Offensive Album Covers

A while ago I needed old and worthless LPs as décor for a party. I went searching in the Catholic Welfare & Development (CWD) second-hand bookstore and came across these three gems.

I drilled holes in the LPs and nearly threw the covers away, but a sick fascination stopped me. I don’t know what’s worse – that somebody actually bought these or that they had enough skaam to give them to charity.

Unfortunately Dr. Livingstone’s wife made the mistake of singing for the locals.

Everyone was amazed at Nigel’s ability to play “Danny Boy” through a reed.

The Aryan Brotherhood were hairdressers before they infiltrated the music industry.

Jokes aside, I’m relieved we don’t live in the ‘50s anymore. Although I’m not sure what vexes me most – the blatant racism, the poor styling or the soft-focus lighting.


  • June 10, 2010 - 9:08 am | Permalink

    Hahahahahah – oh my, these are gems!

  • June 16, 2010 - 1:22 pm | Permalink

    Oh these are hysterical. My best is the skirts those guys in the first pic are wearing. I can imagine the conversation that led to the pic:

    “Lets make them look all african and fierce in half naked african swag!!”
    “Ehm, those loin cloths are kindof tiny though.”
    “Should we put them in pants?”
    “Nah, pants aren’t african enough.”
    *thoughtful silence*
    “We can put them in skirts?”
    “Yeah, skirts are totally African!”
    “With tassels!”
    “Brilliant, yes! African tassels!”
    “Don’t make them too short though.”


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