Maybe not EVERYWHERE, but ever since the previous post, bad album cover art featuring clowns seem to be flying out of the woodwork.
Clown album cover art will apparently NEVER DIE, so it’s a damn good thing that WE will die one day, if for no other reason than to be spared ever having to see another clown LP ever again. That should bring some deathbed comfort to us all, eh?
All of Howdy Doody’s friends are coming, which means NOBODY IS COMING. And where, I ask you, WHERE is this gent’s hands on the right?
He WAS a singer…now he’s a goddamned clown.
Hey kids, look at our new, less cluttery layout! To celebrate, here’s a truly wretched album cover that evokes both feelings of WTF and RUN AWAY. Clown imagery, however displayed, is truly the kiss of death on any record cover. Even when ( or especially when?) said clowns are jammed onto a naked, willing model.
WTF is scarier than this album cover? The extreme closeup of this unholy circus clown reveals plenty of terrifying detail we could have lived our lives without seeing. For a start, it appears this clown has a nose piercing. Is this an escaped clown from the Jim Rose Circuse Sideshow, or what?
And that tiny little hat…it’s so small we can only conclude that it’s been nailed into place.
Somebody clearly thought this record would SELL. What kind of misguided, sinister person foisted this upon the world? And on vinyl, at that! The cover is far to evil and confused to be marketed at children, yet the idea of this selling to adults is too awful to comprehend. The imagery here is more like the zombie clown out of a George Romero film than fodder for a kiddie LP.
Fear the reaper, that’s the message of THIS album. Fear the reaper.
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