Another unintended after-effect: some stores found the naked children too controversial and refused to stock the record. Oh, and then you see the nod to his manhood dangling proudly between his legs.
An unavoidable image and album from the mids through the rest of the decade, Purple Rain introduced the world to Prince as an enigmatic presence ready to disappear at will into the night, all Little Richard pompadour and wry smile, as if in on a joke that no one else could ever hope to understand. From sound to lyrical content and imagery, Straight Outta Compton defined the emerging gangsta rap genre, and its artwork has gone down in history.
Is there anything more punk rock then putting male genitalia on the cover of your album? While rock music is littered with logos, the Queens rap collective A Tribe Called Quest inadvertently created one of the most recognisable symbols in hip-hop with the cover of their jazz-rap fusion masterpiece, The Low End Theory. Inspired by the provocative covers of old Ohio Players albums, it featured a nude model bedecked in DayGlo body paint that is at once alluring and Afrocentric at the same time.
The painted lady would later appear on subsequent Tribe releases and surely inspired the equally provocative Stankonia album art. As a result, Weezer not only had an iconic cover on their hands, but predicted the normcore movement.
It perfectly summarises the aimlessness youth to which Corgan was preaching, and the fanciful imagery matches the grand ambitions of the sprawling, track album. Some album covers are meant to convey deeper musical themes and their imagery is meticulously conceived, while others are just happy accidents. Is it a bale of hay or a flying mop? The artwork has become the ultimate Rorschach test. At the dawn of the Willennium, the majority of hip-hop album covers were not the optimal vehicle for social commentary.
At the time, The Roots were still something of an underground act, but that was all about to change with their seminal album and provocative cover — or covers —for their breakthrough album.
As the face of the pop-punk explosion, Blink knew their audience well and catered to it accordingly with their explicit cover to their hit album Enema Of The State — much to the delight of their prepubescent male fans. The cover and accompanying video made Blink famous and brought the adult industry to middle America.
Chalk this one up as another win for puritanical America. As an artist whose personal image is inseparable from her music, it was only fitting that the promising young singer should grace her own album cover.
Back To Black would be her introduction to America and the rest of the world, and much had changed since her UK debut, Frank. With her cascading hair, sleeve tattoos and rockabilly makeup, even simply sitting in a chair appeared as an act of defiance, albeit with a hint of vulnerability, with her hands tucked between her legs.
Always one for pushing the envelope using her own image, Katy Perry teamed up with Los Angeles-based artist Will Cotton to create her own pin-up artwork for the cover of her hit album, Teenage Dream.
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