Controversial Album Covers X (Pt. 7)

Year: 1987

Butthole Surfers: Locust Abortion Technician

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The Problem: Most folks are freaked out by the band’s name alone, and more so by their non-sequitur-laden album titles, this one in particular. Both aspects are mostly harmless vulgarity, when you get right down to it. However, this 1987 album cover is especially disturbing because, well, it features laughing clowns doing God knows what with a dog. *Shudders*

My Take: Look, it’s Pennywise’s cousins… and Wishbone!

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Controversial Album Covers X (Pt. 6)

Year: 1998

Fang: American Nightmare

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The Problem:  Fang’s 1982 record Landshark is not only notable for encapsulating the offensive punk rock ethos, but also because it was one of Kurt Cobain’s all-time favorite albums, one that had a major impact on Nirvana’s sound (the band would often cover Fang’s “The Money Will Roll Right In” live).  After a ten year hiatus, in 1998 Fang reunited and released American Nightmare, featuring rather nasty artwork by Joe Coleman. It was a triumphant return for the lowbrow artists.

My Take: Whoa! How much acid did they have to do in order to come up with this? This cover does live up to the title of the album, that’s for sure. This would be good for American Horror Story: Freak Show.

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Controversial Album Covers X (Pt. 5)

Year: 1987

Destruction: Release from Agony

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The Problem: Not overtly violent or grotesque, but no less horrifying and macabre, this 1987 album cover utilizes elements of cosmic and body horror to create a truly nightmarish image.

My Take: Nightmares are made of these. (Good luck sleeping tonight.) I can see this on the cover of a sci-fi horror novel. Or just a horror book. I bet Charlie Brooker has ideas for this. The title of the album does fit though.

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City Lounge: London (Book Three, Chapter Three: Out on the Streets)

Chapter Three: Out on the Streets:

-Paul-

I think I might have created a monster. Sophie wrote to me saying that she was going to quit her job today. I didn’t know how to reply to that. I just gave her a thumbs up and hit send. I do not have a good feeling about this.

I walked over to my nightstand and opened the drawer. Aw, damn. I’m out of fags. When did that happen? I frowned to myself. Do I really have to go out today? I threw back head and groaned.

Then, my mobile buzzed.

I picked it up and there was Sophie again. She’s probably texting me with the results of her mission. Either she’s gone through with it or changed her mind. More

Controversial Album Covers X (Pt. 4)

Year: 1994

Cradle of Filth: The Principles of Evil Made Flesh

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The Problem: Perhaps one of the tamer images on this list, since it only depicts a couple of ladies engaged in bloody necking, the combination of Satanic and occult references throughout the lyrics, as well as the 1994 album’s title and the fact it was released by a band called Cradle of Filth, makes it ripe for controversy, whether or not it was actually warranted (it’s not, really).

My Take: I think I might have done another cover on this band before, but it might not be tagged. I will have to look for it later. This actually looks kind of hot. This would be on the cover of an erotic lesbian vampire novel. (I would buy it. 😉 )

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City Lounge: London (Book Three, Chapter Two: Goodbye to Summer)

Chapter Two: Goodbye to Summer:

-Sophie-

Autumn will begin tomorrow. I still have to work today. I don’t know why my boss has to pick me to do it. I still think she hates me. I stared in front of the ladies’ room mirror. Why am I really here? The work I come to work, the more I start to hate myself. I am starting to think that the money is not worth it anymore.

My phone buzzed in my purse. I took it out and looked at the screen. Oh wow, Paul did text back. My heart began to pound against my chest.

I just had to open it. More

City Lounge: London (Book Three, Chapter One: Happy New Day)

City Lounge: London: Book Three

Chapter One: Happy New Day:

-Paul-

The sun slipping through my blinds, waking me up. I grumbled and rolled over onto my side. I am not a morning person. I think it should be illegal to be forced to get up so early in the morning. I pressed my pillow over my head. Mornings like this are what remind me of my life growing up.

Even back then I didn’t want to get up for school. My mum would come into my room and start singing. She would do it so loudly. I would cover my head with the pillow until I surrendered. More

City Lounge: Berlin (Book Three, Chapter Thirteen: Dividing and Cleaning)

Chapter Thirteen: Dividing and Cleaning:

I didn’t have hopes on the acting troupe to clean up Stephanie’s apartment. But, they were helpful will clearing out everything she had been hoarding. I didn’t expect them to come over right away. I looked up when I heard the doorbell ring.

“I’ll get it!” Stephanie said. She leapt up and hurried over to the door. I looked up in time to see her opening the door to her acting troupe. My jaw dropped.

“Hello, Garth!” she said.

“Hey,” he said. “How’s it been?”

“Oh, we’re just cleaning up my flat here,” Stephanie said. I came around just in time to see Garth give her an odd look. More

City Lounge: Berlin (Book Three, Chapter Twelve: Cleaning House)

Chapter Twelve: Cleaning House:

Stephanie led us back to her apartment. I wouldn’t let her stall. She kept looking over her shoulder at Sebastian and me. He had his hands stuffed into his pockets. I had my hands on my hips.

“Don’t try to pull anything on us,” I said. “Take us straight to your apartment.”

“Yeah, yeah,” she said, brushing me off.

“I mean it!” I said.

“I know!” Stephanie said back. We finally made it to her front door. She turned to Sebastian.

“Welcome to my flat of doom,” she said. “Em’s already been here today.”

“It’s a mess,” I said. Stephanie frowned at me. More

City Lounge: Berlin (Book Three, Chapter Eleven: The New Emily)

Chapter Eleven: The New Emily:

Already with my new hair I felt like a new person. I couldn’t stop looking at myself in the mirror. Stephanie had to tap me on the shoulder and clear my throat.

“I know you’re pretty,” she said. “But we’re not done.” I turned with a curious look on my face.

“Oh?” I asked.

“Wait here,” she said. Stephanie disappeared down the hall to the living room. When she came back, she had the bag in her hand.

“We just need to add the final touches,” she said. I found myself smiling.

“Yes ma’am,” I said. I sat down on the toilet and waited. Stephanie got right to work. More

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