Tweet Little information exists on Mr. Woodruff, so I just have to say that he seems to be too young in the photo to know how he feels. Maybe his English teacher told him for the first time to write about something that made him angry or happy or whatever. Nathan feels like wearing a ruffled shirt […] […]
Go to article Crappy Album Covers #177 — Hi, mum!
Tweet This is a 2005 album by Coco Rosie called “Noah’s Ark”. We see unicorns having a threesome over here (a slight departure from Genesis). My impression was that this album was some kind of progressive/heavy metal/grunge/experimental album. However, this is far from the case. Coco Rosie plays folk. Freak folk, to cite Wikipedia. Coco Rosie is […] […]
Go to article (Adult Content) Crappy Album Covers #164 — How they do it
Tweet In May of 2007, Rolling Stone’s web-based tentacle asked readers what the 10 worst albums of all time were, which were recorded by the great artists. You are looking at the #1 album. While “Down in the Groove”, Bob Dylan’s 28th album has been nearly universally reviled, the problems I have with it are in the […] […]
Go to article Crappy Album Covers #155 — Dylan in Concert
Tweet Milton Babbitt looks like he is trying to out-do Stephen Hawking for the tackiest cover. At least Hawking might have an excuse; but Babbitt here is trying to make this poster look avant-garde. So here he is, like your most imposing physics teacher, making music about ends being a new beginning, and manifolds. As if there were not enough ended […] […]
Go to article Crappy Album Covers #145 — Cartoony Covers
Tweet Get ready for a feeling of bliss that is beyond belief … The Young Believers are going to impose cheer and goodwill whether you like it or not. Rise and shine! Up with the crows! The happiness you have demanded all your life is now mandatory. And after you have complied with the minimum requirements for […] […]
Go to article Crappy Album Covers #131 — Are you happy?
Tweet A recurring rule of CACs is that if you don’t want to make your album cover crappy is occasionally in the attempt to overvalue the art of their children and make their art. The motorhome (bus?) looks like a hot dog on wheels. No information on “Sounds of VIctory” (or is the band name “Jesus Freak?) […] […]
Go to article Crappy album Covers #130 — More Do-It-Yourself Covers
Tweet What I mean by the title of today’s blog is these covers were neither crappy to please an audience, nor were they crappy by way of poor judgement. They are here because it would appear that Springsteen would rather get out a crappy album cover if it meant it would help him get his artistic […] […]
Go to article Crappy Album Covers #68 — Bravely Crappy: The Record Covers of Bruce Springsteen