The 13 Creepiest Album Covers of All Time
We at Guitar World have put together a list of what we feel are the 13 creepiest album covers of all time.
Whoa — before all you Cannibal Corpse and Cattle Decapitation fans get all riled up, we've also compiled a list of the 13 most gruesome album covers of all time.
For this gallery, we weren't looking for blood and gore so much as a general, often-unintentional creep factor.
Don't know what we mean? Click through the list and we think you'll see for yourself!
And remember — Satan is Real!
02. The Louvin Brothers - Satan is Real
Coincidentally, this is exactly what hell looks like.
01. Scorpions - Animal Magnetism
We don't know what makes this album cover so creepy — the bottle of beer in his hand, the not-quite-age-of-consent appearance of the girl, the hand in the back pocket, or the dead look in that dog's eyes — but this is No. 1. Oh well, it's not like the Scorpions had any other questionable album covers ...
11. Cantigas De Roda - Ca Re Qui Nha
The look of horror on that child's face at the site of a gargantuan clown says it all.
10. The Minster's Quartet - Let Him Touch Me
"Him" is probably Ted Haggard.
09. Daniel De Carlo - One Night of Love
More like "One Night of Teen Wolf Role Playing."
08. Pat Cooper - Spaghetti Sauce & Other Delights
OK, so this is a blatant parody of a Herb Alpert album called Whipped Cream & Other Delights, but if you saw this without context, you'd stay away from the Olive Garden for at least a few weeks.
07. Herbie Mann - Push Push
What? Just a man and his flute hanging out naked. What's wrong with that?
06. Jimmy Rhodes - Plays for Deborah
Let's not to jump to conclusions; it could be a very sweet gesture toward his daughter. It's not like he's smoking and drinking and holding the hand of an clearly underage girl or anything ...
05. John Bult - Julie's Sixteenth Birthday
... oh. Yikes.
04. NOFX - Heavy Petting Zoo
Worst PETA ad ever.
03. Aphex Twin - Windowlicker
Richard D. James, aka Aphex Twin, has too many creepy album covers to choose from, so here's his face superimposed on a swimsuit model. Enjoy.
12. The Beatles - Yesterday and Today
One wonders what this little upstart band from Liverpool could have accomplished if they hadn't pulled the notorious "butcher cover" from the shelves almost immediately.
13. Korn - Life Is Peachy
Fact: Any creepy scene can always be made creepier by the addition of a little kid.