These album covers meant to look artsy and different and needless to say, they managed so well that they end up sparking controversy through the country.
1. The Origin of the Feces
This album was released by Type O Negative in 1992 and the cover photo was said to be ‘cheeky’. It featured a derriere that was held by two hands and the image was in gray. It was said that it belonged to Peter Steele, the lead vocalist.
2. Far Beyond Driven
This album by Pantera was released in 1994. It showed a drill that was sticking out of a human’s anus. It was then replaced with the image of a skeleton and the same drill, it seemed, was coming out of his forehead instead.
This album was released in 1994 by The Black Crowes. It showed a woman wearing an underwear which had the American flag printed on it. A few strands of hair were poking out which is why it was banned.
4. Appetite for Destruction
This Guns n Roses album was released in 1987. The name was taken from a painting by Robert Williams. The cover showed a very graphic rape scene which is why retailers across the country refused to stock the album. The cover was then replaced by a common image of skulls.
5. Holy Wood in the Shadow of the Valley of Death
The cover of this album by Marilyn Manson released in 2000 shows the singer against a black background. His arms are stretched upwards and it looks as though he is being crucified. The disturbing part is that his jaw is missing and when he was asked about that, he replied saying that it was symbol of censorship. The image is very violent and was later removed completely from the album cover.
6. Love it to Death
This album by Alice Cooper was released in 1971. The original album cover showed Alice Cooper or Vincent Fernier standing with a few other people. He is wearing a cape and has poked his thumb through it such a way, that it looks quite vulgar. It was later blurred out.
7. Blind Faith
This album released by the band of the same name had a cover which showed a young 11-year old girl standing topless and holding an aircraft against her chest. It was meant to be a phallic symbol and naturally created a lot of ripples through the industry and the country.
8. Virgin Killer
Released by The Scorpions in 1976, this album’s original album cover showed a 10-year old girl sitting naked with her chest sticking out. Her genitals have been covered with a shattered glass pattern. The band defended it and said that it was a symbolic representation of the title of the album.
9. Diamond Dogs
This album was released by David Bowie in 1974 and the cover showed David Bowie lying on his stomach. However, the lower part of his body was replaced with that of a dog’s- making him look rather odd as a half-dog and half-man. The cover was replaced with another image in which the genitals had been airbrushed.
10. Yesterday and Today
Yesterday and Today was released by The Beatles in 1966 and the album cover is also known as “Butcher Baby”. It shows the band sitting in white coats and holding cut up limbs and heads of new born babies. They have obviously been taken from dolls but the cover was instantly replaced.