Controversial Album Covers IX (Pt. 11)

Year: 1990

Hurricane: Slave to Thrill

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The Problem: The enigmatic cover art for Hurricane’s third album featured a naked woman sitting on a biomechanical, H.R. Geiger–style machine seat/penetrator. This unnerved enough people for Hurricane to remove the woman altogether from the scene in all additional pressings.

My Take: Once again, they are scared to show women enjoying sexual pleasure. Come on, people, women can enjoy sex too. Plus, the image fits the title perfectly well, thank you very much! Lighten up, people!

Dwarves: Blood, Guts, and Pussy

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The Problem: By 1990, punk music was contextually not as shocking as it was in the ‘70s with death metal and grindcore taking shape and gathering most of the controversial attention. The Dwarves shifted the focus back to punk in 1990 when they released Blood, Guts and Pussy with a gripping album cover. Three nude models were covered in animal blood in the Michael Lavine photograph, enraging feminists who only saw more red after going through the album’s lyric sheet.

My Take: This reminds me of the movie, I Spit on Your Grave for some reason.

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Controversial Album Covers IX (Pt. 4.)

(This is a last-minute entry. Please forgive the out of order timeline here.)

Year: 1972

Mama Lion: Preserve Wildlife

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The Problem: The wildcard of our list, Mama Lion’s Preserve Wildlife cover featured the singer nursing a lion cub. In a move to prevent confusion, as much as objection, the final version of the album was issued with a cutaway cover that obscured the cub-to-jug action.

My Take: This is a rather interesting-looking cover. I like how the picture babies into the artist’s name. She’s just taking care of her lion baby. You can’t really see anything anyway. The coloring makes it impossible so see the nip.

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Controversial Album Covers IX (Pt. 1)

Hello, beautiful people. It’s November and I am back with this project of Controversial Album Covers. I was afraid I was going to not have enough this year, but I pulled through. I have enough to last us through this month. Anyway, let’s get started!

Year: 1977

Sex Pistols: Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols

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The Problem: Arguably the most controversial album cover of them all, Sex Pistols’ lone studio album caused utter chaos. It was at the centre of an obscenity-related UK court case after a Nottingham-based record retailer was arrested for showcasing the sleeve (which prominently displayed the word “Bollocks”) in his shop window. Virgin boss Richard Branson hired ace lawyer John Mortimer, QC, to defend him and the charges were eventually dropped.

My Take: A little background for US visitors of this blog: “Bollocks” means “penis” or “balls” the Brits. Given the fact that this is the Sex Pistols, it’s not surprising that they would pull something this shocking.

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City Lounge: Berlin (Book Two, Chapter Fourteen: Reached the Peak)

Chapter Fourteen: Reached the Peak:

Until now, I never thought much about sex. I guess I never found the right one. After high school, I didn’t focus much on relationships. I did have a few crushes in the early years of college, but they were a passing fancy. Sure, I’d find the right one soon, but I had other things to think about at the time.

Today however, I began a new journey. Sebastian kissed me on the forehead.

“Take me again,” I whispered. His eyes reminded me of a hungry wild dog. My lips curved into a smirk. He entered me again. More

City Lounge: Berlin (Book Two, Chapter Thirteen: Pushing the Limit III)

Chapter Thirteen: Pushing the Limit III:

It looked like I would have to take matters into my own hands. Problem was, I lacked experience in doing so. I’ve already made what I wanted very clear to him. If I said anymore, I would come off as annoying and desperate. Maybe I could try and be subtle.

I decided to try and see tonight.

Sebastian took me back to his place. Secretly, I got excited on where this could go. I leaned upwards and kissed him on the cheek. My love smiled and chuckled. I counted down the steps to his front door. He reached into his jeans pocket and unlocked the door. More

City Lounge: Berlin (Book Two, Chapter Twelve: Pushing the Limit II)

Chapter Twelve: Pushing the Limit II:

I am not getting satisfaction. I don’t know why I’m pushing it either. We’ve only been on a few dates. It shouldn’t be serious, right? We’re in a stable relationship now. There’s nothing wrong with taking it slow. People still do that, you know? But I do like kissing him. I did promise him to be my first. Plus, Stephanie keeps asking when are we going to do it.

“We could’ve last night,” I said.

“Then what happened?” she asked. I dropped my shoulders and sighed.

“We fell asleep,” I said. My crazy friend frowned.

“That’s it?” she asked.

“Yeah.” More

City Lounge: Berlin (Book Two, Chapter Eleven: Push the Limit)

Chapter Eleven: Push the Limit:

For some reason that night, my guests didn’t leave. We stayed up drinking and talking. (They did most of the drinking. I limited myself after dinner.) It stunned me how much beer Sebastian could put away and not feel the effects of it. Stephanie on the other hand…

“Hey guys!” she shouted. “How come you’re not drunk like me? *Hic*”

“I don’t really drink much,” I said.

“I’m good at drinking,” Sebastian said. Stephanie stared at us with a red face and hiccupped.

“Oh,” she said. My crazy friend broke down laughing. My boyfriend, (I’m not used to calling him that just yet), gave me a strange look. More

City Lounge: Berlin (Book Two, Chapter Eight: Sweet City in Berlin)

Chapter Eight: Sweet City in Berlin:

Sebastian and I have been on three dates now. He’s a really sweet guy. His wild nature kind of scared me at first. But, I am coming to accept that as part of who he is. Sebastian is really good to me. He doesn’t try to push me to be something that I am not. He’s even as patient with me. Everything has been going great. (I’m not sure when is the right time to call him my boyfriend or if he wants that yet.) Stephanie is also cheering us on.

“You two are so cute together,” she told me last week. I sat there at the table blushing. More

City Lounge: Paris (Book Two, Chapter Fifteen: Vow)

Chapter Fifteen: Vow:

I awoke back in my room the next morning. To my surprise, I found Simone sitting at the foot of my bed, watching me. I sat up with a perplexed look on my face.

“Simone?” I asked. “You stayed here all night? Watching me?”

“I had to,” she said. “It didn’t feel right to put you to bed and leave you after your little trip?” At first, what she said didn’t make any sense.

“Huh?” I asked.

“Last night, you were upset about your ex,” Simone said.

“I remember that part.”

“Well, I let you get it all out of your system. When you fell asleep, I remembered my promise to make you forget about her. So I figured that you needed a little pick-me-up to help flush your misery out for a night.” More

City Lounge: Paris (Book Two, Chapter Eight: Season of the Witch)

Chapter Eight: Season of the Witch:

Simone has this powerful hold on me. Every night, I am reminded of this. Tonight was no different. I walked her home from hanging around at her mom’s cafe. It started with Simone nibbling on my ear. My whole body became tense.  When my eyes trailed downwards, she looked up at me with catlike grin.

“Entertain me,” she purred in my ear. Something in her voice ordered me to comply. My face turned red as I gulped.

“Simone…” was all that came out of my mouth.

“Please?” she asked. I hadn’t realized how close she was to my body. I lowered my eyes to where she had her arms around mine. More

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