View Full Version : controversial album cover art. When he met with her parents she proved to be too old for his vision and he ended up using her younger sister Mariora Goschen who was 11 years old at the time. Houses of the holy by Zepplin has naked kids all over it. Although not controversial per se. More an artsy cover I guess. Bon Jovi's Slippery When Wet had a rejected album cover just prior to release Oh my God I wonder when it's considered owning child pornography? Personally, I think it's sick to use children on album covers this way. Devotees of thrift stores should check out the story behind the original artwork for Tad's excellent 8-Way Santa album.
By yr updated about 1 month ago. The intended artwork for the UK version of the album did not arrive in time to press the album, so a cover of naked women lounging in front of a black background was issued in its place. The front cover displayed Lennon and Ono frontally nude, while the rear cover featured them from behind. Distributors were prompted to sell the album in a plain brown wrapper, and copies of the album were impounded as obscenity in several jurisdictions.
The following is a list of notable albums with controversial album art , especially where that controversy resulted in the album being banned, censored or sold in packaging other than the original one. They are listed by the type of controversy they were involved in. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries. Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on Retrieved
Candidates for a photo gallery of Altered Album Covers must have a resume topped by at least one offense — be that death, nudity and general ickiness. Still, the wonder is that it ever happened in the first place. After all, album covers are the gateway to the music found inside, a crucial part of the listening experience. And just as songs are pored over by the artists who make them, album covers — you'd think — are meticulously designed to reflect the theme of the project. But sometimes those original ideas are shot down, even after the records reach the hands of fans. What was altered, and why? Sometimes the albums in question are obviously in need of some sort of change to make them acceptable for mainstream tastes. But just as often, some changes will leave you scratching your head. And it's been going on forever. There are albums from the '60s, '70s, '80s and beyond featured here.