Album covers have always been an integral part of the music industry. They act as a visual representation of the music contained within, and can often become iconic in their own right. However, some album covers have caused quite the stir due to their raunchy and provocative nature.
The Good, The Bad, and The Raunchy
One such album cover is the 1965 release of Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass’ “Whipped Cream & Other Delights”. The cover features a scantily clad model covered in whipped cream, holding a trumpet. While some may view this as simply playful, others felt the cover was overly sexualized and objectifying.
The 1990 album, “Sex Packets” by Digital Underground, featured a cartoonish image of a woman with a cassette tape protruding from her buttocks. The cover pushed the boundaries of what was considered acceptable at the time, inciting controversy and outrage.
Not for the Faint of Heart
The Sex Pistols’ 1977 album “Never Mind The Bollocks” featured a cover with the words “Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols” in bold letters, complete with the word “bollocks” blurred out. The cover was seen as offensive and obscene, and even led to arrests for obscenity in the UK.