Controversial Album Covers III (Pt. 7)

Year: 1990

Blur: She’s So High

The Problem: The cover shows a naked woman astride a hippotamus, painted by Californian artist Mel Ramos. The poster and accompaning T-shirt, with the picture printed in full size, caused some controversy amongst students and advertisements for the single were banned in Hackney and the London Underground, and defaced elsewhere.

My Take: It’s not that bad! You can’t really see anything. It even fits the song in a since. People in London need to lighten up. Blur already had Oasis and the stupid fans who can’t let the feud go to deal with. Besides, Damon didn’t like how Leusire turned out. So cut him and the boys some slack!

Cannibal Corpse: Eaten Back to Life

The Problem: Most albums by death metal band Cannibal Corpse were banned in Germany until June 2006, due to the graphic cover art on their albums. For example, Tomb of the Mutilated featured one corpse performing cunnilingus on another. The censored version features a further corpse presumably watching the act (not shown) in adoration.

My Take: It’s morbid, but what do you expect from a band called “Cannibal Corpse?”


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