In the good old days before we downloaded music song by song, the album cover was one of the elements that sealed the deal. It was there to show you what kind of music/product to expect for your money.
This is all just in theory, of course.
In reality, most musicians don’t really care about the album cover, or at least that’s the impression we get. This is an article about album covers from former Yugoslav republics that don’t care about the aesthetics.
(note: first person who began collecting funny album covers from ex-Yu is Miha Mazzini, Slovenian author, and some of the album covers are taken directly from his website. Please check out his hilarious but thorough analysis and comments too)
This is where Mike Myers got his idea for Austin Powers from:
Shoulder pads were all the rage back then. If you think this is pushing it too far, than wait for the next one.
This must’ve been a helluva party.
Classy, really classy.
I am taking a wild guess football wasn’t mentioned anywhere in the lyrics.
Not much to say here, except that Kico’s album cover was chosen as the worst Christmas album cover of all times by the British tabloid The Sun.
Legendary album cover, Saveta’s masterpiece was chosen on a number of occasions as the worst album cover in the world.
Note: believe it or not, this is NOT the real Samantha Fox. I’m not even sure if Samanta is her real name.
Another great catch by Miha Mazzini, the only mystery here is what he’s drinking from that strange looking cup.
Is she a karate master or a nurse?
Oh yeah. Glasses, haircut, mustache, chain and a designer wifebeater. You can’t go wrong with that combo.
Mica is somewhat of a living legend in these areas, with her lascivious lyrics and controversial album covers. This one leaves a lot to the imagination. Or not.
I swear to god I did not just photoshop this one together. It was probably made when photo-montage wasn’t even invented.
Lifestyles of the rich and famous.
This is an album cover shoot.
This is another album cover shoot. Brilliant! Two album covers done in under one minute.
The look on her face says the album’s name: “A Woman Drinks Too When She Is Leaving”. But you already knew that. From the look on her face.
“I’m so cool with my what my hair looks like that I won’t even put my cigarette out for this cover shoot.”
No, they’re not triplets, it’s just one guy who can’t decide what angle his Dracula teeth look best from.
I think they tried to go with that “I don’t know how much more I can take this job” look.
Do not look at his crotch. Do NOT look at his crotch. And now You can’t look away…
It’s so sad when your loved one is exploring space and you are stuck watching sheep.
“I declared war on subtleness, and I won.”