Below are a number of dreadful album covers collected by The Untapped Source, each with some random thoughts on the artwork.
Ken – by Request Only We’re so glad that Ken quit his music career to focus on Marketing and Art for The Untapped Source, his first album was a major bust! (Just kidding Ken). I’m not quite sure exactly who this real “Ken” is, but he looks like what I picture a late 70′s human-sized Lego Man to look like.
Dick Black – A Taste of Dick Black I guess the Internet wasn’t around when this album was released, because I’m sure someone would have fired up a big fat red flag before this made it to print. I’ve gotta say though, Dick Black looks about as confident as the Dos Equis guy, so I think he could still roll with this title even now.
Tino – Por Primera Vez I’m not even sure what to say here. I’m guessing “Tino” is some sort of hearthrob for teenage girls, maybe he should lose the wedding ring? Possibly his sisters jean shorts as well…
Svetlana Gruebbersolvik – My Lips are for Blowing I wonder if Svetlana has had a “Tase of Dick Black”? Seems like the potential for a good collaboration or duet of some sort.
Millie Jackson – Back to the S__T! Eat your heart out Miley Cyrus! Millie Jackson was riding toilets long before you were straddling wrecking balls!
Man O War – Anthology Wow… I didn’t know the Ultimate Warrior could sing! Didn’t know he had 3 brothers either.
Maddy Genets – et son ensemble I think I can translate this, but all I read is “Bad Genetics”. This looks about as exciting and lively as a 4 hour mass.
Kevin Rowland – My Beauty I haven’t checked the registered sex offenders database lately, but hey… wouldn’t be surprised. That’s all I’m saying. I guess the art on this one isn’t too bad, but Mrs. Roland is somewhat of a distraction.
Jim Post – I love my life I’d love my life if I was Jim Post too! From an artistic standpoint I have to give this album cover at least a few points, I mean Jim could be the cover model for Movember Magazine if there was such a thing.
The Faith Tones – Jesus Use Me Not sure why this band never caught on, especially since their album was produced in “Stereo”! The whole over-the-top religious theme actually makes me kind of suspicious that these three are smuggling large amounts of cocaine under their wigs.
Country Church This looks more like an “awkward family photo” than an album cover honestly. I don’t really have anything nice to say about this cover, so I’ll just refrain from commenting. I would advise they hang onto the wardrobe though… wait another 50 years and those sweater-vests might come back into style.
Anna Russell – In Darkest Africa Art – Not bad. Racist? Uhh… yeah, just maybe!
The Amason Twins – Hallelujah! The Lord is Coming Again If Rob Ford and Doug Ford had taken a different path in life?