2/27/12

Mini Skirt Monday #106: Album Covers


Truth is, I've already done a Miniskirt Monday post on album covers, many of which are repeated here today.  However, I used that Flickr 'light box' slideshow thingy, and it turned out to be a hopeless mess. So, to amend that mistake and give the subject the attention it deserves, here it is again without that shitty Flickr widget.
Not much to say on the subject itself, other than the obvious: men love miniskirts. Thus, when men see an album with a miniskirt on the cover, they are apt to buy said album.  It's marketing at its most basic.  Maybe the Beatles can afford to have a White Album, but your average schmo needs some oomph on the cover to sell those records. Let's have a look at some, shall we?


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A big thanks to Epiclectic, whose massive collection is the source of more than a few of these.

11 comments:

  1. I would really love to listen to "Buying a Car Ukranian Style." In fact, now that I know such a thing exists and I don't have it, my life has suddenly become a hollow farce, a pitiless mockery, a bottomless chasm of gloom.

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  2. Oh my gosh, these are so awesome!!! As much as i'm against the sexulization of women for marketing these covers are really quite awesome! I always like looking at you blog, because it reminds (not the right word, I wasnt alive for any of thes, born 1998) but i just get this tingly feeling of "EEP!! These were people alive in a different time, you can feel their life in the pictures" (okay that was creepy and I'm pretty sure no one else gets that weird feeling when looking at old pictures or a victorian blouse or a pair of shoes from the 60's so I'm probibly just off my rocker... they all suspected as much...)

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  3. Thanks so much for the post. Great read!! Really looking forward to read more. Want more.

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  4. The Marsha Raven "Stranger in Disguise" looks so 80's it's almost retro-'80's pastiche; like some contemporary effort to out-80's the '80's...

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  5. "El Gitano Groseron" probably means "The peeing flasher".

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    1. My thoughts exactly! What the heck is going on with that picture...bwahaha

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    2. ...and "Vamos a Seguirla" is presumably "Let's go and pester her"

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  6. I really do miss Album covers.
    They were an original art form in the 20th century.

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  7. OMG my dad had that Burt Bacharach album when I was little. I remember wondering why that lady wasn't wearing any pants. He never played it so I assume he only bought it for the cover.

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  8. Grande Raffaella! She was an italian showgirl and even now she's beautiful: http://www.comunicaredigitale.it/images/stories/Immagini_Varie_Tv/carra_raffaella01g.jpg

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