For this week’s Friday Frivolity®, we have the Frivolous Five! Yes, an actual musical group called the Frivolous Five. Here’s a sample of their music
That is from their album Sour Cream and Other Delights, an album mostly notable by the sheer awfulness of its cover:
Then again, as bad as it is, it got the attention of Bored Panda, which listed it as among the forty worstalbum covers of all time (warning actual nudity at the link, so very NWFW). So... free publicity! They must be thrilled.
Mostly these bad album covers fall into four categories (warning: NSFW below the fold). First, inoffensive covers featuring people who just look very uncool:
Second, covers that were probably made innocently and just sounds dirty now:
(Sandusky's favorie album!)
Third, covers that are intentionaly sexual, but really, really bad at a it.
And finally then other assorted odds and ends:
For my money the worst was this very desperate White Snake album, which was plainly hoping to get forteen year old boys to buy it for the picture, rather than the actual, you know, music.
Yep, that is plenty desperate.
Still, number four doesn’t belong on the list:
That is an awesome album cover!
By the way, here is my rule for buying good albums: the two song rule. Any crappy band can come up with one decent song. But if you want to pick a good album do not buy it unless you like two songs off the album. Otherwise you might end up being stuck with one of those albums where there was only one good song, or indeed one song that is completely different from every other song on the album.
I do make exceptions for groups have have an established history with me. If the last album was good, I relax it to a "one song" rule, but I can’t think of the last time I got an album using those rules and got burnt.
My wife and I have lost our jobs due to the harassment of convicted terrorist Brett Kimberlin, including an attempt to get us killed and to frame me for a crime carrying a sentence of up to ten years. I know that claim sound fantastic, but if you read starting here, you will see absolute proof of these claims using documentary and video evidence. If you would like to donate and help my wife and I in this time of need, please go to this donation page. And thank you.
Follow me at Twitter @aaronworthing, mostly for snark and site updates. And you can purchase my book (or borrow it for free if you have Amazon Prime), Archangel: A Novel of Alternate, Recent History here. And you can read a little more about my novel, here.
I have accused some people, particularly Brett Kimberlin, of reprehensible conduct. In some cases, the conduct is even criminal. In all cases, the only justice I want is through the appropriate legal process—such as the criminal justice system. I do not want to see vigilante violence against any person or any threat of such violence. This kind of conduct is not only morally wrong, but it is counter-productive.
In the particular case of Brett Kimberlin, I do not want you to even contact him. Do not call him. Do not write him a letter. Do not write him an email. Do not text-message him. Do not engage in any kind of directed communication. I say this in part because under Maryland law, that can quickly become harassment and I don’t want that to happen to him.
And for that matter, don’t go on his property. Don’t sneak around and try to photograph him. Frankly try not to even be within his field of vision. Your behavior could quickly cross the line into harassment in that way too (not to mention trespass and other concerns).
And do not contact his organizations, either. And most of all, leave his family alone.
The only exception to all that is that if you are reporting on this, there is of course nothing wrong with contacting him for things like his official response to any stories you might report. And even then if he tells you to stop contacting him, obey that request. As you will see by the time I am done telling my story that this is a key element in making out a harassment claim under Maryland law—that a person asks you to stop and you refuse.
And let me say something else. In my heart of hearts, I don’t believe that any person supporting me has done any of the above. But if any of you have, stop it, and if you haven’t don’t start.
It's an homage to herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass album: Whipped Cream and Other DelightsReplyDelete
Cover is a spoof of the Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass "Whipped Cream" coverReplyDelete
There are people still alive who remember that one! ! ! ! ! Fantastic!ReplyDelete
(All but the first photo are dead links)
Ah, there are 4 old people here now! Better link.ReplyDelete
Actually, the "My Lips Are For Blowing" cover is a fake-out, made up by one of the readers of the lpcoverlover web site and sent to them. It's identified as such at that site.ReplyDelete