The Worst Album Covers Ever Created
Album covers have been around for some time. They are the front packaging we use to sell any new music that comes out. And these covers are usually creative, somewhat telling the story of the music being played. They’ve been around as early as 1910’s in a rather, let’s say ‘primitive form’, used for 78-rpm records. But then, during the 1960’s album covers began having a photograph in order to further enlarge the artist’s public image. This was the time of The Beatles, Bod Dylan and Rolling Stones.
Then came the Gatefold covers. These were folded double covers that also had inserts. These inserts usually comprised of lyric sheets, and which made the covers works of art in their own right. Others even had a dozen perforated postcards like the Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main Street. Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon had lyrics, no title, a poster and some sticker inserts.
Many graphic artists made their names and created their fame through the use of album covers, knowing full well how many people will have access to their works through this medium. Drawings, images, puns, photographs, and all sort of other things were used to create them.
And as you can imagine, many of these album covers have since become collector’s items. But not all of them were as successful as the others. Some of those, less successful ones are here. So, without any further ado, here are some of them. Please feel free to tell us your opinion about them in the comment section below.
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