Sunday, July 29, 2007

Scorpions-Fly to the rainbow

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Musically the Scorpions have been one of the most consistently good hard rock bands of our time. However, their albums cover been a different story at times. The original cover of "Virgin Killer" was considered very inappropriate in many circles. The "bubblegum on the boob" cover of "Lovedrive" also had some people scratching their heads. The cover above is even earlier and rarely gets a mention. First the figure appears to be wearing a futuristic beekeeper headpiece or maybe it's part of a periscope. The real kicker is the propeller shoes. They look some device that Wile E. Coyote would purchase from the ACME corporation to aid him in his pursuit of that ever evasive roadrunner. Then the artist apparently remembered that the word rainbow was in the album title so they tacked on a few bright bars at the top (as if we couldn't already tell this cover was done in the 1970's).

4 Comments:

Blogger bob_vinyl said...

File this one under "What were they thinking?" I'm not sure if I could find a way to make it worse.

July 30, 2007 at 9:05 AM  
Blogger Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Um....yeah, no wonder I don't remember it. Yeesh. Gimme the bubblegum boobies, please!!!

July 31, 2007 at 12:09 AM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

Maybe those are actually fans on his feet to clear out the smell because it looks like he's in position to take a dump.

July 31, 2007 at 10:20 AM  
Blogger taotechuck said...

Damn. Even a Schenker and a Flying V couldn't save this piece of crap.

July 31, 2007 at 4:02 PM  

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