A collection of bad album covers that are both hilarious and awkward, 1960s-1980s

An album's artwork represents a first impression for many fans and it creates an aesthetic vibe about its music. In the days before the Internet, bands had to rely on their covers to capture the attention of any potential fans.

And a lot of people discovered their favorite bands just by picking up an album because it sounded cool. Unfortunately not all bands or singers were able to pull off a good album cover.

In this photo collection, you can see some of the worst album covers of all time. Everything from rock and metal bands to country, gospel comedy, and jazz by artists from around the world are here in their everlasting glory.

Let's talk a little bit about history. There are many ways to visualize an album cover. Some examples include artists who choose to put up a picture of themselves, which is one of the factors that combine the band, the composer, and the musical observation.

The album cover eventually became an important part of the music culture. Under the influence of designers such as Bob Cato, who was vice president of creative services at both Columbia Records and United Artists at various stages of his long musical career, album covers became renowned as a marketing tool and an expression of artistic intent.

In the early 1960s, the Beatles' "With the Beatles", Bob Dylan's The Times They're A-Changin' and the Rolling Stones' self-titled debut album each had a cover photograph designed to further the public image of the musical artist. was designed to enhance.

Writer Peter Doggett also highlighted the cover of Otis Redding's Otis Blue, which features a photograph of a young white woman, as a design that "played a dual role: she represented the transcendent power of music, and its creator." obscured the race."

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