Controversial Album Covers VI (Pt. 3)

Year: 1971

Serge Gainsbourg: Histoire De Melodie Nelson

The Problem: The cover for this album, showing a young girl naked from the waist up clutching her clothes about her, might be shocking, but it’s no match for the content of the album! Gainsbourg’s magnificent 1971 concept album depicted, in just under half an hour, the Lolita-esque lust of a middle-aged man for his pubescent nymphet muse.

My Take: Ah, here it is! The musical version of Lolita. At least, you can’t really see anything, but still, the story behind it is rather creepy when you think about it.


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