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May 31, 2014

A Collection of 25 Hilarious and Bad Vintage Album Covers

These days people probably don’t really even remember what a music album actually is, considering everything is done through MP3’s and downloaded online. But for the young kids out there, there used to be these things called CD’s and, even before that, cassette tapes and vinyl records. If you’re a young person and striving to be a hipster, chances are you’re familiar with vinyl even though you’re not entirely sure when the concept actually began.

Of course making a great album wasn’t the only step toward selling music back in the day. You also had to come up with a memorable album cover in hopes it would attract new fans who saw it sitting there on the shelf, and the pure awesomeness would cause them to spontaneously buy your music. Of course as you’re about to see, coming up with a good album cover is a lot easier said than done. Here are some of the most hilariously bad album covers you’re ever going to see.


  1. Allen Hale Jr.'s Orgy??!!!!
    Can't get clean!!!! Can't get clean!!!!

  2. We lost a lot when we lost 12" LP album covers.

  3. Don't worry, it's not an actual album. It was a sad day when I realized that was a fake cover.

  4. My favorite place on earth, Prague.

  5. Exactly as I remember it during my first visit to Prague - in 1975. It's changed in many ways, and I live there now!

  6. The Jesus Use Me cover looks like three guys in drag

  7. The Svetlana Grubbersolvik album is a fake too. (Note the Tamla/Motown logo. As an LP geek, I knew the Alan Hale cover was a phony right away because it has a Columbia logo but that stereo symbol is Capitol.)

  8. My boyfriend took me to see The Temptations at the Howard Theater in Washington, D.C., back in '66 or '67. Jimmy Pelham was the M.C. that night, as he often was, or so I was told. He was so hilarious we bought one of his LPs at Waxie Maxie's Record Store the next day. He was better in person, but there were a few good laughs on the album. Haven't thought of him in years.




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