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The 20 Most Controversial and Ill Thought Out Album Sleeves Of All Time
John Doran , July 17th, 2008 14:31

John Doran casts a baleful eye over some of the least well thought out album sleeves to grace record store shelves.


J. Frank Wilson Last Kiss
Originally written by rock and roller Wayne Cochrane about a real life car wreck at a notorious blackspot in Barnesville, GA where several teenagers had met their maker. This cover is a particularly standard 'death disc' that wouldn't be memorable if it weren't for the berserk artwork. Originally this cover even featured ample splashes of claret, until someone pointed out it was already bordering on necro-porn as it was. The death disc, which birthed such classics as Leader Of The Pack was itself dealt a killing blow by Jimmy Cross' awesome I want My Baby Back. Jimmy is so distraught after his love dies in a car crash that he resorts to digging up her grave and climbing inside her coffin with her before finishing off the song. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it got banned.