Truthfully, my knowledge of Germanic music is limited to Kraftwerk, Falco, "99 Luft Balloons", and David Hasselhoff. But I can vouch for their killer 45 sleeves. The music maybe not so much... but the sleeves are effing incredible (incredibly awful or incredibly awesome depending on your tastes).
Take a listen to a 1970s German single "Dschinghis Khan" (shown above) to set the mood while you peruse this small gallery of German singles cover art. Don't say I didn't warn you.
Was it really necessary for Chris Roberts to spread like he's getting a gynecological exam for this record sleeve? What genius decided to choose the shot of Chris' taint (or "grundle" if you prefer) as the one to sell this single? Perhaps, if his jeans weren't like a layer of denim skin, it wouldn't be quite so off-putting.
Here's Chris again. This time, instead of showing us his genitals, he's showing us his manly chest hair that sways in the breeze like the amber waves of grain he sits beside.
translation: How? Where? You, you what?
It's like the German Love Boat. Isaac would be sooooo out of place.
Google Translate: We have done it many times. Her sweater was too small.
Someone should tell Mr. Holiday that it's not polite to point.
I don't know who Manuela is, but she sure knew how to rock a mini skirt. In fact, she may be a world record holder.... there's a ton of miniskirted Manuela covers, perhaps more than artist I've seen. Cheers to Manuela, the German with the Latino name.