Best of Worst Album Covers: the 80s

by Kevin

Remember when you used to go to a physical music store?  When you’d walk down the aisle and some train-wreck of an CD cover would stop you in your tracks?  Let’s look at some of the worst.

Bad album art didn’t start in the 80s.  But Glam Rock seemed to take it to a new, glorious low, so it seemed the appropriate place to start.

Poison – Look What the Cat Dragged In

Besides being first on this list, this is, perhaps, the most appropriately titled album of all time.  Did women love Bret Michaels because he was the least feminine looking member of Poison?

Ted Nugent – Scream Dream

I’m going to go ahead and guess that Ted Nugent designed this cover himself.  He’d probably make no new design choices today, except for replacing the guitars with guns.

Iron Maiden – Somewhere in Time

Somewhere in time?  Congratulations to Iron Maiden on your accurate prediction of 1997.

Gary Numan – The Pleasure Principle

Uhh…well…hmmm… Kudos, Gary, on proper use of principle/principal…