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Museum of Bad Album Covers

 
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Got to love this site

http://www.zonicweb.net/badalbmcvrs/index.htm

Be careful of some of them if you are at work.

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[ September 30, 2007: Message edited by: Mark Spritzler ]
 
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Now, that's some good stuff!

 
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See this one if it wasn't there:

http://www.eskimo.com/~bpentium/posters/butcherposters.html
 
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So.... Lesson learned:
Don't put a picture of self on album cover; especially don't put a picture of naked self on album cover.

Got it.
 
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This one kills me.
 
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Here's what to do then - get onto your work colleagues computers (most lightly running M$ Windows) and change the startup display image to use a suitably crap album cover... Even better it you do the shutdown image too.

And not even one Zappa cover!
 
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Originally posted by marc weber:
This one kills me.
Man or woman? Who can say?
 
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Originally posted by Bear Bibeault:
Man or woman? Who can say?

I just found out that my guess was wrong.
 
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Is that a man or a women??
 
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Originally posted by marc weber:

I just found out that my guess was wrong.
I guess woman. Do I get the cigar?
 
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Originally posted by Bear Bibeault:
I guess woman. Do I get the cigar?

That was my guess too, but Heino is male.

That photo is from 1971. According to AllMusic.com, Heino is now...
...a 60-something senior citizen who clads himself in vinyl rectangular glasses and blond hair that resembles an albino. His voice is deep, the deepest baritone imaginable, when he belts out his hit polkas and marches...

... He is not meant as a joke, yet sometimes references are made to him as such, despite the fact that he is one of [Germany's] most popular singers.

I listened to some clips at Amazon...

 
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It was the lips that tripped me up. Those are woman's lips!
 
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My impression was a nerdy girl playing classical piano or violin -- not a baritone man singing polkas and marches.

This keeps getting better!
 
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Originally posted by marc weber:
This one kills me.






That guy is one of our Germ
 
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Originally posted by marc weber:
This one kills me.
Wow! I wonder whether anyone's posted the German language version of "Disco Duck" ... I also remember a German country/western singer from that era -- and a song with a title something like "Willie Klein der Fernsehn Mann." I think his name was Guenther Gabriel.
[ October 18, 2007: Message edited by: Frank Silbermann ]
 
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Hmmm... I had posted a link to a YouTube video. Don't know where that went.
 
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Originally posted by marc weber:
Hmmm... I had posted a link to a YouTube video. Don't know where that went.


Yeah were is it?

How about
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5kYK6VUck0

or

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kM-v5ShRyUo

Mark
 
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Unfortunately, the lost data from this thread is not recoverable in this case - the file was corrupted before the daily backup occurred. Sorry.
 
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Originally posted by Mark Spritzler:
...How about
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5kYK6VUck0

or

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kM-v5ShRyUo...

Yes, it was the second one: Karamba, karacho, ein Whisky 1970, from the same era as the cover. My next "favorite" is Heino - Tampico.

(I'm blocked from YouTube at work. )
 
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Originally posted by marc weber:
This one kills me.


Marc,

why on earth did you choose that picture. I have to check it every day now . More disturbingly, I can't get enough of it .
 
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Originally posted by marc weber:
Yes, it was the second one: Karamba, karacho, ein Whisky 1970, from the same era as the cover. My next "favorite" is Heino - Tampico.


Oh my God, I can't bear it anymore that is all too much for me
 
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The shocking truth about kids at a Heinofest: Blau Bl�ht der Enzian.
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Very rhythmical!
 
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Sorry but I couldn't resist to link this german article about German awarded worst album covers, with one special album cover from Heino
 
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http://einestages.spiegel.de/static/authoralbumbackground/1291/aua_meine_augen.html

Ugh. Some truely nasty stuff there. (For those struggling with their German, the text underneath #19 reads "If you look closely, you can make out the extra arm that secures the Easter Bunny on his shoulder." )
 
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23 and 26 are worthy of a nightmare or two.
 
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The Sea to the North by Garth Hudson is a hauntingly beautiful album with exquisite musicianship. But the cover...

 
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Originally posted by marc weber:
The Sea to the North by Garth Hudson is a hauntingly beautiful album with exquisite musicianship. But the cover...


The cover is not so bad . By the way I very much like The Sea to the North piece.
 
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Is it just me or does that Heino guy look like he could be a James Bond villain from the Connery or Moore eras.
 
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Originally posted by Jason Menard:
Is it just me or does that Heino guy look like he could be a James Bond villain from the Connery or Moore eras.

Heck, he could even be a villain from Batman's Adam West era. Picture those roses squirting a pink cloud of gas, knocking our caped crusaders unconscious.
 
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Originally posted by marc weber:

Heck, he could even be a villain from Batman's Adam West era. Picture those roses squirting a pink cloud of gas, knocking our caped crusaders unconscious.
Another thing that's disconcerting (besides his face) is that he has a voice that would fit Arnold Schwarzeneger, but the body of a girlie-man!
 
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Another fun list: The Onion's 18 particularly ridiculous prog-rock album covers. Amusingly, I own 13 of these.
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
Another fun list: The Onion's 18 particularly ridiculous prog-rock album covers...

I only have one of these: Steely Dan's Can't Buy a Thrill. But I've purchased this album repeatedly. Once on vinyl and twice on CD (because I had to get the remastered version). Should I also count it being duplicated on Steely Dan's box set?
Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
...Amusingly, I own 13 of these.

There are 8568 ways to choose 5 from 18 (or 13 from 18), but I'll try to guess which 5 you don't have...
  • The Mars Volta, De-Loused In The Comatorium
  • Fates Warning, Awaken The Guardian
  • Queensryche, Hear In The Now Frontier
  • Marillion, Script For A Jester's Tear
  • Coheed And Cambria, Good Apollo...
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    I don't have the Queensryche or Fates Warning. I do own (and enjoy) the other three.
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    Originally posted by marc weber:
    The Sea to the North by Garth Hudson is a hauntingly beautiful album with exquisite musicianship. But the cover...

    ... was probably inspired by Chronicles of Narnia The Silver Chair.

    Even still, that's weird.
     
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    Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
    I don't have the Queensryche or Fates Warning. I do own (and enjoy) the other three...

    So that leaves picking 3 from 13. I'm guessing you don't have...

    Captain Beyond, Sufficiently Breathless
    Dream Theater, When Dream And Day Unite
    Gentle Giant, Acquiring The Taste
     
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    I don't have Captain Beyond; do have the other two.
     
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    Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
    I don't have Captain Beyond; do have the other two.

    Hmmm, picking 2 from 10...

    Camel, I Can See Your House From Here

    ...and, uh... I have no idea.

    It's probably the one I do have. Steely Dan?
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