Will the well ever run dry? It seems I could post LP cover cheesecake for the next hundred years and only scratch the surface. Record buyers were evidently a randy lot, easily swayed by a bit of female skin. Where The Beatles or Elton John could afford to get creative with their cover art, a huge segment of the music world opted for Plan B (and B stands for Boobs).
This randiness was by no means an American original. Au contraire. Spanish language discs were the biggest offenders. Indeed, there is a mountain of as yet untapped gold in 'foreign' vinyl eye candy. No doubt, it will allow posts like this to continue for many years to come.
This is what you call album art on a shoestring. Could they perhaps have chosen an angle that didn't feature the view between her legs?
Is this Evelyn Kraft from The Mighty Peking Man? I did a review this film back in 2010.
Greatest album cover of all time? Quite possibly. Stand in awe before the awesomeness of Zorro. Not only do they have a gal in a wet t-shirt on the cover, but Zorro graces us with their badass mugs.
The shirts, the shades, the mustache.... there is so much to love here that I don't know where to begin. All I can say is that this album cover has restored my faith in humanity.
Pastor Lopez, the Venezuelan King of Cumbia. The title roughly translates to "the beautiful are not faithful", combined with the fact that his stage name is "pastor", it made me think this was a religious LP. Wrong.
Now, how in the hell does this relate to "Italian" hits? These are whitebread chicks at a martini bar.... am I missing something?
"Mood in Golden Hit Numbers".... wha-?
Is that Rush drummer Neil Peart on a poster? Surely not. (But the album title is after all 'Drum Drum Drum')
Lonely? With those? I'm not buying it. My suspension of disbelief will only stretch so far.
Another shining example of the Three Chick Disc.
Rock stars step aside, Jimmy Durante imitator comin' through.
The last track on Side A is "Move Your Ass Gringo".... If that gives you a clue to what we're dealing with here.
Get it? Instead of 'Glass Menagerie' it's 'Brass Menagerie'. Classic Enoch. Always with the puns.
Barbara knows exactly what it takes to sell records. Before music videos, all the sex had to pumped up on the album cover itself. And pump it up she did....
Yikes! Barb is essentially spreading her legs, beseeching you to buy her album.
Note: Barbara Law is formerly Barbara Dixon of the Irish trio Maxi, Dick and Twink. Dixon was 'Dick'..... which takes a whole new meaning in light of this back cover.
Dom seems blissfully unaware that there is a breast not three inches from his head.
It's just a little old place where we can get together. Folks linin' up outside just to get down.
"Your cow is in my garden."
"I don't have a cow"
"Well, I don't have a garden."
"Port Said" sounds like it could be the wind up to an Abbot & Costello routine.
"Where'd you like to go for dinner?"
"Port said what?"...etc., etc.
I know it's pronounced differently, but so be it. Move on and enjoy a few more cheesecake covers.
The perfect LP to end with. A man who respects the mini skirt like a true Retrospacer. Viva Manolin!