Butts On Vinyl Record Covers: A 1970s Contagion

 

disco record (1)

 

What was with the massive amounts of album covers featuring butts in the 1970s (and early 80s)? Call me crazy, but I’d say it’s the most repeated theme of all time.

There were plenty of musicians that tried to be artistic, but not every artist had the creative juice to create a Sgt. Pepper. Mostly, records just featured a blah picture of the band, or some cheesecake…. and when they opted for cheesecake (which was pretty damn often), it defaulted to butts.

I could show you thousands of examples, but that would be a booty overload. Instead, I’ve lovingly handpicked a selection for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy.

 

maxresdefault

 
Damien – Damien (1984)
Houston Person – Wildflower (1978)

 

butts

 

butts on record 1
The Counts – Funk Pump (1975)
The Salsoul Orchestra – Heat It Up (1982)

 

114855483

 
The Fatback Band – Night Fever (1976)

butts on record 2

 

Cleveland Eaton – Instant Hip (1976)
The Meters – Trick Bag (1976)

8422636144_214ae50949_b

Bijelo_dugme-ta_bi_dao_da_si_na_mom_mjestu-Booklet-
Bijelo Dugme – Šta bi dao da si na mom mjestu (1975)

 

7990153913_15a0bac29c_b

1962
Music to Strip By (1962)
1969: Velvet Underground Live, Vol. 1 (1974)

cold chisel

 

Cold Chisel – Hold Me Tight (1983)

 

117033273

 

Morris Jefferson – Spank Your Blank Blank (1977)
O’Donel Levy – Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky (1973)

 

barocabandit-comesoftly (1)

 

Barooga Bandit – Come Softly (1979)

lpbox671499062

 
Buzz Adlam – Back to Music (1975)
The Southside Movement – Moving South (1975)

 

Nazareth – The Catch (1984)

nazareth
Various Artists – Mi cucú (1988)
Byron Lee and the Dragonaires – Wine Miss Tiny (1985)

 

booty-people---1977---booty-people

 

Booty People – Booty People (1977)

maxresdefault (1) (1)
Le Pamplemousse – Planet of Love / You Can Get Off on the Music (1979)
Albert King – The Pinch (1977)

Well, you’ve reached the bottom of the post. Y’all come back now, y’hear?

$_57 (27)