Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The Black Crowes - Amorica

I was a late bloomer to The Black Crowes, but I've since fallen under their spell, and I'm very happy to be able to find an uncensored image of this classic cover. I remember the infuriation of the conservative side, and yeah, the pubes sticking out is certainly pushing the boundaries, but I also love the side commentary that sex makes America go 'round. Then there's the pervert in me, which I'll just keep the wanton thoughts to myself, since chances are, many of you have something similar lurking or swelling inside of you.


Blogger Mike said...

I remember they started selling this CD in sleeves so you couldn't see the cover.

August 14, 2007 at 8:01 AM  
Blogger bob_vinyl said...

I'm generally not fond of sexy album covers, because they're usually blatantly lewd rather than creative. However, this one shows that less is more. It's definitely one of the sexiest covers ever.

August 14, 2007 at 11:14 AM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

I like it because it's subtle enough that it works.

August 14, 2007 at 2:38 PM  
Blogger taotechuck said...

For some inexplicable reason, this cover has never done much for me. If only there were a slice of cherry pie falling from the heavens to help me understand.

August 14, 2007 at 2:50 PM  
Blogger Barbara (aka Layla) said...

I love the Black Crowes too but I don't like this album cover. Its not a feminist statement on my part, I actually enjoy sensual art and photography, but this does nothing for me.

(Out of curiosity, would you this cover have the same appeal to you if that was a male on the cover instead of a female?)

August 14, 2007 at 11:48 PM  
Blogger bob_vinyl said...

I think I could appreciate it as much if it were a male, but it wouldn't have the same effect on me.

August 14, 2007 at 11:50 PM  
Blogger David Amulet said...

I don't really see the pushing of the boundary here ... or, more accurately, I don't recognize the boundary. Why are pubic hairs so taboo .. don't we all have them??

-- david

August 17, 2007 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger taotechuck said...

Holy cow, you learn something new every day. If this guy is correct, this was originally a cover for Hustler magazine in 1975.

August 24, 2007 at 1:16 AM  
Blogger Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Wow, it wouldn't surprise me if that appeared on Hustler, though that was more a lowbrow skin mag than a classy erotic mag.

David, I think you may have found the only way to truly validate this as art, lol...

Layla, I know I'm a bit too hetero to entertain your proposal thoroughly, though I'm secure enough to accept nude males in an artistic sense

August 26, 2007 at 9:04 AM  

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