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Controversial Album Art : 1990s

List of Controversial Album Art : 1990s

The following is a list of notable albums with Controversial Album Art 1990s (based on nudity and sexuality / religion / copyright / violence & others), especially where the controversy resulted in the album being banned, censored or sold in packaging other than the original one.


Jane’s Addiction – Ritual de lo Habitual (1990)

Controversial Album Art 1990s

Anticipating censorship, two versions of the disc packaging were created: one cover featured artwork by singer Perry Farrell including male and female nudity; the other cover has been called the “clean cover”, and features only black text on a white background, listing the band name, album name, and the text of the First Amendment (the “freedom of speech” amendment of the U.S. Constitution)...

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Controversial Album Art : 2000s

List of Controversial Album Art : 2000s

The following is a list of notable albums with Controversial Album Art 2000s (based on nudity and sexuality / religion / copyright / violence & others), especially where the controversy resulted in the album being banned, censored or sold in packaging other than the original one.


Marilyn Manson – Holy Wood In the Shadow… (2000)

Controversial Album Art 2000s

The cover art, which portrays Manson as a crucified Christ with his jawbone torn off, is intended as a criticism of censorship and America’s obsession with media martyrs. It is a cropped version of the reinterpreted Hanged Man card. Under it is an obscured copy of the coroner’s report for John F. Kennedy with the words “clinical record” and “autopsy”...

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Study : Listening to Metal …

Study : Listening to Metal can increase Positive Emotions

Listening to Metal is more commonly associated with headbanging, satanism, moshpits and the decapitation of small mammals. According to a new study conducted by the University of Queensland’s School of Psychology has found that listening to Extreme music like Heavy Metal can positively influence the listener, inspiring calmness rather than anger.

Listening to MetalThirty-nine people aged 18 through 34 took part in the study. They were angered (by being asked to recall situations that made them angry in the past) and were then tasked with either listening to Metal music of their own choosing or to sit in silence...

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Controversial Album Art : 1980s

List of Controversial Album Art : 1980s

The following is a list of notable albums with Controversial Album Art 1980s (based on nudity and sexuality / religion / copyright / violence & others), especially where the controversy resulted in the album being banned, censored or sold in packaging other than the original one.


Whitesnake – Come an’ Get It (1981)

Controversial Album Art 1980s

The cover features a coiled snake inside a glass apple, with its open mouth closely resembling a vagina. Many subsequent releases of the album have had the snake’s mouth airbrushed over with a solid red.


Metallica – Kill ‘Em All (1983)

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Metallica was going to call the album ‘Metal Up Your Ass’, with the cover featuring a toilet bowl with a hand clutching a dagger emerging from it...

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Controversial Album Art : 1970s

List of Controversial Album Art : 1970s

The following is a list of notable albums with Controversial Album Art 1970s (based on nudity and sexuality / religion / copyright / violence & others), especially where the controversy resulted in the album being banned, censored or sold in packaging other than the original one.


Alice Cooper – Love It to Death (1971)

Controversial Album Art 1970sThe original album cover featured Cooper posed with his thumb protruding so it appeared to be his penis; Warner Bros. soon replaced it with a censored version.


The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers (1971)

Rolling Stone_Sticky FingersAndy Warhol’s iconic ‘Sticky Fingers’ cover was a hit with fans for one reason : everyone assumed it was Rolling Stones‘ singer Mick Jagger‘s crotch. In fact, the bulge in question belongs to Warhol regular Joe Dallesandro...

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Controversial Album Art : 1960s

List of Controversial Album Art : 1960s

The following is a list of notable albums with Controversial Album Art 1960s (based on nudity and sexuality / religion / copyright / violence & others), especially where the controversy resulted in the album being banned, censored or sold in packaging other than the original one.


The Beatles – Yesterday and Today (1966)

Controversial Album Art 1960sIn early 1966, photographer Robert Whitaker had the Beatles in the studio for a conceptual art piece titled ‘A Somnambulant Adventure’. For the shoot, Whitaker took a series of pictures of the group dressed in butcher smocks and draped with pieces of meat and body parts from plastic baby dolls. Although not originally intended as an album cover, the Beatles submitted photographs from the session for their promotional materials...

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