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Really Bad Album Covers

I've really enjoyed having all my favorite music from the CD's we own now on my new iPod. One of the features I haven't taken advantage of yet is to download the artwork from the covers from iTunes.

The CD covers got me thinking about an e-mail I received recently that had some of the most ghastly LP album covers. Below are two dozen of what I think have to be among the worst album covers ever made! (Actually there are many that are even worse, but I would not include them on my blog.) Of course, by virtue of the fact that these are album jackets for LP records, that already dates them - you'll definitely note some looks of by-gone eras. Some of these people obviously didn't ask close friends or family if they should go with the picture they'd chosen.

I'm posting most of the album covers without comment. Some of the album jackets are immediately hilarious, but for others, you will have to look at carefully to see why they are just plain wrong! Some that I have included are not necessarily for the faint-hearted, though, so be forewarned! Scroll on at your own risk!

In the one below (I'll translate the German), this album by Heino is called "Dear Mother... a bouquet that never withers." Then in the little blue circle, it says, "A gift for the whole year"


"You are stuck on stupid. I'm not going to answer that question." - Lt. General Russel Honore, U.S. Army

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3 Comments on “Really Bad Album Covers”

  1. #1 jon
    on Jan 3rd, 2008 at 8:12 am

    Tammy Faye!!!! Hilarious! I guess you had to insert her somewhere. . . RIP Tammy Faye! 🙂 LOL

  2. #2 Lara
    on Jan 3rd, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    My husband and I looked through a whole book of bad album covers one afternoon during our honeymoon and couldn’t quit laughing. The Southern gospel and improbable crossover albums were the funniest. (Ethel Merman and disco!?)

    What’s really bad is that my husband went to a Southern gospel convention in Fresno when we first started dating and… well, let’s just say there still plenty of material for strange album/CD covers for many years to come.

  3. #3 Johnna
    on Jan 3rd, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    “Ken, By Request Only”???
    Didn’t you have that same suit in 1974??? Hmmmm………. 🙂

    ivman adds:
    Yes, but mine was a nice, light blue polyester leisure suit. 😎