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Title: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Maciek on April 12, 2007, 02:04:53 PM
One of my favorite Diner threads from the old forum (here's a link (http://www.good-music-guide.com/forum/index.php/topic,619.0.html)).

A recent exchange (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,19.msg2891.html#msg2891) on the Your favorite CD covers! thread over here leads me to believe we still need this one. ;D

Maciek
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Don on April 12, 2007, 02:06:05 PM
Although I love Alfred Brendel's recordings, covers of his face are automatic losers.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Maciek on April 12, 2007, 02:09:09 PM
I remember this one was quite a hit on the old thread:

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000174LTS.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_AA240_.jpg)

Though this isn't much better, is it:

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B00000E36W.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_AA240_.jpg)

(bad hair day)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Maciek on April 12, 2007, 02:45:49 PM
Always though it took courage for Philips to put him on the cover -- and Birgit Nilsson, for that matter,

I'll just wait for someone else to post for the first time the cover that haunted the previous incarnation of this thread. The famous opera about head removal will never be the same.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on April 12, 2007, 04:52:18 PM

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B00000E36W.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_AA240_.jpg)

(bad hair day)
Oh my gosh! You know who that looks like:

(http://www.geocities.com/capecanaveral/2352/burke1.jpg)

Oh my gosh! Even the eyebrows!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Varg on April 12, 2007, 08:20:13 PM
Pictures of  interpreters on a cover is disgusting.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Symphonien on April 12, 2007, 10:15:54 PM
(http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/P/B00004YX0R.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_V45594524_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: George on April 13, 2007, 02:11:20 AM
Pictures of  interpreters on a cover is disgusting.

Hear that, Sarge?  ;D

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000005E4I.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_SS500_.jpg)

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: hornteacher on April 13, 2007, 03:16:45 AM
Pictures of  interpreters on a cover is disgusting.

AHEM!   >:( >:( >:(

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: CS on April 13, 2007, 04:40:27 AM
Please, there's no competition between the two!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Novi on April 13, 2007, 04:43:41 AM
Hear that, Sarge?  ;D

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000005E4I.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_SS500_.jpg)



My favourite is this one though ...
(http://www.geocities.com/kulturkompasset/umudgHelene_Grimaud-credo.jpg)

AHEM!   >:( >:( >:(



Hey, hornteacher, I think we're posting on the wrong thread!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Maciek on April 13, 2007, 10:09:14 AM
It seems the worst/best are interchangeable... ;D One man's disgusting is another's Grimaud (or Hahn). ;)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: George on April 13, 2007, 10:27:37 AM
Some might think the thoughts such covers inspire in me are disgusting. My wife, for example.

 Egbdf

If only I didn't know what you are talking about.  ::)

 ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Maciek on April 13, 2007, 10:50:06 AM
I should probably change it then:

One wife's disgusting is another man's Grimaud (or Hahn). ;)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: 71 dB on April 13, 2007, 11:43:42 AM
Covers like these are just plain awful!

(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/2079/d1c03f0f8ff3073821ffe03gd8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us) (http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/4856/b578a93e8df890758b6b625wm9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brewski on April 13, 2007, 11:48:30 AM
Those are indeed very, very bad.  I'm a little surprised...Ondine usually does much better work!  That one on the right is especially silly-looking.

--Bruce
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Don Giovanni on April 13, 2007, 11:59:42 AM
For some reason I really dislike the 'Grammophone Awards Collection'. It just seems that all the CDs on there already had good covers and they had to shrink them down and surround them in purple.

(http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000001G6N.02._SCLZZZZZZZ_AA240_.jpg)

It has actually put me off buying Lulu for a while. At least until I can buy the Boulez recording without the Grammophone awards on it - sad, isn't it?

On this note: does anyone know where one can buy the Chailly recording of Varese's complete works without the Grammophone awards on it?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: 71 dB on April 13, 2007, 12:00:19 PM
Those are indeed very, very bad.  I'm a little surprised...Ondine usually does much better work!  That one on the right is especially silly-looking.

--Bruce

The Finnish text on the right-side cover says: "Teddy bear in consert - orchestral music favorites for children". So, the sillyness is somewhat justified but still. Why teach children accept bad design?

Some of Ondine's covers are good but the average quality is low, unfortunately.  :-\
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Maciek on April 13, 2007, 12:06:04 PM
Well, I think nothing beats that title:

(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/2079/d1c03f0f8ff3073821ffe03gd8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

A Five Star Sibelius Celebration!

No, thank you, I'll pass.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Novi on April 14, 2007, 04:17:38 AM
It seems the worst/best are interchangeable... ;D One man's disgusting is another's Grimaud (or Hahn). ;)

Aw, you don't like Grimaud? :( ;)

Back to the worst looking covers ...

Anything with Christophe Rousset on the front.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Bogey on April 14, 2007, 07:30:36 AM
I find Philips Duos artwork less than inspiring:

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B0000041EK.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_AA240_.jpg)

....but the price is right for two discs and they do have a number of them that I greatly enjoy.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: George on April 14, 2007, 08:14:13 AM

I agree, Bill!  :)

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Joe Barron on April 16, 2007, 09:04:36 AM
For me, it all comes down to the first recording in Bridg'es Elliott Carter series, which looks like the cover of Issue No. 1 of Elliott Carter Comics:

(http://images.ciao.com/iuk/images/products/normal/304/Elliott_Carter_Eight_Compositions_1948_1993__5961304.jpg)

This photo really doesn't capture the wide-eyed, pothead look on Mr. Carter's face. Pity. It's a great recording.

And as far as I'm concerned, any picture of Helene Grimaud is a blessing.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Todd on April 16, 2007, 09:14:15 AM
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B0000064X2.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: pjme on April 16, 2007, 09:31:25 AM
(http://www.sebododisco.com.br/imagens/8146.jpg)

The dreaded ultra - Vamp from Germany.... Nina Hagen!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Joe Barron on April 16, 2007, 09:35:06 AM
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B0000064X2.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_AA240_.jpg)

MotherF*****
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: pjme on April 16, 2007, 09:47:47 AM
See everything Erwin Olaf made, at his website ...But I'm warning you ! Not for the fainthearted .....

http://www.erwinolaf.com/
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: George on April 16, 2007, 09:56:21 AM
See everything Erwin Olaf made, at his website ...But I'm warning you ! Not for the fainthearted .....

http://www.erwinolaf.com/

Thanks for that!  :)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: JoshLilly on April 16, 2007, 10:07:29 AM
The edges of potential captions swirl around the mind:
(http://www.zonicweb.net/badalbmcvrs/playmates.jpg)

In honour of the infamous Lara St.John cover:
(http://image.wetpaint.com/wiki/worstalbumcovers/image/4YYEv2uPaF2zlfa4nbBz3fQ==120054/GW200H200)
What?  What?  It's the same thing, isn't it?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: George on April 16, 2007, 10:22:57 AM
The edges of potential captions swirl around the mind:
(http://www.zonicweb.net/badalbmcvrs/playmates.jpg)

The expression on the face of the guy in the front says it all.  ::)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: SimonGodders on April 16, 2007, 10:55:55 AM
Don't know if these have been posted before:
(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/worst-album-covers/67-1.jpg)

(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/worst-album-covers/70-1.jpg)

(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/worst-album-covers/2-1.jpg)

 ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: George on April 16, 2007, 10:59:18 AM


(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/worst-album-covers/70-1.jpg)



Dude that one's awesome!!! It's gotta be one of the very best ever!!

Is that Mike Meyers?  ;)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Sergeant Rock on April 16, 2007, 11:08:21 AM
Pictures of  interpreters on a cover is disgusting.

Hear that, Sarge?  ;D


I hear it, George. Yes, quite disgusting, some of the worst ever ;)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/asheville/Grimaud-4.jpg)

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/asheville/Grimaud%20Schumann.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: George on April 16, 2007, 11:12:20 AM

I hear it, George. Yes, quite disgusting, some of the worst ever ;)


Took you awhile, but I new you'd see it sooner or later.  ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Sergeant Rock on April 16, 2007, 11:13:56 AM
For some reason I really dislike the 'Grammophone Awards Collection'....does anyone know where one can buy the Chailly recording of Varese's complete works without the Grammophone awards on it?

It's still shown at JPC with the old cover:

http://www.jpc.de/jpcng/classic/detail/-/hnum/8613387/rk/classic/rsk/hitlist

Sarge
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Sergeant Rock on April 16, 2007, 11:14:56 AM
Took you awhile, but I new you'd see it sooner or later.  ;D

Ya need to shout louder, George. I'm old...my hearing ain't so good no more  ;D

Sarge
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: SimonGodders on April 16, 2007, 11:30:31 AM
Dude that one's awesome!!! It's gotta be one of the very best ever!!

Is that Mike Meyers?  ;)

LOL! There is an uncanny resemblance.... ;)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Hector on April 17, 2007, 03:15:14 AM
See everything Erwin Olaf made, at his website ...But I'm warning you ! Not for the fainthearted .....

http://www.erwinolaf.com/

Brilliant. Only when I accessed the 'Fashion Victims' did I know that I had come across his work previously.

Who said the Germans did not have a sense of humour? Made my day.

Thank you ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: pjme on April 17, 2007, 10:31:37 AM
Erwin Olaf is Dutch

Erwin Olaf
photographer & filmmaker

1959 Born in Hilversum, The Netherlands.

1977 School for Journalism in Utrecht. He graduates in 1980 as a newspaper journalist with photojournalism as a subsidiary subject.

1980 Works in Amsterdam as assistant photographer to André Ruigrok, who teaches him photojournalism. First steps in 1981 as an independent photographer as a volunteer for the COC magazine Sek.

1983 Choreographer Hans van Manen brings him into contact with the work of Robert Mapplethorpe and Paul Blanca. Makes photographs for Jeugd en Samenleving (Youth and Society), the journal for workers in the welfare sector. Publishes photos in the French Gai-Pied, American The Advocate, British Gay Times, German Rosa Flieder, Dutch Gaykrant.

[G] Among Men / Among Women, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam
1984 Begins writing articles in Focus on aspects of photography. Olaf's work is removed from the photo exhibition in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam because the bodybuilding models in his pictures are not nude. This results in major publicity.

[G] Foto 1984, Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam
1985 He publishes his first booklet, Stadsgezichten (Faces of the City), a mixture of photojournalism and studio photography.

[G] The art of seduction, Melkweg, Amsterdam
1986 Does much commissioned work, including covers for the Vinyl music magazine, and begins working for the Haagse Post weekly magazine.

etc : see the full text + portrait at :
http://art.webesteem.pl/16/olaf_en.php
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Greta on April 17, 2007, 01:13:06 PM
Gustav and Sir Adrian must be rolling in their graves...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/Indysolo/WGS-8126a.jpg)

Last place I'd ever expect to find a crotch shot!  :o

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Don on April 17, 2007, 01:34:25 PM
Gustav and Sir Adrian must be rolling in their graves...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/Indysolo/WGS-8126a.jpg)

Last place I'd ever expect to find a crotch shot!  :o



They might be rolling in their graves, but it's far better to update the Planets through a cover photo than adding Pluto to the equation (Colin Matthews), an addition that is now totally bankrupt since Pluto has been removed from the planet catetory.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Maciek on April 17, 2007, 01:55:55 PM
I think they might be rolling in their graves laughing. Not such a bad thing, after all. 0:)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Joe Barron on April 17, 2007, 03:22:26 PM
I've often wondered why super heroes and spacemen wear their briefs on the outside. Like the girl, though.  Classic Playboy.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Wendell_E on April 18, 2007, 02:11:35 AM
The always-groovy Anja Silja.  I found this at http://www.vinyldivas.com/index.html (http://www.vinyldivas.com/index.html).
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: knight66 on April 18, 2007, 03:52:29 AM
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000079AZQ.02._SCLZZZZZZZ_SS500_.jpg)

A countertenor...in case you thought it was a girl and made proposals.

Mike
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Maciek on April 18, 2007, 05:26:57 AM
Thanks for the warning, Mike. I was just about to... ;)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: pjme on April 18, 2007, 11:54:37 AM
(http://www.duke.edu/~jlw7/26254.jpg)

And many more great LP covers at

http://www.duke.edu/~jlw7/lp-collection.html  hilarious!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: vandermolen on April 19, 2007, 12:11:45 PM
This one is straight out of Monty Python's "Life of Brian"

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/images/B0000042HI/sr=1-2/qid=1177017001/ref=dp_image_text_0/026-5773581-7374844?ie=UTF8&n=229816&s=music&qid=1177017001&sr=1-2
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: knight66 on April 19, 2007, 12:25:09 PM
We had that one on the old site, nice to see it again. I have the set and felt that there should be a strap line..."If I were a rich man!"

Mike
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: pjme on April 19, 2007, 12:27:15 PM
This is just fun after a long day of hard work ...silly LP covers !

(http://www.celestialaudio.com.au/Demos/608Cleopatre.jpg)

(http://www.celestialaudio.com.au/Demos/588Aida.jpg)

And now back to more serious matters!

I'll be in Wales for a vacation.

Peter
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Siedler on April 19, 2007, 01:50:10 PM
(http://www.vinyldivas.com/gallery/cerquetti.jpg)
(http://griffeaquitaine.free.fr/cerquetti/htm/disco/records/decca.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Siedler on April 19, 2007, 02:01:46 PM
More from that Vinyldivas page  ;D
(http://www.vinyldivas.com/gallery/anderson6.jpg)
(http://www.vinyldivas.com/gallery/szirmai.jpg)
(http://www.vinyldivas.com/gallery/nilsson6.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Maciek on April 19, 2007, 02:48:43 PM
(http://www.vinyldivas.com/gallery/nilsson6.jpg)

The main item has finally arrived... ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: knight66 on April 19, 2007, 10:35:46 PM
Yes indeed, the Decca art department should be named and shamed for that plastic wall.

The Cerquetti is another beaut. In the Decca photo, on the LP cover there was clearly lipstick on her teeth....a nice touch.

Mike
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Maciek on April 20, 2007, 12:57:50 AM
But at least her taste in clothing is impeccable... ;)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Sergeant Rock on April 20, 2007, 01:55:49 AM
(http://www.vinyldivas.com/gallery/nilsson6.jpg)

The real reason why John the Baptist preferred death to sex ;D

Sarge
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Sergeant Rock on April 20, 2007, 02:04:08 AM
Ondine, proudly carrying on the Decca tradition:

(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/new/1006481LRG.jpg)


Sarge
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Guido on April 20, 2007, 02:19:16 AM
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B00008PC8X.03._SCLZZZZZZZ)

http://www.coverbrowser.com/covers/worst-album-covers
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Guido on April 20, 2007, 02:26:12 AM
(http://www.jacques-offenbach.de/cover/concertomilitaire/harnoy-cd-klein.JPG)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Siedler on April 20, 2007, 02:27:27 AM
(http://www.vinyldivas.com/gallery/callas13.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Maciek on April 20, 2007, 02:33:41 AM
(http://www.vinyldivas.com/gallery/callas13.jpg)

I'm definitely buying that!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Guido on April 20, 2007, 03:03:38 AM
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51D2BPHYPXL._SS500_.jpg)

Is this the worst one yet?!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: head-case on April 20, 2007, 07:46:02 AM
(http://www.vinyldivas.com/gallery/nilsson6.jpg)

Imagine the dance of the seven veils!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Robert on April 20, 2007, 11:12:49 AM
Imagine the dance of the seven veils!


My Gosh its JIM BELUSHI.....
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Maciek on April 28, 2007, 07:34:44 AM
I've always felt that Polskie Nagrania (Muza) deserve all the accolades available for constantly releasing the ugliest and most unattractive looking CD covers ever conceived. I recently browsed their catalogue, and here are two CDs that show off beautifully the wonderful taste of their graphics people:

(http://www.merlin.com.pl/images_product/22/PNCD369.jpg) (http://www.merlin.com.pl/images_product/24/PNCD398.jpg)

(Don't you just have to hear that Queen of the Night? ;D)

Really, these guys are pros.

Here's another example: take one of the best violinists ever, release a 2CD set containing some of her best recordings (including a peerless Khachaturian VC - at least equal to the Oistrakh recording, though I think it's actually better). All you need now is to think up some decent cover art. What do these guys do?

...

...

...

(http://www.merlin.com.pl/images_product/21/PNCD932AB.jpg)

Geez... I wonder what sort of graphics software they're using? I think it's not even MS Word... :P

BTW, all three albums are on my wish list but somehow I keeping putting off the purchase... ::)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: маразм1 on April 30, 2007, 04:39:42 PM
(http://www.unidiversal.com/Image_Beatles_Butcher_Album_Cover_001f.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: 71 dB on June 14, 2007, 05:09:32 AM
Who makes these covers?

(http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/1610/badcoverpn8.png) (http://imageshack.us)

1 Fading background color is a cheap trick and looks stupid.
2 What are these bars? Stairs? The foundation of a pyramid? Stupid stupid stupid!
3 Why is all text italicized? Why is the text aligned with the picture on the left side only?
4 Sony's logo looks good but this blue large box looks stupid.

For me this "Essential Classics" serie looks horrible. No wonder I don't own any of them. They are repulsive!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: George on June 14, 2007, 05:17:32 AM
Who makes these covers?

(http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/1610/badcoverpn8.png) (http://imageshack.us)

Well, the original is certainly better, I'll give you that:

(http://i15.ebayimg.com/07/i/000/83/45/2046_1.JPG)


But then the latest Essential Classics covers to me are the absolute worst.

Isn't this:


(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/41MWNC2VJYL._SS500_.jpg)


Much worse than This:

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51nbTrIZm1L._SS500_.jpg)

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: orbital on June 14, 2007, 05:29:09 AM

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/41MWNC2VJYL._SS500_.jpg)


This is very unimaginative. Why the peephole view  :D And the colors they choose, this one or that green. And somehow it feels like I see Andre Watts' name on these covers more than anybody else  ::)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Mark on June 14, 2007, 05:34:55 AM

Isn't this:

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/41MWNC2VJYL._SS500_.jpg)


Much worse than This:

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51nbTrIZm1L._SS500_.jpg)



Actually, no. The top cover would be regarded as better (but still crap) design by an art director. The thoughtless positioning of competing logos on the bottom cover, together with the poor typographical setting (text squashed in so close beneath the dark blue logo), are alone enough to make it a poorer relation to the one above it.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: 71 dB on June 14, 2007, 06:15:58 AM
Actually, no. The top cover would be regarded as better (but still crap) design by an art director. The thoughtless positioning of competing logos on the bottom cover, together with the poor typographical setting (text squashed in so close beneath the dark blue logo), are alone enough to make it a poorer relation to the one above it.

100 % agree with you. You should design classical CD covers too!  ;)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: George on June 14, 2007, 06:20:55 AM
This is very unimaginative. Why the peephole view  :D And the colors they choose, this one or that green. And somehow it feels like I see Andre Watts' name on these covers more than anybody else  ::)

Yeah, it's like looking at a door in a middle school hallway. Bleck!  :(

Kinda makes a good argument for downloads, though.  :)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: 71 dB on June 14, 2007, 06:57:11 AM
Quick re-design of the Sony CD:

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on June 14, 2007, 07:46:55 AM
(http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/I/515G8KD9W5L._SS400_.jpg)

Poor Iannis... they shouldn't put him on the cover of anything.

and pretty much every CD released by the Bridge label has terrible artwork, but I thought this was one of the worst:

(http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/I/619XGCS16GL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Mark on June 14, 2007, 08:04:12 AM
Quick re-design of the Sony CD:



Nice work. Just need to range that Sony logo box off of something on the vertical axis (the '2' of '582', perhaps?) and that's a passable CD cover! :D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: 71 dB on June 14, 2007, 10:18:37 AM
Nice work. Just need to range that Sony logo box off of something on the vertical axis (the '2' of '582', perhaps?) and that's a passable CD cover! :D

Thanks! You are right about the logo aligment. I'd change the font of the work list remind more the font Bach is written (+remove italicizing). This was just a demonstration how easy it is to have something better.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: shive1 on June 14, 2007, 03:20:37 PM
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/31HPJ4BWWFL._AA130_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on June 14, 2007, 03:22:37 PM
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/31HPJ4BWWFL._AA130_.jpg)

I didn't know Conrad Veidt did album covers!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: shive1 on June 14, 2007, 03:26:42 PM
or...

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51J3ZGB9AVL._AA240_.jpg)

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: shive1 on June 14, 2007, 03:31:34 PM
I didn't know Conrad Veidt did album covers!

(http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:GlSVsFPwiYFWlM:www.sunrisesilents.com/Images/TMWL.jpg)

A red wig and it's not too far off!

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: hornteacher on June 14, 2007, 04:56:53 PM
or...

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51J3ZGB9AVL._AA240_.jpg)


Yes, terrible cover, but wow it is such a great recording!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: shive1 on June 15, 2007, 12:28:04 PM
Yes, terrible cover, but wow it is such a great recording!

I agree.  Some of my favorite/best-sounding cd's are on the Mercury Living Presence label.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: 71 dB on June 15, 2007, 02:08:09 PM
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/31HPJ4BWWFL._AA130_.jpg)

Absolutely horrible!  :o Some bad covers are at least funny but this is pain for my eyes!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Maciek on June 18, 2007, 01:58:42 PM
Actually, no. The top cover would be regarded as better (but still crap) design by an art director.

I think you're completely missing George's point which is to contemplate these two covers as purely aesthetic objects, graphic design "craft" aside. Now, even though the top cover does not break as many rules as the bottom one, it is, IMHO, much uglier than the bottom one. Just as an ungrammatical sentence can still be more beautiful than a perfectly grammatical but... ugly one. On these terms, the main difference between these 2 covers is that one contains at least a segment of something that could be considered esthetically pleasing (the very decent painting in the middle) while the top one does not contain even one beautiful element to redeem it (unless you're into peepholes that is ;)).

Anyway, when did this thread suddenly turn so serious? ??? :o :o :o ::) ;) 8)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: George on June 18, 2007, 02:00:57 PM
I think you're completely missing George's point which is to contemplate these two covers as purely aesthetic objects, graphic design "craft" aside. Now, even though the top cover does not break as many rules as the bottom one, it is, IMHO, much uglier than the bottom one. Just as an ungrammatical sentence can still be more beautiful than a perfectly grammatical but... ugly one. On these terms, the main difference between these 2 covers is that one contains at least a segment of something that could be considered esthetically pleasing (the very decent painting in the middle) while the top one does not contain even one beautiful element to redeem it (unless you're into peepholes that is ;)).

Thanks Mr. Osa!

Where you been? 
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Maciek on June 18, 2007, 02:03:22 PM
Hi George! I was at the seaside. Getting hopelessly bored, I'm afraid... ::) (We're not great fans of sunbathing in our family... ;D And what else is there to do there...? 0:))

Maciek
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: George on June 18, 2007, 02:05:20 PM
Hi George! I was at the seaside. Getting hopelessly bored, I'm afraid... ::) (We're not great fans of sunbathing in our family... ;D And what else is there to do there...? 0:))

Maciek

Hope you had some 75 sunblock for Rose.  :)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: orbital on June 18, 2007, 02:08:35 PM
Hi George! I was at the seaside. Getting hopelessly bored, I'm afraid... ::) (We're not great fans of sunbathing in our family... ;D And what else is there to do there...? 0:))

Maciek
I don't like sunbathing either. But nothing beats the sound of the sea/ocean. That, under the shade, with a book, I will happily spend my vacation doing absolutely nothing  8)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Maciek on June 18, 2007, 02:12:51 PM
Hope you had some 75 sunblock for Rose.  :)

75? Yeah, well, more or less... ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Maciek on June 18, 2007, 02:13:32 PM
Oh dear. I guess I'll just move over to one of the travel threads before I derail this topic completely... 0:)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: pjme on June 19, 2007, 01:08:54 PM
(http://wuff.me.uk/Worst%20Album%20Covers/Worst%20LP%20The%20McKeithens%20w.jpg)

Ok - a good laugh before bed...

I'm in a big hair mood..

(http://www.deccaclassics.com/music/classicrecitals/images/028947561545-Cvr72.jpg)

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: knight66 on June 19, 2007, 01:27:04 PM
That Tebaldi 'hair' is realy a cosy against the winter weather and not hair at all.

Mike
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on June 20, 2007, 09:23:39 AM
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/61iOroypx2L._SS500_.jpg)

Is it just me, or does Iggy look already dead, and MTT is taking him for a ride a la "Weekend at Bernies"?

Also, this disc contains some of Stravinsky's most high-minded pieces (like Agon and Aldous Huxley in Memoriam).
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brewski on June 20, 2007, 09:29:38 AM
Is it just me, or does Iggy look already dead, and MTT is taking him for a ride a la "Weekend at Bernies"?

Also, this disc contains some of Stravinsky's most high-minded pieces (like Agon and Aldous Huxley in Memoriam).

 ;D  That cover definitely does not say Agon.

--Bruce
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on June 20, 2007, 10:21:03 AM
;D  That cover definitely does not say Agon.

--Bruce

I know. Agon brings to my mind the Parthenon, that is, if it were designed by the Bauhaus.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: The Mad Hatter on June 24, 2007, 08:15:45 AM
Oh, dear...
(http://www.radiohead.com/deadairspace/images/51VQV4A18BL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Hector on June 25, 2007, 04:42:46 AM
or...

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51J3ZGB9AVL._AA240_.jpg)



I don't think that this is as bad as it gets simply because one needs to know what it represents: a Lincolnshire Posy or an Armenian dancer?

It cannot possibly be Japanese , can it?

Either way, a classic!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Maciek on June 25, 2007, 09:54:39 AM
I'd say it's the 23 Winds.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: longears on September 08, 2007, 06:52:38 AM
Covers like these are just plain awful!

(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/2079/d1c03f0f8ff3073821ffe03gd8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us) (http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/4856/b578a93e8df890758b6b625wm9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Something we agree on!  It's a miracle!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: longears on September 08, 2007, 06:55:51 AM
(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/asheville/Grimaud-4.jpg)
How do you say, "Hubba-hubba!" in French?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: longears on September 08, 2007, 02:31:56 PM
And now for some really bad cover art:
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/61dtDGRlKhL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on September 08, 2007, 03:04:27 PM
And now for some really bad cover art:
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/61dtDGRlKhL._SS500_.jpg)

Cover art by Travis Anderson, grade 10. "I finished my Algebra exam early and drew this."

(http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ERR7D57SL._SS500_.jpg)

Looks like they took this with a webcam.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Saul on September 09, 2007, 04:16:06 AM
Covers like these are just plain awful!

(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/2079/d1c03f0f8ff3073821ffe03gd8.jpg) (http://imageshack.us) (http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/4856/b578a93e8df890758b6b625wm9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Hehe... these two really look weird...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Saul on September 09, 2007, 04:24:52 AM
(http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/Apr99/mcleodpiano.jpg)


(http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/feb99/kay.jpg)

(http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/feb99/tippett2.jpg)

(http://www.armydiller.com/_images/ClassicalCD.jpg)

(http://www.audiobooksonline.com/media/Darren_Henley_Story_of_Classical_Music_compact_discs.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on September 09, 2007, 10:39:20 AM
(http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/Apr99/mcleodpiano.jpg)


(http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/feb99/kay.jpg)

(http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/feb99/tippett2.jpg)

(http://www.armydiller.com/_images/ClassicalCD.jpg)

(http://www.audiobooksonline.com/media/Darren_Henley_Story_of_Classical_Music_compact_discs.jpg)

For once, we agree on something. :)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: vandermolen on September 09, 2007, 02:27:18 PM
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/images/B00004TQP5/sr=1-29/qid=1189380266/ref=dp_image_text_0/202-0119149-4618273?ie=UTF8&n=229816&s=music&qid=1189380266&sr=1-29
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Don on September 09, 2007, 02:43:36 PM
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/images/B00004TQP5/sr=1-29/qid=1189380266/ref=dp_image_text_0/202-0119149-4618273?ie=UTF8&n=229816&s=music&qid=1189380266&sr=1-29

What's not to like with that one?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on September 09, 2007, 02:44:54 PM
This looks like a High School vanity shot.

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/61bE6X9rvzL._SS500_.jpg)

They actually hired someone to do this?

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/61ZJJS4NMRL._SS500_.jpg)

I'm surprised no one has mentioned DG's "The Originals" series, where they take the original cover art and put it all askew and add a stupid-looking shadow effect for no apparent reason, like this:

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51KPNEK149L._AA240_.jpg)

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51S17PJFCPL._SS500_.jpg)

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Z8W218GML._SS500_.jpg)

I found this one on a blog, but I had to share it here.

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51sZyVg5hBL._SS400_.jpg)

Here's MTT in a thoughtful moment, but I think he's thinking more about his Gucci sweater than Mahler.

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VCGZE1HSL._SS500_.jpg)


Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Saul on September 09, 2007, 04:08:23 PM
For once, we agree on something. :)

Yes.... to let you know that complex probabilities can turn into simple dispositions with erosive randomness and oddity...

 ::)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Keemun on September 10, 2007, 07:56:40 AM
Either Martin Frost is fleeing a burning building, or he is about to use his clarinet as a weapon.

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51X5Rj1nhtL._AA240_.jpg)


And to borrow one from another thread.....

(http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/I/41WQBbCdu5L._AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: MishaK on September 10, 2007, 08:21:26 AM
They actually hired someone to do this?

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/61ZJJS4NMRL._SS500_.jpg)

I actually don't mind that one at all. Reminds me a little of Kentridge. It's also a very good recording.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Renfield on September 10, 2007, 09:54:51 AM
Either Martin Frost is fleeing a burning building, or he is about to use his clarinet as a weapon.

One of the reasons I like this album cover is exactly that! He's not intending to simply play with it: he brings his clarinet to bear. 8)

(Though of course, I am something of a nut with things sword-related, and this does qualify, doesn't it? ;))
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: head-case on September 10, 2007, 10:08:02 AM
I'm surprised no one has mentioned DG's "The Originals" series, where they take the original cover art and put it all askew and add a stupid-looking shadow effect for no apparent reason, like this:
I think the original's series is an example of excellent graphic design.  It gives the series a very recognizable style while still including and emphasizing the original cover art.  Brilliant, I would say.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Maciek on September 10, 2007, 12:01:21 PM
This looks like a High School vanity shot.

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/61bE6X9rvzL._SS500_.jpg)

Maybe it is one? ;D

Quote
They actually hired someone to do this?

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/61ZJJS4NMRL._SS500_.jpg)

I'll second O Mensch here - that's one I actually like very much (I mean both recording and cover).
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: MISHUGINA on September 11, 2007, 05:51:49 AM
Quote
I found this one on a blog, but I had to share it here.

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51sZyVg5hBL._SS400_.jpg)

ROFL, and I thought that was a photoshop prank!

Quote
Here's MTT in a thoughtful moment, but I think he's thinking more about his Gucci sweater than Mahler.

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VCGZE1HSL._SS500_.jpg)

Is it me, or I think he looked like Micheal Jackson?  :o



[/quote]
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: longears on September 11, 2007, 05:39:56 PM
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/61bE6X9rvzL._SS500_.jpg)
Haven't heard the disc, but I've heard Biss and he's very good.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: маразм1 on September 11, 2007, 05:47:24 PM
And now for some really bad cover art:
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/61dtDGRlKhL._SS500_.jpg)

wtf??? ha ha ha!!!!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Bogey on September 11, 2007, 05:59:07 PM
These lads should know better:

(http://www.scopecreep.com/dirty_work.jpg)

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Bogey on September 11, 2007, 06:12:33 PM
Only after 5 minutes of searching around a bit:

(http://davegreten.typepad.com/dave_gretens_blog/images/album_cover_21.jpg)  (http://davegreten.typepad.com/dave_gretens_blog/images/album_cover_29.jpg)   (http://tng.cupofdirt.net/horrible_album_covers/ken.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: MishaK on September 11, 2007, 06:17:56 PM
(http://tng.cupofdirt.net/horrible_album_covers/ken.jpg)

This reminds me of some of the puppets of neolithic people they have in dioramas at natural history museums.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Solitary Wanderer on September 11, 2007, 06:20:49 PM
(http://peasantswithpitchforks.com/point/images/orleans-john-hall.jpg)

Whos got the most body hair?  ;)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: KevinP on September 12, 2007, 12:14:11 AM
These lads should know better:

(http://www.scopecreep.com/dirty_work.jpg)



I was going to say, 'Everybody's allowed to use the "Hey, it was the 80s" card once,' but then, I think they'd better save that card for music *on* that disc.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Hector on September 12, 2007, 02:49:55 AM


What was the request: go away?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Hector on September 12, 2007, 02:51:46 AM
(http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/Apr99/mcleodpiano.jpg)


(http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/feb99/kay.jpg)

(http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/feb99/tippett2.jpg)

(http://www.armydiller.com/_images/ClassicalCD.jpg)



Actually, I quite like these, particularly the painting of the cricket match. Very appropriate. ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: KevinP on September 12, 2007, 03:19:49 AM
This won't win the 'worst cover ever' award, but I so want to see thunderbolts coming out of his hands.

(http://www.sa-cd.net/covers/4856.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on September 12, 2007, 03:22:47 AM
This won't win the 'worst cover ever' award, but I so want to see thunderbolts coming out of his hands.

(http://www.sa-cd.net/covers/4856.jpg)

:D Reminds me of this one, which I found hilarious when I first saw it:

(http://www.soundandmusic.com/img/Articoli/15877.jpg)

"I HAVE THE POWER!!!! YEAAHH!!!!!!"
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: KevinP on September 12, 2007, 03:28:01 AM
(http://www.soundandmusic.com/img/Articoli/15877.jpg)

Caption: Guess who's just made the varsity team.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: sound67 on September 12, 2007, 03:49:39 AM
(http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/I/519QH2F3Y6L._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: sound67 on September 12, 2007, 03:54:59 AM
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/412B2FRCPRL._AA240_.jpg)

For an all-gay classical album ...  :-\

And this all-time classic:

(http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/I/418TG8NHYYL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on September 12, 2007, 04:09:16 AM
(http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/I/519QH2F3Y6L._SS500_.jpg)

Wow... it makes me want to hang it on my wall and salute it every morning :P :P :P
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Hector on September 12, 2007, 05:26:58 AM
(http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/I/519QH2F3Y6L._SS500_.jpg)

Enlighten me: why is it the Worst looking CD/LP artwork?

Is it because it is the 'Stars and Stripes' or it has the St. Louis Symphony on the cover or is conducted by Leonard Slatkin?

Is it because you'se is Anti-American?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Hector on September 12, 2007, 05:30:54 AM
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/412B2FRCPRL._AA240_.jpg)

For an all-gay classical album ...  :-\




It seems to me that if you wanted to attract gays to your disc you would signal that intention  by putting a 'hunk' on the cover.

Are you homophobic? :(
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on September 12, 2007, 05:53:04 AM
I'm just annoyed that they didn't bother to make the title look like a tattoo on his arm, that would be badass :P
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on September 12, 2007, 05:55:14 AM
I think the original's series is an example of excellent graphic design.  It gives the series a very recognizable style while still including and emphasizing the original cover art.  Brilliant, I would say.


You're kidding, right?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on September 12, 2007, 05:56:10 AM
It seems to me that if you wanted to attract gays to your disc you would signal that intention  by putting a 'hunk' on the cover.

Are you homophobic? :(

Please, anyone with taste would find that cover repulsive.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: George on September 12, 2007, 05:56:39 AM
You're kidding, right?

I actually agree with him, but then, I'm a head case myself.  ;)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on September 12, 2007, 05:57:55 AM
I actually agree with him, but then, I'm a head case myself.  ;)

It probably wouldn't bother me so much if it weren't for the shadow effect. Graphics aside, I generally trust those recordings and they are hard to beat, price-wise.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: George on September 12, 2007, 05:59:24 AM
It probably wouldn't bother me so much if it weren't for the shadow effect. Graphics aside, I generally trust those recordings and they are hard to beat, price-wise.

They are, and they actually usually fill the CD, unlike the newer Decca and Philips Originals, which I have seen at 40 minutes and UNDER!!  :-\ ??? :-[ >:( :'(
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: sound67 on September 12, 2007, 07:06:48 AM
Wow... it makes me want to hang it on my wall and salute it every morning :P :P :P

Exactly.  ::)

Also, the cover doesn't identify ANY of the works on this disc, as if they didn't matter (well, probably they don't). Same goes for the "gay" disc.

Edited my moderator for offensive personal remark.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Hector on September 13, 2007, 05:09:43 AM
Please, anyone with taste would find that cover repulsive.

Really, I would have thought that any homophobe would find the cover not only tasteless but offensive.

Do you find it offensive?

Quentin Crisp used to say that many homophobes were such because they felt guilt about their latent homosexuality.

Incidentally, not that it interests you, John Hurt has been signed up to play the Stately Homo of England, again, in a film of Crisp's life in NY.

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on September 13, 2007, 05:11:42 AM
Really, I would have thought that any homophobe would find the cover not only tasteless but offensive.

Do you find it offensive?

Quentin Crisp used to say that many homophobes were such because they felt guilt about their latent homosexuality.

Incidentally, not that it interests you, John Hurt has been signed up to play the Stately Homo of England, again, in a film of Crisp's life in NY.



A gay man being called a homophobe, that's a hoot. 8)

It speaks volumes that you assumed I was straight. ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Hector on September 13, 2007, 05:13:34 AM
Exactly.  ::)

Also, the cover doesn't identify ANY of the works on this disc, as if they didn't matter (well, probably they don't). Same goes for the "gay" disc.

Edited my moderator for offensive personal remark.

Oh, I see, it offends you because you are Anti-American as, clearly, the disc signals by its cover that it contains American music played by an American orchestra under an American conductor.

All I need to do is pick it out and turn it over to see what it contains, or not, depending on my interest.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: MishaK on September 13, 2007, 06:04:32 AM
Oh, I see, it offends you because you are Anti-American as, clearly, the disc signals by its cover that it contains American music played by an American orchestra under an American conductor.

All I need to do is pick it out and turn it over to see what it contains, or not, depending on my interest.

Hector, have you lost your senses? It's just bad taste and not very creative design. One doesn't have to be a Cuban communist to dislike the cover. Chill out, dude.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: sound67 on September 13, 2007, 08:38:24 AM
Hector, have you lost your senses? It's just bad taste and not very creative design. One doesn't have to be a Cuban communist to dislike the cover. Chill out, dude.

If only he could. But that would require some sense of humor on his part, of which there is no trace.

The producers of this disc obviously thought that the flag would sell itself, irrespective of contents of the CD. That alone is an offense against the composers.

Thomas
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on September 17, 2007, 03:42:53 PM
(http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/I/512MX5DKC3L._SS500_.jpg)

One word: Woof!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Hector on September 18, 2007, 04:45:16 AM
A gay man being called a homophobe, that's a hoot. 8)

It speaks volumes that you assumed I was straight. ;D

 Not volumes, surely, a paragraph at most, because why would I?


I didn't know.



It does not answer my question, however, merely adds to Crisp's comments: you find it tasteless because it draws attention to homosexuals or you are ashamed of your sexuality?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Hector on September 18, 2007, 04:48:52 AM
Hector, have you lost your senses? It's just bad taste and not very creative design. One doesn't have to be a Cuban communist to dislike the cover. Chill out, dude.

No, you have lost yours.

I find myself defending the Americans and their flag here because some, you, for example, are offended by it.

What would be creative in this context?

Hey, DUDE, you is full o' crap!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on September 18, 2007, 04:54:24 AM
Not volumes, surely, a paragraph at most, because why would I?


I didn't know.



It does not answer my question, however, merely adds to Crisp's comments: you find it tasteless because it draws attention to homosexuals or you are ashamed of your sexuality?


No. I find this just as distasteful.

(http://www.larastjohn.com/photo/420/bachcover.jpg)

Stop being argumentative for the sake of being argumentative. Get a hobby.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Hector on September 18, 2007, 04:55:25 AM
If only he could. But that would require some sense of humor on his part, of which there is no trace.

The producers of this disc obviously thought that the flag would sell itself, irrespective of contents of the CD. That alone is an offense against the composers.

Thomas

No they didn't, Thomas, they were advertising the fact that the disc contained American music by the simplest and, in their judgement, most direct way possible with one of the most recognisable flags on the planet.

Would they put a Venezualean flag on to draw attention to the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra, for example? I doubt it.

You do not answer my question but avoid it with insults. I on the other hand find you one of the most side-splitting humorous contributors ::)

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: MishaK on September 18, 2007, 05:21:35 AM
No, you have lost yours.

I find myself defending the Americans and their flag here because some, you, for example, are offended by it.

What would be creative in this context?

Hey, DUDE, you is full o' crap!

Hector, you've fallen prey to a dangerous you're-either-with-us-or-you're -against-us sort of thinking. Did I say I was offended by it? No. It's just not well done as a piece of graphic design and it doesn't even tell us what's on the CD. Disliking a particular CD cover because it cheaply uses the flag for lack of any creative ideas doesn't mean I hate the flag. Normal sentient beings would not require that I defend myself by explaining something so obvious. BTW, by contrast, the following CD cover also uses the flag, but much more tastefully:

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/417VPREEVAL._AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: orbital on September 18, 2007, 05:38:29 AM
(http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/I/512MX5DKC3L._SS500_.jpg)

One word: Woof!

That is awful! "I am outlined in poison green! Watch out, and also watch out for the deer-dude! "  :P
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: MishaK on September 18, 2007, 07:34:18 AM
I think some of the orchestra in-house labels could really use some help with cover designs:

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51dWBg9vD0L._AA240_.jpg)

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51YCNST37GL._AA240_.jpg)

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51WN8H2S08L._AA240_.jpg)

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/513-OvTrEVL._AA240_.jpg)

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51XJ77ST9VL._AA240_.jpg)

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/610JTR90JFL._AA240_.jpg)

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/512iMKbQeGL._AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on September 18, 2007, 07:41:12 AM
@ O - I actually like those RCO ones :D They aren't subtle, but very distinctive.

(http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/I/512MX5DKC3L._SS500_.jpg)

Jesus God... that looks like a trance album...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: MishaK on September 18, 2007, 08:20:45 AM
@ O - I actually like those RCO ones :D They aren't subtle, but very distinctive.

Really? I get a headache everytime I look at that Brahms album cover.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: sound67 on September 18, 2007, 09:40:10 AM
Would they put a Venezualean flag on to draw attention to the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra, for example? I doubt it.

Me, too. Because, Venezualeans are more mature.

I can well imagine Hector as a flagwaver ...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: MishaK on September 18, 2007, 10:29:58 AM
Me, too. Because, Venezualeans are more mature.

Actually, they perform concerts in something that could only be called national team jerseys.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on September 19, 2007, 04:58:35 AM
What is with those Jansons covers? Some of them look like broken pills.  ???
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: MishaK on September 19, 2007, 06:01:42 AM
What is with those Jansons covers? Some of them look like broken pills.  ???

It's what happens when you leave your Aspirin on the wood block right before the hammer blows.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Hector on September 19, 2007, 06:25:35 AM
Hector, you've fallen prey to a dangerous you're-either-with-us-or-you're -against-us sort of thinking. Did I say I was offended by it? No. It's just not well done as a piece of graphic design and it doesn't even tell us what's on the CD. Disliking a particular CD cover because it cheaply uses the flag for lack of any creative ideas doesn't mean I hate the flag. Normal sentient beings would not require that I defend myself by explaining something so obvious. BTW, by contrast, the following CD cover also uses the flag, but much more tastefully:

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/417VPREEVAL._AA240_.jpg)

OK, I get the joke ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Hector on September 19, 2007, 06:29:23 AM
No. I find this just as distasteful.

(http://www.larastjohn.com/photo/420/bachcover.jpg)

Stop being argumentative for the sake of being argumentative. Get a hobby.

Well, that's just a matter of personal taste. If I was brought up by, say, the Plymouth Bretheren, I would, likely as not, find it beyond the pale.

But, since I wasn't (thank God >:D) I merely think: "What's she got to hide?"

I have a hobby: being argumentative ;)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: MishaK on September 19, 2007, 06:44:02 AM
OK, I get the joke ;D

 ???  It wasn't one. What joke did you think you got?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Hector on September 19, 2007, 07:05:43 AM
???  It wasn't one. What joke did you think you got?

You are serious, aren't you?

That MTT cover is simply hideous. No, absolutely hideous. Oh, and lacking imagination but that is no reason to condemn as the heading of the thread is quite clear.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: MishaK on September 19, 2007, 09:59:14 AM
You are serious, aren't you?

That MTT cover is simply hideous. No, absolutely hideous. Oh, and lacking imagination but that is no reason to condemn as the heading of the thread is quite clear.

Actually, I was serious. And I await your explanation of what makes it hideous (I will for now reserve the overly "obvious" conclusion from your criticism that you are obviously an anti-American homophobe since you take offense at a cover that pictures the Star Spangled Banner alongside a photo of an openly gay conductor).  ;)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: DavidW on September 19, 2007, 01:19:05 PM
The problem with the flag cover (Slatkin) and the big guy cover is that they are too simplistic-- it looks like they just googled an image, added a text box and printed it imo. ;D

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: longears on September 21, 2007, 04:28:38 AM
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/417VPREEVAL._AA240_.jpg)
So this cover is the cause of the squabbling?  I like the graphic design, I don't think it makes ANY statement about MTT's sexual orientation, the flag reminds me of Jasper Johns, and it's a clear reference not only to the "American sound" Copland is so often identified with, but to the title and theme of the album, The Essence of America.

Excellent graphic design, the more I think about it.

As for the Lara St. Johns, there's a difference between "bad looking" and "in poor taste."  However, in her case the covers are intended to sell records that otherwise would be purchased only by her friends and family, and I suspect they're somewhat successful.  I've never heard her playing.  My prejudices suggest that someone who stoops to such tactics has little of value to offer.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Hector on September 21, 2007, 04:38:40 AM
Actually, I was serious. And I await your explanation of what makes it hideous (I will for now reserve the overly "obvious" conclusion from your criticism that you are obviously an anti-American homophobe since you take offense at a cover that pictures the Star Spangled Banner alongside a photo of an openly gay conductor).  ;)

You are quite mad.

Quite the opposite as my feeling was that your objection to the Slatkin/Louisville was political rather than of taste.

Likewise the 'gay' cover.

The MTT cover has, clearly, no merit whatsoever, a view I am rapidly forming of you.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: MishaK on September 21, 2007, 05:40:51 AM
Quite the opposite as my feeling was that your objection to the Slatkin/Louisville was political rather than of taste.

You quite misunderstood me as I clearly explained that my irritation with the Slatkin cover was a matter of taste. You imputed, without any basis, a political objection to everyone who found it irritating.

The MTT cover has, clearly, no merit whatsoever, a view I am rapidly forming of you.

Longears already eloquently explained the merits of the MTT cover (the reference to Jasper Johns and the entire American visual art heritage I found quite appropriate - so you see, it's more than just a flag in this case). However, it does frequently appear that you do form views very rapidly indeed, and without much reflection or substantiation. I suppose that attitude permits you to avoid any uncomfortable questioning of your own biases and prejudices.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Don on September 21, 2007, 07:40:20 AM
I think the MTT cover sucks because of its washed-out colors, period.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: sound67 on September 21, 2007, 08:20:51 AM
You are quite mad.

Quite the opposite as my feeling was that your objection to the Slatkin/Louisville was political rather than of taste.

Likewise the 'gay' cover.

The MTT cover has, clearly, no merit whatsoever, a view I am rapidly forming of you.

Oh, but the stupid American flag on its own has, or some torso disconnected from any contents of any disc. That has merit.  ::)

You are obviously quite mad, and if you're not, then it won't come over my lips just what you are.

Thomas
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: KevinP on September 29, 2007, 03:05:05 AM
Some of these are pretty bad, though somehow appropriate for the subject matter.
http://www.vinylvulture.co.uk/pages/moog_galleryc.htm

Incidentally I studied with Hans Wurman of the Moog Strikes Bach album.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Hector on October 01, 2007, 03:26:16 AM
Oh, but the stupid American flag on its own has, or some torso disconnected from any contents of any disc. That has merit.  ::)



Thomas

I do not understand anything after "stupid American flag."

Are you anti-American?

Were you drunk when you penned this?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Hector on October 01, 2007, 03:30:49 AM
Actually, I was serious. And I await your explanation of what makes it hideous (I will for now reserve the overly "obvious" conclusion from your criticism that you are obviously an anti-American homophobe since you take offense at a cover that pictures the Star Spangled Banner alongside a photo of an openly gay conductor).  ;)

Firstly, I did not know, nor do I care, that MTT was gay and, secondly, I thought that the objections to the covers were because you were anti-American and a homophobe...and I'm accused of jumping to conclusions to quickly.

You need a new translation service.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: MishaK on October 02, 2007, 01:40:25 PM
Firstly, I did not know, nor do I care, that MTT was gay and, secondly, I thought that the objections to the covers were because you were anti-American and a homophobe...and I'm accused of jumping to conclusions to quickly.

Why would you ever think that if you weren't jumping to conclusions?

Methinks you need a thinking device.  ::)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: KevinP on October 02, 2007, 09:11:23 PM
This forum has a private message function, remember. I personally would prefer not to read all this bickering, but since you're doing it in a thread called 'Worst looking CD/LP artwork,' I keep having to read it to see if the new posts have anything to do with this particular topic which I like to follow.

Please take it to PMs or start a new thread out of respect for those of us who aren't interested in reading insults.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on October 03, 2007, 07:20:19 PM
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/4107HYVSZWL._SS500_.jpg)

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: George on October 04, 2007, 01:23:18 AM

Art director on acid, Don?  ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on October 05, 2007, 03:46:28 PM
Art director on acid, Don?  ;D

Something like that, eh?! ;D




Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: epicous on October 05, 2007, 07:10:42 PM
(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/9450/isidro6ji.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: KevinP on October 05, 2007, 07:41:17 PM
My head is overloading with interpretations of that one. The latest is that the statue's just swiped him with the ring, causing the hair it contacted to fall down.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on October 06, 2007, 08:18:12 AM
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/4107HYVSZWL._SS500_.jpg)



What is it with people trying to make Scriabin look like Timothy Leary?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: longears on October 07, 2007, 08:38:58 AM
(http://www.musicandarts.com/CDpages/CD1125.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: dtwilbanks on October 07, 2007, 08:46:06 AM
(http://cover6.cduniverse.com/MuzeAudioArt/Large/71/1000271.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on October 07, 2007, 12:27:01 PM
(http://www.musicandarts.com/CDpages/CD1125.jpg)

"My god... it's full of stars!"
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: dtwilbanks on October 07, 2007, 06:07:08 PM
(http://www.tubastudio.com/cd10020l.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: KevinP on October 07, 2007, 06:15:51 PM
The cover is only slightly more disturbing than the fact that it's an album of piano/tuba duets.

Is this classical music? Is there actual literature for this or these arrangements?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on October 10, 2007, 01:30:59 PM
Yet another awful Scriabin cover.

(http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/2a/f4/1b94224128a0b6b564a5c010.L.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Bonehelm on October 10, 2007, 02:50:49 PM
(http://www.tubastudio.com/cd10020l.jpg)

...........................WHAT THE SHIT??
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Renfield on October 10, 2007, 03:17:57 PM
...........................WHAT THE SHIT??

For once, I will fully agree, even in the phrasing. Whoever came up with this cover would surely give a Freudian psychoanalyst hours and hours of pleasure. >:D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Wendell_E on October 11, 2007, 04:42:51 AM
In a recent interview (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071005/music_nm/classical_dc;_ylt=Ag2b4LfZls3alc9mLT_UTDOXExkF (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071005/music_nm/classical_dc;_ylt=Ag2b4LfZls3alc9mLT_UTDOXExkF)), Canadian soprano says "In pop music, great presentation sometimes camouflages inferior product. But we in classical music have the greatest product in the world. But as we all well know, there are so many truly crappy classical music album covers out there. Why? People see you before they hear you, so why wouldn't you try not to start out with a deficit?"

And yet:

Here's the cover of her new Schoenberg/Satie/Bolcolm disc:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v20/Wendelle/singers/51zAT0qdt7L_SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on October 11, 2007, 04:50:40 AM
In a recent interview (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071005/music_nm/classical_dc;_ylt=Ag2b4LfZls3alc9mLT_UTDOXExkF (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071005/music_nm/classical_dc;_ylt=Ag2b4LfZls3alc9mLT_UTDOXExkF)), Canadian soprano says "In pop music, great presentation sometimes camouflages inferior product. But we in classical music have the greatest product in the world. But as we all well know, there are so many truly crappy classical music album covers out there. Why? People see you before they hear you, so why wouldn't you try not to start out with a deficit?"

And yet:

Here's the cover of her new Schoenberg/Satie/Bolcolm disc:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v20/Wendelle/singers/51zAT0qdt7L_SS500_.jpg)

HAHAHAHA!!!

That cover suggests to me a sort of Corrin Bailey Ray classical crossover, with all the horrible things that would imply.  :o
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on October 11, 2007, 04:55:55 AM
To be fair, even the cheapest pop album cover wouldn't be seen dead with curtains in that shade...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: George on October 11, 2007, 05:00:39 AM


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v20/Wendelle/singers/51zAT0qdt7L_SS500_.jpg)

Macy Gray has crossed over?  ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Wendell_E on October 11, 2007, 05:44:55 AM
Someone at my forum commented:  "one good sneeze, and one of her "girls" is going to make a big impression in the music world. But where is the other one? I don't care for photos that make a person look deformed."
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: orbital on October 18, 2007, 06:40:47 AM
I was just listening to this:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61SHZB9C98L._SS500_.jpg)
I am not sure if this is a cool cover or if they blew it (I generally like the cover for these series a lot, the Bartok 2 CD in particular)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: 71 dB on October 18, 2007, 07:45:12 AM
I was just listening to this:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61SHZB9C98L._SS500_.jpg)
I am not sure if this is a cool cover or if they blew it (I generally like the cover for these series a lot, the Bartok 2 CD in particular)

Absolutely horrible cover "art".  :-X I was interested of de Larrocha's playing but I can't buy a CD that ugly. I can't.  :-[
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: George on October 18, 2007, 07:48:48 AM
Absolutely horrible cover "art".  :-X I was interested of de Larrocha's playing but I can't buy a CD that ugly. I can't.  :-[


Easy, just get the double Decca release instead:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51AMXX1HMVL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: orbital on October 18, 2007, 08:08:37 AM

Easy, just get the double Decca release instead:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51AMXX1HMVL._SS500_.jpg)
That is a beautiful CD, cover and otherwise. But the RCA is Granados only. I think there is another version with a painting of a young girl as well. Let me find it
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: 71 dB on October 18, 2007, 08:43:43 AM
Easy, just get the double Decca release instead:

That's in my long wishlist.  ;)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on October 21, 2007, 04:15:51 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51755EBC54L._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: KevinP on October 21, 2007, 04:56:26 AM
Now I think they're just trying to get on this thread.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on October 21, 2007, 04:59:53 AM
Now I think they're just trying to get on this thread.

:D It's all about the fame with them :(
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Bonehelm on October 21, 2007, 02:05:32 PM
That Bruckner one made me laugh so bad.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on November 16, 2007, 01:11:10 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51NF6VBHPBL._AA240_.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/314WHNTH4FL._AA240_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sven-G%C3%B6ran-Eriksson-Classical-Collection/dp/B000063TTQ/ref=sr_1_53?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1195204449&sr=1-53)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21NFTKP88JL._AA130_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.co.uk/God-Bless-America-Various-Artists/dp/B00005YK2J/ref=sr_1_88?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1195204673&sr=1-88)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/212FAM9BP3L._AA130_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Universe-Bach-Johann-Sebastian/dp/B00004SUB3/ref=sr_1_98?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1195204685&sr=1-98)
Bling...

Browsing the dregs of Amazon for a bargain can be a disturbing experience...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: FideLeo on November 16, 2007, 02:52:37 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51755EBC54L._SS500_.jpg)

Mock it not too much since it may have been inspired by this great Rembrandt:

(http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/4423/aristotlebushomergb5.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

But I do still find it silly - mostly for the Star Trek style background and the goofy subtitle.   Otherwise his profile-prone attitude can actually remind me a little of Fluffy (HvK).
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Drasko on November 16, 2007, 02:57:38 AM
Mock it not too much since it

(http://www.jpc.de/image/cover/front/0/9223001.jpg)

comes in series
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: FideLeo on November 16, 2007, 03:42:36 AM
comes in series

Rembrandt's idea played out in a quasi-animated style.  Rather than being f-ugly,
it's actually a beauty!  ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: sidoze on November 16, 2007, 03:45:09 AM
I was just listening to this:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61SHZB9C98L._SS500_.jpg)
I am not sure if this is a cool cover or if they blew it (I generally like the cover for these series a lot, the Bartok 2 CD in particular)

call me tasteless but I really like that. I think whoever designed it--and presumably got her permission for it--has a tremendous sense of humour, especially if you know something about the little lady.


Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on November 16, 2007, 12:31:32 PM
Mock it not too much since it may have been inspired by this great Rembrandt:

Ah, but it's still awful, even if it was inspired by something beautiful, just like the movie Tristan + Isolde. ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: FideLeo on November 16, 2007, 01:20:31 PM
Ah, but it's still awful, even if it was inspired by something beautiful, just like the movie Tristan + Isolde. ;D

Didn't even bother to check that movie out... ;)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Drasko on November 17, 2007, 02:34:16 AM
Rembrandt's idea played out in a quasi-animated style. 

Don't know about quasi-animated, looks more like a still from Roger Corman movie to me.
Anyhow fire walk with me background isn't that unique:

(http://www.carlospaita.com/pochettes/8.jpg)

Paita's covers are generally interesting, I'm fond of Beamin' Beethoven and Surfin' Tchaikovsky in partcular:

(http://www.carlospaita.com/pochettes/2.jpg) (http://www.carlospaita.com/pochettes/13.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Mark on November 17, 2007, 02:46:39 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51755EBC54L._SS500_.jpg)

Reloaded? What is this? The Matrix?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Renfield on November 17, 2007, 04:15:08 AM
Paita's covers are generally interesting, I'm fond of Beamin' Beethoven [...]

"Pewpew laz0rz", as might be said in the context of the wonderful world of online role-playing games. ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: FideLeo on November 17, 2007, 05:07:52 AM
Reloaded? What is this? The Matrix?

Rembrandt Reloaded...see my comment above. :)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on November 17, 2007, 05:54:31 AM
"Pewpew laz0rz", as might be said in the context of the wonderful world of online role-playing games. ;D


Ludwig Unbound
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Papy Oli on November 17, 2007, 11:29:21 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61EZAB7BYZL._SS500_.jpg)


 :-\
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: 71 dB on November 17, 2007, 12:03:19 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61EZAB7BYZL._SS500_.jpg)


 :-\

OMG!  :o
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on November 17, 2007, 12:07:32 PM
...is that Andrea Bocelli?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Papy Oli on November 17, 2007, 12:19:27 PM
clicky clicky (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Operas-Greatest-Drinking-Songs-Titus/dp/B000003FV4/ref=sr_1_40?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1195330689&sr=1-40)

£1.60 used...go for it  >:D

edit : how can i shorten the link to show just a clickable "link" ?  ???

edit : Cheers Lethe  :)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on November 17, 2007, 12:23:35 PM
edit : how can i shorten the link to show just a clickable "link" ?  ???

Code: [Select]
[url=thelinkgoeshere]the shortened text[/url]
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Papy Oli on November 17, 2007, 12:31:25 PM
another contender ?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41CES257VNL._AA240_.jpg)

and the track listing contains Carmina Burana.... go figure  ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: mahlertitan on November 19, 2007, 11:03:43 AM
(http://www.qualiton.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/039/039_741073.jpg)
(http://www.qualiton.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/286/286_40704.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on November 19, 2007, 02:02:19 PM
(http://www.qualiton.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/039/039_741073.jpg)
(http://www.qualiton.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/286/286_40704.jpg)

Hey, I like that bottom cover.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: pjme on November 20, 2007, 02:33:13 PM
(http://doggoneclassicalmusic.com/images/DGCM_mainpic.jpg)

how about this one....

BTW; I like Sandor Vegh's craggy face! A great conductor -  with real traits .

(http://www.papelenblanco.com/images/2007/09/wh-auden.jpg)

W.H.Auden's face is another good example : almost land art!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Peregrine on December 08, 2007, 07:14:24 AM
What were they doing with poor old Fluff (RIP), here:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41G4GPY1M4L._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Peregrine on December 16, 2007, 02:53:55 PM
(http://www.classicalcdexchange.co.uk/images/19491.jpg?osCsid=d6caac0934311ed5cf756b83228fe440)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on January 21, 2008, 09:02:57 PM
Not only is the design poorly done...but why is this girl hugging a giant cat paw?



(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/512Q184TMZL._SS500_.jpg)


Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on January 21, 2008, 09:12:44 PM
You'd think Supraphon would be a little better, but that awful piano recital disc isn't alone.  ;D

(http://cover6.cduniverse.com/MuzeAudioArt/450/453458.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Bonehelm on January 21, 2008, 09:30:24 PM
Lmao...this thread never fails to crack me up.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on January 21, 2008, 09:33:58 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51NF6VBHPBL._AA240_.jpg)

Ugh! That is just painful to behold.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on January 21, 2008, 10:23:01 PM
Ugh! That is just painful to behold.

;D It was probably made in paint, as it looks like it has jpeg artefacts all over it :-\
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: George on January 22, 2008, 07:18:31 AM
Not only is the design poorly done...but why is this girl hugging a giant cat paw?



(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/512Q184TMZL._SS500_.jpg)




Yeah, not what I would call "exposed." 
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: MishaK on January 25, 2008, 08:08:22 AM
Somebody at Spiegel must be reading GMG. Here is a glorious collection of derailments of good taste:

http://einestages.spiegel.de/static/authoralbumbackground/1291/aua_meine_augen.html

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on January 25, 2008, 08:26:28 AM
Aww, it included a few joke bands - serious bands looking stupid are much better ;D I'm very impressed that they managed to find a large scan of the Handsome Beasts cover, though. They are a good (and funny) band :P It's now my desktop wallpaper!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: маразм1 on January 25, 2008, 08:30:27 AM
Not only is the design poorly done...but why is this girl hugging a giant cat paw?



(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/512Q184TMZL._SS500_.jpg)




is a bear violating her?  lol
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on January 25, 2008, 08:33:24 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51G5E6XC1YL._SS500_.jpg)

Hope that's not a photo from the recording session...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: George on January 25, 2008, 08:37:40 AM

That cover is awesome, Corey!!

You really think it belongs here in this thread?

 :-\
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on January 25, 2008, 08:43:42 AM
That cover is awesome, Corey!!

You really think it belongs here in this thread?

 :-\

Hee! I don't know, maybe not. It's really just a cheesy concept rather than poor album design, but this thread seems to be a catch-all for both. Reminds me of an old Samantha Fox video where she's singing in a swimming pool (with a live microphone, no less).  :P
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: George on January 25, 2008, 08:58:45 AM
Hee! I don't know, maybe not. It's really just a cheesy concept rather than poor album design, but this thread seems to be a catch-all for both. Reminds me of an old Samantha Fox video where she's singing in a swimming pool (with a live microphone, no less).  :P

I can think of quite a few pop stars that I'd like to throw in a pool with live mics.  8)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brewski on January 25, 2008, 09:01:03 AM
That cover is awesome, Corey!!

You really think it belongs here in this thread?

 :-\

Ooh, I like that cover, too.  (Although I can certainly see why some wouldn't.)

--Bruce
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: George on January 25, 2008, 09:03:52 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51G5E6XC1YL._SS500_.jpg)(http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/6528.jpg)


Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brewski on January 25, 2008, 09:08:58 AM
(I freely admit that the repertoire on that CD is as appealing as the cover.  ;D)

But design-wise, it's quite well-done.  Meyer's knees, the lines on the pool floor and the reflections above all converge in a big "X" in the center.  Actually quite a fine photograph, just on its own.

--Bruce
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: BorisG on January 25, 2008, 01:59:36 PM
Apex, Arte Nova, Testament are consistently bad.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: MishaK on January 25, 2008, 02:01:03 PM
Apex, Arte Nova, Testament are consistently bad.

What's wrong with the historic photos on Testament covers?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Don on January 25, 2008, 02:09:01 PM
Apex, Arte Nova, Testament are consistently bad.

I agree about Testament, but Arte Nova covers are now quite attractive.  The cover below is just one example of many dozens.  Concerning Testament, I find their covers washed-out and have the look of "cheap" all over them.  Apex covers are okay.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on January 25, 2008, 02:56:33 PM
Apex, Arte Nova, Testament are consistently bad.
What! I love the Arte Nova covers.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/517W5ON3Z6L._SS500_.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61GFX59YFYL._SS500_.jpg)

They're just beautiful!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Novi on January 25, 2008, 03:07:34 PM
What! I love the Arte Nova covers.
They're just beautiful!

Yep, me too

I like this one:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/414KGQ05XGL._AA240_.jpg)

Back on topic:

Some of these Trio sets are quite quaint, if somewhat random, but this one is just naff, if not down right insulting:
 
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5100MW6SCSL._AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on January 25, 2008, 03:11:39 PM
I can understand the issues with Testament's covers, I also don't like them. An example of why:

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/a5/20/948b793509a0197510bd2110.L.jpg)

The way they cut out the images and place them over a cheap looking gradient looks bad, and even worse in some such as this, when ones with significantly different looking depths are combined (the woman's photo looks flat next to the man, and together they seem to inhabit different dimensions). They also have a bad habit of tinting the photographs slightly, which when combined with a lurid background gradient produces unpleasant effects:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51B66DBEAWL._AA240_.jpg)

The logo is also not ideal... An example of them doing it slightly better without as aggressive cutting out, and no gradient (the fancy font is nice as well):

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/515W-SHC41L._AA240_.jpg)

This one is the best, simply because it's a full photograph for once:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51AQ-cYoLvL._AA240_.jpg)

Still marred by the logos, but much better overall.

(It takes an immensely sad person to make such a lengthy commentry on a damn label's cover design  :-X ;D)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Haffner on January 25, 2008, 04:33:23 PM
Bleh
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: MishaK on January 25, 2008, 07:13:47 PM
We have a winner.  ::)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: M forever on January 25, 2008, 07:53:05 PM
What about this? Doesn't this look really bad?

(http://shop.castleclassics.co.uk/acatalog/V4937.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Gustav on January 25, 2008, 07:58:54 PM
Bleh

I think we have a winner here.

Btw, isn't that cover also somewhat "X-rated"? Isn't it a bit too late for the "Parental Advisory" warning?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on January 25, 2008, 08:51:48 PM
Apex, Arte Nova, Testament are consistently bad.

What is wrong with these?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/316J8qW7kEL._AA240_.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51uiLGbzgeL._AA240_.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51B1VF5KMDL._AA240_.jpg)

They look better than Naxos's covers.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on January 25, 2008, 08:54:27 PM
Some of these Trio sets are quite quaint, if somewhat random, but this one is just naff, if not down right insulting:
 
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5100MW6SCSL._AA240_.jpg)

What is insulting about it? Shostakovich is a Russian composer. Those are Russian dolls. It's better than the faux-Cyrillic on most covers of DSCH recordings.  ::)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on January 25, 2008, 08:59:26 PM
I can understand the issues with Testament's covers, I also don't like them. An example of why:

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/a5/20/948b793509a0197510bd2110.L.jpg)

The way they cut out the images and place them over a cheap looking gradient looks bad, and even worse in some such as this, when ones with significantly different looking depths are combined (the woman's photo looks flat next to the man, and together they seem to inhabit different dimensions).

I dunno....

There's a certain 'rightness' to this cover that if you knew the libretto you'd probably appreciate (although you might know it...just guessing).

Everything is enshrouded in a kind of dankness, giving a claustrophobic feel to the story. It's sullen, misty, half-lit...

Overall, though, I'm in favor Testament's covers. Understated, for the most part, and sort of elementary.



Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on January 26, 2008, 02:56:00 AM
What about this? Doesn't this look really bad?

(http://shop.castleclassics.co.uk/acatalog/V4937.jpg)

The choice of picture is silly (and also pretentious). I love this cover from the same label, though:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/510GQ4M2GHL._AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: M forever on January 26, 2008, 10:23:31 AM
But what does it have to do with Bruckner or the artists?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on January 26, 2008, 10:31:42 AM
But what does it have to do with Bruckner or the artists?

Nothing - it's just pretty (I suppose someone could suggest that the big train represents Bruckner's orchestral "power", but that would be BS IMO). Admittedly using a CD cover as some kind of photographic showcase is strange when I think about it, but it does tend to get repetitive seeing the same composer portraits, or even conductor photographs (eg I've seen Gunter Wand from 20 different front angles, all of them much the same) all the time, so mixing it up a little can be fun, in my view anyway.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on January 26, 2008, 10:51:57 AM
Yep, me too

I like this one:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/414KGQ05XGL._AA240_.jpg)

Back on topic:
Wow; I would consider buying that one just to have the photograph on my shelf.


They look better than Naxos's covers.
Really now?

(http://www.naxosdirect.com/templates/shared/images/titles/largest/636943932827.jpg)


And my obligatory Bad Cover Art image (or, Why You Shouldn't Declare a Winner Until All the Votes Are In):

(http://einestages.spiegel.de/hund-images/2008/01/23/55/92602213db9c858044163c65af309645_image_document_large.jpg)

from the link posted a couple pages ago.  ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on January 26, 2008, 10:57:42 AM
Really now?

(http://www.naxosdirect.com/templates/shared/images/titles/largest/636943932827.jpg)

Which one of those is Joan?  ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on January 26, 2008, 11:00:23 AM
Which one of those is Joan?  ;D
Oooh, nice.  ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on January 26, 2008, 11:01:59 AM
Oooh, nice.  ;D

It would have been perfect if they had superimposed a photo of Joan to make it look like she was as tall as one of the towers. She would also be wrapped in an American flag.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on January 26, 2008, 11:16:54 AM
It would have been perfect if they had superimposed a photo of Joan to make it look like she was as tall as one of the towers. She would also be wrapped in an American flag.
;D ;D I only have MS Paint, not Photoshop, so I apologize for the meager effort, but...

(http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/4065/madeinamericaif7.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brewski on January 26, 2008, 11:28:09 AM
Now that made me laugh out loud, Brian.  Love the *footnote... ;D

I also like Arte Nova's covers...the Carter one below is a favorite. Naxos seems to be getting better, but not consistently.  This one of Véronique Gens doing Canteloube is lovely.

(http://www.starzik.com/chanson_thumb.php?ID=1133850&H=183&W=183)

--Bruce
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Novi on January 26, 2008, 11:46:19 AM
What is insulting about it? Shostakovich is a Russian composer. Those are Russian dolls. It's better than the faux-Cyrillic on most covers of DSCH recordings.  ::)

Hey Corey. I guess it's that glib 'touristy' association of ideas that I don't like. Russian composer? What should we put on the cover? Something Russian? I know! What about Russian dolls! Poulenc? How about three baguettes? A Lang Lang recital? What about a pair of chopsticks? ;D

I came acrosss this Philips series recently. There are a whole lot of them, 'Rachmaninoff for a Rainy Day,' 'Baroque at Bathtime: A Relaxing Serenade to Wash Your Cares Away,' 'Mozart for Massage' etc but I thought these two had the funniest covers:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51R491JJ16L._AA240_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31q3HDz94eL._AA130_.jpg)

Kind of like '101 uses for Mozart ...' And here I was just listening to those darn things. I wonder if Philips is taking the piss :D.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on January 26, 2008, 11:52:13 AM
I await Vaughan Williams for Vivisection...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on January 26, 2008, 11:53:09 AM
;D ;D I only have MS Paint, not Photoshop, so I apologize for the meager effort, but...

(http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/4065/madeinamericaif7.jpg)

 :D :D :D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on January 26, 2008, 11:55:42 AM
Hey Corey. I guess it's that glib 'touristy' association of ideas that I don't like. Russian composer? What should we put on the cover? Something Russian? I know! What about Russian dolls! Poulenc? How about three baguettes? A Lang Lang recital? What about a pair of chopsticks? ;D

You're right, I was just feeling argumentative. They usually stick to more generic objects, like mushrooms or jewels.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: gomro on January 26, 2008, 05:49:21 PM
As much as I revere Albany Records for bringing us a lot of unique albums, their art director is certain death. Take this one, for instance:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21GCNSTTDDL._AA130_.jpg)
Not even an interesting font, and that photo! It looks like the cover was left in the hands of Bazelon's worst enemy, who of course did all he could to dissuade potential buyers.
Or how about:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51LiLQLF0OL._SS500_.jpg)

The picture is trying to hint at Horwood's Amusement Park Suite and National Park Suite, but it looks like Godzilla vaporized half of Coney Island.

And Don Gillis wasn't a major composer, but he deserves better than this:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21Kl3QD7s0L._AA130_.jpg)

That's "YeeeeHaaaaa!!!" coming out of the ladies ear, or mouth, or something. Even Amazon recognizes the dreariness of this and the Bazelon: there was no closeup available!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: M forever on January 27, 2008, 12:36:09 AM
How about this? I just saw this in another thread. I think it's pretty bad.

(http://www.iclassics.com/content/assets/selection/19/18380E.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on January 27, 2008, 05:34:23 AM
He looks like he's having a fit :-X
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Maciek on February 21, 2008, 09:49:22 PM
Browsing the dregs of Amazon for a bargain can be a disturbing experience...

Have to agree.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61F54tucJVL._AA280_.jpg)

Eeek.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: BorisG on February 22, 2008, 08:27:54 AM
EMI Triples covers are boring. At first impulse-buying glance, these covers do not entice.
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31P%2BF-kSW2L._SS400_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on February 22, 2008, 09:27:08 AM
EMI Triples covers are boring. At first impulse-buying glance, these covers do not entice.
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31P%2BF-kSW2L._SS400_.jpg)
You mean you don't like how it says "3CD", "three", "EMI Triples", and has a big 3 and a little 3? You think that's ... repetitive? ;D ;D Although I must say, $3 would be a nice price to match.  :)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: head-case on February 22, 2008, 09:40:54 AM
You mean you don't like how it says "3CD", "three", "EMI Triples", and has a big 3 and a little 3? You think that's ... repetitive? ;D ;D Although I must say, $3 would be a nice price to match.  :)
Hmm, and it only took them several years to come up with something to match the Universal Triple series.  They must have had their marketing specialists working 7 days a week to come up with this.   8)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: vandermolen on February 22, 2008, 09:41:40 AM
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/images/B000068PMF/sr=1-2/qid=1203701932/ref=dp_image_text_0?ie=UTF8&n=229816&s=music&qid=1203701932&sr=1-2


Link takes you to a photo of Vaughan Williams looking like the craters of the Moon.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: epicous on February 22, 2008, 09:47:51 AM
Look at this:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61E6nZ5rsAL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Haffner on February 22, 2008, 11:38:11 AM
Look at this:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61E6nZ5rsAL._SS500_.jpg)




Can't wait to miss that one!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on February 22, 2008, 12:07:01 PM
Look at this:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61E6nZ5rsAL._SS500_.jpg)
Kansas City!?  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Solitary Wanderer on February 22, 2008, 12:33:25 PM
How about this? I just saw this in another thread. I think it's pretty bad.

(http://www.iclassics.com/content/assets/selection/19/18380E.jpg)

Yeah, I posted that and its pretty bad. [Great music though]

In fact theres a whole series of them!

'We've completely run out of ideas!'


(http://www.iclassics.com/content/assets/selection/59/58512E.jpg)

(http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2002/July02/Haydn_schopfungmesse_harmoniemesse_gardiner.jpg)

(http://www.iclassics.com/content/assets/selection/19/18380E.jpg)

(http://www.iclassics.com/content/assets/selection/48/47057E.jpg)

'Okay, look down at the chair - good. Now look at me - good. Okay now wave your arms in the air!'  ;)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Mozart on April 20, 2008, 09:32:51 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61EZAB7BYZL._SS500_.jpg)


 :-\

Im glad I wasnt drinking anything!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: M forever on April 22, 2008, 12:40:54 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41gi9a1nGjL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

Rattle is one ugly dude, he actually looks like the reptile my roommate has in her terrarium, apart from the curls, of course (if the reptile wore a grey curly wig, it would look exactly like him though), but that shouldn't matter - musical quality (or the lack thereof) should be the decisive factors. Still, do they have to advertise his ugliness in this way?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Don on April 22, 2008, 12:46:19 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41gi9a1nGjL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

Rattle is one ugly dude, he actually looks like the reptile my roommate has in her terrarium, apart from the curls, of course (if the reptile wore a grey curly wig, it would look exactly like him though), but that shouldn't matter - musical quality (or the lack thereof) should be the decisive factors. Still, do they have to advertise his ugliness in this way?

I don't find him ugly, but his color is terrible (looks like a corpse).  He just needs an extreme makeover.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: MN Dave on April 22, 2008, 12:46:56 PM
He just looks British to me.  ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: M forever on April 22, 2008, 12:53:34 PM
OK, yes, that explains it  :D 0:) >:D $:) :-X ::) ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on April 28, 2008, 03:50:00 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51W34J5X68L._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: MN Dave on April 28, 2008, 03:50:53 PM
That's not so bad.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: George on April 28, 2008, 05:46:58 PM
That's not so bad.

I especially love Salieri fading into the woodwork.  ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on April 28, 2008, 05:54:10 PM
I especially love Salieri fading into the woodwork.  ;D

Possible caption: The opera house is falling down. The ghost of Salieri is mildly displeased.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: маразм1 on July 07, 2008, 04:43:07 AM
haha
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: маразм1 on July 07, 2008, 04:51:35 AM
http://lpcoverlover.com/category/real-people-with-real-problems/      ugh!  this is truly f'ed up!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Hector on July 07, 2008, 05:29:32 AM
haha

What does laughing at these unfortunate people do for you?

Boost your deflated ego or just make you feel physically superior or something else, perhaps?

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on July 24, 2008, 06:03:57 AM
Ignoring the subject (which the kitsch art is disrespecting more than me, anyway) this is one of the most hilarious classical CD covers I've yet to encounter:

(http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/5549/20080416kilarsemptemberow7.jpg)

An amazingly terrible concept coupled with an amazingly terrible 'shop, with some deeply uninspired graphic design thrown in for good measure.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Renfield on July 25, 2008, 04:08:59 AM
I resolved to reserve from posting until tomorrow, on account of how tired I am right now, but that is horrible. Ghastly; horrific!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Wanderer on July 25, 2008, 05:38:27 AM
(http://www.europadisc.co.uk/thumb/phpThumb.php?src=../images/products/1215524359_1774850.jpg&w=190&h=190&zc=1)

"Behold, lowly pianists, I, too, have five fingers (per hand), so, my immeasurable talent and extraordinary hairstyle and fashion sense aside, I'm just a normal person, just like you...only better!"
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: knight66 on July 25, 2008, 05:52:31 AM
He is so good, they named him twice.

Mike
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Keemun on July 25, 2008, 06:08:01 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51QbD%2B5aKwL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)

Adding insult to injury, of the 21 tracks, only six are J.S. Bach, one is C.P.E. Bach, and the rest are other composers whose surnames are not Bach.  ::)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on August 14, 2008, 06:18:16 PM
(http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/7281/schw2.jpg)

Wut?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Renfield on August 20, 2008, 01:32:30 AM
Wut?

Exactly. :P
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: orbital on August 20, 2008, 01:53:58 AM
(http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/7281/schw2.jpg)

Wut?
:D That is funny. Allow me to translate:

The title Seçmece Balkan: Balkan Selection.
Komşuda pişer, bize de düşer: That is a Turkish expression meaning "we can benefit from what goes around us". Literal translation would be: It [food] is cooked by/at our neighbors, but we do get a piece of it.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: pjme on August 20, 2008, 11:16:32 AM
(http://bp2.blogger.com/_-Wjc2NhMAU4/RjuEVCE9xxI/AAAAAAAAACU/vAypSEDEVlU/s200/2.jpg)

I'm sure we've seen this on the old Forum...but still, such a classic deserves a second serving. I love the sweater.

However, in Belgium anno 1972....a song for all mothers!

(http://blogsimages.skynet.be/images/003/124/779_cb167887d18b6506d0c5fda7b44ca3c6.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: pjme on August 20, 2008, 11:23:23 AM
Flemish treasures!  ;D ;D

(http://blogsimages.skynet.be/images/003/120/071_48614872967cd9fc014ba687542cfb83.jpg)

(http://blogsimages.skynet.be/images/003/107/055_b0abfc0850a7fcbcb17a2d6fce71b0b3.jpg)

(http://blogsimages.skynet.be/images/003/096/233_fb75d3311af9a96024f94014b8ff788e.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brewski on August 20, 2008, 11:37:17 AM
(http://bp2.blogger.com/_-Wjc2NhMAU4/RjuEVCE9xxI/AAAAAAAAACU/vAypSEDEVlU/s200/2.jpg)

This thread always has the best visuals...and the above is as fine an example as any.  Somehow I missed it if it was posted before, so thanks, Peter.  What was she thinking?

--Bruce
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: knight66 on August 20, 2008, 11:38:44 AM
Never mind that Bruce; what was the art department thinking?

Mike
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: pjme on August 20, 2008, 11:40:28 AM
(http://blogsimages.skynet.be/images_v2/002/616/433/20080430/dyn008_original_437_452_pjpeg_2616433_ab48b844711ed5508dd9da479ee397b2.jpg)

Jetty Gitari !

(http://www.muziekarchief.be/thumbnails/carrierdata_4204.jpg)

Francis Bay & his orchestra!

(http://www.muziekarchief.be/thumbnails/carrierdata_19311.jpg)

La Esterella!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: pjme on August 20, 2008, 11:41:54 AM
This thread always has the best visuals...and the above is as fine an example as any.  Somehow I missed it if it was posted before, so thanks, Peter.  What was she thinking?

--Bruce

"How dare Birgit Nilson sing electra!"
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brewski on August 20, 2008, 11:54:11 AM
Never mind that Bruce; what was the art department thinking?

Mike

 ;D

"How dare Birgit Nilson sing electra!"

 ;D  ;D

And that Jetty Gitari is pretty appalling, too...who's that woman...and the dog?

--Bruce
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: pjme on August 20, 2008, 12:24:02 PM
Bruce, I'll try to explain... It's all about ( usually well meant) kitsch, of course.Jetty Gitari was a VERY VERY local "chanteuse" ( she died 2 or 3 years ago). I know very little about her, but let's say that after a brief stint in Flemish show bizz, she opened a café/bar near military barracks and was "like a mother" to her boys.

As for most of these singers,choosing a "nom d'artiste" was obligatory. "Jeanneke De Keukeleire", "Jef Van Quickenborne" or " Gerda Van Uytersprot" are hardly names to start a career with ..when Catharina Valente, Peggy Lee and Frank Sinatra were ..errr,your rolemodel or ..adversary!

So many Ricky Gordon's, Johnny West's and Vicky Valero's tried to do their best - now singing in English, then in French or Flemish. Most of it is just boorish rock or straightforward hoompah - with a good deal of tearjerkers thrown in ( Don't leave mommy alone, Stop drinking now, Grandpa died, Red roses..) and the odd excursion into exotica : Hawaii, Mexico... the Alps and the Cote d'Azur!!

We have a few greats : Bobbejaan Schoepen ( a whistling cowboy, now at 80 making a come back!), Belgo-Italian Rocco Granata ( of "Marina " fame, now a serious producer), and young star Laura Lynn who will save the Flemish 'Schlager" all alone!

Holland's "Zangeres zonder naam" (The singer without a name!) is the godmother of them all.

(http://i1.ebayimg.com/04/i/000/db/1b/3b4e_2.JPG)

Peter



Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brewski on August 20, 2008, 12:33:16 PM
All most interesting...thanks.  (And another zinger in that last cover, too.  ;D)

--Bruce
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: pjme on August 20, 2008, 12:35:32 PM
 ::) ::) ::)


(http://rockerries.web-log.nl/mijn_weblog/images/front_84.jpg)

(http://www.webdjsitalodisco.ch/Vinilcovers/Rocco-Marina.jpg)

(http://www.vtm.be/promo/gfx/laura_lynn_betoverd_affiche.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on August 20, 2008, 06:14:11 PM
(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n213/svlove1/flytotherainbow.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: DavidRoss on August 20, 2008, 06:28:12 PM
Flemish treasures!  ;D ;D
(http://blogsimages.skynet.be/images/003/096/233_fb75d3311af9a96024f94014b8ff788e.jpg)
Magnifico!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: DavidRoss on August 20, 2008, 06:39:58 PM
Was that meant to be this, Corey?
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/ae/Scorpions-Fly_To_The_Rainbow.jpg/200px-Scorpions-Fly_To_The_Rainbow.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on August 20, 2008, 07:04:08 PM
Was that meant to be this, Corey?
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/ae/Scorpions-Fly_To_The_Rainbow.jpg/200px-Scorpions-Fly_To_The_Rainbow.jpg)

Grah, yes. Serves me right for being too lazy to upload it to my Photobucket.  ::)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on August 20, 2008, 08:08:38 PM
(http://blogsimages.skynet.be/images_v2/002/616/433/20080430/dyn008_original_437_452_pjpeg_2616433_ab48b844711ed5508dd9da479ee397b2.jpg)




Are those all of her sons?





Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: pjme on August 20, 2008, 09:02:07 PM
 ;D Of course, Belgian women are known for extremely high fertility levels!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on August 21, 2008, 05:24:58 AM
I did not take the time to see if this has been mentioned in the last 15 pages, so...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51itM6qddSL._SS400_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Renfield on August 21, 2008, 06:59:59 AM
I did not take the time to see if this has been mentioned in the last 15 pages, so...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51itM6qddSL._SS400_.jpg)

Didn't I use the "O_o;" emoticon already? Regardless, it certainly applies here. Ouch!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on August 21, 2008, 07:10:36 AM
Didn't I use the "O_o;" emoticon already? [/i]

What does that emoticon signify? Kindly enlighten.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on August 21, 2008, 08:46:19 AM
What does that emoticon signify? Kindly enlighten.
O_o implies that one eye is considerably larger than the other, as a result of a facial expression signifying suspicion, disgust, or extreme discomfort with the object of the gaze.

Here is a very mild case of O_o in action:

(http://carboncopy.hobix.com/archives/4%20disgust.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on August 21, 2008, 09:09:13 AM
O_o implies that one eye is considerably larger than the other, as a result of a facial expression signifying suspicion, disgust, or extreme discomfort with the object of the gaze.

Thanks, Brian, I suspected it was so. But the semi-colon in Reinfield's post had me confused.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on August 21, 2008, 09:42:25 AM
Thanks, Brian, I suspected it was so. But the semi-colon in Reinfield's post had me confused.

The semicolon is an anime thing; implies frustration, embarrassment, or general "ugh"-ness.

(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/crusherdrop.gif)

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on August 21, 2008, 09:47:13 AM
Ah. Thanks for clarifying that. :)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Renfield on August 21, 2008, 12:02:15 PM
The semicolon is an anime thing; implies frustration, embarrassment, or general "ugh"-ness.

(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/crusherdrop.gif)



Indeed, it is exactly this.


Most of the text-based emoticons I use (if ever) are drawn from Japanese anime expressions, mostly because of how visceral (and thus illustrative) some of them can be! Apologies if I confused you, opus67. :)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on August 22, 2008, 05:51:28 AM
Most of the text-based emoticons I use (if ever) are drawn from Japanese anime expressions, mostly because of how visceral (and thus illustrative) some of them can be! Apologies if I confused you, opus67. :)

Not a problem. Hey, I learnt something new thanks to you! :)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: vandermolen on August 29, 2008, 03:39:29 AM
Nicolai Yakovelich would not have approved:

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on August 29, 2008, 05:07:55 AM
I usually like the covers by that label, but sometimes they can be horribly off the mark.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51tfaB03IcL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on August 29, 2008, 05:34:06 AM
Hehe, it's too easy to mock Arte Nova's super pretentious covers 0:)

(http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/457/image3jv9.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: karlhenning on August 29, 2008, 05:52:02 AM
I little knew to what use you would put my picture, Sara . . . .
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on September 02, 2008, 08:17:31 PM
I might move this one to the "Best CD artwork" thread...

(http://www.emusic.com/music/images/album/279/112/700/11270089/600x600.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Drasko on September 03, 2008, 02:38:43 AM
(http://www.mdt.co.uk/public/pictures/products/standard/CRC2246.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: M forever on September 03, 2008, 02:26:06 PM
I see Bach and Liszt on the left, but who are the other two? Is the one on the far right supposed to be Wagner?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on September 03, 2008, 02:36:15 PM
I see Bach and Liszt on the left, but who are the other two? Is the one on the far right supposed to be Wagner?

The 3rd guy looks like Sibelius with Wagner's nose and some facial hair... bizarre. Wagner on an organ disc would also be pretty odd, I wonder why he was picked over more rational choices...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Drasko on September 03, 2008, 03:18:34 PM
http://www.amazon.ca/Monuments-of-Germanic-Music/dp/B0000057Y9 (http://www.amazon.ca/Monuments-of-Germanic-Music/dp/B0000057Y9)

According to this, Germanic monument on the right is indeed Richard Wagner and the gentleman with monumental nose and moustache is none other than Sigfrid Karg-Elert.

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on September 03, 2008, 03:59:11 PM
the gentleman with monumental nose and moustache is none other than Sigfrid Karg-Elert.

Damn, it was so obvious 0:)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on September 25, 2008, 09:32:42 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VEHxzyHxL._SS400_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Bulldog on September 25, 2008, 09:38:54 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VEHxzyHxL._SS400_.jpg)

I like that cover.  What bothers you about it?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on September 25, 2008, 09:44:21 AM
Without the violin (or maybe even with it), I'd usually associate that picture with fashion photography/modelling, or something along those lines. The picture as such may not be bad, but I don't see how that connects with the music.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Bulldog on September 25, 2008, 09:53:09 AM
Without the violin (or maybe even with it), I'd usually associate that picture with fashion photography/modelling, or something along those lines. The picture as such may not be bad, but I don't see how that connects with the music.

Okay, you want covers that are in sync with the musical content.  I want covers that attract me, and the St. John cover does just that.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on September 25, 2008, 09:57:52 AM
It's better than another infamous cover of hers.

(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/LaraStJohn.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Bulldog on September 25, 2008, 09:59:49 AM
It's better than another infamous cover of hers.

(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/LaraStJohn.jpg)

Agreed.  That earlier cover has a kiddie-porn aesthetic to it and looks washed-out as well.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on September 25, 2008, 10:10:24 AM
It's better than another infamous cover of hers.

Yup. That CD was listed on Amazon as well, but I remembered someone had commented about it earlier (here or, probably, some other forum), so I didn't bother posting that.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on September 25, 2008, 11:29:06 AM
Agreed.  That earlier cover has a kiddie-porn aesthetic to it and looks washed-out as well.
Actually, I prefer the earlier cover; in the new one she looks both really angry and really ugly. And the wind is not flattering her either...it just looks astoundingly amateurish and creepy.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Bulldog on September 25, 2008, 11:34:58 AM
Actually, I prefer the earlier cover; in the new one she looks both really angry and really ugly. And the wind is not flattering her either...it just looks astoundingly amateurish and creepy.

I gave the cover another look - still enjoy it.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: adamdavid80 on September 30, 2008, 06:04:44 PM
Gustav and Sir Adrian must be rolling in their graves...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/Indysolo/WGS-8126a.jpg)

Last place I'd ever expect to find a crotch shot!  :o



This cover is fucking AWESOME!!!!  I'll take twelve!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: MishaK on October 02, 2008, 07:32:06 AM
This cover is fucking AWESOME!!!!  I'll take twelve!

I almost regret not buying it when I saw a copy of this a few weeks ago at my local used record store.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: adamdavid80 on October 02, 2008, 08:51:05 AM
I almost regret not buying it when I saw a copy of this a few weeks ago at my local used record store.

"Almost?????""    >:(

What a missed opportunity!!  This is death-bed regret level!!!   :)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on October 02, 2008, 09:33:40 AM
I almost regret not buying it when I saw a copy of this a few weeks ago at my local used record store.
I DID buy it, last night. Did some Google searching, found a used copy on a record shop's website for $6, and ordered it.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: scarpia on October 02, 2008, 09:55:10 AM
Without the violin (or maybe even with it), I'd usually associate that picture with fashion photography/modelling, or something along those lines. The picture as such may not be bad, but I don't see how that connects with the music.

How about he fact that it is a photograph of the performer?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: adamdavid80 on October 02, 2008, 10:11:36 AM
I DID buy it, last night. Did some Google searching, found a used copy on a record shop's website for $6, and ordered it.  ;D ;D

Win-win!  You get the acest of ace album jackets in existence, AND assist in keeping the economy afloat!  On behalf of the American people, thanks you!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on October 03, 2008, 05:31:24 AM
Win-win!  You get the acest of ace album jackets in existence, AND assist in keeping the economy afloat!  On behalf of the American people, thanks you!
And the record shop was in Scranton - Joe Biden's "neighborhood"  ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: M forever on October 03, 2008, 08:33:00 PM
On behalf of the American people, thanks you!

On behalf of Brian, you is welcomes!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: adamdavid80 on October 04, 2008, 05:16:41 AM
On behalf of Brian, you is welcomes!

i deserved that.    ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: knight66 on October 07, 2008, 10:41:05 AM
Holy Draft Excluders!

(http://lpcoverlover.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/img_2317-498x500.jpg)

Mike
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brewski on October 07, 2008, 10:45:18 AM
Now that one just made me burst out laughing...

Perhaps they should model for a CD of string trios, e.g., Beethoven Use Me.  ;D

--Bruce
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: knight66 on October 07, 2008, 11:03:00 AM
Or Rosenkavalier, or Cosi fan Tutti...Perhaps they are the three Norns. I could imagine them tatting.

Mike
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: pjme on October 07, 2008, 11:16:02 AM
 :D ;D :D really a true classic. !

But the ozone layer does NOT approve....!

I'm scanning some photographs from a great little book "Bad hair" - Great Britain ca 1965-1975....You'll be amazed!

Peter
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Jay F on October 07, 2008, 11:17:24 AM
Holy Draft Excluders!

(http://lpcoverlover.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/img_2317-498x500.jpg)

Mike

OMFG. The one on the right is a guy, isn't he?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brewski on October 07, 2008, 11:22:29 AM
OMFG. The one on the right is a guy, isn't he?

*still laughing*

Does sort of look like it, doesn't it!

--Bruce
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: knight66 on October 07, 2008, 11:23:10 AM
I think the one on the right is Stephen Fry

(http://re3.yt-thm-a01.yimg.com/image/25/m2/2105685780)

Mike
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: pjme on October 07, 2008, 12:08:44 PM
From London, with love!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: pjme on October 07, 2008, 12:14:44 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: pjme on October 07, 2008, 12:15:26 PM
 ::)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: pjme on October 07, 2008, 12:16:19 PM
 0:)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brewski on October 07, 2008, 12:32:47 PM
Well Peter, with those you may have just created a new Ring cycle.  ;D

--Bruce
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on October 07, 2008, 01:28:52 PM
Holy Draft Excluders!

(http://lpcoverlover.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/img_2317-498x500.jpg)

Mike

The Three Graces. I don't envy Paris.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on October 07, 2008, 01:36:30 PM
I DID buy it, last night. Did some Google searching, found a used copy on a record shop's website for $6, and ordered it.  ;D ;D
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

The record shop sent me a reissue of the original album, but with a boring cover! Nooooooooooooooooooooooo! I am not in possession of the Holst Planets LP with the two morons in space costumes on the cover!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: adamdavid80 on October 07, 2008, 02:04:23 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

The record shop sent me a reissue of the original album, but with a boring cover! Nooooooooooooooooooooooo! I am not in possession of the Holst Planets LP with the two morons in space costumes on the cover!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hunt them down and kill them.  Post-haste.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on October 07, 2008, 02:06:19 PM
Hunt them down and kill them.  Post-haste.
I know!
Now how am I going to decorate the apartment?!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Haffner on October 07, 2008, 02:16:35 PM
OMFG. The one on the right is a guy, isn't he?



You mean, they're not ALL guys  :o?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on October 07, 2008, 03:01:39 PM
(http://image.wetpaint.com/image/1/jqUxW_TM16eBoaxb4a3nNw43717/GW302H327)(http://image.wetpaint.com/image/1/0-BmUMTF2GJhbRe5TiTiFg158446/GW350H357)                 (http://image.wetpaint.com/image/1/w5Qy57eJ99Bk8BtqjAYHAw71188/GW350H352)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Haffner on October 07, 2008, 03:03:03 PM
(http://image.wetpaint.com/image/1/jqUxW_TM16eBoaxb4a3nNw43717/GW302H327)(http://image.wetpaint.com/image/1/0-BmUMTF2GJhbRe5TiTiFg158446/GW350H357)                 (http://image.wetpaint.com/image/1/w5Qy57eJ99Bk8BtqjAYHAw71188/GW350H352)



EEEEEEK!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: adamdavid80 on October 07, 2008, 05:53:48 PM
I know!
Now how am I going to decorate the apartment?!

You could use the print-outs of the decline of my stock portfolio and 401K as wallpaper...decorative AND ironic!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Jay F on October 07, 2008, 07:01:51 PM
You could use the print-outs of the decline of my stock portfolio and 401K as wallpaper...decorative AND ironic!

Why "ironic"?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: M forever on October 07, 2008, 10:44:39 PM
One of the potentially worst LP covers in the history of classical music never happened. As Richard Osborne relates in his Karajan biography, when he recorded an album of Prussian and Austrian marches with the winds of the BP for DG, the conductor and former NSDAP member came up with the idea to show a burning swastika rolling down a steep hill on the cover. The idea behind this was apparently to express, in the spirit of the time (that was in the 70s) with its highly critical attitude towards the not so distant NS past, how militarism had led into the catastrophe of the dictatorship and WWII. Fortunately (or unfortunately?), DG talked him out of this idea and to avoid the militarist connotations of the music, they showed a row of marching tin soldiers on the cover.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: adamdavid80 on October 08, 2008, 07:01:15 AM
Why "ironic"?

because this was the money that was set aside to fund my early retirement, that seemed not entirely unimpossible a year ago (meaning, not likely, but it was certainly accruing and generating numbers).  I would have been better off spending that money on a trip to Vienna or whatever, since it's now non-existant. 

The conventional wisdom is always you'll never regret buying a home or putting money in your company 401k program.  And, historically, that was true. 

But history can sometimes burp.  Or, in this case, vomit.  Phooey. 

Back to funny album jackets!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Jay F on October 08, 2008, 07:07:39 AM
because this was the money that was set aside to fund my early retirement, that seemed not entirely unimpossible a year ago (meaning, not likely, but it was certainly accruing and generating numbers).  I would have been better off spending that money on a trip to Vienna or whatever, since it's now non-existant. 

The conventional wisdom is always you'll never regret buying a home or putting money in your company 401k program.  And, historically, that was true. 

But history can sometimes burp.  Or, in this case, vomit.  Phooey. 

Back to funny album jackets!

That's not irony, Alanis, just bad luck. (Sorry to hear it, though.)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: adamdavid80 on October 08, 2008, 07:18:00 AM
That's not irony, Alanis, just bad luck. (Sorry to hear it, though.)

Great.  First I'm broke, now I'm being compared to Alanis Morrisette.  Still, better that than Paris Hilton and Britney Spears.  Take that, Barack!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: MDL on October 08, 2008, 08:33:40 AM
Holy Draft Excluders!

(http://lpcoverlover.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/img_2317-498x500.jpg)

Mike

Holy Draft Excluders indeed! I'm going to make this one my wallpaper at work.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: knight66 on October 08, 2008, 08:58:05 AM
MDL, I do think that looking at that image for too long would be detrimental to your wellbeing. It could turn you to excessive consumption of lager and public micturition....and who knows what then!

Mike
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: MDL on October 08, 2008, 09:14:57 AM
MDL, I do think that looking at that image for too long would be detrimental to your wellbeing. It could turn you to excessive consumption of lager and public micturition....and who knows what then!

Mike

You're right. I had to replace it. It was freaking me out. Maybe I should do a bit of work instead of staring at my wallpaper. Or arsing around on GMG, for that matter...   :(
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: knight66 on October 08, 2008, 09:20:15 AM
My work is done; my task is o'er. Another one SAVED.

Mike
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: The new erato on October 08, 2008, 02:27:12 PM
(http://image.wetpaint.com/image/1/jqUxW_TM16eBoaxb4a3nNw43717/GW302H327)(http://image.wetpaint.com/image/1/0-BmUMTF2GJhbRe5TiTiFg158446/GW350H357)                 (http://image.wetpaint.com/image/1/w5Qy57eJ99Bk8BtqjAYHAw71188/GW350H352)
At least the Brailettes probably never saw the cover and can be to some extent excused.....
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Wanderer on October 18, 2008, 09:46:55 AM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_FPpiWNARTt4/SPdW-ZHg4-I/AAAAAAAAFV8/PiKKF9m55Cc/s1600/innocentear.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: M forever on October 23, 2008, 02:37:28 PM
This is pretty sad:
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on October 23, 2008, 02:48:15 PM
(http://cdn.pe.recordcup.com/img/575_b.jpg)  (http://cdn.pe.recordcup.com/img/574_b.jpg)  (http://cdn.pe.recordcup.com/img/565_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: MISHUGINA on October 24, 2008, 03:18:52 AM
This is pretty sad:

That kicked ass.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Archaic Torso of Apollo on October 24, 2008, 04:02:14 AM
I just got this disc and it rocks. But why did they have to make poor Pletnev's face look so sickly and diseased?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/316ZDA1ZB6L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Hector on October 24, 2008, 05:47:13 AM
http://cdn.pe.recordcup.com/img/565_b.jpg[/img]

What is he doing? Playing it or playing with it?

Truly awful!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on October 24, 2008, 05:54:48 AM
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/kennedy.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on October 24, 2008, 05:55:42 AM
This is pretty sad:

;D Few conductors have so consistently appeared on awful LP covers. There were a few under the title "Karajan Express" that were pretty horrible as well - one including a still life photo on the back of expensive wine, cheese, caviar, cigars, etc on a table - live the Karajan lifestyle! ::)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: adamdavid80 on October 24, 2008, 06:18:24 AM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_FPpiWNARTt4/SPdW-ZHg4-I/AAAAAAAAFV8/PiKKF9m55Cc/s1600/innocentear.jpg)

....please say that this is something that you photoshopped, that this never actually happened...

(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/kennedy.jpg)

This too.

I have lost all respect for classical music...  :-[
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on October 24, 2008, 10:24:34 AM
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/kennedy.jpg)

 :o :o :o
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on October 24, 2008, 10:44:41 AM
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/kennedy.jpg)

Tsk tsk - that's not how your destroy a Strad.  ::)

This is how you should do it.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51MSMN88F9L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on October 24, 2008, 11:08:28 AM
He wasn't trying to destroy it, he was playing Purple Haze. >:D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Maciek on October 24, 2008, 12:47:32 PM
Hey, that Giardino Armonico cover is actually pretty cool! 8)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: lukeottevanger on October 24, 2008, 12:49:39 PM
Is this as bad as it seems to me?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51TPYZW17EL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Maciek on October 24, 2008, 12:51:26 PM
No, no, the tasteful graphic design complements the music perfectly. >:D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: lukeottevanger on October 24, 2008, 12:51:57 PM
(A nice bit of Comic Sans, the primary school teacher's font of choice)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on October 24, 2008, 12:57:34 PM
Is this as bad as it seems to me?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51TPYZW17EL._SS500_.jpg)

Incredible!

(And one of my best friends has a book published very soon, in the US, about Babbitt and Alan Forte: Analyzing Atonal Music: Pitch-Class Set Theory and Its Contexts (Eastman Studies in Music)!)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Maciek on October 24, 2008, 12:59:54 PM
Now that's what I call a shameless plug! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D :P ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on October 24, 2008, 01:31:59 PM
Now that's what I call a shameless plug! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D :P ;D

 0:)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: adamdavid80 on October 24, 2008, 03:54:06 PM
Hey, that Giardino Armonico cover is actually pretty cool! 8)

Really?  If it was some bizarre post-modern avant-garde interpretation of The Four Seasons played on koozoos, sure, but....
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on October 24, 2008, 06:48:27 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51XTN1CHWKL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on October 24, 2008, 07:12:00 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41njwX5mf4L._SS500_.jpg)




Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: gomro on October 24, 2008, 08:23:04 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51XTN1CHWKL._SS500_.jpg)


No helicopters? Stockhausen would be envious...!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on October 24, 2008, 09:29:50 PM
No helicopters? Stockhausen would be envious...!

 ;D



Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: M forever on October 27, 2008, 09:47:25 AM
I think this is pretty bad, too:

(http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/418459.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Tsaraslondon on October 27, 2008, 10:29:29 AM
This one's pretty awful. What on earth were they thinking of?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/512PC6VQJBL._SS400_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Maciek on November 12, 2008, 02:03:33 AM
I don't think we've had these 2 here before but I may be wrong.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: adamdavid80 on November 12, 2008, 07:10:45 AM
I don't think we've had these 2 here before but I may be wrong.

Don!   ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: adamdavid80 on November 12, 2008, 07:11:50 AM
This one's pretty awful. What on earth were they thinking of?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/512PC6VQJBL._SS400_.jpg)

That cover would only be acceptable if the recordings were orchestral renditions of Jimmy Buffet songs. 

And that idea is even worse than that damn cover!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on November 17, 2008, 12:40:37 PM
Don't hurt us. We surrender.

(http://www.europadisc.co.uk/thumb/phpThumb.php?src=../images/products/1225209994_4763216.jpg&w=190&h=190&zc=1)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on November 17, 2008, 12:59:39 PM
(http://www.naxosdirect.com/templates/shared/images/titles/largest/636943961520.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on November 17, 2008, 01:20:10 PM
Ghastly.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Bulldog on November 17, 2008, 01:58:57 PM
(http://www.naxosdirect.com/templates/shared/images/titles/largest/636943961520.jpg)

I like this one - very sensual.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Bulldog on November 17, 2008, 02:00:01 PM
This one's pretty awful. What on earth were they thinking of?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/512PC6VQJBL._SS400_.jpg)

Brazil is lush?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Bulldog on November 17, 2008, 02:07:05 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51XTN1CHWKL._SS500_.jpg)


This one really sucks.  The Vienna boys must have been high on top-grade pot.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on November 17, 2008, 06:58:05 PM
This one really sucks.  The Vienna boys must have been high on top-grade pot.

;D

Or "Beam us up, Scotty!"


Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Kullervo on November 17, 2008, 07:04:05 PM
Nevermind the cover; isn't the 1st Rasumovsky only ~40 minutes long? What a gyp!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on November 17, 2008, 07:45:28 PM
Pretty much nothing is going right for this CD. ;D



Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: vandermolen on November 30, 2008, 02:34:52 AM
Interesting new release: Maybe the picture was originally destined for Honegger's 'Pacific 231'

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on January 28, 2009, 03:25:52 PM
Not the worst, but false advertising. I saw the font and picture and thought, "Oooh! Maybe it's a Bruckner for Kids album!" Because that sounded like it would be hilarious.  ;D  Then it wasn't a Bruckner for Kids CD and I'm venting my frustration by posting the picture here.

(http://images.emusic.com/music/images/album/279/108/034/10803483/300x300.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Maciek on February 20, 2009, 03:09:27 PM
Have we had this beauty here yet?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51gUAPle-tL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Bulldog on February 20, 2009, 03:13:22 PM
Have we had this beauty here yet?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51gUAPle-tL._SS500_.jpg)

Not gorgeous, but I have no problem with it.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Benji on February 20, 2009, 03:24:12 PM
Is that Tintin with that lady....  :o
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: sul G on February 20, 2009, 04:27:19 PM
A nice one I found during my absence...it reminded me of Karl, and I think I emailed it to him:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51uxR5UCf2L._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: sul G on February 20, 2009, 04:28:45 PM
...it's wrong in so many ways....
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Benji on February 20, 2009, 04:32:57 PM
...it's wrong in so many ways....

The woman has no hips and no more than one leg.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Guido on February 20, 2009, 04:34:34 PM
...it's wrong in so many ways....

Vile.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Guido on February 20, 2009, 04:38:18 PM
Has this been posted?
(http://doublebassblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/holst-the-planets.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Haffner on February 20, 2009, 04:53:27 PM
Has this been posted?
(http://doublebassblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/holst-the-planets.jpg)


Got an itch for dat lowest rent style 'o kitsch?

Poor Boult. I would have been ashamed to show my face to my mama after that kind of injury.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Benji on February 20, 2009, 04:53:53 PM
Has this been posted?
(http://doublebassblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/holst-the-planets.jpg)

Is that a mini Steinway hanging from his belt? (Does someone else want to make the obvious six inch pianist joke now...)  ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Guido on February 21, 2009, 04:26:29 AM
What's that falling out the left side of the crotch of his pink leotard?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on February 21, 2009, 08:03:36 AM
Has this been posted?

Yes. And someone bought a copy just for the cover! ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on February 21, 2009, 09:10:39 AM
Yes. And someone bought a copy just for the cover! ;D
That was me. And they sent a reissue with a different cover. Fiends!  >:(
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Maciek on February 21, 2009, 09:51:51 AM
What's that falling out the left side of the crotch of his pink leotard?

Wow, how much time did you spend staring at that photo? That's scary, man.

 ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on February 28, 2009, 06:44:10 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51O4pseqq6L._SS500_.jpg)

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: pjme on March 01, 2009, 03:21:44 AM
 ;D that must be the ghost of Chopin hovering over Arturo  0:) in "flou artistique"!

Let's go for some expressionism : Elektra always brings out the best in great singers! Here's Astrid casting the bad eye at klytemnestra!
P.

(http://www.musicweb-international.com/classRev/2002/Jun02/Strauss_Elektra_guild.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: sul G on March 01, 2009, 03:35:33 AM
Thinking back to my previous post on this thread (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,239.msg277981.html#msg277981) I've got a theory that some of the worst covers are for CDs in which the less repertoire-blessed instruments of the orchestra try too hard to put themselves in the shop window. Here, for instance, are just some of the results one gets if one plugs 'tuba' into Amazon UK:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/418E3E5HAAL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61rk9PAqxZL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41SMGG7DW9L._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21ZJKERK87L._SL500_AA130_.jpg) (I wish this one was bigger!)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31PVK1Z2VJL._SL500_AA130_.jpg) (and this one!)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/316006G67DL._SL500_AA130_.jpg)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41TKAT045BL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41CQFRAEAHL._SL500_AA240_.jpg) (ridiculous literalism!)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41QKPCF5Q0L._SL500_AA240_.jpg) (Tom's beardy brother?)

I'm off to try 'contrabassoon'....
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: pjme on March 01, 2009, 03:47:16 AM
 ;D
(http://goingdigitalmusic.com/images/album%20covers/baja%20marimba%20band%20-%20naturally%20(resized)gdmac.jpg)

Notice the socks, naturally!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Maciek on March 01, 2009, 03:52:48 AM
That guy on the left................? ??? :o ???

Luke, I know what you're doing is actually mistaking this for the "Purchases" thread so I'd suggest you also add this to your basket (I posted it once on the old forum (http://www.good-music-guide.com/forum/index.php/topic,619.msg382151.html#msg382151) so perhaps you already have it?).

(http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/P/B0001BUCL0.03._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: sul G on March 01, 2009, 03:55:23 AM
No, I don't have that one  :( I only have volumes 1 and 4.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Maciek on March 01, 2009, 04:06:37 AM
I'd like to have it myself but it's just too scary... I'd have to hide the cover.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on March 01, 2009, 05:08:03 AM
A mirror image would have been apt for volume 4.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on March 01, 2009, 01:54:23 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41QKPCF5Q0L._SL500_AA240_.jpg) (Tom's beardy brother?)
It's the Geico caveman!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Benji on March 04, 2009, 01:31:56 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513DYYVRMGL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: aquablob on March 04, 2009, 05:41:33 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513DYYVRMGL._SS500_.jpg)

Thank you :D :'( :D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Benji on March 05, 2009, 09:18:27 AM
Thank you :D :'( :D

It's like a nightmarish modern take on the pied piper tale, except instead of a man with a flute it's a man with a saxophone and instead of little rats it's HIDEOUSLY OVERSIZED KILLER WHALES THAT CAN FLY!!!  :o

I've seen them breaching the water - it's only a matter of time before evolution helps them into the skies permanently. Be scared.

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Haffner on March 08, 2009, 02:52:16 PM


I've seen them breaching the water - it's only a matter of time before evolution helps them into the skies permanently. Be scared.




No! Embrace! Embraaaaace!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Est.1965 on March 10, 2009, 06:10:00 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51O4pseqq6L._SS500_.jpg)

WTF???
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on March 10, 2009, 04:47:15 PM
WTF???

Yeah, strangeness.

I wonder if that...creature thing...isn't some sort of leftover stage prop?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on March 11, 2009, 03:47:38 PM
It looks like something from Alien - nifty.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: knight66 on March 14, 2009, 02:02:22 PM
Bad on so many levels.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5101lZ8ScuL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

Mike
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Renfield on March 14, 2009, 02:37:32 PM
Bad on so many levels.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5101lZ8ScuL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

Mike

!

No further comment. :P
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on March 14, 2009, 10:59:37 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5101lZ8ScuL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

(http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/4777/qqemote.gif)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: knight66 on March 14, 2009, 11:04:36 PM
These characters are doing a tour...I assume of the ports.

Mike
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on August 16, 2009, 06:26:34 AM
I'm trying to figure out the appropriateness of the picture here.

(http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/t_200/meridiancde84341.jpg)
[Sorry, couldn't find one larger.]

Beethoven's opera 120 and 34 -- John Bingham -- Meridian

Stay with me if you will

Beethoven's set of variations was based on a waltz written down Diabelli, correct? But waltz is also a form of ballroom dance. What Shiva, in the form of Nataraja, the Patron God of Bharatanatyam, a classical Indian dance form, is doing in the picture is dancing while in the process of creating the Universe. It's just a conjecture, of course. ::)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: knight66 on August 16, 2009, 08:44:07 AM
Beethoven meets Bollywood.

Mike
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: The new erato on August 16, 2009, 09:28:21 AM

Lots of REALLY bad stuff here:

http://www.katastrofalaomslag.blogspot.com/ (http://www.katastrofalaomslag.blogspot.com/)

An example:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_2XHxqgMF4mw/SfbbMyBPK4I/AAAAAAAAAvM/ZgyTrfJ5Dhc/s400/Loco+mia.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Valentino on August 16, 2009, 09:29:33 AM
Any cover with Jeffrey Tate on it.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on September 27, 2009, 06:33:04 AM
This new disgrace from Decca:

(http://www.mdt.co.uk/public/pictures/products/standard/4781463.jpg)

Yes, they Photoshopped Jonas Kaufmann into the painting.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on September 27, 2009, 06:46:55 AM
Thanks, Brian. I was thinking of doing the same. That's a cover that has been irritating me for a few months.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on September 27, 2009, 05:19:20 PM
Not sure what she's aiming for (no pun intended):
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Diletante on September 28, 2009, 09:55:48 AM
This new disgrace from Decca:

(http://www.mdt.co.uk/public/pictures/products/standard/4781463.jpg)

Yes, they Photoshopped Jonas Kaufmann into the painting.

Mahler Chamber Orchestra? Isn't that an oxymoron? :D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Benji on November 23, 2009, 01:53:39 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/515KPH4CZVL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

To the tune of Ride of the Valkyries:

A CHERRY TOMATO? A CHERRY TOMATO? A CHERRY TOMAAAATO WONT PASS MY LIPS
A CHERRY TOMATO? A CHERRY TOMATO? I ASKED FOR A HOG ROAST STUFFED FULL OF CHIPS

 :P
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Papy Oli on November 23, 2009, 01:57:29 PM
she's a happy bunny....  ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: MN Dave on November 23, 2009, 02:30:35 PM
Not sure what she's aiming for (no pun intended):

You'll put your eye out with that thing.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on November 23, 2009, 05:18:32 PM
You'll put your eye out with that thing.

 ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on November 24, 2009, 07:59:19 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51GCF8FASDL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

What were they thinking ;_:
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Diletante on November 24, 2009, 08:16:47 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51GCF8FASDL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

What were they thinking ;_:

I bet they put an ostrich on the cover of a Strauss recording.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: CD on November 24, 2009, 09:03:04 PM
(http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z245/tapiola/3wolfmoon.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Christo on November 25, 2009, 12:07:15 AM
Some golden oldies from the old thread. The first used to be my favourite:

                   (http://www.danacountryman.com/danacovers/CLMikeTerry.jpg)
                   (http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B00008ICDU.02._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_V1107636947_.jpg)
                   (http://lpcoverlover.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/img_2317-498x500.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: The new erato on November 25, 2009, 03:24:10 AM
This new disgrace from Decca:

(http://www.mdt.co.uk/public/pictures/products/standard/4781463.jpg)

Yes, they Photoshopped Jonas Kaufmann into the painting.
If they had airlifted him and the photograpic team by chopper, the disc would have been really expensive.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: The new erato on November 25, 2009, 07:13:16 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51GCF8FASDL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

What were they thinking ;_:
That Lobos means wolf?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: CD on November 25, 2009, 07:16:03 AM
It still looks like a white trash t-shirt design.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: The new erato on November 25, 2009, 07:18:43 AM
It still looks like a white trash t-shirt design.
I don't find it very successfuil either (strange for a label like Hyperion); I was just answering what they may have been thinking.  ;)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Benji on November 25, 2009, 09:21:19 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51GCF8FASDL._SL500_AA240_.jpg)

What were they thinking ;_:

It reminds me of those etching gifts you sometimes get at Christmas when people think you're a 'creative' type. You know, the ones where you scrape away the black coating to reveal the silvery stuff beneath and end up covered in black dust.  ???
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: knight66 on November 25, 2009, 12:11:14 PM
Clearly a piece of Saul's 'work'.

Mike
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: CD on November 25, 2009, 01:08:56 PM
I wanted to say that, but I felt two snarky comments was too much for one album cover. :D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Diletante on November 25, 2009, 01:43:28 PM
Some golden oldies from the old thread. The first used to be my favourite:

                   (http://www.danacountryman.com/danacovers/CLMikeTerry.jpg)
                 

Oh my friggin' God, you can close the thread now.  :o :o
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Diletante on November 25, 2009, 01:45:59 PM
That Lobos means wolf?

It actually means "wolves", so Corey's image should have been used. I'm sending an e-mail to Hyperion. :D

(And "Strauss" means "ostrich" BTW, that's why I wrote that in my post.)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: knight66 on November 25, 2009, 10:45:18 PM
(http://www.danacountryman.com/danacovers/CLMikeTerry.jpg)

With the reputation of audiences at the Glasgow Pavilion; he may have been live when the photo was taken, but I find it hard to believe he was other than carried off that stage.

Mike
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Papy Oli on November 28, 2009, 08:56:23 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31V37EWQWXL._SS400_.jpg)

ahem....

that's the 454th bestselling EMI Classics CD... just so you know....  ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brahmsian on November 28, 2009, 09:10:41 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31V37EWQWXL._SS400_.jpg)

ahem....

that's the 454th bestselling EMI Classics CD... just so you know....  ;D

 :D  The only difference is Rattle's hair is gray now.  8)  Still...I love the dude!  :)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: CD on November 30, 2009, 07:41:53 AM
(http://images.uulyrics.com/cover/t/terence-trent-darby/album-ttds-vibrator.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9e/Srarpromo.jpg)

(http://www.csufresno.edu/folklore/drinkingsongs/mp3s/1960s/1963-why-was-he-born-so-beautiful--sportsdisc-records-(LP)/why-was-he-born-so-beautiful.jpg)

(http://www.vinylrecords.ch/E/EM/Emerson_Lake_Palmer/Love-Beach/love-beach-10.jpg)

(http://www.terry-1.com/Five-EARTH-Moons_FINAL_web-.jpg)

(http://merlin.pl/Good-To-Go-Dystrybucja-Bmg_Terrorvision,images_big,23,CDMASS0850.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Sergeant Rock on November 30, 2009, 07:56:49 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31V37EWQWXL._SS400_.jpg)

ahem....

that's the 454th bestselling EMI Classics CD... just so you know....  ;D

Ghastly cover,...fun album.

Sarge
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Maciek on December 31, 2009, 07:50:19 AM
Not strictly GMG territory, but probably deserves to be here 0:):

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_oXwOuEBX6DY/SzPMVphWEOI/AAAAAAAABKk/hz8UgyDrEtg/s320/Los+grandes+de+la+musica+tropical.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Cristofori on January 02, 2010, 08:51:05 PM
I don't think she cares much for their singing...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Cristofori on January 02, 2010, 08:52:10 PM
A little outta proportion dont'cha think?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Cristofori on January 02, 2010, 08:53:30 PM
I didn't know Mr. Whipple could play the organ!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Cristofori on January 02, 2010, 09:15:20 PM
Looks like ole' Lenny's been at the eggnog again...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on January 02, 2010, 10:02:12 PM
I don't think she cares much for their singing...
:D!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: KevinP on January 05, 2010, 12:51:51 AM
(http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=239.0;attach=22877;image)

I'm not correcting you but rather the file name of the image. It's Korean, not Japanese.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Wanderer on January 05, 2010, 01:50:35 AM
Not strictly GMG territory, but probably deserves to be here 0:):

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_oXwOuEBX6DY/SzPMVphWEOI/AAAAAAAABKk/hz8UgyDrEtg/s320/Los+grandes+de+la+musica+tropical.jpg)

What chance is there for EMI to snatch her up to make a cover with Simon Rattle?  >:D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Cristofori on January 05, 2010, 05:06:39 AM
I'm not correcting you but rather the file name of the image. It's Korean, not Japanese.
Yes, I knew that by the writing. The title of the file was as I received it, and I didn't bother to correct it, as it wasn't really important for this purpose. Nice catch though, if your not Korean!

Regardless of the origin, it's still awful!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: KevinP on January 05, 2010, 10:06:59 PM
Nice catch though, if your not Korean!

My wife of 12 years is, and I've lived here for the past 10 years.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Papageno on January 07, 2010, 07:07:19 AM
Hear that, Sarge?  ;D

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000005E4I.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_SS500_.jpg)

I just can't fit the two in my mind at the same time; Brahms and sex, that is.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Cristofori on January 07, 2010, 05:41:15 PM
Still gets my vote for most ridiculous hair...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Cristofori on January 07, 2010, 05:44:38 PM
Help! I see little people...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: MN Dave on January 07, 2010, 05:45:39 PM
The incredible shrinking organ.  ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Cristofori on January 07, 2010, 05:49:53 PM
Oddly enough, this cover featuring a disturbing John Wayne Gacy-ish clown, had absolutely NOTHING to do with the music on the LP, which were just some old church hymns.

 
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on February 14, 2010, 04:41:18 PM
(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/6019/frontbz.jpg)

 :-*
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: kishnevi on February 14, 2010, 08:23:38 PM
(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/6019/frontbz.jpg)

 :-*


Double win on that one, for the album "art" and the  album name!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on February 15, 2010, 09:07:13 AM
The incredible shrinking organ.  ;D

(http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n254/faustus777/TheOffice-ThatsWhatSheSaid-Michael.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Bunny on February 15, 2010, 07:09:09 PM
Oddly enough, this cover featuring a disturbing John Wayne Gacy-ish clown, had absolutely NOTHING to do with the music on the LP, which were just some old church hymns.

(http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=239.0;attach=22981;image)

 


I suppose he forgot to get out of costume after filming?

(http://www.horrorsociety.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/horrorsociety-killer-klowns.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Christo on February 16, 2010, 11:49:45 AM
                              (http://turntabling.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/wft-kjellkraghe-lp-cover.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on February 16, 2010, 12:39:56 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Okc9LHmcL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: pjme on February 16, 2010, 01:07:52 PM
Well, Eros - Thanatos, the eternal battle!

Who remembers Sylvia Geszty?

(http://www.kugin.de/user0002/Langspielplatten/825900/825%20973.jpg)

or Margit Schramm and Rudolf Schock? 
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on February 16, 2010, 01:13:56 PM
Well, Eros - Thanatos, the eternal battle!

Who remembers Sylvia Geszty?

(http://www.kugin.de/user0002/Langspielplatten/825900/825%20973.jpg)

or Margit Schramm and Rudolf Schock?


Margit Schramm and Rudolf Schock? I do - my late mother loved operetta...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on February 16, 2010, 02:11:16 PM

I suppose he forgot to get out of costume after filming?

(http://www.horrorsociety.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/horrorsociety-killer-klowns.jpg)

That is a legitimately very amusing movie! I might actually watch it again in the coming months, before I leave college and move into the real world, where such movies don't have quite the same audience.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Bunny on February 17, 2010, 12:43:05 PM
Well, Eros - Thanatos, the eternal battle!

Who remembers Sylvia Geszty?

(http://www.kugin.de/user0002/Langspielplatten/825900/825%20973.jpg)

or Margit Schramm and Rudolf Schock?

OMG, I always thought it was Rudolph Schlock.  :o
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Bunny on February 17, 2010, 12:46:51 PM
That is a legitimately very amusing movie! I might actually watch it again in the coming months, before I leave college and move into the real world, where such movies don't have quite the same audience.

Yes, it was a family favorite after the children were no longer afraid of clowns. ;)

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Gurn Blanston on March 12, 2010, 01:09:01 PM
I don't know, is this great or bad? :)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51RmirqbpvL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

8)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: drogulus on March 12, 2010, 01:19:03 PM
That is a legitimately very amusing movie! I might actually watch it again in the coming months, before I leave college and move into the real world, where such movies don't have quite the same audience.

      Killer Klownz is........wonderful!! I idolize that film. (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/Smileys/classic/angel.gif)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: pi2000 on March 12, 2010, 01:51:27 PM
I don't know, is this great or bad? :)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51RmirqbpvL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

8)

The original is better..
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Gurn Blanston on March 12, 2010, 02:08:34 PM
The original is better..

True enough. Doesn't seem reminiscent of Handel though... never mind, I guess it doesn't have to. :)

8)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on March 12, 2010, 09:50:58 PM
I don't know, is this great or bad? :)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51RmirqbpvL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

8)

It's HIP and nip.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: MDL on March 13, 2010, 02:37:20 AM
I don't know, is this great or bad? :)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51RmirqbpvL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

8)


A rather odd choice of artwork for a release that features two female artists! Reminds me of a Monty Python cartoon. Perhaps the one on the left saying, "I can't find Radio 3."
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: MDL on March 13, 2010, 02:38:33 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Okc9LHmcL._SS500_.jpg)

I think we may have found a winner. Wow, that's just wrong.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: MDL on March 13, 2010, 02:40:26 AM
Well, Eros - Thanatos, the eternal battle!

Who remembers Sylvia Geszty?

(http://www.kugin.de/user0002/Langspielplatten/825900/825%20973.jpg)

or Margit Schramm and Rudolf Schock?

Is that Julian Clary?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: mc ukrneal on March 13, 2010, 04:58:54 AM
I think we may have found a winner. Wow, that's just wrong.
I was thinking that too, but then I stumbled across this:
(http://www.mdt.co.uk/public/pictures/products/standard/ZM0016.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on March 13, 2010, 05:42:08 AM
I was thinking that too, but then I stumbled across this:
(http://www.mdt.co.uk/public/pictures/products/standard/ZM0016.jpg)

I came across that earlier today, and was even ready to post it here until I read the album's name.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: pi2000 on March 13, 2010, 09:06:29 AM

A rather odd choice of artwork for a release that features two female artists! Reminds me of a Monty Python cartoon. Perhaps the one on the left saying, "I can't find Radio 3."

It seems that in fact  the one on the left is saying: you are pregnant!!! you are pregnant!!! ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Scarpia on March 13, 2010, 09:09:27 AM
It seems that in fact  the one on the left is saying: you are pregnant!!! you are pregnant!!! ;D

That's what the wiki page says, anyway.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: pi2000 on March 13, 2010, 01:10:57 PM
The original is better..
but there are some weird variations,look here (last image ;D):

http://lenaweb.site.voila.fr/gabrielle_d_estrees.htm
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: pi2000 on March 14, 2010, 09:10:12 PM
Well, Eros - Thanatos, the eternal battle!

Who remembers Sylvia Geszty?

(http://www.kugin.de/user0002/Langspielplatten/825900/825%20973.jpg)

or Margit Schramm and Rudolf Schock?

I ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE9w4ohgxJw
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: mc ukrneal on March 24, 2010, 12:32:45 PM
I didn't notice this cover (though I was looking quickly). Would you believe it is a Naxos disc!
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61MJTFbkmeL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: knight66 on April 24, 2010, 10:29:56 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61XAwnc6bkL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Mike
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on May 07, 2010, 12:04:36 AM
Ooh, let's put something outer space-y on the cover...

(http://www.jpc.de/image/w600/front/0/5028421940441.jpg)


...even though it's unrelated to the subject of the music!
::)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on May 07, 2010, 03:02:55 PM
Ah, the watermelon galaxy? :P
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Antoine Marchand on May 09, 2010, 11:58:10 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513eFtJ7wHL.jpg)

Sorry, George!  :)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on May 10, 2010, 06:48:21 AM
Ah, the watermelon galaxy? :P

*Adjusts his astronomy hat*

;D It's actually called the Cat's Eye Nebula. It appears less fruity in a later image by the Hubble (http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/27/). The symmetry and all the enhanced colours appeal to human aesthetics, but it's essentially the grave of Sun-like star. And unlike the region surrounding more massive stars which go supernova, there is practically no chance of planets forming in such a "dead" environment.

Just yesterday there was an image on APOD (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap100509.html) showing the rarely seen (at least, I hadn't seen it before) HUGE but tenuous shell of material surrounding the nebula.



We now return to our regularly scheduled programming. Ugly album cover art will be displayed shortly...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: epicous on May 21, 2010, 07:12:07 PM
Barbarian...

http://www.youtube.com/v/o_s5sVYw1m8
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: greg on May 27, 2010, 04:20:06 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61EZAB7BYZL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Has this been posted yet?
I guess it's intentional to be so goofy...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: DavidW on May 27, 2010, 04:35:33 AM
That's awesome Greg! ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on June 19, 2010, 10:12:09 AM
(http://www.jpc.de/image/w600/front/0/9003643988767.jpg)

I'm sure there are better ways to show the performers immersed in music-making.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on June 20, 2010, 06:16:03 AM
(http://www.jpc.de/image/w600/front/0/9003643988767.jpg)

I'm sure there are better ways to show the performers immersed in music-making.

That reminds me of the two popsicle slurping ladies on the Gong Show!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: knight66 on June 24, 2010, 11:30:59 AM
Any chnce you can translate that into English?  8)

Mike
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Scarpia on June 24, 2010, 11:34:36 AM
Any chnce you can translate that into English?  8)

Mike

Obscure cultural reference

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUkzIx382mM
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: knight66 on June 24, 2010, 11:40:39 AM
Thanks, kind of like our Cadbury's Flake adverts.

I knew what a Popsickle was having watched Mad Men, but the clip makes the point thst I was not getting.

Mike
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: MDL on September 26, 2010, 05:55:07 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61XAwnc6bkL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Mike

Laugh-out-loud terrible. Who knew Gandhi had a thing for Bet Lynch earrings?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Saul on October 04, 2010, 01:15:21 PM
(http://lpcoverlover.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/IMG_5063-500x497.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on December 23, 2010, 11:25:43 AM
And Don Gillis wasn't a major composer, but he deserves better than this:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21Kl3QD7s0L._AA130_.jpg)

That's "YeeeeHaaaaa!!!" coming out of the ladies ear, or mouth, or something. Even Amazon recognizes the dreariness of this and the Bazelon: there was no closeup available!

I was just about to post this myself. Here's a bigger photo so everyone can appreciate the tawdriness of the cover:

(http://cdn.naxosmusiclibrary.com/sharedfiles/images/cds/hires/TROY391.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brewski on December 23, 2010, 11:30:13 AM
Terrible cover! 

And that little star at the bottom, with "Music that's really fun!"  Makes me want to reply, "Thank you for the notice, since what we're all listening to at the moment is clearly a dreadful bore."  ;D

--Bruce
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on December 23, 2010, 11:45:22 AM
Maybe it's meant to contrast with music that only thinks it's fun.*  :D Yeah, that star was the last straw for me.

*I hear James is planning on putting that on Kapustin album covers...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Scarpia on December 25, 2010, 10:53:21 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61XAwnc6bkL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Mike

I sort of like that one.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: PaulSC on January 04, 2011, 05:17:37 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51BiOffQTML._SS500_.jpg)

I do rather like the association of the Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue with a plate of sausage!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: vandermolen on January 04, 2011, 05:59:56 AM
I thought that this one rates fairly high in terms of ridiculous covers (especially for Symphony No 4!). Even 'A Pastoral Symphony' is now mostly regarded as a Requiem for the legion dead of World War One. It would, however, be perfectly approriate for a box of Quality Street confectionery:

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Antoine Marchand on January 04, 2011, 06:18:01 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51BiOffQTML._SS500_.jpg)

I do rather like the association of the Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue with a plate of sausage!

I like that cover; it's quite creative and well thought. Just the English Suite was clearly a problem, but I suppose the Englishmen are not especially famous by their cuisine.  :)

The statuette was unnecessary.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on January 04, 2011, 07:33:06 AM
I thought that this one rates fairly high in terms of ridiculous covers (especially for Symphony No 4!). Even 'A Pastoral Symphony' is now mostly regarded as a Requiem for the legion dead of World War One. It would, however, be perfectly approriate for a box of Quality Street confectionery:
In complete agreement here. Anyone buying this would think he'd be listening to idyllic and innocuous works.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: vandermolen on January 05, 2011, 11:13:45 AM
In complete agreement here. Anyone buying this would think he'd be listening to idyllic and innocuous works.

Yes, the EMI Eminence series of VW symphonies excelled itself in completely inappropriate cover images!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 05, 2011, 11:31:34 AM
OK, maybe not worst, but weird, and a bit jejeune. Some of Haydn's 'Paris Symphonies':

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa159/Gurn_Blanston/HaydnHencover.jpg)

8)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: knight66 on January 05, 2011, 11:38:42 AM
I take it 'The Hen' is in there, otherwise it is perverse as well as ugly.

Mike
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 05, 2011, 11:46:45 AM
I take it 'The Hen' is in there, otherwise it is perverse as well as ugly.

Mike

Yes, The Hen & The Queen. The title says "Hen Hunts Queen". Not sure about that, since I haven't heard any Paris symphony called "The Hunt". Perhaps it is #73, 'La Chasse'?  :)

8)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brewski on January 05, 2011, 11:49:36 AM
I take it 'The Hen' is in there, otherwise it is perverse as well as ugly.

Mike

And what is that other, sadly drawn object?  It looks like a New Year's Eve party hat.

--Bruce
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Gurn Blanston on January 05, 2011, 11:50:29 AM
And what is that other, sadly drawn object?  It looks like a New Year's Eve party hat.

--Bruce

That is The Queen. Looks rather more like The Witch, does it not?  :D

8)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: karlhenning on January 05, 2011, 11:52:08 AM
That is The Queen. Looks rather more like The Witch, does it not?  :D

8)

Hot enough to boil a monkey's bum, Your Majesty.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brewski on January 05, 2011, 11:52:46 AM
That is The Queen. Looks rather more like The Witch, does it not?  :D

8)

That is *exactly* what I first thought, but then, "Nyah, looks a little frivolous for a witch."  ;D

--Bruce
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: knight66 on January 05, 2011, 11:57:28 AM
That is The Queen. Looks rather more like The Witch, does it not?  :D

8)

Glad you told me Gurn, I could not see what it was. Well, I hope the performances are worth the eyesore.

Mike
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: karlhenning on January 05, 2011, 12:04:47 PM
Looks a bit like a running Chinaman (no. 3 son, maybe) from a children's book I read when I was 4 . . . .
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on January 05, 2011, 12:25:02 PM
That is The Queen. Looks rather more like The Witch, does it not?  :D

 8)

Now that you've mentioned it, the image of a giant hen facing off against a part-human-part-platypus is gone from my mind. It was fun while it lasted. :(
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brewski on January 05, 2011, 12:28:31 PM
Now that you've mentioned it, the image of a giant hen facing off against a part-human-part-platypus is gone from my mind. It was fun while it lasted. :(

*[laughing]*

That's now the award-winner.  ;D

--Bruce
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: karlhenning on January 05, 2011, 12:29:21 PM
True it is, covers like that make this (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,17764.0.html) easy ; )
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on January 05, 2011, 12:35:08 PM
True it is, covers like that make this (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,17764.0.html) easy ; )

But think of all the CDF (photoshopped or otherwise) that one could collect.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on January 20, 2011, 04:04:24 PM



Did they have to choose that angle?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on January 20, 2011, 06:47:47 PM



Did they have to choose that angle?

Ride 'em Cowboy! ;)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Drasko on February 15, 2011, 02:25:49 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51OA9nk3I8L.jpg)

Beethoven for the Suicidal
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brewski on February 15, 2011, 02:30:51 PM
Now that cover is just plain weird. And I'm all for oblique approaches to CD cover design (e.g., other than photos of the artists), but that...

--Bruce
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Est.1965 on February 15, 2011, 02:35:56 PM


Did they have to choose that angle?

Do you know I had to think for a few moments, looking at the pic and wondering about the statues angles.
 :o
I am so niaeve. :-[
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on February 15, 2011, 02:41:42 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51OA9nk3I8L.jpg)

Beethoven for the Suicidal

As a side note, the title of the CD gives the viewer no reason to believe that that set has 6 violin sonatas rather than just 2. (It does have 6.)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on February 15, 2011, 08:37:18 PM
More legs (plus extras):



(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61TN569EZ3L._SS500_.jpg)

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Mirror Image on February 15, 2011, 08:57:57 PM
Hehe, it's too easy to mock Arte Nova's super pretentious covers 0:)

(http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/457/image3jv9.jpg)


That is one of the most ridiculous covers I've ever seen. What a stupid cover.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on February 16, 2011, 01:38:17 AM

That is one of the most ridiculous covers I've ever seen. What a stupid cover.

I'm pretty sure Lethe photoshopped that. ;)

As a proof of concept, consider this cover (which I actually like!) before and after my intervention...


Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Luke on February 16, 2011, 01:40:08 AM
Now that cover is just plain weird. And I'm all for oblique approaches to CD cover design (e.g., other than photos of the artists), but that...

--Bruce

Is it not just trying to suggest Spring?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Luke on February 16, 2011, 01:41:34 AM
Loving your Arte Nova mock up, btw, Brian. Inspired!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: mc ukrneal on February 16, 2011, 01:45:00 AM
I'm pretty sure Lethe photoshopped that. ;)

Yes, the original looks like this:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51gM3FF5TIL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Antoine Marchand on February 16, 2011, 03:14:33 AM
I'm pretty sure Lethe photoshopped that. ;)

As a proof of concept, consider this cover (which I actually like!) before and after my intervention...

Even Lethe let a proof of her "crime" because she forgot (?) to delete the neck of the bottles on the upper part of the intervented cover:  :)

Hehe, it's too easy to mock Arte Nova's super pretentious covers 0:)

(http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/457/image3jv9.jpg)

... the perfect crime doesn't exist my fellows. Anyway, it's a great "intervention"...  ;D

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on February 16, 2011, 03:59:24 AM
Hoisted by my own petard :'(
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Scarpia on February 16, 2011, 06:15:19 AM
This doesn't below under "worst" but certainly weird.  Seems to be a landscape  but those two hills look suspiciously like something else.  Sarge, we need a judgement here, you're the expert.



And no, I didn't Photoshop it!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on February 16, 2011, 06:16:29 AM
This doesn't below under "worst" but certainly weird.  Seems to be a landscape  but those two hills look suspiciously like something else.  Sarge, we need a judgement here, you're the expert.

The mind sees what it wants to see. 0:)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: MDL on February 16, 2011, 08:05:17 AM



Did they have to choose that angle?

I think she's saying, "I need more butter!"
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on February 16, 2011, 02:38:38 PM
I think she's saying, "I need more butter!"


I've been hit by the..

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Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: KevinP on February 19, 2011, 05:14:59 AM
I think she's saying, "I need more butter!"

And what's he saying? I need more butt?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Antoine Marchand on February 19, 2011, 06:16:24 AM



Did they have to choose that angle?

At first I thought this was another Lethe's intervention.  ;D But then I recalled that I own this recording and it's the actual cover!

As a sort of relief for Chandos' stupidity, I will post the complete picture of the sculpture:

(http://www.galleriaborghese.it/opere/maxi/dafne.jpg)

Apollo e Dafne (1622-25) marmo di Carrara cm. 243 | Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Galleria Borghese, Rome
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Scarpia on February 19, 2011, 09:46:28 AM
At first I thought this was another Lethe's intervention.  ;D But then I recalled that I own this recording and it's the actual cover!

As a sort of relief for Chandos' stupidity, I will post the complete picture of the sculpture:

(http://www.galleriaborghese.it/opere/maxi/dafne.jpg)

Apollo e Dafne (1622-25) marmo di Carrara cm. 243 | Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Galleria Borghese, Rome

I see nothing stupid about Chandos's use of the image.  The entire point of sculpture is that it can give a different impression from different vantage points, and Bernini's work is hardly chaste.

(http://www.1st-art-gallery.com/thumbnail/178267/1/Apollo-And-Daphne-$5bdetail$3a-3$5d.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Florestan on February 19, 2011, 09:53:25 AM
I see nothing stupid about Chandos's use of the image.  The entire point of sculpture is that it can give a different impression from different vantage points,

True, but no person walking around it can see it from Chandos' vantage point.  ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Scarpia on February 19, 2011, 10:05:26 AM
True, but no person walking around it can see it from Chandos' vantage point.  ;D

I'm not so sure.  If you look at the Chandos image, if Daphne turned her head a little to her right she would be looking directly at the camera.   Now look at the full figure that A-M posted.  If Daphne turned her head a little to her right she would be looking downward.  The Chandos image appears to have been taken looking slightly up at Daphne's face, not to far from where the A-M image was taken.   I think the Chandos image was taken from a location a bit below and a bit to the right of where the A-M photographer is standing.  The novelty seems to come from the fact that the frame is rotated somewhat in the Chandos image.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Florestan on February 19, 2011, 10:12:55 AM
It appears to be that the novelty comes from the fact that the image has been rotated.

Yes, that's my point: the image has been manipulated --- no real walking around the statue would result in that vantage point.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Scarpia on February 19, 2011, 10:14:21 AM
Yes, that's my point: the image has been manipulated --- no real walking around the statue would result in that vantage point.

If you turned your head, you'd see that vantage point.  If Bernini wanted to determine the perspective from which we see Daphne he would have made a painting, not a sculpture.   0:)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Florestan on February 19, 2011, 10:17:10 AM
If you turned your head, you'd see that vantage point.  If Bernini wanted to determine the perspective from which we see Daphne he would have made a painting, not a sculpture.   0:)

Well, it's all conjecture --- let's meet at the statue, Chandos picture in hand, and check it.  :)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Scarpia on February 19, 2011, 10:26:23 AM
Well, it's all conjecture --- let's meet at the statue, Chandos picture in hand, and check it.  :)

Here, this is simpler.  In the Chandos image you can see under Apollo's chin.  The Chandos photo was definitely taken looking up at Apollo's head, from the point of view of someone looking up at the statue.  But the image was rotated almost 90 degrees as framed on the Chandos CD.  If you want to see the couple oriented normally, just turn the CD on its side.   0:)

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Florestan on February 19, 2011, 10:40:36 AM
Here, this is simpler.  In the Chandos image you can see under Apollo's chin.  The Chandos photo was definitely taken looking up at Apollo's head, from the point of view of someone looking up at the statue.  But the image was rotated almost 90 degrees as framed on the Chandos CD.  If you want to see the couple oriented normally, just turn the CD on its side.   0:)

This only proves my point, as it is equivalent to turning the statue on its side --- piece of cake with a camera, impossible for someone walking around it.  Now, if I understand your point correctly, you mean that Chandos didn't necessarily meant a sexual undertone of that picture --- and I agree. Why can't you accept my point?  ???
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Antoine Marchand on February 19, 2011, 10:43:03 AM
I see nothing stupid about Chandos's use of the image.  The entire point of sculpture is that it can give a different impression from different vantage points, and Bernini's work is hardly chaste.

(http://www.1st-art-gallery.com/thumbnail/178267/1/Apollo-And-Daphne-$5bdetail$3a-3$5d.jpg)

I consider that picture a non-sense because (1) it doesn't suggest at all the classical beauty of the complete sculpture; it's an ugly and pseudo-intellectual picture; (2) it simply transforms the terrified fugue of Dafne ( wich is all movement) in a static couple copulating and (3) the vantage point is totally unnatural, even without to consider the fact that a sculpture of almost two and a half meters it is never intended to that kind of absurd close-up.

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Florestan on February 19, 2011, 10:54:17 AM
I consider that picture a non-sense because (1) it doesn't suggest at all the classical beauty of the complete sculpture; it's an ugly and pseudo-intellectual picture; (2) it simply transforms the terrified fugue of Dafne ( wich is all movement) in a static couple copulating and (3) the vantage point is totally unnatural, even without to consider the fact that a sculture of almost two and a half meters it is never intended to that kind of absurd close-up.

QFT.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Scarpia on February 19, 2011, 11:04:30 AM
This only proves my point, as it is equivalent to turning the statue on its side --- piece of cake with a camera, impossible for someone walking around it.  Now, if I understand your point correctly, you mean that Chandos didn't necessarily meant a sexual undertone of that picture --- and I agree. Why can't you accept my point?  ???

Yes, I agree, the rotation of the picture changes the impression.   But if I gave you a postcard of the statue you could also rotate it, no?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Scarpia on February 19, 2011, 11:08:03 AM
I consider that picture a non-sense because (1) it doesn't suggest at all the classical beauty of the complete sculpture; it's an ugly and pseudo-intellectual picture; (2) it simply transforms the terrified fugue of Dafne ( wich is all movement) in a static couple copulating and (3) the vantage point is totally unnatural, even without to consider the fact that a sculpture of almost two and a half meters it is never intended to that kind of absurd close-up.

I think it is pretty silly for you to claim that Bertini did not intend an "absurd close-up" when the camera had not been invented yet.  I suspect he took it for granted that people would walk around the work and decide to look closely at different parts of it as it took their fancy.   As to the "classical beauty," I also suspect Bertini took delight in the conflict between the classical beauty and the raw sensuality that are combined in the work.

In any case, you have your view of the work, perhaps you will condescend to permit me my own view of the work.   ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: ibanezmonster on February 19, 2011, 11:22:31 AM
At first I thought this was another Lethe's intervention.  ;D But then I recalled that I own this recording and it's the actual cover!

I think someone at Chandos just has a sense of humor.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Florestan on February 19, 2011, 12:06:44 PM
I think it is pretty silly for you to claim that Bertini did not intend an "absurd close-up" when the camera had not been invented yet.  I suspect he took it for granted that people would walk around the work and decide to look closely at different parts of it as it took their fancy.   As to the "classical beauty," I also suspect Bertini took delight in the conflict between the classical beauty and the raw sensuality that are combined in the work.

In any case, you have your view of the work, perhaps you will condescend to permit me my own view of the work.   ;D

(1) Had I been a smartass --- which some of you might think I really am --- I'd have corrected Bertini as Bernini,  twice...  :P

(2) Why someone would think that classical beauty and (raw) sensuality are mutually exclusive is beyond me --- and more likely than not, beyond Bernini himself.  ;D

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Florestan on February 19, 2011, 12:08:27 PM
I think someone at Chandos just has a sense of humor.

And more than one person at Chandos has no sense of propriety at all.  ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Antoine Marchand on February 19, 2011, 12:12:21 PM
I think it is pretty silly for you to claim that Bertini did not intend an "absurd close-up" when the camera had not been invented yet.  I suspect he took it for granted that people would walk around the work and decide to look closely at different parts of it as it took their fancy.   As to the "classical beauty," I also suspect Bertini took delight in the conflict between the classical beauty and the raw sensuality that are combined in the work.
I'm sorry if you feel my opinion as derogatory, but it is just that: my opinion. Anyway, I would prefer to avoid adjectives such as "silly", even if they are improperly replaced by words like "wrong". I think it is more polite.

About the "close-up": Yes, photography and sculpture are different arts and that picture -considered on the basis of its own merits- it's, IMO, an ugly picture. I won't comment its merits as a supposed exercise in style.

In any case, you have your view of the work, perhaps you will condescend to permit me my own view of the work.   ;D
No problem at all, I just have my arguments and paraphrasing Voltaire, I would say:"Monsieur Scarpia, I detest what you write, but I would give my life to make it possible for you to continue to write".  ;)

P.S.: BTW, that "to detest" is merely rhetorical.  ;D



     
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brahmsian on February 19, 2011, 12:13:24 PM
Chandos realizes that "sex sells."  Love it or hate it, it does.  I'm not surprised that chose that "angle."  No pun intended.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Florestan on February 19, 2011, 12:32:23 PM
"Monsieur Scarpia, I detest what you write, but I would give my life to make it possible for you to continue to write".  ;)

P.S.: BTW, that "to detest" is merely rhetorical.  ;D


I don't detest it either: I don't take it seriously.  ;D  :P

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Scarpia on February 19, 2011, 03:06:37 PM
Just reminds me I want to listen to Strauss' Daphne again.  Indecency in generous supply there.   :P
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Coco on April 30, 2011, 06:04:35 PM
This is just unfortunate. What were they thinking?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51nVJxXAxkL._SS400_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on April 30, 2011, 10:43:48 PM
This is just unfortunate. What were they thinking?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51nVJxXAxkL._SS400_.jpg)


Three pieces, three wind quintets?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Coco on May 01, 2011, 03:03:11 AM
Surely there has to be a better way of illustrating that! :D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on May 01, 2011, 04:32:43 AM
This is just unfortunate. What were they thinking?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51nVJxXAxkL._SS400_.jpg)

I thought that was a parody of Otto Böhler's picture of Bruckner entering heaven until I noticed they didn't use the composers in the picture :(
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Papy Oli on May 01, 2011, 04:48:01 AM
going through Amazon bargains...  ;D


Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on May 01, 2011, 04:49:04 AM
going through Amazon bargains...  ;D

You haven't seen the Rachmaninoff, have you?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Coco on May 01, 2011, 04:55:10 AM
going through Amazon bargains...  ;D



"Shacking Up"... yeah, that's what they're doing. ¬_______¬
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: KevinP on May 01, 2011, 05:12:45 AM
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00007MB74.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00007MB5D.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Coco on May 01, 2011, 05:25:16 AM
These are horrifying.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on May 01, 2011, 05:30:58 AM
Bring on Felching with de Falla - if it makes money I'm sure the majors will have no qualms.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Scarpia on May 01, 2011, 05:34:29 AM
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00007MB74.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00007MB5D.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Is there music on those CDs?  And what's with the parental advisory?   ???
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on May 01, 2011, 05:42:34 AM
Is there music on those CDs?  And what's with the parental advisory?   ???

They translated 'La ci darem la mano' to English... and amended the lyrics so the characters sing what they're really thinking.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on May 01, 2011, 06:05:21 AM
Bring on Felching with de Falla - if it makes money I'm sure the majors will have no qualms.

Aren't you a GIRL?!? :o Such language!! :-\ Y'know, now someone gonna ask you what that means! ::)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Antoine Marchand on May 01, 2011, 06:14:39 AM
Aren't you a GIRL?!?

snyprrr,
I think this is a great moment to clarify the veracity of those reports (Gurn?) which indicated that you are a girl too.  ;D  :D ;D




Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on May 01, 2011, 06:27:37 AM
I think anybody who Googles something so ominous sounding is just asking for whatever they may find ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Coco on May 01, 2011, 06:28:11 AM
My favorite of these was from someone here (can't remember who): "Fuckin'er to Bruckner"  ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Papy Oli on May 01, 2011, 06:38:17 AM
You haven't seen the Rachmaninoff, have you?

Have you seen the Cesar Frank ?  ;D


here's another one :

 



Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on May 01, 2011, 08:04:15 AM

here's another one :



Just make sure Il Furioso doesn't see it. :-\
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on May 01, 2011, 10:19:47 AM
'Bedroom bliss with Beethoven'... The mind boggles.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on May 01, 2011, 10:42:32 AM
'Bedroom bliss with Beethoven'... The mind boggles.

Indeed! I remember reading in Maynard Solomon's Beethoven that once, in the early 1790s, the young composer's fellow students went to a tavern with him and bribed a waitress to flirt with him as a joke. The joke ended when an irritated Beethoven punched her in the face.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on May 01, 2011, 10:47:17 AM

 Indeed! I remember reading in Maynard Solomon's Beethoven that once, in the early 1790s, the young composer's fellow students went to a tavern with him and bribed a waitress to flirt with him as a joke. The joke ended when an irritated Beethoven punched her in the face.
 

 
 Yes, four times. He immortalized them in the opening of his Fifth Symphony.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Drasko on May 01, 2011, 12:29:50 PM
going through Amazon bargains...  ;D



I'd buy all three if I could find them for cheap, and I'm serious. Ridiculousness of the entire concept has so passed beyond being terrible that I find them utterly fascinating. The idea that someone actually came up with it with straight face, and that it got realized is amazing. Would love to have them. 
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on May 01, 2011, 12:38:25 PM
Just watched an episode of the British The Peter Serafinowicz Show.There is a spoof commercial there, for a CD called 'Sexual Classics', from the 'horniest composers', like Butthoven, Depussy, Shaftakovich, Vulvaldi and Tchaicocksky...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Coco on May 01, 2011, 01:03:12 PM
*serious laughs*
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brahmsian on May 01, 2011, 02:28:08 PM

here's another one :

 



That one really cracked me up.  ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: KevinP on May 01, 2011, 06:57:50 PM
Is there music on those CDs?  And what's with the parental advisory?   ???

No idea to either question, sorry.

I'd buy all three if I could find them for cheap, and I'm serious. Ridiculousness of the entire concept has so passed beyond being terrible that I find them utterly fascinating. The idea that someone actually came up with it with straight face, and that it got realized is amazing. Would love to have them.

Well put. I probably wouldn't buy them, but I agree with what you're saying.




I don't know if I'd call that one 'bad,' though I certainly wouldn't call it good. It's clever and risk-taking enough that even though it ultimately doesn't work, it deserves a nod.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Luke on May 01, 2011, 10:09:16 PM
...and if it was OK for Man Ray

(http://www.surrealists.co.uk/artistsimages/ManRay-Ingres%27violin.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: ibanezmonster on May 03, 2011, 09:40:51 AM
My favorite of these was from someone here (can't remember who): "Fuckin'er to Bruckner"  ;D
I'm pretty sure that was Sarge...

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: DavidW on May 03, 2011, 10:01:39 AM
My favorite of these was from someone here (can't remember who): "Fuckin'er to Bruckner"  ;D

Put on Celibidache and it becomes tantric. ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Valentino on May 19, 2011, 10:55:05 PM
 ;D

You're crackin' me up, folks.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Luke on June 04, 2011, 02:18:00 PM
Was searching for recordings by Alexis Weissenberg (honest) when I saw this. And thought of this thread, its last pages in particular, for obvious reasons. It contains Karajan, Stokowski and others, apparently. Dirty old men, clearly...



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Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Coco on June 04, 2011, 02:26:35 PM
"Earotic"  :-X
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on August 25, 2011, 11:02:25 AM
Ah, Placido!

(http://cdn.naxosmusiclibrary.com/sharedfiles/images/cds/hires/0094635317350.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: mc ukrneal on August 29, 2011, 12:06:07 PM
This must be music when you are feeling crabby:

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Coco on August 29, 2011, 02:15:37 PM
I like the crabs.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on August 29, 2011, 03:14:21 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Tt2IZUXtL._SS400_.jpg)


Roots? In your hair, Paavo? Because it's about to fall out. You suave motha-fu***.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: AllegroVivace on August 29, 2011, 04:21:12 PM

Roots? In your hair, Paavo? Because it's about to fall out. You suave motha-fu***.

Can't stand this guy's pose either.... that vain look in his face.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: eyeresist on August 29, 2011, 04:48:41 PM
Can't stand this guy's pose either.... that vain look in his face.

I've seen PLENTY worse, Herbert von K and Lenny being amongst the most notable offenders.
 
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on August 29, 2011, 04:51:15 PM
Can't stand this guy's pose either.... that vain look in his face.

I've saw several Cincinnati SO concerts a few years ago, and when Paavo was conducting there was a 4-5 minute video called. "Paavo's First Notes" and it was an introduction of sorts to the pieces being performed, it was just Paavo talking in close ups, as if in an 20/20 interview, shot from different angles, even in black & white (ooo, stylish)..It was ridiculous.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on August 29, 2011, 04:52:37 PM
I've seen PLENTY worse, Herbert von K and Lenny being amongst the most notable offenders.

Here's a personal favorite of Herbert.


(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/20/3a/2571828fd7a036edde1a5110.L.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: kishnevi on August 29, 2011, 04:55:52 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Tt2IZUXtL._SS400_.jpg)


Okay, I'm driving myself crazy, because I can't think of the name of the TV comedy actor/stand up comic who looks exactly like Jarvi on that cover.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on August 29, 2011, 04:58:36 PM



Speaking of comedians...these look more like Roger Norrington's stand-up comedy CDs rather than his Bruckner recordings.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Mirror Image on August 29, 2011, 05:08:58 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Tt2IZUXtL._SS400_.jpg)

Roots? In your hair, Paavo? Because it's about to fall out. You suave motha-fu***.

I've seen worse...a lot worse. Like this one:

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on August 29, 2011, 05:10:32 PM
I've seen worse...a lot worse. Like this one:



Only difference is that Paavo is trying really, really hard to look that way.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: kishnevi on August 29, 2011, 05:16:20 PM



Speaking of comedians...these look more like Roger Norrington's stand-up comedy CDs rather than his Bruckner recordings.

At the very least, Sir Roger definitely wasn't aiming for the glamour look like Paavo. 
Coincidently, my order from Arkiv contianing Norrington's Bruckner 4, 6 and 7 landed today.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Mirror Image on August 29, 2011, 05:18:09 PM
Only difference is that Paavo is trying really, really hard to look that way.

Honestly, any cover with the conductor on the front cover is a bad cover IMHO.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on August 29, 2011, 05:18:57 PM
At the very least, Sir Roger definitely wasn't aiming for the glamour look like Paavo. 
Coincidently, my order from Arkiv contianing Norrington's Bruckner 4, 6 and 7 landed today.

Very nice, Jeff. I have many Norrington recordings that I really enjoy, his Bruckner is next, specifically the 6th.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on August 29, 2011, 05:22:40 PM
Honestly, any cover with the conductor on the front cover is a bad cover IMHO.

Are you telling me this Levine, super-imposed close-up is bad?  ;D

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61pjb8d3hYL.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: eyeresist on August 29, 2011, 05:40:01 PM
Only difference is that Paavo is trying really, really hard to look that way.
No, I think that's actually what he looks like.

Here's a personal favorite of Herbert.

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/20/3a/2571828fd7a036edde1a5110.L.jpg)

It's FRANKENSTEIN'S MONSTER meets THE CABINET OF DOCTOR CALIGARI!  :o

(http://www.clipartpal.com/_thumbs/pd/holiday/halloween/Frankenstein_4.png) (http://rookery.s3.amazonaws.com/1147000/1147452_9620_625x1000.jpg)
 
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Mirror Image on August 29, 2011, 06:03:42 PM
Very nice, Jeff. I have many Norrington recordings that I really enjoy, his Bruckner is next, specifically the 6th.

Why is it Norrington has such a bad reputation amongst classical critics and fans? What is so appalling about his performances?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: AllegroVivace on August 29, 2011, 06:04:48 PM
Honestly, any cover with the conductor on the front cover is a bad cover IMHO.

Agree with this hundred percent! I'd prefer the pictures of the composers, or no picture at all. Couldn't care less about a conductor glamor-shot. Most conductors are full of sh*t anyway... No other profession in the music world gives a person such undeserved confidence.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Mirror Image on August 29, 2011, 06:13:31 PM
Agree with this hundred percent! I'd prefer the pictures of the composers, or no picture at all. Couldn't care less about a conductor glamor-shot. Most conductors are full of sh*t anyway... No other profession in the music world gives a person such undeserved confidence.

I think too often conductors are spotlighted when the real stars are the musicians in the orchestras. I'm not degrading the conductor's job, but I think too much emphasis has been placed on their role when the orchestra are responsible for producing the sounds we hear. The conductor tries to keep the balances right in the orchestra and may offer the orchestra, specifically in rehearsal, a little background information on the piece they're performing, but ultimately a good performance rests in the orchestra's hands.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Renfield on August 29, 2011, 06:17:01 PM
In the interest of fairness, I've seen Norrington do these little theatrical flourishes in concert, too, after the last note.

So that's what he looks like, too, in context. Whereas that Karajan is definitely not his best moment.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on August 29, 2011, 06:23:58 PM
If a conductor pic is going to grace the front cover, then they should at least be conducting, here's a good one...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4127RBCYPGL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Here's a bad one, Masur, the party-crasher...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51RI2u4FLFL._SS400_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on August 29, 2011, 06:30:47 PM
Okay, I'm driving myself crazy, because I can't think of the name of the TV comedy actor/stand up comic who looks exactly like Jarvi on that cover.

Major Winchester from M*A*S*H?


Honestly, any cover with the conductor on the front cover is a bad cover IMHO.

Nah. There are good conductor covers. They're very rare, I'll grant you that, and they're usually my least favorite covers, but there are good conductor covers. Greg found one with Boulez, a really good one. In fact, black and white is usually the best conductor-cover tone, I think. Here are some of my favorites, three of them b&w...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3260/2552731874_dd52f8f57b.jpg)  (http://cdn.7static.com/static/img/sleeveart/00/001/483/0000148399_350.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61l0AY4NL2L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)  (http://www.independent.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00336/clarevdvorak_336355t.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Coco on August 29, 2011, 06:32:52 PM
Honestly, any cover with the conductor on the front cover is a bad cover IMHO.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3039/2551724283_0a608981ae.jpg)

What are you saying, MI? ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Mirror Image on August 29, 2011, 06:35:33 PM
Nah. There are good conductor covers. They're very rare, I'll grant you that, and they're usually my least favorite covers, but there are good conductor covers. Greg found one with Boulez, a really good one. In fact, black and white is usually the best conductor-cover tone, I think. Here are some of my favorites, three of them b&w...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3260/2552731874_dd52f8f57b.jpg)  (http://cdn.7static.com/static/img/sleeveart/00/001/483/0000148399_350.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61l0AY4NL2L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)  (http://www.independent.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00336/clarevdvorak_336355t.jpg)

Well perhaps I should elaborate, I think conductor covers aren't very creative.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: kishnevi on August 29, 2011, 06:49:55 PM
Another conductor who is too posed for anyone's good
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/514TwfHeeuL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Are you telling me this Levine, super-imposed close-up is bad?  ;D

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61pjb8d3hYL.jpg)

Well, it does have a sort of Frankenstein's Bride look to it.  But in this case, it's simply the photo of Levine they chose, and not the basic concept.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: eyeresist on August 29, 2011, 06:53:04 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4127RBCYPGL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Is it "two ducks humping", Pierre?
 
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on August 29, 2011, 06:58:14 PM
Well perhaps I should elaborate, I think conductor covers aren't very creative.

Oh undoubtedly so, unless they are creative in a bad way.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Mirror Image on August 29, 2011, 07:10:06 PM
Oh undoubtedly so, unless they are creative in a bad way.

Yes, there's nothing worse than a piece of cover art that has NOTHING do with the music or remotely even hints at it.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Renfield on August 29, 2011, 07:31:57 PM
Is it "two ducks humping", Pierre?

;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: The new erato on August 29, 2011, 09:36:27 PM
I have pretty few Karajan discs. One of the reason is that I hate the vain, selfglorifying covers. Put them in plain, brown wrapping paper and I would probably buy them.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Mirror Image on August 29, 2011, 10:12:39 PM
I have pretty few Karajan discs. One of the reason is that I hate the vain, selfglorifying covers. Put them in plain, brown wrapping paper and I would probably buy them.

Do you own his recordings of the Second Viennese School?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: The new erato on August 29, 2011, 10:21:59 PM
Do you own his recordings of the Second Viennese School?
Some of them. I'm not saying he's a bad conductor, just that I would have had more discs if it weren't for some of those horrifying covers.

This for example is both very good and nice to look at:

(http://www.mdt.co.uk/public/pictures/products/standard/4577212.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Renfield on August 30, 2011, 12:45:13 PM
In his defense, I understand he personally preferred the abstract/artsy covers, many of which he selected, over his face.

The Karajan Gold (TM) look-at-me rebranding of his 80s work, for example, is definitely post-mortem.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Grazioso on August 30, 2011, 01:14:34 PM
Last page we had HvK wandering about in his pajamas right after waking up. Here's Chailly brushing his teeth:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51xZFpVlx6L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Grazioso on August 30, 2011, 01:23:19 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51-NhZG6T3L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Put the seven veils back on, quick!  :o
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Grazioso on August 30, 2011, 01:45:32 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41E7R2MDE8L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

"Jeffrey! What the hell did you eat for lunch?"  :'(
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Mirror Image on August 30, 2011, 01:47:10 PM
I'm not saying he's a bad conductor.

HvK, like Bernstein, was hyped to the hills by the media (still is). I do think highly of both of these conductors, but I don't put them up on some kind of pedestal as some people do. I generally like the repertoire Bernstein chose to perform more than HvK, but HvK has done some interesting recordings like those of Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern, which Bernstein never bothered with. Does anybody know the history of why Bernstein didn't record these composers or maybe what his opinion of them happened to be?

Edit: I see Bernstein conducted Isaac Stern's performance of the Berg's Violin Concerto, but this is all I could find.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: AllegroVivace on August 30, 2011, 03:53:19 PM
Perhaps this calls for a separate thread, but I find it very difficult to be a fan of a conductor, any conductor... Unless you play in an orchestra, the conductor's real work (running rehearsals) is hidden from your view.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on August 30, 2011, 04:01:20 PM
the conductor's real work (running rehearsals) is hidden from your view.

Exactly, but that carries over to the actual performance.

Thread duty...

Great disc, but sort of an awkward photo.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51f2k9ajypL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on August 30, 2011, 05:37:05 PM
Exactly, but that carries over to the actual performance.

Thread duty...

Great disc, but sort of an awkward photo.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51f2k9ajypL._SS500_.jpg)

"Dude,... I'm hammered..."
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: DavidW on August 30, 2011, 05:38:27 PM
"Dude,... I'm hammered..."

Perfect caption! ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on August 30, 2011, 05:41:41 PM
Okay, I'm driving myself crazy, because I can't think of the name of the TV comedy actor/stand up comic who looks exactly like Jarvi on that cover.

Bill Pullman? meets Jeff Daniels?? :-\
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brahmsian on August 30, 2011, 05:43:44 PM

Here's a bad one, Masur, the party-crasher...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51RI2u4FLFL._SS400_.jpg)

"Stay thirsty, my friends."
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on August 30, 2011, 05:44:38 PM
Can anyone show HvK on The Originals Honegger 2/3 (w/Stravinsky)? This is an awesome pic, down to what looks like the sweater draped over his shoulders,... and that look of meditation as he rests his hand on his chin...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on August 30, 2011, 05:47:57 PM
.

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Post by: TheGSMoeller on August 30, 2011, 05:49:02 PM
.



Crap, amazon sticky fail.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on August 30, 2011, 05:52:45 PM
Can someone also show the Xenakis Orchestral Works Vol.4 (Timpani), where it looks like his hair's on fire?


Also, how bout them thar Segerstam pics? Anyone?



Personally, being vain, I gotta dig some of those classic covers that are floating through my head right now. How bout Lenny trying to look suave with that closeup of his craterous, pock marked face,... looking like a bad Richard Burton (haha, that's a... oh, what do you call it?).


Was that Babbitt cover shown yet? 'The One'? :o :o The Bridge label has a cache of some of the worst covers ever.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Cato on August 30, 2011, 05:53:23 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41E7R2MDE8L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

"Jeffrey! What the hell did you eat for lunch?"  :'(

The above reminded me of this cover with Uchida:

(http://www.technodisco.net/img/tracks/p/pierre-boulez/2428072-pierre-boulez-schoenberg-piano-concerto--berg--webern.jpg)

"Pierre!  I think they're looking at us!"

"Oui!  They want to see me!  Get out of the way!"
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on August 30, 2011, 05:56:09 PM
Crap, amazon sticky fail.

That's some spectacular color in that picture.

btw- what is UP with those annoying amazon gift stickers?? >:Darrrgh?? like the sand around here!! ???


btw 2- please post as many covers as you like. Laughing feels good!! ;) ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Cato on August 30, 2011, 05:57:55 PM
Can someone also show the Xenakis Orchestral Works Vol.4 (Timpani), where it looks like his hair's on fire?

Ask and ye shall receive!

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_KGxvTSnp3Dw/SaR9V5DFonI/AAAAAAAAA1Y/uukLO1GUjDs/s320/orchestralworksiv.jpg)

Actually, I think his hair is on fire..and since he is Xenakis,  he likes it that way!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brahmsian on August 30, 2011, 05:59:22 PM
(http://www.technodisco.net/img/tracks/p/pierre-boulez/2428072-pierre-boulez-schoenberg-piano-concerto--berg--webern.jpg)

"Oui!  They want to see me!  Get out of the way!"

 ;D

"Sacre bleu!  Why isn't my name in the biggest and boldest fonts, like on all my other recordings, as it SHOULD be!  I'm da superstar, not da com-poser.  I don't even need a stick to conduct, god damit I'm so good!"
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on August 30, 2011, 06:33:06 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ltduOQO0L._SS500_.jpg)


Exactly the image in my head when I listen to RVW's Fantasia
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on August 31, 2011, 02:55:43 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41eptsVCnyL._SS500_.jpg)

The creepy Uncle.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Cato on August 31, 2011, 03:09:02 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41eptsVCnyL._SS500_.jpg)

The creepy Uncle.

"Hi there, little girl!  Would you like some ice cream?"   $:)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: DavidW on August 31, 2011, 03:12:23 AM
I would caption it: "Ladies!"

Watch this to get the right tone (Demitri Martin):
http://www.youtube.com/v/Kl48-eI7ETI
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: The new erato on August 31, 2011, 03:16:23 AM
"Hi there, little girl!  Would you like some ice cream?"   $:)
since I succeded with the Eleanor Rigby reference in another thread, this is more like the Stones' Spider to the Fly; "step right ahead and you're dead".
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Grazioso on August 31, 2011, 04:07:29 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ltduOQO0L._SS500_.jpg)


Exactly the image in my head when I listen to RVW's Fantasia

Looks like a rejected cover shot for a Hee Haw album!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Grazioso on August 31, 2011, 04:10:43 AM
Ask and ye shall receive!

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_KGxvTSnp3Dw/SaR9V5DFonI/AAAAAAAAA1Y/uukLO1GUjDs/s320/orchestralworksiv.jpg)

Actually, I think his hair is on fire..and since he is Xenakis,  he likes it that way!

Looks more like he's underwater, as if some angry traditionalist threw him in the Aegean.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Cato on August 31, 2011, 05:50:59 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ltduOQO0L._SS500_.jpg)


Exactly the image in my head when I listen to RVW's Fantasia

Is she wearing an artichoke?

Or is the artichoke wearing her?

The '60's and  '70's!  Nothing like 'em!!!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on August 31, 2011, 06:05:54 AM

The '60's and  '70's!  Nothing like 'em!!!

Ahhhhh!!!!!! ;)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Renfield on August 31, 2011, 01:14:51 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41eptsVCnyL._SS500_.jpg)

The creepy Uncle.

Good. Use your aggressive feelings, boy. Let the hate flow through you!


(http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu82/Davnes007/emporer-throne.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on August 31, 2011, 05:46:25 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41eptsVCnyL._SS500_.jpg)

The creepy Uncle.

The guy on SNL who plays Vincent Price,... what's his name...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on August 31, 2011, 05:49:09 PM
I think I've mentioned that this is my fav album cover:

http://www.amazon.com/Aequalis-Martin-Davidovsky-Steiger-Chinary/dp/B0000030H3/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1314845241&sr=1-1

Can someone get the pic up please!!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Renfield on August 31, 2011, 05:55:23 PM
I think I've mentioned that this is my fav album cover:

http://www.amazon.com/Aequalis-Martin-Davidovsky-Steiger-Chinary/dp/B0000030H3/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1314845241&sr=1-1

Can someone get the pic up please!!

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/415HJC1EKAL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)


I don't even know what to say.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: eyeresist on August 31, 2011, 06:29:36 PM



I don't mind this one at all. The message it sends to me is that Herbie took the music seriously.


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41eptsVCnyL._SS500_.jpg)

I am feelink zo fery Cherman at zis moment, ja?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: eyeresist on August 31, 2011, 06:30:08 PM
Perhaps this calls for a separate thread, but I find it very difficult to be a fan of a conductor, any conductor... Unless you play in an orchestra, the conductor's real work (running rehearsals) is hidden from your view.

Well, you should be able to HEAR it....
 
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on August 31, 2011, 06:40:41 PM
I don't mind this one at all. The message it sends to me is that Herbie took the music seriously.


I am feelink zo fery Cherman at zis moment, ja?

Plus, Karajan's hair is AWESOME!!! :-* AWESOME





The other guy does have the Dr. Strangelove look, ja!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Renfield on August 31, 2011, 06:49:13 PM
 Beethoven piano transcriptions? It would not be difficult, mein Fuhrer!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: eyeresist on August 31, 2011, 07:23:43 PM
Plus, Karajan's hair is AWESOME!!! :-* AWESOME

I credit HvK for not having crazy "classical hair". We could run a long thread on the bizarre head-toppings of various conductors and musicians.
 
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on August 31, 2011, 07:33:46 PM
Karajan's image in an alternate universe:



(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/514w254AgCL._SS500_.jpg)

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on August 31, 2011, 07:54:57 PM
I credit HvK for not having crazy "classical hair". We could run a long thread on the bizarre head-toppings of various conductors and musicians.

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/cc/0e/17d5c060ada05d2c6bb2a110.L.jpg)

Sigiswald Kuijken doing Blue Steel
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: eyeresist on September 01, 2011, 12:39:26 AM
Tamas Vasary conducting the 4th symphony was my favourite part of that Vaughan Williams doco, but I couldn't help thinking he looked like one of the Three Stooges.

(http://pmpif.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/pmp_vasary_featured-290x290.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Grazioso on September 01, 2011, 03:11:45 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61A1FF1-mJL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

80's New Wave star decides to have a go at classical music.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: DavidW on September 01, 2011, 06:13:13 AM
Karajan's image in an alternate universe:



(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/514w254AgCL._SS500_.jpg)
What!?  I like that. much better than all of those stupid ones with Karajan actually on the cover! >:D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on September 01, 2011, 08:47:52 AM
What!?  I like that. much better than all of those stupid ones with Karajan actually on the cover! >:D

You can like it all you want! Just DON'T make it your avatar anytime soon! ;D



Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Grazioso on September 01, 2011, 08:48:56 AM
What about blatant copycat covers?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41NK6XcNqnL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41VnDaXIv1L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Grazioso on September 01, 2011, 08:56:34 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51FK1H5jSXL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Looks like he just saw Bernstein in the building.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: DavidW on September 01, 2011, 10:21:59 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51FK1H5jSXL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Looks like he just saw Bernstein in the building.

"take that Voldemort!" ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: karlhenning on September 01, 2011, 10:23:28 AM
What!?  I like that. much better than all of those stupid ones with Karajan actually on the cover! >:D

That's Rover, isn't it? I am not a number! I am a free man!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: mc ukrneal on September 01, 2011, 10:34:07 AM
Complain about Karajan all you want, but I find this series of Mravinsky covers downright scary!
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41MM2HAP59L._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4100XXQ34DL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: karlhenning on September 01, 2011, 10:37:26 AM
The face in focus, but the neckwear all ablur? I see whaht you mean . . . .

; )
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: eyeresist on September 01, 2011, 04:48:43 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51FK1H5jSXL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Electricians' motto: "ALWAYS turn the power off FIRST!"
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on September 01, 2011, 05:08:15 PM
Complain about Karajan all you want, but I find this series of Mravinsky covers downright scary!
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41MM2HAP59L._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4100XXQ34DL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Starring John Carradine as The Mummy!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Cato on September 01, 2011, 05:17:37 PM
Starring John Carradine as The Mummy!

Almost what I thought!  (Boris Karloff came to mind!)

"The Nubian!"

"The ancient blood!"
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on September 01, 2011, 05:20:23 PM
Tamas Vasary conducting the 4th symphony was my favourite part of that Vaughan Williams doco, but I couldn't help thinking he looked like one of the Three Stooges.

(http://pmpif.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/pmp_vasary_featured-290x290.jpg)

Sadly, this guy looks like my friend going through chemo.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: eyeresist on September 01, 2011, 05:23:27 PM
Sadly, this guy looks like my friend going through chemo.

Well, that's depressing :(
 
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Mirror Image on September 01, 2011, 05:24:37 PM
Complain about Karajan all you want, but I find this series of Mravinsky covers downright scary!
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41MM2HAP59L._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4100XXQ34DL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Is this what the Grim Reaper really looks like? :D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: The new erato on September 01, 2011, 08:56:26 PM
Scary but true - as opposed to Karajan's glitzy and faky - which I find far more scary.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on September 02, 2011, 12:20:07 PM
Is this what the Grim Reaper really looks like? :D

Really looks like someone out of a NineInchNails video.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Papy Oli on September 02, 2011, 12:33:16 PM
err....

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: kishnevi on September 02, 2011, 03:46:09 PM
err....



That doesn't really qualify for this thread.  The pictorial element isn't so bad.  It's the title concept that fails.  Although Rossini certainly knew his food...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on September 02, 2011, 07:04:14 PM
err....



LOL


Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on September 02, 2011, 07:12:58 PM
.



Mr. K must not be a big fan of the first two symphonies.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on September 02, 2011, 08:17:03 PM
I hope Stevie Nicks is getting royalties for this one:



(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513UYEvCrSL._SS500_.jpg)


(http://blog.needsupply.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/stevie-nicks-436x600.jpg)


Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: DavidW on September 03, 2011, 05:23:29 AM
I like that cover as well Don jeez.  All of the genuinely bad ones are taken so you're just posting decent ones. :D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: DavidW on September 03, 2011, 05:23:51 AM
err....



That is awesomely bad!!  Good find! ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on September 03, 2011, 05:29:37 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51pEgfd3aHL._SS400_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: mc ukrneal on September 03, 2011, 05:35:49 AM
.



Mr. K must not be a big fan of the first two symphonies.
Why is this a bad cover? It seems rather contemplative to me.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: DavidW on September 03, 2011, 05:42:16 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51pEgfd3aHL._SS400_.jpg)

Yeah that looks like a five minute photoshop job! ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on September 03, 2011, 06:22:55 AM
Why is this a bad cover? It seems rather contemplative to me.


It was more for his expression, he just looks upset at someone.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brahmsian on September 03, 2011, 06:28:28 AM

It was more for his expression, he just looks upset at someone.

Right you are.  Almost like K is saying "Uggh, do I really have to record these first two?  I want to move on to the big guns."   ;) ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: springrite on September 03, 2011, 06:29:01 AM
Tamas Vasary conducting the 4th symphony was my favourite part of that Vaughan Williams doco, but I couldn't help thinking he looked like one of the Three Stooges.

(http://pmpif.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/pmp_vasary_featured-290x290.jpg)

Of all the photos I have of him, this has to be the prettiest.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brahmsian on September 03, 2011, 06:57:50 AM
(http://www.ivoryclassics.com/releases/70701/jackets/l.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on September 03, 2011, 07:02:46 AM
(http://www.ivoryclassics.com/releases/70701/jackets/l.jpg)

He's the Row-mantic master.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brahmsian on September 03, 2011, 07:12:43 AM
He's the Row-mantic master.

 ;D

You know, this wouldn't be such a terrible cover if he just wasn't wearing a tuxedo, but perhaps some sportsmen attire, and fishing hat.  And it was actually on a real lake or river, not just a fake photoshop image of a canoe on lake.   ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: PaulSC on September 03, 2011, 07:27:09 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51pEgfd3aHL._SS400_.jpg)
Yes, a bad cover. And in this case, you can safely judge the disc by the cover.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on September 03, 2011, 07:27:28 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51jUgtOMmfL._SS400_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51iD9DPX-vL._SS400_.jpg)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/418mhD7mVYL._SS500_.jpg)


I'm having too much fun with this thread.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Renfield on September 03, 2011, 09:34:09 AM
These last three are like in those boxing films, where the protagonist delivers a one-two punch, and then some kind of uppercut at the end, launching the primary antagonist into the air to win the big fight. And this is EMI and Profil and, er...

EMI and Profil!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: The new erato on September 03, 2011, 09:37:45 AM
(http://www.ivoryclassics.com/releases/70701/jackets/l.jpg)
They must have mistaken the Nocturnes for Barcarolles.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on September 03, 2011, 04:16:15 PM
He's the Row-mantic master.

*diiiieeeessss*

;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on September 03, 2011, 07:44:11 PM
I like that cover as well Don jeez.

You must be kidding.

Quote
  All of the genuinely bad ones are taken so you're just posting decent ones. :D

You must be kidding.

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: DieNacht on September 03, 2011, 08:57:15 PM
Quote
He's the Row-mantic master

yeah, that extr-oar-dinary piano music is soo my-steer-rious ...

Quote
They must have mistaken the Nocturnes for Barcarolles.

- or perhaps it is a rather sentimental recording of the Raindrop Prelude ??
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on September 04, 2011, 05:07:05 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51jUgtOMmfL._SS400_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51iD9DPX-vL._SS400_.jpg)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/418mhD7mVYL._SS500_.jpg)


I'm having too much fun with this thread.

 :o :o :o

I'm having moooooore fun!! Yes, this is lots of funny!! ;) ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on September 04, 2011, 05:10:14 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51jUgtOMmfL._SS400_.jpg)

(http://gordonandthewhale.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/x-men-origins-wolverine-450x337.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: eyeresist on September 04, 2011, 03:00:21 PM
That doesn't really qualify for this thread.  The pictorial element isn't so bad.  It's the title concept that fails.  Although Rossini certainly knew his food...

There are probably hundreds of such themed collections. Australian Eloquence, to their lasting shame, put out a series of "Aromatherapy" collections.


(http://www.ivoryclassics.com/releases/70701/jackets/l.jpg)

Up a certain creek...
 

I didn't think the last ones GSMoeller posted were so bad - not compared to this:



ANTHEMS FOR THE GAYEST TIMES OF YOUR LIFE!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Coco on September 04, 2011, 03:06:41 PM



Looks pretty good to me. What it has to do with the music is questionable.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: eyeresist on September 04, 2011, 04:44:59 PM
Looks pretty good to me. What it has to do with the music is questionable.

You don't think there's anything suspicious about this super-muscular oiled-up chap with silver body paint?
 
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on September 04, 2011, 04:51:42 PM
You don't think there's anything suspicious about this super-muscular oiled-up chap with silver body paint?

Maybe he's Romeo.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Renfield on September 04, 2011, 07:06:55 PM
Maybe he's Romeo.

As long as he's not Cinderella.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: eyeresist on September 04, 2011, 07:20:48 PM

"How could this happen? We started out like Romeo and Juliet, but it ended up in tragedy!" - Milhouse Van Houten
 
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Mirror Image on September 04, 2011, 07:30:41 PM
This one:



Not very creative and almost as bad as Spinal Tap's infamous black album cover.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: eyeresist on September 04, 2011, 07:55:13 PM
Looks fine to me.


This one has some doozies, though the cover for Abbado in Mozart's Requiem looks fine to me.
http://gramilano.com/2011/04/worst-classical-music-album-covers-ever/

(http://gramilano.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Worst-Covers-05.jpg)
UUUuuuuurrrrghhhh!!!!!!!!!!!


(http://gramilano.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Worst-Covers-10.jpg)
UUUuuuuurrrrghhhh!!!!!!!!!!!


(http://gramilano.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Worst-Covers-18.jpg)
What.


(http://gramilano.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Worst-Covers-16.jpg)
WTF?


(http://gramilano.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Worst-Covers-22.jpg) (http://gramilano.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Worst-Covers-17.jpg)

(http://gramilano.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Worst-Covers-11.jpg) (http://gramilano.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Worst-Covers-03.jpg)


This one is not bad so much as irrelevant - plus makes my arteries ache:
(http://gramilano.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Worst-Covers-07.jpg)



ALSO: Pretty much everything Westminster Gold put out.

http://www.westminstergold.com/
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Mirror Image on September 04, 2011, 07:57:20 PM
Looks fine to me.

It doesn't to me, that's why I pointed it out. Looks like people in the marketing department went to sleep behind the wheel. Zero creativity. Let's just put letters on a black backdrop and call it a day. Bloody brilliant!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on September 04, 2011, 08:02:21 PM
MI, that's part of a series of Philharmonia recordings all based on that concept. That is the only black background in the series, so I don't think it's bad because I come from the point of view of having already purchased the green and blue volumes.  :D

Now, this:
(http://gramilano.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Worst-Covers-03.jpg)

Initially I thought, "Hey, now, that's not bad."

...then I saw the dog.
 ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on September 04, 2011, 08:03:25 PM
I am also concerned about the child-sized man in the bottom left...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: eyeresist on September 04, 2011, 08:32:57 PM

(http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/album14/cover142.jpg) (http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/album14/cover147.jpg) (http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/album12/cover125.jpg)

(http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/album12/cover126.jpg) (http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/album11/cover112.jpg) (http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/album10/cover101.jpg)

(http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/album10/cover109.jpg) (http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/album9/cover95.jpg) (http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/album9/cover99.jpg)

(http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/album6/covers61.jpg) (http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/album5/covers53.jpg) (http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/album5/covers55.jpg)

(http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/album4/cover45.jpg) (http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/album4/cover46.jpg) (http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/album2/cencic.jpg)

(http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/album2/strausswindensemble.jpg) (http://bp1.blogger.com/_j6tJqjGiGDs/RsckouZSkiI/AAAAAAAAADo/ekEEmB-pHOQ/s200/larastjohn.jpg) (http://bp3.blogger.com/_j6tJqjGiGDs/Rsck3OZSkkI/AAAAAAAAAD4/KViGrl0w8cE/s200/maazelstraussspace.jpg)

(http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/albumtwofer/twofer52.jpg) (http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/albumtwofer/twofer12.jpg) (http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/album14/cover141.jpg) (http://toomanytristans.blogspot.com/search/label/Greatest%20Classical%20CD%20Covers%20EVER)


Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: mc ukrneal on September 04, 2011, 09:01:34 PM

(http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/album14/cover141.jpg)[/url]
Some of those are just really strange, but I actually like this one (with Stravinsky and MTT). The caricatures are well done. Makes me smile.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: eyeresist on September 04, 2011, 09:09:59 PM
Some of those are just really strange, but I actually like this one (with Stravinsky and MTT). The caricatures are well done. Makes me smile.

Fair enough. I think it makes them look like utter tools. And the whole thing has a lurid nightmare feel. Fear and Loathing in San Francisco LA!
 
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: mc ukrneal on September 04, 2011, 09:37:05 PM
Fair enough. I think it makes them look like utter tools. And the whole thing has a lurid nightmare feel. Fear and Loathing in San Francisco!
I think the absurdity of it is a factor in its favor. But I can see how you might not like it.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Renfield on September 04, 2011, 10:26:58 PM

(http://gramilano.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Worst-Covers-16.jpg)
WTF?

I'd totally dig a 'black Rambo' staging of Parsifal like that! ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: eyeresist on September 04, 2011, 10:37:57 PM
I'd totally dig a 'black Rambo' staging of Parsifal like that! ;D

Erm, I think it would be more like Tom of Finland.  :-\

 
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: springrite on September 04, 2011, 10:39:07 PM
I'd totally dig a 'black Rambo' staging of Parsifal like that! ;D

... to be followed by the "Bruce Lee" staging...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Coco on September 05, 2011, 05:22:06 AM
This one:



Not very creative and almost as bad as Spinal Tap's infamous black album cover.

It's simple. I don't mind it.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on September 05, 2011, 05:23:09 AM
I think the absurdity of it is a factor in its favor. But I can see how you might not like it.

I like that cover too. Now, this:

(http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/album9/cover99.jpg)

WHAT
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on September 05, 2011, 05:23:45 AM


(http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/album2/strausswindensemble.jpg)(http://bp1.blogger.com/_j6tJqjGiGDs/RsckouZSkiI/AAAAAAAAADo/ekEEmB-pHOQ/s200/larastjohn.jpg)
(http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/albumtwofer/twofer12.jpg)

Love the battle of the conductors!
Hello, Ms. St John!
And I own that Bach album! Bought it for my wife while she was pregnant, which is odd because I could have just made her the same compilation with my own library  :-\.


Here's one that is puzzling, I'll be shocked, shocked if it gets positive remarks  :o :)  ;D

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51MFGKDxxtL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Coco on September 05, 2011, 05:29:34 AM
Here's one that is puzzling, I'll be shocked, shocked if it gets positive remarks  :o :)  ;D

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51MFGKDxxtL._SS500_.jpg)

I've seen that series — he looks like he's having a tantrum. :D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: springrite on September 05, 2011, 05:33:37 AM
I've seen that series — he looks like he's having a tantrum. :D

You have to admire his torso control during a tantrum.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on September 05, 2011, 05:34:52 AM
You have to admire his torso control during a tantrum.

He's very well-balanced, you're correct.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brahmsian on September 05, 2011, 05:40:05 AM
Every time I see this cover, it reminds me of one of the old, original covers for Stephen King's first set of short stories 'Night Shift'.   :D

(http://bp3.blogger.com/_j6tJqjGiGDs/Rsck3OZSkkI/AAAAAAAAAD4/KViGrl0w8cE/s200/maazelstraussspace.jpg)

(http://retrobookshop.com/images/products/detail/103575.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on September 05, 2011, 06:23:33 AM

(http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/album14/cover142.jpg) (http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/album14/cover147.jpg) (http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/album12/cover125.jpg)

(http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/album12/cover126.jpg) (http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/album11/cover112.jpg) (http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/album10/cover101.jpg)

(http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/album10/cover109.jpg) (http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/album9/cover95.jpg) (http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/album9/cover99.jpg)

(http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/album6/covers61.jpg) (http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/album5/covers53.jpg) (http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/album5/covers55.jpg)

(http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/album4/cover45.jpg) (http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/album4/cover46.jpg) (http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/album2/cencic.jpg)

(http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/album2/strausswindensemble.jpg) (http://bp1.blogger.com/_j6tJqjGiGDs/RsckouZSkiI/AAAAAAAAADo/ekEEmB-pHOQ/s200/larastjohn.jpg) (http://bp3.blogger.com/_j6tJqjGiGDs/Rsck3OZSkkI/AAAAAAAAAD4/KViGrl0w8cE/s200/maazelstraussspace.jpg)

(http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/albumtwofer/twofer52.jpg) (http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/albumtwofer/twofer12.jpg) (http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/album14/cover141.jpg) (http://toomanytristans.blogspot.com/search/label/Greatest%20Classical%20CD%20Covers%20EVER)

You need to have a lawn sale!!! :o

The Lara St. John cover is definitely The Worst. I remember when that came out. And also that Parsifal. There waaas a time in the'90s...I think this is when they were actively seeking the gay bucks.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: DieNacht on September 05, 2011, 06:31:04 AM
Some incredible stuff here, thanks !
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brahmsian on September 05, 2011, 06:31:32 AM
I love the Richard Strauss cover where the old Richard Strauss is pointing to the young Richard. 'Hey, look how handsome I was when I was a young man.  The ladies really loved my curly hair, you know?  Dah!   ;D

Still trying to figure out what 'Fat Albert' has to do with Strauss' Four Last Songs?   ???
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Coco on September 05, 2011, 06:32:53 AM
You have to admire his torso control during a tantrum.

I can imagine he's yelling at a bunch of non-plussed movers: "No, no, NO — the single chair was supposed to go over HERE"
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 05, 2011, 06:56:11 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51MFGKDxxtL._SS500_.jpg)

I've seen that series — he looks like he's having a tantrum. :D

I get a different feeling: he was a "special" child, grown now but of course still living with his parents who indulge his conductorial fantasies.

Sarge
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 05, 2011, 06:59:00 AM
(http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/album10/cover109.jpg)

That may be the most puzzling cover I've ever seen. Not only is the picture nonsensical, but what the hell is a golden flute of life???  :D

Sarge
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Sandra on September 05, 2011, 09:47:49 AM
Quote from: Sergeant Rock
That may be the most puzzling cover I've ever seen. Not only is the picture nonsensical, but what the hell is a golden flute of life???  :D

Sarge

This doesn't even look like an authorized recording. Doesn't even say what company produced it. If you're gonna create a fake CD, at least make up some recording company name to make it look legit, right?  :D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Mirror Image on September 05, 2011, 11:14:27 AM
(http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/album14/cover141.jpg)


I don't mind this one either. Not a bad cover at all. I like the drawings. It's at least tasteful and doesn't use sex as a selling point.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: eyeresist on September 05, 2011, 07:00:37 PM
Still trying to figure out what 'Fat Albert' has to do with Strauss' Four Last Songs?   ???

I'm not sure, but I think the blog I took this from may have sometimes posted a made-up cover at the end of some of the entries. But I thought this one was too good not to include...
 
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: kishnevi on September 05, 2011, 07:31:02 PM
I have the Daniel Hope CD.  The cover ties in with the album's concept, and there's a follow up photo inside to make the relationship clearer.  In isolation, the photo may look nonsensical, but in context it's rather appropriate.

All of that Opera D'oro series has very strange cover art, and it seems to relate to the actual opera only by sheer chance. 

And Placido trying to look very spiritual has a frisson all its own.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on September 06, 2011, 12:24:35 AM
And Placido trying to look very spiritual has a frisson all its own.


With the Pope watching in the background, I can't blame him.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Papy Oli on September 24, 2011, 12:00:47 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Ve0XFHViL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Renfield on September 24, 2011, 01:22:55 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Ve0XFHViL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Heavy Classix, no kidding.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Luke on September 25, 2011, 03:24:05 AM
Doing a little Kagel-searching on Amazon just now, found this:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51eaB04z6NL._SS400_.jpg)

High-serious repertoire on this disc includes Kagel, Tormis, Kokkonen, Penderecki, Schoenberg, Reger and others....
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on September 30, 2011, 05:52:40 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41241WAJQ6L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

And don't you give me any rubbish about "a tastefully done" photograph. ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Sandra on September 30, 2011, 11:26:21 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41241WAJQ6L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

And don't you give me any rubbish about "a tastefully done" photograph. ;D

The picture is of course stupid. But the "comforting music" part disgusts me even more. So many undereducated people out there think of classical music as nothing but white noise.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: mc ukrneal on September 30, 2011, 11:27:12 AM
There is just something very wrong with this one...
(http://www.mdt.co.uk/public/pictures/products/standard/0300259BC.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brahmsian on September 30, 2011, 11:48:07 AM
The picture is of course stupid. But the "comforting music" part disgusts me even more. So many undereducated people out there think of classical music as nothing but white noise.

Yes Sandra.  That really, really annoys me too.  I'll be talking to a stranger, or a new friend, and mention that I love classical music, and am very passionate about it.  They will respond with something like:  "Oh, I love classical music too.  I often have it in the background when I'm cooking in the kitchen, or when I need to relax or meditate."

People just do not understand that classical music encompasses everything in music.  Everything!  My ex-wife used to say:  "Well, I like classical music sometimes, but sometimes I just need something more energetic, with more beat and rhythm."   ::)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Sandra on September 30, 2011, 11:58:42 AM
My ex-wife used to say:  "Well, I like classical music sometimes, but sometimes I just need something more energetic, with more beat and rhythm."   ::)

Is that the reason why she's your EX-wife now?  ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brahmsian on September 30, 2011, 12:09:22 PM
Is that the reason why she's your EX-wife now?  ;D

 :D  No.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on September 30, 2011, 03:33:08 PM
My ex-wife used to say:  "Well, I like classical music sometimes, but sometimes I just need something more energetic, with more beat and rhythm."   ::)

FFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUU- I have friends like that too. Just get a bloody metronome if you insist it be accompanied by a click-track >:D It's especially rotten because if it wasn't for this drum-tapping fetish pop has given people, several of those friends would probably really like the music. Everything in their pop tastes hit towards things that classical could do better.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on September 30, 2011, 08:00:56 PM
Fast draw showdown...



(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41wV%2BriiiEL._SS400_.jpg)


Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on September 30, 2011, 08:13:42 PM
Eek, he looks like he's wearing his girlfriend's clothes.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on September 30, 2011, 08:22:06 PM
Eek, he looks like he's wearing his girlfriend's clothes.

Thooper!! ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: 71 dB on October 01, 2011, 02:07:27 AM
People just do not understand that classical music encompasses everything in music.  Everything!  My ex-wife used to say:  "Well, I like classical music sometimes, but sometimes I just need something more energetic, with more beat and rhythm."   ::)

Well, not perhaps everything but a lot nevertheless. While classical music can be extremely energetic, it only has certain ways to be that. tracks by The Prodigy (just one example) are energetic in ways I have never encountered with classical music.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Coco on October 01, 2011, 03:44:46 AM
"Well, I like classical music sometimes, but sometimes I just need something more energetic, with more beat and rhythm."   ::)

"I've got your beat right here!" *smack* ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Grazioso on October 01, 2011, 04:22:50 AM
People just do not understand that classical music encompasses everything in music.  Everything!

Surely you don't seriously mean that  :o Classical music might touch on elements found in other musics--and vice versa--but it hardly replicates them all in their unique combinations. We wouldn't even be able to intelligently discuss different styles and genres if they were in reality all subsumed by some overarching, all-encompassing music. But we know that significant differences do exist, that each genre has its own history, sources, expectations, instrumentation, and emphases.

FFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUU- I have friends like that too. Just get a bloody metronome if you insist it be accompanied by a click-track >:D It's especially rotten because if it wasn't for this drum-tapping fetish pop has given people, several of those friends would probably really like the music. Everything in their pop tastes hit towards things that classical could do better.

That's quite presumptuous. Why do you assume pop has given people a "drum-tapping fetish," when percussion forms a key element in numerous musical styles, both classical/courtly and popular, across geography and history? Western classical music is, if anything, an odd man out for largely jettisoning constant percussion accompaniment.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Gurn Blanston on October 01, 2011, 04:52:19 AM
I don't know about anyone else, but somehow I find this cover unnecessarily disturbing;

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa159/Gurn_Blanston/HaydnBruggen90_92cover.jpg)

Wonder what that's about? :-\

8)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Coco on October 01, 2011, 05:08:24 AM
Maybe they were channeling Grace Jones?

(http://paris-la.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/grace-jones-slave-to-the-rhyt-18664-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on October 01, 2011, 05:09:03 AM
I don't know about anyone else, but somehow I find this cover unnecessarily disturbing;

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa159/Gurn_Blanston/HaydnBruggen90_92cover.jpg)

Wonder what that's about? :-\

8)

Haydn dimultisected, after a cup of coffee.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Gurn Blanston on October 01, 2011, 05:22:39 AM
Maybe they were channeling Grace Jones?

(http://paris-la.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/grace-jones-slave-to-the-rhyt-18664-1.jpg)

Yikes! :o :o  Grace can be disturbing even without the artsy stuff!    :-X

Haydn dimultisected, after a cup of coffee.

Well, I'm down with the coffee part of the equation anyway... :)

8)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on October 01, 2011, 03:15:05 PM
That's quite presumptuous. Why do you assume pop has given people a "drum-tapping fetish," when percussion forms a key element in numerous musical styles, both classical/courtly and popular, across geography and history? Western classical music is, if anything, an odd man out for largely jettisoning constant percussion accompaniment.

Drums may be nice, but if you require them even to enjoy music then it's a sign of laziness. It's the same as people who whine about "boring instrumental music".
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on October 01, 2011, 07:04:23 PM
Drums may be nice, but if you require them even to enjoy music then it's a sign of laziness. It's the same as people who whine about "boring instrumental music".

Theme from 'A Man & A Woman' ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Renfield on October 01, 2011, 07:16:32 PM
I'd argue it's simply a clash of paradigms, rather than inherently a lack of listener sophistication.

Consider how we (broadly speaking) apply our own musical norms to much of pop music, when we decide we dislike it. For a classical listener, structural and harmonic sophistication is paramount. For a pop listener, it's not a primary concern - tunes are.

Invention is a mark of good music that carries over between most (all?) genres; but otherwise, of course someone with pop-musical criteria, who wants music to grab them by its sheer élan, will enjoy classical music as - at best - a benign anaesthetic.

Edit: To elaborate that point a little, I mean that they will enjoy 'light' classical, and won't listen at all to the rest.


I wouldn't call them stupid or lazy, though. :)

I don't call people who don't worry about things like metaphysics and formal semantics stupid or lazy, even if I could make a pretty convincing case for why it's more 'sophisticated' to worry about them - but not to want to do so, which is often the real issue.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Coco on October 01, 2011, 07:19:31 PM
Drums may be nice, but if you require them even to enjoy music then it's a sign of laziness. It's the same as people who whine about "boring instrumental music".

Yes. And even the simplest classical music has more "rhythm" than most pop music that is supposedly more rhythmic — but if there isn't a constant thud behind every gesture then it's "rhythmless".
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Grazioso on October 02, 2011, 05:33:45 AM
Drums may be nice, but if you require them even to enjoy music then it's a sign of laziness. It's the same as people who whine about "boring instrumental music".

I would posit rather that percussion (or at least percussiveness or a very prominent beat) satisfies a widespread, deeply rooted musical desire across time and cultures. It is surely no coincidence that these things feature so prominently in so many diverse musics--and in the most (literally) popular musical forms.

Along the same lines, song is another deeply rooted musical fundamental: look at classical music's harmonic ancestry in a cappella religious chant and song. Vocal music was granted primacy of status in the Baroque as well. It's hardly lazy for people to desire to hear (and join in with) the human voice.

Yes. And even the simplest classical music has more "rhythm" than most pop music that is supposedly more rhythmic — but if there isn't a constant thud behind every gesture then it's "rhythmless".

How do you mean "more rhythm"? The vast majority of both classical and pop music has fixed rhythms. Ad libitum sections are comparatively rare. Your average baroque piece chugs along at a steady tempo in one time signature. How is that more rhythmic than your typical Western pop song? And of course, you can find rock/pop songs in shifting meters, using hemiola and other metrical "tricks." If you broaden "pop music" to include jazz (questionable in its current incarnation, but some do), then odd meters and polyrhythms become relatively common.

And then if you use "popular music" in the broadest sense of non-scholarly, unwritten music of the people:

http://www.youtube.com/v/He4qVF-AZxQhttp://www.youtube.com/v/9btCyYdsVSEhttp://www.youtube.com/v/p6cByvRheZw
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: chasmaniac on October 02, 2011, 05:58:25 AM
I would posit rather that percussion (or at least percussiveness or a very prominent beat) satisfies a widespread, deeply rooted musical desire across time and cultures. It is surely no coincidence that these things feature so prominently in so many diverse musics--and in the most (literally) popular musical forms.

Along the same lines, song is another deeply rooted musical fundamental: look at classical music's harmonic ancestry in a cappella religious chant and song. Vocal music was granted primacy of status in the Baroque as well. It's hardly lazy for people to desire to hear (and join in with) the human voice.

How do you mean "more rhythm"? The vast majority of both classical and pop music has fixed rhythms. Ad libitum sections are comparatively rare. Your average baroque piece chugs along at a steady tempo in one time signature. How is that more rhythmic than your typical Western pop song? And of course, you can find rock/pop songs in shifting meters, using hemiola and other metrical "tricks." If you broaden "pop music" to include jazz (questionable in its current incarnation, but some do), then odd meters and polyrhythms become relatively common.

And then if you use "popular music" in the broadest sense of non-scholarly, unwritten music of the people:

http://www.youtube.com/v/He4qVF-AZxQhttp://www.youtube.com/v/9btCyYdsVSEhttp://www.youtube.com/v/p6cByvRheZw

+1. Gimme some Elvin Jones, baby!

Graz, you're the most indefatigably sensible forumite I've ever come across.  :)

Now, what d'y'all say about the plague of chest-beating among classical music fans? Harumph!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on October 02, 2011, 06:03:44 AM
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the forest God, known as Paavo Jarvi, is afraid this thread is in danger of losing it's humor, don't force him to turn and look at you  :o
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Grazioso on October 02, 2011, 06:04:22 AM
I'd argue it's simply a clash of paradigms, rather than inherently a lack of listener sophistication.

Consider how we (broadly speaking) apply our own musical norms to much of pop music, when we decide we dislike it. For a classical listener, structural and harmonic sophistication is paramount. For a pop listener, it's not a primary concern - tunes are.

Invention is a mark of good music that carries over between most (all?) genres; but otherwise, of course someone with pop-musical criteria, who wants music to grab them by its sheer élan, will enjoy classical music as - at best - a benign anaesthetic.

Edit: To elaborate that point a little, I mean that they will enjoy 'light' classical, and won't listen at all to the rest.


I wouldn't call them stupid or lazy, though. :)

I don't call people who don't worry about things like metaphysics and formal semantics stupid or lazy, even if I could make a pretty convincing case for why it's more 'sophisticated' to worry about them - but not to want to do so, which is often the real issue.

Well said. I do wonder about the sentence I bolded above. We like to think that's case, but is it? How many classical listeners are cognizant of and can articulate the structures they're exposed to in the music? How many could tell you what a C chord is, let alone perceive and explain the procedures a piece uses to modulate? How many "merely" enjoy the melodies or the drama or the sounds of an orchestra or a piano?

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: kishnevi on October 02, 2011, 08:48:17 AM
Well said. I do wonder about the sentence I bolded above. We like to think that's case, but is it? How many classical listeners are cognizant of and can articulate the structures they're exposed to in the music? How many could tell you what a C chord is, let alone perceive and explain the procedures a piece uses to modulate? How many "merely" enjoy the melodies or the drama or the sounds of an orchestra or a piano?

Being able to enjoy the structure and harmonic depth of a piece does not require in-depth knowledge.   You don't need to know  that composer x is modulating into a distant key via a diminished seventh followed by a minor fourth and then restating the second subject in the new key as a canon in augmentation*  because your ears are telling you in their own way what the music is doing.  If it where otherwise, we wouldn't need recordings or live performances; we'd just need copies of the full score.  But it is that structural and harmonic depth that makes 'classical' music what it is.  Melody and beat are important, but ultimately they serve the structure and harmony, not vice versa.

Whereas pop music's focus lies on the melody.  There can be structural and harmonic depth--except that the commercial pressures seem to continually suppress it--but the key always seems to be melody, which was after all the original germ of human music making.  A popular "pop" song seems to always have a recognizable melody from the very first bar, and focuses on that melody.
I'd say the beat is important but not as important as melody.  (And often enough "light' classics are popular because people hook onto their melodies).

*example made up as I typed this.  And honestly, if I were sitting in a concert hall, I probably wouldn't be able to identify a diminished seventh or minor fourth, or know if the canon I was hearing was in augmentation or diminution, if my life depended on it.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Sandra on October 02, 2011, 11:41:43 AM
I think the argument was that for many listeners pre-recorded, repetitive drum beats are more than satisfactory as the most prominent feature of the music they like. For us (classical music lovers), it's intolerable. We require more sophistication and creativity in the music we enjoy. If admitting this makes us elitists, then so be it.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Renfield on October 02, 2011, 06:33:16 PM
But as you no doubt know, you can actually do pretty sophisticated things with a repetitive beat. And even the pop-like overbearing pre-recorded beats are often derived from electronica, where they can be part of fairly sophisticated counterpoint.

(Not Bach-sophisticated, but sophisticated.)


Point being, it's not the beat, it's how you use it. Though I grant you that uncreative use of drum beats is just that: uncreative.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on October 02, 2011, 07:21:44 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51pLLg9JPbL._SS400_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Renfield on October 02, 2011, 07:23:42 PM
Greg trying to Paavojärvi us back on topic... ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on October 02, 2011, 07:28:03 PM
 
Greg trying to Paavojärvi us back on topic... ;D

Don't get me wrong, it's actually an interesting conversation you are all having, I'm just having fun...so is Paavo.  ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: springrite on October 02, 2011, 07:29:26 PM
Look, I am far more handsome than Dad!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: kishnevi on October 02, 2011, 08:06:40 PM
Antoine posted this in a comment on the Purchases Today thread, but I think it deserves a place here
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/acg/cov200/cm200/m258/m25845nmgoh.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Grazioso on October 03, 2011, 04:45:59 AM
I think the argument was that for many listeners pre-recorded, repetitive drum beats are more than satisfactory as the most prominent feature of the music they like. For us (classical music lovers), it's intolerable. We require more sophistication and creativity in the music we enjoy. If admitting this makes us elitists, then so be it.

You're not in a position to speak for all of us. You're certainly not speaking for me, a hardcore classical music fan for many years.

Being able to enjoy the structure and harmonic depth of a piece does not require in-depth knowledge.   You don't need to know  that composer x is modulating into a distant key via a diminished seventh followed by a minor fourth and then restating the second subject in the new key as a canon in augmentation*  because your ears are telling you in their own way what the music is doing.  If it where otherwise, we wouldn't need recordings or live performances; we'd just need copies of the full score.  But it is that structural and harmonic depth that makes 'classical' music what it is.  Melody and beat are important, but ultimately they serve the structure and harmony, not vice versa.

My signature speaks to the sentence I bolded above. If someone can't consciously recognize and articulate those details, it remains to be seen whether or not he or she is really picking up on them, even subconsciously, and whether he or she understands their import, cleverness, or originality.

I'm not saying one must be a musicologist or musician to enjoy classical music, but precisely because music can be complex and sophisticated, it's dangerous to assume that just listening, without knowing specifically what to listen for, will tell the whole story. It's one thing to enjoy, another to really hear and understand.

Ask your average person to step outside for a few minutes with their eyes closed. Then ask them what they heard. Provided they were even paying attention and not daydreaming, they may say, "I heard some birds and a plane." A skilled birder is going to be able to catalog by sound alone all the audible species heard during the experiment, and suggest what the birds were likely doing. An aviation enthusiast might be able to tell you the general type of plane and approximate airspeed and altitude. It all depends on if a) they're paying attention b) they've trained themselves to notice certain things and c) they can articulate them. Because of their interests and focuses, their emotional reactions are likely to be different, too.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Renfield on October 03, 2011, 06:52:33 AM
Ask your average person to step outside for a few minutes with their eyes closed. Then ask them what they heard. Provided they were even paying attention and not daydreaming, they may say, "I heard some birds and a plane." A skilled birder is going to be able to catalog by sound alone all the audible species heard during the experiment, and suggest what the birds were likely doing. An aviation enthusiast might be able to tell you the general type of plane and approximate airspeed and altitude. It all depends on if a) they're paying attention b) they've trained themselves to notice certain things and c) they can articulate them. Because of their interests and focuses, their emotional reactions are likely to be different, too.

This is a very persuasive argument, that requires some effort on my part to contest.

But I will anyway, as I've a strong feeling that what Jeffrey is saying (and I'd also posit) may have substance: namely, that our subconscious, intuitive capacity to grasp structure may outstrip our conscious ability to codify and express it.

(In which case we may well notice sophistication, even in terms of its form, but not be able to describe it.)

However, I cannot but grant you that (self-)consciously codified acquaintance with a given structure, as in the examples you provide, may qualitatively alter one's experience of that structure. There's certainly experimental evidence backing this. :)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Grazioso on October 03, 2011, 09:55:34 AM
This is a very persuasive argument, that requires some effort on my part to contest.

But I will anyway, as I've a strong feeling that what Jeffrey is saying (and I'd also posit) may have substance: namely, that our subconscious, intuitive capacity to grasp structure may outstrip our conscious ability to codify and express it.

(In which case we may well notice sophistication, even in terms of its form, but not be able to describe it.)

However, I cannot but grant you that (self-)consciously codified acquaintance with a given structure, as in the examples you provide, may qualitatively alter one's experience of that structure. There's certainly experimental evidence backing this. :)

I was wondering about the same possibility. We process stimuli all the time without necessarily being aware of them consciously or being able to conceptualize/verbalize them. The heart knows things the mind doesn't, so to speak. And, to stay with the example of music, I know from experience that once you become cognizant, through practice, of certain musical elements or devices, you start to note them with less and less conscious effort, processing them rather matter-of-factly, just as you process the feeling of the pull of gravity. (I know also from experience how easy it is to miss things in music unless you've been trained to pick them out.)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Sandra on October 04, 2011, 12:05:04 AM
You're not in a position to speak for all of us.

Your distasteful tone aside, why waste an entire sentence like this? How could I, or anyone else, possibly be "in a position" to speak for everyone?

I don't need your consent to make a point that those who love classical music would find music based on synthesizer drum beats (house, techno, etc) a bit more unpalatable.

It's really hard to understand why some people find it so easy to be rude on the internet. Would you really respond like that to people you were having a discussion with around a dinner table?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Grazioso on October 04, 2011, 04:15:44 AM
Your distasteful tone aside, why waste an entire sentence like this? How could I, or anyone else, possibly be "in a position" to speak for everyone?

Because that's exactly what you tried to do:

"For us (classical music lovers), it's intolerable. We require more sophistication and creativity in the music we enjoy. If admitting this makes us elitists, then so be it."

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I don't need your consent to make a point that those who love classical music would find music based on synthesizer drum beats (house, techno, etc) a bit more unpalatable.

You have changed the point you made: "intolerable" is now "a bit more unpalatable."

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It's really hard to understand why some people find it so easy to be rude on the internet. Would you really respond like that to people you were having a discussion with around a dinner table?

I was not being rude, and I'm sorry if you interpreted it that way. On the contrary, I found your statement to be rude, snobby, and inconsiderate of people who like other things in music than you and of classical music fans: we are not all snobs, we do not all hold the sames views on music, we do not all happily consider ourselves elitists.

When making such statements, it would be more respectful to speak for yourself only.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Grazioso on October 04, 2011, 05:24:34 AM
Antoine posted this in a comment on the Purchases Today thread, but I think it deserves a place here
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/acg/cov200/cm200/m258/m25845nmgoh.jpg)

Reminds me a bit of

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giuseppe_Arcimboldo
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on October 04, 2011, 05:06:34 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51TFMZ-3rRL._SS400_.jpg)


"I love you, Antonin."
"I love you too, Nikolaus."
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on October 04, 2011, 05:08:58 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51zIv0AYj5L._SS400_.jpg)


"Don't move Nikolaus, I can see it, it's right at the tip of your nose."
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on October 04, 2011, 05:13:07 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ib43BVc8L._SS400_.jpg)


"Shhh, Nikolaus, don't tell them I'm here."
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Mirror Image on October 04, 2011, 05:17:23 PM
 :P

Yeah, Greg, those are some bad looking covers.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Coco on October 04, 2011, 05:20:25 PM
another one in that vein (not sure if this has been done already)

(http://www.urtextonline.com/images/cHAVEZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on October 04, 2011, 05:21:05 PM
another one in that vein (not sure if this has been done already)

(http://www.urtextonline.com/images/cHAVEZ.jpg)

Man on the right, lookout for the cactus!!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Sandra on October 04, 2011, 10:48:10 PM
Because that's exactly what you tried to do:

"For us (classical music lovers), it's intolerable. We require more sophistication and creativity in the music we enjoy. If admitting this makes us elitists, then so be it."


People generally don't speak in absolutist terms. If someone says something like "the people in Mexico like to eat tacos", would you hurry to tell her that she is not in a position to speak for all Mexicans? Do you think anyone would be stupid enough to make such a statement thinking a full one hundred percent of the population of Mexico likes to eat tacos?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Grazioso on October 05, 2011, 04:17:48 AM
People generally don't speak in absolutist terms. If someone says something like "the people in Mexico like to eat tacos", would you hurry to tell her that she is not in a position to speak for all Mexicans? Do you think anyone would be stupid enough to make such a statement thinking a full one hundred percent of the population of Mexico likes to eat tacos?

If I knew such a statement to be both false/misleading and inflammatory or derisive, yes, I would speak up. Particularly if I was one of the people being misrepresented by the statement.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: mc ukrneal on October 05, 2011, 04:21:50 AM
People generally don't speak in absolutist terms. If someone says something like "the people in Mexico like to eat tacos", would you hurry to tell her that she is not in a position to speak for all Mexicans? Do you think anyone would be stupid enough to make such a statement thinking a full one hundred percent of the population of Mexico likes to eat tacos?
What!?!?!?!?! Mexicans don't like tacos?!?!?!?  :P >:D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on October 05, 2011, 08:31:59 PM
another one in that vein (not sure if this has been done already)

(http://www.urtextonline.com/images/cHAVEZ.jpg)

I have that one. The picture of Chavez is superimposed onto the picture of the group. What is up with that?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on October 05, 2011, 08:33:02 PM
I have that one. The picture of Chavez is superimposed onto the picture of the group. What is up with that?

Chavez missed the photo-shoot?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on October 05, 2011, 09:36:28 PM
"...ninety-nine red balloons go by..."


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51mf-dUBwKL._SS500_.jpg)

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on October 06, 2011, 05:57:50 AM
Chavez missed the photo-shoot?

By what, thirty years, haha?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: kishnevi on October 06, 2011, 10:14:55 AM
"...ninety-nine red balloons go by..."


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51mf-dUBwKL._SS500_.jpg)

Actually, it looks like one really big balloon is about to come down and crush that poor person who's just minding their own business.

BTW--what was the orchestra? Or did Kubelik play all the instruments by himself?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on October 06, 2011, 10:22:26 AM

BTW--what was the orchestra? Or did Kubelik play all the instruments by himself?


It's a combination of hums and whistles.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on October 06, 2011, 05:56:15 PM
Actually, it looks like one really big balloon is about to come down and crush that poor person who's just minding their own business.

:)

The converse of red balloons simply going by...



Quote
BTW--what was the orchestra? Or did Kubelik play all the instruments by himself?

It's apparently part of a cycle Kubelik recorded with the Vienna Philharmonic. I had no idea the set even existed!





Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: kishnevi on October 06, 2011, 06:06:34 PM




Grandpa Munster!

In its own way, that photo is scarier than the Monster Balloon.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on October 06, 2011, 06:21:18 PM
Grandpa Munster!

In its own way, that photo is scarier than the Monster Balloon.

Poor Kubelik. Without KarajanHair® he hasn't got a chance...


Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on October 09, 2011, 11:31:00 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51P6iZtXKcL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Grazioso on October 10, 2011, 04:50:49 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51P6iZtXKcL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

He can use his head to polish his cello.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: springrite on October 10, 2011, 04:53:52 AM
He can use his head to polish his cello.

Only after he polishes the conductor's shoes.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on October 13, 2011, 08:46:33 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51TVLS7bt6L._SS500_.jpg)

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Mirror Image on October 13, 2011, 09:59:20 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51TVLS7bt6L._SS500_.jpg)

Yes, what a horrible and generic looking cover. I'd be ashamed to have released such a monstrosity.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Coco on October 14, 2011, 05:39:15 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51TVLS7bt6L._SS500_.jpg)

"Someday... Love. Will. Find youuuuu."

(http://goldenageofmusicvideo.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/fourserious.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on October 14, 2011, 05:51:12 AM
"Someday... Love. Will. Find youuuuu."

(http://goldenageofmusicvideo.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/fourserious.jpg)


Classic, Coco. Classic.  ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on October 14, 2011, 06:23:33 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Lim-J%2BWSL._SS400_.jpg)

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brahmsian on October 14, 2011, 06:27:41 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Lim-J%2BWSL._SS400_.jpg)

Wow, that is just........random?!?!?!?  *chortle*
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on October 14, 2011, 06:32:03 AM
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"The Crying Game", starring Ceclia Bartoli
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on October 14, 2011, 07:10:42 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Lim-J%2BWSL._SS400_.jpg)

I see a razor and some shaving cream. Could come in handy as a cover for some Rossini.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Grazioso on October 14, 2011, 09:41:48 AM
<<Image removed by Admin>>

"The Crying Game", starring Ceclia Bartoli

Looks like a new, utterly wrong superhero: Naked Marble Opera Diva with a Penis

"Someday... Love. Will. Find youuuuu."

(http://goldenageofmusicvideo.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/fourserious.jpg)

Are they all pissed at Steve Perry?  :o Journey's album covers were actually cool :)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Grazioso on October 14, 2011, 09:42:42 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Lim-J%2BWSL._SS400_.jpg)

It looks like the ibis crapped all over the cover  :D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Luke on October 16, 2011, 06:46:45 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51TVLS7bt6L._SS500_.jpg)

Trouble is, it is a gorgeous CD, for the ears and mind if not the eyes. I play it often and just try not to look.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on October 17, 2011, 04:12:03 AM
Trouble is, it is a gorgeous CD, for the ears and mind if not the eyes. I play it often and just try not to look.


Oh, I agree, Luke, but that's the case with some of the recordings here. In fact here is another goody from phantasm that could've used a little help from the art department, but again some beautiful performances.


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51HxoB3vtkL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Grazioso on October 17, 2011, 04:49:13 AM

Oh, I agree, Luke, but that's the case with some of the recordings here. In fact here is another goody from phantasm that could've used a little help from the art department, but again some beautiful performances.


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51HxoB3vtkL._SS500_.jpg)

Bad Photoshopping seems to have replaced real graphic design these days :(
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on October 17, 2011, 05:52:25 AM
Bad Photoshopping seems to have replaced real graphic design these days :(

Add terrible puns and a lack of imagination to that.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: DavidRoss on October 17, 2011, 06:20:31 AM
"Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned...."
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Grazioso on October 17, 2011, 06:24:59 AM
Add terrible puns and a lack of imagination to that.

I look at those classic Reid Miles covers for Blue Note and lament the loss of the good old days of album art.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: ibanezmonster on October 17, 2011, 07:57:26 PM
Looks like a new, utterly wrong superhero: Naked Marble Opera Diva with a Penis
At least it's small...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on October 17, 2011, 09:04:04 PM
Bad Photoshopping seems to have replaced real graphic design these days :(

Probably the lesser of two evils with a photo-shoot like that: either be photoshopped in or be sitting ducks in real life for bird poop bomb-arama!


Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: kishnevi on October 18, 2011, 12:13:53 PM
Besides that--aren't those seagulls?  If you're going to have birds on an album cover with that name, at least show birds usually associated with singing?  You know, nightingales and robins and skylarks and avians of that ilk...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on October 18, 2011, 09:15:55 PM
Besides that--aren't those seagulls?  If you're going to have birds on an album cover with that name, at least show birds usually associated with singing?  You know, nightingales and robins and skylarks and avians of that ilk...

I can't understand why people won't open their minds up a little. It's always those "greats" -- the cuckoos, the nightingalres et al. Why don't you explore other bird songs? I say give gull-iard a try. If you don't like, take a break and go to the beach a couple of weeks later and listen again.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Grazioso on October 19, 2011, 04:10:46 AM
I can't understand why people won't open their minds up a little. It's always those "greats" -- the cuckoos, the nightingalres et al. Why don't you explore other bird songs? I say give gull-iard a try. If you don't like, take a break and go to the beach a couple of weeks later and listen again.

The raucous, atonal cries of gulls circling a garbage dump are in fact very similar to the modernist experimentation of...  ;)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on October 19, 2011, 04:37:07 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51e-7ZaMAAL._SS400_.jpg)


"Oh wait, everyone! Come back, we forgot to get a photo for the Dvorak disc." -photographer


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51d60pI6MVL._SS400_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Grazioso on October 19, 2011, 05:22:33 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51e-7ZaMAAL._SS400_.jpg)


"Oh wait, everyone! Come back, we forgot to get a photo for the Dvorak disc." -photographer


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51d60pI6MVL._SS400_.jpg)

They're smart: they're wearing white in case the birds in the photo shoot next door poop on their clothes.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on October 19, 2011, 12:08:42 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Lim-J%2BWSL._SS400_.jpg)

I'm glad to see you're taking this Thread seriously. I must commend you. ;)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: kishnevi on October 19, 2011, 07:05:03 PM


"Oh wait, everyone! Come back, we forgot to get a photo for the Dvorak disc." -photographer


Or project manager to the art director: "Oh, we have these stills from the last CD still hanging around.  Let's use one of them.  Be a lot cheaper."

Harmonia Mundi did a similar thing with the first three CDs they released for the Jerusalem Quartet.
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51M77PN63ML._SL500_AA300_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5168m-llfxL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51vWfEfn1VL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
although apparently they did allow one of the musicians to change his shirt to match the others before the final shot.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on October 19, 2011, 07:13:55 PM
although apparently they did allow one of the musicians to change his shirt to match the others before the final shot.

There's always that one bad apple to ruin everything!!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on October 19, 2011, 09:10:49 PM
I'm glad to see you're taking this Thread seriously. I must commend you. ;)

If the record companies would ask us first there wouldn't be these problems!


Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on October 19, 2011, 09:16:20 PM
Or project manager to the art director: "Oh, we have these stills from the last CD still hanging around.  Let's use one of them.  Be a lot cheaper."

The title of Most Notorious Use of Photos from a Single Shoot is awarded to the series of boxes from Warner for their Barenboim boxes (Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner and more recently, Wagner).
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Mirror Image on October 19, 2011, 09:38:06 PM
The title of Most Notorious Use of Photos from a Single Shoot is awarded to the series of boxes from Warner for their Barenboim boxes (Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner and more recently, Wagner).

Don't forget Liszt!!! :D

(http://image.betamonline.com/sdimages/upc12/825646744039.jpg)

And Mozart!!! ;)

(http://boxset.ru/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/barenboim_mozart_the_piano_concertos.jpg)

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on October 19, 2011, 10:24:19 PM
Don't forget Liszt!!! :D

And Mozart!!! ;)

Ah, yes. It's like they worked towards winning the award.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on October 21, 2011, 10:07:09 AM
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Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on October 21, 2011, 07:16:41 PM
Whoa....


Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Mirror Image on October 21, 2011, 08:46:59 PM
Ah, yes. It's like they worked towards winning the award.

They won the award already my friend. :)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Mn Dave on October 22, 2011, 05:29:09 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VowFd3jZL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on October 22, 2011, 05:40:29 AM
That one raises more questions than answers. Is "Ik!" a title unrelated to the image, does it refer to the situation in the image, or is "ik" the sound the Dutch apply to what English-speakers call the sheep's "baah" sound, used like a speech bubble.

I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW. I MUST KNOW.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Coco on October 22, 2011, 05:57:18 AM
:D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Mn Dave on October 22, 2011, 06:04:28 AM
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/ik
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brahmsian on October 22, 2011, 06:05:49 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VowFd3jZL._SS500_.jpg)

Sheep May Not Safely Graze!  ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Grazioso on October 22, 2011, 06:10:48 AM
It's spelled "ick!" and it's what I say to that cover art  :D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Coco on October 22, 2011, 06:36:09 AM
I thought "ik" in Dutch meant "me"
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: DieNacht on October 22, 2011, 11:02:08 AM

They sure look like a rather woollen blazer ensemble.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on November 07, 2011, 08:00:05 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51QdUzhfmcL._SS500_.jpg)

The photos of the man are available, you know! ::)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on November 07, 2011, 08:02:28 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51QdUzhfmcL._SS500_.jpg)

The photos of the man are available, you know! ::)

Wow,  that's just sad. Looks like a series, there must be others.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brahmsian on November 07, 2011, 08:05:31 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51QdUzhfmcL._SS500_.jpg)

The photos of the man are available, you know! ::)

*chuckle*  Looks more like someone portraying the role of Johannes Brahms in a Lord of the Rings film.  ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on November 07, 2011, 08:05:33 AM
Wow,  that's just sad. Looks like a series, there must be others.

Good call. Google was all too eager to offer me suggestions on this. Here's an all-in-one group shot.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61LaSEWKBVL._SS400_.jpg)

All hail the Canon Meisters.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on November 07, 2011, 08:05:57 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51tyanXbKkL._SS500_.jpg)



Hello, Claude.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brahmsian on November 07, 2011, 08:06:59 AM
Good call. Google was all to eager to offer me suggestions on this. Here's an all-in-one group shot.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61LaSEWKBVL._SS400_.jpg)

All hail the Canon Meisters.

The only one I can't quite make out is the dude on the far right?  ???
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on November 07, 2011, 08:09:28 AM
The only one I can't quite make out is the dude on the far right?  ???


It's Vivaldi
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on November 07, 2011, 08:09:55 AM

It's Vivaldi


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51sSfs384DL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on November 07, 2011, 08:09:57 AM
The only one I can't quite make out is the dude on the far right?  ???

Egad! That's Il Prete Rosso! :o
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on November 07, 2011, 08:10:46 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61y7uIudN2L._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brahmsian on November 07, 2011, 08:11:07 AM

It's Vivaldi

Ok, that actually was my hunch, but just wasn't 100% sure.  :D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on November 07, 2011, 08:15:05 AM
They have a whole -- and fairly modern-looking, if I may add -- website: http://www.riseofthemasters.com/composers/

Go forth and waste time.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: springrite on November 07, 2011, 08:17:41 AM
As these images are posted here, I wouldn't doubt that there are people who bought these recordings because of their love for the cover art!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on November 07, 2011, 08:18:39 AM
They have a whole -- and fairly modern-looking, if I may add -- website: http://www.riseofthemasters.com/composers/

Go forth and waste time.


When is this epic movie being released?
Bach is the Godfather, while Beethoven is the mastermind of the gang. Debussy is the smart but goofy genius.
Schubert and Schumann are the young, but out of control guns hired for action.
Then there's Vivaldi, some call him the silent assassin.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: The new erato on November 07, 2011, 08:18:51 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61y7uIudN2L._SS500_.jpg)
No, that must be wrong. Grieg was so short (1,55 m) that only the crown of his hair would have been vsible if that had been an actual photo.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brahmsian on November 07, 2011, 08:19:01 AM
As these images are posted here, I wouldn't doubt that there are people who bought these recordings because of their love for the cover art!

*cancels purchase*  jk  ;)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on November 07, 2011, 08:24:02 AM
Schubert and Schumann are the young, but out of control guns hired for action.

Schubert and "hired for action"? Nah. The love-sick, slightly effeminate son of the boss, maybe. :D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on November 07, 2011, 08:25:44 AM
Schubert and "hired for action"? Nah. The love-sick, slightly effeminate son of the boss, maybe. :D


Good call.  :D
Handel so looks like the bad guy in this film.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on November 07, 2011, 12:01:57 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61y7uIudN2L._SS500_.jpg)

...starring Gary Oldman... or is it Marjoe Gortner?...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on November 07, 2011, 12:02:52 PM
Kudos for digging that schlock up! Some things are bad, and some things are amazing! ??? :o :-\
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on November 07, 2011, 12:03:33 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51QdUzhfmcL._SS500_.jpg)

The photos of the man are available, you know! ::)

...starring Matthew Modine as Brahms...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: kishnevi on November 07, 2011, 07:36:03 PM
I'm not sure which is the better line:  Mozart is making an opera you can't refuse or Bach is making a 1079 you can't refuse.

And this line from the website suggest a horror movie, not a mob movie:
Our most well know classical composers are alive again and they are stronger than ever!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on November 08, 2011, 11:30:14 AM
(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/a2/ba/3f8c024128a00909874be010.L.jpg)


This one is in dire need of a caption.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: DavidRoss on November 12, 2011, 12:04:30 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61lLFnLdHIL._SS400_.jpg)

Gag me with a spoon!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on November 12, 2011, 12:13:11 PM
Talk to the hand.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/311lShjB7KL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Szykneij on November 12, 2011, 12:29:40 PM
(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/a2/ba/3f8c024128a00909874be010.L.jpg)

(http://www.generalentertainment.com/artists/turtles.jpg)

Was Levine a turtle in an earlier life?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on November 12, 2011, 03:19:54 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61lLFnLdHIL._SS400_.jpg)

Gag me with a spoon!

I erased everything I said. It's that bad. :(
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on November 12, 2011, 03:23:20 PM
(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/a2/ba/3f8c024128a00909874be010.L.jpg)


This one is in dire need of a caption.

...Hi...

...no, no...please, call me Jimmy...

...oh, really? Me too!... more bubbly?...

...ahh, James Levine,... for when a night has to be,...must be... sexxxy!!!...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on November 12, 2011, 08:06:06 PM
...Hi...

...no, no...please, call me Jimmy...

...oh, really? Me too!... more bubbly?...

...ahh, James Levine,... for when a night has to be,...must be... sexxxy!!!...


 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: knight66 on November 13, 2011, 02:25:08 AM
(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/a2/ba/3f8c024128a00909874be010.L.jpg)


This one is in dire need of a caption.

It's cold out, innit?

Mike
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on November 16, 2011, 09:50:04 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51P6iZtXKcL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61ok8zqI%2BjL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

The Yankee version, I assume.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on November 16, 2011, 11:32:06 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61ok8zqI%2BjL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

The Yankee version, I assume.

Hehe, that one is quite clever - the reference (amongst others):

(http://i.imgur.com/1dBHp.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on November 16, 2011, 11:37:34 AM
Should be the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra for the Yankee edition, to be sure.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on November 27, 2011, 09:24:42 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71%2B71qEvnoL.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/p2gaJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on November 27, 2011, 09:29:59 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71%2B71qEvnoL.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/p2gaJ.jpg)

 :o :o :o

             :'( :'( :'(


Beavis: It's..huh huh... it's bulging!, huh huh...

Butthead: Bulging cor...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on November 28, 2011, 06:24:39 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61VehEKvLqL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on November 28, 2011, 06:31:12 AM
Why.

Why.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on November 28, 2011, 06:36:09 AM


 :o

DUDE!!!

Don't do that ever again!  >:(
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on November 28, 2011, 08:04:28 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61VehEKvLqL._SS500_.jpg)

Wasn't Demeter some horribly bitchy Greek Goddess?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: jowcol on November 28, 2011, 11:58:05 AM
Pardon me if any of these have been run before--

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_BaxMlnoKZyY/SowtqGu8W1I/AAAAAAAABnQ/XzDXEAG8V7c/s400/antonin-dvorak-funny-covers.jpg)
(http://www.rockonchicago.com/tristan/albumtwofer/twofer21.jpg)
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_0xItbPYwPwI/TM9RLg1Dh5I/AAAAAAAAAiM/OLv-lD76eXg/s1600/Worst+Album+Cover+Ever.jpg)
(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/3456/miaskovskyass.jpg)
(http://musicology.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/12/10/stravinsky.jpg)



Outside of teh classical realm, there are many sites dedicated to the most horrific assaults on the eyes possible.




Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Papy Oli on November 28, 2011, 12:10:55 PM

oh boy.....
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Florestan on December 15, 2011, 12:55:44 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51-TyR-vyLL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Some like it long...  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: knight66 on December 18, 2011, 11:36:12 PM
Imagine the poses they rejected from that shoot. Probably took a whole day to capture that image.

Mike
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on December 19, 2011, 08:54:52 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51-TyR-vyLL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Some like it long...  ;D ;D ;D

She's wearing...jeans! :o
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Mirror Image on December 24, 2011, 06:54:36 PM
I really don't like this cover:

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B004OZRP5U.01.L.jpg)

I mean what does this have to do with anything?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: springrite on December 24, 2011, 08:08:16 PM
I really don't like this cover:

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B004OZRP5U.01.L.jpg)

I mean what does this have to do with anything?

Galatasaray is the top football (soccer) club in Turkey, much like Manchester United, Barcelona or Real Madrid, thus the football.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Mirror Image on December 24, 2011, 08:20:37 PM
Galatasaray is the top football (soccer) club in Turkey, much like Manchester United, Barcelona or Real Madrid, thus the football.

Ah, I see. Thanks for the clarification, spriterite. Oh, and I still don't like the cover. :)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: springrite on December 24, 2011, 11:08:51 PM
Ah, I see. Thanks for the clarification, spriterite. Oh, and I still don't like the cover. :)

I am sure you would excuse the cover had the music been Koechlin.

Well, OK, you still wouldn't like the cover. Just switch to the back of the cover and it'd look better. Galatasaray isn't worth it anyway.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Todd on January 25, 2012, 07:18:01 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51t3lvA47FL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)



Not sure if this has been posted before.  It's unpleasant.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: eyeresist on January 29, 2012, 05:16:00 PM
I suspect the above cover to be a hoax.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on February 08, 2012, 06:11:45 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/2SHyD.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on February 08, 2012, 06:17:04 AM
Sarge will likely disagree. ;)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Sergeant Rock on February 08, 2012, 06:28:12 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/2SHyD.jpg)

That's just appalling....and of course I love it  ;D

Sarge
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on February 08, 2012, 05:42:07 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/2SHyD.jpg)

I would have this one for ironic wall art, right alongside the notorious Boult Planets also on Westminster. And this movie poster (http://www.wrongsideoftheart.com/wp-content/gallery/posters-f/fly_me_poster_01.jpg).
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on February 09, 2012, 11:26:14 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Y4cLl.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on February 09, 2012, 11:35:36 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Y4cLl.jpg)

I'd love to talk to the "creative designer" behind that one. (Of course, how long we talk will be limited by the asylum's visiting hours. :()
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on February 10, 2012, 04:55:35 AM
.




I absolutely love the Fey/Haydn performances, but this cover is too much, too much Fey.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: fridden on February 10, 2012, 05:00:13 AM
There is this site at http://lpcoverlover.com/ (http://lpcoverlover.com/), and among them I found this:

(http://lpcoverlover.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01.resized/a409498fe960ade0ec1fd578c30088bc_image_document_large.jpg)


Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on February 10, 2012, 05:03:24 AM
There is this site at http://lpcoverlover.com/ (http://lpcoverlover.com/), and among them I found this:

(http://i.imgur.com/tq6fT.jpg)

Eek ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on February 10, 2012, 05:04:18 AM
There is this site at http://lpcoverlover.com/ (http://lpcoverlover.com/), and among them I found this:

(http://lpcoverlover.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01.resized/a409498fe960ade0ec1fd578c30088bc_image_document_large.jpg)


Thanks for the link, those were some great covers!  ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: The new erato on February 10, 2012, 05:15:32 AM
He's violating poodles as well.

(http://ring.cdandlp.com/lerayonvert/photo_grande/114754420.jpg)

Would have loved a Frank Zappa tune about this.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: listener on March 12, 2012, 09:36:09 PM
another classic from ABC/WESTMINSTER
seeking a crossover audience for Norman Treigle?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on March 31, 2012, 11:18:33 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/DFzZV.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on March 31, 2012, 11:53:16 AM
THIS... is the worst one ever:

http://www.amazon.com/Music-Stefan-Wolpe-Volume-5/dp/B002RS7MZ4/ref=sr_1_14?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1333223530&sr=1-14

UN-BE-LEEEEEV-ABLE!!!! :o Wolpe???
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Szykneij on March 31, 2012, 12:45:54 PM

(http://i.imgur.com/DFzZV.jpg)(http://mimg.ugo.com/201003/38921/cuts/wayne-knight-seinfeld_480x270.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: knight66 on April 01, 2012, 02:58:34 AM
Music about nothing I assume.

Mike
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: DieNacht on April 05, 2012, 06:50:37 AM
This one just attacked me from the GMG-screen´s upper bar:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/514kjAQCqfL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: kishnevi on April 05, 2012, 07:44:57 AM
This one just attacked me from the GMG-screen´s upper bar:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/514kjAQCqfL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

 :D  >:D

When Sadko posted that to the Listening thread, I immediately called it as a good one for this thread.

Of course, our own interchange here probably means it will keep attacking GMGers for a little while longer.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: DieNacht on April 05, 2012, 09:03:40 AM
:D  >:D

When Sadko posted that to the Listening thread, I immediately called it as a good one for this thread.

Of course, our own interchange here probably means it will keep attacking GMGers for a little while longer.

.......... and it´s only "Volume 1", he´s just getting started ... 
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on April 06, 2012, 06:09:25 AM
What is it with aging big hair 'rock star' types from the '70s (obviously our friend here) who continue to insist on 'rockin'' the 'do well into the onset of actual hair 'problems'?

See: David Lee Roth, all '80s hair metal, I don't know, you tell me...
Title: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on April 26, 2012, 08:47:14 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/4c61fab9-89da-31dd.jpg)

Crocodile Dundee does furries.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: DieNacht on April 26, 2012, 09:01:02 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/4c61fab9-89da-31dd.jpg)

Crocodile Dundee does furries.

Somehow I don´t think Igor Markevitch would have approved of that one ...

(http://blog.codaex.de/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Igor-Markevitch.jpg)

STOP THAT; PLEASE !
Title: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on April 26, 2012, 10:08:03 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/4c61fab9-9ce4-47da.jpg)

Not saying this really is an "awful" cover, but I love that the left hand gets in on the photo op.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: eyeresist on April 26, 2012, 05:09:34 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/4c61fab9-89da-31dd.jpg)
I don't think this looks bad. Having the people in various costumes is colourful and appealing. I'm sure it sounded pretty wretched though.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on April 26, 2012, 07:05:04 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/4c61fab9-9ce4-47da.jpg)

Not saying this really is an "awful" cover, but I love that the left hand gets in on the photo op.

Haha, that's good. I was taken aback as I scrolled and only saw the top and said, awww, I love that album! :'( Yes, a lot of these could be a lot lot worse.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on April 28, 2012, 06:32:48 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51lv5j3H-oL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ywLJBZWOL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

I'm not entirely convinced that's the same guy.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: knight66 on April 28, 2012, 09:41:34 PM
I guess getting one's right hand nailed to the wall tends to age one.

Mike
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: The new erato on April 28, 2012, 11:27:11 PM
I guess getting one's right hand nailed to the wall tends to age one.

Mike
Not to mention listening to the harpsichord.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on April 29, 2012, 11:19:33 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/4c61fab9-9ce4-47da.jpg)

Not saying this really is an "awful" cover, but I love that the left hand gets in on the photo op.

That picture makes Seiji Ozawa looks like one of the Ladies Who Lunch.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on April 29, 2012, 04:28:30 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51lv5j3H-oL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ywLJBZWOL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

I'm not entirely convinced that's the same guy.

Hey, the guy on the right is that actor from 'Scream'!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on April 29, 2012, 04:29:49 PM

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51lv5j3H-oL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ywLJBZWOL._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcReQysquwld9D4iFgSu3CEhil4x1C1CLydlpjV0P3HDTOSMOv0NVA)

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: eyeresist on April 29, 2012, 07:18:32 PM
Not to mention listening to the harpsichord.

:D
 
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on April 30, 2012, 06:09:19 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51lv5j3H-oL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ywLJBZWOL._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcReQysquwld9D4iFgSu3CEhil4x1C1CLydlpjV0P3HDTOSMOv0NVA)

NO!! The OTHER guy from 'Scream',... Matthew Lillard(?),... 'rubber face'
Title: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on April 30, 2012, 06:22:44 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/a6890890-ae30-3196.jpg)

Damn, I really screwed that one up.
Title: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on May 01, 2012, 03:23:19 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/4c61fab9-9ce4-47da.jpg)

Not saying this really is an "awful" cover, but I love that the left hand gets in on the photo op.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/4c61fab9-d579-a9da.jpg)

The many faces of Ozawa.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: The new erato on May 01, 2012, 05:22:53 AM
He didn't even change shirts between sessions?   ???
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: BobsterLobster on May 01, 2012, 08:02:11 AM
Just found the following beauty, the most hilariously awful CD cover I've ever seen. I challenge anybody to beat this!

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51kH9xlEd0L._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Szykneij on May 01, 2012, 11:18:18 AM
Just found the following beauty, the most hilariously awful CD cover I've ever seen. I challenge anybody to beat this!

Freud would have a field day with that image.   :o
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: BobsterLobster on May 06, 2012, 11:51:43 AM
Very cheesy...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Djt7WbjtL._SS400_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on May 06, 2012, 04:07:08 PM
Just found the following beauty, the most hilariously awful CD cover I've ever seen. I challenge anybody to beat this!

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51kH9xlEd0L._SS500_.jpg)

Haha :o it MUST be from the '70s ;)!! At least 'inspired' by it,... gwaaack :-\...

Been watching to much Pekinpah ::)...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: DieNacht on May 23, 2012, 08:13:18 AM
(http://i.prs.to/t_200/emi6447012.jpg)

Downright scandalous - unbelievable ...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: springrite on May 23, 2012, 08:15:57 AM
(http://i.prs.to/t_200/emi6447012.jpg)

Downright scandalous - unbelievable ...

Now, if they title the CD "Witch of the Piano"... maybe, just maybe it'd be less inappropriate, for some. But I agree this is awful!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: The new erato on May 23, 2012, 08:50:11 AM
This is what happens when people age. I see it as honest and truthful.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: DieNacht on May 23, 2012, 09:06:17 AM
It´s not the element of age I oppose against, there are many great photos of the elderly Argerich - it´s the combination of the sunset colours and the grey portrait that is surreal and extremely unattractive, making her look like a ghost IMO.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Sammy on May 23, 2012, 09:33:05 AM
It´s not the element of age I oppose against, there are many great photos of the elderly Argerich - it´s the combination of the sunset colours and the grey portrait that is surreal and extremely unattractive, making her look like a ghost IMO.

Yes, it's a horrible photo.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: The new erato on May 23, 2012, 10:21:35 AM
It's a bad photo, photoshopped onto a blurry background, I see that. That in itself doesn't qualify it as horrible, for many labels that seems to be the norm.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Sammy on May 23, 2012, 01:12:43 PM
It's a bad photo, photoshopped onto a blurry background, I see that. That in itself doesn't qualify it as horrible, for many labels that seems to be the norm.

I'm looking at it and find it horribly bad. :P
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on June 02, 2012, 08:59:07 AM
(http://i.prs.to/t_200/miraremir168.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on June 02, 2012, 09:27:17 AM
(http://i.prs.to/t_200/miraremir168.jpg)

Hehe... I was thinking the same about a day ago, while going through the list of Future Releases at Presto.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on June 02, 2012, 09:31:47 AM
Hehe... I was thinking the same about a day ago, while going through the list of Future Releases at Presto.

Exactly where I saw it!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on June 02, 2012, 10:06:52 AM
Exactly where I saw it!

Um... I knew that. That's why I mentioned it! ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: kishnevi on June 02, 2012, 04:28:16 PM
(http://i.prs.to/t_200/miraremir168.jpg)

Given the CD title, I suspect we have a concept that wasn't completely thought through.

That, or a failed attempted synchronized  leaping,  and lack of synchronization in a string quartet does not bode well.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: The new erato on June 03, 2012, 05:39:13 AM
They are probabaly punk fans doing some pogo jumping.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on June 03, 2012, 06:06:36 AM

ttp://www.amazon.com/Liszt-Opera-Paraphrases-F/dp/B000005GLS/ref=sr_1_13?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1338735939&sr=1-13

Can someone open this?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: springrite on June 03, 2012, 06:08:44 AM
ttp://www.amazon.com/Liszt-Opera-Paraphrases-F/dp/B000005GLS/ref=sr_1_13?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1338735939&sr=1-13

Can someone open this?

As soon as you add an "h" it opens. A miracle!
http://www.amazon.com/Liszt-Opera-Paraphrases-F/dp/B000005GLS/ref=sr_1_13?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1338735939&sr=1-13
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: JerryS on June 09, 2012, 07:57:00 AM
No artwork, but some unusual spelling!

(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/1862565/concherto.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Szykneij on June 10, 2012, 01:20:59 PM
(http://www.sequenza21.com/cdreviews/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/616F8RZBsXL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Now, number 110 on this one could truly be called a "concherto".
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: kishnevi on June 10, 2012, 05:59:29 PM
(http://www.sequenza21.com/cdreviews/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/616F8RZBsXL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Now, number 110 on this one could truly be called a "concherto".

That CD is probably popular in Key West (aka "the Conch Republic").
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on June 11, 2012, 04:48:31 AM
I saw this on vinyl at the used bookshop and decided that it is an absolutely essential part of my future art collection.

(http://991.com/newGallery/The-Firehouse-Five-Plus-Crashes-A-Party-466641.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on June 11, 2012, 07:17:01 AM
I saw this on vinyl at the used bookshop and decided that it is an absolutely essential part of my future art collection.

(http://991.com/newGallery/The-Firehouse-Five-Plus-Crashes-A-Party-466641.jpg)

As bad as this may be, I give it high points for creativity.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: ibanezmonster on June 11, 2012, 06:40:18 PM
(http://991.com/newGallery/The-Firehouse-Five-Plus-Crashes-A-Party-466641.jpg)

Men have died for this music. You can't get more serious than that.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on June 17, 2012, 04:03:58 PM
(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/f8/34/774fc060ada0164e5b4cf110.L._AA350_.jpg)

It's a Bernstein Man-wich! On white bread it seems.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on June 17, 2012, 04:22:55 PM
Man-tastic!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: eyeresist on June 17, 2012, 05:18:08 PM
Something nauseating about that one.....
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on June 17, 2012, 05:33:41 PM
I would be pissed if I were Schubert, definitely not a good angle.
Title: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on June 20, 2012, 07:36:54 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/4c61fab9-a4a2-afc6.jpg)

Did Mehta guest host the Lawrence Welk show
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: The new erato on June 22, 2012, 04:02:16 AM
I actually have that LP. The first Berlioz recording I ever bought, so help me God.
Title: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on June 24, 2012, 01:10:43 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/a693799f-9016-9ea9.jpg)


Worse than the Eye of Sauron, it's the Head of Richard.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: eyeresist on June 24, 2012, 08:23:03 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/a693799f-9016-9ea9.jpg)

Worse than the Eye of Sauron, it's the Head of Richard.

Holy shit! We've seen some bad ones, but this really takes the cake for total lack of taste and judgement.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Mirror Image on June 24, 2012, 08:31:24 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/a693799f-9016-9ea9.jpg)


Worse than the Eye of Sauron, it's the Head of Richard.

Yeah, that's just...ah...well....bad.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lethevich on June 25, 2012, 03:06:55 AM
http://www.theclassicalshop.net/Details.aspx?CatalogueNumber=I7%200352

Chandos is kindly offering this for half-price this hour.

(http://i.imgur.com/abGQW.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Florestan on June 25, 2012, 03:13:26 AM
http://www.theclassicalshop.net/Details.aspx?CatalogueNumber=I7%200352

Chandos is kindly offering this for half-price this hour.

(http://i.imgur.com/abGQW.jpg)

As a well known and fitting Romanian joke goes: dude, your wife has run away!  ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Papy Oli on June 25, 2012, 12:57:40 PM
Come on Jeff, play it cool...  8)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61YqKTxqd6L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on June 25, 2012, 01:00:05 PM
Come on Jeff, play it cool...  8)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61YqKTxqd6L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

All he's missing is a sifter of brandy.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Papy Oli on June 25, 2012, 01:00:32 PM
well, they're happy...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61wufFSGjEL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: nico1616 on June 25, 2012, 01:06:22 PM
well, they're happy...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61wufFSGjEL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Oh my, and I always loved Sarah Walker's Dejanira on the Gardiner recording.
I will try to not to link this image with her great singing  :-X
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Papy Oli on June 25, 2012, 01:09:30 PM
how many pictures of myself can I squeeze on a cover I wonder... let's try 10, shall we....

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41171Q9E9BL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)


that's where searching amazon classical CD for £0.50 to £ 0.70 takes you, people.... be warned...  :-X
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Papy Oli on June 25, 2012, 01:12:09 PM
Merry christmas....time to be jolly and all that...  ;D

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61Q2yVDtI2L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Papy Oli on June 25, 2012, 01:16:04 PM
Merry christmas....time to be jolly and all that...  ;D

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41aPxCvHHVL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Papy Oli on June 25, 2012, 01:17:49 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61sPLg05hAL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

I am scared, I am scarred... both...not sure any more....  ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Papy Oli on June 25, 2012, 01:21:43 PM
ok... try dapper...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5174WJ7F4HL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: nico1616 on June 25, 2012, 01:24:21 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61sPLg05hAL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

I am scared, I am scarred... both...not sure any more....  ;D

I sure would like to hear that: yodelling Mozart and Strauss  :-X
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Papy Oli on June 25, 2012, 01:25:52 PM
errr.....


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61nRn0b2PqL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Papy Oli on June 25, 2012, 01:33:09 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61ZHCCNPjgL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on June 25, 2012, 06:56:24 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61ZHCCNPjgL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Cleaning out the closet, eh papy? You've Got Gold in them thar crawlspace boxes! ;) ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on June 25, 2012, 07:59:29 PM
how many pictures of myself can I squeeze on a cover I wonder... let's try 10, shall we....

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41171Q9E9BL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)


that's where searching amazon classical CD for £0.50 to £ 0.70 takes you, people.... be warned...  :-X

10?? What about 20?

(http://classicvinyl.com/files/images/1234e_0.jpg)

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on June 26, 2012, 07:49:14 AM
 :-*



Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on June 26, 2012, 07:53:44 AM
Here, let me take care of that itch for you.

(http://i.prs.to/t_200/sony82876873822.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on June 26, 2012, 01:03:06 PM
ok... try dapper...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5174WJ7F4HL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

His (failed) audition photo for Cutthroat Island?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on June 26, 2012, 01:03:59 PM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_FPpiWNARTt4/THN42681qOI/AAAAAAAAMA8/MC1mym9jKnc/s400/Muti1.jpg)


Leave the gun, take the cannoli.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Papy Oli on June 26, 2012, 01:05:33 PM
10?? What about 20?
(http://classicvinyl.com/files/images/1234e_0.jpg)

touché.

 ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: kishnevi on June 26, 2012, 02:41:18 PM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_FPpiWNARTt4/THN42681qOI/AAAAAAAAMA8/MC1mym9jKnc/s400/Muti1.jpg)


Leave the gun, take the cannoli.

An orchestra you can't refuse.
Title: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on June 26, 2012, 06:31:07 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/4c61fab9-7e24-ad50.jpg)


"I'm sorry, what did you say?"

"Yeah, yeah, but what are their names?"

"I'm also huge fan of Breastein."

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Mirror Image on June 26, 2012, 07:07:26 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/4c61fab9-7e24-ad50.jpg)


"I'm sorry, what did you say?"

"Yeah, yeah, but what are their names?"

"I'm also huge fan of Breastein."

In addition to Breastein, I'm also a fan of Boober.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on June 26, 2012, 07:28:05 PM
In addition to Breastein, I'm also a fan of Boober.

Samuel Boober, Leonard Breastein, Benjamin Titten, Aaron Copfeel, Charles T. Boobies, Roger Milfer.

...I'm rather fond of "Benjamin Titten."
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Mirror Image on July 03, 2012, 03:52:52 PM
ok... try dapper...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5174WJ7F4HL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

All he needs is a patch over his eye, a parrot on his shoulder, a bandana around his head, and he'll be ready to say "Shiver me timbers." :D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on July 04, 2012, 11:35:39 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51xjd8gzOqL._SL500_AA350_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51prKxymxxL._SL500_AA350_.jpg)

Goerne is very mad, then he's just worn out and has a headache from yelling. The whole time Brendel couldn't give a shit.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: kishnevi on July 04, 2012, 05:06:38 PM
And if you notice, the Brendel images were all from the same photo shoot (unless he wore that sweater and shirt a heck of a lot).
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on July 05, 2012, 05:38:24 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51462ttuUKL._SL500_AA350_.jpg)


Yep, still angry.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Gurn Blanston on July 05, 2012, 05:48:09 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51xjd8gzOqL._SL500_AA350_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51prKxymxxL._SL500_AA350_.jpg)

Goerne is very mad, then he's just worn out and has a headache from yelling. The whole time Brendel couldn't give a shit.

Indeed, the covers are amusing. I have the disk on the right and it is among my favorites. Not even PI....  :)

8)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: mc ukrneal on July 06, 2012, 11:35:08 AM
Here's one that doesn't really work well.
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Djl6ezSQL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Szykneij on July 07, 2012, 07:15:32 AM
Here's one that doesn't really work well.
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Djl6ezSQL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

If his name was Graham Casket the imagery might work better.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: eyeresist on July 08, 2012, 04:23:34 PM
Here's one that doesn't really work well.
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Djl6ezSQL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Lemme guess - artist's own label?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: vandermolen on July 14, 2012, 05:02:23 AM
This must be a serious contender:

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: escher on July 14, 2012, 06:35:30 AM
a serious contender of what?

(http://www.eyeballpress.com/Henry/RichardMiller.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on July 14, 2012, 06:39:30 AM
This must be a serious contender:



a serious contender of what?

(http://www.eyeballpress.com/Henry/RichardMiller.jpg)

HAHAHAHAHA!!! :D :D :D

SERIOUSLY!,... oh, just sitting there at the organ,... ahhh,...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Szykneij on July 14, 2012, 07:00:50 AM
Back of Little Richard Miller album:

(http://media.sdreader.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2011/May/25/wtfz51_t620.jpg?fbf2daa044e08a86b24c9c38cd7501865a0e2373)

Not sure if this one was already posted:

(http://media.sdreader.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2011/May/25/wtfz85_t620.jpg?fbf2daa044e08a86b24c9c38cd7501865a0e2373)

Lots of great album covers here:

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/jam-session/2011/may/25/worst-album-covers-of-all-time/ (http://www.sandiegoreader.com/weblogs/jam-session/2011/may/25/worst-album-covers-of-all-time/)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Wendell_E on July 15, 2012, 03:20:14 AM
a serious contender of what?

(http://www.eyeballpress.com/Henry/RichardMiller.jpg)

Back in my Southern Baptist churchgoing days (late 60s-early 70s) he (or someone like him) once played at our church.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: eyeresist on July 15, 2012, 04:56:16 PM
Haw. Disabled people are funny.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: escher on July 16, 2012, 12:44:00 AM
Haw. Disabled people are funny.

well you know, if they are in a car park with an organ under the title "jesus uses me" and an oval with the face of jesus they could be funny too.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on July 16, 2012, 05:23:33 AM
I LOVE that cover. The colors are so '70s,... it reminds me of the 'simpler' times,... ahhhh,...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Ataraxia on July 23, 2012, 04:58:39 PM
 :D
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_FPpiWNARTt4/SPdW-ZHg4-I/AAAAAAAAFV8/PiKKF9m55Cc/s400/innocentear.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Todd on July 23, 2012, 05:26:58 PM
(Were only it real.)

(http://blogs.houstonpress.com/rocks/ministers-quartet-let-me-touch-him.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Szykneij on July 24, 2012, 02:24:42 AM
:D
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_FPpiWNARTt4/SPdW-ZHg4-I/AAAAAAAAFV8/PiKKF9m55Cc/s400/innocentear.jpg)

Breaking news!
Research has confirmed that Beethoven's head was a D-cup!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: vandermolen on July 24, 2012, 09:50:37 AM
The last two are hilarious - thank you.  :D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on July 24, 2012, 09:53:49 AM
Tony, you're an animal!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on July 24, 2012, 10:32:29 AM
Okay, one can't do anything about it if the opera itself was staged this way. Still, I can't help reeling back with disgust when this pops up every now and then at the top banner. Was there a mention or discussion about this recording recently?

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Ataraxia on July 24, 2012, 10:34:07 AM
Where did they get that picture of me?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on July 24, 2012, 10:35:25 AM
Where did they get that picture of me?

In The Shed, of course.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Ataraxia on July 24, 2012, 10:37:09 AM
What happens in The Shed is supposed to stay in The Shed.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on July 24, 2012, 10:40:26 AM
What happens in The Shed is supposed to stay in The Shed.

And all the clothes that you shed for that shot are still there, apparently.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Ataraxia on July 24, 2012, 10:41:44 AM
If that little donkey says anything it's a damn lie!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on July 24, 2012, 10:46:59 AM
What happens in The Shed is supposed to stay in The Shed.

The Shed contains All; so, yes: it has stayed in the Shed : )

Where did they get that picture of me?

Roz, white courtesy telephone, please . . . .
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on July 24, 2012, 10:55:24 AM
(http://gregscottmoeller.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/orpheus-white.jpg?w=500&h=500)


How lame, Paavo has to get his face everywhere these days, as if his mug on every CSO disc wasn't enough, now he's on Orpheus CO covers.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: PaulR on July 24, 2012, 10:57:39 AM
(http://gregscottmoeller.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/orpheus-white.jpg?w=500&h=500)


How lame, Paavo has to get his face everywhere these days, as if his mug on every CSO disc wasn't enough, now he's on Orpheus CO covers.
Am I the only one who thinks it's weird how the shirt is cutoff?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on July 24, 2012, 10:58:37 AM
Am I the only one who thinks it's weird how the shirt is cutoff?

You are all too precise on this forum.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: PaulR on July 24, 2012, 11:00:11 AM
You are all too precise on this forum.
I'm just saying......there's nothing else on that cover, they could have stretched the photo, or even put a border up.

EDIT:  That's not a real CD cover?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Gurn Blanston on July 24, 2012, 11:01:03 AM
If that little donkey says anything it's a damn lie!

Welcome to Minnesota, where men are men and sheep are terrified!

8)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on July 24, 2012, 11:15:59 AM
EDIT:  That's not a real CD cover?

Incredibly, the real cover is ALSO a portrait of Paavo Jarvi.

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on July 24, 2012, 11:17:43 AM
Incredibly, the real cover is ALSO a portrait of Paavo Jarvi.



Haha!

I'm just saying......there's nothing else on that cover, they could have stretched the photo, or even put a border up.

they = me  ;D

just a quick little patch job for shits & giggles
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: PaulR on July 24, 2012, 11:19:05 AM
Haha!

they = me  ;D

just a quick little patch job for shits & giggles
That went right over my head. ha (way to look stupid Paul!)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on July 24, 2012, 11:34:38 AM
Paul, the give-away was a conductor, for the conductor-less Orpheus Ch Orch ; )
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on July 24, 2012, 11:44:16 AM
Paul, the give-away was a conductor, for the conductor-less Orpheus Ch Orch ; )

BINGO!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: The new erato on July 24, 2012, 12:22:02 PM


EDIT:  That's not a real CD cover?
Welcome to GMG; the place "where nothing is real". Nothing to get hung about.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on July 24, 2012, 12:27:40 PM
Welcome to GMG; the place "where nothing is real". Nothing to get hung about.

Amazon spending forever.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on July 24, 2012, 12:49:55 PM
(http://gregscottmoeller.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/orpheus-white.jpg?w=500&h=500)


How lame, Paavo has to get his face everywhere these days, as if his mug on every CSO disc wasn't enough, now he's on Orpheus CO covers.


"The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is a top-notch group of talented musicians that can convey the emotion and passion behind any work they perform. Unfortunately, the only thing this group lacks is, me. And that's a damn shame." -Paavo Jarvi, quoted sometime at some bar.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Wendell_E on July 24, 2012, 12:57:19 PM
Okay, one can't do anything about it if the opera itself was staged this way. Still, I can't help reeling back with disgust when this pops up every now and then at the top banner. Was there a mention or discussion about this recording recently?



Lis (uffeviking) has it, but didn't like it much.  She didn't write about it here, as far as I can find, but did write about it at my forum (http://operafriendsinexile.yuku.com/reply/20297/Electrifying-Trovatore-in-Brussels#reply-20297).  Yes, the thread's about a Trovatore in Brussels, but that's where she wrote about the Don Giovanni.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Ataraxia on July 24, 2012, 05:02:01 PM
"Hey! You wanna shut up while I'm playin'?"
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61VehEKvLqL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on July 25, 2012, 12:49:13 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51-6VjwFRHL.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: kishnevi on July 25, 2012, 04:08:26 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51-6VjwFRHL.jpg)

Rather looks like he was preparing to perform the hammer in the Sixth himself.

But now I'll go hunt it up, since it seems interesting.  I can always paste a pretty picture on the cover...

ETA: ordered it off Amazon.  I wonder how often this thread produces a purchase!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: eyeresist on July 25, 2012, 05:22:18 PM
I quite like the Mitropoulos one.


OTOH, I know that divas can be high maintenance, but this chick takes it into Courtney Love territory.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61VehEKvLqL._SS500_.jpg)

"If you betray me, I will CUT YOUR BALLS OFF!!!"
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on July 25, 2012, 05:30:33 PM
I quite like the Mitropoulos one.


OTOH, I know that divas can be high maintenance, but this chick takes it into Courtney Love territory.

"If you betray me, I will CUT YOUR BALLS OFF!!!"

The many faces of  Ms. Deneterova...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Zy5xY512L._SS350_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51jZ5dFB1-L._SL600_AA400_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/519cKuGBL3L.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61VehEKvLqL._SS350_.jpg)
 
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: eyeresist on July 25, 2012, 06:01:22 PM
The many faces of  Ms. Deneterova...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Zy5xY512L._SS350_.jpg)

I actually have this, picked up from a bargain bin, but have never actually listened to it. Just can't work up the interest.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Fafner on July 25, 2012, 07:04:34 PM
"Hey! You wanna shut up while I'm playin'?"
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61VehEKvLqL._SS500_.jpg)

Caption is spot-on.  I don't know what it is doing in this thread.  I think it is the best album cover I have seen in a long time. 
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: JerryS on July 29, 2012, 04:18:27 PM
What were they thinking?



Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Sammy on July 29, 2012, 04:43:11 PM
What were they thinking?



Eight
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Szykneij on July 29, 2012, 05:03:11 PM
Eight

This is probably on the back cover for String Symphony No. 10.

(http://thirdwayliving.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/two-hands.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Est.1965 on July 29, 2012, 05:32:56 PM
Yes.  On the same kind of opaque reference to numbers on covers, here is the cover for the next album I have made for my friend Hans Rott.    >:D

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-XJ2EmSPmQo8/UBXxpcKS50I/AAAAAAAAAF8/uPSAJiq4jS0/s512/Publication3.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on July 31, 2012, 06:29:24 AM
.



Yep, it's her.

The power of Cecilia compels you to buy this album.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Florestan on July 31, 2012, 06:30:28 AM
.



Yep, it's her.

The power of Cecilia compels you to buy this album.

Vade retro, Satanas !  ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: eyeresist on August 01, 2012, 04:39:45 PM



Yep, it's her.

The power of Cecilia compels you to buy this album.

How is this anyone's idea of "crossover"?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on August 01, 2012, 10:34:07 PM
How is this anyone's idea of "crossover"?

Is it?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: The new erato on August 01, 2012, 10:41:32 PM
.



Yep, it's her.

The power of Cecilia compels you to buy this album.
If I order it, I will order it in a plain, brown wrapper.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: mc ukrneal on August 01, 2012, 10:44:16 PM
Is it?
Interesting question, one which may be answered by the description at Amazon (depending on your view of what crossover is):
Quote
Autumn 2012 marks the release of Mission, a sensational release from the world s best-selling classical artist Cecilia Bartoli and a project with international politics, religious conflict, diplomatic secrecy, spying and sensational music at its heart.
Following the exceptional artistic and commercial success of 2009 s Sacrificium (which earned Cecilia her fifth Grammy award), Cecilia Bartoli now turns to the early baroque period for the first time in her recording career and uncovers a treasure of beautiful music in an album almost entirely composed of world premiere recordings.
Limited-edition 25K
Hardcover book presentation
172 page booklet (which will not be reproduced when the jewel version comes out later) including historical essay and complete album notes and libretto
The album showcases the music of little-known Italian composer Agostino Steffani (1654 1728), and will include solo arias of various moods and styles, several duets, solo numbers with chorus - all sung in Italian - and instrumental interludes that create an organic transition from one piece to the next and an arc that reaches from the beginning to the end of the album.

Steffani s story is mysterious at the very least; his name is largely absent from studies of Italian music despite holding senior court positions during his lifetime and contemporary accounts acknowledging him as one of the greatest opera composers of the period and the acknowledged master of the vocal duet (Colin Timms, author of the booklet note).

Such was the appeal of the project that longtime Bartoli admirer and global best-selling author Donna Leon decided to write a mystery novel - Jewels of Paradise - to accompany Cecilia s album, which uses the mystery surrounding the composer s story as the centre of its plot. Jewels of Paradise will be released simultaneously with Cecilia Bartoli s album in English (UK and USA), German, French, Dutch, Spanish and Catalan.
Among the distinguished names appearing on Mission is star French counter-tenor Philippe Jaroussky who features in a first-time collaboration with Cecilia on a selection of duets, alongside the Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera, the period orchestra I Barocchisti from Lugano, Switzerland, and conductor Diego Fasolis.
A cinematographic vision of the album directed by Olivier Simonnet and filmed in the historic Galerie des Glaces (Hall of Mirrors) and in the gardens of the Chateau de Versailles will be available on DVD and for TV broadcast later in the year.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: The new erato on August 01, 2012, 10:54:59 PM
Interesting question, one which may be answered by the description at Amazon (depending on your view of what crossover is):
I'm so happy this new disc is about mystery, not about music. Saves me some money. And an ugly cover to scare me.

It seems the music industry is continually reaching new lows.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: eyeresist on August 01, 2012, 11:47:02 PM
I'm so happy this new disc is about mystery, not about music.

The fact that much of this early music hasn't been recorded before is certainly of interest. The fact that a Da Vinci Code-style tie-in was thought a good idea is another matter - though in the end I think it's all harmless fun.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on August 02, 2012, 12:03:45 AM
Interesting question, one which may be answered by the description at Amazon (depending on your view of what crossover is):

The cover was weird enough that I read all that before posting the image. This recording just has a few hefty add-ons, that's all; the music is still "regular" classical, from what I can gauge.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: The new erato on August 02, 2012, 12:21:29 AM
The fact that much of this early music hasn't been recorded before is certainly of interest.
Yes, but unfortunately I'm one of those put off purchasing stuff if the marketing is too stupid.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: eyeresist on August 02, 2012, 12:39:19 AM
Yes, but unfortunately I'm one of those put off purchasing stuff if the marketing is too stupid.

Sometimes terrible marketing can results in, after a couple of months, very cheap CDs! You just need to have a strong stomach regarding the covers.


Reminds me of that book Lebrecht wrote about the death of the record industry, in which he named the Worst Record of All Time as being "Mahler for Dummies". The thing is, I actually have that CD (it was a cutout in a bargain bin) and as a newcomer to Mahler I actually found it quite valuable. It contained complete movements in creditable performances. There was some "multimedia" content, but I didn't bother with that. But as I recall Lebrecht's chief objection was in fact not to the content, or the purpose, of the CD but to its title. It was the Worst Record of All Time because of its title.

Gee, can we all spend a few minutes ranting about what an idiot that Lebrecht is?  >:D  ;)
Title: Re: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on August 02, 2012, 02:03:54 AM
... It seems the music industry is continually reaching new lows.

Dude, you're forgetting the abysmal old lows!
Title: Re: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on August 02, 2012, 02:05:07 AM
Gee, can we all spend a few minutes ranting about what an idiot that Lebrecht is?  &gt;:D  ;)

He's utterly not worth the time.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on August 02, 2012, 06:28:04 AM
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Yep, it's her.

The power of Cecilia compels you to buy this album.

Oh... I... did... not... NEEEEEEED to see that!! :o :'(

Aye, and after the 'Matrix' guy,... I mean, girl,... aye :-\
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: kishnevi on August 02, 2012, 12:14:28 PM
It seems the intention is attract Bartoli fans to Donna Leon, and vice versa.   I don't see a problem with that.

And the cover is not half as scary as the one on Sacrificium. 
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on August 02, 2012, 07:02:39 PM
It seems the intention is attract Bartoli fans to Donna Leon, and vice versa.   I don't see a problem with that.

And the cover is not half as scary as the one on Sacrificium.

No, she looks like the overtaken priest in 'The Exorcist VII: The Transgender Nun',... I mean,... really!! ::)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: The new erato on August 02, 2012, 07:06:50 PM
It seems the intention is attract Bartoli fans to Donna Leon,
Good books. I prefer Brunetti to Bartoli.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on August 29, 2012, 09:48:28 AM
This poor man.

(http://musicweb-international.com/classrev/2012/Aug12/Antony%20Hopkins_A%20Portrait%20Divine%20Art_dda21217.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: eyeresist on August 29, 2012, 07:42:08 PM
I just saw these on the Recently Discussed banner:

Stephen Hawking plays Bach???


The stuff of nightmares....
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on August 30, 2012, 04:39:42 AM
This poor man.

(http://musicweb-international.com/classrev/2012/Aug12/Antony%20Hopkins_A%20Portrait%20Divine%20Art_dda21217.jpg)

yumpin' yimminy!! :o

I love those old Laurel cds which look like they were made with cardboard. This one looks like a school project, haha!! Poor guy.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: ChamberNut on September 10, 2012, 04:22:05 AM
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Yep, it's her.

The power of Cecilia compels you to buy this album.

Aye!  :-X  Just this morning, on the way to work, the French CBC classical music station played a piece by Steffani, with Bartoli singing.  The music and singing was lovely.

Although this ridiculous cover alone would put me off of purchasing it.  My word!  ???
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: ChamberNut on September 15, 2012, 10:45:34 AM
Perhaps this one was posted already, but it is worth reposting!   :-\

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: The new erato on September 17, 2012, 01:03:15 AM
Not pretty:

(http://media.mdt.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/O/C/OC858.jpg)

but the blurb on mdt's new releases page is much, much worse:

Alexander Maria Wagner, piano

Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra / Alexei Kornienko,


Wagner has composed the most amazing work that say this heaven-storming adolescents and write fourteen years, his first symphony for full orchestra titled "Power Plant". This young man to predict a great future is almost an understatement and that the pianist Alexander M. Wagner the composer in no way inferior to prove this, in February rehearsed piano recordings of the now sixteen.

 :-\

What's it all about, Alfie?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on September 17, 2012, 01:07:22 AM
Wagner has composed the most amazing work that say this heaven-storming adolescents and write fourteen years, his first symphony for full orchestra titled "Power Plant". This young man to predict a great future is almost an understatement and that the pianist Alexander M. Wagner the composer in no way inferior to prove this, in February rehearsed piano recordings of the now sixteen.

It's easy to guess where that came from (http://translate.google.com/#auto/en/Das%20erstaunlichste%20Werk%2C%20das%20dieser%20himmelst%C3%BCrmende%20Jugendliche%20mit%20sage%20und%20schreibe%20vierzehn%20Jahren%20komponiert%20hat%2C%20ist%20seine%20erste%20Sinfonie%20f%C3%BCr%20gro%C3%9Fes%20Orchester%20mit%20dem%20Titel%20%E2%80%9EKraftwerk%E2%80%9C.%20Diesem%20jungen%20Mann%20eine%20gro%C3%9Fe%20Zukunft%20zu%20prophezeien%2C%20ist%20schon%20fast%20ein%20Understatement%20und%20dass%20der%20Pianist%20Alexander%20M.%20Wagner%20dem%20Komponisten%20in%20nichts%20nachsteht%2C%20beweisen%20die%20vorliegenden%2C%20im%20Februar%20eingespielten%20Klavieraufnahmen%20des%20inzwischen%20Sechzehnj%C3%A4hrigen.). ;)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: The new erato on September 17, 2012, 01:36:07 AM
Oh yes, and so I did, but why in God's name didn't Oehms take the trouble to provide the disc with a correctly translated threeliner for international release? it's not that it would take more than two minutes to provide it.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: eyeresist on September 17, 2012, 01:41:27 AM
The above blurb was composed using the methods of John Cage :P
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: The new erato on September 17, 2012, 01:44:59 AM
The above blurb was composed using the methods of John Cage :P
I would have preferred 4'33'' of silence. Or the printed equivalent.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on September 17, 2012, 02:21:14 AM
Oh yes, and so I did, but why in God's name didn't Oehms take the trouble to provide the disc with a correctly translated threeliner for international release? it's not that it would take more than two minutes to provide it.

Oehms is not to blame for this.
http://www.oehmsclassics.de/cd.php?formatid=572&sprache=eng
Title: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on September 18, 2012, 03:45:38 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/09/18/5ame7a7a.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/09/18/u3e2ezap.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/09/18/7ydy8e3u.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/09/18/esemubug.jpg)


Very brave of Uchida to use her mug shots as album covers.

I actually don't think these are awful at all, just made me laugh this morning going through some of my Uchida discs and noticing the "now turn your head for the next cover."

And I adore her Schubert.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: DavidRoss on September 18, 2012, 06:37:51 AM
Very brave of Uchida to use her mug shots as album covers.
Ha! Your post reminds me of these, which I happened on while seeking a copy of Dohnanyi's M5 this morning:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61qhM5hf3AL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61%2B3EIMXnUL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51%2BHrkj0Z9L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61bJMuMWBrL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on September 18, 2012, 07:21:15 AM
Ha! Your post reminds me of these, which I happened on while seeking a copy of Dohnanyi's M5 this morning:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61qhM5hf3AL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61%2B3EIMXnUL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51%2BHrkj0Z9L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61bJMuMWBrL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Just a touch of photoshop to change the suit color a little, distort the background, and bam! New cover.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Est.1965 on September 18, 2012, 07:31:34 AM
Ha! Your post reminds me of these, which I happened on while seeking a copy of Dohnanyi's M5 this morning:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61qhM5hf3AL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61%2B3EIMXnUL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51%2BHrkj0Z9L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61bJMuMWBrL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

I think it is a shame that often conductors appear as the main feature on front covers.  It completely gives the wrong impression of the music within and does nothing to entice Classical newbies to listen to them.   Niether does it say anything about the actual composer.  It is as ludicrous as a photo of Stephen Kings publishing editor on the front of 'Carrie'...

Carrie yesterday
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_mpBGa4P5jUo/Sqo8dyYq27I/AAAAAAAADsU/0yNSAQdWULc/s400/carrie1.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on September 18, 2012, 07:34:43 AM
The Classical Music Industry is full of... uh,... non-photogenic people! How do they figure?,... I mean, the whole Pop Music Industry is built on photogenicisms (woah now!!),... they would NEVER put an Uchida, Dohnayni, or Levine on an album cover. NO WONDER Classical Music sales are low! Who wants to see a dogface on their Mahler, LvB, or whatever? Especially since the classical folks seem prone to ridiculous expressions,... oy!! ::)

I always thought it humorous that the album says 'MAHLER' (or whatever) in big huge letters, but then it is (say) Levine's ridiculous jewfro that we are given... kind of Pavlovian, no?

I want breasts! Big breasts! And lots of 'em!! ;) Breasts will sell Shostakovich's 7th,... I'm sure of it! ::)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on September 18, 2012, 07:46:10 AM
[Spit drink out at jewfro]
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 18, 2012, 07:47:32 AM
Not strictly the topic . . . not the worst-looking, probably, but certainly the wrong cover artwork:
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on September 18, 2012, 08:31:47 AM
Not strictly the topic . . . not the worst-looking, probably, but certainly the wrong cover artwork:

Vivaldi has never looked so good.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: DavidRoss on September 18, 2012, 08:46:43 AM
Not strictly the topic . . . not the worst-looking, probably, but certainly the wrong cover artwork:
Girlfight? I donno...Vivaldi probably waded into more than a few girlfights at the orphanage!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Est.1965 on September 18, 2012, 09:08:29 AM
I want breasts! Big breasts! And lots of 'em!! ;) Breasts will sell Shostakovich's 7th,... I'm sure of it! ::)

No.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-bdtlSj4sj-0/UFi4OuOZEPI/AAAAAAAAALY/VqRgL6KGfhk/s512/Publication3.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 18, 2012, 09:09:27 AM
"Dinsdale!" . . .
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: DavidRoss on September 18, 2012, 12:11:19 PM
He used... sarcasm. He knew all the tricks: dramatic irony, metaphor, bathos, puns, parody, litotes and ... satire. He was vicious. Vicious, but fair.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on September 18, 2012, 05:42:16 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61A1FF1-mJL._SL550_AA350_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Luke on September 19, 2012, 04:57:21 AM
The problem here is subtle, but as a cellist it makes me feel queasy. Puts me off listening to the discs, which is a shame. I managed to get past that today and actually listen to the music inside, for which I am thankful as Daniel Shafran narfahS leinaD is just superb.

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on September 19, 2012, 05:13:12 AM
I want breasts! Big breasts! And lots of 'em!! ;) Breasts will sell Shostakovich's 7th,... I'm sure of it! ::)
If I wasn't at work right now I would so be using MS Paint to make this album cover.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: DavidRoss on September 19, 2012, 05:48:59 AM
...Levine's ridiculous jewfro...
What about Rattle's Anglofro?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 19, 2012, 05:58:36 AM
I want breasts! Big breasts! And lots of 'em!! ;) Breasts will sell Shostakovich's 7th,... I'm sure of it! ::)

If I wasn't at work right now I would so be using MS Paint to make this album cover.

Here you go:

<<Image removed by Admin>>


Sarge
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: DavidRoss on September 19, 2012, 06:08:58 AM
And they're real.  8)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Sergeant Rock on September 19, 2012, 06:22:23 AM
And they're real.  8)

Indeed. The photographer is known for using only natural models.

Sarge
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 19, 2012, 06:30:45 AM
We want each breast tattooed with the opening marking for the respective movement: Allegretto, Moderato (poco allegretto), Adagio, and Allegro non troppo.

The idea of a breast marked Cheerful, but not too much . . . .
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on September 19, 2012, 06:34:12 AM
What about Rattle's Anglofro?

My step brother had a most ridiculous anglofro in the '70s... who's that guy on The Simpsons?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on September 19, 2012, 06:36:56 AM
Here you go:

<<Image removed by Admin>>


Sarge

ASK AND YE SHALL RECEIVE!! :D :D :D

You know,... you... know...

...ah, what... was... I saying? ???

I'D BUY THAT FOR A DOLLAR!!


(finally... it worked. Bwa-ha-ha-ha,... soon I'll get them to Post pics of...)


Wow, I need a nurse! :o
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on September 19, 2012, 06:47:56 AM
Here you go:

<<Image removed by Admin>>


Sarge

By far the breast version I've ever heard, or seen.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 19, 2012, 07:30:21 AM
The liberated Soviet female! Down with capitalism!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: North Star on September 19, 2012, 11:06:40 AM

Wow, I need a nurse! :o

That outfit would be appropriate for a cover of Shosty's 7th, too.

Idle wondering: why exactly are there so few women on this forum ?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: kishnevi on September 19, 2012, 06:06:07 PM
The problem here is subtle, but as a cellist it makes me feel queasy. Puts me off listening to the discs, which is a shame. I managed to get past that today and actually listen to the music inside, for which I am thankful as Daniel Shafran narfahS leinaD is just superb.



Problem, schroblem.   He's merely a nice Jewish boy who learned to play 'cello in Hebrew.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Corey on September 20, 2012, 03:06:13 AM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/VICTORIA-LOOSELEAF-Harpnosis-LP-Godess-GO-001-/00/$(KGrHqUOKikE3HdbyVp8BNynyeECM!~~_35.JPG)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on September 20, 2012, 03:19:26 AM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/VICTORIA-LOOSELEAF-Harpnosis-LP-Godess-GO-001-/00/$(KGrHqUOKikE3HdbyVp8BNynyeECM!~~_35.JPG)

Seemed a good idea at the time . . . .
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Florestan on September 20, 2012, 05:19:50 AM
Idle wondering: why exactly are there so few women on this forum ?

The only coherent theory on that belongs to Josquin des Prez (the poster, not the composer)... but as someone once put it, coherence leads to madness.  ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: DavidRoss on September 20, 2012, 12:33:42 PM
Problem, schroblem.   He's merely a nice Jewish boy who learned to play 'cello in Hebrew.
;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: DavidRoss on September 20, 2012, 12:35:06 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/VICTORIA-LOOSELEAF-Harpnosis-LP-Godess-GO-001-/00/$(KGrHqUOKikE3HdbyVp8BNynyeECM!~~_35.JPG)
Looks like an assignment from high school art class.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: North Star on September 20, 2012, 12:44:38 PM
The only coherent theory on that belongs to Josquin des Prez (the poster, not the composer)... but as someone once put it, coherence leads to madness.  ;D

I was referring to the new Shosty artwork  :P
JdP isn't around anymore, though - something we can always be grateful of, I suppose. Perhaps JdP is/was not part of the solution, but of the problem, though.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: CaughtintheGaze on September 20, 2012, 01:06:34 PM
I was referring to the new Shosty artwork  :P
JdP isn't around anymore, though - something we can always be grateful of, I suppose. Perhaps JdP is/was not part of the solution, but of the problem, though.

Why there aren't more women? Mouth breathers.

As to the disappearance of JdP, I sincerely doubt grateful is a term I'd use.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on September 25, 2012, 02:38:05 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51UJ0nQZIZL._SL550_AA350_.jpg)

This was listed at the Amazon.com new releases here on GMG, it startled me, made me cry.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: The new erato on September 26, 2012, 12:35:25 AM

As to the disappearance of JdP, I sincerely doubt grateful is a term I'd use.
When he wrote about music, he was worthwhile.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Florestan on September 26, 2012, 01:44:51 AM
When he wrote about music, he was worthwhile.
I think he was worthwhile as a whole. He was articulated in expression, firm in convictions and always polite even when his opponents were burying him under a heap of insults and ridicule. Sometimes I really miss him.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on September 26, 2012, 04:32:30 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51UJ0nQZIZL._SL550_AA350_.jpg)

This was listed at the Amazon.com new releases here on GMG, it startled me, made me cry.

Jeremy Renner as the famous male ballerina, Caputchik.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: CaughtintheGaze on September 26, 2012, 04:37:43 AM
I think he was worthwhile as a whole. He was articulated in expression, firm in convictions and always polite even when his opponents were burying him under a heap of insults and ridicule. Sometimes I really miss him.

He was never polite, and I have a feeling that even he would take issue with that sort of characterization.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on September 26, 2012, 04:40:41 AM
Jeremy Renner as the famous male ballerina, Caputchik.

I was thinking more, Chris Kattan.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Florestan on September 26, 2012, 04:56:38 AM
He was never polite, and I have a feeling that even he would take issue with that sort of characterization.
As if you'd know what being polite means...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Est.1965 on September 26, 2012, 05:03:22 AM
Mouth breathers.

What is this expression?  'Mouth breathers?'  It is as strange as a shining coal.  What does it mean?  It has the air of offence in it, but I can't figure it.  I've seen you use it more than once, so I hope you can quell my curiosity over its meaning.  :-\  I may be mouth breathing myself, I just want to check.   :P
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: CaughtintheGaze on September 26, 2012, 05:06:05 AM
As if you'd know what being polite means...

You would be correct in your assertion of my understanding when it comes to matters of decorum.

What is this expression?  'Mouth breathers?'  It is as strange as a shining coal.  What does it mean?  It has the air of offence in it, but I can't figure it.  I've seen you use it more than once, so I hope you can quell my curiosity over its meaning.  :-\  I may be mouth breathing myself, I just want to check.   :P

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=mouthbreather
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Madiel on September 26, 2012, 05:13:34 AM
Women tend to find being smug know-it-alls considerably less satisfying than men do.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Est.1965 on September 26, 2012, 05:37:14 AM
Re the word Mouthbreathers.  I was right.  "It IS offensive!" he breathed.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Gurn Blanston on September 26, 2012, 06:01:33 AM
Women tend to find being smug know-it-alls considerably less satisfying than men do.

No they don't...

8)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: The new erato on September 26, 2012, 06:07:22 AM
So you're a ladies man, Gurn?  ;)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Gurn Blanston on September 26, 2012, 06:48:59 AM
So you're a ladies man, Gurn?  ;)

No, I'm a smug know-it-all. Generally speaking, however, the ladies are rather more fond of me than not. 0:)

8)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: CaughtintheGaze on September 26, 2012, 07:00:55 AM
No, I'm a smug know-it-all. Generally speaking, however, the ladies are rather more fond of me than not. 0:)

8)

If that was remark was in reference to me, I have to also say that the women and men are quite fond of me as well.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on September 26, 2012, 07:10:28 AM
Friends, bad cover art, that's all, just bad cover art.  ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: CaughtintheGaze on September 26, 2012, 07:24:30 AM
(http://images.thegauntlet.com/pics/abruptum-band.gif)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Madiel on September 26, 2012, 02:11:47 PM
No they don't...

8)

Ah. Sorry. On reflection, perhaps I should have said they much prefer to do it in person.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: DavidRoss on October 05, 2012, 08:31:06 AM
And this one:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/618Dgxwoj7L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Terrible.

Just terrible.

(Maybe I can find a larger image so we can study it more closely.)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: The new erato on October 05, 2012, 08:39:50 AM
And this one:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/618Dgxwoj7L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Terrible.

Just terrible.

(Maybe I can find a larger image so we can study it more closely.)
If this is a Josephine Baker tribute (which I think it is); it lacks a banana.


That would be right up........the alley for this site.

<<Image removed by Admin>>
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: DavidRoss on October 05, 2012, 01:13:37 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/618Dgxwoj7L._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41mC%2BYqE4UL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Better?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Madiel on October 05, 2012, 04:48:45 PM
Unfortunately, this caught my eye in the new releases ribbon.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51zExzpCxWL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Some guys really need to be told the '80s are over.

He also needs to be told that casting for rejected semi-evil elves in Lord of the Rings is over.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Est.1965 on October 05, 2012, 05:42:17 PM
Unfortunately, this caught my eye in the new releases ribbon.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51zExzpCxWL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Some guys really need to be told the '80s are over.

Give the guy a break.  He just got disqualified from the Einstein lookalike competition by the judge standing next to him for not having a moustache.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Est.1965 on October 05, 2012, 05:46:59 PM
And this one:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/618Dgxwoj7L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Terrible.

Just terrible.

(Maybe I can find a larger image so we can study it more closely.)

These photos you are posting are unquestionably the most offensive pictures I have ever seen on GMG.  To prove my point, I purchased a magnifying glass from a Taiwan importer to examine the picture in higher resolution and detail, covering it all over a deliberately long time, thereby being able to asses the psychological frustrations you have placed before your fellow GMG'ers.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Madiel on October 05, 2012, 06:00:19 PM
Heterosexual men.  ::)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: SonicMan46 on October 05, 2012, 07:12:15 PM
These photos you are posting are unquestionably the most offensive pictures I have ever seen on GMG.  To prove my point, I purchased a magnifying glass from a Taiwan importer to examine the picture in higher resolution and detail, covering it all over a deliberately long time, thereby being able to asses the psychological frustrations you have placed before your fellow GMG'ers.

Hi John - I posted a LARGER image of this cover art in another thread; unfortunately, the clothing obscures the underlying anatomic details - RATS!  Dave  ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: DavidRoss on October 06, 2012, 03:15:47 AM
Hi John - I posted a LARGER image of this cover art in another thread; unfortunately, the clothing obscures the underlying anatomic details - RATS!  Dave  ;D
As a physician your interest is doubtless purely professional.

I'm still wondering how the record company got hold of that photo of my wife...?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: SonicMan46 on October 06, 2012, 04:56:12 AM
As a physician your interest is doubtless purely professional.

Well, despite being a radiologist, I don't have xray vision unfortunately!    :(  ;D 

I'm still wondering how the record company got hold of that photo of my wife...?

Lucky man!   :D  Dave

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on October 06, 2012, 07:11:02 AM
He also needs to be told that casting for rejected semi-evil elves in Lord of the Rings is over.

No, he looks like a wet puppy from a Sarah MacLacklan(sic) video, HA HA ;D

He's playing the girl poodle in the Broadway version of 'Dogs'.


An old metal friend of mine used to talk about metal players, and say, if the metal player was losing his hair (say, David lee Roth), he would say, Boy, he's got PROBLEMS. Haha,... not about the music sucking,... but that IS what these guys HAVE TO be conscious of, and eventually get a haircut, or they risk looking like this guy, who really is channelling Klaus Meine(sic?) of the Scorpions.

Hair is very, very important!!

Currently, the genes on the 'hair' side of the family, and 'bald' side, have been duking it out. I have the two 'solar panels' on either side, with a nice 'landing strip' in the middle (no, not THAT kind, haha). I can not really wear my hair in rock star fashion any longer and am trying to come up with a style that will work FOR me, haha. Work it, work it!!

God smote with with no side burns, so my options are limited.

http://menwholooklikeoldlesbians.blogspot.com/

I can only pray I don't end up here.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Florestan on October 08, 2012, 01:14:24 AM
And this one:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/618Dgxwoj7L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Terrible.

Just terrible.

(Maybe I can find a larger image so we can study it more closely.)

Errrmmm... what's wrong with that?  ???
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Est.1965 on October 08, 2012, 04:22:18 AM
Errrmmm... what's wrong with that?  ???

I have spent hours scrutinizing it with high resolution equipment Andre, and I find nothing wrong with it.   :P
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: listener on October 09, 2012, 12:56:06 PM
The gentleman (?) at the piano is probably not Edith Farnaby (who is the pianist playing on the disc), nor is the lady (singer?) standing in front.     There is a cover credit for the candelabra, however.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: SonicMan46 on October 09, 2012, 01:52:24 PM
The gentleman (?) at the piano is probably not Edith Farnaby (who is the pianist playing on the disc), nor is the lady (singer?) standing in front.     There is a cover credit for the candelabra, however.

Well, should be a 'guy' @ the piano staring at that buxom gal, but the one who comes to mind w/ a candelabra doesn't fit the role!  ;) ;D 

(http://content8.flixster.com/photo/12/98/53/12985342_ori.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: SonicMan46 on October 09, 2012, 01:54:59 PM
Sorry - server issue w/ my post duplicated - UGHH!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: listener on October 09, 2012, 04:27:10 PM
Well, should be a 'guy' @ the piano staring at that buxom gal, but the one who comes to mind w/ a candelabra doesn't fit the role!  ;) ;D 
  A quite
... which is why I put the ?   A quite mystifying combination which I won't dwell on.  vide Hans Conreid's attire* in my avatar.
*from Dr. Seuss'  Dr.T
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Madiel on October 10, 2012, 01:42:52 AM
The gentleman (?) at the piano is probably not Edith Farnaby (who is the pianist playing on the disc), nor is the lady (singer?) standing in front.     There is a cover credit for the candelabra, however.

Is she at least Hungarian?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: listener on October 10, 2012, 01:58:01 AM
Is she at least Hungarian?
Edith Farnadi   born in Budapest, started her studies at the age of seven at the Budapest Academy with Arnold Szekely, graduated at the age of seventeen, and became a professor there.   The cover babe is unidentified.    The candelabra is courtesy of Plummer Inc.
I don't have the other two discs of the set.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Madiel on October 10, 2012, 03:03:49 AM
Ah. I meant the 'cover babe'.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on October 11, 2012, 08:23:24 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51cMKXrlAlL._SL550_AA350_.jpg)

Here's a good caption-filler cover...

"Guess what magic I hold in my hands?" -spoken in his Gandalf-voice impression

"My hands stink of onions."
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Mirror Image on October 11, 2012, 09:17:56 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51cMKXrlAlL._SL550_AA350_.jpg)

Here's a good caption-filler cover...

"Guess what magic I hold in my hands?" -spoken in his Gandalf-voice impression

"My hands stink of onions."

Hmmm...I thought his hands stunk of a new moisturizer that he purchased from a Mary Kay saleswoman? :-\
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on October 11, 2012, 07:55:49 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51cMKXrlAlL._SL550_AA350_.jpg)

Here's a good caption-filler cover...

"Guess what magic I hold in my hands?" -spoken in his Gandalf-voice impression

"My hands stink of onions."

She kinda pretty, but needs to let her hair grow out. 8)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on November 01, 2012, 02:15:07 PM
BIS makes some really beautiful covers, a few of the very best, which makes it all the weirder when they poop out something like this:

(http://i.prs.to/t_200/bisbis1773.jpg)

Heck, check out their new releases gallery (http://bis.se/index.php) and this sticks out like a fat kid in husky jeans at a black tie cocktail reception.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on November 01, 2012, 10:37:55 PM
BIS makes some really beautiful covers, a few of the very best, which makes it all the weirder when they poop out something like this:

(http://i.prs.to/t_200/bisbis1773.jpg)

Heck, check out their new releases gallery (http://bis.se/index.php) and this sticks out like a fat kid in husky jeans at a black tie cocktail reception.

Haha, all that's missing is a burning cigarette dangling from his fingers. ???
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on November 02, 2012, 02:47:29 AM
BIS makes some really beautiful covers, a few of the very best, which makes it all the weirder when they poop out something like this:

(http://i.prs.to/t_200/bisbis1773.jpg)

Heck, check out their new releases gallery (http://bis.se/index.php) and this sticks out like a fat kid in husky jeans at a black tie cocktail reception.

I find the real creativity of this cover to be in the fading letters of "Pavane", suggesting that the viewer, perhaps similar to the cover's subject, will doze off during the performance.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Madiel on November 03, 2012, 04:29:59 PM
Asleep? Looks more like "dead".

As in Pavane for a dead prince(ss).
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on November 03, 2012, 07:52:34 PM
Headless...torso-less...arms in limbo...I guess there's a dream there somewhere...




Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Scarpia on November 03, 2012, 08:35:23 PM
Asleep? Looks more like "dead".

Sequel to Weekend at Bernie's, Weekend at Maxim's, culminating in a performance of Cage 4'33.
Title: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on November 07, 2012, 03:48:26 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/07/equdy5ed.jpg)

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on November 13, 2012, 04:58:43 AM
I've been having a pain in my shoulder for some time now...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51iNsM-lyNL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Corey on November 13, 2012, 05:11:49 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VZv4xK0hL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Scarpia on November 13, 2012, 07:22:12 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VZv4xK0hL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

I like that one!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: kishnevi on November 13, 2012, 07:58:26 AM
I like that one!

I agree with Scarpia.  It suggests to me a nice civilized 21st century start of the day--checking  email and Facebook and GMG while drinking the morning coffee and listening to good music.
Title: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on November 13, 2012, 09:22:27 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/14/3asu2uvu.jpg).
"Surprise! Guess who?!"


(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/14/eja7e7ub.jpg).
"You know who."


(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/14/abu7ehuv.jpg).
"I love column."
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: PaulSC on November 13, 2012, 12:59:33 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/14/3asu2uvu.jpg).
"Surprise! Guess who?!"
Or: ”Are you tired of string sections that play with a vibrato this wide?”
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Corey on November 13, 2012, 01:18:31 PM
I agree with Scarpia.  It suggests to me a nice civilized 21st century start of the day--checking  email and Facebook and GMG while drinking the morning coffee and listening to good music.

The design is not horrible, but it looks like what it is: a stock photograph with a picture of C.P.E. Bach photoshopped onto the computer screen. I just think as a rule it's not a good idea to incorporate recent technology into a design for something that will be purchased several years from now. It dates.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on November 13, 2012, 01:20:16 PM
The design is not horrible, but it looks like what it is: a stock photograph with a picture of C.P.E. Bach photoshopped onto the computer screen. I just think as a rule it's not a good idea to incorporate recent technology into a design for something that will be purchased several years from now. It dates.

Guess what! Volume 2 is on the way and it replaces that oldfangled computer with an iPad.

(http://cdn.naxosmusiclibrary.com/sharedfiles/images/cds/hires/CD98.653.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Corey on November 13, 2012, 01:45:13 PM
Either that is a tiny iPad, or those earphones are massive!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Scarpia on November 13, 2012, 01:48:11 PM
The design is not horrible, but it looks like what it is: a stock photograph with a picture of C.P.E. Bach photoshopped onto the computer screen. I just think as a rule it's not a good idea to incorporate recent technology into a design for something that will be purchased several years from now. It dates.

Exactly, that's why JSB didn't put a picture of a Harpsichord on the cover of the clavierubung. 
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Corey on November 13, 2012, 05:50:59 PM
Exactly, that's why JSB didn't put a picture of a Harpsichord on the cover of the clavierubung.

There's a difference in that people are still using and restoring harpsichords, while computers made only 10 years ago (or less!) are lying in a scrap heap.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Scarpia on November 13, 2012, 06:06:12 PM
There's a difference in that people are still using and restoring harpsichords, while computers made only 10 years ago (or less!) are lying in a scrap heap.

Maybe in 300 years historically informed gamers will be restoring IBM XT's to play Super Mario Brothers.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: PaulSC on November 13, 2012, 06:28:00 PM
Maybe in 300 years historically informed gamers will be restoring IBM XT's to play Super Mario Brothers.
The period computer movement has already begun! (http://www.vintage-computer.com/)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on November 13, 2012, 06:44:12 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61NQDiiD3vL._AA300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/518WQfik6PL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

I loves me some Norrington, but the man looks more like a wacky comedian in most of his covers rather than a conductor.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Mirror Image on November 13, 2012, 07:29:23 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61NQDiiD3vL._AA300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/518WQfik6PL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

I loves me some Norrington, but the man looks more like a wacky comedian in most of his covers rather than a conductor.

Thanks for tuning in ladies and gentlemen to the Laugh Hour starring Roger Norrington and this man:

(http://img.metro.co.uk/i/pix/2008/10/SimonRattle021008_450x371.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Corey on November 13, 2012, 10:49:08 PM
Maybe in 300 years historically informed gamers will be restoring IBM XT's to play Super Mario Brothers.

Stop presenting counter-examples and just admit I'm right!!

;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on November 15, 2012, 02:53:00 PM
Happy times at the undertakers convention...



(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51cxhoOlWCL._SL500_.jpg)

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on November 15, 2012, 06:35:12 PM
That is a really good recording - maybe my favorite recording of the Bartok sonata for two pianos and percussion. 

I believe you that the recording is good...the cover design however........



Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: ibanezmonster on November 15, 2012, 07:32:53 PM
Here you go:

<<Image removed by Admin>>


Sarge
This is great. As much as I like the one on the left, I'd probably choose the one on the right if given the choice.
Probably because she reminds me of Mikuru:
(http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/15600000/Mikuru-Asahina-mikuru-asahina-fan-club-15680368-960-540.jpg)



Speaking of Jewfros on p.57...
(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRHcBtoEx48enBJTCvg4BWo88gMNDRZvX2d7g0RB7fh02CDD1iJYkKs0DnicA)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on November 15, 2012, 09:38:34 PM
That is a really good recording - maybe my favorite recording of the Bartok sonata for two pianos and percussion.

I really wish for a Kontarsky DG Box, no? :P
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on November 18, 2012, 06:52:31 AM
BAM!



Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on November 18, 2012, 07:24:21 AM
BAM!



Wow. Front runner for worst EVER.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on November 23, 2012, 07:21:05 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513u%2BM0iPHL._SL650_AA450_.jpg)

"Psst. Hey, I'm over here."
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on November 23, 2012, 07:24:59 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51RAZGdYimL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)

Elgar's essentials, in outer space!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: 71 dB on November 24, 2012, 04:04:05 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51RAZGdYimL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)

Elgar's essentials, in outer space!

I don't have a problem with the combination of space and Elgar but the execution of this cover "art" is extremely amateurish. A colourful stardust background and a cut-out black and white portrait photograph just don't go together not to mention the dull "Elgar - Essentials" texts and the the overall layout. The cover says: "Please, keep left Sir Elgar so people can see the stars."

 ::)



 
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Szykneij on November 24, 2012, 05:23:02 AM
I don't have a problem with the combination of space and Elgar but the execution of this cover "art" is extremely amateurish. A colourful stardust background and a cut-out black and white portrait photograph just don't go together not to mention the dull "Elgar - Essentials" texts and the the overall layout. The cover says: "Please, keep left Sir Elgar so people can see the stars."

 ::)

I don't believe this is an actual CD/LP cover, just an image for a digital download. I'm more inclined to cut them some slack for slapping something together that doesn't actually exist as printed matter.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on November 24, 2012, 06:58:47 AM
It is a digital download, in fact their are other ones from this series with the same cover but different composer. And digital albums present some of the most creatively bad, but entertaining covers. 
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on November 24, 2012, 07:14:52 AM
It is a digital download, in fact their are other ones from this series with the same cover but different composer.

A different astronomical object, too, my classical music-listening toy simian friend. Let's not forget that. 0:)

Elgar gets the Orion Nebula. RVW has a mirror image of the 'Baja' region of the North American nebula. (There's aren't enough clues to identify Handel's background. :() And I've only managed to locate these two apart from Elgar.

Ooh, some more!:
Beethoven - Trifid Nebula
Bach - Storm clouds over choppy waters :-\
Mozart - Seems like the rim of the Andromeda galaxy
Tchaikovsky - seems purely CG stuff; although "Essential Works" has the Orion and the Running Man complex.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on November 24, 2012, 07:34:06 AM
A different astronomical object, too, my classical music-listening toy simian friend. Let's not forget that. 0:)

Elgar gets the Orion Nebula. RVW has a mirror image of the 'Baja' region of the North American nebula. (There's aren't enough clues to identify Handel's background. :() And I've only managed to locate these two apart from Elgar.

Ooh, some more!:
Beethoven - Trifid Nebula
Bach - Storm clouds over choppy waters :-\
Mozart - Seems like the rim of the Andromeda galaxy
Tchaikovsky - seems purely CG stuff; although "Essential Works" has the Orion and the Running Man complex.

Then someone did put some thought into these covers, well done.  8) (You can tell I didn't inspect more than the thumnails of the rest of them, I passed them up as slapping something together covers)
Now lets solve the mystery of what connects these astronomical images to their respective composers.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on November 24, 2012, 07:44:21 AM
Then someone did put some thought into these covers, well done.  8)

I didn't imply that. I was simply playing Identify that Nebula. ;D

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Toccata and Fugue on November 24, 2012, 01:17:40 PM
BIS makes some really beautiful covers, a few of the very best, which makes it all the weirder when they poop out something like this:

(http://i.prs.to/t_200/bisbis1773.jpg)

I just ordered this SACD--I hope that isn't my response to it!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Madiel on November 24, 2012, 03:11:13 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51RAZGdYimL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)

Elgar's essentials, in outer space!

Take two stock images, and a tube of glue...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on November 28, 2012, 05:32:12 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51S7P0nFTCL._SS500_.jpg)

Seiji Ozawa in rehearsal alongside his lesser known twin, Seiji.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Mirror Image on November 28, 2012, 05:33:59 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51S7P0nFTCL._SS500_.jpg)

Seiji Ozawa in rehearsal alongside his lesser known twin, Seiji.

Ha! I was also thinking "Will the real Seiji Ozawa please stand?"
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Mirror Image on November 28, 2012, 06:02:52 PM
I thought this cover was pretty horrible:

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00080LEHK.01.L.jpg)

Another GMG member posted this cover in the listening thread and I thought was so awful that it would perfectly suit this thread.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Madiel on November 29, 2012, 04:19:32 AM
Well, it partly goes with the completely bizarre title...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Mirror Image on November 29, 2012, 07:39:15 AM
Well, it partly goes with the completely bizarre title...

Yeah, but it's still an ugly, unappealing cover to say the least.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on November 30, 2012, 07:01:20 AM
Just in, thanks to: http://www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc/2012/11/ghastliest-classical-cover-of-2012.html (http://www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc/2012/11/ghastliest-classical-cover-of-2012.html)


(http://www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/arthausmusik1003891-550x784.jpg)





Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on November 30, 2012, 08:13:11 AM
Just in, thanks to: http://www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc/2012/11/ghastliest-classical-cover-of-2012.html (http://www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc/2012/11/ghastliest-classical-cover-of-2012.html)


(http://www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/arthausmusik1003891-550x784.jpg)

Even better when you HAVE to scroll from the top, slowly revealing the bottom half, haha!!


I thought this cover was pretty horrible:

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00080LEHK.01.L.jpg)

Another GMG member posted this cover in the listening thread and I thought was so awful that it would perfectly suit this thread.

And I thought Bridge had a lock on that type of cover.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on December 01, 2012, 03:02:12 AM
Just in, thanks to: http://www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc/2012/11/ghastliest-classical-cover-of-2012.html (http://www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc/2012/11/ghastliest-classical-cover-of-2012.html)

Haha! I was just about to post the same having seen it in Naxos' recent newsletter. ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 05, 2012, 04:59:45 AM
Helikopter-Streichquartett (1992-93) 31:20
Studioproduktion 1996

Irvine Arditti, David Alberman, violins
Garth Knox, viola; Rohan de Saram, cello

"The Grasshoppers" (helicopter acrobatic team)

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0001/066/MI0001066230.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)

http://www.stockhausencds.com/Stockhausen_Edition_CD53.htm


I nearly started Apart from the inset photo which does not flatter the composer . . . only the unattractive appearance was probably deliberate, as the cover looks to me an obvious knock-off of this choice artifact from the '60s:

<<Image removed by Admin>>

. . . reinforcing the composer's "If you're a hippie, I'm your classical man!" image ; )
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Florestan on December 05, 2012, 06:49:16 AM
<<Image removed by Admin>>

WTF?  ???
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 05, 2012, 06:50:55 AM
Exactly. The cover of the debut album for a group you almost have to be a rock music nerd to have heard anything about: Blind Faith.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Florestan on December 05, 2012, 06:55:56 AM
Exactly. The cover of the debut album for a group you almost have to be a rock music nerd to have heard anything about: Blind Faith.

I reckon it should be a very sought after memorabilia amongst rock music pedophiles audiophiles...  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: springrite on December 05, 2012, 06:57:14 AM
Exactly. The cover of the debut album for a group you almost have to be a rock music nerd to have heard anything about: Blind Faith.

You have to be blind or have incredible faith to love that picture. Thus the cover is appropriate.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on December 05, 2012, 07:02:35 AM
I reckon it should be a very sought after memorabilia amongst rock music pedophiles audiophiles...  ;D ;D ;D

Some might have been, say, 11 when that came out? hmmm? ;)

no? I'm just sayin' ::),...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on December 05, 2012, 07:03:26 AM
I reckon it should be a very sought after memorabilia amongst rock music pedophiles audiophiles...  ;D ;D ;D

Some might have been, say, 11 when that came out? hmmm? ;)

no? I'm just sayin' ::),...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on December 05, 2012, 07:04:36 AM
Wow! A rare double Post!! OOoooOOOO,... it's like a double rainbow. :'(... so... :'(beautiful...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 05, 2012, 07:06:05 AM
Wow! A rare double Post!! OOoooOOOO,... it's like a double rainbow. :'(... so... :'(beautiful...

Could be worth something someday.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Szykneij on December 07, 2012, 02:28:04 PM
Exactly. The cover of the debut album for a group you almost have to be a rock music nerd to have heard anything about: Blind Faith.

... which is amazing for a band made up of two-thirds of Cream (Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker) and Steve Windwood.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Rinaldo on December 08, 2012, 08:01:14 AM
(http://www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/arthausmusik1003891-550x784.jpg)

This hurts, you know.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Sergeant Rock on December 08, 2012, 09:39:00 AM
Exactly. The cover of the debut album for a group you almost have to be a rock music nerd to have heard anything about: Blind Faith.

A rock music nerd...or, simply of a certain age  ;)  Actually, Blind Faith was HUGE in its brief life (about a year in existence, 1968-69). Their only album went to Number 1 in both the UK and US; sold over half a million copies in its first month. But the egos involved couldn't sustain the band.

Sarge
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Sammy on December 08, 2012, 10:11:14 AM
A rock music nerd...or, simply of a certain age  ;)  Actually, Blind Faith was HUGE in its brief life (about a year in existence, 1968-69). Their only album went to Number 1 in both the UK and US; sold over half a million copies in its first month. But the egos involved couldn't sustain the band.

Sarge

I also remember Blind Faith as being huge.  However, I asked my wife if she remembered the group; she said no though we were living together  even back then.  So Karl might be correct on this one.
Title: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on December 10, 2012, 05:31:12 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/10/e9uqa5en.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 10, 2012, 05:57:16 AM
Take that, Georg Phillip!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 10, 2012, 06:05:54 AM
A rock music nerd...or, simply of a certain age  ;)  Actually, Blind Faith was HUGE in its brief life (about a year in existence, 1968-69). Their only album went to Number 1 in both the UK and US; sold over half a million copies in its first month. But the egos involved couldn't sustain the band.

Sarge

I also remember Blind Faith as being huge.  However, I asked my wife if she remembered the group; she said no though we were living together  even back then.  So Karl might be correct on this one.

FWIW (just one chap's perspective), I don't think I should have known of them, if I hadn't read of them in (something much like) The Rolling Stone Guide to Rock Music & Musicians back in the late '70s . . . .

(The big upside from that book, whatever its actual title and provenance, is that reading the respective articles on King Crimson and the Bonzo Dog Band revolutionized my listening experience.)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: The new erato on December 10, 2012, 06:27:11 AM
FWIW (just one chap's perspective), I don't think I should have known of them, if I hadn't read of them in (something much like) The Rolling Stone Guide to Rock Music & Musicians back in the late '70s . . . .

(The big upside from that book, whatever its actual title and provenance, is that reading the respective articles on King Crimson and the Bonzo Dog Band revolutionized my listening experience.)

Believe my they were BIG. They included Rich Gretch from one of my favorite bands at the time, Family. Why don't anyone mention him?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Sergeant Rock on December 10, 2012, 06:49:37 AM
Believe my they were BIG. They included Rich Gretch from one of my favorite bands at the time, Family. Why don't anyone mention him?

I did...in the non-classical listening thread.

Sarge
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 10, 2012, 06:50:14 AM
I'm sure they were big, but not Abba big, no way ; )
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: The new erato on December 10, 2012, 06:54:47 AM
I did...in the non-classical listening thread.

Sarge
I noticed - should have said "nobody except the bazooka slinger".
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: ChamberNut on December 11, 2012, 04:21:23 AM
Ahh!!!  :o



*Shudders!*
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Gold Knight on December 11, 2012, 02:15:39 PM
How about this one from Trane; the music is great, but its cover: YIKES!  :o
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61JyJJqIJuL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Florestan on December 12, 2012, 05:32:16 AM
How about this one from Trane; the music is great, but its cover: YIKES!  :o
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61JyJJqIJuL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

A candidate for the ugliest ever indeed.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 12, 2012, 05:40:50 AM
Makes Peter Gabriel's "Melt" cover look artistic in comparison!

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Os43xbFHL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Gurn Blanston on December 12, 2012, 07:10:31 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/10/e9uqa5en.jpg)

That is truly lovely....

Perhaps even a bit more than my little guy;

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa159/Gurn_Blanston/middlefingervx6.jpg)


8)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on December 12, 2012, 07:42:56 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/10/e9uqa5en.jpg)

"I'm firing my agent!"
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on December 18, 2012, 08:02:31 AM
So, is he for or against The Mission?

(http://i.prs.to/t_200/aparteap048.jpg)

(I'm not calling it ugly, mind you; it simply reminds me of an ugly cover. ;))
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on December 18, 2012, 08:05:01 AM
So, is he for or against The Mission?

(http://i.prs.to/t_200/aparteap048.jpg)

(I'm not calling it ugly, mind you; it simply reminds me of an ugly cover. ;))

Slayer 'does' Handel
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: North Star on December 18, 2012, 08:55:10 AM
Slayer 'does' Handel
How's your memory doing? (or eyesight...)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: SonicMan46 on December 18, 2012, 09:40:37 AM
So, is he for or against The Mission?

(http://i.prs.to/t_200/aparteap048.jpg)

(I'm not calling it ugly, mind you; it simply reminds me of an ugly cover. ;))

Hmmm - at first, I thought the lower description was Bald Guys -  :D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on December 18, 2012, 09:56:46 AM
Hmmm - at first, I thought the lower description was Bald Guys -  :D

;D

Sort of like this fellow?

(http://www.cooperpiano.com/Portals/99598/images/handel-piano.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: kishnevi on December 28, 2012, 11:03:39 AM
Mon amour, will you not come up and see my musical scores?
(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/sep2012/trompeteng_ttlerpommer.jpg)

(Come on, you knew it was only a matter of time before that cover migrated to this thread....)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 28, 2012, 11:05:37 AM
"Have I shown you my mechanical eraser?"
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on December 28, 2012, 11:07:05 AM
Mon amour, will you not come up and see my musical scores?
(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/sep2012/trompeteng_ttlerpommer.jpg)

(Come on, you knew it was only a matter of time before that cover migrated to this thread....)

Totally crossed my noggin when I laid eyes on this bad-boy. You beat me to it, Jeffrey.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Sergeant Rock on December 28, 2012, 12:08:36 PM
(Come on, you knew it was only a matter of time before that cover migrated to this thread....)

Totally crossed my noggin when I laid eyes on this bad-boy. You beat me to it, Jeffrey.

I'm happy I could contribute something worthwhile to this thread.

Sarge
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Papy Oli on December 29, 2012, 02:32:57 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51UDHujnahL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Szykneij on December 29, 2012, 05:38:42 AM
Mon amour, will you not come up and see my musical scores?
(http://photos.imageevent.com/sgtrock/sep2012/trompeteng_ttlerpommer.jpg)

(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQRqJ5Y_zbw5dOGj6tpuD7QtT7nvRb4gUcBMdvXaHlnwQIf9Ljw1Q)

... or some varm milk... perhaps?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: ibanezmonster on December 29, 2012, 06:18:27 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51UDHujnahL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
???
Is that a sheep costume...?  ???
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on December 29, 2012, 07:56:49 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51UDHujnahL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

ARE THOSE BREAST IMPLANTS :o?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Gold Knight on December 29, 2012, 12:11:33 PM
Quote from: snyprrr on Today at 07:56:49 AM (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php?topic=239.msg684032#msg684032)
ARE THOSE BREAST IMPLANTS :o ?

 :'(
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on January 02, 2013, 01:08:52 PM
(http://www.arkivmusic.com/graphics/covers/AMG/covers/large/242/2424757.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 02, 2013, 01:19:09 PM
It's a fair cop.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on January 27, 2013, 10:59:30 AM
(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/72/93/4bcd024128a0d273a26a1010.L._AA300_.jpg)


Jazz Hands!!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: PaulR on January 27, 2013, 11:09:51 AM
(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/72/93/4bcd024128a0d273a26a1010.L._AA300_.jpg)


Jazz Hands!!
"Press button here and instantly play the harmonica!"
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on January 27, 2013, 11:26:56 AM
Either that's a really short CD, or a really long harmonica concerto.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on January 27, 2013, 11:31:03 AM
(http://www.arkivmusic.com/graphics/covers/AMG/covers/large/242/2424757.jpg)

"let me show you where I touched her."

 :o :o :o
 :o :o :o
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: DavidRoss on January 27, 2013, 01:18:01 PM
I believe this cover has been posted on this thread before, but recent reference on the LvB 9 thread demanded it be seen here as well.  ;D

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51h56OI2N-L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Szykneij on January 27, 2013, 04:58:19 PM
(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/72/93/4bcd024128a0d273a26a1010.L._AA300_.jpg)


Jazz Hands!!

Is it possible to have a tasteful cover for a classical harmonica album?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on January 27, 2013, 05:06:33 PM
Is it possible to have a tasteful cover for a classical harmonica album?

Oh, not only tasteful, but downright classy.


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61zS3oVoSLL._SL550_AA350_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on January 27, 2013, 06:48:52 PM
Oh, not only tasteful, but downright classy.


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61zS3oVoSLL._SL550_AA350_.jpg)

 :D The "Harmonicats". :D



Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Rinaldo on January 28, 2013, 07:47:29 AM
:D The "Harmonicats". :D

(http://themixtressonline.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/harmonicats.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on January 28, 2013, 04:18:43 PM
(http://themixtressonline.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/harmonicats.jpg)

Ha!!



Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Szykneij on January 28, 2013, 05:47:41 PM
Oh, not only tasteful, but downright classy.


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61zS3oVoSLL._SL550_AA350_.jpg)

Without the tuxes ...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41TL9EdjIYL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on January 28, 2013, 06:42:33 PM
Without the tuxes ...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41TL9EdjIYL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

It just keeps getting better!! LOL!!!



Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on January 28, 2013, 06:57:00 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51sHoSr-jhL._SS550_.jpg)

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on January 28, 2013, 07:01:21 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41T183KAP3L._SL500_AA300_.jpg) 
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: kishnevi on January 28, 2013, 08:15:10 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41T183KAP3L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

That's a scary photo for me. 
Scary because I just realized I remember when he the next big new guy in the conducting world.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: ibanezmonster on January 28, 2013, 08:19:05 PM
Without the tuxes ...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41TL9EdjIYL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Wondering if the shape of harmonicas are meant to represent something...  ::)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on January 28, 2013, 08:29:45 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51sHoSr-jhL._SS550_.jpg)

That's just terrible...ly funny haha!! Photoshop, right?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: romboid on January 28, 2013, 10:38:56 PM
Not bad

(http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Pic-Bio-BIG/Barrio-Isidro-03.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: listener on January 29, 2013, 12:32:53 AM
I'll double post this
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: DavidRoss on January 29, 2013, 03:18:52 PM
I see Sir Simon's homage to Spinal Tap went over like a uranium soap bubble.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: SonicMan46 on January 29, 2013, 03:37:03 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41T183KAP3L._SL500_AA300_.jpg)  (http://images.sodahead.com/polls/003214343/1330429650_obama_afro_answer_4_xlarge.jpeg)

Yep, those 'afros' were quite popular!  ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on February 12, 2013, 11:13:02 PM
Hmm....



(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41NEPD0MNJL.jpg)


Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on February 14, 2013, 08:46:02 AM
Hmm....



(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41NEPD0MNJL.jpg)

I can almost see some boobie in the water's reflection!! HA!!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on February 22, 2013, 07:52:55 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VpOpfkHqL._SY450_.jpg)


Bloomin Onion made a recording.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Szykneij on February 24, 2013, 08:18:38 AM
(http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/2035/diefrau.jpg)

More here:

http://www.kusc.org/Blog/kusc/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10312566 (http://www.kusc.org/Blog/kusc/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10312566)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Szykneij on February 24, 2013, 12:10:36 PM
"The photographs of Bartoli commissioned to accompany "Sacrificium" are as striking as the music on the CD. Playing with the theme of gender confusion inherent in the topic, the photographer Uli Weber placed Bartoli's head, her face whitened with makeup, atop various marble statues of men."

(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/12144_208587322422_2050591_n.jpg)
(http://media.npr.org/assets/music/firstlisten/2009/ceciliabartoli/bartoli-321d1395c7cd542b07f4f418083cefe513e71a9f-s6-c10.jpg)


(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_RN2XNr6CWF8/S1BYfa7oqmI/AAAAAAAACNA/Ey7MDq1UFQY/s320/bartoli_sacri_rev_header.jpg)
Title: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on March 04, 2013, 08:03:35 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/05/y3e6y8eh.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on March 05, 2013, 08:57:32 AM
(http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/2035/diefrau.jpg)

More here:

http://www.kusc.org/Blog/kusc/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10312566 (http://www.kusc.org/Blog/kusc/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10312566)

Our Thread's much better!! ;)

This is most certainly, STILL, one of the Top3 most startling Classical CD Covers. Can someone 'open' it?:

http://www.amazon.com/Rameau-Suites-Platée-Dardanus-McGegan/dp/B000006O5V/ref=sr_1_7?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1362502589&sr=1-7&keywords=rameau+opera
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on March 05, 2013, 09:17:18 AM
Our Thread's much better!! ;)

This is most certainly, STILL, one of the Top3 most startling Classical CD Covers. Can someone 'open' it?:

http://www.amazon.com/Rameau-Suites-Platée-Dardanus-McGegan/dp/B000006O5V/ref=sr_1_7?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1362502589&sr=1-7&keywords=rameau+opera

It's a great disc! And the cover is the main character from the opera, Platée.

Still frightening, yes. But not as egnimatic as the celestial deer peeing on a naked women.  :)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on March 05, 2013, 09:55:27 AM
Still frightening, yes. But not as egnimatic as the celestial deer peeing on a naked women.  :)

Peeing from an eye. On a naked pregnant woman.

These little details matter, dear Sock Monkey. ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on March 05, 2013, 10:18:10 AM
Peeing from an eye. On a naked pregnant woman.

These little details matter, dear Sock Monkey. ;D

I know, I was short on time. Thought I at least hit the important details.  :D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on March 06, 2013, 11:53:35 AM
Peeing from an eye. On a naked pregnant woman.

These little details matter, dear Sock Monkey. ;D

 :laugh: :'( :laugh: :'( :laugh: :'( :laugh: :'(
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on March 13, 2013, 04:50:02 AM
Courtesy of Awkward Classical Music Photos (http://awkwardclassicalmusicphotos.com/category/singers/)
More photos than cover art, but definitely worth a look or three.

(http://awkwardclassicalmusicphotos.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/brodsky-quartet-otter2.jpg?w=590) 
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Sammy on March 13, 2013, 09:09:08 AM
Doesn't get any worse than this:


Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: MishaK on March 13, 2013, 09:15:18 AM
I'll double post this

Gov. Blagojevich made a disc?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VpOpfkHqL._SY450_.jpg)


Bloomin Onion made a recording.

This actually was a fad for a while among German orchestras to take group pictures from the pooping pigeon perspective. Aachen is just about 7 years late in catching on.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Rinaldo on March 13, 2013, 09:19:48 AM
Doesn't get any worse than this:



What's wrong with that? This might actually be the first cover featuring Dudamel that I sort of like!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on March 13, 2013, 12:17:31 PM
What's wrong with that? This might actually be the first cover featuring Dudamel that I sort of like!
"Fiesta" has a perfectly good cover.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Sammy on March 13, 2013, 03:15:09 PM
What's wrong with that? This might actually be the first cover featuring Dudamel that I sort of like!

It's a fine cover if you like to watch people puke. :)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Mirror Image on March 13, 2013, 06:12:57 PM
How about a thread for cool looking covers? Why all the negativity with bad covers? We know they're in abundance when classical music is concerned.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Rinaldo on March 13, 2013, 06:18:31 PM
How about a thread for cool looking covers? Why all the negativity with bad covers? We know they're in abundance when classical music is concerned.

Perhaps this one (http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,19.0.html)?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: kishnevi on March 13, 2013, 07:31:02 PM
What's wrong with that? This might actually be the first cover featuring Dudamel that I sort of like!

speaking as someone who actually has the recording--it's a very nice effect of photograph combined with water color or ink wash.  The water color effect is carried through on the interior labeling.   The colors are rather mellow--nothing harsh about them.

BTW, I've posted about this CD when I first played it:  it's a very good recording,  definitely Dudamel's best Mahler, and one of his best overall, and a very good recording of M9 from any conductor.  If you don't like the cover, download it and print out your own CD cover.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Brian on March 14, 2013, 06:36:22 AM
Some serious attitude on the violin and cello players here.

(http://cdn.naxosmusiclibrary.com/sharedfiles/images/cds/hires/UP0146-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on March 14, 2013, 06:38:45 AM
Some serious attitude on the violin and cello players here.

(http://cdn.naxosmusiclibrary.com/sharedfiles/images/cds/hires/UP0146-2.jpg)

Go ahead, just tryyyy to knock my sun glasses off!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on March 14, 2013, 06:40:04 AM
 :'(
Go ahead, just tryyyy to knock my sun glasses off!

Must be one or those Antonio Banderas type cello cases.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Papy Oli on March 14, 2013, 12:31:51 PM
oooh boy....  ???
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on March 14, 2013, 06:35:30 PM
This would fit my description of an over-produced cover.


(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/25/33/52ad81b0c8a02351affa9110.L._SX350_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: kishnevi on March 14, 2013, 08:53:50 PM
Some serious attitude on the violin and cello players here.

(http://cdn.naxosmusiclibrary.com/sharedfiles/images/cds/hires/UP0146-2.jpg)

It would have probably helped if they had stood in front of a real building, and not a photograph of one.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Rinaldo on March 15, 2013, 04:58:20 AM

(http://cdn.naxosmusiclibrary.com/sharedfiles/images/cds/hires/UP0146-2.jpg)

It would have probably helped if they had stood in front of a real building, and not a photograph of one.

I don't think this cover can be helped at all.

Cool timing, though - I was going past this building (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dancing_House) about half an hour ago.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Madiel on March 15, 2013, 07:05:54 AM
Go ahead, just tryyyy to knock my sun glasses off!

You mean, "hey sexy young lady, come backstage after the show and try to knock my sun glasses off".
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Madiel on March 15, 2013, 07:08:20 AM
This would fit my description of an over-produced cover.


(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/25/33/52ad81b0c8a02351affa9110.L._SX350_.jpg)

Frankly I was more disturbed by the title, because it took a while to realise it said "lips".  It looked like "tips".  The girl with orange tips would rank as a pretty bizarre title.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Florestan on March 15, 2013, 07:38:55 AM
Frankly I was more disturbed by the title,

This question might belong more to Cato's Grammar Grumble than here, but here it is nevertheless: why are you, guys, that disturbed by anything? I mean, one can be disturbed by a sudden unpleasant noise when reading in the quiet late at night, or by the entrance of the chamber maid when making love to a gorgeosu babe in a hotel room --- but being disturbed by a title, or CD cover? What am I missing?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: kishnevi on March 15, 2013, 08:08:20 AM
This question might belong more to Cato's Grammar Grumble than here, but here it is nevertheless: why are you, guys, that disturbed by anything? I mean, one can be disturbed by a sudden unpleasant noise when reading in the quiet late at night, or by the entrance of the chamber maid when making love to a gorgeosu babe in a hotel room --- but being disturbed by a title, or CD cover? What am I missing?

Perhaps it's just a question of usage.  At any rate, Webster's lists "breaking or destroying tranquility or composure" as one of the meanings of "disturb", even though the sense of interrupting something is the word's primary meaning.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Florestan on March 15, 2013, 08:24:04 AM
Perhaps it's just a question of usage.  At any rate, Webster's lists "breaking or destroying tranquility or composure" as one of the meanings of "disturb"

Even so, I can't imagine anyone losing their sleep because of a CD cover, or a CD title.  ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Rinaldo on March 15, 2013, 09:01:57 AM
Even so, I can't imagine anyone losing their sleep because of a CD cover, or a CD title.  ;D

Oh, I can. I very much can.

(http://i50.tinypic.com/33xc8km.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Gurn Blanston on March 15, 2013, 09:16:49 AM
Oh, I can. I very much can.

(http://i50.tinypic.com/33xc8km.jpg)

OK, you win!  :o

8)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Florestan on March 15, 2013, 10:18:38 AM
Oh, I can. I very much can.

Ooops, I forgot to qualify: I can't imagine any sane person etc.  ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on March 15, 2013, 11:07:24 AM
Oh, I can. I very much can.

(http://i50.tinypic.com/33xc8km.jpg)

Thank goodness that she's covering up her knee caps.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Sammy on March 15, 2013, 12:37:18 PM
This would fit my description of an over-produced cover.


(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/25/33/52ad81b0c8a02351affa9110.L._SX350_.jpg)

Now that's a cover I've always liked a lot - tranquil and mysterious at the same time.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on March 15, 2013, 01:23:01 PM
Now that's a cover I've always liked a lot - tranquil and mysterious at the same time.

I have no problem with the cover.

Internet bullying!   :o
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: The new erato on March 15, 2013, 02:16:43 PM
I have no problem with the cover.
Neither have I.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Madiel on March 15, 2013, 07:09:17 PM
Not only that, but it is a very good recital recording; wonderfully paced and collecting some great songs from a nice variety of composers.

Indeed, thanks to this thread and then seeing the tracklisting/reading reviews on Amazon, I'm quite interested!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Szykneij on March 19, 2013, 07:01:00 AM
(http://cdn.7static.com/static/img/sleeveart/00/000/226/0000022651_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: ibanezmonster on March 20, 2013, 08:16:37 AM
Well, someone will say it eventually, so I might as well ask...

is that what is referred to as a "foxy lady?"  :-X
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Madiel on March 21, 2013, 06:17:50 AM
It looks perfectly reasonable given the topic.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on March 26, 2013, 06:38:48 AM
 :blank:

Is that even Debussy?

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Gurn Blanston on March 26, 2013, 06:41:03 AM
:blank:

Is that even Debussy?



Dvorak. Pretty sure. Well, they both start with D.....

8)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on March 26, 2013, 09:29:57 AM
:blank:

Is that even Debussy?



Anyone else find the unintentional disturbing quality in this one?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: kishnevi on March 26, 2013, 02:17:40 PM
Anyone else find the unintentional disturbing quality in this one?

Not so much disturbing as vertigo-inducing.

What I'd like to know is, which side of the CD is Debussy and which is Ravel?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on March 26, 2013, 02:19:48 PM
Anyone else find the unintentional disturbing quality in this one?

Not at all, it's just two dudes playing a serious game of Twister.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lisztianwagner on March 26, 2013, 02:32:59 PM
:blank:

Is that even Debussy?



Yes, that one doesn't look like Debussy at all......
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Est.1965 on March 26, 2013, 02:47:49 PM
:blank:

Is that even Debussy?



and: 
Yes, that one doesn't look like Debussy at all......


Thats a Russian composer, surely.  Unless Debussy had some kind of facial morphing thing going on...I wouldn't even sniff at such a release for such nonsense.  Is it really a release?  Or a schoolboy paste-up?  Here is the real Debussy:

(http://quintessentialpublications.com/twyman/wp-content/uploads/debussy.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Lisztianwagner on March 26, 2013, 03:03:53 PM
and: 

Thats a Russian composer, surely.  Unless Debussy had some kind of facial morphing thing going on...I wouldn't even sniff at such a release for such nonsense.  Is it really a release?  Or a schoolboy paste-up?  Here is the real Debussy:


Maybe I got it, that man looks like Eduoard Manet. It would explain why I think I've already seen him.....

(http://images2.informazione.it/OO2o4kTgOElXZx88CZ0u81Em2NS-zzrdlOV+lUCGVXVzGih2QeHy2b+Xa35V5zuu)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Est.1965 on March 26, 2013, 04:45:35 PM
Maybe I got it, that man looks like Eduoard Manet. It would explain why I think I've already seen him.....

(http://images2.informazione.it/OO2o4kTgOElXZx88CZ0u81Em2NS-zzrdlOV+lUCGVXVzGih2QeHy2b+Xa35V5zuu)

Superb work, thanks for that.  It annoyed the hell out of me.   ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on March 27, 2013, 05:25:00 PM
.



From Grunge Rock to Baroque, perhaps that's what this epiphany he's having on a rooftop is all about.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Est.1965 on March 27, 2013, 06:09:14 PM
.



From Grunge Rock to Baroque, perhaps that's what this epiphany he's having on a rooftop is all about.

I hope he falls off. 
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on March 27, 2013, 06:27:30 PM
.



From Grunge Rock to Baroque, perhaps that's what this epiphany he's having on a rooftop is all about.

I'm Danielle, I'm Danielle, I'm...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: ChamberNut on March 29, 2013, 07:38:30 PM
This would fit my description of an over-produced cover.


(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/25/33/52ad81b0c8a02351affa9110.L._SX350_.jpg)

Orange Tips

The latest release by Nelly Furtado (or Sade)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Moo Yai on March 31, 2013, 12:07:55 AM
Came across this one recently (apologies if it's been posted before)!  :o

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5178E7HlY%2BL._SX300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Madiel on March 31, 2013, 05:28:42 AM
Came across this one recently (apologies if it's been posted before)!  :o

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5178E7HlY%2BL._SX300_.jpg)

No, that's not where you put a clarinet.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Mirror Image on April 01, 2013, 06:28:40 AM
Came across this one recently (apologies if it's been posted before)!  :o

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5178E7HlY%2BL._SX300_.jpg)

Yeah, don't give this guy a gun. He looks a little...hmmmm....how shall I put this, crazy?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: ibanezmonster on April 01, 2013, 06:37:30 AM
That's what happens when you listen to and perform too much Bartok.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Opus106 on April 01, 2013, 06:57:02 AM
So many things are wrong with this one.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51sf9pXZN3L.Image._AA500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on April 01, 2013, 06:59:58 AM
That's what happens when you listen to and perform too much Bartok.

No, when you're expecting Bartók, and they play Delius instead . . . .
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on April 01, 2013, 07:33:13 AM
and they play Delius instead . . . .[/font]

4... 3... 2...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on April 01, 2013, 07:41:32 AM
4... 3... 2...

C'mon, who needs Porky's on blu-ray? ; )
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: springrite on April 01, 2013, 07:49:29 AM
C'mon, who needs Porky's on blu-ray? ; )
VHS it is, then!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on April 01, 2013, 09:10:13 AM
That's our Paul, spearheading the Authentic Appliances movement!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on April 03, 2013, 02:59:44 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51WLHmpqGpL._SY350_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: huntsman on April 03, 2013, 03:29:32 AM

(http://imageshack.us/a/img515/3923/lmaonw0.gif)


No, that's not where you put a clarinet.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on April 06, 2013, 07:45:09 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31o30Im48bL.jpg)

Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Madiel on April 08, 2013, 01:05:41 AM
There are places where I expect to read that kind of strange rant. [Edit: Which has now been deleted.]

Good Music Guide was not, until now, one of them.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Papy Oli on April 18, 2013, 03:23:32 AM
not bad looking as such...but...




Sales are gonna go through the woof I guess....
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: ibanezmonster on April 18, 2013, 03:22:13 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31o30Im48bL.jpg)
I had to look at the chest to determine if this was a guy or a girl. I'd guess girl, though I can't say that with 100% confidence.  ???
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: North Star on April 19, 2013, 05:32:11 AM
I had to look at the chest to determine if this was a guy or a girl. I'd guess girl, though I can't say that with 100% confidence.  ???
As I have seen the covers from their other recordings, I knew she must be a woman because she is wearing a top. The men are bare-chested.
This definitely belongs in here, too:


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41LRNyU%2BnQL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on April 19, 2013, 06:09:01 AM
As I have seen the covers from their other recordings, I knew she must be a woman because she is wearing a top. The men are bare-chested.
This definitely belongs in here, too:


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41LRNyU%2BnQL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

uh boy :(  I... I... I... ??? ??? ???

but... I... uh...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: ibanezmonster on April 19, 2013, 08:21:15 AM
This definitely belongs in here, too:
Yes it does. Just wtf.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: knight66 on April 20, 2013, 05:20:32 AM
That surely takes some sort of prize, randomness for sure, but just plain odd too.

Mike
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on April 20, 2013, 05:57:30 AM
As I have seen the covers from their other recordings, I knew she must be a woman because she is wearing a top. The men are bare-chested.
This definitely belongs in here, too:


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41LRNyU%2BnQL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Ha, if girls looked like that we'd all be in trouble!

Wait a minute... come to thi...
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Parsifal on April 20, 2013, 06:48:00 AM
As I have seen the covers from their other recordings, I knew she must be a woman because she is wearing a top. The men are bare-chested.
This definitely belongs in here, too:


(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41LRNyU%2BnQL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

A pathetic attempt to make the artist seem "cool" I suppose.  Actually I recall reading that this album got some traction in mainstream music just because of the compelling cover art.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41GAKW5TZFL.jpg)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: ibanezmonster on April 21, 2013, 05:04:24 AM
A pathetic attempt to make the artist seem "cool" I suppose.  Actually I recall reading that this album got some traction in mainstream music just because of the compelling cover art.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41GAKW5TZFL.jpg)
Looks like an emo.
"Mom, I'm trying to play Chopin in the dark in my room! Leave me alone!"
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Rinaldo on April 21, 2013, 07:17:03 AM
A pathetic attempt to make the artist seem "cool" I suppose.  Actually I recall reading that this album got some traction in mainstream music just because of the compelling cover art.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41GAKW5TZFL.jpg)

I don't see what's wrong with this one, it's nothing forced - that was his haircut back then and unlike most of the atrocities of that era, it still looks kinda cool. Who cares if it made a bunch of Flock of Seagulls fans listen to some Chopin..
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Parsifal on April 21, 2013, 07:27:12 AM
I don't see what's wrong with this one, it's nothing forced - that was his haircut back then and unlike most of the atrocities of that era, it still looks kinda cool. Who cares if it made a bunch of Flock of Seagulls fans listen to some Chopin..

I did not intend to criticize this cover.  My point was that it achieves what the other cover tries to achieve, making the artist look "cool."
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: DavidRoss on May 02, 2013, 03:13:27 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Oj6QLKT%2BL._SY300_.jpg)

sMeLL tHe gLoVe
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on May 02, 2013, 07:19:58 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Oj6QLKT%2BL._SY300_.jpg)

sMeLL tHe gLoVe

he's sitting on a cucumber
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Madiel on May 03, 2013, 12:33:01 AM
Never mind the photo, what about that font?  ::)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Sandra on May 03, 2013, 01:17:43 AM
Never mind the photo, what about that font?  ::)

That's what I thought too... Bach's middle name stylishly blends with the glare on the man's forehead. )))
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on May 09, 2013, 05:48:53 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Afv8%2B8bDL._SS300_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/514%2BQWP0%2B-L._SS300_.jpg)

Really? Did Hanssler lose all of its cover art budget?
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: knight66 on May 09, 2013, 09:13:28 PM
Looks like the photo shoot took so long that he caught the sun. I agree, those covers look casual in several ways.

Mike
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on May 10, 2013, 05:36:30 AM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Afv8%2B8bDL._SS300_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/514%2BQWP0%2B-L._SS300_.jpg)

Really? Did Hanssler lose all of its cover art budget?

Why don't classical people EVER get a little hair trim for their photo shoot????
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: knight66 on May 10, 2013, 11:40:59 AM
Really all he needs is a red nose and white makeup round the mouth.

Mike
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Gurn Blanston on May 10, 2013, 11:49:41 AM
Really all he needs is a red nose and white makeup round the mouth.

Mike

His mother was a Bozo-ette in University....  :)

8)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: mc ukrneal on May 10, 2013, 11:52:40 AM
Why don't classical people EVER get a little hair trim for their photo shoot????
WHo says he didn't?!?! :)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on May 15, 2013, 08:09:09 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/511aLnZo%2BiL.jpg)


Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on May 16, 2013, 02:57:40 PM
WHo says he didn't?!?! :)

Classical Hair is such a joke, haha!
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Gurn Blanston on May 16, 2013, 03:07:02 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/511aLnZo%2BiL.jpg)

Hold your calls, ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner!    :P

You've hurt me, DD....  :'(

8)
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on May 16, 2013, 05:52:08 PM
You've hurt me, DD....  :'(

 0:)

I hate that I've hurt your eyes, Gurn, but remember I had to look at it first! 8)

(Now on to some of Haydn's great string quartets to help right my wrong...)


Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: TheGSMoeller on May 16, 2013, 05:54:10 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/511aLnZo%2BiL.jpg)

What time is it? Ask Haydn, he nose.  ;D
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on May 16, 2013, 06:01:42 PM
What time is it? Ask Haydn, he nose.  ;D

Ha!!

Luckily Haydn is greater than any hack graphic designer!


Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: kishnevi on May 16, 2013, 06:38:08 PM
I guess it seemed like a good idea at the time.

That sort of punishment should have been reserved for the person who designed the cover.

And just be glad they didn't carry the concept over to some of the other symphonies with nicknames. We could have suffered Haydn with a bear or a hen or a queen on his head.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Rinaldo on May 18, 2013, 03:05:30 AM
I guess it seemed like a good idea at the time.

Yeah, but now it just ticks me off.
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: knight66 on May 18, 2013, 06:38:35 AM
Yes, that Haydn cover is a lulu. I guess it is lucky The Hen was not on there.

Mike
Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: Parsifal on May 18, 2013, 08:07:47 AM
I think a pair of clock-hands attached to an appropriate anatomical feature would improve this cover.



Title: Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
Post by: snyprrr on May 18, 2013, 08:13:46 AM
I think a pair of clock-hands attached to an appropriate anatomical feature would improve this cover.