Ugly Christmas album covers

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by PaulKTF, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. morgan1098

    morgan1098 Forum Resident

    What started the trend of easy listening/instrumental albums having busty half naked girls on the cover? There are tons of them. Was it Herb Alpert?
     
    McLover likes this.
  2. gd0

    gd0 Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies

    Location:
    Golden Gate
    "Yehhh, I got yer christmas right here..."
     
    Lewisboogie and guy incognito like this.
  3. Solitaire1

    Solitaire1 Forum Resident

    How about adding "Santa Claus Is Watching You!"
     
  4. footprintsinthesand

    footprintsinthesand Forum Resident

    Location:
    Haren, DM
  5. guy incognito

    guy incognito Forum Resident

    Location:
    Mee-chigan
  6. guy incognito

    guy incognito Forum Resident

    Location:
    Mee-chigan
    We had this one when I was a kid. It sounded about as good as the cover looks.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. guy incognito

    guy incognito Forum Resident

    Location:
    Mee-chigan
  8. Fishoutofwater

    Fishoutofwater Forum Resident

    Now i know why i loath Christmas albums; great thread
     
  9. These all look pretty good to me -except the Phil Spector cover.
     
  10. Trace

    Trace Forum Resident

    Location:
    Washington State
    Marketing Departments. Even when it comes to Christmas records, sex sells!
     
    guy incognito likes this.
  11. spsimmons

    spsimmons Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Peoria Illinois
    Thank you to those who have been discussing this album. I've never heard it before, never a fan of Judas Priest, but I'm always up for a new and different Christmas album. This is now one of my favorite Christmas albums. Thank you for introducing it to me!!!
     
    kingofstoneage likes this.
  12. neo123

    neo123 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Northern Kentucky
    I like it too. Just don't like the cover. ;)
     
    spsimmons likes this.
  13. JamesD1957

    JamesD1957 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Cypress, Texas
    Looking at that cutie front and center prompted me to do a quick search for Ray Conniff album covers. After doing so, all I can say, is, WOW. Could that guy pick 'em or what!
     
  14. All Rights

    All Rights Forum Resident

    And the early press looks good spinning on the turntable around the holidays.
    [​IMG]
     
  15. rod

    rod Well-Known Member

  16. Tom Perry

    Tom Perry Forum Resident

    Location:
    USA
    When looking at this album cover, I've always ignored the "big Tony head" and focused in on the "stressed-out businessman", imagining him leaving his city office late and alone on Christmas Eve. To me, the image gives off a feeling of despair similar to the scene in It's A Wonderful Life where Jimmy Stewart contemplates suicide.


    [​IMG][​IMG]


    I guess the smiling "big Tony head" is needed for balance to keep the cover from being too depressing. :)
     
    Louise Boat likes this.
  17. Tom Perry

    Tom Perry Forum Resident

    Location:
    USA

    I really like this one, especially the warm glow of the lights reflecting off the walls.
     
  18. geo50000

    geo50000 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Colorado Springs
    Ol' Colonel Sanders looks like he's had too much Rum & Eggnog....
     
    Louise Boat likes this.
  19. geo50000

    geo50000 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Colorado Springs
    Al does look pretty sinister here...."Hey little girl, wanna touch my trumpet?"
     
  20. For the Record

    For the Record Forum Resident

    Location:
    Ontario Canada
    I think so... Herbie Mann just used naked pictures of HIMSELF.

    [​IMG]
     
    guy incognito likes this.
  21. HiFi Guy 008

    HiFi Guy 008 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Connecticut
  22. For the Record

    For the Record Forum Resident

    Location:
    Ontario Canada
    [​IMG]
    Nothing says Christmas like Larry, Moe and ... uh... Joe?!? In a TIME MACHINE!
     
  23. For the Record

    For the Record Forum Resident

    Location:
    Ontario Canada
    "All I Want for Christmas is my two front teeth" - Let's get the kid with the biggest front teeth in the WORLD!

    I also like how the album is geared towards children, yet has songs like God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and Dicken's Christmas Carol.
     
    Louise Boat and guy incognito like this.
  24. guy incognito

    guy incognito Forum Resident

    Location:
    Mee-chigan
    To be fair, I think the idea is that it's Christmas morning and he's just gotten said teeth, hence his cross-eyed stare of delight.
     
    Louise Boat likes this.
  25. Louise Boat

    Louise Boat Forum Resident

    Location:
    England
    Top one looks like it might be James' last Christmas.
    & every time I see the bottom one I think it's really Jarvis Cocker.
     

Share This Page