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Purplegator
01-29-2008, 05:11 PM
Let's start with these, any thoughts, I know the covers are kind of funky, but dammit, these folks worked hard on these! If they were still in print I might give em a listen.

Some of these I don't even own, what a shame, they look so magical!

http://www.stevecarter.com/albumcovers.htm

kreutz2112
01-29-2008, 05:16 PM
Album cover or not, this is the funniest thing I have ever seen.

http://www.stevecarter.com/worstalbumcovers22.jpg

Thanks for that link those are priceless.

EDIT: This one is awesome too.

http://www.stevecarter.com/worstalbumcovers32.jpg

EDIT #2: And this one. I am seriously peeing right now.

http://www.stevecarter.com/worstalbumcovers11.jpg

anti-square
01-29-2008, 05:40 PM
That link is fucking intense.

Mr.Wyndham
01-29-2008, 07:50 PM
those are like albums you see in thrift shops. wow.

sbessiso
01-29-2008, 07:56 PM
http://www.stevecarter.com/worstalbumcovers11.jpg

i hope these guys will be at the orgy

Wheres the beef?
01-29-2008, 07:58 PM
Best Album cover:

http://sleevage.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/tool_10000days_flickr.jpg

sbessiso
01-29-2008, 08:02 PM
Best Album cover:

http://sleevage.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/tool_10000days_flickr.jpg

ughh

Mr.Wyndham
01-29-2008, 08:05 PM
http://blog.turntablelab.com/images/at24.jpg

leo01g
01-29-2008, 08:10 PM
http://www.softartstudio.com/tagcontrol/examples/1993%20-%20in%20Utero.jpg

Simple and beautiful

gaypalmsprings
01-29-2008, 08:11 PM
http://www.zonicweb.net/badalbmcvrs/reverend.jpg

http://www.zonicweb.net/badalbmcvrs/letmetouch.jpg

MassiveChemicalPunk
01-29-2008, 08:40 PM
Some of my favorite covers
http://www.abc.net.au/myfavouritealbum/albumart/img/darkside.jpg
http://usuarios.lycos.es/ibizametal/hpbimg/mezzanine.jpg
http://www.mygmusique.com/PHP2/jaquettes/legende/Queen.jpg
http://www.7digital.com/shops/assets/sleeveart/%5C0724384086152_350.JPEG
http://s.yottamusic.com/i/aQqn.61mi/375x375
http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/7100/becauseofthetimesug0.jpg
http://www.925thebear.com/articles/images/sublime.jpg
http://misskind.no.sapo.pt/dbimg/Deftones-AroundtheFur19911044_f.jpg
http://homepage.mac.com/yuzou/artwork/mars_volta/deloused_in_the_comatorium.jpg
http://cdn.last.fm/coverart/300x300/1429700.jpg

Purplegator
01-29-2008, 08:57 PM
I'm really hoping one or more of these bands can make Coachella! :) too funny!

indiekid89
01-29-2008, 08:59 PM
Worst Album Cover:
http://www.aishamusic.com/Judiciary_Report/images/blackout.jpg

This Fan Made One Is Better:
http://i28.tinypic.com/2lmkl1u.jpg

Mr.Nipples
01-29-2008, 09:37 PM
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t39/RetardoTronFiveThousand/29457499sc0.jpg
i used to have this record...
http://roterbaron.files.wordpress.com/2007/04/swamp_dogg.jpg
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t39/RetardoTronFiveThousand/68635533vw4.jpg
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t39/RetardoTronFiveThousand/10gr7.jpg

gmoneyak
01-29-2008, 10:09 PM
http://www.whitenoise02.co.uk/SuspendedAnimation.jpg

Ardentbiscuit
01-30-2008, 05:48 AM
Phantom Surfers made one of my favorite album covers of all time..

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r285/ardentbiscuit/phantom_surfers_modelf.jpg

woogie846
01-30-2008, 05:54 AM
hahaha these are hilarious

sbessiso
01-30-2008, 06:02 AM
GOOD
http://www.musictimes.com.au/userimages/whitestripeselephant.jpg
http://www.buf.kristianstad.se/rg/Elev/frida/res/Omslagsbilder/skivomslagaladdinsane.jpg
http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/65.jpg

HunterGather
01-30-2008, 07:42 AM
Worst Album Cover:
http://www.aishamusic.com/Judiciary_Report/images/blackout.jpg


I couldn't believe that this was actually the real album cover.
Surely the label..even Britney herself knew this cover looked shitty as fuck.

Anyhoo, am I the only one who loves Gimme More and Piece Of Me?... :)

sbessiso
01-30-2008, 07:46 AM
I couldn't believe that this was actually the real album cover.
Surely the label..even Britney herself knew this cover looked shitty as fuck.

Anyhoo, am I the only one who loves Gimme More and Piece Of Me?... :)

they play the whole album at my job, and i gotta admit, a lot of the songs are catchy as hell, cant help but groove a bit when they play

MonsoonSeason
01-30-2008, 08:37 AM
blackout's cover would be better if britney wasn't smacking herself in the forehead

duran duran duran's very pleasure is pretty terrible:

http://www.posteverything.com/2004/12/17/8894/vf016cd_328.jpg

also every single old time relijun album cover is horrid:

http://www.ondarock.it/images/cover/oldtime.jpg

Cancersticks1
01-30-2008, 09:09 AM
http://www.kkbox.com.tw/funky/album/52293.jpg

http://virginmirth.com/images/cover_02_whole.jpg

http://apatsch.album.cz/ukazkove-album/tt00dda43e2f6afb71.jpg

http://www.theslipperytruffle.com/log/worstalbum_cover.jpg

http://everythingandnothing.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/furr2.jpg

http://cdbaby.name/b/u/buttboy2.jpg

MonsoonSeason
01-30-2008, 09:11 AM
haha what

butt boy

haha

Cancersticks1
01-30-2008, 09:13 AM
haha what

butt boy

haha

It's real, we got his "Best Of" in used at the store I work at. We didn't pay for it of course, but he left it there just the same.

rage patton
01-30-2008, 09:19 AM
Note to self: Pick up Jim Post's I Love My Life

Cancersticks1
01-30-2008, 09:38 AM
http://www.thriftstoreart.com/album_/108.jpg

http://www.thriftstoreart.com/album_/115.jpg

http://www.thriftstoreart.com/album_/103.jpg

http://www.thriftstoreart.com/album_/122.jpg

http://www.thriftstoreart.com/album_/190.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/fidelitarean/oddments/covers/mediafiles/l23.jpg

http://image.wetpaint.com/wiki/Ali+Tooth+Decay/image/1TLXtDwNb9zHAEdhvZ1jvOA==110149/GW300H301

http://image.wetpaint.com/wiki/worstalbumcovers/image/1biSd8y4c3cO3vJ1OmKEBmA==15008/GW246H250

Sorry, I got a little carried away.

rAnimatorX2
01-30-2008, 09:45 AM
Easily one of the following:
http://i.somethingawful.com/inserts/articlepics/photoshop/12-28-07-albums/Lord-Lilf.jpg
http://i.somethingawful.com/inserts/articlepics/photoshop/12-28-07-albums/AlanNegative1.jpg
http://i.somethingawful.com/inserts/articlepics/photoshop/12-28-07-albums/pipes!.jpg
http://i.somethingawful.com/inserts/articlepics/photoshop/12-28-07-albums/retarded-gay.jpg

MassiveChemicalPunk
01-30-2008, 10:32 AM
Easily one of the following:

http://i.somethingawful.com/inserts/articlepics/photoshop/12-28-07-albums/retarded-gay.jpg

jajajaja now that is a shitty cover

Daft Fro
01-30-2008, 11:01 AM
The Good:

http://www.tate.org.uk/tateetc/issue4/images/summeroflove7.jpg

The Bad:
http://www.soundstagedirect.com/media/red_hot_chili_peppers_stadium_arcadium.jpg

and The Ugly...
http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/B000B9DAPC.02.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

sbessiso
01-30-2008, 11:10 AM
ooh, good one with chili peppers

jonnypark
01-30-2008, 11:49 AM
Best
http://petrovich.nutus.com.ar/Wish%20you%20were%20here.jpg
http://www.binaries.fr/blog/wp-content/2006/04/sonic_youth_goo.jpg
Worst
http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/worst-album-covers/45-1.jpg
http://www.popboks.com/img/albumi/afi.jpg

M Sparks
01-30-2008, 11:52 AM
http://www.stevecarter.com/worstalbumcovers11.jpg

Hmmm...if you go get Rammstein's first album now, it looks like this.

http://home.eol.ca/~dord/herzeleid02a.jpg

But I've got the import, and it looks like this.

http://www.spiritbull.pc.cz/rammstein-herzeleid.jpg

Ick.

M Sparks
01-30-2008, 12:05 PM
I forgot about the Millie Jackson one. I've actually seen that one (though not heard it.)
These made me laugh
http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/worst-album-covers/62-1.jpg
http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/worst-album-covers/74-1.jpg
http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/worst-album-covers/94-1.jpg
http://www.thriftstoreart.com/album_/187.jpg

indiekid89
01-30-2008, 12:28 PM
I couldn't believe that this was actually the real album cover.
Surely the label..even Britney herself knew this cover looked shitty as fuck.

Anyhoo, am I the only one who loves Gimme More and Piece Of Me?... :)

Yeah thats the real thing.
and no i love gimme more and piece of me as well.
that cd is really good.
i don't care what anyone says.
even though she didn't write any of it.

Hawkings
01-30-2008, 04:27 PM
delete duplicate

Hawkings
01-30-2008, 04:29 PM
this thread is the win

M Sparks
01-30-2008, 05:01 PM
http://apatsch.album.cz/ukazkove-album/tt00dda43e2f6afb71.jpg

Holy crap! Can't believe this was ever released. Nothing like a little child porn in the bin when you're shopping for records at K-Mart. I've only ever seen it with the alternate cover.

Even weirder...according to Wikipedia, the record company designed it, and Klaus Whatizname was "shocked". Way to go RCA...I wonder if they did any filthy covers for John Denver around the same time.

instinct
01-30-2008, 05:13 PM
this album cover always interested me, even before I knew who the basement jaxx were:

http://www.dance-lyrics.com/ama/remedy_b00000jpvf.jpg

Rooty is damn good too

http://www.dance-lyrics.com/ama/rooty_b00005k9v5.jpg

this shit is classic.. the robot do-wop group

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00000DQSZ.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

http://cdn.last.fm/coverart/300x300/1423705.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/73/No_Doubt_-_Tragic_Kingdom.jpg

interesting.. but not really good:

http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-images/Arts/Arts_/Pictures/2007/08/01/hard460.jpg http://www.motherjones.com/riff_blog/mojo-cover-flipper.JPGhttp://lh4.google.com/guillermolucero/RugYU2DgFjI/AAAAAAAAAjI/7oljoFUv_Yo/s800/hard-fi_suburban_knights_cover.jpg


lol.. i always thought stadium arcadium had a stupid ass cover.


GREAT THREAD A++++++++++++

Memorial_07
01-30-2008, 06:34 PM
I don't understand any of these album covers...

http://wickeddelicious.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/Image_Beatles_Butcher_Album_Cover.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8a/Porksodacover.jpg

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000009CRW.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

Do_it_dogma_style
01-30-2008, 10:27 PM
gary wright, dreamweaver

gmoneyak
01-31-2008, 01:40 AM
I've always liked the Primus covers for some reason..

http://www.mofi.com/productcart/pc/catalog/mfua45001giant.jpg


There's a weird charm to them.

M Sparks
01-31-2008, 05:57 AM
Yeah, Primus covers rule except for The Brown Album.

It's called "Pork Soda". There's a pig head in carbonated water. What's not to understand?

Cancersticks1
01-31-2008, 06:42 AM
You don't understand the Beatles butcher cover? It was their not so subtle way of accusing Capitol of "butchering" their records, which were all released differently in the states. The bible belt had a shit-fit about it though, and they were recalled and stripped (in some cases covered over) and it came out as "Yesterday and Today." My boss actually worked for Capitol then and was forced to strip thousands of them, unfortunately she didn't have the foresight to pocket several of them, which are now worth a shit ton.

http://www.rarebeatles.com/album2/picts2/monopo.jpg

Hawkings
01-31-2008, 01:33 PM
It was their not so subtle way of accusing Capitol of "butchering" their records, which were all released differently in the states. The bible belt had a shit-fit about it though, and they were recalled and stripped (in some cases covered over) and it came out as "Yesterday and Today."
- WOW !





I thought the Janes Addiction response, with the First Amendment on it, to their Ritual album not being carried by Wal Mart and other stores was interesting

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9c/Jane%27s_Addiction-Ritual_de_lo_Habitual_%28clean_cover%29.jpg


Pretty racey old school brass band cover
http://tralfaz-archives.com/coverart/A/Alpert/herbf.jpg

This is pretty bad, whoever this band is...

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41DQEJ2R2DL._SS500_.jpg

i wonder if people actually listen to this band...

M Sparks
01-31-2008, 02:50 PM
Nashville Pussy are actually pretty popular as a touring band. I've never met anyone that actually bought an album though.

EDIT- That album was actually nominated for a Grammy for best Metal performance.

The Herb Alpert cover is ultra famous, and has been parodied often
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/414YE5TN3DL._AA240_.jpg
http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/worst-album-covers/29-1.jpg
http://franklarosa.com/vinyl/BigImg/cooper.jpg?width=350&smooth=1
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e164/ap3blog/sweetcream.jpg

Courtney
01-31-2008, 03:01 PM
http://www.thriftstoreart.com/album_/103.jpg

I quite like this one.

gaypalmsprings
01-31-2008, 03:02 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41BP4J8XQFL._SS500_.jpg

Ardentbiscuit
01-31-2008, 04:43 PM
My favorite whipped cream dress was actually a magazine cover..

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r285/ardentbiscuit/salma1.jpg

But just to stay in the subject, here is a hilarious album cover by a band called Pansy Division..

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r285/ardentbiscuit/pansy.jpg

whynotsmile99
01-31-2008, 05:54 PM
probably worst

http://www.metallibrary.ru/bands/discographies/images/brujeria/pictures/93_matando_gueros.jpg

Mr.Nipples
01-31-2008, 06:03 PM
its acceptable as long as no spinal column is showing...

Hawkings
01-31-2008, 08:00 PM
probably worst

http://www.metallibrary.ru/bands/discographies/images/brujeria/pictures/93_matando_gueros.jpg


Flawless Victory ?

MantisMel
01-31-2008, 08:25 PM
On the lighter side...
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj239/MantisMel/julie161.jpg

C DUB YA
01-31-2008, 08:27 PM
I hate primus art

smoke
01-31-2008, 08:42 PM
http://www.irvinehousingblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/guns_n_roses_-_appetite_for_destruction.jpg

smoke
01-31-2008, 08:49 PM
Disclaimer: I, the original poster, in no way support or condone suicide. In my opinion, this is possibly the WORST album cover ever. If you so desire, please follow the link to form your own opinion.

Dawn of the Black Hearts is a bootleg album by Norwegian black metal band Mayhem. It is infamous for bearing a real photo of late vocalist Dead's corpse after his suicide with a shotgun and a knife. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawn_of_the_Black_Hearts)

smoke
01-31-2008, 08:54 PM
i always like this one

http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/3572.jpg

C DUB YA
01-31-2008, 09:06 PM
Oh boy that's lovely.

(not really, it kind of sucks on multiple levels)

C DUB YA
01-31-2008, 09:09 PM
Here are a few (just a few) of my favorites.

Off the top of my head.

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j32/carywhitt/good_album_covers.jpg

Hawkings
01-31-2008, 09:14 PM
I always thought Unknown Pleasures was a powerful cover

C DUB YA
01-31-2008, 09:17 PM
Very much so. Classic stuff from Peter Saville.

Mr.Nipples
01-31-2008, 10:02 PM
Here are a few (just a few) of my favorites.

Off the top of my head.

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j32/carywhitt/good_album_covers.jpg

nobody cares...

C DUB YA
01-31-2008, 10:15 PM
Thanks, I was just adding to the post...

But try again.

Sometimes being a dick doesn't make any sense, nipples. I think my post was pretty valid in this thread - so the only explaination for your dumbass comment is that you may be a dick, wait you are.

Nevermind.

Mr.Nipples
01-31-2008, 10:19 PM
try again...
Sometimes being a dick doesn't make any sense, nipples. I think my post was pretty valid in this thread - so the only explaination for your dumbass comment is that you may be a dick, wait you are. Nevermind.

i said nobody cares...

JSam67
01-31-2008, 10:27 PM
Best:
http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000024D4S.01._AA300_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg


Worst:
http://www.strangecosmos.com/images/content/105795.jpg

C DUB YA
01-31-2008, 10:28 PM
the Floyd album art is great.

gmoneyak
01-31-2008, 10:37 PM
I always thought old school Santana covers were cool:

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0000062FJ.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

http://www.soundstagedirect.com/media/santana-abraxas.jpg

http://img3.nnm.ru/imagez/gallery/1/d/0/e/b/1d0ebf0408b5469cc8e6be321eb83a0d.jpg

instinct
01-31-2008, 10:44 PM
http://scareyshop.com/catalog/images/Anal-Cunt.jpg

smoke
02-01-2008, 06:42 AM
Oh boy that's lovely.

(not really, it kind of sucks on multiple levels)


Thanks, I was just adding to the post...

But try again.

Sometimes being a dick doesn't make any sense, nipples. I think my post was pretty valid in this thread - so the only explaination for your dumbass comment is that you may be a dick, wait you are.

Nevermind.

sooo...you can criticize other people's taste, but when somebody attacks yours...they are in the wrong?

you're a fucking tool c dub ya. hey, why don't you make (another) post letting the board know that "this coachella vet" won't be going to this year's festival. believe me when i say, NO ONE FUCKING CARES IF YOU GO OR NOT, YOU WILL NOT BE MISSED. douche.

C DUB YA
02-01-2008, 07:49 AM
If anyone is a "doucey tool" it ain't me partner.

My comment has more to do with facts of it being a shitty cover than the "taste" of your design aesthetic.

It may of come off wrong... but I was really referring to a photo of someone dead. That sucks for the band as well as the fans - and I find it in poor taste. That's what i was referring to. But again, it's just not a good cover, thats a fact. I think you put it up there just to "shock"everyone with what you think you know. That may be one of the worst album covers I have ever seen from a design standpoint - so you labeling it a good one - shows what little you know.

I didn't say anything like no one cares.

I'm hurt you won't miss me.

as far as "another" post - I participate in multiple threads - somtimes they overlap - and yes I have repeated the fact i will not be going - but its not because I wouldn't if things were slightly different.

If you look - I'm really not a negative guy.

smoke
02-01-2008, 08:45 AM
My comment has more to do with facts of it being a shitty cover than the "taste" of your design aesthetic.

It may of come off wrong... but I was really referring to a photo of someone dead. That sucks for the band as well as the fans - and I find it in poor taste. That's what i was referring to. But again, it's just not a good cover, thats a fact. I think you put it up there just to "shock"everyone with what you think you know. That may be one of the worst album covers I have ever seen from a design standpoint - so you labeling it a good one - shows what little you know.



i think we have misunderstood each other. i did not realize you were referring to the suicide album cover. i suggest you check the title of this thread. in no way am i a fan of suicide, and certainly would never promote it as good. this is why i posted a link, with no commentary, as opposed to the actual picture. it is, in fact, a vile album cover...IMO one of, if not THE, worst ever.

C DUB YA
02-01-2008, 09:01 AM
Then we did miscommunicate. No douchebaggery what-so-ever.

Damn these internets!

Purplegator
02-01-2008, 05:31 PM
I really wish I could find a copy of THIS fine album, word on the street is that it's out of print.
My only hope is a Coachella 2009