06:30 PM
I reckon what's happened is that his name is actually handwritten, hence the N's being different, and the album title is cut-and-pasted partly from letters in his name and partly either from something else they had written down by him or by a graphic designer emulating his style of writing.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on October 16, 2012, 02:15:10 PM
The whole thing stinks. There's some underlying story we aren't seeing, and I don't like it one bit. Nope.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: ziggy starbucks on October 16, 2012, 03:51:11 PM
(http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh164/mm21_bucket/neilyoungfontanalysis.jpg)

If you compare the text on the 'Fork' album cover to Young's 'Prairie Wind' released 4 years earlier, its very similar. The 'Neil' is pretty much identical, with the exception of the lower horizontal stroke on the E. The 'Young' is very similar, especially the egg shaped O.

I think Neil Young might just have really consistent letter formation in his hand writing. I'm withdrawing my font accusation and calling it handwriting!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on October 16, 2012, 04:28:56 PM
(http://i.qkme.me/3p3wrx.jpg)

The first one is completely handwritten. the second one is unmistakably half handwrittem and half font.

The R in 'road' is an identical (albeit vectored/digitally rendered) version of the R in 'prairie'.

The N in 'neil' on both covers is identical, but the other letters in the word are not.

The N in 'wind' looks like the original source for the similarly rendered N in 'young' on the Fork cover. Ditto the ... wait.

WAIT.

The two Ns in 'young' and 'wind' on the Prairie cover are both identical as well. AND THERE ARE OTHER COMPLETELY IDENTICAL LETTERS THERE AS WELL. The I in 'neil' and the second I in 'prairie', and also the E in 'neil' and 'prairie', AAAAAND the first I in 'prairie' and the I in 'wind'...

I was just about to rule out that one not being a font entirely but WHAT THE FUCK? WHAT IS GOING ON????

Furthermore (as if this could ever go any further, jesus): Did Prairie Wind exist before Fork in the Road? Because the former, even though I've already established it is also half-typeface with pasted letters, looks to be a handwritten version which originates much further back (dear god how far) and the latter looks like a thicker, digitally rendered version.

fucking hell
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Olarrio on October 16, 2012, 05:46:34 PM
I think that's glorious!

So do I really... But figured it's still pretty overtly grotesque. Got it in glorious technicolour on gatefold.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on October 16, 2012, 10:55:33 PM
Continue, please!

Its original title was 'Writing Heavy P's', as Young is noted throughout the industry for 'leaning in' when writing 'P's and therefore giving them a noticeable thickness that his other letters don't have. Five chapters of the book alone are on this subject. There are over 200 pages of appendices that deal with the 'N differential', including a digression into conspiracy theories concerning the notion that former bandmate Stephen Stills is responsible for 50% of handwritten 'N's on Neil's sleeves. The 'egg-shaped O' is shrugged off in the books shortest chapter, which is, in full, 'My O's are egg-shaped. Deal with it.'
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Don_Preston on October 16, 2012, 10:59:24 PM
I'm sure Old Shakey himself will be delighted to find out that the album promoting awareness of his environmentally-friendly hearse has generated so much discussion about the legitimacy of his handwriting.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on October 17, 2012, 08:15:13 PM
Its original title was 'Writing Heavy P's', as Young is noted throughout the industry for 'leaning in' when writing 'P's and therefore giving them a noticeable thickness that his other letters don't have. Five chapters of the book alone are on this subject. There are over 200 pages of appendices that deal with the 'N differential', including a digression into conspiracy theories concerning the notion that former bandmate Stephen Stills is responsible for 50% of handwritten 'N's on Neil's sleeves. The 'egg-shaped O' is shrugged off in the books shortest chapter, which is, in full, 'My O's are egg-shaped. Deal with it.'


Genuinely fascinating, that is. I might have to buy a copy. Thanks!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: DukeDeMondo on October 19, 2012, 06:05:57 AM
"The Covering" by Stryper. The Covering! Only Stryper could stir this class of portentous hum from your basic "we hadn't any songs of our own this time so we done cocks over a couple Maiden and Halen tracks" type scenario.

Fittingly enough, the actual cover is enough to have your eyeballs in bed with the arse-boke for the rest of the century.

(http://thatdevilmusic.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Stryper-The-Covering.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Queneau on October 19, 2012, 06:34:59 PM
(http://www.trendingrecords.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Maroon-5-Overexposed-900-6001.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on October 21, 2012, 11:08:11 AM
(http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/500/82935921/I+Fell+for+U.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: goldrush almighty on October 21, 2012, 11:22:50 AM
(http://imageshack.us/a/img703/7861/submarinea.jpg)

I don’t care that it’s celebrating its own frivolous tawdriness. I don’t care that Chaz is holding the ‘A to Z’ upside-down at a jaunty angle to hammer home the point. I don’t care that it can’t have taken more than ten shameless minutes to knock up. It’s still fucking terrible.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on October 21, 2012, 03:01:13 PM
(http://www.trendingrecords.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Maroon-5-Overexposed-900-6001.jpg)

Dude, what? That's fucking ace.

Also, lest we forget one of the greatest offenders of all time:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_bnwsrQEYjuY/TQf9tKECQkI/AAAAAAAAAHY/fwKSwbTRkSo/s1600/2003-IronMaiden-DanceOfDeath-Front.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Squink on October 21, 2012, 04:45:52 PM
(http://files.list.co.uk/images/2012/09/12/the-hipst.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Dead kate moss on October 21, 2012, 05:30:05 PM
What's wrong with the Deacon Blue one? Apart from the music on it no doubt. At least it hasn't got a badly photoshopped submarine of twats coming through the ground (admittedly applies to most album covers I suppose)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on October 21, 2012, 05:52:03 PM
Also, lest we forget one of the greatest offenders of all time:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_bnwsrQEYjuY/TQf9tKECQkI/AAAAAAAAAHY/fwKSwbTRkSo/s1600/2003-IronMaiden-DanceOfDeath-Front.jpg)

Did Chriddof design that one?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on October 21, 2012, 06:08:10 PM
(http://imageshack.us/a/img703/7861/submarinea.jpg)

I don’t care that it’s celebrating its own frivolous tawdriness. I don’t care that Chaz is holding the ‘A to Z’ upside-down at a jaunty angle to hammer home the point. I don’t care that it can’t have taken more than ten shameless minutes to knock up. It’s still fucking terrible.

That sleeve is almost as awful as Chaz Jankel's lamentable dancing in this clip. It genuinely looks like he's followed through.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ty9joawjBcA
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Dead kate moss on October 21, 2012, 06:39:23 PM
(http://imageshack.us/scaled/landing/141/deaconblue.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img823/1060/ironmaidenm.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img404/2796/chrismorris.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: ziggy starbucks on October 21, 2012, 07:29:42 PM
(http://imageshack.us/a/img703/7861/submarinea.jpg)

I don’t care that it’s celebrating its own frivolous tawdriness. I don’t care that Chaz is holding the ‘A to Z’ upside-down at a jaunty angle to hammer home the point. I don’t care that it can’t have taken more than ten shameless minutes to knock up. It’s still fucking terrible.

That would have been better if they didn't have all the band members sticking out the submarine.  Squashing them all in there was a bad idea[nb]I know a lot about bad ideas[/nb]
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on October 21, 2012, 09:09:00 PM
I like the Deacon Blue one too, it's simple and a nice image. Quite like the Maroon 5 one also.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Neomod on October 21, 2012, 09:35:26 PM
(http://files.list.co.uk/images/2012/09/12/the-hipst.jpg)

Is the photo a comment on the title, it being an instagram meets Wes Anderson type thing?

It's a nice image, a bit reminiscent of Ed Ruscha.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Beagle 2 on October 22, 2012, 10:04:45 AM


Also, lest we forget one of the greatest offenders of all time:

Horrid Iron Maiden effort

2003?? I was thinking 1995 at the latest.

Here's one I always found particularly shit.

(http://www.tteeoo.com/imagens/cover/new_order_Republic.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Panbaams on October 22, 2012, 10:39:41 AM
Here's one I always found particularly shit.

(http://www.tteeoo.com/imagens/cover/new_order_Republic.jpg)

Apparently it's supposed to be symbolic – the band fighting among themselves (right) while Factory Records collapsed (left). This was New Order's first album on London. But I agree, the effect of plonking the two images together is jarring, and doesn't work nearly as well as the covers of two of the singles from this album, "Ruined In A Day" and "World", where two photos are merged together.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/417br8i-%2B3L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51gDFDrylzL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Possibly they lose something being reproduced so small and, nearly 20 years on, the effects look a bit dated to the expert eye. On a 12x12" sleeve they look great. 
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Gavin M on October 22, 2012, 11:31:29 AM
I really liked the single cover for Regret too:

(http://991.com/NewGallery/New-Order-Regret-67070.jpg)

Not least because it reminds me that it was around the time that Tab Clear came out in the UK.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on October 23, 2012, 09:04:14 PM
for it to be a font all of the letters would have to be identical including the N's.

Not all fonts work like that.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Neomod on October 23, 2012, 11:29:11 PM
Thanks for that.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Clatty McCutcheon on October 24, 2012, 03:41:08 PM
I hope no-one is too disappointed that Neil Young's famous handwriting font is nowhere to be seen on the cover of his new album.

(http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/ultimateclassicrock.com/files/2012/09/Neil-Young-Warner-Brothers.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on October 24, 2012, 06:10:47 PM
Looks more like a Babybel than a pill. Quite obviously Young is a lot more uneducated on the subject of psychedelics than we had first imagined. He's been eating cheese and having weird dreams all these years, thinking they were wild trips.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazarou on November 06, 2012, 09:50:07 AM
Quote
[that Iron Maiden one]
Bit of a fuckup, that one. The artist asked for his credit to be removed and was supposedly pretty embarrassed about the whole thing. Whoever was in charge of artwork approval took an early draft version and just ran with it for some reason.

Going from the decent enough central pic of Eddie, the CG monstrosities surrounding him were probably just chucked in from Poser for a quick mockup/reference job and would've been replaced with the actual art later.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on November 06, 2012, 12:39:38 PM
Prins Thomas seems to be intent on anybody finding out that his new album is actually pretty good by putting them off with this:

(http://s1.pic4you.ru/allimage/y2012/10-12/11703/2536300.jpeg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on November 06, 2012, 02:28:42 PM
That's shocking but I can't stand that sort of art. 

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on November 06, 2012, 05:12:21 PM
Prins Thomas seems to be intent on anybody finding out that his new album is actually pretty good by putting them off with this:

(http://s1.pic4you.ru/allimage/y2012/10-12/11703/2536300.jpeg)

So bad that i decided to illegally download it rather than buy the material thing.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Beep Cleep Chimney on November 06, 2012, 05:52:19 PM
Saw this in the supermarket just now.
Think it belongs in this thread.

(http://i.imgur.com/GMft4.png)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on November 06, 2012, 07:44:15 PM
FAC off!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on November 11, 2012, 04:33:56 PM
(http://www.usmagazine.com/uploads/assets/articles/56503-john-travolta-olivia-newton-john-reunite-on-cheesy-christmas-album-cover/1349267714_olivia-newton-john-john-travolta-this-christmas-467.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Townmouse on November 11, 2012, 05:50:01 PM
I hope no-one is too disappointed that Neil Young's famous handwriting font is nowhere to be seen on the cover of his new album.

(http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/ultimateclassicrock.com/files/2012/09/Neil-Young-Warner-Brothers.jpg)

I genuinely thought that was supposed to be soap and was quite impressed.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thecuriousorange on November 11, 2012, 08:37:24 PM
(http://www.usmagazine.com/uploads/assets/articles/56503-john-travolta-olivia-newton-john-reunite-on-cheesy-christmas-album-cover/1349267714_olivia-newton-john-john-travolta-this-christmas-467.jpg)

I don't know what this is but I'm assuming it was made as some sort of joke.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on November 11, 2012, 08:58:04 PM
Oh it's for real. And to be fair, the cover is (probably) a fair reflection of the quality contained within

http://www.amazon.com/This-Christmas-Olivia-Newton-John/dp/B009H442DG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352667412&sr=8-1&keywords=john+travolta+olivia+newton-john
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Rolf Lundgren on November 12, 2012, 07:35:47 PM
Ah cool, so John Travolta is Action Man now.

(http://www.actionmanhq.co.uk/heads/fuzzy2.JPG)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on November 17, 2012, 01:35:22 PM
Son, you have one minute. Here's a poor Shag rip off coffee table book from The Works, the centre pages of an old Dean Martin biography, some scissors and a bottle Gloy glue. GO!

(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/2038/a61676.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Neomod on November 20, 2012, 02:04:07 AM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lj0xicmV7S1qitaymo1_400.jpg)

Just - sing - the - fucking - note!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on November 30, 2012, 10:38:35 PM
(http://blackgemrecords.com/gallery/d/48411-3/Music+To+Massage+Your+Mate+By+-+1.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Head Gardener on December 04, 2012, 05:12:38 PM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_me8af5vxKP1rmo88oo1_1280.jpg)

http://bargainbinblasphemy.tumblr.com/

though some of these are actually pretty good
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on December 04, 2012, 05:34:13 PM
This cover is like a junkie's Where's Wally book.
(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/3517/zroheroinjune25.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Jumble Cashback on December 04, 2012, 11:11:34 PM
(http://www.usmagazine.com/uploads/assets/articles/56503-john-travolta-olivia-newton-john-reunite-on-cheesy-christmas-album-cover/1349267714_olivia-newton-john-john-travolta-this-christmas-467.jpg)

Well, this looks like it would be quite a shit album, but I actually don't think there's really anything wrong with the cover.  Two people having a nice time at Christmas with some tea/coffee - what's wrong with that?  The photography and design are decent enough.  Perhaps we need a 'probably shit albums' thread.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on December 04, 2012, 11:15:10 PM
I think it's mainly Travolta's Auton look that pushes it over the edge. I wouldn't enjoy Christmas with him sitting next to me looking like that.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on December 05, 2012, 09:18:50 PM
There's now a video to accompany one of the songs from that album...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iGNIDXUaVts
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Phil_A on December 05, 2012, 09:57:57 PM
I think it's mainly Travolta's Auton look that pushes it over the edge. I wouldn't enjoy Christmas with him sitting next to me looking like that.

His hair does have a peculiar "sprayed on" look to it, doesn't it. Like an old-school action man.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Crabwalk on December 05, 2012, 10:14:45 PM
Has Olivia had one of these newfangled 'head replacements'?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: chand on December 06, 2012, 12:18:18 PM
Well, this looks like it would be quite a shit album, but I actually don't think there's really anything wrong with the cover.  Two people having a nice time at Christmas with some tea/coffee - what's wrong with that?  The photography and design are decent enough.  Perhaps we need a 'probably shit albums' thread.

Video for one of the songs from Travolta and Newton-John's Xmas rekkid (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGNIDXUaVts&feature=youtu.be). Begins, as so many Christmas songs do, with an ode to the wonder of landing your own private jet at home in preparation for the festivities. That's how I know when Christmas has started.

Favourite moment is at about 2.10, the sad squaddie returning from military duty only to find his loved ones couldn't be fucked to show up. He finds comfort in the arms of a cuddly-lookin' airport security dude. The true meaning of the season.

Also some serious belt-loop abuse going on in this video. You will stretch those jeans, cunts.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Neomod on December 06, 2012, 01:16:10 PM
I'm calling trading standards.
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_me7fglaMoM1rt7608o1_500.jpg)

Say what??
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdk8bgakvS1qjzqdlo1_500.jpg)

That's it..
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_md814y2h361qfedq7o1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on December 12, 2012, 03:34:43 PM
This has to be worst of 2012:

(http://pitchfork-cdn.s3.amazonaws.com/content/blood-on-the-dance-floor.jpg?wmode=transparent)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: daf on December 12, 2012, 04:50:09 PM
That's it..
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_md814y2h361qfedq7o1_500.jpg)

Home of the magnificent 'Rats in my Room' :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beQc-WDMnow
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Head Gardener on December 12, 2012, 06:19:15 PM
(http://www.fagostore.com/shared/7/7958ce832dd94e841f7b7d72a146670e_h100w600_width.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: DrGreggles on December 14, 2012, 02:54:03 PM
(http://www.usmagazine.com/uploads/assets/articles/56503-john-travolta-olivia-newton-john-reunite-on-cheesy-christmas-album-cover/1349267714_olivia-newton-john-john-travolta-this-christmas-467.jpg)

Was the real John Travolta unavailable?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Neomod on December 14, 2012, 04:48:25 PM
(http://i47.tinypic.com/14togzm.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Textface on December 14, 2012, 04:58:00 PM
(http://www.fagostore.com/shared/7/7958ce832dd94e841f7b7d72a146670e_h100w600_width.jpg)

If that was ironic it would be great.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: grassbath on December 15, 2012, 08:12:14 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51PMaXtJDxL._SL500_SS500_.jpg)

Which part of himself is Van inserting "Into the Music"?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: grassbath on December 17, 2012, 02:14:19 AM
(http://viprasys.org/xfs/image/direct/99gkZET-rJ/1599753508093fe166ec646efda80d4e.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on December 17, 2012, 01:13:25 PM
(http://viprasys.org/xfs/image/direct/99gkZET-rJ/1599753508093fe166ec646efda80d4e.jpg)

Technically good cartoon art though. I'd buy that if it was a comic book.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on December 17, 2012, 01:16:55 PM
However, I wouldn't buy this comic book, if this album's artwork was the front cover.

(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/6962/ecrd21.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: ziggy starbucks on December 17, 2012, 01:32:14 PM
(http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh164/mm21_bucket/travoltanewtonjohnfaceswap.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: grassbath on December 17, 2012, 01:57:33 PM
However, I wouldn't buy this comic book, if this album's artwork was the front cover.

I'd be more curious about the content of that than Army of Mushrooms, which seems pretty self-explanatory.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on December 18, 2012, 04:11:00 PM
I'd be more curious about the content of that than Army of Mushrooms, which seems pretty self-explanatory.

I'm more curious about the gender of the dog being humped in the upstairs bedroom on that cover.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Phil_A on December 31, 2012, 09:50:21 AM
(http://viprasys.org/xfs/image/direct/99gkZET-rJ/1599753508093fe166ec646efda80d4e.jpg)

Ha, by total coincidence I was looking up something unrelated on Amazon and this came up:

(http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/7844/thegathe.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Absorb the anus burn on January 05, 2013, 01:16:56 PM
(http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/4760b822f1068435a8a8beb127834e73/o1204185.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on January 05, 2013, 01:53:23 PM
The Gathering and Classical Mushroom are their best work - the later stuff is not so good.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on January 10, 2013, 12:57:29 AM
(http://www.usmagazine.com/uploads/assets/articles/56503-john-travolta-olivia-newton-john-reunite-on-cheesy-christmas-album-cover/1349267714_olivia-newton-john-john-travolta-this-christmas-467.jpg)

Actual hoots of laughter here

Sigh
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Benway on January 15, 2013, 07:59:51 PM
It's been discussed on Twitter quite a lot today, but this thread is very appropriate for this sleeve:

(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w225/budoc/2317dc1d-8f3f-4fa3-bf46-9b679c0b8b7c_zps665ec347.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on January 16, 2013, 10:33:26 AM
It's been discussed on Twitter quite a lot today, but this thread is very appropriate for this sleeve:

(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w225/budoc/2317dc1d-8f3f-4fa3-bf46-9b679c0b8b7c_zps665ec347.jpg)

That looks like very bad current Residents artwork. What possesses these bands? Are they off their faces when they make these sort of artistic decisions?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: jenna appleseed on January 18, 2013, 02:24:26 AM
not strictly an album cover
(http://www.bigfinish.com/img/release/scorchies_cover_large.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Townmouse on January 18, 2013, 02:42:00 AM
It's been discussed on Twitter quite a lot today, but this thread is very appropriate for this sleeve:

(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w225/budoc/2317dc1d-8f3f-4fa3-bf46-9b679c0b8b7c_zps665ec347.jpg)

Fucking hell, really?

They're not the most subtle band but that looks like a Sum 41 cash-in best-of compilation.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on January 24, 2013, 07:25:46 PM
It's a hoary old concept anyway (ie Thomas Dolby, The Wildhearts) but this pastiche is particularly poorly executed.

(http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/8213/aerosmithmusicfromanoth.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: SteveDave on January 28, 2013, 07:55:21 PM
(http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l23/SimonLove1977/THEGREATESTLPCOVEREVER_zps25da2f51.jpg)

Ex-Wings drummer releases jazz LP of McCartney songs. Why wouldn't the front cover be this?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: copyingdogs on January 28, 2013, 09:00:07 PM
(http://www.heaven-bound.co.uk/imgs/pages/med_4758_25226270446803085334ab.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on January 29, 2013, 11:34:32 AM
Look at his little face.
(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/232/andreprevincamelot55204.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Clatty McCutcheon on January 29, 2013, 01:13:15 PM
They don't make 'em like this any more:

(http://www.freakytrigger.co.uk/pictures/popular/craig.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on January 30, 2013, 03:12:47 PM
(http://static.nme.com/images/gallery/SerafinaSteer_The-Moths-Are-Real600G100113.jpg)

This is just such a poor sleeve. It's not gonna cause any gasps of horror or have people pointing and laughing but, really.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Epic Bisto on January 30, 2013, 04:38:57 PM
Poor music as well.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Townmouse on February 02, 2013, 10:30:19 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/601244_404755779615325_1543247908_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Gavin M on February 03, 2013, 07:19:23 PM
That is subject to change, though!  I bloody hope so, don't want the vinyl to look like that.

Another black mark for Storm, I'm afraid.  He's not even tried to make this one look like it hasn't been knocked up on a computer.

(http://www.independent.co.uk/incoming/article8466162.ece/ALTERNATES/w460/radar-biffy.jpg)

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: jenna appleseed on February 06, 2013, 06:54:59 AM
(http://f0.bcbits.com/z/36/49/364918385-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Sivead on February 08, 2013, 06:57:30 PM
(http://edge-img.datpiff.com/mf609433/Lil_B_The_BasedGod_Pink_Flame-front-large.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Beep Cleep Chimney on February 08, 2013, 07:42:46 PM
^^^^^

Bloody hell.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on February 08, 2013, 11:48:30 PM
A cover as naff as the music contained within:

(http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/8d12885a4c49f0d2f3360a25a6545367/30627.jpg)

Tenille is all "Hey look at how cute we are with our big dogs!". Captain seems to have rather more sinister thoughts on his mind. Still, in all fairness, there was a good reason he always chose to wear sunglasses with big frames:

(http://padresteve.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/captain___tennille_ejd33jxorlf1xerzq4phtkqhxa9slmr.png?w=500)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on February 09, 2013, 01:38:00 AM
It's like he docked his boat at a coastal farm and invited the farmer's daughter aboard.

Lil B cover = ooooooh no.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Absorb the anus burn on February 14, 2013, 01:09:54 AM
Udo Lindenberg.... Great album, shame about the fucking tree on his head.

(http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/d53796fa3004440f7b834dfa9f7246b6/180680.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Beagle 2 on February 20, 2013, 02:22:45 PM
Whist reordering my collection I came across these two similar stinkers:

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00001ZTSX.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

(http://blogue.us/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/the-best-of-jimmy-cliff.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Don_Preston on February 20, 2013, 03:33:39 PM
Remembered with his sad passing:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4152M4H6H3L.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: olliebean on February 20, 2013, 04:35:58 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/izk5JQO.png)

And as if that isn't ugly enough, here's the inner sleeve:

(http://i.imgur.com/0fbeTWM.png)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on February 26, 2013, 11:39:22 AM
Just what springs to mind when I listen to the music of John Fahey...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41bYHx-oJFL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on February 26, 2013, 12:32:09 PM
The "and his Orchestra" (it's an album of solo guitar) suggests there's a tongue in a cheek somewhere in the vicinity.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on February 26, 2013, 01:31:55 PM
The "and his Orchestra" (it's an album of solo guitar) suggests there's a tongue in a cheek somewhere in the vicinity.

Ah, I hadn't thought of that. I guessed that this album must have had some violin or brass tacked on somewhere to explain the 'orchestra' bit. It's still an awful sleeve though, joke or not.

This is pretty rum...

(http://www.piccadillyrecords.com/imgrec/sl-88817.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Mr_Simnock on February 26, 2013, 01:45:31 PM
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y131/mothman111/spsfr_zps4f692541.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y131/mothman111/dhstfr_zpscb5621a2.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y131/mothman111/mutley298jpg_zps33ca3faf.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y131/mothman111/David-Allan-Coe-Tattoo-524367_zps5e0224eb.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: bigfatheart on February 26, 2013, 02:13:23 PM
I worked in a charity shop for a time, and found this under the old counter when they got a new one.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/284040_10150316336192573_5449395_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on February 26, 2013, 02:33:11 PM


(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y131/mothman111/David-Allan-Coe-Tattoo-524367_zps5e0224eb.jpg)

Chris Morris has let himself go
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Gulftastic on February 26, 2013, 08:57:17 PM

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y131/mothman111/mutley298jpg_zps33ca3faf.jpg)


Good god, that's sinister as hell!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Beep Cleep Chimney on February 26, 2013, 11:24:00 PM
Cover for the new album from The Strokes (Comedown Machine) is pretty lazy.

(http://www.sonymusic.it/sites/smitaly/files/imagecache/600wide_max/The%20Strokes-Comedown%20Machine.jpg)

Initially I thought this was just temporary artwork but, no, it seems that's it.

I'm not a particularly big fan of The Strokes but, artwork-wise, I thought "Is This It" was a great cover, and "Angles" had quite a pleasing late 70s/early 80s look to it.  But this one.......no.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Absorb the anus burn on February 26, 2013, 11:29:49 PM
(http://991.com/newGallery/Be-Bop-Deluxe-Axe-Victim-392420.jpg)

Just played this tonight... Lovely album, but what a shit cover.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on February 27, 2013, 09:18:38 AM
Cover for the new album from The Strokes (Comedown Machine) is pretty lazy.

New Strokes album

Initially I thought this was just temporary artwork but, no, it seems that's it.

I'm not a particularly big fan of The Strokes but, artwork-wise, I thought "Is This It" was a great cover, and "Angles" had quite a pleasing late 70s/early 80s look to it.  But this one.......no.

Oh, I think this is by far their best cover. The cover for Angles is actually the first entry in this thread.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: TheMonk on February 28, 2013, 06:36:29 AM
(http://www.staragora.com/images/flux/default/9/7/790187368ed6a69205cd21203fa016be50ec6cbe17846.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: TheMonk on February 28, 2013, 10:58:42 AM
Hello ladies...
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/11/RodStewartGreatRockClassicsOfOurTime.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Neville Chamberlain on February 28, 2013, 11:00:13 AM
(http://www.staragora.com/images/flux/default/9/7/790187368ed6a69205cd21203fa016be50ec6cbe17846.jpg)

But that's a bloody brilliant cover, isn't it?!?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: TheMonk on February 28, 2013, 11:26:47 AM
Well, it does reminds me of this...
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/52/AnotherMontyPythonRecordCDCover.jpg)

But getting back to the topic, no one is going to jump to the defence of this one...
(http://www.brianmay.com/queen/queennews/newspix/06/DefLeppardYeah.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thecuriousorange on March 01, 2013, 12:39:21 PM

But getting back to the topic, no one is going to jump to the defence of this one...
(http://www.brianmay.com/queen/queennews/newspix/06/DefLeppardYeah.jpg)

(http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/20000000/help-help-the-beatles-movie-20060451-450-456.jpg)

If this is an intentional reference it's a bit unfair to make the one-armed drummer attempt flag semaphore shapes.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on March 01, 2013, 07:24:40 PM
(http://img547.imageshack.us/img547/999/fredwedlockoutofwedlock.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: jenna appleseed on March 01, 2013, 11:06:00 PM
Is that Steve Wright?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Don_Preston on March 02, 2013, 12:45:10 PM
Is that Steve Wright?

How dare you insult the late Timsbury legend!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Hangthebuggers on March 02, 2013, 02:53:11 PM
The Gathering and Classical Mushroom are their best work - the later stuff is not so good.

Agreed. The earlier stuff is/was a lot more atmopsheric. The later stuff is shite and self-indulgent.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on March 02, 2013, 07:20:28 PM
But that's a bloody brilliant cover, isn't it?!?

It's rubbish! Looks like it took a minute to knock up in MS Paint
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Bobby Treetops on March 03, 2013, 01:03:19 AM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_66P8ussx5-s/R3AsCyb02TI/AAAAAAAAAc8/YZ9ZVD1mqfw/s400/GIRLSCHOOL+-+DEMOLITION+(1980).jpg)
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3LUAtib_7qs/TuPNb9haXcI/AAAAAAAAAUA/6M8_vJM7zkM/s1600/Girl-School-Hit-And-Run-Del-2004-Delantera.jpg)
(http://991.com/NewGallery/Girlschool-Take-A-Bite-480035.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: TheMonk on March 03, 2013, 12:09:18 PM
It's rubbish! Looks like it took a minute to knock up in MS Paint
Yes, I dislike it more after reading this pretentious pile of w*nk from the designer.
http://virusfonts.com/news/2013/01/david-bowie-the-next-day-that-album-cover-design/

Is this REALLY a "radical idea" ??? Or just extremely lazy defacement of someone else's work.
The interesting thing about it is that Bowie has agreed to release it. The cover itself is rubbish.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Beep Cleep Chimney on March 03, 2013, 12:24:33 PM
(http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa376/beepcleepchimney/now83_zpse2dca00a.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: chand on March 03, 2013, 03:09:18 PM
It's rubbish! Looks like it took a minute to knock up in MS Paint

It seems like it's mainly been made for Serious Bowie Fan Music Journalists to write lengthy up-their-own-arse defences of.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: TheMonk on March 04, 2013, 01:36:38 PM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_tjHs5PjaiNs/TG1jg4sGhlI/AAAAAAAAHTA/vol68y4t7dQ/s1600/0000000000000alb+hu+flung+poo.jpg)
(http://slackershack.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/randyjackwiggins.jpg)
(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/CARLOS-Hier-Aujourdhui-FRENCH-RARE-CANADA-EMI-Pathe-1981-LP-NM-Vinyl-/00/s/ODkwWDEwMjQ=/$(KGrHqIOKiQE58KD+mO4BOprkof1Sg~~60_35.JPG)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: buntyman on March 06, 2013, 11:16:35 AM
(http://mm.gmstatic.net/5/267348.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on March 06, 2013, 02:05:56 PM
Following a dispute over a previously unseen photo with David Bowie, Morrissey's re-issue of The Last of the International Playboys now features of picture of him with...uh...Rick Astley:

(http://pitchfork-cdn.s3.amazonaws.com/content/the_last_of_the_famous_international_playboys_CD_single_artwork.jpg?wmode=transparent)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Thomas on March 06, 2013, 03:11:45 PM
The latest in a long chain of inexplicably poor album/reissue/repackage/repackage covers.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Lee Van Cleef on March 06, 2013, 03:52:04 PM
But that's a bloody brilliant cover, isn't it?!?

Really it isn't.  Take David Bowie's name off it and everyone would see it for a crappy piece of photoshopping.  But then if you took Bowie's name off it they'd justify it as him somehow transcending to a nameless ethereal form no longer of this world.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Old Nehamkin on March 06, 2013, 05:44:59 PM
The half-arsedness of the Bowie cover is the whole point, surely? The whole joke is that this is his first release in a decade and the cover looks like it's been hastily knocked up in about five minutes. The pretentious analysis of it my music critics is meaningless, it's just a refreshingly juvenile bit of silliness from an artist who's got a history of sometimes taking himself a bit too seriously.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Why I Hate Tables on March 06, 2013, 09:48:30 PM
There's the "Never mind the cover, focus on the content" factor too. I think it's a great cover, especially for an album by an artist for whom the visual has always been important.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: acrow on March 06, 2013, 11:00:08 PM
Following a dispute over a previously unseen photo with David Bowie, Morrissey's re-issue of The Last of the International Playboys now features of picture of him with...uh...Rick Astley:

(http://pitchfork-cdn.s3.amazonaws.com/content/the_last_of_the_famous_international_playboys_CD_single_artwork.jpg?wmode=transparent)

that's fucking great though, isn't it?

absolutely ridiculous and moz has got a lovely smile.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Lee Van Cleef on March 07, 2013, 08:53:56 AM
The Bowie cover doesn't even make much sense since it's called 'The Next Day'.  If you're going to do that then surely he should be using the cover from the last album, not one, what?  40 odd years old now?  Chronologically it doesn't even make sense.  And as for it being a joke, the interview with the artist sure made it sound like a load of po-faced old bollocks.  http://virusfonts.com/news/2013/01/david-bowie-the-next-day-that-album-cover-design/

Quote
– Why is there no colour?
The title of the album The Next Day evokes numerous reference points, notably Macbeth’s speech ‘Tomorrow, and tomorrow and tomorrow ’ which deals with the relentless onward push that any unnatural position of power requires. It also has the existential element of Waiting for Godot with waiting for The Next Day – these all seem to question the nature of existence so a monochrome palette seemed most appropriate to this feeling.

Hilarious stuff, I'm sure you'll agree.

Beyond all of this, it just looks like a piece of photoshopped garbage.  Even if you give them the benefit of the doubt, it looks ugly and amateurish.

As for the Morrisey cover, this came up when I searched for David Bowie:

http://www.nme.com/news/morrissey/69064
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: TheMonk on March 07, 2013, 01:44:31 PM
And as for it being a joke, the interview with the artist sure made it sound like a load of po-faced old swingers. 

Exactly. If it was a half-assed joke cover ala the Python one, then OK. But that bloke's going on like it's a work of bloody art. If there's one thing that annoys me it's "artists" taking a dump on a canvas and then explaining it's brilliance. Whether it amused Bowie or appealed to him artistically I don't know, but I can assume that the designer has been paid very well for something anyone could do, but probably wouldn't through fear of being thrown out of Chez Bowie. It's almost just the audacity that got them the gig. If that's the point, then consider me unimpressed.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Absorb the anus burn on March 11, 2013, 12:42:05 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51yWq8odJQL._SL500_.jpg)

Just fuck off Kayak. Go on through the tiny fucking door and suck the massive hand.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Natnar on March 11, 2013, 01:14:30 PM
(http://img2.blogs.yahoo.co.jp/ybi/1/de/b3/biggera_curl/folder/356729/img_356729_37929505_0)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Jim_MacLaine on March 14, 2013, 03:21:36 PM
I'd be surprised if this hadn't made an appearance in this thread but if it hasn't.

(http://file-02.blogcn.com/wp01/M00/03/00/wKgKCk9DpkUAAAAAAABqb1mtbNs795.jpg)

Excellent album, terrible cover.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Nobody Soup on March 14, 2013, 05:20:56 PM
the font's a bit iffy but I like that cover. I remember buying it on the strength of that alone.

edit: god, new page, it's the johh grant queen of denmark one.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on March 14, 2013, 07:32:07 PM
It looks like he's doing a comedy double take.  "I'm still alive?"
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Homeless pervert on March 20, 2013, 08:27:24 PM
(http://www.canyouseethesunset.com/uploaded_images/guilty-love-back.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on March 23, 2013, 05:38:52 PM
This has just been reissued - always wondered about it, given their eponymous album is a fine cover.

(http://www.cherryred.co.uk/images/JUICY%20LUCK%20Whiff.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: grassbath on March 23, 2013, 05:40:34 PM
^ Small Man Big Horse and his mother?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Don_Preston on March 23, 2013, 05:51:34 PM
(http://www.western-star.co.uk/products/300px/WSRC070_300x300.jpg)

No amount of post-modern reappraisals can excuse this.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: momatt on March 25, 2013, 12:00:07 PM
Astoundingly bad.  They must be doing this on purpose.  Makes me feel sick.

(http://www.lilwaynehq.com/images/blog/limp-bizkit-ready-to-go-lil-wayne-artwork.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: boy with no qualities on March 25, 2013, 01:13:15 PM
Sullying the Cash Money name.
(http://image.musicimport.biz/sdimages/disk18/270278.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: chand on March 25, 2013, 06:41:24 PM
Astoundingly bad.  They must be doing this on purpose.  Makes me feel sick.

(http://www.lilwaynehq.com/images/blog/limp-bizkit-ready-to-go-lil-wayne-artwork.jpg)

Still better than the fucking Lil' Wayne song I heard off it though.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: jenna appleseed on March 26, 2013, 12:23:10 AM
^ Alice the Goon has let herself go.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on March 26, 2013, 07:38:03 AM
This has just been reissued - always wondered about it, given their eponymous album is a fine cover.

(http://www.cherryred.co.uk/images/JUICY%20LUCK%20Whiff.jpg)

I'm finding it hard not to like that one. Trying to work out which UK underground cartoonist might have been responsible for this? There doesn't appear to be a credit for the artwork. I'll see if I can find out via Micky Moody (his son is in a band with friends of mine). It's possibly the work of a band member.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Natnar on March 27, 2013, 11:26:46 AM
Sullying the Cash Money name.
(http://image.musicimport.biz/sdimages/disk18/270278.jpg)

For a moment i was wondering why he was being attacked by raining dildos.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Gavin M on March 27, 2013, 01:49:22 PM
The top line of that reads like a postal address.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Beep Cleep Chimney on March 29, 2013, 08:57:57 PM
Perusing the 'Recent Releases' section of Amazon just now, came across this abomination.

Seems Bon Jovi are still going, and this is the cover to their latest effort ' What About Now'.

Rank.

(http://i1.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article1592014.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/Bon%20Jovi%20What%20About%20Now%20Album%20Cover-1592014.jpeg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: TheMonk on April 01, 2013, 11:03:28 AM
Perusing the 'Recent Releases' section of Amazon just now, came across this abomination.

Seems Bon Jovi are still going, and this is the cover to their latest effort ' What About Now'.

Rank.
Awful.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: TheMonk on April 01, 2013, 11:09:01 AM
Why's he posing like a dog doing a crap?
(http://images6.fanpop.com/image/photos/33900000/-Hugh-Laurie-New-CD-Didn-t-It-Rain-hugh-laurie-33996225-500-500.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Absorb the anus burn on April 05, 2013, 01:55:34 AM
(http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/069686eab290fc8b46a4d5bf18ba8d4d/o47022.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Petey Pate on April 05, 2013, 09:47:58 AM
"Hey, how can we sell jazz to the hippies?"

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n82/cwgilbertson/AlbertAylerInGreenwichVillageonImpu.jpg)

(https://lh3.ggpht.com/-Dp4vG-kATrQ/ULw1a0LWhpI/AAAAAAAAF_4/c687mKAbN44/s1600/1968ChickCoreaTonesForJoansBones.jpg)

(http://991.com/newGallery/Horace-Silver-You-Gotta-Take-A-477891.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on April 05, 2013, 11:16:47 AM
Sold.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Don_Preston on April 05, 2013, 11:28:22 AM
The Impulse! one for Ayler is great. Chick Corea has a few contenders for here. The one with the Smurfs and the one where he's dressed as a matador are particularly awful.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Petey Pate on April 05, 2013, 12:01:39 PM
Chick Corea does have a history of poor taste in album cover artwork.  Maybe Scientology has something to do with it.

(http://www.boikot-underground.com/images/album-chick-corea-leprechaun-r.JPG)

(http://img15.nnm.ru/d/0/d/7/4/046c2363886ae173f04ffea4b40.jpg)

(http://ukrmedia.biz/images/products/Chick_Corea_CD_-_Ultimate_Adventure.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/418YT23EEVL.jpg)

(https://lh3.ggpht.com/-dExK_cEg8So/T40py9qW9jI/AAAAAAAAB54/HDvhlLtOxsY/s1600/rtf-nomystery.jpg)

(https://lh3.ggpht.com/-o67-KxftvLs/TirssTUGEiI/AAAAAAAAAgQ/G4XRcMdbbMA/s1600/Chick+Corea%252C+My+spanish+heart.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on April 05, 2013, 12:01:43 PM
Sorry Petey, I really like the top two in your other post above your latest post.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Don_Preston on April 05, 2013, 12:11:54 PM

(http://991.com/newGallery/Horace-Silver-You-Gotta-Take-A-477891.jpg)

Is it a lake or a wall? When you see it, you'll shit brix!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Petey Pate on April 05, 2013, 12:14:53 PM
They're more misguided (the sounds on the Ayler record are pretty far removed from psychedelia) than necessarily bad covers, though I make an exception for the Horace Silver album, which is just shoddy composition and doesn't work as an image.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on April 05, 2013, 02:37:15 PM
(http://991.com/newGallery/Horace-Silver-You-Gotta-Take-A-477891.jpg)

Are they waving or drowning? Can they also take a little joke?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on April 05, 2013, 06:53:05 PM
^ that one is seriously good.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Benway on April 12, 2013, 10:32:37 PM
I might grow to enjoy it and it might change before the release date.

(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w225/budoc/Fall-remit_zps6859a5cb.jpg) (http://s177.photobucket.com/user/budoc/media/Fall-remit_zps6859a5cb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: the psyche intangible on April 12, 2013, 11:21:57 PM
Jesus fucking christ, that is ultra shocking. Is that meant to be the group?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Crabwalk on April 12, 2013, 11:39:51 PM
I don't mind the illustration, but the font doesn't work with it at all. Maybe that's the point, though.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: jenna appleseed on April 13, 2013, 01:28:16 AM
It looks like they've done an early 90s rave/remix album.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on April 13, 2013, 09:03:09 PM
I might grow to enjoy it and it might change before the release date.

(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w225/budoc/Fall-remit_zps6859a5cb.jpg) (http://s177.photobucket.com/user/budoc/media/Fall-remit_zps6859a5cb.jpg.html)

Is that Kevin Eldon hiding in the back?

EDIT FUCKING NEW PAGE CUNTSTICKS
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Bobby Treetops on April 16, 2013, 02:58:43 PM
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/p480x480/644195_10151454948127155_715337098_n.png)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Absorb the anus burn on April 17, 2013, 12:40:35 AM
(http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/a1fb52fff63864a8b57e6ee576d9208d/o277911.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Lisa Jesusandmarychain on April 17, 2013, 07:37:27 AM
Is that Kevin Eldon hiding in the back?

EDIT FUCKING NEW PAGE CUNTSTICKS


Why is Elena naked ?

(Referring to The Fall album cover)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: jenna appleseed on April 18, 2013, 01:17:59 AM
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000002KM4.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_V1122490472_.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: hedgehog90 on April 18, 2013, 09:55:06 AM
(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w225/budoc/Fall-remit_zps6859a5cb.jpg) (http://s177.photobucket.com/user/budoc/media/Fall-remit_zps6859a5cb.jpg.html)

Uh oh.
The assumption now is that this album is going to be shit.
Is this their worst cover art... ever?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: good times on April 18, 2013, 08:02:02 PM
The fall cover is punk as fuck in how relentlessly shit it is. I hope the music is just as grotesque.

Has this been posted before? Not fucking terrible or bizarre, just rubbish:

(http://cdn3.pitchfork.com/news/49590/f6f069cf.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Benway on April 18, 2013, 08:39:54 PM
In sad news for connoisseurs of bad album covers, Storm Thorgerson has died.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on April 18, 2013, 08:42:07 PM
In sad news for connoisseurs of bad album covers, Storm Thorgerson has died.

Well, at least he had a fantastic run of covers with Pink Floyd. But yes, lest we forget:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41S7JH4YKBL.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Petey Pate on April 18, 2013, 10:32:36 PM
There's been a horrible accident down at the funk factory.

(http://www.recordsale.de/cdpix/j/joe_farrell-canned_funk(1).jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Petey Pate on April 18, 2013, 10:36:36 PM
I'll be fair, the photographer of that (Pete Turner), has done some great work on other album sleeves, but I'm a bit mystified as to why they chose that particular one to be on the front cover of a coffee table book compiling his work.  What about this suggests "the colour of jazz" to anyone?

(http://www.dougpayne.com/colofjzz.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on April 21, 2013, 11:28:36 AM
Oh dear.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81hHvRvqDdL._AA1500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on April 21, 2013, 02:15:59 PM
Jeebus, that's worse than this Last Of The Summer Wine in spunk space atrocity.

(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/499/thecosmosrocks.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: gout_pony on May 17, 2013, 03:28:38 PM
Although I'm finding it weirdly compelling

(http://images.junostatic.com/full/CS2123153-02A-BIG.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on May 17, 2013, 04:10:01 PM
I like the Sweet Baboo one.

(http://s.cdon.com/media-dynamic/images/product/music/album/image2/more_light-23030283-frntl.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Gavin M on May 17, 2013, 05:14:26 PM
OH BOBBY!  I was just about to post that myself.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Oops! Wrong Planet on May 17, 2013, 06:06:23 PM
spunk space atrocity

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8a/Todd-rundgren-reproduction-cover.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 17, 2013, 06:21:03 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/42/Beatles_-_Abbey_Road.jpg/220px-Beatles_-_Abbey_Road.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Chriddof on May 18, 2013, 11:12:33 PM
(http://s.cdon.com/media-dynamic/images/product/music/album/image2/more_light-23030283-frntl.jpg)

(http://991.com/newGallery/Momus-Tender-Pervert---291840.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Famous Mortimer on May 19, 2013, 09:04:15 AM
I worked in a charity shop for a time, and found this under the old counter when they got a new one.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/284040_10150316336192573_5449395_n.jpg)
This is magnificent.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on May 19, 2013, 03:20:13 PM
(http://991.com/newGallery/Momus-Tender-Pervert---291840.jpg)

Yes, that Primal Scream cover is a disgraceful rip off of the Momus one. Both ex-Creation artistes too!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: TheMonk on May 20, 2013, 02:06:28 AM
The "Essential" CD compilations have generally rubbish covers. They just find a black and white photo of said artist, normally not a very good one and stick the title at the top. Voila. 2 minute job.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/22/BillyJoel-TheEssential.jpg)(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d5/The_Essential_Bruce_Springsteen_Cover_Art.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/61/MJ-Essential.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Egyptian Feast on May 20, 2013, 02:37:44 PM
This is the only 'essential' album worthy of the name:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/ed/The_Essential_Kenny_Loggins.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Jumble Cashback on May 20, 2013, 03:43:20 PM
Wow, Kenny looks like a middle-eastern Burt Lancaster in that photo.  Those 'Essential' collections are generally ace though.  The closest you can get to a proper Best Of for some artists.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: mcbpete on May 23, 2013, 01:31:51 PM
ME JUST LEARN PHOTOSHOOP. MAKE PICKTURE.

(http://orb.tmstor.es/images/13105.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: gout_pony on May 23, 2013, 05:24:39 PM
(http://www.retro-cafe.com/80s/music/dire/money/dire-money.jpg)

And I'm actively fond of Dire Straits.

At least the glowing cufflinks match the hair?

AH! ~ it's so aggressively uncool!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: SteveDave on May 24, 2013, 09:06:26 PM
Found this in Record & Tape Exchange in Soho today

(http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l23/SimonLove1977/Lon--Derrek-Van-Eaton-Brother-318536_zpsd9c5bffc.jpg) (http://s92.photobucket.com/user/SimonLove1977/media/Lon--Derrek-Van-Eaton-Brother-318536_zpsd9c5bffc.jpg.html)

Urgh.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Olarrio on May 24, 2013, 10:24:52 PM
(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i91/Olarrio/America_zps8b59f259.jpg) (http://s70.photobucket.com/user/Olarrio/media/America_zps8b59f259.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on May 25, 2013, 03:00:53 PM
Too hard Peter
(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/4747/minyoualbum.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: TheMonk on May 26, 2013, 11:34:43 AM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ub-jfbVw6uc/TSKXl7xGhyI/AAAAAAAAAmg/ieqZfav-xmI/s1600/dr+hook.jpg)(http://npknet.com/images/Jackvynil/1121albums261.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Don_Preston on May 26, 2013, 11:44:08 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0b/Heart_album_cover.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Egyptian Feast on May 26, 2013, 11:53:11 AM
(http://npknet.com/images/Jackvynil/1121albums261.jpg)

Ewww. That's just horrible.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: kngen on May 26, 2013, 12:11:04 PM
Have we had Budgie yet? They're all pretty horrible (and seemingly wifully so), but this one is especially crappy

(http://www.raw-tcsd.com/images/budgie.uk.6003.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on May 30, 2013, 08:37:17 PM
As if I needed another reason to hate Action Bronson:

(http://cdn.pitchfork.com/news/50963/0263ca6e.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Ein Sof on May 30, 2013, 08:43:47 PM
I appreciate album covers that suit the tone of the music contained within, which is why I don't like this one for The Angels of Light's seventh album. The picture is completely the opposite of the music. I suppose this was intentional. It also achieves the same 'sickly' effect that Thomas Kincade paintings do. Again, this is not something I like.

(http://fortheears.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/46.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Gulftastic on May 30, 2013, 09:04:50 PM
(http://npknet.com/images/Jackvynil/1121albums261.jpg)

I kind of like that, cos I can still picture it in our record rack when I was a nipper. My Mum loved Dr Hook, especially the beardy lead singer.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Gavin M on May 30, 2013, 09:13:55 PM
As if I needed another reason to hate Action Bronson:

(http://cdn.pitchfork.com/news/50963/0263ca6e.jpg)

What kind of prat puts the toilet roll holder as far away as that?  Action Chuckle Brother more like.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: the psyche intangible on May 30, 2013, 10:01:19 PM

(http://fortheears.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/46.jpg)

Love this.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Ein Sof on May 30, 2013, 11:21:27 PM
Love this.

On reflection, it is starting to grow on me, even if it's utterly bizarre.[nb]Or maybe because it's utterly bizarre?[/nb]
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on May 31, 2013, 10:16:20 AM
This thread has gone to pot. Bar the Heart cover, all the others on this page are excellent.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Chriddof on June 03, 2013, 04:47:03 AM
This is a single rather than an album, but it deserves to go here:

(http://i.imgur.com/bkTcMWx.jpg)

I think you'll agree it's a good fit for the horrible, horrible music contained within.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: momatt on June 03, 2013, 03:15:37 PM
From the fantastic Soul-sides.com (http://Soul-sides.com):

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/945249_527862990607678_466579984_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Don_Preston on June 03, 2013, 03:37:11 PM
That's been posted in the Incredible album cover thread, and I believe it should stay there.

Googling it reveals a link to Spotify. It's an alright white reggae album.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx2ZM12S9aI
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: momatt on June 03, 2013, 04:43:38 PM
That's been posted in the Incredible album cover thread, and I believe it should stay there.

A lot of these covers could qualify for either/both.  Certainly an interesting one.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on June 03, 2013, 05:32:49 PM
I appreciate album covers that suit the tone of the music contained within, which is why I don't like this one for The Angels of Light's seventh album. The picture is completely the opposite of the music.

I quite like the contrast that creates, personally. Helmet did it for their Betty album, and it contrasts nicely with their alternative metal sound (see also, Nirvana's "In Bloom" video)

(http://www.damagedonerecords.com/images/ltev-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Beep Cleep Chimney on June 03, 2013, 07:55:25 PM
Saw this in HMV earlier.

a) I didn't realise they were still knocking about.
b) Look at the bloody state of that cover.

(http://www.metalsucks.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Megadeth-Super-Collider.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on June 08, 2013, 12:02:28 AM
Guess the artist
(http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/2745/99850813.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on June 08, 2013, 12:04:21 AM
The Beatles?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Don_Preston on June 08, 2013, 11:01:04 AM
It's a bit like that similarly awful Porcupine Tree one.

I'm guessing Tangerine Dream.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on June 08, 2013, 11:04:25 AM
It's a bit like that similarly awful Porcupine Tree one.

I'm guessing Tangerine Dream.

How dare you!

It's Charlotte Church's new EP.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Don_Preston on June 08, 2013, 11:36:16 AM
To be fair, TD have had some atrocious covers. Was it you who posted the one with Brian May featured?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on June 08, 2013, 11:47:18 AM
To be fair, TD have had some atrocious covers. Was it you who posted the one with Brian May featured?

Yes, most of their recent output have featured bad covers. Also this:

(http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/31197625/Melrose+Tangerine+Dream.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Beep Cleep Chimney on June 08, 2013, 11:48:58 AM
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/945249_527862990607678_466579984_n.jpg)

That. Is. Fantastic.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Don_Preston on June 08, 2013, 11:50:40 AM
(http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/31197625/Melrose+Tangerine+Dream.jpg)

Kraftwerk had more mileage when it came to cycling-themed rebranding.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Muirhead Bone on June 08, 2013, 02:28:40 PM
(http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/31197625/Melrose+Tangerine+Dream.jpg)


I'm worried about those long coats getting caught in the wheels. Someone's going to do themselves a mischief.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Bobby Treetops on June 08, 2013, 03:04:27 PM
An easy target but the Fish era Marillion album covers are a bit of a shocker.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/49/Script_for_a_Jester's_Tear.jpg)
(http://fish-thecompany.com/images/graphics/fugazi.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8f/Album_cover_marillion_clutching_at_straws.jpg)
(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/233/cover_29362117102008.jpg)
(http://kamikaze.eu.org/marillion/pictures/covttm.jpg)
I had this one on cassette and remember listening to it when I was doing my paper round. I thought it was brilliant.[nb]But don't tell anyone[/nb]


Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on June 08, 2013, 11:22:41 PM
I don't know what's more surprising - that CSS are still around after following a classic debut with two of the worst records I've ever heard, or that someone somewhere okayed this as the sleeve for album number 4:

(http://www.iloud.jp/img/CSS_Planta.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: jenna appleseed on June 09, 2013, 05:53:36 PM
(http://991.com/newGallery/Barry-Manilow-Trying-To-Get-The-359733.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Nmkl Pkjl Ftmsch on June 17, 2013, 08:38:00 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0b/Heart_album_cover.jpg)

Twat. That's a BRILLIANT album and a good cover.

No doubt you dribbled and spunked for weeks over some shit like this...

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GAoqzv2_F4Y/TdOzuqTukfI/AAAAAAAAAJI/2kIla48Oq5s/s320/NEW.jpeg)

Eric Idle and a skaghead sharing a tender moment in a Photo-Me booth.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: daf on June 17, 2013, 08:47:32 PM
Eric Idle . . .

Speaking of which, I just discovered all of Rutland Weekend Television's two series are on Youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5b1RVXi1wQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5b1RVXi1wQ)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Nmkl Pkjl Ftmsch on June 17, 2013, 08:49:32 PM
Thank God there's SOMEONE on this board with a bit of bloody taste. You're in for a fun ride.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Don_Preston on June 17, 2013, 09:23:19 PM
Twat. That's a BRILLIANT album and a good cover.
No doubt you dribbled and spunked for weeks over some shit like this...

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GAoqzv2_F4Y/TdOzuqTukfI/AAAAAAAAAJI/2kIla48Oq5s/s320/NEW.jpeg)


That one's new to me.

---------------------------------

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/431/cover_2929182072009.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazyhour on June 17, 2013, 09:32:19 PM
Twat. That's a BRILLIANT album and a good cover.

This thread has nothing to do with an album's musical merits. Quite surprised anyone reading it would fail to grasp that! And that Heart cover really is shockingly poor. Looks like a really half-arsed 'greatest hits' sleeve. (edit: thinking about it, I have no idea if it is a greatest hits LP)

---

Now, I'm an huge fan of Jake Thackray, but why did his final album have to look like this?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51%2B64rqbP4L.jpg)

How is that even an album cover? Who's he looking at? Why is he slack-jawed?? It's made all the more galling by the fact that it's a particularly beautiful set of tunes.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Don_Preston on June 17, 2013, 09:36:51 PM
Would it be an homage to the Georges Bressons and Jacques Brel LP covers?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazyhour on June 17, 2013, 09:51:42 PM
It might be an homage to a glassy-eyed dad caught off guard by an unexpected sound in the next room.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Don_Preston on June 17, 2013, 09:59:32 PM
(http://image.lyricspond.com/image/j/artist-jacques-brel/album-ne-me-quitte-pas/cd-cover.jpg)
Just seen an old friend walk past the window.

(http://1001albums.ericdumas.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/brelolympia64.png)
Copping a peek at the young secretary doing her shoelaces up.

(http://991.com/newGallery/Jacques-Brel-Les-Bourgeois-493869.jpg)
"The lightbulb's gone. I'll have to change it."

(http://ring.cdandlp.com/yesyes/photo_grande/114142656.jpg)
"Yes, I have a pipe. It's a new look I'm trying for."

That isn't an indictment on the sleeves, which I do really like.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazyhour on June 17, 2013, 10:02:29 PM
I guess the difference is that the Brel sleeves are done well! He looks like he's posing for the camera. Jake, in my opinion, really doesn't.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Don_Preston on June 17, 2013, 10:05:32 PM
To be fair, they were all pretty horrendous covers.

This is the only one I think is any good.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/8a/JakeinaBox.jpg/220px-JakeinaBox.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazyhour on June 18, 2013, 10:09:09 AM
Just came across this US sleeve for his first album:

(http://eil.com/images/main/Jake+Thackray+%2D+The+Last+Will+And+Testament+Of+Jake+Thackray+%2D+LP+RECORD-545457.jpg)

"Britain's jet-age troubador"

(here's the UK sleeve) (http://991.com/newGallery/Jake-Thackray-The-Last-Will-And-527441.jpg)

This is probably the best of his proper album sleeves:

(http://991.com/NewGallery/Jake-Thackray-Jakes-Progress-527442.jpg)

Nice and simple, not a horrific choice of fonts, does the job.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Nmkl Pkjl Ftmsch on June 19, 2013, 02:48:05 PM
What a surprise, someone on here trying to wind me up again by mentioning Styx.

Fuck you trendies.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Key on June 19, 2013, 02:58:27 PM
To be fair, it doesn't take much does it?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: SteveDave on June 19, 2013, 03:05:11 PM
(http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l23/SimonLove1977/its_hard_zpsc0aad130.jpg) (http://s92.photobucket.com/user/SimonLove1977/media/its_hard_zpsc0aad130.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on June 19, 2013, 03:05:54 PM
^ awful title, too.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Townmouse on June 19, 2013, 05:01:57 PM
(http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l23/SimonLove1977/its_hard_zpsc0aad130.jpg) (http://s92.photobucket.com/user/SimonLove1977/media/its_hard_zpsc0aad130.jpg.html)

Look at Townsend's face in the context of that sleeve and the album title. Tells us all we need to know about his tendencies.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Danger Man on June 19, 2013, 05:04:12 PM
It's no coincidence that he's the nearest to the little boy. That's all I'm saying.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Townmouse on June 19, 2013, 05:06:47 PM
I hear you.

He also knows a thing or two about space invaders, I don't want to elucidate on the subject any more than that.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Nmkl Pkjl Ftmsch on June 19, 2013, 05:19:44 PM
The level of a supposedly intelligent board - pointing and sniggering at people you think are paedophiles.

When you're not actually accusing people who hold different opinions to your own of actually being paedophiles, that is.

What delightful people you must be. I don't know how you manage to live with yourselves.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Townmouse on June 19, 2013, 05:23:12 PM
(http://permanentplastichelmet.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/nonce-sense.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Gavin M on June 19, 2013, 05:32:29 PM
It's no coincidence that he's the nearest to the little boy. That's all I'm saying.

No he's not!  That's him on the far left isn't it?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazyhour on June 19, 2013, 05:35:48 PM
Gavin's quite right.

Let's not derail this thread, eh? It's lovely as a little tonic of bad art.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Danger Man on June 19, 2013, 06:08:59 PM
No he's not!  That's him on the far left isn't it?

That was part of the 'joke'
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on June 19, 2013, 08:18:18 PM
That was part of the 'joke'

Your paedo radar is way off.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Petey Pate on June 20, 2013, 11:22:45 AM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0002/515/MI0002515855.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)

Nice colours, but has a really irritating tangent on the butterfly wing and the musician's head.  Creepy faces in the butterfly wings as well.

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0001/632/MI0001632186.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)

Yikes!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: daf on June 20, 2013, 06:02:45 PM
The inverted commas around the "live" seems to imply that they're actually dead. [nb](but they've been able to re-animate their corpses with the aid of mutant hand grafts, possibly).[/nb]
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Petey Pate on June 20, 2013, 06:28:39 PM
The inverted commas around the "live" seems to imply that they're actually dead. [nb](but they've been able to re-animate their corpses with the aid of mutant hand grafts, possibly).[/nb]

Duke's head does look like it comes from a cadaver, his expression is so distant and blank - I think you're onto something.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Old Nehamkin on June 20, 2013, 06:34:12 PM
Via the AV Club:

(http://media.avclub.com/images/432/432537/original/627.jpg?3126)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Mustow Green on June 22, 2013, 11:23:37 AM
I too was going to post that upcoming Ministry cover, but Old Nehamkin beat me to it.
Smell the glove?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Ballad of Ballard Berkley on June 22, 2013, 12:07:09 PM
Fuck you trendies.

I love that this comment came directly after a discussion of Jake Thackray and Jacques Brel album covers.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on June 23, 2013, 12:46:45 PM
Via the AV Club:

(http://media.avclub.com/images/432/432537/original/627.jpg?3126)

A contender for worst ever album title too
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: SteveDave on June 28, 2013, 07:14:30 PM
No Smokey

(http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l23/SimonLove1977/Smokey_Robinson_-_Warm_Thoughts_zps76181b25.jpg) (http://s92.photobucket.com/user/SimonLove1977/media/Smokey_Robinson_-_Warm_Thoughts_zps76181b25.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Gavin M on July 05, 2013, 02:16:57 PM
(http://www.deadpress.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/jimmyeatworld-damage.jpg)

(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p33/PlayBoyED/Sanford_Son_Laughing.gif)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: paolozzi on July 25, 2013, 07:43:46 PM
I've just been through this whole thread trying to find the album cover of a hair metal band (I think) with a naked blonde man on the front with a sticker covering his giblets. On the back cover he is standing there with an erection. Can anyone help me?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: kngen on July 25, 2013, 08:55:57 PM
I've just been through this whole thread trying to find the album cover of a hair metal band (I think) with a naked blonde man on the front with a sticker covering his giblets. On the back cover he is standing there with an erection. Can anyone help me?

Surely not Nigel Pepper Cock?!?!

(http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/GEp7dUk7Qxk/hqdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: paolozzi on July 25, 2013, 09:05:49 PM
Yes! Thanks!

Just listening to them now. Turns out they're not hair metal at all.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on July 25, 2013, 09:06:53 PM
Thought that was late-1960s Viv Stanshall for a moment there.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: kngen on July 25, 2013, 09:09:46 PM
Of all the things I've discussed on this forum, I did not expect Nigel Pepper Cock to be one of them! Also, I'm almost 100% sure that was a seven-inch (yes, yes ...) rather than an album though (not that it matters). I may even still own it.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: paolozzi on July 25, 2013, 09:34:49 PM
I can't even remember what thread I must have seen it in. Thought it was this one. Ah well, at least it's here now. G'wan, post the naughty version too.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Egyptian Feast on July 25, 2013, 09:36:56 PM
Good Jesus, I've just seen the uncensored artwork. I should have heeded the sticker.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Beagle 2 on July 28, 2013, 02:11:08 PM
(http://demonrecords.co.uk/admin/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/COOKCD581-Turin-Brakes-We-Were-Here-300x300.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on July 28, 2013, 02:25:22 PM
I quite like that!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Hangthebuggers on August 01, 2013, 01:06:56 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/q71/s720x720/1098014_4987952256674_1535152649_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shoulders?-Stomach! on August 01, 2013, 09:27:13 PM
(http://www.stereotude.com/sites/stereotude.com/files/styles/node_article_full/public/p17v4smjp21r4410t43jroc7c04a.jpg?itok=PvEEXV4M)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: massive bereavement on August 24, 2013, 10:05:05 PM
(http://www.ozmusicbooks.com/prodimg/J/jon.pertwee.pops.for.tiny.tots.lp.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Depressed Beyond Tables on August 24, 2013, 10:55:29 PM
(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/3264/uhp5.png)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on August 31, 2013, 01:43:57 AM
(http://exystence.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Santana-300x298.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: TheMonk on September 02, 2013, 12:37:35 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/57/Roger_Taylor_Happiness.jpg)(http://eil.com/images/main/Roger+Taylor+-+Electric+Fire+-+CD+ALBUM-122080.jpg)(http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/5247/brianmayanotherworldfro.jpg)(http://sp8.fotolog.com/photo/24/4/2/pimpolhosbobos/1199308090_f.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazyhour on September 02, 2013, 01:04:10 PM
(http://eil.com/images/main/Roger+Taylor+-+Electric+Fire+-+CD+ALBUM-122080.jpg)

Surely we can now close the thread?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Kane Jones on September 02, 2013, 01:05:12 PM
Surely we can now close the thread?

I prefer the original cover;

(http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u527/kanejones/T2eC16hcE9s4PvnmQBRr0i2wKy60_35copy_zpse9927f08.jpg) (http://s1320.photobucket.com/user/kanejones/media/T2eC16hcE9s4PvnmQBRr0i2wKy60_35copy_zpse9927f08.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazyhour on September 02, 2013, 01:07:16 PM
Very tempted by this t-shirt.

(http://eil.com/images/main/Roger+Taylor+-+Electric+Fire+-+T-SHIRT-224077.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Kane Jones on September 02, 2013, 01:10:08 PM
Very tempted by this t-shirt.

(http://eil.com/images/main/Roger+Taylor+-+Electric+Fire+-+T-SHIRT-224077.jpg)

It would make a pretty serviceable jizz bib.  Just throw it over your stomach and chuck your muck on it.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: SteveDave on September 08, 2013, 11:58:22 AM
Bad design, bad photo & THE WORLD'S WORST LP TITLE...EVER!

(http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l23/SimonLove1977/example-hits-album-cover_zpsb7aabc5f.png) (http://s92.photobucket.com/user/SimonLove1977/media/example-hits-album-cover_zpsb7aabc5f.png.html)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on September 09, 2013, 10:25:03 AM
Great album but shit cover...

(http://rymimg.com/lk/f/l/cb154209ddeb28b6323f6e6c03e4b109/2181217.jpg)

I prefer this version...

(http://eil.com/images/main/The+Peppers+-+Pepper+Box+-+LP+RECORD-473968.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on September 09, 2013, 02:22:40 PM
I bought Pepperbox CD for £2 at Sister Ray, Soho on Record Shop Day this year. They had piles of them. Might still.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on September 14, 2013, 12:00:52 AM
Not really a terrible album cover at all, but the lettering on 'The Dreaming' has always bugged me, specifically the way the words 'Kate Bush' are presented as if they'd been put there as an afterthought:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/05/Kate_Bush_The_Dreaming_Cover.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Beep Cleep Chimney on September 14, 2013, 09:17:27 AM
Saw this in a shop yesterday. Rotten title.  Rotten artwork.

In summary: Rotten.

(http://cdn.stereogum.com/files/2013/08/Franz-Ferdinand-New-Album.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Butchers Blind on September 14, 2013, 01:28:54 PM
Didn't know they were still going.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: IForgotMyPassword on September 15, 2013, 09:47:37 AM
Surely we can now close the thread?

I put it to the jury that Roger Taylor is the worst lyricist in the history of pop.
http://www.ultimatequeen.co.uk/roger-taylor/songs/electric-fire.htm
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Tairy_Green on September 15, 2013, 03:04:25 PM
I put it to the jury that Roger Taylor is the worst lyricist in the history of pop.
http://www.ultimatequeen.co.uk/roger-taylor/songs/electric-fire.htm

I was going to try to quote the worst offenders here, but they're all as bad as each other and are also making me feel a bit sick.

Outstanding link, my genuine thanks.

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on September 15, 2013, 03:34:48 PM
Saw this in a shop yesterday. Rotten title.  Rotten artwork.

In summary: Rotten.

(http://cdn.stereogum.com/files/2013/08/Franz-Ferdinand-New-Album.jpg)

Who do you think you are kidding, Mr Hitler?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Phil_A on September 15, 2013, 06:45:34 PM
I was going to try to quote the worst offenders here, but they're all as bad as each other and are also making me feel a bit sick.

Outstanding link, my genuine thanks.

My brain can't even parse how this would work in the context of a song. And I don't even want to know, it's too perfect as it is.

Quote
Believe (bus conductors) in (people on trams) yourself (Welshmen and sheep, clamps)
Believe (lepidopterists) in (collectors of stamps) yourself (leopards with spots on, tramps)
I mean you (space wasting journalists), I mean you (people in far flung posts)
I mean you (unpleasant neighbours), I mean you (ghosts)
I mean you (Duane Eddy), and I mean you (lawyers with fees)
And I mean you (Elvis), and I mean you (deciduous trees)
And I mean you (bosses), and I mean you (pets)
And I mean you (nurses, vets)

Believe (people with peepholes) in (you) yourself
You (Elsie), you (Stan)
I believe (mother, Desperate Dan)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Beep Cleep Chimney on September 15, 2013, 07:08:49 PM
My brain can't even parse how this would work in the context of a song. And I don't even want to know, it's too perfect as it is.
That's incredible.
Out of curiosity I looked that song up on YouTube.
Dire.
The REALLY awful bit starts at 3:23!

http://youtu.be/cYZUGU54lT8?t=3m23s (http://youtu.be/cYZUGU54lT8?t=3m23s)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: SteveDave on September 15, 2013, 08:37:02 PM
The "Tramps" made me guffaw like a donkey.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Gulftastic on September 15, 2013, 09:59:21 PM
'Lawyers with fees
Elvis, deciduous trees'

Magnificent stuff.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Olarrio on September 17, 2013, 09:44:21 PM
(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i91/Olarrio/hurch_zps7662b990.jpg) (http://s70.photobucket.com/user/Olarrio/media/hurch_zps7662b990.jpg.html)

Has anyone read Charl's recent Quietus Baker's Dozen? Seems entirely genuine, as far as I can tell.

Just having a listen to a newly released song of hers - I Can Dream... ain't too shabby! Rest of the EP is well Kate Bushy at times too.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazyhour on September 17, 2013, 11:21:31 PM
Has anyone read Charl's recent Quietus Baker's Dozen? Seems entirely genuine, as far as I can tell.

The Beatles
Radiohead
Sufjan Stevens
Jeff Buckley
The Hold Steady
Bon Iver
Bjork[nb]And a few more interesting choices that don't fit my smug point[/nb]

Yeah, not that hard to believe it's genuine.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Ein Sof on September 18, 2013, 12:17:36 AM
Thanks to Ms. Church, I discovered The Van Pelt and Brand New today. I hope she continues on this path she's laying out for herself.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: PaulTMA on September 18, 2013, 12:38:47 AM
Thanks to Ms. Church, I discovered The Van Pelt and Brand New today. I hope she continues on this path she's laying out for herself.

She's the new Zane Lowe
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: SteveDave on September 18, 2013, 05:30:54 PM
(http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l23/SimonLove1977/sq_zps779982f4.jpg) (http://s92.photobucket.com/user/SimonLove1977/media/sq_zps779982f4.jpg.html)

LETS GO SQUARE DANCING WITH HOWARD MARKS
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on September 20, 2013, 07:39:54 PM
(http://exystence.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Don-Rich-300x300.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: The Plunger on September 21, 2013, 08:25:19 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61Eu%2BbC6YHL.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Phil_A on September 26, 2013, 10:52:56 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61Eu%2BbC6YHL.jpg)

Oof. Nice "Word Art" style font there, Steve.

I saw this on an advert just now. This is apparently the actual finished album artwork:

(http://cdn.doandroidsdance.com/assets/2013/07/chase-status-brand-new-machinec-cover.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on September 26, 2013, 11:35:21 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/ab/Moon_Landing_James_Blunt.jpg)

As objectionable as anything with his face on it is, my other objection is the silly font and the footprint that forms the I in 'Landing'.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on September 26, 2013, 11:56:17 AM
It's a suggestion; sit on his face.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on September 26, 2013, 12:02:09 PM
What me worry?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on September 27, 2013, 04:35:54 PM
So this is a real thing

(http://exystence.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/The-Lloyd-Pack-300x300.jpg)

http://exystence.net/blog/2013/09/27/the-lloyd-pack-at-home-with-the-lloyd-pack-2013/
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: SteveDave on September 29, 2013, 05:05:17 PM
So this is a real thing

(http://exystence.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/The-Lloyd-Pack-300x300.jpg)

http://exystence.net/blog/2013/09/27/the-lloyd-pack-at-home-with-the-lloyd-pack-2013/

I think that's a good one...
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: massive bereavement on September 30, 2013, 12:12:54 PM
(http://eil.com/images/main/Val+Doonican+-+A+World+Of+Love+-+LP+RECORD-455510.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thecuriousorange on October 02, 2013, 09:11:46 AM
Now I'm not saying all early-seventies rock was a load of old wank, but...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51vLCh69l-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Jumble Cashback on October 06, 2013, 01:30:18 PM
Not sure this counts really, but it's a real thing.  I get the feeling it might have been hastily cobbled together to accompany the Amazon listing though.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51yCMbF4ASL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: SteveDave on October 06, 2013, 01:37:31 PM
Jessie J's new LP

(http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l23/SimonLove1977/jessie-j-alive-cover-music_zpsb53ec979.jpg) (http://s92.photobucket.com/user/SimonLove1977/media/jessie-j-alive-cover-music_zpsb53ec979.jpg.html)

or

(http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l23/SimonLove1977/jessie-j-alive-cover-music_zps3f455f2c.jpg) (http://s92.photobucket.com/user/SimonLove1977/media/jessie-j-alive-cover-music_zps3f455f2c.jpg.html)

back from the dead...
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on October 06, 2013, 04:46:23 PM
She looks like she just woke up face down in the bathroom, and there's nay bog paper
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Gavin M on October 07, 2013, 08:50:44 PM
I can't decide if this is more like something a crazed teenage fan would knock up in about ten minutes, or a Spinal Tap-esque pisstake.  I think I love it, despite its obvious crapness:

(http://i1.cdnds.net/13/41/618x618/music-album-artwork-lady-gaga.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: SteveDave on October 07, 2013, 08:55:21 PM
I quite like that. It's better than the last one where she was a motorbike.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Beep Cleep Chimney on October 14, 2013, 09:38:57 PM
Oh dear.

(https://s3.amazonaws.com/pj-images.modlife.com/design/lb_cover.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thecuriousorange on October 18, 2013, 08:56:52 PM
I hate Pearl Jam, but quite like that cover. It's very Saul Bass.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thecuriousorange on October 30, 2013, 11:52:33 AM
Washed up nu metallers Adema have produced maybe the worst album cover of the year.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/af/Topple_the_Giants_EP.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: kngen on October 30, 2013, 03:00:28 PM
Washed up nu metallers Adema have produced maybe the worst album cover of the year.


Wow - that's really shit. The idea is awful, obviously - but executed in such a low-rent local newspaper way, too. I just cannot see how - in this day and age - no-one thought 'ah, we should probably spend another half-an-hour on it'. Then again, the Lady Gaga cover is nearly as bad, and christ knows how much that cost.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on October 31, 2013, 04:54:00 PM
My reverence for Steve Cropper is suitably high, but really, what...the...eh...

(http://www.recordsale.de/cdpix/s/steve_cropper-playin_my_thang.jpg)

And the back cover...

(http://highfidelityla.com/covers/big/0308B.jpg)

Why, Steve, why?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Absorb the anus burn on November 03, 2013, 01:18:44 AM
(http://rymimg.com/lk/o/l/61225a8f8cbd2f7d81383ab9bedc940d/1424600.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: TheMonk on November 03, 2013, 11:04:49 AM
(http://cdn.pastemagazine.com/www/articles/2013/10/15/Paul-McCartney-NEW-Deluxe-Edition.jpg?1381822786)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on November 04, 2013, 08:32:45 AM
(http://www.jazzology.com/imgs/cd_covers/ACD-154.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on November 04, 2013, 08:39:33 AM
Oh, it's a jazz album.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on November 04, 2013, 08:49:37 AM
I would like to think that he's saying "while you're down there, luv"
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on November 04, 2013, 11:49:47 AM
(http://exystence.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/ABBA-300x270.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: the hum on November 05, 2013, 03:13:49 PM
just browsing cdbaby.com....

(http://www.prlog.org/12225564-andy-john-bradfords-oceans-5-the-return-to-mingu.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on November 05, 2013, 04:08:20 PM
(http://www.jazzology.com/imgs/cd_covers/ACD-154.jpg)

If that were just the photo sans the awful text, it would be amazing.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: SteveDave on November 05, 2013, 08:26:55 PM
If that were just the photo sans the awful text, it would be amazing.

You weren't wrong

(http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l23/SimonLove1977/ACD-154_zps6bc963c3.jpg) (http://s92.photobucket.com/user/SimonLove1977/media/ACD-154_zps6bc963c3.jpg.html)

All done in MS Paint
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: DrunkCountry on November 06, 2013, 03:43:29 PM
She's the new low

Fixed.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Pancake on November 07, 2013, 02:00:09 PM
(http://o.scdn.co/300/8db2f339960ceffb766b244b7f70f5d4f3f07a2c)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c4/Keepcalmandcarryon.jpg)

PLUS bonus neg rep for naming their album after the last 5 years most hateful slogan
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Gavin M on November 07, 2013, 02:29:40 PM
To be fair to the 'Phonics (and it's not easy) it was in 2009, just before it became ubiquitous although it was definitely gathering twat-momentum by then.

Plus it did spawn this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22tGAKMIn4o
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Bored of Canada on November 07, 2013, 02:30:50 PM
I know it's probably intentionally meant to be horrific but Christ, I hate this one:

http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/126s/74905272.jpg

NSFW, I guess. May as well link it to not cause someone undue stress.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on November 07, 2013, 06:27:49 PM
(http://www.synthema.ru/uploads/posts/2011-08/1314286657_kim-wilde-snapshots.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on November 07, 2013, 11:11:20 PM
(http://exystence.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Mount-Eerie.jpg)

"Oh, you caught me having a little break guys!"
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on November 07, 2013, 11:21:20 PM
Mount Eerie's a fucking idiot. I can't stand him. Saw him supporting Earth a year or two back at Union Chapel and he had some fancy-schmancy twelve string guitar playing some god-awful dross and tiresomely bleating secondary school-level poetry. That was his music. That's what he does. He makes songs with stupid names and boring concepts like 'The Cold Sea' and 'I Look At The Pale Moon' and 'The Tree Farts'. Tedious bullshit. I'm normally above such behaviour but at times I honestly couldn't contain the smirks and trickles of laughter dribbling out of my face at the sheer banal sounds this man was producing. I found it hard to convince myself it wasn't a joke.

That album cover has just made me hate him even more.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Townmouse on November 08, 2013, 12:05:31 AM
(http://www.synthema.ru/uploads/posts/2011-08/1314286657_kim-wilde-snapshots.jpg)

I notice she hasn't included any snapshots of herself pissed on the Northern Line singing out of tune.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on November 10, 2013, 06:47:50 PM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0002/497/MI0002497829.jpg)

It's kind of sweet in a way, but just...no.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: The Plunger on November 10, 2013, 07:07:23 PM
(http://dodgy.tmstor.es/images/16464.png)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on November 10, 2013, 07:19:50 PM
How did they get the effect of looking like it's inside a plastic case? That's amazing!

Love the title in inverted commas as well. Like jake thunder's band!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on November 11, 2013, 11:13:14 PM
This just screams "bukkake"

(http://exystence.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Cliff-Richard.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: boki on November 11, 2013, 11:22:05 PM
Cut Copy are having a fackin' bubble
(http://images.emusic.com/music/images/album/144/821/14482177/600x600.jpg)
Like, whoooa dude, my mind's been blown right back to the early 90s man.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: grassbath on November 12, 2013, 12:04:32 AM
Mount Eerie's a fucking idiot. I can't stand him. Saw him supporting Earth a year or two back at Union Chapel and he had some fancy-schmancy twelve string guitar playing some god-awful dross and tiresomely bleating secondary school-level poetry. That was his music. That's what he does. He makes songs with stupid names and boring concepts like 'The Cold Sea' and 'I Look At The Pale Moon' and 'The Tree Farts'. Tedious bullshit. I'm normally above such behaviour but at times I honestly couldn't contain the smirks and trickles of laughter dribbling out of my face at the sheer banal sounds this man was producing. I found it hard to convince myself it wasn't a joke.

That album cover has just made me hate him even more.

You just summed up everything I think about Current 93.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on November 28, 2013, 02:15:36 PM
Denny Laine has some crackers

(http://rymimg.com/lk/f/l/738b3dd68d819962c37ca8f39ba16b52/1455190.jpg)

(http://rymimg.com/lk/f/l/18ddec82bbe231e7e7604f748a06aff7/4691985.jpg)

(http://rymimg.com/lk/f/l/cc9a57886661852954bde8df451e0fc0/3407909.jpg)

(http://rymimg.com/lk/f/l/ef5bdc81ff7b1a030b4b3232b6e131a9/2046049.jpg)

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: jake thunder on November 28, 2013, 04:15:02 PM
How did they get the effect of looking like it's inside a plastic case? That's amazing!

Love the title in inverted commas as well. Like jake thunder's band!

What what?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on December 13, 2013, 03:31:15 PM
albeit a bit shrivelled
(http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/474/675v.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Famous Mortimer on December 13, 2013, 08:07:17 PM
World's smallest man wakes up inside a gin & tonic, seems slightly puzzled more than anything
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Absorb the anus burn on December 24, 2013, 12:46:05 AM
(https://eu.rymimg.com/lk/o/l/be949fdb964bbeb708990843df7c8dda/1674756.jpg)

Wow, what a turd.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Vitalstatistix on December 25, 2013, 01:18:23 AM
Mount Eerie's a fucking idiot. I can't stand him. Saw him supporting Earth a year or two back at Union Chapel and he had some fancy-schmancy twelve string guitar playing some god-awful dross and tiresomely bleating secondary school-level poetry. That was his music. That's what he does. He makes songs with stupid names and boring concepts like 'The Cold Sea' and 'I Look At The Pale Moon' and 'The Tree Farts'. Tedious bullshit. I'm normally above such behaviour but at times I honestly couldn't contain the smirks and trickles of laughter dribbling out of my face at the sheer banal sounds this man was producing. I found it hard to convince myself it wasn't a joke.

That album cover has just made me hate him even more.

The Glow Pt. 2 is one of my favourite albums ever so I must insist you take all this back. I take it very personally. Thanks Nags :)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: SavageHedgehog on December 30, 2013, 09:32:49 AM
While it's nothing on many of the previous nominees, the cover of Springsteen's new album is surprisingly poor
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/84/High_Hopes_album_Bruce_Springsteen.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on January 12, 2014, 05:20:33 PM
They seem to be going for that 60's bubblgum pop cartoon vibe or a lounge cocktail affair but don't quite succeed in either style
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/191/tzf7.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: One off man mental on January 12, 2014, 06:59:55 PM
Don't know if anyone's posted this yet but Jesus Fucking Christ.....

(http://assets-s3.rollingstone.com/assets/images/album_review/ad4c1215ed9015292fe67b5b6d6f4ccff386199a.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Absorb the anus burn on January 30, 2014, 12:43:01 AM
Okay album, but fucking hell.....

(https://eu.rymimg.com/lk/o/l/e35f4d59c8ca13f43adc2eab41835e27/1416752.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on February 20, 2014, 01:00:52 PM
(http://www.thefurrowcollective.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/furrow007.jpg)

Good God, Alasdair, what are you doing with your face? And woman on the left, you really need to condition your hair. Also, why are you ghosts?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Textface on February 20, 2014, 01:19:20 PM
(http://www.thefurrowcollective.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/furrow007.jpg)

Good God, Alasdair, what are you doing with your face? And woman on the left, you really need to condition your hair. Also, why are you ghosts?

l-r 1,4,2,3
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: chand on February 20, 2014, 02:00:37 PM
Don't know if anyone's posted this yet but Jesus Fucking Christ.....

(http://assets-s3.rollingstone.com/assets/images/album_review/ad4c1215ed9015292fe67b5b6d6f4ccff386199a.jpg)

Aside from the incredible aesthetic ugliness of that cover, the thing that bothers me most is that that schoolboy is clearly not in disguise.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Clatty McCutcheon on February 20, 2014, 02:04:13 PM
Er....he's in disgrace not in disguise.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: chand on February 20, 2014, 03:04:04 PM
Haha, shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit. I'm blaming the shitty font for that.

Wait, is it too late to claim I was joking.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Cleaners From Venus on February 20, 2014, 03:08:05 PM
I thought you were. I don't now.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: stunted on February 20, 2014, 04:30:23 PM
I quite like the cover just because how odd it is. I can't get my head round what they were trying to achieve with it.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on February 20, 2014, 08:45:50 PM
I can't get my head round what they were trying to achieve with it.

You can say that about most of The Kinks' post-1970 output.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Absorb the anus burn on February 21, 2014, 07:26:31 PM
I quite like the cover just because how odd it is. I can't get my head round what they were trying to achieve with it.

Never mind that the silhouette looks like a mix of Donald Duck and teacher from the Bash Street Kids.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Jim_MacLaine on February 22, 2014, 02:07:25 PM
Really enjoying The Greg Foat Group but these covers are shite.

(http://futurebeats.gladyspalmera.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/greg_foat_group_future_beats_detalle.jpg)

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lx9v54lE061qz52bt.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Birdie on February 23, 2014, 05:04:45 AM
That orange reminded me of this which if not terrible is incredibly lame:


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/id/d/dd/The_Police-Zenyatta_Mondatta.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Gulftastic on February 23, 2014, 03:02:05 PM
That orange reminded me of this which if not terrible is incredibly lame:


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/id/d/dd/The_Police-Zenyatta_Mondatta.jpg)

I like the 'Office' style look to camera. He knows how shit it is, and what a prick he's stood next to.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Phil_A on February 23, 2014, 03:06:54 PM
Really enjoying The Greg Foat Group but these covers are shite.

(http://futurebeats.gladyspalmera.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/greg_foat_group_future_beats_detalle.jpg)

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lx9v54lE061qz52bt.jpg)

I don't get what's wrong with either of those, to be honest. They look like old sci-fi book covers.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on February 23, 2014, 04:26:55 PM
(http://exystence.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Marc-Almond.jpg)

It's Marc Almond's severed head, in the middle of a peach with ears. Or something.

I love that his name is written in spunk.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on February 23, 2014, 04:48:48 PM
That orange reminded me of this which if not terrible is incredibly lame:


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/id/d/dd/The_Police-Zenyatta_Mondatta.jpg)

That's remarkably similar to another album I posted in this thread over a year back:

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/318457/pics/mahavishnu-orchestra-birds-of-fire-1973-180-grs.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Bingo Fury on February 23, 2014, 05:01:56 PM
Do you have the same trouble with your "Birds Of Fire" as I do? Just a little bit bigger than the records on either side of it? [nb]I had to swap the case on my "Enemy Of The World" for the same reason.[/nb]
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on February 23, 2014, 05:15:14 PM
I only ever had UK CBS pressings of it (which were appalling; had to take at least a couple back).

Was your like this one?-

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/318457/pics/birds%20of%20fire.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Big Jack McBastard on February 23, 2014, 05:37:52 PM
Oh dear.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81hHvRvqDdL._AA1500_.jpg)

I felt the need to do this.

(http://i.imgur.com/ilcoKUD.png)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Bingo Fury on February 23, 2014, 05:59:13 PM
I only ever had UK CBS pressings of it (which were appalling; had to take at least a couple back).

Was your like this one?-

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/318457/pics/birds%20of%20fire.jpg)

Same label, but I didn't get the special pressing with the funky shape.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Jim_MacLaine on February 23, 2014, 08:22:40 PM
I don't get what's wrong with either of those, to be honest. They look like old sci-fi book covers.
.

That's the problem.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: SteveDave on February 23, 2014, 10:51:39 PM
Terrible album covers is not as good as Miles Davis.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on February 27, 2014, 12:01:16 AM
Not an album cover, but music-related

This ridiculously half-arsed and glum-looking book cover had me cackling earlier

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51MDHhaynWL._.jpg)

Just think, there was a photo-shoot, and they decided to go for THAT shot

Marvellous
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Petey Pate on March 04, 2014, 09:10:34 PM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0000/921/MI0000921417.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on March 04, 2014, 09:22:21 PM
Is the main snowman thing Courtney Love?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on March 04, 2014, 09:30:33 PM
Iggy
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: SteveDave on March 04, 2014, 11:39:00 PM
I'm releasing an LP this year which has a cover that is destined for this thread.

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Don_Preston on March 05, 2014, 12:24:15 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51YB60v6W9L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazyhour on March 05, 2014, 02:17:28 PM
Still, Fagen and McDonald performing live together - not to be sniffed at!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Famous Mortimer on March 05, 2014, 06:07:58 PM
Is that a real album cover? Did no-one spot that that's not how you spell eclectic?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: stunted on March 05, 2014, 06:16:02 PM
You can say that about most of The Kinks' post-1970 output.
Enough brilliance in their to make it worth it though.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on March 06, 2014, 08:52:01 AM
Is that a real album cover? Did no-one spot that that's not how you spell eclectic?

It's all done in the spirit of the Goons character, Eccles.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Crabwalk on March 11, 2014, 01:21:20 PM
I saw a cracker in Oxfam yesterday; a Frankie Laine sleeve that featured him opening a garden gate. It was even more mundane than it sounds. Can't find it online sadly, so here's another good'un from him:

(http://www.discorder.com/images/covers/b/M/4/M49734.jpg)

Buy this record or the husky gets it.

EDIT: Fuck it, here's another couple:

(http://eil.com/images/main/Frankie+Laine+-+I+Wanted+Someone+To+Love+-+LP+RECORD-550203.jpg)

(http://images.bidorbuy.co.za/user_images/951/385951/385951_121011112158_Leoni_October_5_LPS_043.JPG)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Phil_A on March 11, 2014, 04:23:39 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/yfsQeYT.png)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Head Gardener on March 17, 2014, 01:37:54 PM
(https://scontent-b-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-9/1958123_10152674171162729_1775506360_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Clatty McCutcheon on March 18, 2014, 05:22:27 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/dc/The_Pretty_Reckless_-_Going_To_Hell_%28Official_Album_Cover%29.png)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Retinend on March 18, 2014, 09:42:16 PM
Clatty McCutcheon wins the thread.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Clatty McCutcheon on March 18, 2014, 09:50:16 PM
A friend of mine proudly showed me his copy of that Pretty Reckless album today, in a way which invited my approval and admiration, which I was of course able to give unreservedly.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazyhour on March 18, 2014, 10:56:48 PM
That Pretty Reckless name/cover reminds me of this 1980 Canadian rock LP:

(http://www.phuxx.net/ebay/recklesslpvinyl.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on March 19, 2014, 01:39:54 AM
The first Space album in ten years came out this week, and I'd easily put them in my top ten favourite bands, but blinkin' blimey

(http://i4.coventrytelegraph.net/incoming/article6783957.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/JS33302548-6783957.jpg)

Earlier versions

(http://spacetheband.com/art/lrg/attack-of-the-mutant-50ft-kebab-2.jpg)

(http://louderthanwar.com/wp-content/uploads/50ft-Kebab-300x288.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Don_Preston on March 19, 2014, 09:30:41 PM
(http://cdn.stereogum.com/files/2013/12/Gene-Clark-No-Other-608x598.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/99/ByrdmaniaxCover.jpg)

Both are atrocious covers!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thraxx on March 19, 2014, 09:41:27 PM
The first Space album in ten years came out this week, and I'd easily put them in my top ten favourite bands, but blinkin' blimey

(http://i4.coventrytelegraph.net/incoming/article6783957.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/JS33302548-6783957.jpg)

Earlier versions

(http://spacetheband.com/art/lrg/attack-of-the-mutant-50ft-kebab-2.jpg)

(http://louderthanwar.com/wp-content/uploads/50ft-Kebab-300x288.jpg)

I don't know whether to be horrified at the covers or the fact that Space are one of your top ten favorite ever bands.  Really?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: SteveDave on March 19, 2014, 09:44:08 PM
(http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l23/SimonLove1977/1_zps0802708a.jpg) (http://s92.photobucket.com/user/SimonLove1977/media/1_zps0802708a.jpg.html)

Less a name more an occupation
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Don_Preston on March 19, 2014, 10:16:59 PM
I don't know whether to be horrified at the covers or the fact that Space are one of your top ten favorite ever bands.  Really?

It's a Shock, shock, horror, horror, shock, shock, horror!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on March 19, 2014, 10:38:06 PM
Space are gr8, mate!

The debut, Tin Planet, Love You More Than Football, right up there in my favourites

The new one is pretty good, too, despite THAT cover
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thraxx on March 19, 2014, 11:26:12 PM
Space are gr8, mate!

The debut, Tin Planet, Love You More Than Football, right up there in my favourites

The new one is pretty good, too, despite THAT cover

Well fuck me sideways you weren't joking!  Fair play to you, I could never get past the fact that the ginger guitarist was right cunt apparently and the fact that the scouse singer/bass player kept doing that annoying 'O' thing with his mouth, which I reckon he nicked from that other more famous scouse singer/bass player.

I will have a listen to those records an account of your glowing appraisal, but I shall skip Female Of The Species and the one about 'who lives in a house like this?'  They sound like novelty records.

That cover is absolute dogshit though isn't it, it doesn't even look ironic shit.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: olliebean on March 19, 2014, 11:48:19 PM
Love You More Than Football

Didn't know about this one, apparently it was never released and I can only find one download which doesn't look like it's going to get beyond 56.4%. That's a bit of a pisser.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: boki on March 20, 2014, 12:53:46 AM
(http://i4.coventrytelegraph.net/incoming/article6783957.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/JS33302548-6783957.jpg)
Cripes.  Looks a bit like someone tried to recreate a still from a Residents video using only felt tip pens.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: daf on March 20, 2014, 11:43:31 AM
Jesus! Nothing can compete with that Space cover - they're not really using that, are they?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Howj Begg on March 20, 2014, 12:48:43 PM
That could easily be a Funkadelic cover.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: PaulTMA on March 20, 2014, 12:54:29 PM
I like his fez
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: the psyche intangible on March 20, 2014, 01:03:27 PM
I like it all. There's a bit of 'Return of the Super Ape' going on.

(http://www.onlyroots-reggae.com/3943-thickbox/lp-lee-perry-return-of-the-super-ape.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Petey Pate on March 20, 2014, 01:04:47 PM
I see your 50ft Mutant Kebab and raise with these Galactic Ass Creatures, courtesy of the Detroit Grand Pubahs.

(http://s.pixogs.com/image/R-256606-1253205646.jpeg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: olliebean on March 20, 2014, 09:49:00 PM
Well that's not even an original idea:

(http://www.geraldscarfe.com/wp-content/uploads/walljudgenew1.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on March 21, 2014, 10:38:30 AM
Hehe love these similar covers! Especially the mutant fanny and bum one

I am quite happy to upload Love You More Than Football either later today or tomorrow, olliebean, will pm the link to any interested parties, just let me know

It wasn't released due to issues with Gut Records, or something. It's got some fantastic stuff on it, some of their best, like Everybody In The Madhouse, Despise, Diary Of A Wimp, Thank You, and Gravity. I'd give it 4 cream cakes out of 5

I originally got a copy from a total donk of a swine from the Space forum about ten years back. He was being a right tit about sharing it with fellow fans, and acted like it was the Holy Grail and only he was getting to lick it's cup and everyone else had to literally beg him or they wasn't worthy. He then uploaded it to a site, and only gave the password to enter to a handful of people. Absolute spoon

It's not the greatest of copies, and it'd be nice to have a proper release, but very listenable and worth having, if you enjoy yer Space

Can't really comment on Jamie Murphy being a cunt, as he's always come across quite well to me. He rejoined the new lineup a few years back, but has left or been booted out again since. He has though, written some of my favourite Space tunes, like If I Ever, Gravity, and 1 O' Clock, so seems alright, for that alone
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Absorb the anus burn on March 29, 2014, 02:32:01 PM
(https://eu.rymimg.com/lk/o/l/02c4ef0a715e2e7baa96fb5168585d75/1607201.jpg)

German cheese... The copy I found this morning in a charity shop appears to have shit on the cover, which is fair enough.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on March 29, 2014, 07:36:12 PM
(https://eu.rymimg.com/lk/o/l/02c4ef0a715e2e7baa96fb5168585d75/1607201.jpg)

German cheese... The copy I found this morning in a charity shop appears to have shit on the cover, which is fair enough.

I've got a very worn version of that. Its not a bad cover, some of their others are worse.

(http://www.recordsbymail.com/uploads/june-25-lps/225179.JPG)

A bit disgruntled in this one
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: DangledTeeth on March 31, 2014, 05:19:09 PM
(http://www.live-metal.net/keepingrealmusicalive/wp-content/uploads/2006/06/faith_no_more_the_real_thing.jpg)

(http://iheartguitarblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/faith-no-more-king-for-a-day-fool-for-a-lifetime.jpg.png)

I think all of Faith No More's album covers are mind-bogglingly crap. These are the worst two (I say that as if there are too many to bother sharing).


(http://www.chifloss.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/samiyam-wish-you-were-here.jpg)

This one seems to have been cobbled together insouciantly for comical effect. Still shit, though.



(http://images.popmatters.com/news_art/f/flying_lotus_-_cosmogramma.jpg)

To me, this looks horrifically minimal for an album cover. It wouldn't be so bad if it was part of a 'Hiroshige - The Pissed-up Drawings' exhibition.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Ballad of Ballard Berkley on March 31, 2014, 06:13:16 PM
Don't know if anyone's posted this yet but Jesus Fucking Christ.....

(http://assets-s3.rollingstone.com/assets/images/album_review/ad4c1215ed9015292fe67b5b6d6f4ccff386199a.jpg)

That's their worst album cover by miles, but these aren't much cop either.

(http://www.morethings.com/music/kinks-ray_davies/pictures/word-of-mouth.jpg)

(http://kamertunesblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/the-kinks-think-visual.jpg?w=547)

(http://assets-s3.rollingstone.com/assets/images/album_review/e3213bb5f708a7db9ab8e47613257033cc2735c2.jpg)

It looks like the woman in the last one is about to make a dirty protest against the Kinks' late '70s transformation into a US-centric stadium rock band.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Don_Preston on March 31, 2014, 07:13:05 PM

(http://kamertunesblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/the-kinks-think-visual.jpg?w=547)


Brucie: The Steroid Years
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: kngen on April 02, 2014, 02:15:31 PM
(http://playitloudforever.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/exciter.jpg)
Canadian speed metal pioneers Exciter claimed they wanted the concept of their Violence and Force LP to be one of some sort of green space monster attempting to break into a lady's house. The only problem was the colour rendering went a bit haywire and they were left looking just a wee bit racist instead.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on April 02, 2014, 02:28:25 PM
Fucking idiot green space monster can't even keep a decent grip on a simple Earth knife. Go home mate.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Butchers Blind on April 07, 2014, 03:02:36 PM
(http://www.thespacebar.co.uk/ebayscans/385.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Head Gardener on April 07, 2014, 03:40:57 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/XvBsPn7.jpg)

Malachai : Beyond Ugly
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on April 08, 2014, 01:33:03 PM
Quite like that. Goes well with the album title too!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on April 09, 2014, 11:55:50 AM
The Canadian Macc Ladds?
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1600x1200q90/824/2wne.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Beagle 2 on April 11, 2014, 02:16:01 PM
Alright, so it's not really terrible, it's just irritated me. I can't imagine why you'd seize the artistic controls to make a solo record with your own autocratic vision, and then just stick a picture of yourself on the front under a nasty font. Oh, but he's saying "this time it's just me, yeah? Look at the space where the others would usually be, this time they're not there, it's a solo record, yeah? And I'm staring at my tiddler because I'm all reflective about how we're all just, like, robots. But I'm still cool and rebellious, because I'm smoking a tab, and I'm still out of Blur who you remember you like because I've got a parka on"

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bk8QF6uCEAAz4mn.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: SteveDave on April 11, 2014, 02:33:24 PM
Nice socks. Do you know he took the heroin in the mid-90s?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Don_Preston on April 11, 2014, 02:43:02 PM
Alright, so it's not really terrible, it's just irritated me. I can't imagine why you'd seize the artistic controls to make a solo record with your own autocratic vision, and then just stick a picture of yourself on the front under a nasty font. Oh, but he's saying "this time it's just me, yeah? Look at the space where the others would usually be, this time they're not there, it's a solo record, yeah?

Though I'm sure there's the obligatory patronising world music inclusion.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Neville Chamberlain on April 11, 2014, 02:44:01 PM
He still wears jackets that are far too big for him, the silly man!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Don_Preston on April 11, 2014, 02:53:20 PM
(http://www.runtrunt.se/PICTURE/1212-4-wisdomthroughmusic.jpg)

(http://www.birkajazz.com/graphics2/scottImpulse.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Petey Pate on April 11, 2014, 03:16:45 PM
That Tom Scott cover is a perfect example of the "how can we sell jazz to the hippies?" trend I mentioned upthread.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: George Oscar Bluth II on April 11, 2014, 04:00:47 PM
(http://dotsanddashes.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/todd-terje-its-album-time.jpg)

I realise it's ironic and that but...
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Textface on April 11, 2014, 07:09:02 PM
I like it, it's fun like the album title and the music within. Albarn also wears his jeans low so you can see his undies.  Silly sausage.

I always thought this was kinda horrid...

(http://images.coveralia.com/audio/e/Electronic-Raise_The_Pressure-Frontal.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Gavin M on April 11, 2014, 11:40:18 PM
The Damon Albarn cover looks like something an X-Factor winner/former boyband member would do for their third album to indicate to the world they are now a SERIOUS ARTIST OF REAL MUSIC.  Includes the three staples of such a campaign:

- A black and white photo
- Handwritten letters
- A cigarette
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on April 11, 2014, 11:43:54 PM
Alright, so it's not really terrible, it's just irritated me. I can't imagine why you'd seize the artistic controls to make a solo record with your own autocratic vision, and then just stick a picture of yourself on the front under a nasty font. Oh, but he's saying "this time it's just me, yeah? Look at the space where the others would usually be, this time they're not there, it's a solo record, yeah? And I'm staring at my tiddler because I'm all reflective about how we're all just, like, robots. But I'm still cool and rebellious, because I'm smoking a tab, and I'm still out of Blur who you remember you like because I've got a parka on"

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bk8QF6uCEAAz4mn.jpg)

Wow, I don't get that at all.  He's homing in on being a deluded nostalgic late-forties cunt, surely?  Very self deprecating and...fuck it, I think he's earned the right.

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: daf on April 12, 2014, 04:52:02 PM
Looking at his period intro for the britpop compilation last night [nb](massive cringe!)[/nb],  I think he's still working though some post britpop geezer backlash trauma - which may be the cause of all this lowkey hairshirt business.

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Mary is not amused on April 12, 2014, 06:13:45 PM
(massive cringe!)

I like a sturdy lass.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Nice Relaxing Poo on April 12, 2014, 07:02:45 PM
(http://israbox.com/uploads/posts/2009-05/1242461056_let-it-ripp.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on April 13, 2014, 10:19:03 AM
Still, starring Russ Freeman!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Jim_MacLaine on April 15, 2014, 11:50:25 PM
Yeah, that Albarn cover is fine. Minimalist innit.

I know singles collections are generally lazy money making exercises but this is one ugly cover. The horrible band photo which looks like an outtake covered with this orange (two tone) shite.

(http://991.com/NewGallery/The-Specials-The-Singles-Colle-500794.jpg)

I just can't stand it.

*smug*
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on April 17, 2014, 09:10:12 PM
It's a gorgeous album that got unfairly panned at the time (despite admittedly being a bit too long), but the cover for Stereolab's
Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night
is dated and naff even by 1999 standards:

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0002/761/MI0002761054.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Olarrio on April 17, 2014, 09:49:10 PM
It's a smashing album, but a dreadful cover:

(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i91/Olarrio/pereubuz_zps47870dbb.png) (http://s70.photobucket.com/user/Olarrio/media/pereubuz_zps47870dbb.png.html)

*two worlds collide* BANG! crash!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on April 18, 2014, 06:23:16 PM
Anal Magic & Rev. Dwight Frizzel - Beyond the Black Crack

(http://www.stalk.net/paradigm/images/06.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Chriddof on April 21, 2014, 01:00:50 AM
I don't know if this has already been on here, but anyway - this pile of shite:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3d/Fbray.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: The Plunger on April 26, 2014, 10:17:39 PM
(http://www.recordstore.co.uk/media/AbstractArticleBigData/image350/.f5n3odUU/WarehouseArticle-147584/Mark-Chadwick-Moment-Signed-Album-Bonus-Disc.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: The Region Legion on April 26, 2014, 10:47:16 PM
(http://www.recordstore.co.uk/media/AbstractArticleBigData/image350/.f5n3odUU/WarehouseArticle-147584/Mark-Chadwick-Moment-Signed-Album-Bonus-Disc.jpg)

This reminds me of some of the stuff you see on 4chan threads. Like this.

(http://www.feralnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/1367977691020.png)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Don_Preston on April 29, 2014, 12:50:01 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51o8k%2BJqgTL.jpg)
(http://lineout.thestranger.com/files/2007/02/Lou-Reed-Mistrial-308889.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f2/NewSensations_reed.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/65/Metal_machine_music.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/66/SallyCD.jpg)
(http://gentlebear.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/badlou1.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Retinend on May 01, 2014, 01:24:17 PM
4 and 5 there are alright but it's true that for such a famous alumnus of the 60s New York art scene his covers were always duds. They weren't even garishly chic, like the Velvet Underground cover for "Loaded." Even with the classics the covers are no better, I think Transformer, Berlin and Rock and Roll animal are all horrible to look at.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Crabwalk on May 02, 2014, 07:47:31 PM
Yang

(http://rymimg.com/lk/f/l/5ccf4d81f6810e9c36502983130cb091/1876412.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Bobby Treetops on May 02, 2014, 08:42:37 PM
Lovely

(https://d1wtzzt4oxg683.cloudfront.net/images/covers/medium/11/147261.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Don_Preston on May 05, 2014, 06:55:24 PM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_250/MI0002/019/MI0002019665.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)

(http://www.terrylightfoot.com/2010/images/CD-Stardust.jpg)

(http://www.heritagehallstompers.com/cdata/13312/img/13312_1267613.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on May 06, 2014, 02:24:13 PM
The last one is glorious

Like a bored builder practising on his lunch-break
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on May 09, 2014, 04:54:03 PM
It's simple, I guess, but....

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/07/Kasabian_48-13.jpg)

And the inevitable pisstake:

(http://www.peterguy.merseyblogs.co.uk/BmTk-skCAAAD9Qm.png)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: The Plunger on May 09, 2014, 06:52:10 PM
Reminds me of that whole abysmal 'No Cover Art' campaign that Hard-Fi had. Talentless bellends reaching for a gravitas that will never come.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: DangledTeeth on May 09, 2014, 07:24:10 PM
(http://s16.postimg.org/dczpjam45/Millennium_metaphors.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Chriddof on May 10, 2014, 02:13:39 AM
It's simple, I guess, but....

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/07/Kasabian_48-13.jpg)


They've been beaten to it by twenty years:

Global Communication - 76:14 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/76:14) (wiki page)

And that band actually bothered with a proper cover rather than, as already mentioned, aping that Hard-Fi nonsense.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on May 10, 2014, 09:58:51 AM
And that album was a classic.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: One off man mental on May 19, 2014, 04:55:06 PM
I recently bought Ty Segall's Goodbye Bread. Lovely album, I'd say it's easily his best so far, but FUCKING HELL WHY WOULD YOU THINK THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA???

(http://www.soundfarmer.net/music/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/cover.png)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on May 20, 2014, 03:25:21 PM
What? Uploading a 1.5mb image file?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: One off man mental on May 20, 2014, 04:23:22 PM
What? Uploading a 1.5mb image file?

The size adds to the terror.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Sexton Brackets Drugbust on May 20, 2014, 04:28:59 PM
The size adds to the terror.

So she tells me.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: chand on May 20, 2014, 04:42:04 PM
They've been beaten to it by twenty years:

Global Communication - 76:14 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/76:14) (wiki page)

And that band actually bothered with a proper cover rather than, as already mentioned, aping that Hard-Fi nonsense.

Also, Global Communication actually had the nuts to title their tracks that way, effectively making them untitled. Every track on Kasabian's album actually has a proper title, so it's just a half-arsed artistic conceit for the cover rather than a full-on balls-out decision to leave the tracks untitled and let the music speak for itself, man. Matey out of Kasabian was on Jools in a '3:00' t-shirt agreeing with Jools that 3 minutes was the perfect song length or some shite, which by implication suggests that the other twelve tracks on that album (only one other of which even comes within a minute of being 3 minutes long) are failures.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on May 20, 2014, 08:48:09 PM
Whilst searching for "cardboard CD cases" on Amazon, I stumbled across this

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51lb9goZbQL.jpg)

Clearly jokey, but also clearly fucking shit

EDIT - Is that a bit big? I dunno, as one is on one's phone. What what.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on May 20, 2014, 08:54:57 PM
It's a long way from Black Moses to the Cosy Jumper years....

(http://www.isaachayes.com/entertainment/img/covers/u_turn_lg.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on May 20, 2014, 09:47:14 PM
Looks like he was having a lovely cosy family Christmas day

Hope he was. RIP big man
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Don_Preston on May 20, 2014, 09:58:02 PM
Something about the eyes.

(http://i62.tinypic.com/2w6b1hv.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazyhour on May 20, 2014, 10:37:10 PM
I think this is kind of awful. Cue someone saying it's their favourite Tull sleeve...

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xck9WNoTodg/T0EpKjZ4npI/AAAAAAAACjs/hEdkXXP_BZU/s1600/JethroTullTooOldCover.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Sexton Brackets Drugbust on May 20, 2014, 10:39:54 PM
I think this is kind of awful. Cue someone saying it's their favourite Tull sleeve...

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xck9WNoTodg/T0EpKjZ4npI/AAAAAAAACjs/hEdkXXP_BZU/s1600/JethroTullTooOldCover.jpg)

Goatse POV?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on May 21, 2014, 01:23:53 PM
The size adds to the terror.

It looks more like a hound to me.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Don_Preston on May 21, 2014, 01:24:50 PM
(http://www.kalamu.com/bol/wp-content/content/images/sun%20ra%20purple%20night%20cover.jpg)

Cue someone saying it's their favourite Ra sleeve...
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: father_bigley on May 21, 2014, 07:14:01 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/jjxH6Lr.jpg) (http://imgur.com/jjxH6Lr)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: non capisco on May 22, 2014, 12:40:30 AM
Nah, sorry. That Joe Tex one is amazing. The endearingly cheap primary school play looking shambles of its Biblical concept is enough in itself to win me over but the icing on the cake is the man himself pulling one of the greatest facial expressions I've ever seen. He looks like a camp novelty keyhole. Thou shalt not bump furthermore with no big fat woman.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: CaledonianGonzo on May 22, 2014, 07:35:55 AM
Thou shalt not bump furthermore with no big fat woman.

Hahaha
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: father_bigley on May 22, 2014, 08:20:53 AM
Nah, sorry. That Joe Tex one is amazing.

You're right of course, I just snuck it in here hoping that no-one would notice. I offer this in penance.

(http://i.imgur.com/iaHsAEx.jpg) (http://imgur.com/iaHsAEx)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Sexton Brackets Drugbust on May 22, 2014, 11:47:18 AM
You're right of course, I just snuck it in here hoping that no-one would notice. I offer this in penance.

(http://i.imgur.com/iaHsAEx.jpg) (http://imgur.com/iaHsAEx)

That puts me in mind of Alan Partridge's Christmas Country Ramble.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: jenna appleseed on May 22, 2014, 06:19:38 PM
^ aw, he's just discovered Eeyore's house.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on May 23, 2014, 07:46:55 AM
"Cos you're dressed in brown Curtis, what might look nice is if you sit next to some more brown things"
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on May 24, 2014, 01:17:54 PM
This bloke sings the same song over n over, just changing the lady's name each time, to try to sell to twats on Amazon

http://tinyurl.com/p96tdvh

The "album" covers are things of beauty, mind

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Df7uT8vXL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51e6UKNO%2BFL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51fu5%2BXIVfL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ul3CrS1iL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51FDnl2BWVL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on May 24, 2014, 01:24:58 PM
(http://www.kalamu.com/bol/wp-content/content/images/sun%20ra%20purple%20night%20cover.jpg)

Cue someone saying it's their favourite Ra sleeve...

(http://s.pixogs.com/image/R-576777-1136207219.jpeg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on May 24, 2014, 01:30:53 PM
Two more, care of LastFM

(http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/98715303/The+Guy+Who+Sings+Your+Name+Over+and+Over+FunWithNamesSongsVol17.jpg)
(http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/91569499/The+Guy+Who+Sings+Songs+About+Cities++Towns+ConnecticutCityTownFunSongCt.jpg)

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on May 26, 2014, 01:02:49 AM
Klaus Johann Grobe – Im Sinne Der Zeit

(http://exystence.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Klaus-Johann-Grobe-300x300.jpg)

PASS THE BALLOON, ANYONE?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: monkfromhavana on June 13, 2014, 07:33:20 PM
Not sure if this one has already been on here
(http://images.cdbaby.name/w/a/wasnatch_large.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on June 13, 2014, 07:59:18 PM
I think it made into the best album covers thread.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: the psyche intangible on June 13, 2014, 08:08:01 PM
Makes me think of this..

(http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lrqcinXZ7T1r3pcbso1_400.gif)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Don_Preston on July 10, 2014, 01:28:24 PM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0002/445/MI0002445665.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)

Great album, but with a cover depicting a paper bird stealing Jean-Paul Sartre.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: PaulTMA on July 11, 2014, 04:07:26 PM
(http://pitchfork-cdn.s3.amazonaws.com/content/newtest624.jpg?wmode=transparent)

I'm getting a distinct Black Lace 'Party Party 2' vibe from this.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on July 11, 2014, 04:11:37 PM
Fucking hell. And I loved the covers of the Girls albums too. That's appalling.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: PaulTMA on July 11, 2014, 04:20:21 PM
Think I posted this in the wrong thread :(
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Bobby Treetops on July 12, 2014, 01:06:19 AM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lfaThX-EDwI/Ujpq6cQEajI/AAAAAAAAOek/ZWLeUdcR594/s1600/sos-band-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on July 12, 2014, 10:14:45 AM
Think I posted this in the wrong thread :(

I generally prefer the covers in this one.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Petey Pate on July 12, 2014, 02:23:06 PM
(https://scontent-b-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t1.0-9/10392271_10204183499052117_815915907123175669_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: massive bereavement on July 12, 2014, 07:15:14 PM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0001/719/MI0001719393.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on July 13, 2014, 03:13:02 PM
(https://scontent-b-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t1.0-9/10392271_10204183499052117_815915907123175669_n.jpg)
I kinda love that, actually

"Oh, you lads are starting now? Let me just put me fag out"
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on July 13, 2014, 07:44:11 PM
Ok, it's kitsch, disgraced 1970s fun, but this coked up, disco devil is not representative at all of the orchestral horror soundtrack collection.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1600x1200q90/843/6jlys.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazyhour on July 13, 2014, 09:48:05 PM
I have that LP - it's great, and that cover is absolutely unimprovable. It's just the look the devil was rockin' at the time. He's hip.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on July 13, 2014, 09:53:48 PM
The devil is a believer in haute couture, whereas God just roams around in his hippy gear for the rest of time and drones on about the past. Satan knows where it's at.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on July 14, 2014, 11:02:55 AM
I have that LP - it's great, and that cover is absolutely unimprovable. It's just the look the devil was rockin' at the time. He's hip.

It's a top album. I love the fairground sequence on the Dr Jeckyl & Mr Hyde track. But somewhere in a parallel universe, there is a Satan Superstar album with that cover art that actually has funky disco versions of horror film scores.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on July 14, 2014, 12:28:07 PM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_T74L536LSAI/SgwPOHiN3EI/AAAAAAAAAF4/v26ESDXCT18/s400/rosebud.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Natnar on July 14, 2014, 03:34:42 PM
(http://www.bsnpubs.com/jubilee/josie/joz4006.jpg)

So has he just strangled her or is he about to bash her head against the wall?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on July 15, 2014, 03:58:42 PM
Mouth to mouth resuscitation, I think.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Absorb the anus burn on July 25, 2014, 10:19:45 PM
(https://eu.rymimg.com/lk/o/l/422c0a36cdd744a7287a251d0da2c8c6/1333336.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on July 25, 2014, 10:35:39 PM
I generally prefer the covers in this one.

Agreed. That SOS Band cover above your post is quality, I love stuff like that.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Frazer on July 25, 2014, 11:22:53 PM
Blondie's Autoamerican…

(http://oi61.tinypic.com/2u5yjj5.jpg)

Debbie Harry is beautiful, so just take a photo.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: PaulTMA on July 28, 2014, 11:49:21 PM
I have quite a bit of trouble believing this is a real album cover.  I mean, they must have been young and stupid when they signed off on this, but for christ's sake:
(http://www.londonconfidential.co.uk/i/HQQ/4AB0_H.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on July 29, 2014, 12:01:46 AM
What were they thinking? Biting your nails is one of the coolest things anyone can do, second only to smoking.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Onken on July 29, 2014, 12:15:43 AM
(http://assets.boomkat.com/images/142364/333.jpg)

Nearly all his albums have artwork he must have produced himself. This is one of the better ones.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: chand on July 29, 2014, 11:59:43 AM
That Saves The Day one is so weird, you'd think there'd be some kind of obvious style distinction between the 'uncool', shunned-by-the-mainstream band members on the sofa and the 'cool' party guys behind them, but there isn't really. You could swap any of them with any of the white dudes in the background and nobody would bat an eyelid. They just look like regular people at a party full of regular people, having a bit of a sit down.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on July 29, 2014, 03:59:34 PM
(http://assets.boomkat.com/images/142364/333.jpg)

Nearly all his albums have artwork he must have produced himself. This is one of the better ones.

I like the weird pun on the Ferris Bueller bit, though.

They just look like regular people at a party full of regular people, having a bit of a sit down.

Maybe they made the decision to stop being cool right there and then, and they didn't want to lose the spontaneity of such a life-changing decision by going home and getting changed before the photo. That makes sense to me, because if you had already decided to be uncool then you wouldn't be going to a party where all the cool people were. It all seems very rushed, and it's that kind of fresh, off-the-cuff attitude that really draws me in to the work of these innovative youngsters.

Sorry, who are they?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Onken on July 30, 2014, 04:07:30 PM
(http://2dopeboyz.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/diplo-random-white-dude.jpeg)

Diplo – Random White Dude Be Everywhere (2014).

It's as horrendous as you can probably imagine.

Wait for the drop!! Now JUMMMMP.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Steven on July 30, 2014, 04:11:46 PM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0001/719/MI0001719393.jpg)

"Oh yes Georgina, down here in the cellar of 25 Cromwell Street, they all floooaaat."
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Olarrio on July 30, 2014, 06:33:49 PM
(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i91/Olarrio/sterephonicx_zpscfaa920d.png) (http://s70.photobucket.com/user/Olarrio/media/sterephonicx_zpscfaa920d.png.html)

Gladly.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on July 30, 2014, 06:40:21 PM
(http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i91/Olarrio/sterephonicx_zpscfaa920d.png) (http://s70.photobucket.com/user/Olarrio/media/sterephonicx_zpscfaa920d.png.html)

Gladly.

No idea what they were going for with that. Stereophonics does Slyvester-esque disco?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Onken on August 23, 2014, 09:49:21 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/a5TbdmW.jpg)

That composition. I don't know where to look or how to describe it.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Don_Preston on August 23, 2014, 09:55:51 AM
When you see it, you'll shit bricks.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on August 23, 2014, 11:48:29 AM
Is that a new one from Larry?

Oh, 1995...wondered why I had not heard it
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Petey Pate on August 27, 2014, 05:04:29 PM
(http://www.israbox.com/uploads/posts/2011-10/1319528945_roy-ayers-stoned-soul-picnic-2005.jpg)

I actually love this album cover, but somehow it doesn't seem right for the other thread.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on August 27, 2014, 05:27:18 PM
The general quality of the covers is better in here, yes.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Beagle 2 on September 29, 2014, 01:33:20 PM
Must have come up already, but for some reason I've never really properly looked at this before. They didn't do themselves any favours did they?

(http://www.nme.com/images/gallery/k_kula_shaker.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Natnar on September 29, 2014, 03:06:22 PM
Very surprised no one has mentioned this one yet:
(http://www.bostonglobe.com/rf/image_r/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/26/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/leonard-cohen-popular-problems.r.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Beagle 2 on September 29, 2014, 03:43:32 PM
Good gracious.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on September 29, 2014, 03:45:53 PM
Must have come up already, but for some reason I've never really properly looked at this before. They didn't do themselves any favours did they?

(http://www.nme.com/images/gallery/k_kula_shaker.jpg)

Art by 2000ad's Dave 'Rogue Trooper' Gibbons though...
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Clatty McCutcheon on September 29, 2014, 05:06:52 PM
I'm assuming this is tongue in cheek, but it's certainly.......different.

(http://prettymuchamazing.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/e338abc7.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thraxx on September 29, 2014, 05:22:48 PM
Very surprised no one has mentioned this one yet:
(http://www.bostonglobe.com/rf/image_r/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/26/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/leonard-cohen-popular-problems.r.jpg)

Yes, I saw that plastered over a tube station the other day.  It is dogshit isn't it?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on September 29, 2014, 08:06:14 PM
I'm assuming this is tongue in cheek, but it's certainly.......different.

(http://prettymuchamazing.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/e338abc7.jpg)

Nice to see Jon Anderson looking so well to his left.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: DrGreggles on September 30, 2014, 07:59:21 AM
Very surprised no one has mentioned this one yet:
(http://www.bostonglobe.com/rf/image_r/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/26/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/leonard-cohen-popular-problems.r.jpg)

The Edge has let himself go.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Natnar on September 30, 2014, 02:09:39 PM
Yes, I saw that plastered over a tube station the other day.  It is dogshit isn't it?

At first i thought the shape on the left was a bloke playing a Sax but it's a gravestone isn't it?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: non capisco on September 30, 2014, 06:10:02 PM
Christ knows what it is. It looks a bit like a crude full bodied version of the old Happy Eater logo to me.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Chriddof on October 01, 2014, 02:11:42 AM
I think it's a call back to the cover of his previous album:

(http://s.pixogs.com/image/R-3381466-1328228461.jpeg)

In which case it seems to be the shadow of the person who photographed him in that one.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: newbridge on October 01, 2014, 02:31:51 AM
I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel
you were a graphic designer, your heart was a legend
You told me again you preferred handsome men
but for me you would make an album cover
And clenching your fist for the ones like us
who are oppressed by the figures of beauty
you fixed yourself, you said, "Well never mind,
it's really ugly but we have the music"
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: jenna appleseed on October 01, 2014, 08:45:26 PM
Is Leonard being stalked by a cardboard cut-out weeping angel?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on October 01, 2014, 08:54:22 PM
Leonard Cohen: The MRA Years
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: chand on October 02, 2014, 09:05:17 AM
Very surprised no one has mentioned this one yet:
(http://www.bostonglobe.com/rf/image_r/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/26/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/leonard-cohen-popular-problems.r.jpg)

Jandek's let himself go.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Bhazor on October 02, 2014, 11:06:09 AM
The thing that strikes me about the Cohen album is the font. It looks like the designer left the sample text on.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: chand on October 02, 2014, 01:25:16 PM
The title reminds me of 'Hot Problems', so I'm choosing to imagine that he's singing songs about the problems of being popular, out of tune.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on October 03, 2014, 05:21:04 PM
"Get it togevva mum, fuck's sake!!"

(http://exystence.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Alice-Gerrard.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Rumpelwilskin on October 04, 2014, 11:58:35 AM
(https://fanart.tv/fanart/music/0796f847-09ca-4526-b17e-44390dd536ba/albumcover/the-luxury-gap-5269570b201e6.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on October 04, 2014, 01:09:24 PM
Not having that. The Luxury Gap is an excellent cover. It is a satire of the glamorous jet set that we were supposed to aspire to in the early eighties. The Sheffield trio were having a little dig at their contemporaries i.e. Duran Duran, Wham, Spandau Ballet who seemed to embrace all that high life and hedonism. If you look closely, you can see it is a billboard behind them and not a Tahiti skyline.

The back of the album shows their understanding of British life in 1983.
 (http://imageshack.com/a/img540/5633/xYlpZa.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Textface on October 13, 2014, 02:50:19 PM
(http://alicampbell.tmstor.es/images/18458.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on October 13, 2014, 03:37:28 PM
(http://imageshack.com/a/img903/994/MRhis8.jpg)

Astro using his initiative there
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: boki on October 27, 2014, 02:35:40 PM
Dear Mr Jimmy Edgar,

Fucking Hell, lad.  Fucking. Hell.


(https://bleep.com/media/images/r/b/55192.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on October 27, 2014, 06:43:55 PM
Wow man, hey Jimmy, 2011 called, they want their vaporwave artwork back!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Special K on October 31, 2014, 05:54:44 PM
(http://s17.postimg.org/fh1dn28y7/a0653973720_10.jpg)

OOBE - Digital Sea. It looks better than it sounds
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazyhour on November 02, 2014, 08:52:52 PM
What a beauty

(http://i.imgur.com/r46JabU.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: purlieu on November 30, 2014, 12:33:04 AM
Not having that. The Luxury Gap is an excellent cover. It is a satire of the glamorous jet set that we were supposed to aspire to in the early eighties. The Sheffield trio were having a little dig at their contemporaries i.e. Duran Duran, Wham, Spandau Ballet who seemed to embrace all that high life and hedonism. If you look closely, you can see it is a billboard behind them and not a Tahiti skyline.

The back of the album shows their understanding of British life in 1983.
 (http://imageshack.com/a/img540/5633/xYlpZa.jpg)
Was never a huge fan of the album; if anything, the cover was always my favourite thing about it.


I have never seen an album cover worse than this:
(http://www.slam-zine.de/uploads/medium/disturbed_-_indestructible.jpg)


Then, there's this...
(http://static.musictoday.com/store/bands/93/product_large/MUDD212.JPG)

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Absorb the anus burn on November 30, 2014, 12:38:50 AM
(https://bleep.com/media/images/r/b/55192.jpg)

That looks like the covers of Chairs Missing & 154 by Wire remodelled by Walter The Softie.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: purlieu on November 30, 2014, 01:06:13 AM
It's posts like that which make me glad I still check CaB from time to time,
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: jenna appleseed on November 30, 2014, 08:12:54 PM
(https://scontent-b-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/10625151_776830732390513_1123455473530375549_n.jpg?oh=393882ee8b90e1ec6c70e3974a80e4ef&oe=5515E441)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on November 30, 2014, 08:58:48 PM

I have never seen an album cover worse than this:
(http://www.slam-zine.de/uploads/medium/disturbed_-_indestructible.jpg)


Go on newalbumreleases and search under metal, power metal or some such and you'll get these in droves
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on November 30, 2014, 09:01:58 PM
All released in recent days
(http://www.hidebux.com/browse.php?u=Q0WOLzTuiZe0vi5H1ejMBB5Rl5j%2FUYIcyfc%3D&b=5)

(http://www.hidebux.com/browse.php?u=Q0WOL3fmg5m7qXIK0%2BiCVwtnmpOrVoIV1v19eCdI8nD9mOKA%2FNykx5p20v4mOZk6&b=5)

(http://www.hidebux.com/browse.php?u=Q0WOLzTuiZe0vi5H1ejMCD1cpZqsUoIcyfc%3D&b=5)

(http://www.hidebux.com/browse.php?u=Q0WOL3fmg5m7qXIK0%2BiCVwtnmpOrVoIV1v19eCdI8XP%2BmOeC89yI%2BtR39fsmOZk6&b=5)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: TheMonk on December 01, 2014, 02:17:36 PM
(http://www.recordsale.de/cdpix/h/hot_chocolate-mystery.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: The Plunger on December 01, 2014, 03:14:34 PM
That Texas cover - how the fuck did that get signed off ? It's bad enough to be career-ending, if their career wasn't long gone anyway.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on December 01, 2014, 03:30:02 PM
Their covers have always been a bit rubbish, mind, although that's the worst. I also noticed that their last five or so albums have only featured her on the cover. They are a band aren't they?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on December 01, 2014, 03:37:52 PM
(http://www.recordsale.de/cdpix/h/hot_chocolate-mystery.jpg)

It's not great, but neither is it terrible (true of a number in this thread and also in the other thread).
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thecuriousorange on December 02, 2014, 03:08:46 AM
Glam-metal knuckleheads Warrant ask "What's wrong with being sexy?" in 1990.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/66/Cherrypie.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: purlieu on December 03, 2014, 06:16:16 PM
Just a selection...

(http://www.voices-in-the-net.de/c/armageddon_in_the_rose_garden.jpg) (http://www.voices-in-the-net.de/c/choice_cd.jpg) (http://www.voices-in-the-net.de/c/onenigh5.jpg) (http://www.voices-in-the-net.de/c/phaedra_2010.jpg) (http://www.voices-in-the-net.de/c/tyranny7.jpg) (http://www.voices-in-the-net.de/c/the_dream_mixes_uk.jpg) (http://www.voices-in-the-net.de/c/goblins_club_1997.jpg) (http://www.voices-in-the-net.de/c/rockface_membran.jpg) (http://www.voices-in-the-net.de/c/ballads.jpg) (http://www.voices-in-the-net.de/c/power_and_motion.jpg) (http://www.voices-in-the-net.de/c/a_cage_in_search_of_a_bird_cd.jpg) (http://www.voices-in-the-net.de/c/live_at_dussmann_berlin.jpg) (http://www.voices-in-the-net.de/c/flame_cd.jpg) (http://www.voices-in-the-net.de/c/lost_in_strings_volume_i_cd.jpg)

I could go on.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: georgetaylor on December 03, 2014, 08:51:08 PM
Sorry to interrupt the pictures, but when I read the thread title just now I thought it would be about bands that covered well known albums or something.
Is this a thing?
Has Madonna murdered Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety?
Have Oasis copied covered The White Album?

This must have been done? Or did I just invent a thing that I shall regret when Florence Welch does The Kick Inside?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on December 03, 2014, 08:59:34 PM
The Flaming Lips have covered 'Dark Side Of The Moon' and 'Sgt Pepper' in their entirety. Steven Malkmus covered the whole of 'Ege Bamyasi', which confused me a great deal - why would I want 'Ege Bamyasi' by Malkmus when 'Ege Bamyasi' by CAN exists?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: the psyche intangible on December 03, 2014, 09:15:38 PM
I covered The Fall's Dredger ep with a terrible amount of speed for a few years.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on December 03, 2014, 09:17:22 PM
Some guy covered Flaming Tunes by Gareth Williams (of This Heat) & Mary Currie. When Flaming Tunes was reissued on CD Mary Currie gigged with the coverer (as Gareth had died many years before).
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on December 03, 2014, 09:18:32 PM
(http://www.voices-in-the-net.de/c/lost_in_strings_volume_i_cd.jpg)

...feat. Charlie Chuck
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on December 03, 2014, 09:38:01 PM
Is that Lost in Strings a new TD album? Probably their worst as it looks like a Garth Brooks cover, but the other monstrosities look good in a collective way
Title: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on December 03, 2014, 09:39:17 PM
Dp
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Natnar on December 09, 2014, 03:37:34 PM
(https://scontent-b-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/10625151_776830732390513_1123455473530375549_n.jpg?oh=393882ee8b90e1ec6c70e3974a80e4ef&oe=5515E441)

Looks like someone has had a word with the record label because that cover has now been changed to this (http://www.superdeluxeedition.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/new_texas-480x475.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: JesusAndYourBush on December 09, 2014, 08:02:47 PM
^ That's worse than the first version.  Random photo grabbed from google, slap some titles on.  1 minutes work.

Has Madonna murdered Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety?

You've reminded me of a short programme on BBC2 hosted by John Peel where he told us about the various records made by members of the Star Trek cast.  He mentioned that Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura) had recorded a version of Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon.  Unfortunately (or sensibly?) he must have never played the record, because not only is it an EP not an album, but the title is the only thing it has in common with the Floyd.  I was disappointed when I found out.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: non capisco on December 09, 2014, 10:39:06 PM
(https://scontent-b-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/10625151_776830732390513_1123455473530375549_n.jpg?oh=393882ee8b90e1ec6c70e3974a80e4ef&oe=5515E441)

Remember when their song was faded down to announce the death of Princess Diana?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: jobotic on December 10, 2014, 12:42:07 AM
Sorry to interrupt the pictures, but when I read the thread title just now I thought it would be about bands that covered well known albums or something.
Is this a thing?
Has Madonna murdered Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety?
Have Oasis copied covered The White Album?

This must have been done? Or did I just invent a thing that I shall regret when Florence Welch does The Kick Inside?

I expect you all know this but Pussy Galore covered Exile On Main Street and Quickspace covered Rumours and they're both  great.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Hypodeemic Nerdle on December 10, 2014, 06:35:07 AM
(http://www.superdeluxeedition.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/new_texas-480x475.jpg)
change.org/p/bringbacktheapeoffthattexasalbumcover
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: purlieu on December 10, 2014, 06:43:33 PM
Is that Lost in Strings a new TD album? Probably their worst as it looks like a Garth Brooks cover, but the other monstrosities look good in a collective way
A compilation of tracks with Edgar playing guitar on them. It really is astonishingly bad, even by their recent standards (and they haven't had a good album cover since the mid '80s)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Petey Pate on December 10, 2014, 11:51:55 PM
Bizarre Records has some wonderfully weird album covers.

(http://bizarrerecords.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/KeelingRiding.jpg)

(http://bizarrerecords.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/ellisondrunk.jpg)

(http://bizarrerecords.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/OsbornDemon.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Petey Pate on December 11, 2014, 12:18:11 AM
The latest release from Space Alien Donald, the world's oldest Canadian gay rapper (NSFW).

http://f1.bcbits.com/img/a1974304467_10.jpg
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thecuriousorange on December 11, 2014, 12:37:36 AM
To continue the tangent,  Petra Haden covered The Who Sell Put (pretty great, actually) and Dream Theater covered Master of Puppets (probably shit).
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: purlieu on December 11, 2014, 01:51:39 AM
There's always 'Live Frogs Set 2 (http://www.discogs.com/Les-Claypools-Frog-Brigade-Live-Frogs-Set-2/master/683753)' by Les Claypool's Frog Brigade, which is the second half of a concert, consisting of the band performing Pink Floyd's 'Animals' in its entirety.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: DangledTeeth on December 12, 2014, 06:55:42 PM
(http://s4.postimg.org/q9nkczib1/MI0003722095.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: SteveDave on December 12, 2014, 07:03:16 PM
There's always 'Live Frogs Set 2 (http://www.discogs.com/Les-Claypools-Frog-Brigade-Live-Frogs-Set-2/master/683753)' by Les Claypool's Frog Brigade, which is the second half of a concert, consisting of the band performing Pink Floyd's 'Animals' in its entirety.

And I done this a few years ago https://theflowersofevilmothers.bandcamp.com/
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: The Plunger on December 23, 2014, 10:28:15 PM
(http://www.gazcoombes.com/wp-content/themes/gazcoombes/img/matador-packshot-share.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: batwings on December 23, 2014, 11:24:27 PM
(https://scontent-b-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/10625151_776830732390513_1123455473530375549_n.jpg?oh=393882ee8b90e1ec6c70e3974a80e4ef&oe=5515E441)

One for up the arse corner there. Or maybe Professor Brian Cox being bummed by an orangutan corner.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Textface on December 24, 2014, 01:07:41 AM
(http://www.gazcoombes.com/wp-content/themes/gazcoombes/img/matador-packshot-share.jpg)

Presume you've got the wrong thread there..
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: The Plunger on December 24, 2014, 09:56:03 PM
No. That is an absolutely horrendous album cover.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazyhour on December 25, 2014, 01:24:00 AM
I wonder if it's a deliberate rip-off of those 'Essential' compilations that have been around for a few years?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazyhour on December 25, 2014, 01:28:49 AM
eg

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a9/The_Essential_Neil_Diamond.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Ron Maels Moustache on December 25, 2014, 10:21:00 AM
The latest release from Space Alien Donald, the world's oldest Canadian gay rapper (NSFW).

http://f1.bcbits.com/img/a1974304467_10.jpg

Crikey, Vivian Stanshall lives.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: jobotic on December 25, 2014, 03:47:12 PM
This was a pisstake and is therefore a great cover not a shit one.

(http://cdn.discogs.com/Pm79rDO6VOs0XKAWC96dZg-0oLE=/fit-in/600x587/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(96)/discogs-images/R-449474-1398627924-3952.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Petey Pate on December 30, 2014, 05:36:43 PM
Have we had any covers in this thread which are terrible because they're incredibly offensive and racist?

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f211/staropramen64/odis10001.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Gulftastic on December 30, 2014, 08:13:57 PM
'Plus the musical prejudice of THE 3 BIGOTS!'

Remarkable
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: momatt on February 03, 2015, 09:49:36 PM
Have we had any covers in this thread which are terrible because they're incredibly offensive and racist?

Wow, glad I didn't open this at work. The thread can be closed now, that has got to be the worst record cover, artist, object and song I've ever seen (you can tell even without hearing it).
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on February 03, 2015, 09:54:32 PM
This one looks a bit racist too, probably not intentionally so though.

(http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad61/MC7614/cover75.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: popcorn on February 03, 2015, 10:17:20 PM
Years ago I lived in Canada and I was in a rubbish band. We were mates with another band, who were fucking brilliant. They released their debut album a few years later. Unfortunately Carmen (the band leader) chose a laughably bad painting of her by one of her friends as the cover art, surely condemning it to obscurity forever:

(http://c3.cduniverse.ws/resized/250x500/music/008/8390008.jpg)

It's a shame, because I do recommend checking them out. Carmen's like a female Jeff Buckley, who was basically a girl in the first place anyway: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h46CwKLjPAM
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: purlieu on February 03, 2015, 11:03:26 PM
I've seen a lot of professional album covers of a simliar standard, to be fair.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on February 04, 2015, 11:15:47 AM
Jeff Buckley, who was basically a girl in the first place anyway

Surely he was a chip off the old block first and foremost?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Onken on February 09, 2015, 04:20:09 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/QpirekF.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Special K on February 09, 2015, 02:12:45 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/QpirekF.jpg)

What's going on with her right leg there?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Dirty Boy on February 09, 2015, 02:33:51 PM
Can we have terrible covers for albums we like?
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/34/Melvins-bullhead.jpg)

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0000/063/MI0000063031.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d2/Devin_Townsend_-_Infinity_-_album_cover.jpg)

(http://eil.com/images/main/Cardiacs-On-Land-And-In-Th-277361.jpg)

and this fucking monstrosity
(http://soundbites.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/06/27/sfa_heyvenus.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Egyptian Feast on February 09, 2015, 03:11:04 PM
The new Belle and Sebastian sleeve is astonishingly bad. Every time I look at it I find something new to snigger at. An impressive achievement.

(http://cdn.pitchfork.com/news/57069/595ed64b.jpeg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Hypodeemic Nerdle on February 09, 2015, 05:36:49 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/34/Melvins-bullhead.jpg)
I don't find this terrible. Deceptively cute/pleasant cover art is one thing Snivlem have been good at.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Dirty Boy on February 09, 2015, 07:15:05 PM
Normally i would agree, but that cover is neither.

It is intentionally horrible though, so maybe it doesn't qualify.

Here's an example of a cute/pleasant one
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b8/Melvins-electroretard.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Chriddof on February 09, 2015, 07:18:55 PM
The worst part of that Boredoms cover is the purple crumpled foot sole as a background pattern. Genuinely makes me feel uncomfortable, to the point where I don't like to look at it for too long. Their previous album didn't fair that well either:

(http://cdn2.pitchfork.com/albums/861/homepage_large.0452355e.jpg)

I mainly remember the way this album used to really show up the limitations of the JPEG format back in the day. For much of the late 90s/early 00s it seemed like every scan of this on the internet was a blurry, blocky mess. It still looks a bit funny now with the logo thing in the corner there (which looks quite crisp at least, if migraine inducing, in physical form).

Their earlier stuff had some really good, weird cartoony portrait covers like this following one, but after two albums along these lines they abandoned it.

(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSU9OeHYf-Xqm84iTmY6_myU-ESmxl-KMd4-IwywLauvOyyU0xnlQ)

Some of their later minimalist covers around the time of the later Super Roots entries / Vision Creation Newsun were great though.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Hypodeemic Nerdle on February 09, 2015, 08:18:08 PM
(http://cdn2.pitchfork.com/albums/861/homepage_large.0452355e.jpg)
It's never the right blue!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: jenna appleseed on February 10, 2015, 05:16:38 AM
arrrgh.
(https://33.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mvdr8nPApR1qzlffjo1_1382965802_cover.jpg)
(Fleetwood Mac - Heroes Are Hard To Find - )
just....why?
No.
eta: & it's even worse  full size (http://billbungay.com/Items_For_Sale/lp_records/F/fleetwood_mac_heros_are_hard_to_find_lg.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Onken on February 12, 2015, 02:15:13 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/9K9e0T8.jpg)

A round man falling down the toilet playing a saxophone thats emitting a rainbow.

The song is quite good. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqR0RLZ85M4
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: billyandthecloneasaurus on February 17, 2015, 07:17:26 AM
That belle and sebastian cover is horrible. 
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Oops! Wrong Planet on February 17, 2015, 11:26:44 AM
I wonder if it's a deliberate rip-off of those 'Essential' compilations that have been around for a few years?

Bit late with this, but it's said to be a Bowie Heroes cover reference, not sure if it actually is though.
(http://i.imgur.com/jwIBZP0.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/CjYYjGf.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Oops! Wrong Planet on February 17, 2015, 11:27:05 AM
Todd Rundgren has a new album out in April. Yeeesh.

(http://i.imgur.com/DNUy6iA.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: phantom_power on February 17, 2015, 12:02:53 PM
Bit late with this, but it's said to be a Bowie Heroes cover reference, not sure if it actually is though.
(http://i.imgur.com/jwIBZP0.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/CjYYjGf.jpg)

That's what I thought when I saw it. It has to be, right?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Oops! Wrong Planet on February 17, 2015, 12:18:02 PM
Looks that way, but I haven't read any interviews with him about it so I don't know what he's said either way.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: purlieu on February 21, 2015, 07:20:25 PM
Pretty terrible triology
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1b/Stereophonics-Pull-The-Pin.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c4/Keepcalmandcarryon.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/58/Stereophonics_-_Graffiti_on_the_Train_%28Album_artwork%29.png)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: the hum on February 21, 2015, 07:46:40 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Xu1MntTsL.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Hypodeemic Nerdle on February 21, 2015, 09:18:14 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c4/Keepcalmandcarryon.jpg)
I'd forgotten they'd dared title an album THAT.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: marquis_de_sad on February 22, 2015, 06:19:17 PM
Have we done pop punk/ska punk/emocore etcetc yet?

Because...

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/48/Dicksandwhich.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/af/Fuckwt.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/bd/NOFX_-_The_War_on_Errorism_cover.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c4/NOFX_-_S%26M_Airlines_cover.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/32/NOFX_-_Fuck_the_Kids_cover.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/43/NOFX_-_So_Long_and_Thanks_for_All_the_Shoes_cover.jpg)
(almost didn't include this one because I don't think it's too bad)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/88/NOFX_-_Timmy_the_Turtle_cover.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/cc/Blink-182_-_Buddha_re-release_cover.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61hS1ZJoJFL.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/07/ShatterproofIsNotAChallenge.jpg)

(http://badasme.com/dispatch/_depot/title/5fa0192c90a6d9e4b1340eae68795be4.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/71/The_Ataris_-_Anywhere_but_Here_cover.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/65/Saves_the_Day_-_In_Reverie_cover.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d1/Hangups_Album%27s_%28by_Goldfinger%29_cover.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/dd/Goldfinger_-_Darrin%27s_Coconut_Ass.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7c/Goldfinger_-_Open_Your_Eyes.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/74/Reel_Big_Fish_-_Turn_the_Radio_Off_cover.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/31/Reel_Big_Fish_-_Why_Do_They_Rock_So_Hard%3F_cover.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/35/FatMusicForFatPeople_albumcover.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/83/Strung_Out_-_Another_Day_in_Paradise_cover.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a5/No_Use_for_a_Name_-_Don%27t_Miss_the_Train_cover.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d7/Bracket-300x300.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/5e/Tilt_tilitkills.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1d/ScreechingWeaselBoogadaBoogadaBoogada.JPG)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/45/Anthemforanewtomorrow.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7c/The_Offspring-Ignition.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/80/TheOffspringSmashalbumcover.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/27/The_Offspring-Conspiracy_of_One.jpg)

I could go on.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Gradual Decline on February 24, 2015, 12:57:28 PM
Praise be...

(http://i.imgur.com/SZK6IMc.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Special K on February 24, 2015, 05:57:10 PM
Todd Rundgren has a new album out in April. Yeeesh.

(http://i.imgur.com/DNUy6iA.jpg)

Geddy Lee has let himself go...
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on February 24, 2015, 07:47:32 PM
One of my favourite bands announced a new LP today.

(http://cdn.pitchfork.com/news/58601/1042d11f.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: marquis_de_sad on February 24, 2015, 07:51:03 PM
One of my favourite bands announced a new LP today.

(http://cdn.pitchfork.com/news/58601/1042d11f.jpg)

They want the moon off a stick...
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: chand on February 25, 2015, 09:03:06 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7c/The_Offspring-Ignition.jpg)

This one looks like the cover of a fairly low-budget late-90s PC game. I'm thinking a first-person dungeon-crawler that borrows a bit from Hexen, a lot of collecting potions and disappointing wall textures.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: MoonDust on February 28, 2015, 03:14:48 PM
(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/4tTDsjy5fFY/hqdefault.jpg)

It's a nice song a friend sent me, but the album cover it's off is that.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Beep Cleep Chimney on February 28, 2015, 10:06:52 PM
The cover for Madonna's forthcoming album. 

(http://cdn2.pitchfork.com/news/57740/2f20f7f8.jpg)

Oh dear.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: marquis_de_sad on March 02, 2015, 12:28:25 AM
Not that bad. The title's worse if you ask me.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Onken on March 02, 2015, 01:37:12 AM
Nothing wrong with liking Madonna.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: chand on March 02, 2015, 09:16:15 AM
The worst thing about that Madonna album cover was the series of Instagram posts she did, where she'd got her underlings to 'shop the same black tape motif onto photos of people like Martin Luther King, Mandela and Bob Marley, people she claimed all shared her 'rebel heart' spirit and presumably would've bought the album if they hadn't cruelly died too soon. Genuinely cringeworthy.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/01/03/madonna-twitter-rebel-heart-martin-luther-king-nelson-mandela/21224115/
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Don_Preston on March 02, 2015, 07:07:01 PM
The worst thing about that Madonna album cover was the series of Instagram posts she did, where she'd got her underlings to 'shop the same black tape motif onto photos of people like Martin Luther King, Mandela and Bob Marley, people she claimed all shared her 'rebel heart' spirit and presumably would've bought the album if they hadn't cruelly died too soon.

(http://i62.tinypic.com/j8ds41.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: SavageHedgehog on March 02, 2015, 07:54:46 PM
So many questions!
(http://www.hackettsongs.com/images/news/2015/wolflightFrontCover.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: MoonDust on March 02, 2015, 11:30:09 PM
So many questions!
(http://www.hackettsongs.com/images/news/2015/wolflightFrontCover.jpg)

Is it me or does it look like his face is photoshopped onto his own face?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shaky on March 03, 2015, 04:58:25 AM
So many questions!
(http://www.hackettsongs.com/images/news/2015/wolflightFrontCover.jpg)

Christ, that's a shocker. I had to find out more, of course - you don't let something like that just slip by:

http://somethingelsereviews.com/2015/01/14/steve-hackett-wolflight-album-cover/ (http://somethingelsereviews.com/2015/01/14/steve-hackett-wolflight-album-cover/)

Quote
“My respect for those wolves and the joy of being invited into their world will remain with me forever.”
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on March 03, 2015, 06:34:03 AM
The cheesy rocks and moonlight are what's bad about the cover. And his de-aged face; although it can't top the wrinkle-free visage of Bob Dylan on this cover:

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/318457/pics/love-and-theft.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Crabwalk on March 03, 2015, 08:39:17 AM
So many questions!
(http://www.hackettsongs.com/images/news/2015/wolflightFrontCover.jpg)

The dog on the right is too embarrassed to even show its face.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Onken on March 05, 2015, 08:01:40 PM
The cover for Madonna's forthcoming album. 

(http://cdn2.pitchfork.com/news/57740/2f20f7f8.jpg)

Oh dear.

(http://www.pixbear.com/images/sebastientellier/sebastientellier_confection_news3.jpg)

Sebastien Tellier - Confection (2013)

its been bugging me for days.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thraxx on March 05, 2015, 08:13:06 PM
That belle and sebastian cover is horrible.

It it's an orthopedic shoe of a cover. 

I'm glad I'm not alone in despising it. If I remember well, Murdoch did all the cover art.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Onken on March 06, 2015, 04:02:09 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/u6cA3gl.jpg)

Sebastien Tellier - Confection (2013)

its been bugging me for days.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Phil_A on March 06, 2015, 05:28:22 PM
So many questions!
(http://www.hackettsongs.com/images/news/2015/wolflightFrontCover.jpg)

"My respect for those wolves and the joy of being invited into their world will remain with me forever."

(http://www.bbc.co.uk/staticarchive/f6f703075e20af8ada2f7e45d10ce8cc7f2b2468.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: jenna appleseed on March 06, 2015, 07:36:41 PM
My inner Moon Moon had to get photoshop the thing

(eta: I forgot how to web)

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e94/jend80/stevehackettwolflightmoonmoonedbyme_zpskmoms65f.jpg)



Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: PaulTMA on March 12, 2015, 11:13:00 AM
Career best:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_1d4_8WQAAhaUL.png)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: yeah_cheers on March 12, 2015, 11:33:14 AM
So many questions!
(http://www.hackettsongs.com/images/news/2015/wolflightFrontCover.jpg)

The other members of the classic Genesis line-up look different.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: QDRPHNC on March 12, 2015, 07:06:46 PM
Career best:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_1d4_8WQAAhaUL.png)

I have never encountered anything like this before.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: purlieu on March 13, 2015, 11:11:10 AM
Oh God that can't be real.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Puce Moment on March 13, 2015, 11:29:02 AM
Ahhh, consider the drones.

Do you see?

Do you see now?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on March 13, 2015, 11:44:27 AM
Are all album covers now designed by a mate of the artist who happens to have Photoshop on their computer?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Egyptian Feast on March 16, 2015, 02:41:47 PM
This would be the worst album cover of the year if the Belle And Sebastian album didn't exist.

(http://s3.amazonaws.com/quietus_production/images/articles/17425/Sub-Lingual_Tablet_Cover__2__1426181287_crop_550x583.JPG)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazyhour on March 16, 2015, 03:16:50 PM
Is it worse than this one, though?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51oKIkBDJZL.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Egyptian Feast on March 16, 2015, 04:05:31 PM
Yes! Much worse.



Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Clatty McCutcheon on March 16, 2015, 05:13:01 PM
"Align text to the left-uh"

(http://s3.amazonaws.com/quietus_production/images/articles/17425/Sub-Lingual_Tablet_Cover__2__1426181287_crop_550x583.JPG)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Puce Moment on March 17, 2015, 09:34:45 AM
That looks like a cropped screen-grab from the opening titles of a daytime quiz show shoved into Word with text added. It's a pretty clear sign of the lazy songwriting and performance inside.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thecuriousorange on March 17, 2015, 11:24:36 AM
The Fall have had "Will this do?" album covers for decades.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Egyptian Feast on March 17, 2015, 05:03:14 PM
The new album from Du Blonde (FKA Beth Jeans Houghton) is errrr...interesting, and perhaps NSFW:

http://www.thefourohfive.com/news/article/du-blonde-announces-new-album-welcome-back-to-milk-142 (http://www.thefourohfive.com/news/article/du-blonde-announces-new-album-welcome-back-to-milk-142)

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Crabwalk on March 17, 2015, 05:40:43 PM
That Fall album should be called 'Sub-Standard Kerning'.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: olliebean on March 17, 2015, 09:41:46 PM
The new album from Du Blonde (FKA Beth Jeans Houghton) is errrr...interesting, and perhaps NSFW:

http://www.thefourohfive.com/news/article/du-blonde-announces-new-album-welcome-back-to-milk-142 (http://www.thefourohfive.com/news/article/du-blonde-announces-new-album-welcome-back-to-milk-142)

What's wrong with being sexy?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Paul Calf on March 17, 2015, 10:46:26 PM
Have we had Danielle Dax yet?

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e8/Danielle_Dax_-_Jesus_Egg_That_Wept.jpg)

I love this album back to front, but the cover looks like it was knocked up by the third most talented pupil in a school art project.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: The Plunger on March 20, 2015, 08:35:00 PM
(http://www.superdeluxeedition.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/cohen_souvenir-480x480.jpg)

Fucking hell.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thraxx on March 20, 2015, 08:40:00 PM
Have we had Danielle Dax yet?

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e8/Danielle_Dax_-_Jesus_Egg_That_Wept.jpg)

I love this album back to front, but the cover looks like it was knocked up by the third most talented pupil in a school art project.

It reminds me of this:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b8/CureDisintegration.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: marquis_de_sad on March 23, 2015, 04:04:49 PM
(http://www.superdeluxeedition.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/cohen_souvenir-480x480.jpg)

Fucking hell.

Is he doing them himself these days?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Paaaaul on March 24, 2015, 10:54:06 PM
I got this beast in the post today...

(http://www.headheritage.co.uk/trip-advizer/gfx/trip-advizer.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: marquis_de_sad on March 24, 2015, 11:01:36 PM
That's a disgrace.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: idunnosomename on March 25, 2015, 08:33:33 PM
(http://www.superdeluxeedition.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/cohen_souvenir-480x480.jpg)

Fucking hell.

LEONARD COHEN AT HIS COMPUTER

Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V

*right click* *Vertical flip* *ugh no I always get that wrong* Ctrl-Z *Horizontal flip* Ctrl-C

Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V Ctrl-V
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: momatt on March 26, 2015, 10:34:54 AM
Fairly excited about this new LP, but the cover art is wank.
Only Neil involved too.  :(
https://soundcloud.com/leftfield

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f225/Momatt/Leftfield%20-%20Alternative%20Light%20Source_zpsywj81xel.jpg) (http://s48.photobucket.com/user/Momatt/media/Leftfield%20-%20Alternative%20Light%20Source_zpsywj81xel.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: yeah_cheers on March 28, 2015, 12:45:16 AM
Career best:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_1d4_8WQAAhaUL.png)

http://assets.noisey.com/content-images/contentimage/54131/muse-dicks.jpg

Stolen from Vice. Very rigid.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: purlieu on April 04, 2015, 08:22:59 PM
Discogs doesn't allow you to directly post images, so I'll just leave this here (http://www.discogs.com/lists/Obscure-EM/5188).
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: the hum on April 15, 2015, 10:02:13 PM
Erm...

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/48/Theatre_of_the_Mind.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: newbridge on April 15, 2015, 10:49:39 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51FK55PZS1L.jpg)

Has this been posted already?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: great_badir on April 16, 2015, 12:49:32 PM
So many questions!
(http://www.hackettsongs.com/images/news/2015/wolflightFrontCover.jpg)

Considering what his album covers used to be like....well, jesus christ.

Samples of the music within sound up to his usual good standards, but.....well, jesus christ......
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on April 16, 2015, 12:56:21 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51FK55PZS1L.jpg)

It can't be that terrible:

Quote from: Wikipedia
Conan O'Brien endorsed this album, although Conan has admitted not listening to the album, rather basing his endorsement on the cover.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Absorb the anus burn on April 16, 2015, 02:10:38 PM
Erm...

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/48/Theatre_of_the_Mind.jpg)

Andie MacDowell and / or the Gobi Desert have let themselves go.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: jenna appleseed on April 17, 2015, 01:27:18 AM
has this been posted?
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61XWSG3DH2L.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: the hum on April 17, 2015, 01:36:42 AM
Andie MacDowell and / or the Gobi Desert have let themselves go.

I may spend the rest of my days attempting to work out what was trying to be achieved here. Early-ish days of Photoshop it may have been[nb]1996 I think[/nb], but that offers no excuse.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: DangledTeeth on April 22, 2015, 10:31:44 PM
(http://s1.postimg.org/9rynsjr3z/Estradasphere_It_s_Understood.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Natnar on April 23, 2015, 10:46:45 AM
(http://www.superdeluxeedition.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/simplyred-480x480.jpg)

New Simply Red album..Hmmm
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shaky on April 23, 2015, 10:51:56 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/d0RhXFv.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: kngen on April 23, 2015, 02:57:40 PM
(http://s1.postimg.org/9rynsjr3z/Estradasphere_It_s_Understood.jpg)

Jesus Christ, I thought black metal logos were hard to read. Astrodosphrrr?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on April 23, 2015, 03:10:26 PM
Looks like ziggy has been at his hair. Ziggy should certainly consider helping Mick Hucknall out similarly.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: daf on April 23, 2015, 03:20:18 PM
(http://www.superdeluxeedition.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/simplyred-480x480.jpg)

New Simply Red Charlie Drake album..Hmmm

Hello my Darlings!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on April 23, 2015, 03:50:04 PM
I thought Hucknall "retired" Simply Red about 2 years back, and had a big "farewell" tour?

The cunt
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: QDRPHNC on April 23, 2015, 06:48:44 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51FK55PZS1L.jpg)

Has this been posted already?

I've seen him in concert! He was really good!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: QDRPHNC on April 23, 2015, 06:50:37 PM
So many questions!
(http://www.hackettsongs.com/images/news/2015/wolflightFrontCover.jpg)

It looks like someone removed his face in photoshop, then airbrushed the place where his face used to be so it was flesh-coloured, then pasted the face back on.

But why? And for whom?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Bobby Treetops on April 23, 2015, 09:30:02 PM
(http://www.superdeluxeedition.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/simplyred-480x480.jpg)

New Simply Red album..Hmmm

I know this has previously been mentioned by non capisco but Mick Hucknell does look a bit like Phil Mitchell in a comedy ginger wig now a days.

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02515/Sum-HH-24_2515947b.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: olliebean on April 23, 2015, 10:31:44 PM
Jesus Christ, I thought black metal logos were hard to read. Astrodosphrrr?

It's Estradasphere, presumably named after Erik.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: purlieu on April 24, 2015, 10:03:16 PM
(http://www.superdeluxeedition.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/simplyred-480x480.jpg)

New Simply Red album..Hmmm
Oh what the fuck is this? There are SO many graphic designers in the world, how do things like this exist?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Onken on April 25, 2015, 02:32:35 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/u8WxHIcl.jpg)

I really like the song Hovercraft Muzak by Body Mechanic on this EP.

You could forgive it it this was released 20 years ago but no, it's from January 2015.

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10153016274999687&theater
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: marquis_de_sad on April 25, 2015, 03:37:53 PM
(http://hiphopisdream.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Fun-Lovin-Criminals-2010-%C2%ABClassic-Fantastic%C2%BB1.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on April 25, 2015, 06:49:07 PM
(http://s1.postimg.org/9rynsjr3z/Estradasphere_It_s_Understood.jpg)

The thing that especially sucks about this one is that Estradasphere are monumentally talented, criminally underrated and overall just one of the tightest, smartest, most fun bands I've heard. This shite does their sound no justice at all.

But we live in the age of internet where no one even knows what cover art means so who cares
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazyhour on April 27, 2015, 06:45:47 PM
(http://cdn.discogs.com/13-wDzKjFeEBt8F9_NUmhduobBs=/fit-in/596x593/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(96)/discogs-images/R-4891361-1415523126-3650.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Kane Jones on April 27, 2015, 06:53:00 PM
Bloody hell, she must've been terrible at shaving.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Sexton Brackets Drugbust on April 27, 2015, 10:07:27 PM
My God, it's full of stars!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thraxx on April 27, 2015, 10:09:54 PM
Love Kool Keith, but this album cover is fucking awful.  I give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he was taking the piss.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/07/Spankmaster.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Textface on April 27, 2015, 10:49:47 PM
Love Kool Keith, but this album cover is fucking awful.  I give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he was taking the piss.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/07/Spankmaster.jpg)

That's fantastic! I call wrong thread!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: mobias on April 28, 2015, 08:49:38 AM
So many questions!
(http://www.hackettsongs.com/images/news/2015/wolflightFrontCover.jpg)

Well I'll gladly stand up for this cover. Its got Steve Hackett in it. Its got wolves in it. err thats about it.  But whats not to like?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Kane Jones on April 28, 2015, 09:19:05 AM
I'll get this in the post to you, mobias.

(http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server2800/677b8/products/26204/images/99010/11424f__81283.1410687361.1100.1100.jpg?c=2)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on April 28, 2015, 03:53:43 PM
Well I'll gladly stand up for this cover. Its got Steve Hackett in it. Its got wolves in it. err thats about it.  But whats not to like?

If you read (a link earlier in the thread) the story of how he came to have a photo of himself sitting amongst a bunch of wolves and then see how his face has been photoshopped as well as the gothing up of the setting (and, I imagine, changing the time of day), you wonder how much nicer it would have been to simply frame the original real moment in his life and made that the cover.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: kngen on April 28, 2015, 09:14:57 PM
I give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he was taking the piss.

I think it's safe to say that's what Kool Keith is doing at all times, the mental genius bastard that he is.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Kane Jones on April 28, 2015, 09:25:02 PM
Love Kool Keith, but this album cover is fucking awful.  I give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he was taking the piss.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/07/Spankmaster.jpg)

Most of the rock albums I bought in the 80s had similar covers.  I'm quite taken with it.  Not really sure why.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: chand on April 29, 2015, 08:38:36 AM
See also:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/77/StyleSex.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on April 29, 2015, 08:48:32 AM
(http://www.hidebux.com/service/page.php?u=gpSVqTq%2FvX49PiT4HOHjAh3FX3Owg2nk%2BXA%3D&b=5)

(http://www.hidebux.com/service/page.php?u=gpSVqXm3t3AyKXi1GuGtEBTPD2Shg2ng%2F3vOP8a6HxKVuE5p70%2FZNs8EdzYb3ZHArg%3D%3D&b=5)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on April 29, 2015, 12:33:45 PM
Man, this thread is so far off the mark sometimes. I'm willing to accept that a lot of this is down to the fact that I like things that are overly tacky and cheap looking, but Kool Keith? Are you serious? The dude epitomises perverse, greasy hip hop and all of its lurid sexual themes (as well as all the sci-fi and Burroughs-esque gruesome fantasies) and I don't think any other style of art would better suit the music within.

There have been some more refined and tasteful covers to his records over the years (most notably for "Dr. Dooom 2" and "Dr. Octagonecologyst"), but I'm far more connected to his music through the above examples, and the incredible "First Come First Served", which I honestly think is brilliant:

(http://auto.img.v4.skyrock.net/5997/30025997/pics/3198665339_1_2_1Er3oqBY.jpg)

Look at how much is happening in this image! The baboon in the top left corner cracks me up every time I see it.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: TheMonk on April 29, 2015, 01:58:17 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/11/RodStewartGreatRockClassicsOfOurTime.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/be/A_Spanner_in_the_Works_cover.jpg)
Put your legs together, man.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on April 29, 2015, 02:45:50 PM
Much better. That second one is hideous. The bare feet, the chair, the hue, the breeze blocks... '90s as fuck.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Onken on May 09, 2015, 01:08:53 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/rNLvdxjl.jpg)

Hi!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on May 10, 2015, 02:21:31 AM
Terrible band name. Terrible album title. Terrible artwork. (2011)
(http://imageshack.com/a/img661/7043/ScS1gb.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Norton Canes on May 15, 2015, 09:26:23 AM
If it hasn't been mentioned already, the cover of the new album by Dublond (Beth Jeans Houghton in whacky character guise). NSFW - Google it yourself.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on May 15, 2015, 09:29:28 AM
Spring by American Spring is a wonderful little nugget of sunshine pop (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqUPW21yH8c) from the early 70s with Brian Wilson's fingerprints all over it. It flopped spectacularly, and I can't help but think that it might be due to the terribly unfitting original album artwork:

(http://eil.com/images/main/American-Spring-Spring---Sealed-424156.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on May 17, 2015, 08:56:01 AM
(http://exystence.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Low-Cut-Connie-300x300.jpg)

http://exystence.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Low-Cut-Connie-300x300.jpg if the image don't load

Urgggh
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazyhour on May 17, 2015, 11:03:25 AM
I like that one.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Absorb the anus burn on May 27, 2015, 12:40:17 AM
Great LP... Pity about the hideous colour scheme, band logo, title font and the unsubtle rimming reference.

(https://eu.rymimg.com/lk/f/l/25a98f73b9dea233f3b3e67d1f33da49/3931634.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Dirty Boy on May 27, 2015, 12:14:43 PM
Didn't the LP sleeve fold over to reveal that it's actually the top of an apple or did i imagine that?

Black metal covers were a laugh eh?
Wikipedia link (possibly NWS) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawn_of_the_Black_Hearts)
Large image (very NWS) (http://vinylsamongotherthings.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/105_5158.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: buzby on May 27, 2015, 10:15:35 PM
(http://auto.img.v4.skyrock.net/5997/30025997/pics/3198665339_1_2_1Er3oqBY.jpg)

Look at how much is happening in this image! The baboon in the top left corner cracks me up every time I see it.

That's a typical example of Pen & Pixel's late 90s-early 00s Photoshop-tastic output (as featured on Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends) - has their cover for Big Bear's 'Doin Thangs' appeared in this thread? Some dedicated fans have tried to catalogue every one of their covers here http://ffm713.skyrock.com/ (http://ffm713.skyrock.com/) (71 pages of them!).
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: DangledTeeth on June 04, 2015, 02:50:59 PM
(http://s3.postimg.org/jif3kywr7/Deadlylullabyes.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Blue Jam on June 04, 2015, 03:29:39 PM
Have we had this one yet?

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0000/443/MI0000443140.jpg)

Someone had clearly just discovered the filter menu in Photoshop.

Everything about this one annoys me, apart from perhaps the trainers:

(https://artwork-cdn.7static.com/static/img/sleeveart/00/000/004/0000000452_350.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on June 04, 2015, 04:40:35 PM
(https://mainlynorfolk.info/folk/images/largerec/worldsincollision.jpg)

Nothing comes close to this for me, still. It's such a fucking stinker. I really like Pere Ubu, but in truth I only know a couple of their records. This is one of the ones I've not heard, and honestly I probably never will, just because it absolutely reeks of one of those albums you'd just walk straight past in the shop, where you might be able to forgive yourself for judging a book entirely on its cover. If I'd never heard of them and I saw this in a record shop I would assume it to be some sort of sub-Ozrics new age faux-trance health spa bollocks, which I think is pretty much the last thing I would ever want to listen to. Man, it's terrible.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on June 04, 2015, 06:46:26 PM
I would assume it to be some sort of sub-Ozrics new age faux-trance health spa bollocks, which I think is pretty much the last thing I would ever want to listen to. Man, it's terrible.

Oi, you daft bastard!

It reminds me more of this madness

(http://wishboneash.com/images/uploads/trancevisionary.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on June 08, 2015, 09:05:26 PM
(http://i58.tinypic.com/9vjipj.jpg)

(http://i60.tinypic.com/28smzab.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: PaulTMA on June 08, 2015, 09:34:57 PM
(http://i58.tinypic.com/9vjipj.jpg)

(http://i60.tinypic.com/28smzab.jpg)

If I remember correctly, the artwork used upon the album's eventual release was provided by Roy himself.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: purlieu on June 08, 2015, 11:35:27 PM
Fuck off is that real. I outright refuse to believe that would possibly be released. I cannot accept that anybody would put their money into the conception, manufacture and distribution of something that looks like that.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Mr Banlon on June 08, 2015, 11:45:22 PM
Man, this thread is so far off the mark sometimes. I'm willing to accept that a lot of this is down to the fact that I like things that are overly tacky and cheap looking, but Kool Keith? Are you serious? The dude epitomises perverse, greasy hip hop and all of its lurid sexual themes (as well as all the sci-fi and Burroughs-esque gruesome fantasies) and I don't think any other style of art would better suit the music within.

There have been some more refined and tasteful covers to his records over the years (most notably for "Dr. Dooom 2" and "Dr. Octagonecologyst"), but I'm far more connected to his music through the above examples, and the incredible "First Come First Served", which I honestly think is brilliant:

(http://auto.img.v4.skyrock.net/5997/30025997/pics/3198665339_1_2_1Er3oqBY.jpg)

Look at how much is happening in this image! The baboon in the top left corner cracks me up every time I see it.
Judging by the album title, the artiste has personal issues with the rules of 'soggy biscuit'.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Chriddof on June 09, 2015, 12:05:25 AM
Fuck off is that real. I outright refuse to believe that would possibly be released. I cannot accept that anybody would put their money into the conception, manufacture and distribution of something that looks like that.

Seems to be real enough:

http://www.discogs.com/Roy-Wood-Wizzard-Main-Street/release/2429640 (http://www.discogs.com/Roy-Wood-Wizzard-Main-Street/release/2429640)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Main-Street-Wizzard/dp/B00004RGL8 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Main-Street-Wizzard/dp/B00004RGL8)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Street_%28Roy_Wood_%26_Wizzard_album%29 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Street_%28Roy_Wood_%26_Wizzard_album%29)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Captain Z on June 09, 2015, 12:09:58 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/rNLvdxjl.jpg)

"Hello there, children!"

"Hey Chef"
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Phil_A on June 09, 2015, 12:42:49 AM
(http://i58.tinypic.com/9vjipj.jpg)


Roy "Spiny Norman" Wood.

"DIIIIIIIIIINSDAAAAAAAAAALE!"
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: DukeDeMondo on June 09, 2015, 09:13:44 AM
(http://i58.tinypic.com/9vjipj.jpg)

(http://i60.tinypic.com/28smzab.jpg)

King Diamond's lookin well.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on June 17, 2015, 08:31:45 PM
(https://muzoic.com/uploads/w600px/muse-drones.jpg)

Even by Muse's standards of dystopia-by-numbers and fighting the system with huge stadium tours and expensive suits, this takes the fucking piss. I saw it the other day on the tube and genuinely cringed. "Ooooh" I said, sucking in through puckered lips like I'd just seen a video of a BMX stunt going awry.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Textface on June 17, 2015, 11:24:18 PM
Well at least people are talking about their album cover, not usually the case. Bet that wasn't the intention though. Christ it's bad, and by a pretty respected artist too I believe.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: purlieu on June 17, 2015, 11:33:53 PM
I still can't quite get over how bad it is. They've not got a great history of album covers, but it's in a different league.
I have a soft spot for Muse, especially since Matt has started throwing in a few more major chords and writing big sumptuous melodies. The 2nd Law was much richer than stuff like Absolution, and some of he lyrical concerns were admirable for a mainstream rock band. But then they go and put out an album with that on the front and I remember why I generally don't like admitting that...
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thraxx on June 17, 2015, 11:36:55 PM
Man, this thread is so far off the mark sometimes. I'm willing to accept that a lot of this is down to the fact that I like things that are overly tacky and cheap looking, but Kool Keith? Are you serious? The dude epitomises perverse, greasy hip hop and all of its lurid sexual themes (as well as all the sci-fi and Burroughs-esque gruesome fantasies) and I don't think any other style of art would better suit the music within.

There have been some more refined and tasteful covers to his records over the years (most notably for "Dr. Dooom 2" and "Dr. Octagonecologyst"), but I'm far more connected to his music through the above examples, and the incredible "First Come First Served", which I honestly think is brilliant:

(http://auto.img.v4.skyrock.net/5997/30025997/pics/3198665339_1_2_1Er3oqBY.jpg)

Look at how much is happening in this image! The baboon in the top left corner cracks me up every time I see it.

i fucking love kool keith.  Dr Dooom is one of my fave records ever and the cover I love too.  I totally agree with your points about this cover, but by the time that you get to Spankmaster, the cover is pure laziness and also, I question the irony of the cover that is clearly present on Dooom.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Don_Preston on June 20, 2015, 11:53:43 PM
(http://www.superdeluxeedition.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/papergods1.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Don_Preston on June 20, 2015, 11:55:51 PM
(http://i58.tinypic.com/9vjipj.jpg)

(http://i60.tinypic.com/28smzab.jpg)

Pen & Pixel must've left this one up to the work experience kid.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Dr Rock on June 21, 2015, 10:49:23 AM
(http://pds.exblog.jp/pds/1/201007/06/44/b0168644_6492125.jpg)

Sorry if this has been posted before... did her tit have loads of bubblegum on it? Is her tit behaving like bubblegum? Why are they both reacting to this with those faces?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: non capisco on June 21, 2015, 11:42:28 AM
And that isn't even the worst Scorpions one. The worst one is Not Safe For Life, let alone work.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on June 21, 2015, 01:34:20 PM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0aYUElV3ssQ/VWsAtp8nc_I/AAAAAAAAb68/P9mGgnVpqks/s1600/adme.jpg)

Looks like Tony Wilson after a particularly hedonistic night at the Hacienda.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Dirty Boy on June 21, 2015, 03:44:39 PM
I'm not going through 46 pages to see if these have been posted

(http://cdn.discogs.com/FSPgz0OJ18l25mMPeLe33Qcqkls=/fit-in/300x300/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb()/discogs-images/R-646215-1246864944.jpeg.jpg)
(http://rymimg.com/lk/f/a/98950ef6756faa25099a1d5fa2309317/1989658.jpg)


fucking hell... Fucking Hell
(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/CulpYZZr4UE/hqdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: ajsmith on June 22, 2015, 11:32:06 AM
Finally! An Archive reissue of the sessions for Zappa's 'Cruisin with ruben and the jets', with all those tacky 80s overdubs he did removed and restored to the purity of the original recordings! Now lets completely ruin all that good work by giving it the tackiest, cheapest looking cover imaginable!

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0002/939/MI0002939230.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: ajsmith on June 22, 2015, 11:34:03 AM
And, not an album sleeve, but here's a repulsively deformed representation of The Kinks on a single picture sleeve.

(https://athenae25.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/the-kinks-days-single.jpg?w=400&h=400)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: DukeDeMondo on June 22, 2015, 11:35:56 AM
And, not an album sleeve, but here's a repulsively deformed representation of The Kinks on a single picture sleeve.

(https://athenae25.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/the-kinks-days-single.jpg?w=400&h=400)

Christ!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on June 22, 2015, 11:52:55 AM
Why is Pete Quaife chinese? When did Mick Avory become a middle-aged northen comic? When Did Dave Davies' teeth get so prominent? Who is that bottom right, because it plainly isn't Ray fucking Davies?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Mijkediablo on June 22, 2015, 11:56:19 AM
Who is that bottom right, because it plainly isn't Ray fucking Davies?

Looks like a young, foppish Mark E Smith.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: DukeDeMondo on June 22, 2015, 12:46:32 PM
Nice tribute to Christopher Lee up in the top left there.

(http://tellyspotting.kera.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Christopher-Lee-in-Curse-of-Frankenstein.png)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Onken on June 24, 2015, 09:26:22 AM
(http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploads24/17434988590_1c329f4c7e_b1432300478.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: greenman on June 24, 2015, 11:24:24 AM
Kinky John Fowler somehow looking only the 4th dodgiest member.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Subtle Mocking on June 24, 2015, 11:26:51 AM
Niles Crane: The early years
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on July 07, 2015, 09:00:14 PM
(http://www.pilofficial.com/images/sleeves/what_the_world_10.jpg) (http://www.pilofficial.com/images/sleeves/double_10.jpg)

As if they're not bad enough, the EP (the second sleeve) contains a song called 'Turkey Tits'.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: great_badir on July 08, 2015, 09:50:50 AM
Finally! An Archive reissue of the sessions for Zappa's 'Cruisin with ruben and the jets', with all those tacky 80s overdubs he did removed and restored to the purity of the original recordings! Now lets completely ruin all that good work by giving it the tackiest, cheapest looking cover imaginable!

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0002/939/MI0002939230.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)

That's the point, isn't it?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on July 08, 2015, 09:56:30 AM

I'm not going through 46 pages to see if these have been posted

(http://cdn.discogs.com/FSPgz0OJ18l25mMPeLe33Qcqkls=/fit-in/300x300/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb()/discogs-images/R-646215-1246864944.jpeg.jpg)
(http://rymimg.com/lk/f/a/98950ef6756faa25099a1d5fa2309317/1989658.jpg)


fucking hell... Fucking Hell
(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/CulpYZZr4UE/hqdefault.jpg)

The electric sandwich is one of my favourite covers. electric Orange (presumably) did a pastiche of it for their eponymous debut.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on July 08, 2015, 09:58:03 AM
The crack in the Cosmic egg kraut discography book features some weird and wonderful covers - some that should feature here but could easily feature in the sister thread
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Bizarro Mark Bosnich on July 08, 2015, 03:04:57 PM
Not strictly cover art. The cover of their new album has already graced this thread, but some of you might not be aware of the artwork representing the songs, created as part of the album's Digital Booklet (http://imgur.com/a/TZCgm). Yet again, this was all done by Matt Mahurin. Here are some choice cuts:

"Defector"
(http://www.musewiki.org/images/thumb/DefectorArtworkBooklet.jpg/600px-DefectorArtworkBooklet.jpg)

"The Handler"
(http://www.musewiki.org/images/thumb/Handler.jpg/600px-Handler.jpg)

"Reapers"
(http://www.musewiki.org/images/thumb/ReapersArtworkBooklet.jpg/600px-ReapersArtworkBooklet.jpg)

I don't know. Just awful.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Petey Pate on July 10, 2015, 01:55:53 PM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0000/576/MI0000576640.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Chriddof on July 11, 2015, 10:30:13 PM
Oh god, that ear looks like it belongs to a corpse and someone's trapped inside it, trying to break out through the head.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazarou on July 11, 2015, 10:30:55 PM
Not a terrible album cover, but thought this gig poster doing the rounds was still worth chucking up on here:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CJqcFjOUAAAxGdH.png)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Mr Banlon on July 11, 2015, 10:38:51 PM
Party Cannon: Too fucking hard-core for serifs.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Jerzy Bondov on July 11, 2015, 11:17:51 PM
Haha, had a good chuckle at that. Some of them are completely illegible
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on July 12, 2015, 01:11:30 AM
For something apparently "outsider" it is completely dull and conservative; like this bleedin' obvious observation












Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: chand on July 12, 2015, 10:20:47 AM
Has anyone even died at this supposed Deathfest? Imagine calling your festival Deathfest but finding out more people have died at Parklife.

These kind of band names pretty much defy parody. 'Cemetery Rapist' for fuck's sake.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on July 12, 2015, 11:00:12 AM
Bunch of wankers...the antidote to the above

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/7958/cover_151532932013_r.jpeg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on July 12, 2015, 11:12:53 AM
Does he know his kitchen in on fire?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: ajsmith on July 12, 2015, 12:04:43 PM
That's the point, isn't it?

Is it? I Really really doubt it. It just looks boringly beigey, early 90s photoshop filterly 'tasteful' vanilla and shit, the complete anithesis of the rough parodic doo wop contained within. They could easily have gone for something tacky that evoked the music, something the Cruisin album series:

(http://leemichaelwithers.tripod.com/Cruisin58cover.jpg)

Or indeed just used the original album cover:

(http://eil.com/images/main/Frank-Zappa-Cruising-With-Rub-421775.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on July 12, 2015, 12:06:34 PM


These kind of band names pretty much defy parody. 'Cemetery Rapist' for fuck's sake.

A "pornogrind" band, apparently

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pornogrind
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: ajsmith on July 12, 2015, 12:24:41 PM
This must have been posted already, but just in case it hasn't:

(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/N9af0T94_Fg/maxresdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: ajsmith on July 12, 2015, 12:26:41 PM
The second album's no slouch on the digusting front either: (http://images.45worlds.com/f/ab/toe-fat-stick-heat-regal-zonophone-ab.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on July 12, 2015, 05:51:17 PM
This must have been posted already, but just in case it hasn't:

Designed by the ever-overrated Hipgnosis....
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazarou on July 12, 2015, 06:24:44 PM
A "pornogrind" band, apparently

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pornogrind

Quote
Other notable bands of the genre include Meat Shits, Cock and Ball Torture, Dead, Lividity, Waco Jesus, Haunted Toilet, and Dark Ashmut

Alright which one of you fuckers



Nah, they're actual bands[nb]Except for Dark Ashmut, who I can't vouch for[/nb]. I think Cock and Ball Torture might be the perfect Extreme Metal band name.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: DukeDeMondo on July 12, 2015, 06:52:31 PM
Does he know his kitchen in on fire?

Aurora Borealis.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: kngen on July 15, 2015, 06:39:07 PM
Alright which one of you fuckers



Nah, they're actual bands[nb]Except for Dark Ashmut, who I can't vouch for[/nb]. I think Cock and Ball Torture might be the perfect Extreme Metal band name.

Pissed Off Orgasm must be well, uh, pissed off they're not included. They (he, actually, for it was, of course, a lonely, angry man[nb]probably bald and suffering from phimosis too, I'd wager[/nb]) pretty much invented the name of the genre, I thought.

Truly the worst sub-sub-genre of an already barrel-scraping bunch of sillybillys. We played with a pornogrind band in Czech Republic - their ninety-song set list (three bits of A4 taped together) was all in Czech except for two in English that caught the eye: Clitorectomy and, my personal favourite:

[Spoiler]Big Tits.[/Spoiler]

Truly, we were in the presence of genius that day.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: MoonDust on July 15, 2015, 06:46:05 PM
This must have been posted already, but just in case it hasn't:

(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/N9af0T94_Fg/maxresdefault.jpg)

This is fucking weird.

Shudder.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: the hum on July 16, 2015, 08:33:00 PM
(http://www.contactmusic.com/images/feature-images/duran-duran-paper-gods-album-cover-636-636.jpg)

Pretty sure my 1994 Macintosh Performa had most of this clip art on file.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Natnar on July 16, 2015, 09:37:24 PM
Not sure about this one..
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/11108961_10154023028378574_5148975784946732524_n.jpg?oh=b61a735fa791448d028403dbfa1dddea&oe=56183252&__gda__=1444759782_d0b1ca19bd7b24dfc68d2f01f946e717)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on July 16, 2015, 10:01:38 PM
I'm disappointed that Gilmour's face hasn't been photoshopped onto each bird.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: PaulTMA on July 16, 2015, 10:51:07 PM
Jesus Christ
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Don_Preston on July 16, 2015, 11:07:55 PM
S. Hackett sat just out of shot, having a breather with some wolves.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on July 17, 2015, 04:01:12 PM
(http://www.contactmusic.com/images/feature-images/duran-duran-paper-gods-album-cover-636-636.jpg)

Pretty sure my 1994 Macintosh Performa had most of this clip art on file.

I dunno, that might be better if they are peel-off stickers what you can move about, like that Beck album that time

I'd put the stem of the cherry up the sumo's bum, but that's just me
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: marquis_de_sad on July 17, 2015, 04:29:55 PM
(http://www.contactmusic.com/images/feature-images/duran-duran-paper-gods-album-cover-636-636.jpg)

Pretty sure my 1994 Macintosh Performa had most of this clip art on file.

If a vaporware bedroom dweller put this out then everyone would love it. Well, maybe not everyone...
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on July 17, 2015, 05:05:17 PM
^Fuck, not real, surely? It's a long way from Rio[nb]Which is a great 80's album cover, don't let anyone tell you otherwise.[/nb], I can tell you!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: DangledTeeth on July 17, 2015, 07:46:36 PM
Rap artiste Joell Ortiz

(http://s12.postimg.org/omhi4ktsd/joell_ortiz_free_agent_album_cover.jpg)

(http://s12.postimg.org/x0x4snutp/joellortiz_houseslippers.jpg)

(http://s12.postimg.org/tvcj2gc7h/Thebrick.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: greencalx on July 19, 2015, 08:52:42 PM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0000/576/MI0000576640.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)

I have literally spent the last nine days laughing at this.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Carpool Dragon on July 19, 2015, 09:13:28 PM
(http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/images/covers/helloween-kids-of-the-century(single)-20120113063056.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Yesno on July 19, 2015, 10:01:51 PM
(http://streamd.hitparade.ch/cdimages/highway-kiddy_kiddy_kiss_me_s.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Yesno on July 19, 2015, 10:21:17 PM
Not a terrible album cover, but thought this gig poster doing the rounds was still worth chucking up on here:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CJqcFjOUAAAxGdH.png)

Something tells me Party Cannon aren't taking this as seriously as some of the other performers.

https://partycannon.bandcamp.com/

Yup.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: purlieu on July 20, 2015, 11:31:58 AM
Quote
This fucking cracks me up in a good way. These guys took death metal to a different level of being comedic and yet fucking BRUTAL! These Scottish Death machines keeps me banging my fucking head! For fans of Brutal Death Metal and Slamming Death Metal you will not be disappointed by these Party animals. Party on motherfuckers!

Well, quite.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on July 20, 2015, 11:54:44 AM
Something tells me Party Cannon aren't taking this as seriously as some of the other performers.

Surely the whole thing is a comic-fest?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: gilbertharding on July 20, 2015, 06:19:24 PM
(http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/lyricwiki/images/0/07/The_Boo_Radleys_-_Kingsize.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130413183849)

Laziness. Pure and simple.

And here: (http://991.com/NewGallery/Thee-Hypnotics-Come-Down-Heavy-529971.jpg)

Totally not gay.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: marquis_de_sad on July 20, 2015, 06:28:59 PM
And here: (http://991.com/NewGallery/Thee-Hypnotics-Come-Down-Heavy-529971.jpg)

Totally not gay.

"We love the Stooges. If you like the Stooges then we're like them but crap."

I have this record...
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: gilbertharding on July 21, 2015, 08:17:58 AM
Satan's Hot Tub.

I quite like, even now, Thee Hypnotics- but without denying for a second that they're ridiculous. Soul Glitter and Sin is a decent album.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: ajsmith on July 21, 2015, 03:30:49 PM
Always thought this debut album sleeve by the buzz-creating mid 00s literate Glasgow band Popup was a big boring disapointment.

(http://cdn.discogs.com/l_q7fJa-chjGxtHKcyYuP7bR4XA=/fit-in/300x300/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb()/discogs-images/R-5461678-1396431423-7386.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on July 21, 2015, 03:35:05 PM
Something tells me Party Cannon aren't taking this as seriously as some of the other performers.

https://partycannon.bandcamp.com/

Yup.

Although the lead singer of Cemetary Rapist likes them enough to wear their T-shirt (might be wearing it ironically though)

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/11150598_844062892334238_3527417374816493955_n.jpg?oh=71ca45459c8d5177fc2ffd7f88a73221&oe=56477D35)

https://www.facebook.com/cornfieldslam
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Mijkediablo on July 21, 2015, 10:54:50 PM
Always thought this debut album sleeve by the buzz-creating mid 00s literate Glasgow band Popup was a big boring disapointment.

(http://cdn.discogs.com/l_q7fJa-chjGxtHKcyYuP7bR4XA=/fit-in/300x300/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb()/discogs-images/R-5461678-1396431423-7386.jpeg.jpg)

I kind of like that for its manufactured simplicity, like this from iForward Russia!:

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2069/2319663161_b6412c425d.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: MoonDust on July 22, 2015, 03:52:27 PM
Rap artiste Joell Ortiz
(http://s12.postimg.org/x0x4snutp/joellortiz_houseslippers.jpg)


Aww, bless.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Yesno on July 22, 2015, 10:26:34 PM
Although the lead singer of Cemetary Rapist likes them enough to wear their T-shirt (might be wearing it ironically though)

Looks like NoSleep could be right that no one involved in Deathfest is taking it that seriously. I still like Party Cannon's willingness to go against the orthodoxy and have a jaunty Comic Sans logo, though.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Crabwalk on July 25, 2015, 08:49:27 PM
I've been enjoying the fusion-flutin', Mizell Brothers-produced awesomeness of Bobbi Humphrey today. The sleeve of 'Satin Doll' is bloody off-putting, though.

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0000/361/MI0000361646.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on July 26, 2015, 11:28:28 AM
The girl on the right in that photo has a Mayhem shirt on, and Mayhem are about as trve metal as it gets. I wonder if pornogrind fans wear "decent" metal band shirts in the same ironic fashion that Kings of Leon "fans" wear Ramones shirts? Obviously she could just be a Mayhem fan but I refuse to think that anyone who's into a band as amazing as Mayhem would listen to that pornogrind toss. It just doesn't add up to me.

*turns Kanye West record up*
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Petey Pate on July 26, 2015, 03:44:06 PM
(http://a4.mzstatic.com/us/r30/Music/v4/d4/ec/fe/d4ecfec5-a9f3-7108-2903-2f7b07e38db9/cover170x170.jpeg)

(http://a5.mzstatic.com/us/r30/Music/v4/7d/45/97/7d459794-a6b5-982c-e135-bb649c6913f7/cover170x170.jpeg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: QDRPHNC on July 31, 2015, 08:58:36 PM
(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5311d009e4b08cb688151314/5546871ae4b0ba2fd4ee6207/531fa12de4b0ce8f9d9bca8e/1437998560116/?format=1000w)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: mobias on July 31, 2015, 09:54:12 PM
And that isn't even the worst Scorpions one. The worst one is Not Safe For Life, let alone work.

Animal Magnetism is one of the more infamous ones. I've always presumed it was a inspiration for Spinal Tap's Smell the Glove

(https://travistation.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/scorpions-animal-magnetism-1980.jpg)

What were they thinking? I mean what the fuck were they thinking?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: purlieu on August 01, 2015, 10:43:34 AM
I know, those fonts just do not work together at all.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on August 01, 2015, 02:23:56 PM
Not content with having the shittest band name in recorded history, The Maccabees' new one is a classic of 'couldn't be arsed/that'll do' artwork:

(http://nme.assets.ipccdn.co.uk/images/gallery/2015Maccabees_MarksToProveIt_180515.jpg)

It's the Elephant and Castle roundabout because it's like dark and moody and shit.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on August 02, 2015, 09:00:26 AM

It's the Elephant and Castle roundabout because it's like dark and moody and shit.

Mate I've been stranded there after a gig at three in the morning and it fucking is.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shaky on August 02, 2015, 11:01:13 AM
The recent album from Jazz/Noise/Metal types Zu has a really unpleasantly coloured cover:

(http://i.imgur.com/ue6Q3b4m.jpg)


Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: hermitical on August 02, 2015, 04:11:14 PM
the new Public Enemy cover isn't gonna win any awards
(http://static.spin.com/files/2015/07/publicenemy-manplansgodlaughs-560x560-560x560.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on August 05, 2015, 02:05:46 PM
The latest from The Billy Bragg It's OK To Hate is a right fucking dog's dinner:

(http://cdn1.umg3.net/25/files/2015/06/FT_psfnp_700.jpg)

Moody studio shot? Check.[nb]Though cut off at the top - is he 'doing a biggy'?[/nb] Rampant live shot to show he 'means it'? Check. Plus and minus signs in case anybody didn't get it? Check. Fuck off, you tidy-bearded wanker!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: MoonDust on August 05, 2015, 02:23:42 PM
The latest from The Billy Bragg It's OK To Hate is a right fucking dog's dinner:

(http://cdn1.umg3.net/25/files/2015/06/FT_psfnp_700.jpg)

Moody studio shot? Check.[nb]Though cut off at the top - is he 'doing a biggy'?[/nb] Rampant live shot to show he 'means it'? Check. Plus and minus signs in case anybody didn't get it? Check. Fuck off, you tidy-bearded wanker!

Because my browser window is small the right side of this was cut off, so I didn't see the minus sign, meaning I thought there was a random Swiss flag thrown in there for no reason.

Missed opportunity for mystery there.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: chand on August 05, 2015, 04:13:16 PM
It looks like a bootleg some fan's made using a gig picture and an interview shot from Q magazine.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Technique on August 05, 2015, 09:41:39 PM
I like John Grant very much, but what the fuck.....

(http://static.silentradio.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/John-Grant-Grey-Tickles-Black-Pressure.jpg?e6ec7a)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on August 05, 2015, 10:33:56 PM
Ha ha! I love that cover. Though apparently he wanted to go with something a little more gory like the stuff in the promo video for the new album, but was persuaded otherwise.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thecuriousorange on August 05, 2015, 10:50:21 PM
That Frank Turner one, jeez.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Dr Rock on August 05, 2015, 10:53:39 PM
Sexist metal/rock Spinal Tap gubbins with sexy lady blindfolded on one of them knife-throwing targets with all knives around her. Can anyone help?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on August 06, 2015, 08:56:37 AM
Not blindfolded, but could it be this?

(https://static.orain.org/allthetropes.orain.org/images/b/bf/Album-stick-it-to-ya_1260.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Dr Rock on August 06, 2015, 09:59:26 AM
Thats the one, thank-you!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: hermitical on August 06, 2015, 10:36:55 AM
that and their second album (see below) were permanent fixtures in the bargain racks at the record shop I used to work in, Way Ahead
(http://ozmusiccollector.com.au/images/discgallery/5833-1t.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: jobotic on August 06, 2015, 10:43:30 AM
A t-shirt, not an album cover - forgive me. Guns n Roses talk elsewhere reminded me of seeing a bloke wearing this about twenty years ago. I remeber thing "wow, you're cool".

(http://tshirtslayer.com/files-tshirt/styles/shirtviewbottom/public/user-4828/34a4d8b6763641316488fdc1bbba89ea.jpg?itok=ScFaE9jU)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: jobotic on August 06, 2015, 10:49:37 AM
Sorry, bit big.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: DukeDeMondo on August 06, 2015, 10:55:29 AM
It was part of an album cover, though. Briefly, anyway.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appetite_for_Destruction#/media/File:Appetitefordestruction.jpg
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: jobotic on August 06, 2015, 11:34:54 AM
Ah. Lovely isn't it? Imagine walking round with that on your chest.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Kane Jones on August 06, 2015, 11:50:06 AM
Not blindfolded, but could it be this?

(https://static.orain.org/allthetropes.orain.org/images/b/bf/Album-stick-it-to-ya_1260.jpg)

I used to listen to this album back in 1990 and gaze longingly at the cover.  I was 14, come on. No joke, it came with a live EP with her (rear view so you could check out her arse too) and dwarf on the cover.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Kane Jones on August 06, 2015, 11:51:00 AM
Found it!

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0001/451/MI0001451337.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on August 06, 2015, 12:12:19 PM
It looks a bit cold there. She should've stuck a coat on
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Bobby Treetops on August 06, 2015, 01:29:15 PM
I like want you've done there, John.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4057/4419163477_c8e108765c_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: DukeDeMondo on August 06, 2015, 01:36:11 PM
What the fuck! Like Rik Mayall and Les Dennis ran into each other really fast. Holy shit.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on August 06, 2015, 03:55:47 PM
Thats the one, thank-you!

I just googled 'album cover knife thrower', to be honest.

that and their second album (see below) were permanent fixtures in the bargain racks at the record shop I used to work in, Way Ahead

That wouldn't be Way Ahead that used to be in Derby by any chance, would it?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: hermitical on August 06, 2015, 04:59:07 PM
well, it was the Notts one but I used to work with Tom who took over the Derby shop and then bought it out and changed the name to Reveal Records.

I did used to go to the Derby one though as I lived in Draycott, between the two...
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on August 06, 2015, 06:43:29 PM
Ah, I didn't know there was a Way Ahead in Nottingham. I used to go to the one in the Main Centre in Derby[nb]Now sadly obliterated by the Westfield/Intu monstrosity.[/nb] all the time - it was my first port of call for new releases every Monday. I even remember the short-lived Way Ahead 2 on Sadlergate. I think it moved & changed to Reveal Records after I'd moved to London, as I have no memory of seeing it happen. But the old Main Centre Way Ahead, ah, now there was a record shop....
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazyhour on August 12, 2015, 09:23:28 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTUzNFgxNjAw/z/0RIAAOxy0x1TWTGt/$_58.JPG)

Pretty sure this cat's been caught mid-yawn.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Gulftastic on August 14, 2015, 04:32:11 PM
Do singles count?

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/5f/Boogie_Nights_-_Heatwave.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on August 23, 2015, 04:49:14 PM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0003/835/MI0003835106.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)

Where to start?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: the hum on August 23, 2015, 05:56:08 PM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0003/835/MI0003835106.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)

Where to start?

The Matterhorn is in the process of letting itself go.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on August 23, 2015, 06:10:21 PM
Rick Wakeman is the king of bad album art. I recall some ridiculous artwork in the accompanying inset/booklet of Journey To The Centre Of The Earth that was reminiscent of lizards in a pint of beer (the latter being something which Rick is/was fond of).
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on August 23, 2015, 06:13:58 PM
One thing you can be certain of; no matter how bad his covers, the music will be worse.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: olliebean on August 23, 2015, 09:34:34 PM
Rick Wakeman is the king of bad album art. I recall some ridiculous artwork in the accompanying inset/booklet of Journey To The Centre Of The Earth that was reminiscent of lizards in a pint of beer (the latter being something which Rick is/was fond of).

This one?

(http://www.minilps.net/images/stories/shop_image/product/rick-wakeman-journey-booklet-6-7.jpg)

And not forgetting what appears to be a close-up of somebody wearing Rick's tiny severed head as an earring:

(http://www.minilps.net/images/stories/shop_image/product/rick-wakeman-journey-booklet-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: the hum on August 23, 2015, 09:57:51 PM
Wakeman has done all the different kinds of bad covers.

(http://991.com/newgallery/Rick-Wakeman-Rock-N-Roll-Proph-500439.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: ollyboro on August 23, 2015, 10:02:35 PM
Rock 'n' Roll Prophet has gained largely negative reviews, with comments describing the album as "goofy",[4] "novelty" and "crap".

From Wikipedia.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Petey Pate on August 23, 2015, 10:26:20 PM
Other Wakeman monstrosities:

(http://www.softshoe-slim.com/covers2/w/wakeman79b.jpg)

(http://www.softshoe-slim.com/covers2/w/wakeman41.jpg)

(http://www.softshoe-slim.com/covers2/w/wakeman79a.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on August 24, 2015, 10:07:12 AM
My eyes!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Pit-Pat on August 24, 2015, 10:24:23 AM
(http://www.softshoe-slim.com/covers2/w/wakeman41.jpg)

Quite a lot of expense spared
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: purlieu on August 24, 2015, 10:46:31 AM
My favourite:
(http://s14.postimg.org/u40di77sx/phantompower.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on August 24, 2015, 05:21:02 PM
Those Wakeman covers are like Photoshopped parodies. WOW.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: non capisco on August 24, 2015, 11:47:31 PM
Other Wakeman monstrosities:
(http://www.softshoe-slim.com/covers2/w/wakeman79b.jpg)

I quite like this one just because it gives the impression that the West Highland terrier is the singer on it.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: olliebean on August 25, 2015, 09:45:50 AM
Presumably the dog is Oscar.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on August 25, 2015, 09:51:44 AM
There was a dog called Oscar at the gig, apparently. And RW plays Thatcher favourite "How Much Is That Doggy In The Window".
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: purlieu on August 27, 2015, 08:06:31 PM
(https://moochmusic.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/mrss-cover-promo.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on August 27, 2015, 10:38:22 PM
^Jesus.

Anyway.

"Ey, mister, can we have a shit Revolver style knock-off for our shit album featuring our shit band name on it, please?"
"There you go, sonny."

(http://i1.wp.com/www.backseatmafia.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/JB-HootonTennisClubHighestPointinCliffTown080015.jpg?resize=600%2C600)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on August 28, 2015, 08:15:04 AM
Other Wakeman monstrosities:

(http://www.softshoe-slim.com/covers2/w/wakeman79b.jpg)


Surely "the cesar concert"
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on August 28, 2015, 08:16:38 AM
(https://moochmusic.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/mrss-cover-promo.jpg)

Great album. Thanks for the advertisement, Steve will be pleased.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: purlieu on August 28, 2015, 10:57:01 AM
I haven't heard it, I was just surprised the label were willing to pay for an album release on vinyl with a cover so shoddily put together as that.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thecuriousorange on September 01, 2015, 09:52:35 PM
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/57/68/07/576807acce3206e919cdcce533ddd4d8.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: TheMonk on September 05, 2015, 05:21:51 AM
(https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secret_Agent_(Robin_Gibb_album)#/media/File:Secret_Agent_Robin_Gibb.jpg)
(https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walls_Have_Eyes#/media/File:Walls_have_eyes.jpg)
(https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnet_(album)#/media/File:Robin_Gibb_Magnet.jpg)

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: TheMonk on September 05, 2015, 04:16:09 PM
(http://www.israbox.com/uploads/posts/2012-04/1333881135_ad7c69698cbb32a778ce88769c7_prev.jpg)
(http://rymimg.com/lk/f/a/acee6692c00083caff925a09205107ba/3784975.jpg)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/316RG7K70EL.jpg)
What is with the strange Gibb-shaped frog pose? Is that what he thought the kids would be down with?
In fact I challenge you all to find any Gibb related albums with a decent cover.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on September 05, 2015, 10:29:53 PM
I can't make my mind up about the new Eagles Of Death Metal cover, but as I can't find the Great Album Covers thread (and don't want to start one for this...), well....

(http://static.gigwise.com/artists/EODMzipperart_750.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Smeraldina Rima on September 05, 2015, 10:47:20 PM
In fact I challenge you all to find any Gibb related albums with a decent cover.
(http://991.com/newGallery/Bee-Gees-Odessa-141804.jpg)
(http://www.duduki.net/photocache/01/mp3//BeeGees_1995-Christmas%20Bootleg/tn_400__cover.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on September 06, 2015, 02:24:44 PM
What about shit fan-made covers, then?

This Phil Collins one had me hooting this week

(http://www.israbox.com/uploads/posts/2011-07/1309513203_cover.jpg)

The wise old owl watching over the cocky, surly youth

"You have so much to learn, young man"
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on September 06, 2015, 05:42:19 PM
^I'm sure there's another miniature Collins dressed as a devil on the other shoulder, going "Add more effects to the cheesy production".
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on September 06, 2015, 06:09:59 PM
"The drums don't sound 80's enough, yet."
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on September 06, 2015, 06:53:48 PM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0003/835/MI0003835106.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)

A young Black Francis has really let himself go (up a glacier).

[EDIT]New page twattery.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: jenna appleseed on September 07, 2015, 05:58:20 PM
The genuine newly reworked Phil Colins covers are fucking terrifying.
(https://images.bigcartel.com/bigcartel/product_images/164210563/max_w-600/A10UjegcMBL._SL1500_.jpg)

Giant version in case you want to wear Phil's face for Halloween or general traumatising of small children http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/A10UjegcMBL._SL1500_.jpg
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Textface on September 07, 2015, 06:16:42 PM
He no longer looks like him.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on September 07, 2015, 06:21:43 PM
Phil Mitchell?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Kane Jones on September 07, 2015, 06:23:46 PM
Phil Mitchell?

Known as 'Breakfast Face' in our house.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: jenna appleseed on September 08, 2015, 01:27:11 PM
Amazon is now convinced I want to look at scary old men.
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81i0RL5S2eL._SX522_.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on September 08, 2015, 07:33:24 PM
^Album titles pretty appropriate for that cover.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: TheMonk on September 09, 2015, 12:21:30 PM
The genuine newly reworked Phil Colins covers are fucking terrifying.
Very odd concept. Has the music been rerecorded? Why replace the cover photo 34 years after the fact? Very unflattering. If he's not going to record anything new someone should stop him going George Lucas on his old work.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: TheMonk on September 09, 2015, 12:22:37 PM
(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcThBYf9cI3vZlaYXJvuadPHt0YXZgU2kRNoEhSqIJ8qnS4WJudwiQ)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Natnar on September 09, 2015, 12:48:14 PM
(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcThBYf9cI3vZlaYXJvuadPHt0YXZgU2kRNoEhSqIJ8qnS4WJudwiQ)

He must be mad because a drunk Cyndi Lauper has wandered in from the kitchen with his sieve on her head.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: QDRPHNC on September 09, 2015, 05:56:55 PM
(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcThBYf9cI3vZlaYXJvuadPHt0YXZgU2kRNoEhSqIJ8qnS4WJudwiQ)

Inguinal hernia, too much pressure on the left foot, seen it a hundred times.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Dr Rock on September 09, 2015, 06:02:46 PM
The genuine newly reworked Phil Colins covers are fucking terrifying.
(https://images.bigcartel.com/bigcartel/product_images/164210563/max_w-600/A10UjegcMBL._SL1500_.jpg)


Well it shows how the guilt has worn away at him for not saving that rapist from drowning...
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on September 09, 2015, 06:32:54 PM
And for divorcing the rapist via fax
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Kane Jones on September 10, 2015, 01:08:46 PM
Oh dear God, no

(http://www.lhmagazin.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/duran-duran-Paper-Gods.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on September 10, 2015, 03:08:51 PM
These artists are just chucking their own efforts together in photoshop, aren't they? You can't be paying someone else to come up with that?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on September 10, 2015, 03:13:05 PM
Quote
The artwork is a collaboration overseen by China Chow, the band worked closely with Los Angeles-based artist Alex Israel, who created the album’s cover art. It features a collage of images that reference the visual history of Duran Duran, each placed like a sticker on a reproduction of Israel’s “Sky Backdrop” painting. The logo and graphic design are by Brian Roettinger.

Really?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Kane Jones on September 10, 2015, 03:33:05 PM
It really is atrocious.  My old bands used to come up with better designed, more visually appealing covers than that using black felt tip pens.  It's fucking ghastly.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on September 10, 2015, 06:34:48 PM
(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcThBYf9cI3vZlaYXJvuadPHt0YXZgU2kRNoEhSqIJ8qnS4WJudwiQ)

"Get back in that kitchen and make me dinner! An' stop wearin' protective things to protect from a beating!"

or

"Hulk smash!" Jones fails Avengers audition.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: PaulTMA on September 10, 2015, 09:41:03 PM
New album cover from The Zombies.  Wonder if the sleeve was designed by the same guy responsible for Limp Bizkit's 'Gold Cobra':
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlp1/v/t1.0-9/11986595_907205196026750_1629728753282351772_n.jpg?oh=2c6f89e2565039fd338e4beb59b22c34&oe=56A7EB7D)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on September 12, 2015, 09:54:13 AM
(http://www.hidebux.com/service/page.php?u=VCFGW7KB2W2vRRxGCKobUhzEija7q0cheS2aIinsTgW1Ii0PhPRcRtYrnMoqSRbCLg%3D%3D&b=5)

CaB favourite Venetian Snares reminding me of the latest Duran Duran
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Phil_A on September 12, 2015, 08:34:39 PM
Saw this in a charity shop today. I like a bit of Steeleye Span, but that is just dreadful isn't it?

(https://mainlynorfolk.info/steeleye.span/images/largerec/allaroundmyhat_bgocd158.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Paaaaul on September 12, 2015, 09:02:25 PM
I think you've accidentally posted a cassette cover but squashed it down into a square. Please fix.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on September 12, 2015, 11:14:53 PM
(http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj506/Chuckopixs/sdcbat_zpsgtwavux5.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Phil_A on September 12, 2015, 11:42:09 PM
I think you've accidentally posted a cassette cover but squashed it down into a square. Please fix.

Fuck me, you're right!

(http://i.imgur.com/5M83b5v.png)

Shame it still looks like shit, though.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazyhour on September 13, 2015, 10:35:26 AM
That Steeleye Span cover, though shit, was a deliberate gimmick sleeve that came with a little printed flap - when you peeked at the cover through holes in the flap, the faces appeared magically undistorted.

It is awful though.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Fabian Thomsett on September 13, 2015, 12:10:32 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/320983645144-0-1/s-l1000.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on September 13, 2015, 01:55:33 PM
Have we done Robert Plant?

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000002I7R.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

(http://www.vinyl-minded.com/images/1/1651538.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51yo84M04JL.jpg)

(http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/5997/cover_2254724102010.jpg)

*BONUS*

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51u3Zq1nnxL.jpg)

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on September 13, 2015, 02:18:56 PM
(http://www.vinyl-minded.com/images/1/1651538.jpg)

I have never seen a man looking less In The Mood than that.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on September 13, 2015, 02:55:37 PM
He looks well in the mood for a bit of staring blankly past the cameraman.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thecuriousorange on September 13, 2015, 03:19:14 PM
Also:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/80/FateOfNations.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: slicesofjim on September 14, 2015, 12:29:13 AM
I have never seen a man looking less In The Mood than that.

He looks a lot like the crap non-Fairbrass one who was in Right Said Fred there.

*New page perm-a-cunt.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: DangledTeeth on September 14, 2015, 01:08:08 AM
Shlohmo - Laid Out EP

(http://s2.postimg.org/xqwe7dwqh/homepage_large_170ea58e.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Fabian Thomsett on September 14, 2015, 11:58:49 AM
(http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0153/0645/products/puddledive_large.jpeg?v=1339691924)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: TheMonk on September 16, 2015, 12:31:23 PM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b1/Billy_Joel_-_River_of_Dreams.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Kane Jones on September 16, 2015, 12:42:33 PM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b1/Billy_Joel_-_River_of_Dreams.jpg)

Looks like his teenage daughter drew it.

Just checked, it was his then-wife Christie Brinkley of..

(http://cdn.detonate.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/68f32c011492059d42fa60224f07af68.jpg)

fame. 

Apparently Rolling Stone voted it album cover of the year.  Obviously some sycophant who wanted to tongue-punch her in the fartbox.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: TheMonk on September 16, 2015, 12:43:35 PM
Elton John has some shockers:(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/fi/a/ae/Elton_John_-_Rock_of_the_Westies.jpg)(http://www.songlyricseeker.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/515tWQrIrHL.jpg)
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a3/One_Night_Only_EJ_Album.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on September 16, 2015, 12:57:02 PM
Isn't 'One Night Only' a shit title for a greatest hits, too

It covers hits he's had over 30 years. What's one night only about that?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: daf on September 16, 2015, 02:10:21 PM
Sneakily, it's actually a live album (of greatest hits) from Madison Square Gardens in 2000 -

Quote
the title is "one night only" because the recording equipment failed to tape most of the audio from the first night, leaving only the second night to be recorded as an album.

Bit of a swizz for anyone expecting his real greatest hits!

His proper Greatest Hits :

Greatest Hits (1974)
Greatest Hits Volume II  (1977)
Greatest Hits Vol. 3 (1987)
The Very Best of Elton John (1990)
Greatest Hits 1976-1986  (1992)
Greatest Hits 1970-2002 (2002)
Rocket Man: The Definitive Hits (2007)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on September 16, 2015, 02:13:31 PM
Well, that's alright then

Sorry Elton XXX
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: DangledTeeth on September 16, 2015, 08:20:36 PM
(http://s14.postimg.org/4ospban1t/0010ef52_medium.jpg)

(http://s12.postimg.org/m85xtmwtp/cover_5640123112010.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thecuriousorange on September 16, 2015, 11:17:24 PM
Better by far? That doesn't sound grammatically correct. Maybe it is, but ugh. Why not just say Best by far?

This title is a mistake:
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c4/Standing_on_the_shoulder_of_giants.jpg)

The phrase on the coin it was named after is SHOULDERS not SHOULDER. The Gallaghers somehow stood on a single shoulder of multiple giants.
   
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on September 17, 2015, 07:09:51 AM
Better by far? That doesn't sound grammatically correct. Maybe it is, but ugh. Why not just say Best by far?

Because, although it is quite a lot better, they're not claiming it's the best; just a huge improvement.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on September 17, 2015, 08:49:04 AM
(http://s14.postimg.org/4ospban1t/0010ef52_medium.jpg)

(http://s12.postimg.org/m85xtmwtp/cover_5640123112010.jpg)

They ain't bad, however

(http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/lyricwiki/images/9/98/Camel_-_The_Single_Factor.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20081020182144)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: DukeDeMondo on September 17, 2015, 08:50:36 AM
Better by far? That doesn't sound grammatically correct. Maybe it is, but ugh. Why not just say Best by far?

This title is a mistake:
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c4/Standing_on_the_shoulder_of_giants.jpg)

The phrase on the coin it was named after is SHOULDERS not SHOULDER. The Gallaghers somehow stood on a single shoulder of multiple giants.
   

Not a bad record that, mind. I started a whole thread over the head of it once upon a time. Little James is fuckin abominable, but Go Let It Out, Roll It Over, Put Yer Money Where Yer Mouth Is, Sunday Morning Call... Alright, them lot.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on September 17, 2015, 08:51:44 AM
Better by far? That doesn't sound grammatically correct. Maybe it is, but ugh. Why not just say Best by far?

   

You have heard their other album titles?

"If I Could Do it All Over Again, I'd Do it All Over Your"

"Cunning Stunts"

"For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night"
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: the hum on September 17, 2015, 08:28:00 PM
More 90's photoshop shitness.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51w3Q-G8qzL._SX466_.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on September 18, 2015, 11:01:30 PM
(http://www.mojo4music.com/media/2015/09/The-Dead-Weather-Dodge-Burn-album-cover-433.jpg?5c53f5)

Jack White: Does this haircut make me look like a complete dickhead?
The rest of the tenth-rate hacks that make up the Dead Weather: No, Jack.
Jack White: So why did you set the barber's shop on fire? Guys? Guys?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: daf on September 19, 2015, 02:20:43 PM
It's probably deliberate, but that hand with the six fingers just looks like they missed a bit with the copy & paste tool.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: purlieu on September 21, 2015, 04:52:59 PM
(http://s14.postimg.org/4ospban1t/0010ef52_medium.jpg)
Eh? What's so bad about that? Always quite liked that cover.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: greencalx on September 21, 2015, 10:31:00 PM
I can't make my mind up about the new Eagles Of Death Metal cover, but as I can't find the Great Album Covers thread (and don't want to start one for this...), well....

(http://static.gigwise.com/artists/EODMzipperart_750.jpg)

Is that the Chuckle Brothers?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on September 21, 2015, 11:18:50 PM
Chuckles Of Death Metal.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Head Gardener on September 24, 2015, 01:27:02 PM
(http://nodata.tv/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/NmXgn6.jpeg)

the cover for Peaches new album Rub is pretty grim, a good LP mind
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Phil_A on October 03, 2015, 03:02:03 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/7xH9ft2.jpg?1)

Charity shop find from a few years ago. I wouldn't call it terrible as such, I think it's charmingly Butterfield-esque.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Delete Delete Delete on October 03, 2015, 03:06:53 PM
(http://nodata.tv/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/NmXgn6.jpeg)

the cover for Peaches new album Rub is pretty grim, a good LP mind
Jedwards gene splicing has hilarious consequences.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Head Gardener on October 07, 2015, 08:20:49 AM
(https://sonicmoremusic.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/kissnaked1.jpg)

did you spot it? (https://sonicmoremusic.wordpress.com/2015/10/04/did-anyone-else-notice-the-naked-guy-on-the-cover-of-kiss-debut-album/)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Kane Jones on October 07, 2015, 10:51:36 AM
^ Not keen on the naked man, but apart from that and Peter Criss' not-yet-perfected make-up, that album cover's great.

This is even better though and should be in the great album covers thread[nb]edited due to NoSleep's post[/nb];

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0002/504/MI0002504138.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on October 07, 2015, 10:54:29 AM
Better at being terrible[nb]See thread title[/nb]?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on October 07, 2015, 06:14:15 PM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0002/319/MI0002319935.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on October 07, 2015, 07:21:54 PM
(http://www.mojo4music.com/media/2015/09/The-Dead-Weather-Dodge-Burn-album-cover-433.jpg?5c53f5)

"We all came down to Montreux..."
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazyhour on October 07, 2015, 11:05:35 PM
(http://blogimg.goo.ne.jp/user_image/7f/25/b88c7b441b32eb3a8020ec693aeefe43.jpg)

what on earth
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on October 13, 2015, 03:30:56 PM
(http://acerecords.co.uk/images/bobbygpresents_72dpi_1.jpg)

Quote
"When David Holmes asked me if I wanted to compile an album of some of my favourite songs for Ace Records I jumped at the chance. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for years. I hope you have as much fun listening to it as I had putting it together."

Ha ha!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: El Unicornio, mang on October 13, 2015, 04:45:20 PM
(http://nodata.tv/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/NmXgn6.jpeg)

the cover for Peaches new album Rub is pretty grim, a good LP mind

The episode of Only Fools and Horses where Rodney tries to impress a New Romantic girl.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: TheMonk on October 27, 2015, 02:20:56 AM
Fuck me.(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/r2ejVQ7pLuky2ngy8DsrGfZpSHx0W8Z-nAZTo1fQHZqkMw2lAQOo-B-t8KpRUHBiT2OoOnuutsT0CiW5hvXEmGDgZBsOH924yO7YmgtIkaLzUs_johF-PeOte0JoErwTVdVH9ER21JhqViFmNmW-tmX1LIKcFkuwtZQMKjW_4CbKrgyUgUat08Itlkg=w384-h384-nc)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Crabwalk on October 27, 2015, 07:05:22 AM
Wrong thread mate.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on October 27, 2015, 07:46:17 AM
Fuck me.(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/r2ejVQ7pLuky2ngy8DsrGfZpSHx0W8Z-nAZTo1fQHZqkMw2lAQOo-B-t8KpRUHBiT2OoOnuutsT0CiW5hvXEmGDgZBsOH924yO7YmgtIkaLzUs_johF-PeOte0JoErwTVdVH9ER21JhqViFmNmW-tmX1LIKcFkuwtZQMKjW_4CbKrgyUgUat08Itlkg=w384-h384-nc)

Drugs = not always great art.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: CaledonianGonzo on October 27, 2015, 08:00:07 AM
Ha ha!

"Never mind the cover art", quoth I, "notionally at least Gillespie has quite good taste, I wonder what's on it...?"

The answer?  A lot of obvious stuff, three (three!) Beach Boys tunes in a row, and Primal Scream's cover of Darklands.

http://acerecords.co.uk/bobby-gillespie-presents-sunday-mornin-comin-down

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on October 27, 2015, 02:14:04 PM
Only £17.80!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Onken on October 30, 2015, 01:26:36 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/YjQeGrh.jpg)

I personally like it.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Onken on October 30, 2015, 01:37:53 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/tJPWIAI.jpg)

I just found this too. (eBay.it)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Petey Pate on November 06, 2015, 04:07:57 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/rapgenius/Cut-The-BullSpit-Artwork.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: MoonDust on November 06, 2015, 06:04:01 PM
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/rapgenius/Cut-The-BullSpit-Artwork.jpg)

Well it certainly looks DIY. They're not wrong.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: DukeDeMondo on November 06, 2015, 06:33:41 PM
(http://acerecords.co.uk/images/bobbygpresents_72dpi_1.jpg)

"When you've got CDs like Bobby Gillespie in them..."
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Norton Canes on November 06, 2015, 07:27:08 PM
You're on 4AD records - a label that knows a thing or two about quality record sleeves.

Which makes this

(http://cdn3.pitchfork.com/news/61479/59ef246f.jpg)

Even more mystifying.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on November 06, 2015, 09:10:15 PM
I like it. But then I'm biased, as I love Grimes.

This is actually a pretty decent album, but the artwork would seriously put you off investigating it:

(https://s3.amazonaws.com/delivery.midheaven.com/b/133456/images/642610484988_main.jpg)

To be fair, it's only available as a download or on cassette, so not the full 12 inches of horror, but still.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: DukeDeMondo on November 07, 2015, 09:58:24 AM
Is this good or bad? I dunno. I have the vinyl for I liked walkin about with it as a youngster, fuckin state of this, state of me, proper fuckin... whatever. These are the kinds of things I thought when I was a youngster with this record under my arm. Didn't even have a record player.
.
(http://d26lpennugtm8s.cloudfront.net/stores/014/144/products/s-nofx-eating_lamb-450x450-74ad5f4d788db83cf93441de32e9a2bf-480-0.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Onken on November 09, 2015, 10:23:16 AM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Tp-GbRmfGFU/U9ZceR4h2PI/AAAAAAAAIrk/OrQ2aQ0SyjE/s1600/Mel+And+Kim+-+F_L_M.jpg)

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: samadriel on November 09, 2015, 01:53:12 PM
...What does FLM stand for?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Puce Moment on November 09, 2015, 02:04:58 PM
...What does FLM stand for?

https://youtu.be/eJGP0-GjhsM?t=62
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Crabwalk on November 09, 2015, 02:07:48 PM
...What does FLM stand for?

I'll save you a click: Fun, Love & Money.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Onken on November 09, 2015, 03:50:35 PM
Pete Waterman now lives by FML.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on November 09, 2015, 05:39:57 PM
(http://d26lpennugtm8s.cloudfront.net/stores/014/144/products/s-nofx-eating_lamb-450x450-74ad5f4d788db83cf93441de32e9a2bf-480-0.jpg)

Just a typical afternoon in Cornwall.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on November 15, 2015, 07:00:24 PM
...What does FLM stand for?

Actually it was originally "Fuckin' lovely, mate!", a catchphrase of Pete Waterman's, and the fun, love and money was something they tagged onto that.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on November 19, 2015, 06:43:39 PM
(http://www.monorailmusic.com/dimage/41a8c9f1-8c93-11e5-ba32-22000bb68fa6/300/300/bobbygpresents_72dpi_1_383_383.jpg)

Ha ha!

According to Monorail, "The stunning sleeve shot is by the great fashion photographer, Corinne Day. " It looks like he's in The Kabin, checking to see if they've had the latest People's Friend.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Head Gardener on November 23, 2015, 11:41:40 AM
(http://cdn4.pitchfork.com/news/61509/02090e19.png)

the new Tortoise LP gets in early for worst of 2016
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: daf on November 23, 2015, 12:28:23 PM
A bar code on the front - That's just wrong!


Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on November 23, 2015, 12:30:35 PM
That cover's great.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on November 23, 2015, 12:48:58 PM
Kittens reaches his midlife crisis.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: purlieu on November 23, 2015, 08:47:15 PM
A bar code on the front - That's just wrong!
I have loads of albums with the barcode on the front. My favourite is when it's on the spine.
I like that cover, anyway. It gets more disturbing the more you look at it.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: daf on November 24, 2015, 02:56:31 PM
I have loads of albums with the barcode on the front. My favourite is when it's on the spine.

Spine is good - that seems like the ideal place for it.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Onken on November 28, 2015, 10:29:06 PM
(https://40.media.tumblr.com/31d24093f32ad63618ffeac4d45eb29e/tumblr_npapt0ZIRJ1u53oxjo1_1280.jpg)

Flash-System - Sadhu (Hot Point Production, 1984)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: ajsmith on December 07, 2015, 05:37:26 PM
Jesus Christ!

Had to resurrect this thread to showcase this album cover from 2010 (!) by Dean Friedman!


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51zhr-WMeuL.jpg)

This is the album that improbably features his answer song to Half Man Half Biscuit's 'The Bastard Son Of Dean Friedman', 'A Baker's Tale':

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fJh16fp63c
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Serge on December 07, 2015, 07:46:22 PM
As if to underline what I was saying in the other thread about them slipping from my affections, the new Primal Scream album artwork is, well, eh....

(http://cdn2.pitchfork.com/news/62428/00acc223.jpg)

Also: 'Chaosmosis'????. Sounds like the sort of title Jez from 'Peep Show' would come up with for one of his records.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: The Plunger on December 07, 2015, 09:16:36 PM
Hahah, I was just coming in here to post that very cover. It is properly shite.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Crabwalk on December 07, 2015, 10:23:45 PM
Parasitic you're syphilitic
Parasitic you're syphilitic

Swastika logo
You got
Swastika logo
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Johnny Textface on December 07, 2015, 11:10:38 PM
It's obviously a laugh cmon
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Onken on December 09, 2015, 08:15:14 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ATK298N.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: non capisco on December 09, 2015, 09:39:16 PM
The worst Scorpions cover makes that one look like the apex of taste and restraint.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on December 10, 2015, 11:01:29 AM
I think this thread has gone full circle (that's not the first time that Scorpions cover's been posted).
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: alan nagsworth on December 10, 2015, 12:42:16 PM
Such a love hate relationship with this thread. Those Scorpions covers are all fantastically tasteless, and something in the design styles is really appealing to me too (though obviously the combination of an aesthetically pleasing piece of work which contains a naked wee lass with a huge crack of glass emanating from her tuppence is NOT SOMETHING I PERSONALLY CONDONE, OFFICER) so overall I think the Scorpions covers are basically excellent.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on December 10, 2015, 12:45:01 PM
^Funnily enough, just saw that Scorpions cover in HMV yesterday and thought "Mate, whatever you're into in your own home, but..."
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Petey Pate on December 10, 2015, 08:00:02 PM
(http://cdn2.pitchfork.com/news/62428/00acc223.jpg)

Had to be done, sorry.

(http://i.imgur.com/fmX3Zxz.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: buzby on December 10, 2015, 10:24:31 PM
(http://cdn2.pitchfork.com/news/62428/00acc223.jpg)

It seems like someone trying to ape Julian House's work on XTRMNTR (right down to using a similar stencil font), but who only knows how to use MS Paint's 'filled rectangle' tool. Even the font is a freely downloadable one (Stencilia-A, for those interested), but it's only free for personal use so I hope they are going to make a donation to one of the designer's suggested charities.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Petey Pate on December 22, 2015, 09:31:47 AM
(http://toscarecords.ddns.net/temp/tosca/B/wk29-20110719083.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on December 22, 2015, 12:21:50 PM
The airbrush and letraset hell that was the 70's, there.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on December 23, 2015, 01:57:15 AM
So that's what Early Bungle did before Rainbow.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: kngen on December 23, 2015, 02:50:34 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ATK298N.jpg)

A guy I went to school with who was heavily into Scorpions referred to this record as 'An Mag'

In fact, thinking about it, everything was abbreviated when it came to Scorpions:

'What's your fave Scorps record?' he'd ask. 'An Mag or Sav Ams?'[nb]'Virg Kil' probably wasn't on his radar back then[/nb]

Incredibly, I'm still friends with him to this day.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Head Gardener on December 23, 2015, 03:42:51 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Kdyhm7W.jpg)

new Bloodhound Gang LP, titled Hard Off
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazarou on December 26, 2015, 04:47:30 PM
^^ Clearly inspired by the last Danzig effort.

(http://i.imgur.com/aNssMrh.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thecuriousorange on December 26, 2015, 05:15:51 PM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/24/ScorpionsPureInstinct.jpg)

I think this is even worse than their "bad taste" ones. Just ugh.
Look at the angle of that blue parrot.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: idunnosomename on December 26, 2015, 09:14:38 PM
I don't understand An Mag

Okay so the conceit is they're both his pets, and he's taking them for a walk on the beach

Why does he have a beer?

Is his willy out?

How much did Storm Thorgerson get paid for this?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Absorb the anus burn on December 27, 2015, 02:31:02 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51kjG9-KYaL.jpg)

Fucking hell.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: newbridge on December 28, 2015, 05:59:40 AM
new Bloodhound Gang LP

Desolation.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thecuriousorange on December 28, 2015, 10:56:28 AM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0a/ACDC_Dirty_Deeds_Done_Dirt_Cheap_Aus_Front.jpg)

The Australian cover for AC/DC's Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: idunnosomename on December 30, 2015, 07:22:32 PM
(https://playitloudforever.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/riot-thundersteel.jpg)

Metal tank-man looks so morose

Must be the pencil crayons
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: DukeDeMondo on December 30, 2015, 07:42:54 PM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0a/ACDC_Dirty_Deeds_Done_Dirt_Cheap_Aus_Front.jpg)

The Australian cover for AC/DC's Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.

That is beautiful. Looks like Bon an Angus have been photobombed by some sort of flyin shark with a fist for an arse.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Onken on January 01, 2016, 01:15:38 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/R7GrjVM.jpg)

I'm afraid.

http://www.discogs.com/Scotch-Money-Runner/release/306365
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Beagle 2 on January 18, 2016, 07:10:27 PM
New from Andy Bell...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CZBS8wwWcAEn56v.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on January 18, 2016, 08:07:50 PM
There'll be heroin in that spoon when Bell realizes how shite that looks.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: purlieu on January 18, 2016, 11:42:09 PM
What else can you expect on a diet of 15 Strepsils and a tin of beans, eaten one at a time?


Really though, that's fucking abysmal.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Crabwalk on January 18, 2016, 11:44:03 PM
His new single looks good too

(http://www.onges-erasure-page.co.uk/wp-content/images/oep/dave-aude-feat-andy-bell-true-original.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Beagle 2 on January 22, 2016, 03:05:47 PM
This isn't a terrible album cover, it's actually quite good, but something about it and the fact the album's called "Night Thoughts" makes me laugh. It sounds like a record by "Man Feelings".

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CZVJUjsXEAA-fia.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Crabwalk on January 22, 2016, 03:36:57 PM
The lead single being called 'Outsiders' is a bit on-the-nose too, I thought.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Beagle 2 on January 25, 2016, 12:18:42 PM
"Sick madman poses in the spot he machine-gunned 25 Smurfs"

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/97/Wonderful_Crazy_Night.jpg/800px-Wonderful_Crazy_Night.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: daf on January 25, 2016, 02:12:58 PM
^
Auditioning for the cover of Mad Magazine  [nb](one for the teenagers!)[/nb]
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on January 29, 2016, 12:18:39 AM
His first album in 43 years, aaaaaaaand...

(https://rymimg.com/lk/f/l/ec5a191e6c75b72fafdb5eff8b6a2876/5901123.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: DangledTeeth on January 29, 2016, 12:52:01 AM
Amazon - World Music:

(http://s10.postimg.org/ffrd0e07t/51f7_Ii_NNIa_L_SS280.jpg)

(http://s12.postimg.org/4eaegy2al/61_Pv_Jrfy_HZL_SS280.jpg)

(http://s10.postimg.org/h8u9opleh/51_C_KBYCfo_L_SS280.jpg)

(http://s10.postimg.org/66p6q9rbt/51_I9rwp41q_L_SS280.jpg)

(http://s17.postimg.org/4bjhmwo7j/61lq_F4_Bnyh_L_SS280_PJStripe_Robin_Top_Left_0_0.jpg)

(http://s10.postimg.org/5xrm0cejd/51_SFqu_KVL_SS280.jpg)

(http://s17.postimg.org/dxd237fdb/61_Hq_RETEHEL_SS280.jpg)

(http://s17.postimg.org/8agp5qcun/61_ICS0_ADz_GL_SS280.jpg)

(http://s17.postimg.org/l34t5nogf/61_P3w_XOHQh_L_SS280.jpg)

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on January 29, 2016, 05:43:30 PM
His first album in 43 years, aaaaaaaand...

(https://rymimg.com/lk/f/l/ec5a191e6c75b72fafdb5eff8b6a2876/5901123.jpg)

By the look on his face, he clearly realizes how bad it is already.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Famous Mortimer on January 29, 2016, 05:46:05 PM
(http://s17.postimg.org/8agp5qcun/61_ICS0_ADz_GL_SS280.jpg)
His dream being to have a five foot cock?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Onken on January 29, 2016, 10:48:20 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/05gPRfj.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on January 30, 2016, 08:36:42 AM
Looks like King Crimson's mum.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: CaledonianGonzo on January 30, 2016, 08:48:16 AM
Picked this up for a quid the other day.  The contents are unimpeachabe, but.....:

(http://vinylrecordsglos.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/s5000131.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on January 30, 2016, 08:57:04 AM
Yeh, it's a cheesy budget (99p new) European-only release, rather than a radical declaration of the nature of the devil, I'd guess. Judging by the sheer number of tracks on a single album, they've all been chopped down in length to fit and the sound on the album will be thin and weedy like a K-Tel release.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: CaledonianGonzo on January 30, 2016, 09:07:04 AM
Not played it yet, to be honest - you're likely right about the sound quality and edits, but given it's a Motown release I figured it might be worth the price of a grab bag of Monster Munch.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: newbridge on January 30, 2016, 06:04:08 PM
This isn't a terrible album cover, it's actually quite good, but something about it and the fact the album's called "Night Thoughts" makes me laugh. It sounds like a record by "Man Feelings".

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CZVJUjsXEAA-fia.jpg:large)

This is just a ripoff of the famous Toni Frissell photograph, but it's not really a parody or anything so I don't get it?

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fa/Weeki_Wachee_spring_10079u.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: jenna appleseed on January 30, 2016, 08:40:57 PM
His first album in 43 years, aaaaaaaand...

(https://rymimg.com/lk/f/l/ec5a191e6c75b72fafdb5eff8b6a2876/5901123.jpg)

mentally ill old man wanks self into a puddle of oblivion
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: marquis_de_sad on January 31, 2016, 01:35:23 AM
His first album in 43 years, aaaaaaaand...

(https://rymimg.com/lk/f/l/ec5a191e6c75b72fafdb5eff8b6a2876/5901123.jpg)

Ever since Olive Oyl passed away he's been a mess.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thecuriousorange on February 01, 2016, 09:21:14 PM
Kenny Loggins - Return to Pooh Corner

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/ef/Kenny_Loggins_Return_to_Pooh_Corner.jpg)

Yup, the "Danger Zone" guy.

Then the sequel: More Songs From Pooh Corner

(http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/lyricwiki/images/0/01/Kenny_Loggins_-_More_Songs_From_Pooh_Corner.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20120504061421)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: DrGreggles on February 01, 2016, 10:17:30 PM
(http://usercontent2.hubimg.com/4905908_f520.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazyhour on February 01, 2016, 10:48:49 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/HPv03RH.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on February 02, 2016, 06:45:55 AM
^Donald Trump: The Vegas Years.

Bloody hell, those Loggins covers... it's like Ralph Fiennes tripping off his face.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on February 02, 2016, 08:07:23 AM
Pat Butcher has let him/herself go
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazyhour on February 02, 2016, 11:06:40 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/GKwqzKf.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazyhour on February 02, 2016, 10:37:46 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/2qccw3n.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazyhour on February 03, 2016, 11:53:21 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/pqZ0ErX.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazyhour on February 03, 2016, 01:01:07 PM
run out of ideas now
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Onken on February 07, 2016, 06:09:28 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/vA9S2qj.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/3yEwfnS.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/5glEraf.jpg)

(http://i67.servimg.com/u/f67/11/27/00/35/back47.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on February 07, 2016, 11:08:07 AM
^ARRRRGGGHHHH. I think we have a winner.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Phil_A on February 07, 2016, 01:14:06 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/vA9S2qj.jpg)


That was a sad moment in Terry Jones's career.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on February 07, 2016, 05:22:26 PM
That was a sad moment in Terry Jones's career.

It was no great shakes for A Young John Malkovich (Possibly), either.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Onken on February 07, 2016, 10:08:52 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/5glEraf.jpg)

I found out her name is Eva Robin's. Famous transgender Italian actress and model.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Nlo9V9bh0o
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Crabwalk on February 07, 2016, 11:13:05 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51xfGtU7A7L._SY355_.jpg)

'Ready for Romance'.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: PaulTMA on February 11, 2016, 11:31:20 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/GEmumWK.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/IrNGIph.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/U37EU6C.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/KVt8LWH.jpg)

(http://im11-a.mbokimg.dena.ne.jp/0/7/204/472172204.3.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on February 11, 2016, 12:37:21 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51xfGtU7A7L._SY355_.jpg)

'Ready for Romance'.

Rub it in, you bastard
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: daf on February 11, 2016, 09:55:25 PM
(http://s12.postimg.org/5ai39bocd/obrien_sings.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on February 12, 2016, 10:09:31 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/GEmumWK.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/IrNGIph.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/U37EU6C.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/KVt8LWH.jpg)
(http://im11-a.mbokimg.dena.ne.jp/0/7/204/472172204.3.jpg)

I think (at least some of) these were already featured earlier in the thread.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thecuriousorange on February 12, 2016, 11:55:03 PM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/79/Lagunsviciouscircle.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Absorb the anus burn on February 13, 2016, 12:22:32 AM
Spooky Tooth? Spooky moustache, spooky haircut, spooky fashion sense, spooky artwork etc.

(http://oi66.tinypic.com/6tg2a1.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Onken on February 13, 2016, 10:42:18 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/LI9PpJP.jpg)

Somethings not right.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on February 13, 2016, 04:58:33 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/LI9PpJP.jpg)

Somethings not right.

They either have dwarfism or they're very mature for their age.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thecuriousorange on February 14, 2016, 10:44:03 AM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/ef/Saxon_diamonds_and_nuggets.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Onken on February 14, 2016, 11:32:55 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/hzRtMG1.jpg)

Found this on Spotify. Quantum Reach by Elchemistjazz

It sounds worse than the album cover looks.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: purlieu on February 14, 2016, 01:28:46 PM
Christ, that's appalling. I doubt even someone like Phrozenlight (https://phrozenlight.bandcamp.com/) would stoop that low.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Famous Mortimer on February 14, 2016, 03:25:25 PM
(http://im11-a.mbokimg.dena.ne.jp/0/7/204/472172204.3.jpg)
Wait, what?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Onken on February 15, 2016, 02:06:07 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/odGUdT4.jpg)

Shitty - I love myself.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: swordfish_bhoona on February 16, 2016, 09:07:32 AM
I'd have to agree with the Cardiacs tag, they're not completely abysmal or always ugly on the eye by any means, just completely unextraordinary and disappointingly uninspired for such a creative band. Think that the album called 'the Ocean', an early one I've never even heard is the only one that looks alright.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on February 16, 2016, 09:30:53 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/odGUdT4.jpg)

Shitty - I love myself.

To Me, To You
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on February 16, 2016, 09:34:10 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/odGUdT4.jpg)

Shitty - I love myself.

From the makers of

(https://cdn.discogs.com/bp8C63KIvSGnyvpIzGeoVtMKZWc=/fit-in/200x200/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(96)/discogs-images/R-1458600-1221255446.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Onken on February 16, 2016, 08:33:52 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/NRww4K1.jpg)

Slug Christ - The Crucifixion of Rapper Extraordinaire

Refuse to listen to find out what its like. The label its on is called "Awful Records".
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on February 16, 2016, 08:38:35 PM
Refuse to listen to find out what its like. The label its on is called "Awful Records".

A subsidiary of "Honest Records".
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Dirty Boy on February 16, 2016, 09:18:14 PM
I'd have to agree with the Cardiacs tag, they're not completely abysmal or always ugly on the eye by any means, just completely unextraordinary and disappointingly uninspired for such a creative band. Think that the album called 'the Ocean', an early one I've never even heard is the only one that looks alright.
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/quietus_production/images/articles/19149/unnamed_1446494514_crop_560x549.462890625.jpg)
"The Ocean" lol!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Dirty Boy on February 16, 2016, 09:22:30 PM
Has Carniverous Erection been mentioned? Death metal, so probably doesnt count.

(https://f1.bcbits.com/img/a2413442538_2.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Dirty Boy on February 16, 2016, 09:26:48 PM
(http://www.covershut.com/covers/Pantera---Metal-Magic-1983-Front-Cover-20240.jpg)
^ looks like original Bungle.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Phil_A on February 16, 2016, 10:01:50 PM
I'd have to agree with the Cardiacs tag, they're not completely abysmal or always ugly on the eye by any means, just completely unextraordinary and disappointingly uninspired for such a creative band. Think that the album called 'the Ocean', an early one I've never even heard is the only one that looks alright.

I liked the charity-shop-meets-Lynch aesthetic they had running through their eighties albums & singles, I think it sums up the band pretty well.

(http://eil.com/images/main/Cardiacs+Big+Ship+EP+463312.jpg)
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/quietus_production/images/articles/15286/cardiacs_1400591464.jpg)
(https://40.media.tumblr.com/175edb4b8576ea5482b78f9883945394/tumblr_inline_o0bkdlKJnS1sjd8eu_540.jpg)
(http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0248/9386/products/live_cover_1024x1024.jpg)

Things seemed to go a bit wonky when Tim discovered Photoshop, all the later albums look like dodgy budget reissues of themselves.

(http://flashwounds.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Cardiacs-Hits.jpg)
Yikes!

Except for the original release of Heaven Born & Ever Bright, which looks like a bad family photo from Olan Mills. Damn you, Rough Trade.

(http://cdn.discogs.com/_oh3Gra10O9oX1CDCChxs3-toV4=/fit-in/300x300/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb()/discogs-images/R-2826206-1302788710.jpeg.jpg)

"Aww, mum! Do we have to?"
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: PaulTMA on February 16, 2016, 11:06:55 PM
(https://40.media.tumblr.com/175edb4b8576ea5482b78f9883945394/tumblr_inline_o0bkdlKJnS1sjd8eu_540.jpg)

(http://cdn.discogs.com/U0Ys4cy5v6eKTFm8tMF2zS9GwUE=/fit-in/600x597/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(96)/discogs-images/R-1452184-1409650602-5766.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Onken on February 18, 2016, 11:57:42 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/TodcR7b.jpg)

DJ Assault so what do you expect.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: kngen on February 18, 2016, 07:19:00 PM
Found this gem in the 25 cents rack yesterday:

(https://thesipadvisor.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/christmas-with-slim-whitman.jpg)

'Me? A past-his-best country and western star releasing a cash-in novelty Christmas album - with my reputation? ... '
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on February 18, 2016, 10:59:45 PM
^Burt Reynolds' far less attractive, sleazebag brother hosts Christmas party.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: DukeDeMondo on February 19, 2016, 01:25:57 PM
Slug Christ - The Crucifixion of Rapper Extraordinaire

Refuse to listen to find out what its like. The label its on is called "Awful Records".

It's a actually not that bad, if you can stomach how Nathan Barley it all is. Kinda record you expect them to release on Betamax or on a flaming skull GIF or something, but some lovely dreamy - or nightmarish, depending on your mood - sounds washin through it.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Technique on February 22, 2016, 10:43:21 PM
(http://static.gigwise.com/artists/richard_ashcroft_these_people_750.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Crabwalk on February 22, 2016, 11:10:11 PM
The perfect combination of Nick Cave and Alan Partridge.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on February 23, 2016, 07:39:31 AM
The perfect combination of Nick Cave and Alan Partridge.

Hugh Laurie?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on February 23, 2016, 08:02:45 AM
His NME interview is even more cringeworthy

"The album tackles topics such as the war in Syria, the Arab Spring uprisings and the death of a close friend because, as Ashcroft’s statement reads, "to do nothing would be a crime in this sick nihilistic age of war". The singer also claimed he had been "experimenting with old and new equipment trying to find new textures and sounds to accompany an ancient art" and credited last year’s spate of acoustic shows in Mexico, Zurich and Bilbao for helping him realise "my lane in the chaos becomes clearer – to be a modern day troubadour"."
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: purlieu on February 23, 2016, 03:43:27 PM
Fucking hell.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on February 25, 2016, 06:19:34 PM
Great tune, but well, this is a bit rubbish isn't it?

(https://rymimg.com/lk/f/l/5a06d84c67386bc82d9e3f1e6d58aa36/1675611.jpg)

"The single photoshoot is when? Today? NOW?! I ain't fucking coming, just woke up mate. Take your pic and fuck right off. You've then got ten seconds to run as fast as you can"
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on February 25, 2016, 06:55:42 PM
^Jump into the Shower, more like.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Phil_A on February 25, 2016, 09:12:24 PM
Great tune, but well, this is a bit rubbish isn't it?

(https://rymimg.com/lk/f/l/5a06d84c67386bc82d9e3f1e6d58aa36/1675611.jpg)

"The single photoshoot is when? Today? NOW?! I ain't fucking coming, just woke up mate. Take your pic and fuck right off. You've then got ten seconds to run as fast as you can"

It's also just the reused cover photo for "Nilsson Schmilsson", which wasn't much cop to start off with.

(http://i0.wp.com/www.backseatmafia.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Harry_Nilsson-Nilsson_Schmilsson.jpg)

Not quite as crap as the cover of "Knnillssonn" though. Jesus.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2615/3977125396_d3a6a86cb9_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on February 26, 2016, 12:32:51 AM
This would have been a much better cover:

(http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj506/Chuckopixs/metallicajitf_zpsuqdy6rjb.jpg)

Seriously though, the back of Nilsson's Sandman is great:

(http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj506/Chuckopixs/nilssonsandmanfront_zpsy5j3jjyq.jpg)

(http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj506/Chuckopixs/nilssonsandmanback_zpszwqm2w2q.jpg)

Btw, just discovered that Nilsson was American. I thought he was British. Weird.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: TheMonk on February 28, 2016, 11:28:32 AM
(http://www.genesis-fanclub.de/media/collins/takealookatmenow/njr_gross.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on February 28, 2016, 12:11:44 PM
No hat either.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Steven on February 28, 2016, 02:45:04 PM
No hat either.

He let someone wear it (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7ODmQ_cnOY).
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Angrew Lloyg Wegger on March 06, 2016, 09:29:38 PM
from a band called Bat-Bike
(https://f1.bcbits.com/img/0006417266_10.jpg)

one of their members recently exercised the same level of good judgement as his bandmates' album cover choice by getting his name legally changed to Alan Trashmouth Records (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/skint-student-sold-surname-200-5573118)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on March 07, 2016, 02:56:06 AM
(https://f1.bcbits.com/img/0006417266_10.jpg)

I imagine most forum members have a copy of that in their collection.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Chriddof on March 09, 2016, 06:35:03 PM
The cover of an upcoming 2016 Record Store Day release:

(http://recordstoreday.co.uk/media/2224/fall-bingo-masters-at-the-witch-trials.jpg)

Pretty bad, but even worse when you consider the sheer lack of effort gone into it, as you'll realise when you take a look at this link:

http://www.canstockphoto.com/bingo-winner-3019929.html (http://www.canstockphoto.com/bingo-winner-3019929.html)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: purlieu on March 09, 2016, 09:50:40 PM
Jesus Fucking Christ.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: purlieu on March 09, 2016, 09:59:27 PM
Actually, the more I look at "vinyl is cool", the more I think that might be intentionally bad, MES basically taking the piss out of people who'll buy any exclusives on RSD.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on March 10, 2016, 07:03:30 AM
That was my thought, too.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Onken on March 11, 2016, 12:46:07 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/OCaQ8B2.jpg)

Orignal 1970 cover.

(http://i.imgur.com/c4loT5v.png)

iTunes, Spotify version.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Onken on March 11, 2016, 12:49:59 PM
(http://a4.mzstatic.com/us/r30/Music/v4/90/78/25/907825d6-5010-9a26-38f3-eb251a600dd7/cover600x600.jpeg)

What were they thinking.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on March 11, 2016, 12:54:10 PM
We need a cover quickly?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Onken on March 11, 2016, 01:02:05 PM
It really bothers me that the horizons don't match. There's quick and then theres we couldn't give a shit.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Onken on March 11, 2016, 01:06:49 PM
(http://images.starpulse.com/news/bloggers/1022513/blog_images/t-smalls-men-love-abuse.jpg)

Audiobooks count right?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Onken on March 13, 2016, 01:18:05 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/J0b4hYS.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/pnSsXrn.jpg)

Edoardo Vianello ‎– Windsurf
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on March 13, 2016, 08:57:10 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/pnSsXrn.jpg)

I've heard of sports casual, but that's like sports militant.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Natnar on March 13, 2016, 09:48:36 AM

(http://i.imgur.com/pnSsXrn.jpg)

Well he's made it easy for any sniper assassins hasn't he?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on March 13, 2016, 09:52:13 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/OCaQ8B2.jpg)

Orignal 1970 cover.

(http://i.imgur.com/c4loT5v.png)

iTunes, Spotify version.

Great album though
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: BlodwynPig on March 13, 2016, 09:55:06 AM
(http://www.hidebux.com/service/page.php?u=WBc2u9fHok3gSoZJ5rOE54%2Fm%2FvHen8hShTCMNStXInXAWOzCFuYYsQAUwsZIsUk%3D&b=5)

(http://www.hidebux.com/service/page.php?u=WBc2u9fHok3gSoZJ5rOE54%2Fm%2FvHen8hShTCMNUpSOn3MR%2BuecukGuFZMkoYG50tzruSfJ9PGdLFckEnUgNb2&b=5)

(http://www.hidebux.com/service/page.php?u=WBc2u9fHok3gSoZJ5rOE54%2Fm%2FvHen8hShTCMNX5fIX%2FdVvjfFuMasUpSmZpKsAgzuaXSYs%2BcNeBOlk3W14bzPh23IDiMxopjntf28GMFW%2FuP0gKxEhAOKuLxDGLGFOufJ%2FnfhCnFgGjisHfRHSKUYNBH4pp6qrTXEBjNnpUGaWxJZFxY8PZhGxm7y570OQrhMA6vHMpbsgBOiQHCQOzFIJMd&b=5)

Christ, is that cashing in on The Revenant?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Phil_A on March 13, 2016, 10:32:25 AM
Fucking hell, what a mess. Like an explosion in a clip-art factory.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61PgXuRanbL.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: koeman on March 13, 2016, 10:32:43 AM
(http://www.genesis-fanclub.de/media/collins/takealookatmenow/njr_gross.jpg)

Everybody's dead, Dave.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on March 13, 2016, 11:03:26 AM
It really bothers me that the horizons don't match. There's quick and then theres we couldn't give a shit.

What horizons? Do you mean the vanishing point?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: olliebean on March 13, 2016, 11:41:49 AM

What horizons? Do you mean the vanishing point?

I think he means the shoreline on the left doesn't line up with the line where the floor meets the wall on the right.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on March 13, 2016, 11:44:49 AM
I haven't made up my mind whether that's wind-blown sand or sea in the lower left.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: dark now my pies on March 13, 2016, 05:23:26 PM
(http://www.genesis-fanclub.de/media/collins/takealookatmenow/njr_gross.jpg)

Imagine what the 50th anniversary edition will look like, if that's the angle they keep up with.

No Eulogies Required
Hello, I Must Be Dead!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: jenna appleseed on March 13, 2016, 05:53:24 PM
Dear internet,
please stop showing me pictures of Phil Colins' fucking terrifying head.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: jenna appleseed on March 13, 2016, 05:56:19 PM
stolen from a similar thread

(not actually an album)
(https://cdn.discogs.com/juf7T3l6gagF3Y1bbrYAdt8OH5I=/fit-in/594x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(96)/discogs-images/R-732044-1284483306.jpeg.jpg)
French ghost is vaguely concerned at his radioactive piss making a grumpy dolphin cry.

(https://cdn.discogs.com/qhjICzlKqGZpIKXayteBSfYRTkE=/fit-in/501x796/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(96)/discogs-images/R-8182126-1456673000-9717.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Steven on March 13, 2016, 06:20:08 PM
(https://cdn.discogs.com/juf7T3l6gagF3Y1bbrYAdt8OH5I=/fit-in/594x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(96)/discogs-images/R-732044-1284483306.jpeg.jpg)

The dolphin is crying because Alan Davies back there always mentions the Blue Whale instead on QI.

Quote
(https://cdn.discogs.com/qhjICzlKqGZpIKXayteBSfYRTkE=/fit-in/501x796/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(96)/discogs-images/R-8182126-1456673000-9717.jpeg.jpg)

`Nother for 'Up The Arse Corner'.

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: jenna appleseed on March 13, 2016, 08:33:16 PM
Jesus Christ indeed
(https://cdn.discogs.com/Et_MEdjVfflnwX7vy2DsjF7Wo_A=/fit-in/600x610/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(96)/discogs-images/R-8123963-1455575209-7039.jpeg.jpg)

https://www.discogs.com/release/8123963-Jesus-Christ-Solid-Rock/images
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Angrew Lloyg Wegger on March 14, 2016, 12:47:50 AM
^ so Wogan's been re-animated already then
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on March 14, 2016, 12:09:22 PM
(https://cdn.discogs.com/qhjICzlKqGZpIKXayteBSfYRTkE=/fit-in/501x796/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(96)/discogs-images/R-8182126-1456673000-9717.jpeg.jpg)

BACK ROW, L-R: Josh Brolin, Paul Bettany.
FRONT ROW, L-R: David Lodge, Nick Owen.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on March 14, 2016, 12:34:15 PM
(https://cdn.discogs.com/Et_MEdjVfflnwX7vy2DsjF7Wo_A=/fit-in/600x610/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(96)/discogs-images/R-8123963-1455575209-7039.jpeg.jpg)

Jack Black's early attempt to make it in the recording industry.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: TheMonk on March 15, 2016, 11:01:50 AM
Imagine what the 50th anniversary edition will look like, if that's the angle they keep up with.

No Eulogies Required
Hello, I Must Be Dead!
It's a very odd concept. I would like them to dig up Michael Jackson's corpse and do the same with a new edition of Thriller.
Also Phil's expression in each makes him look like he knows it's a silly idea... Equal parts frustration , embarrassment and sadness.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: DukeDeMondo on March 15, 2016, 01:44:59 PM
(https://cdn.discogs.com/Et_MEdjVfflnwX7vy2DsjF7Wo_A=/fit-in/600x610/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(96)/discogs-images/R-8123963-1455575209-7039.jpeg.jpg)

Chucky always was my favourite Osmond.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shameless Custard on March 15, 2016, 07:14:29 PM
Those cheeky Beach Boys just love them some Nascar!

(http://www.beachboys.com/nascar.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: purlieu on March 15, 2016, 09:24:25 PM
Special Collectors Edition!

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: the hum on March 16, 2016, 04:06:37 PM
In view of the departure of one third of them last week, this is worth a revisit:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/14/ELP_Love_Beach_cover.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazyhour on March 16, 2016, 06:07:53 PM

Fucking hell, what a mess. Like an explosion in a clip-art factory.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61PgXuRanbL.jpg)

To be fair, it looks to me like the designer is parodying Tadanori Yokoo. Still not a very good sleeve, I agree.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Entropy Balsmalch on March 16, 2016, 07:42:28 PM
I can't be bothered going through all 57 pages to check - we've definitely had Talking Heads - Remain In Light yes?

In the book Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa it details the torturous process which consumed several months of planning and programming of a multi-room filling mainframe computer at MIT.

Google it.

It's well shit.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Oops! Wrong Planet on March 16, 2016, 07:54:28 PM
I can't be bothered going through all 57 pages to check - we've definitely had Talking Heads - Remain In Light yes?

In the book Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa it details the torturous process which consumed several months of planning and programming of a multi-room filling mainframe computer at MIT.

Google it.

It's well shit.

The A's in the band's name have been printed upside-down on my copy of the LP cover. Must be worth a fortune now.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: jobotic on March 16, 2016, 08:59:14 PM
OMG, same here! That's the value of yours halved right away.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Entropy Balsmalch on March 16, 2016, 09:02:36 PM
The As are the right way up on mine.

It's all the others that are the wrong way up.

And the faces.

I expect that's got to be worth a bit.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Absorb the anus burn on March 17, 2016, 12:37:04 AM
I can't be bothered going through all 57 pages to check - we've definitely had Talking Heads - Remain In Light yes?

In the book Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa it details the torturous process which consumed several months of planning and programming of a multi-room filling mainframe computer at MIT.

Google it.

It's well shit.

I love the album so much, that I'm blind to design faults... I think the LP was originally meant to be called 'Melody Attack' and feature the four planes from the reverse sleeve....
[nb]Re: the boring MIT story - I'd blame the author of Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa for that... One of the weakest musical biographies imaginable... [/nb]

This Tigersushi 'Remain In Light' sleeve remix always makes me giggle.

(http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0047/9622/products/6438_2_large.jpg?v=1272019273)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: jenna appleseed on March 21, 2016, 12:41:52 AM
photoshop nightmares
(http://img13.nnm.me/d/5/c/d/0/d5cd04b347d29ec9f4612f6bde318e95_full.jpg)
Traffic - Far From Home
(slightly levitating stickman grows replacement arm from giant splif)

(https://cdn.discogs.com/lhYLzUPgvBdX49c3mNuTF4JzAgY=/fit-in/280x280/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(96)/discogs-images/R-161160-001.jpg.jpg)
Pantychrist (severed head on lettuce)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on March 21, 2016, 07:48:57 AM
photoshop nightmares
(http://img13.nnm.me/d/5/c/d/0/d5cd04b347d29ec9f4612f6bde318e95_full.jpg)
Traffic - Far From Home
(slightly levitating stickman grows replacement arm from giant splif)

Far from ready more like.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Petey Pate on March 21, 2016, 09:57:57 AM
Jesus Christ indeed
(https://cdn.discogs.com/Et_MEdjVfflnwX7vy2DsjF7Wo_A=/fit-in/600x610/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(96)/discogs-images/R-8123963-1455575209-7039.jpeg.jpg)

https://www.discogs.com/release/8123963-Jesus-Christ-Solid-Rock/images

Really similar to this I thought:

(https://cdn.discogs.com/CFpJ4-PfGSJY3hPpsS-LV4mGerk=/fit-in/288x282/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(96)/discogs-images/R-1377784-1214342041.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Petey Pate on March 23, 2016, 10:23:42 PM
Not actually terrible, but funny.

(https://cdn.discogs.com/vB34lUuhgSKGHkkMWwfMuQbtpBw=/fit-in/600x585/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(96)/discogs-images/R-1249336-1219932811.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: greenman on March 27, 2016, 04:42:37 PM
As if to underline what I was saying in the other thread about them slipping from my affections, the new Primal Scream album artwork is, well, eh....

(http://cdn2.pitchfork.com/news/62428/00acc223.jpg)

Also: 'Chaosmosis'????. Sounds like the sort of title Jez from 'Peep Show' would come up with for one of his records.

Actually listening to it though it does make a bit more sense,  embraces the cheesey side of the band with more than a bit of latter New Order influence rather than being an attempt at another Gillespie anti capitalist opus plus has some decent catchy songs unlike most of the couple of albums before More Light...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfbgMSfz1hg
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on March 28, 2016, 04:23:17 PM
(http://rymimg.com/lk/f/l/5b4e83ddd8dce3b916a8b2b7455a4bdc/3289207.jpg)

Why's he holding the pen like that?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Norton Canes on April 01, 2016, 12:35:31 PM
The new Last Shadow Puppets LP:

(http://dis.resized.images.s3.amazonaws.com/540x540/102593.jpeg)

"What we gonna do for the cover?"

"Dunno. Just stick a bird on it."

'Everything You've Come to Expect' indeed.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Crabwalk on April 01, 2016, 01:07:49 PM
They should've called the record 'Nutbush City Limits'
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on April 01, 2016, 08:54:00 PM
^Women advised to be on the lookout for killer wig.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Onken on April 06, 2016, 01:29:41 AM
(http://cdn2.pitchfork.com/albums/23010/b5247444.jpg)

Babyfather - BBF Hosted By DJ Escrow

Shite music. Shite cover. Shite.

The first track is someone saying "this makes me proud to British" repeated for five minutes and three seconds.

Fuck London.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shaky on April 06, 2016, 03:31:56 AM
(http://cdn2.pitchfork.com/albums/23010/b5247444.jpg)

Ha, saw that in a mag earlier. Totally laughable.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on April 06, 2016, 07:14:10 PM
^ Olympics "accepting any old thing as a sport now" claim.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: daf on April 06, 2016, 09:11:43 PM
(http://s21.postimg.org/ozcml4bx3/oasis2.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shaky on April 07, 2016, 07:20:58 AM
PJ Harvey's new one is a bit fart:

(http://i.imgur.com/PuYj2BD.png)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Crabwalk on April 07, 2016, 11:34:49 AM
In my ongoing trawl through the history of Italian popular music, I have just come across this classic from the enormous[nb]over 100 million records sold in their home nation, apparently[/nb] but unfortunately-named Pooh:

(http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/lyricwiki/images/c/ce/Pooh_-_Poohlover.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130508192711)

A cheap laugh, yes, but I'm not apologising.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Beep Cleep Chimney on April 08, 2016, 05:29:18 PM
Been listening to the new M83 album 'Junk' on Spotify this afternoon.
Like the album a lot, but that cover is pony.

(https://cdn0.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/zD4PNNAqSi1HsFtZq-rqK9dVgx4=/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/6128871/m83_junk_3600x3600.0.jpg)


Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on April 08, 2016, 08:12:54 PM
^Star Trekkin' - 2016 Remix.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on April 08, 2016, 10:52:40 PM
This is kind of great but...

(https://img.discogs.com/wrTT7KpqqPn2XJ1aFn_49yce-Tw=/fit-in/600x586/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(96)/discogs-images/R-2656980-1295361716.jpeg.jpg)

I saw it on the wall in Kingbee Records and I think I'd end up feeling quite sick if I was stood behind the counter looking across at this all day.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: purlieu on April 09, 2016, 10:15:25 AM
Been listening to the new M83 album 'Junk' on Spotify this afternoon.
Like the album a lot, but that cover is pony.

(https://cdn0.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/zD4PNNAqSi1HsFtZq-rqK9dVgx4=/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/6128871/m83_junk_3600x3600.0.jpg)
I've never seen this before but I immediately want to listen. What a lovely cover!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Petey Pate on April 09, 2016, 02:47:30 PM
(http://static.qobuz.com/images/covers/03/13/0088807231303_600.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51d%2Bpyt1RnL._SX300_QL70_.jpg)

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0002/528/MI0002528453.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on April 09, 2016, 07:08:33 PM
(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0002/528/MI0002528453.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)

L-R: Louis Walsh, Chris Tucker, John Malkovich has really let himself go, Toyah Wilcox has really let herself go.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Onken on April 10, 2016, 03:20:07 AM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/Wi8Bj8wju8jyFxHk1KbIu4qoR_dFgH7G9JWHEWLGgpI.jpg?w=576&s=909dc93118531114ccfd3433c0334509)

Good song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKo5j8fox4g
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: lazyhour on April 10, 2016, 11:35:16 AM
"X Alan"
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: spock rogers on April 11, 2016, 09:01:03 AM
PJ Harvey's new one is a bit fart:

(http://i.imgur.com/PuYj2BD.png)

Fucking hell. Where did she get that from, The Man With The Stick's helmet?
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on April 11, 2016, 09:57:16 AM
The man with the stick's helmet had great artwork on it, though.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Pancake on April 12, 2016, 12:02:33 PM
Can I assume this has been done?

(https://fullyreconditioned.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/george_harrison_cloud_nine.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Pancake on April 12, 2016, 12:05:07 PM
New M83 cover is wicked! Good record too
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Brundle-Fly on May 29, 2016, 10:04:53 PM
Charming doo-wop star, Emile Ford was the man who had the hit, "What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For?"

This is the unbefitting bizarre double album 1970s reissue sleeve.
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/922/Ati5dT.jpg)


Coincidentally, Ford died last month aged 78. He was the first black British male singer to score a No. 1 hit in the UK charts.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on May 30, 2016, 02:32:25 AM
Can I assume this has been done?

I can't imagine Harrison was even on Cloud One when that came back from the graphic designer.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: gilbertharding on June 14, 2016, 05:05:33 PM
(http://www.allvinylexperience.com/Bizarre_gallery_files/MAL--1184.png)

My Dad liked Gilbert and Sullivan. I can remember as a kid being sent by my mum into a record shop to see if they had any Gilbert and Sullivan records to buy him as a present. I was directed to the Gilbert O'Sullivan section. Luckily I been told merely to 'report back', rather than 'purchase', otherwise father would have been the unlucky recipient of the wrong record that Christmas.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: NoSleep on June 14, 2016, 05:10:56 PM
I found Throbbing Gristle's "20 Jazz Funk Greats" in the Jazz Funk section of a record shop once.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shaky on August 19, 2016, 01:11:06 AM
No words...

(http://i.imgur.com/8EhAvVj.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: marquis_de_sad on August 19, 2016, 01:19:58 AM
Looks like some kind of monster.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on August 19, 2016, 04:21:39 AM
Oh fuck me. It's not worth waiting four years for a Metallica album no more.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shaky on August 19, 2016, 04:36:49 AM
Oh fuck me. It's not worth waiting four years for a Metallica album no more.

Eight years, in this case! I'll still cock an ear toward anything Metallica do (the new single is standard, predictable thrashy gubbins) but I simply cannot get over how utterly dogshit that cover is. It's hypnotically terrible.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on August 19, 2016, 04:58:56 AM
Eight years, in this case!

Yeah, fuck's sake... nearly a decade to come up with a farcical title and Photoshop calamity.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shaky on August 19, 2016, 05:11:39 AM
Yeah, fuck's sake... nearly a decade to come up with a farcical title and Photoshop calamity.

If you think that's bad (and it is, of course), there's a track on this thing called Man UNkind (sic). I mean, really... bit of effort would be nice, lads.

Probably deserves it's own thread, this, but not sure I can summon the effort required.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on August 19, 2016, 05:39:28 AM
If you think that's bad (and it is, of course), there's a track on this thing called Man UNkind (sic). I mean, really... bit of effort would be nice, lads.

Just checking out the track listing now... 'Atlas, Rise!'?!? And even worse, 'Am I Savage?' "Am I savage?... yes I am... am I savage?... I am man, yes I am!"
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shaky on August 19, 2016, 06:06:18 AM
Just checking out the track listing now... 'Atlas, Rise!'?!? And even worse, 'Am I Savage?' "Am I savage?... yes I am... am I savage?... I am man, yes I am!"

Atlas, Rise! is so preposterous I can sort of accept it (a nice, thick, doom-y stomper of a tune would be fitting), but yeah... those others are just awful. And I've realised what the cover reminds me of:

(http://i.imgur.com/y9iGhlS.png)

Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on August 19, 2016, 06:41:25 AM
(http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj506/Chuckopixs/metallicahammer_zpstlwl4xa0.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Shaky on August 19, 2016, 07:31:08 AM
(http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj506/Chuckopixs/metallicahammer_zpstlwl4xa0.jpg)

Oh, yes... that too. It's been a while.

New page.... muthafuckah! Yeahhh!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: marquis_de_sad on August 19, 2016, 06:45:06 PM
Can't wait for someone to get the Hardwired tattoo.

(http://www.metallicaworld.co.uk/images/tattoos/metallica-tattoo-265.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: holyzombiejesus on August 19, 2016, 08:24:19 PM
(http://cdn2.pitchfork.com/albums/23010/b5247444.jpg)

Babyfather - BBF Hosted By DJ Escrow

Shite music. Shite cover. Shite.

The first track is someone saying "this makes me proud to British" repeated for five minutes and three seconds.

Fuck London.

It's Dean Blunt and presumably a pisstake. I like it (the music, not the foul sleeve) anyway.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Gradual Decline on August 20, 2016, 03:55:15 PM
No words...

(http://i.imgur.com/8EhAvVj.jpg?1)

Looks like a dayglow, even shitter rip of this..   

(https://img.discogs.com/6fbb92XFvUaAwE1l3HSqnQ-yQc8=/fit-in/600x589/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-1170707-1214662735.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on August 20, 2016, 09:43:52 PM
Kirk Windstein Comments on Artwork Similarities Between Crowbar and Metallica Albums. (http://loudwire.com/kirk-windstein-crowbar-album-cover-new-metallica-album-art)

You're off the hook lads, but it's still a shit cover.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Spoon of Ploff on August 20, 2016, 10:28:29 PM
sorry if this one's been posted already:
(http://i.imgur.com/vPGz3Pm.jpg)

actually. sorry even if its not been posted already.

sorry.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on August 21, 2016, 02:50:42 AM
^Ironically[nb]Although is that even really ironic? It's like ra-a-ain, or your wedding day...[/nb], those are things I feel like doing to myself after looking at that.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Spoon of Ploff on August 21, 2016, 10:30:00 AM
^^ With all the recent talk of the Mandela Effect I predict that in five years time we'll all believe that this was the winning post in WimbleWrong 2014.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: thecuriousorange on August 22, 2016, 12:47:26 PM
The longer you look at that Metallica cover the worse it gets.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on August 22, 2016, 12:49:29 PM
^^ With all the recent talk of the Mandela Effect I predict that in five years time we'll all believe that this was the winning post in WimbleWrong 2014.

And we'll all be shocked to discover it had a silver leg all along.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Natnar on August 30, 2016, 11:31:34 AM
Hmmm, new Human League anthology cover...

(http://www.humanleagueforum.co.uk/download/file.php?id=29)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Dirty Boy on August 30, 2016, 01:54:39 PM
I can't decide which one is worse...

(http://67.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lyu517ancI1r5jato.jpg)
(https://offyourshelf.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/shameless-therapy.jpg?w=470)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on August 30, 2016, 08:51:42 PM
(https://offyourshelf.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/shameless-therapy.jpg?w=470)

The Bugs Bunny fan club, there.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: TheMonk on August 31, 2016, 12:15:58 AM
When you fall asleep drunk without your wig and your mates take a photo and (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f5/Sleeping_with_the_past.JPG)stick it on your album cover.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: non capisco on August 31, 2016, 01:23:10 AM
When you fall asleep drunk without your wig and your mates take a photo and (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f5/Sleeping_with_the_past.JPG)stick it on your album cover.

Cocoa heart....hadunbai-yewwwwwwwww!
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on August 31, 2016, 02:25:48 AM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f5/Sleeping_with_the_past.JPG)stick it on your album cover.

Michael Stipe has really let himself go. And go to sleep.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Maurice Yeatman on August 31, 2016, 03:24:20 AM
The Bugs Bunny fan club, there.

Hares.  More likely to be fans of Pipkins.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: Glebe on August 31, 2016, 01:29:25 PM
Hares.  More likely to be fans of Pipkins.

Let's not split 'hares'! *groan!* (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ytCEuuW2_A)
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: purlieu on August 31, 2016, 03:25:04 PM
I can't decide which one is worse...

(http://67.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lyu517ancI1r5jato.jpg)
(https://offyourshelf.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/shameless-therapy.jpg?w=470)
Oh, I quite like the High Anxiety one. It's a bit daft but kind of suits the band. The cover of Shameless is actually worse than the music, and I fucking hate that album.
Title: Re: Terrible album covers
Post by: daf on August 31, 2016, 03:35:57 PM
When you fall asleep drunk
without (ah) your wig

That's amor-e