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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3640 on: December 08, 2020, 03:18:42 AM »
A friend posted this on Facebook. I'm not sure whether to put it in the "best" or "worst" thread:

Or potentially in the "fake" thread. Many of these sorts of things aren't genuine.
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3641 on: December 08, 2020, 03:39:45 AM »
A friend posted this on Facebook. I'm not sure whether to put it in the "best" or "worst" thread:

Are they Cone-heads wearing wigs?

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3642 on: December 08, 2020, 04:38:10 AM »
It's almost certainly a fake, but the three ladies seem genuine; with some effort one could find the cover they stem from as they are remarkable enough for a collection of genuine weird covers.

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3643 on: December 08, 2020, 05:54:23 AM »
Or potentially in the "fake" thread. Many of these sorts of things aren't genuine.

I’m a bit suspicious of some of those titles Matron. ;)

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3644 on: December 08, 2020, 01:32:45 PM »


These modern "Hey, how can we get the artist to pose in a different way?" album covers give me the heebie jeebies.

It looks like he's been put in the naughty corner.
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3645 on: December 08, 2020, 02:35:22 PM »

This is a jazz album I enjoy listening to and consider excellent, but the fugly cover art makes me avert my eyes.

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« Reply #3646 on: December 08, 2020, 02:43:38 PM »

This is a jazz album I enjoy listening to and consider excellent, but the fugly cover art makes me avert my eyes.
I just did a bit of googling:  neat to find out that Alice (Mrs. Coltrane) was also a jazz artist/composer.  What instrument(s) did she play?  And did she write much music?

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« Reply #3647 on: December 08, 2020, 03:37:20 PM »
She played piano on the last few John Coltrane albums. I believe, though I've only heard about a quarter of her solo work, that she performed almost exclusively her own compositions, also playing harp.

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3648 on: December 08, 2020, 03:46:23 PM »
She started off as a pianist and later took up the harp and organ.

Allmusic is often a good source for pop and jazz: https://www.allmusic.com/artist/alice-coltrane-mn0000006143/biography

For more of a focus on her "spiritual" work: https://www.alicecoltrane.com/

I've heard her recordings with John, a decent chunk of her "major label" releases, and this reissue of self-produced "ashram" music: https://www.alicecoltrane.com/world-spiritual-classics-1
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3649 on: December 08, 2020, 04:43:28 PM »
Here's the full album:

https://youtu.be/RzuyR6GeXRg


This is a jazz album I enjoy listening to and consider excellent, but the fugly cover art makes me avert my eyes.

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« Reply #3650 on: December 09, 2020, 03:31:32 AM »
Thank you for the info gents!

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3651 on: January 02, 2021, 07:58:28 PM »

1977

I just don't like it.

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3652 on: January 03, 2021, 04:41:13 AM »
I just don't like it.

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3653 on: January 04, 2021, 01:40:20 AM »
Similar to first -



and third -
 
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3654 on: January 04, 2021, 02:03:18 AM »
#3656 is quite cheesy and the one with the boots very strange (I probably don't get the joke?) but the other ones seem "classic" (mostly 1950s?) covers, maybe not the most beautiful but certainly remarkable; I don't really understand how they should be among the worst.
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3655 on: January 04, 2021, 03:16:19 AM »
Similarly, the flowers/boots one was the only one I really reacted to in that selection.
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3656 on: January 04, 2021, 04:58:37 AM »
#3656 is quite cheesy and the one with the boots very strange (I probably don't get the joke?) but the other ones seem "classic" (mostly 1950s?) covers, maybe not the most beautiful but certainly remarkable; I don't really understand how they should be among the worst.

Yet another case of "des goûts et des couleurs"...I fear. But first of all, let's not be too serious about LP/CD covers.
The young people I know go crazy over (imho cheap & ugly) 1950-1960- ies furniture and lamps. Personally, I don't give much (= I hate) for formica, lava lamps, skai and what we call in Belgium "the Expo 1958 -style": asymmetry, twisted rebars, slanting table legs, flag stone/ marble/travertine floors and table tops...orange plastic.
The Lp covers I find brute, rough, garish & gaudy. And rather fun.



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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3657 on: January 04, 2021, 08:38:57 AM »


Oh that’s nice! I went up that Atomium on a school trip years ago. It reminds me of the days when we used to believe in progress, discovery, optimism. :(
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3658 on: January 04, 2021, 08:47:57 AM »
Oh that’s nice! I went up that Atomium on a school trip years ago. It reminds me of the days when we used to believe in progress, discovery, optimism. :(

I wouldn't hang that on the wall as a poster, but think it's fine as an album cover / historical document. As noted above, the underlying (perhaps kitschy) '50s aesthetic is highly popular in many circles, though I'm mostly indifferent.
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3659 on: January 04, 2021, 08:49:57 AM »
It looks like he's standing at a urinal.  (Sorry).
With his hands in his pockets?? Brave man!