Amorica

How can you go past a cover like this and not do a double take? The photo was taken from the 1975 Hustler issue seen below.

Hustler Cover 75

It was the pubic hair that caused offence and this cover was later censored to a friendly version seen here below. They even went to the trouble to preserve as much of the flag as possible by digitally removing the pubes. Heaps of fun for that designer.

Amorica Censored

Similar Sleeves:
Thanks to Carlo’s comments which sparked me to do more research on similar covers. Here’s two more covers featuring close ups of womens bits in bikinis.

Here’s Brazil’s answer to Barbara Streisand Costa Gal’s India album from 1973. Her hands seem a lot older than her body?

Costa Gal India

And then there’s Montrose’s Jump On It from 1976. This is another Hipgnosis cover.

Montrose Jump On It

And here’s the cover sans text. The way the designer would have envisaged it.

Montrose Jump On It

There’s also Lords of Acid’s aptly titled “Pussy”.

Lords of Acid Pussy

I dare to ask but are there any other covers out there like this?

The Black Crowes: Amorica

Amorica

How can you go past a cover like this and not do a double take? The photo was taken from the 1975 Hustler issue seen below.

Hustler Cover 75

It was the pubic hair that caused offence and this cover was later censored to a friendly version seen here below. They even went to the trouble to preserve as much of the flag as possible by digitally removing the pubes. Heaps of fun for that designer.

Amorica Censored

Similar Sleeves:
Thanks to Carlo’s comments which sparked me to do more research on similar covers. Here’s two more covers featuring close ups of womens bits in bikinis.

Here’s Brazil’s answer to Barbara Streisand Costa Gal’s India album from 1973. Her hands seem a lot older than her body?

Costa Gal India

And then there’s Montrose’s Jump On It from 1976. This is another Hipgnosis cover.

Montrose Jump On It

And here’s the cover sans text. The way the designer would have envisaged it.

Montrose Jump On It

There’s also Lords of Acid’s aptly titled “Pussy”.

Lords of Acid Pussy

I dare to ask but are there any other covers out there like this?





39 Comments

  1. Hey

    In 1973 there was this cover from a Brazilian Popular Music artist Gal Costa:

    http://www.dustygroove.com/images/products/c/costa_gal~~_india~~~~_101b.jpg

  2. Hey Carlos that’s a good find. I also found a hipgnosis cover aswell I should add to this list.

    I’ll have to update the post.

  3. hi. the erotic lounge collection has some similar covers, my favorite is the first one, in the deluxe edition

  4. Yeah. Lords of Acid, PUSSY.

    http://www.blog.mediaprojekte.de/wp-content/wp-filez/lords_of_acid_pussy.jpg

  5. I heard a story about this, which I’m not sure about:

    So, loads of young men bought the album (and accompanying poster) thinking it was cool to have a woman’s pubes on their wall. Then it later emerged that the photo was in fact a man with his knackers tucked between his legs?

    After reading this, I guess that can’t be true as it’s the same pic from the hustler mag, and I doubt very much that they’d pull that trick on their readers :)

  6. NEW DEVELOPMENTS!

    A band called Yuppie Pricks just came out with an album apparently saluting Amorica called “Balls.” I only know about this because Blender listed it as their “CD We Didn’t Even Unwrap”

  7. mexican rock-blues-punk band Yokozuna, just realeased a similar cd cover:

    http://spedr.com/5jwfy
    (Fuck, it looks sexy, to me)

    believe it or not, it was banned in some cd stores; so it got censured with an ugly black banner..

  8. dont forget Ween chocolate an cheese

  9. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/That_What_Is_Not

    see whats behind the flag …
    this cover pop uped in my head

    PIL (public image limited) – that what is not

  10. oh mama

  11. Maybe not quite so overt, but…
    Mom’s Apple Pie
    http://friends.s5.net/mazzini/plosce/pie.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mom's_Apple_Pie

  12. Peaches – The Teaches Of Peaches:
    http://cdn.pitchfork.com/media/6203-the-teaches-of-peaches.jpg

    Spinnerette – ”
    http://www.thetripwire.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/spinnerette.jpg

  13. Queens Of The Stone Age – ”
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queens_of_the_Stone_Age_(album)

    Obviously a very popular Cover-Objekt :-)

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  15. as a gayboy loving this record during my formative years, i would look at the cover and wonder “do guys really think this is sexy?” i always wished that the woman would just pull her bottom up.

    but i still love the record.

  16. The Twilight Singers have an album called “She Loves You”. Its cover would have fit nicely into this post. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She_Loves_You_(Twi…)

  17. go to google images and search for John Greaves The caretaker.

  18. Oh nice find.

  19. GOOD

  20. nice

  21. nice

  22. Jorge Santana's album cover has a close up of pink panties

  23. see also the self-titled queens of the stone age CD… with the same 'strange hands' predicament as the costa gal cover.

  24. Peaches – The Teaches of Peaches

  25. [...] the post on the original The Black Crowes Amorica cover [...]

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  27. motherfucker….

  28. remove the name of all the country from the pics u motherfucker..
    bastard respect your country…

  29. check out flaming lips hit to the future head. pic of legs and knickers on the disk

  30. ‘Geometry of Love’ by Jean-Michel Jarre and the naughty version of ‘Country Life’ by Roxy Music

  31. ‘Geometry of Love’ by Jean-Michel Jarre and the naughty version of ‘Country Life’ by Roxy Music

  32. good

  33. lol

  34. I wish I would be the cat. Aman.

  35. I am looking for the original Amorica album. Will pay good $. Anybody?

  36. What are you on about Don? The country which is represented by the stars and stripes flag? Is it Amorica that you’re talking about?

  37. the two versions of Uncle Sam’s “Heaven or Hollywood” come to mind

  38. The original “Mom’s Apple Pie”

  39. Yeah, Dickhead Don,
    what are you referring to?

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