20 Weirdest Album Covers

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Album covers can often be the aftermath of happy clappy drug abuse. You might be a boring lump of flesh in your real life, but add LSD and suddenly you’re a hero. Your ideas are original, you speak with the voice of a God and everything suddenly makes sense – at least it does to you.

Below are 20 of the world’s weirdest album covers, some of them belonging to the barmiest musicians humanity has ever spawned. Look on in horror, humour or disgust…

20 – The Louvin Brothers

Satan is Real

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Gee folks, thanks for telling us. This 1920s Alabama Gospel Band were  on their way home from a lynching when they shot this. Probably the forefathers of Satanic Black Metal.

19 – Vikingarna

Kramgoa Låtar 7

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Vikingarna, or “The Vikings” were an early 60′s band from Sweden. They were so twisted that they covered a song by the Carpenters.

18 – Pooh Man (MC Pooh)

Funky As I Wanna Be

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Scatological Funk-hop. Have a whiff of that mate.

17 – Millie Jackson

Back to the Shit

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Probably married to Pooh Man.

16 – Paddy Roberts

Songs For Gay Dogs

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Bestiality in the early days.

15 – Heino

S/T

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Here’s another culprit. Heinous and German.

14 – The Brothers Johnson

Light up the Night

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The Wayans brothers before they got game.

13 – Manowar

Anthology

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Heavy Metal, or no metal at all! WIMPS and POSERS, get up: Leave the Hall!

12 – Wire

Take a Terrifying Trip to the Past!

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Nosferatu… or Peter O’Toole?

11 – Jim Post

I Love My Life

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But your ‘tache tells a different story…

10 – Barry Louis Polisar

I Eat Kids and Other Songs for Rebellious Children

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What exactly do you mean sir?

9 - Tino

Por Primera Vez

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The REAL Emilio EsteVez.

8 – Europe

The Final Countdown

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Nothing weird about this.

7 – Lil Wayne

Tha Carter III

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Love me! Love me!

6 – Country Church

S/T

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Not a place you’d like to be.

5 – Richard and Wille

Funky Honkey, Nasty Nigger

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Steady on!

4 – Colonel Sanders’ Tijuana Picnic

S/T

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Drug-running, prostitution and some racist with a bucket of chicken.

3 - Joyce

S/T

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Not exactly what you’d call a MILF.

2 – Picking Up Girls Made Easy

I’ll Take These Two. You Can Take the Rest.

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Best album. Ever.

1 – Ray Conniff

Laughter in the Rain

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It was all laughs for Ray as he peddled his family to the abandoned lot. It would all be over soon.

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Comments

  1. gouchout says

    Surely a few of Frank Zappas covers could be in this list – “Weasels Ripped My Flesh” for one – and unlike most of the records in the list, the music’s weirdness matches the album covers strangeness…..see “Lumpy Gravy” or “Uncle Meat”

  2. John says

    Might want to spend more time looking into the Louvin Brothers (#20, Satan is Real). Admittedly, it’s a strange cover, but these guys were a huge influence on some giants (Merle Haggard, George Jones, Gram Parsons, Elvis Costello, to name a few) and wrote some classic songs of fear, redemption, and fervor in the nuclear age. Reverend Horton Heat and Southern Culture on the Skids owe huge debts of gratitude here as well

    The were born in the 1920s, but were most active in the mid-20th century, and, indeed, Charlie Louvin continues to tour to this day.

  3. wapper says

    Rubbish plagerism. I am sick to the back teeth of crappy websites ripping other peoples work off and claiming it as there own.

  4. jobad says

    how do you know he didn’t sell them? then it would be correct as “peddled”…

  5. robnass says

    Actually i think that these covers look preety normal compared to the one bestowed on us by mariachi artist alejandro fernandez called “piel de niña”(girl skin)in which he appears with a cownoy hat and no shirt on!!!! ….now that’s scary!!!!!

  6. says

    Ha! I have “I Eat Kids (And Other Songs For Rebellious Children)”. My mom bought me that album when I was — well, a kid. (This was the 70s.) I LOVED that album. “Shut Up (In The Library)” was a great song, as was the title song. All fun songs that be appreciated by kids (and parents) with a more, erm, *sophisticated* sense of humor.

  7. Emtucifor says

    Um. “peddled his family” means “tried to sell his family” as in door-to-door peddling. Did you mean “pedaled his family?”

  8. says

    5 – Richard and Wille: Funky Honkey, Nasty Nigger
    - WTF! Man, Now vent dolls got penis? that’s nasty

    “Country Church”? I don’t see a Church. All I see is Ma Parker and her band of Hillbilly Boys, grinnin and robbin…

    Jim Post, yeah…that wild stache is definetly a turn off. Chest-naked for album? these two ingredients would say: I’m bored, somebody please shoot me dead.

    Dogs are humpy maniacs, but they’re not gay as far is I know. I know that man is, he looks like a prev.

    Satan is Real? Corny as HEll! the brothers realized too late to found it out and no way out. F*** It!

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