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Crappy album covers

Discussion in 'Can I Play with Madness?' started by Forostar, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    Do you also sometimes see the most atrocious album covers?

    Post them here. I kick off with:

    McCoy Tyner - Tender Moments (1968)

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    That sweater (or what is it??) he's wearing... amazing that this picture served as the cover. It turns him into some kind of shabby muppet.
     
  2. Shadow

    Shadow Deluxe Edition Staff Member

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    This one speaks for itself.
     
  3. Perun

    Perun At the Heart of Winter Staff Member

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    "Oi, can you draw us a cover picture?"
    "Yeah, but I can't draw people very well."
    "Don't worry, just draw the back of someone, it'll look true."
     
  4. Rotam

    Rotam Night and day I scan horizon, sea and sky

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    Omg, lollllll
     
  5. Perun

    Perun At the Heart of Winter Staff Member

    In connection to the picture, the title is very disturbing.
     
  6. Shadow

    Shadow Deluxe Edition Staff Member

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    KVLT!!!11



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    "What the fuck is up with my light sabre?"
     
  7. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    Damn, this is getting funnier than I thought!
     
  8. Cornfed Hick

    Cornfed Hick Electric Eye

    I'll admit it -- I cheated.  I Googled "crappy album covers" and found this:

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  9. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    Bad Reputation! Hehehe!

    The next ones are not that ridiculous but the account explains why the bandleader doesn't like these artworks.

    Quoting part of an interview with Piet Sielck (leader of Iron Savior):

    The second album "Unification" and EP "Coming Home" was just a big trouble. The guy who did the artwork sent me paintings and they were completely different from what you can see on the album and EP. But the problem was that one of those paintings wound up on the Internet and it was too late to change anything since it was very close to the release date. I would have changed it if I could but...

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  10. Albie

    Albie Keeping an open eye on the Weeping Angels.

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    What were they thinking?
     
  11. Reumeren

    Reumeren Trooper

    Every cover ever done by KeyDragon, look them up :p
     
  12. Mega

    Mega Ancient Mariner

  13. Perun

    Perun At the Heart of Winter Staff Member

  14. ______no5

    ______no5 The Angel Of The Odd

    Ladies Man  :D
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  15. Mega

    Mega Ancient Mariner

    Perun, explain yourself.
    That's a great cover!
     
  16. Perun

    Perun At the Heart of Winter Staff Member

    What, are you serious?!

    First of all, there's no way anybody can have me believe that Chapter One is written on that banner. Second, just look at how poorly all those characters are drawn. For heaven's sake. Look, I know that one bloke is supposed to be a giant, but the arm looks it's as big as the entire person it is attached to. That picture has no sense of proportion, and all the characters look like they are just pasted on. And even if it was drawn well, it would be cheesy as hell.

    Now, the following one... I love it. I actually bought the LP just to have the cover in its original size. It's one of my favourite covers ever, I admit. But that doesn't stop it from being as amazingly ridiculous as it is. Plus, there is virtually no other album cover I know that spells out the album title so well... Fistful of Metal.

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  17. Shadow

    Shadow Deluxe Edition Staff Member

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    I love covers that try to be menacing but fail miserably.
     
  18. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    Elvin Jones - Remembrance (1978)

    Great album, terrible coat! (cover)  :)

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  19. Yax

    Yax Ancient Mariner

  20. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

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