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The Best And Worst Rock Album Covers From Communist Russia

By on 26 March 2014 | comments 1

BEFORE the Iron Curtain rusted away, the Russian pop music scene was as vibrant as a Moscow hooker’s eyeliner. Look out for moustache power ballads, Susan Boyle and the Russian Cliff Richard:

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Cliffov!

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  • Alex Baxter

    This collection is great! I recall being down Notting hill one day sometime in the early 90′s, and someone was selling Russian copies of Beatles LP’s. The covers were printed on what must have been dark, stiff low-grade cardboard, as all the covers looked browner than normal, some with a ‘grain’ to them, and any writing on the cover was in Cyrillic. He was charging a comparable price to regular LP’s for them, but I didn’t see any takers. I don’t suppose Paulie et al would see much in the way of royalties on them!

    Long Live The Gremlin!