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This made me laugh:


6. The Mars Volta, De-Loused In The Comatorium

De-Loused In The Comatorium is apparently a concept album about a man named Cerpin Taxt who overdoses on morphine and ends up in a weeklong coma, during which time he delves deep into the recesses of his troubled subconscious. But it's impossible to make heads or tails of Cedric Bixler-Zavala's lyrics on the actual record. The confusion carries over to the cover, which depicts a severed, gold-plated head on a plate, with a beam of light shooting out of its mouth. The head looks like a cross between Peter Gabriel and C-3PO, perhaps the perfect distillation of the typical prog-rock fan's obsessions. [emphasis mine]


So I had to post the source article. Thanks, [info]greatbearmd


You are now all charged with the following task:  Bring me your worst progrock album cover and tell me why it deserves that distinction.

Surely you can find a worse cover than "When Dream and Day Unite"?


(Yay, back to the stupid stuff!)

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fossilapostle
Jan. 29th, 2008 02:27 pm (UTC)
Surely you can find a worse cover than "When Dream and Day Unite"?

I really don't think that I can...

rushomancy
Jan. 29th, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah, everything Storm Thorgerson has done since 1977 is crap, I gotta say.

Bad prog-rock album covers? Fireballet's Two, Too (http://www.fortunecity.com/victorian/villiers/37/twotoo1.jpg) often gets cited, but honestly is it really any worse than "We're Only In It For The Money"? Honestly, I think pretty much all prog record covers suck.
chkkn
Jan. 29th, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC)
Atomic Rooster, Nice 'N' Greasy. Yeah, cheers for that boys

Also, to be honest I think even Dream Theater have topped When Dream And Day Unite. Look at Awake for crying out loud
ccmoira
Jan. 31st, 2008 08:44 pm (UTC)
My husband suggested Hawkwind album covers. I had a Google and, I have to say, as bad as they are at least they have some kind of artistic reference, generally - and none of them come close to the golden head on a platter.
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