Controversial Album Covers III (Pt. 5)

Year: 1988
Jane’s Addiction: Nothing’s Shocking

The Problem: The album cover, created by frontman Perry Farrell, features a sculpture of a pair of nude female conjoined twins sitting on a sideways rocking chair with their heads on fire. Farrell said the image, like much of his artwork, came to him in a dream and he hired the employees of Warner Bros. to create the cover sculpture; after learning how to create sculptures by watching them closely, he fired the Warner Bros. staff and created the artwork himself. Farrell hired someone to help create a full body casting of his girlfriend for use as the sculptures. Retailers objected to the album’s cover. Nine out of the eleven leading record store chains refused to carry Nothing’s Shocking, and the record had to be issued covered with brown paper.

My Take: What was Farrell smoking when he came up with this? And can I have some?


Psychic TV: Tune In (Tune the Acid House)

The Problem: The album was initially pressed to DC Records however after copyright issues of using Superman on the artwork it was repressed by Temple Records with alternate songs.

My Take: Superman just causes everyone problems with album art, doesn’t he?

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