10/22/15

Album Covers #44: Butts on Record


What was with the massive amounts of album covers featuring butts in the 1970s (and early 80s)?  Call me crazy, but I’d say it’s the most repeated theme of all time.

There were plenty of musicians that tried to be artistic, but not every artist had the creative juice to create a Sgt. Pepper.  Mostly, records just featured a blah picture of the band, or some cheesecake.... and when they opted for cheesecake (which was pretty damn often), it defaulted to butts.

I could show you thousands of examples, but that would be a booty overload.   Instead, I’ve lovingly handpicked a selection for your viewing pleasure.  Enjoy.



Damien – Damien (1984)
Houston Person - Wildflower (1978)




The Counts - Funk Pump (1975)
The Salsoul Orchestra - Heat It Up (1982)



The Fatback Band - Night Fever (1976)



Cleveland Eaton - Instant Hip (1976)
The Meters - Trick Bag (1976)




Bijelo Dugme - Šta bi dao da si na mom mjestu (1975)




Music to Strip By (1962)
1969: Velvet Underground Live, Vol. 1 (1974)


Cold Chisel – Hold Me Tight (1983)


Morris Jefferson - Spank Your Blank Blank (1977) 
O'Donel Levy - Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky (1973)


Barooga Bandit – Come Softly (1979)



Buzz Adlam - Back to Music (1975)
The Southside Movement – Moving South (1975)


Nazareth – The Catch (1984)



Various Artists - Mi cucú (1988)
Byron Lee and the Dragonaires - Wine Miss Tiny (1985)


Booty People - Booty People (1977)



Le Pamplemousse - Planet of Love / You Can Get Off on the Music (1979)
Albert King – The Pinch (1977)

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8 comments:

  1. Nice! How about the Pure Food and Drug Act's "Choice Cuts"?

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    1. A good one. Although you only receive partial credit, as this only a "one cheek cover". ;)

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  2. DiscoDollyDebOctober 22, 2015

    Even Barbra Streisand was getting in on the act. Check out the photos (especially back covers and inserts) on her albums "The Main Event" and "Superman." She's showing quite a bit of cheek.

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    1. Ugh, don't make us look at that.

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  3. Including Mi cucu isn't sporting. It's the song about butt. What have you expected to see on the cover? Spaceships?

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  4. Including Mi cucu isn't sporting. It's the song about butt. What have you expected to see on the cover? Spaceships?

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  5. What you have to remember in all of these is that there was a casting call. Girls had to show up and "audition" for the photo-shoot. Some made it (as shown here) and others did not (just imagine what that was like).

    As a former "booth bunny" let me just say that you never quite get use to it, and as much as you are disgusted by the "process" you are still upset when you are not chosen.

    "Sorry sweetie, but we are going a different way this year . . ."

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    1. Can we see some of your stuff?

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