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Thread started 06/25/12 12:55pm

Farfunknugin

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Prince just hit #1

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Reply #1 posted 06/25/12 1:06pm

ludwig

blasphemy!

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Reply #2 posted 06/25/12 1:20pm

gollygirl

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That is a pretty bad cover - LOL.

Def not one of my favs !!

Thank you Prince for every note you left behind 💜
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Reply #3 posted 06/25/12 1:23pm

nursev

Lovesexy album cover always sucked-what would make a muthafucka wanna sit naked on a flower. It's bad, but not that bad lol It is Prince drool

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Reply #4 posted 06/25/12 1:46pm

Farfunknugin

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How can no one mention # 4 or should I say #2? - Millie Jackson - "Back To The Shit"

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Reply #5 posted 06/25/12 1:47pm

nursev

Farfunknugin said:

How can no one mention # 4 or should I say #2? - Millie Jackson - "Back To The Shit"

That was good lol Best album cover from a lady ever lol

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Reply #6 posted 06/25/12 1:57pm

MikeA

nursev said:

Lovesexy album cover always sucked-what would make a muthafucka wanna sit naked on a flower. It's bad, but not that bad lol It is Prince drool

Because in Prince's mind it reflected the "spiritual rebirth" he felt he was experiencing with LoveSexy after the darkness of the Black Album, a "rebirth" like so many others that didn't quite work out.

So many people did not get the CONcept behind the LoveSexy album cover, but then again, it's Prince and it is kinda goofy.

I will never, EVER forget how uncomfortable I was taking this CD up to the cashier as a teenager when it came out. Luckily she was a fan and just said "I can't believe he posed for that."

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Reply #7 posted 06/25/12 2:01pm

nursev

MikeA said:

nursev said:

Lovesexy album cover always sucked-what would make a muthafucka wanna sit naked on a flower. It's bad, but not that bad lol It is Prince drool

Because in Prince's mind it reflected the "spiritual rebirth" he felt he was experiencing with LoveSexy after the darkness of the Black Album, a "rebirth" like so many others that didn't quite work out.

So many people did not get the CONcept behind the LoveSexy album cover, but then again, it's Prince and it is kinda goofy.

I will never, EVER forget how uncomfortable I was taking this CD up to the cashier as a teenager when it came out. Luckily she was a fan and just said "I can't believe he posed for that."

I felt the same way as a teen buying the album lol I was scared to bring it home lol and I agree with ur thoughts about the concept, but still for the 80's it was way over the top lol

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Reply #8 posted 06/25/12 2:08pm

LittleBear

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Ooooooo... That's dog! wink

This is another list I remember seeing a while back. Prince is a repeat offender, but seriously, some of these other covers are just absurd. Prince is NOT the worst... right?? lol

WARNING: Some covers might not be work friendly:

http://www.boredpanda.com...vers-ever/

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Reply #9 posted 06/25/12 2:24pm

KoolEaze

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The Lovesexy album cover is , in my opinion, one of the BEST album covers by any artist, ever. I´m not saying THE best, but definitely one of the best.

Can´t understand the ridicule it gets from even his most hardcore fans. It´s the perfect cover for that album and its message.

That other Lovesexy cover ( the alternative one) looked pretty boring in comparison. This one is a timeless piece of art.

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"




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Reply #10 posted 06/25/12 2:32pm

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^Never was a fan of Lovesexy, but that's another thread. When I think of his best covers this is not one of them lol I think the Hits/B sides and Parade are his best album covers. The Hits cuz it's simply the face of the man and that is just beautiful wink I would never attempt to play Lovesexy for someone due to having to open the damn cover lol

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Reply #11 posted 06/25/12 2:39pm

NouveauDance

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That list is terrible - not only is Lovesexy a great and iconic cover, the Cher and Millie Jackson ones are equally well known and eye catching. When I think of 'worst' I think of boring/non-descript, not 'OMFG skinny black dude with phallic stamens!!!!1!

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Reply #12 posted 06/25/12 2:54pm

RicoN

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you kind of get attached to it after living through the ridicule! i love it, no wonder my mum thought i was gay when i put the poster up

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Reply #13 posted 06/25/12 3:00pm

KoolEaze

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nursev said:

^Never was a fan of Lovesexy, but that's another thread. When I think of his best covers this is not one of them lol I think the Hits/B sides and Parade are his best album covers. The Hits cuz it's simply the face of the man and that is just beautiful wink I would never attempt to play Lovesexy for someone due to having to open the damn cover lol

Lovesexy isn´t necessarily my favorite album either ( though I like it a lot, but I think it´s a tad overproduced) but that doesn´t mean that I don´t like the album cover. It´s a very iconic and beautiful picture that perfectly matches the message and contents of the album.

The ridicule it gets is often based on very shaky arguments such as his nudity or the presumably "gay" look. As a heterosexual male, I´ve always admired Prince for having the balls to use that picture as an album cover.

I´m actually kind of surprised that you, the queen of Prince picture collectors, dislikes this album cover. Never would´ve thought you´d dislike this one. It´s a high quality picture and a very bold artistic statement by both Prince and Jean Baptiste Mondino.

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"




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Reply #14 posted 06/25/12 3:08pm

Nivivrus

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MikeA said:

nursev said:

Lovesexy album cover always sucked-what would make a muthafucka wanna sit naked on a flower. It's bad, but not that bad lol It is Prince drool

Because in Prince's mind it reflected the "spiritual rebirth" he felt he was experiencing with LoveSexy after the darkness of the Black Album, a "rebirth" like so many others that didn't quite work out.

So many people did not get the CONcept behind the LoveSexy album cover, but then again, it's Prince and it is kinda goofy.

I will never, EVER forget how uncomfortable I was taking this CD up to the cashier as a teenager when it came out. Luckily she was a fan and just said "I can't believe he posed for that."

Funny you mention that, I listen to album a ton and whenever I try to skip a song, or restart a certain song from my iPod, I always have to look both ways before doing so because this one time, a classmate saw the album art and got really weirded out by it and thought I was insane razz

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Reply #15 posted 06/25/12 3:26pm

EyeJester7

NouveauDance said:

That list is terrible - not only is Lovesexy a great and iconic cover, the Cher and Millie Jackson ones are equally well known and eye catching. When I think of 'worst' I think of boring/non-descript, not 'OMFG skinny black dude with phallic stamens!!!!1!

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I love the album and as you mentioned is a 'Iconic' cover!

I 'Get' the cover, but I do think it is considered over the top because it's Prince..It would not be Prince; if the cover was anything other than it was. I mean the CD is called 'Lovesexy'..Hahaha

But NouveauDance; that is exactly what people said. lol

" A Skinny Black Dude on a flower?"

WHAT THE F*CK!!! lol

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Reply #16 posted 06/25/12 3:30pm

EyeJester7

KoolEaze said:

nursev said:

^Never was a fan of Lovesexy, but that's another thread. When I think of his best covers this is not one of them lol I think the Hits/B sides and Parade are his best album covers. The Hits cuz it's simply the face of the man and that is just beautiful wink I would never attempt to play Lovesexy for someone due to having to open the damn cover lol

Lovesexy isn´t necessarily my favorite album either ( though I like it a lot, but I think it´s a tad overproduced) but that doesn´t mean that I don´t like the album cover. It´s a very iconic and beautiful picture that perfectly matches the message and contents of the album.

The ridicule it gets is often based on very shaky arguments such as his nudity or the presumably "gay" look. As a heterosexual male, I´ve always admired Prince for having the balls to use that picture as an album cover.

I´m actually kind of surprised that you, the queen of Prince picture collectors, dislikes this album cover. Never would´ve thought you´d dislike this one. It´s a high quality picture and a very bold artistic statement by both Prince and Jean Baptiste Mondino.

nod nod

YES AND YES!..Totally agreel I admire it, because Prince had the balls to do, and an attitude that demonstrates to this day...PRINCE could care less what people say about him.

"He rather put on something another won't dare/ or nothing..lol"

Hahaha

GENIUS IMO...

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Reply #17 posted 06/25/12 3:55pm

LittleBear

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I love the cover. razz Reminds me of the beautiful men on the Sistine Chapel ceiling. (Haha... I know I'm a deluded fan!)

File:Michelangelo Sistine Chapel - Ignudo above Erythraean Sibyl.jpg

File:Michelangelo, ignudo 16.jpg

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Reply #18 posted 06/25/12 4:00pm

KoolEaze

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EyeJester7 said:

KoolEaze said:

Lovesexy isn´t necessarily my favorite album either ( though I like it a lot, but I think it´s a tad overproduced) but that doesn´t mean that I don´t like the album cover. It´s a very iconic and beautiful picture that perfectly matches the message and contents of the album.

The ridicule it gets is often based on very shaky arguments such as his nudity or the presumably "gay" look. As a heterosexual male, I´ve always admired Prince for having the balls to use that picture as an album cover.

I´m actually kind of surprised that you, the queen of Prince picture collectors, dislikes this album cover. Never would´ve thought you´d dislike this one. It´s a high quality picture and a very bold artistic statement by both Prince and Jean Baptiste Mondino.

nod nod

YES AND YES!..Totally agreel I admire it, because Prince had the balls to do, and an attitude that demonstrates to this day...PRINCE could care less what people say about him.

"He rather put on something another won't dare/ or nothing..lol"

Hahaha

GENIUS IMO...

You know what it is! wink

This is Lovesexy, people. Remember? "The feeling you get when you fall in love...not with a boy or girl but with the heavens above," ?

The least thing Prince could do with that kind of feeling was get butt naked on his album cover. lol

It´s the product of an epiphany and a spiritual rebirth. I think one day this album cover will get the respect and recognition that it rightfully deserves.

" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"




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Reply #19 posted 06/25/12 4:12pm

FunkySideEffec
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Awww that's my favourite album cover because he's exposed in all his glory. As in, he's in the nude & I like to gaze at his beautiful body.
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Reply #20 posted 06/25/12 4:31pm

NeonCraxx

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Lovesexy was on a thousand of these other worst cover lists, so I'm not even surprised.
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Reply #21 posted 06/25/12 5:39pm

funkylust

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Agree it is iconic. Nothing wrong with it. He's not exposing his private parts. He is just in touch with himself inside and out. He is comfotable with it, so why shouldn't others. I agree its all part of the concept of Lovesexy. Rebirth and sexual spirituality... "Anna Stesia come 2 me, talk 2 me, ravish me Liberate my mind".

Out of interest. What was the art for the alternative Lovesexy cover?

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The feeling you get when...

(you squeeze your balls?) no that's not it...
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Reply #22 posted 06/25/12 5:41pm

Spinlight

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Don't care about stupid ass polls like this.

Lovesexy is flawless, IMO, including the cover. I ain't gay for Prince (just his music) and I think the cover is perfect for the album.

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Reply #23 posted 06/25/12 5:43pm

thedance

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I have a Lovesexy poster in my bedroom - right above my computer.

And I have always loved the cover, very stylish. Just beautiful.

[img:$uid]http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/8883/lovesexybedroom.jpg[/img:$uid]

^ yes lol

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Reply #24 posted 06/25/12 6:38pm

PurpleRayven

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omg At some of these album covers, I think I am slightly offended that he is on this list with some of these covers.

I agree with others, I love the Lovesexy album cover, he just looks so pure/innocent/vulnerable. I never viewed it as vulgar, just simple.

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Reply #25 posted 06/25/12 8:01pm

georgekara

I recently had my 7.5yr old niece come up to me and say "we just saw something really disgusting in the other room, it wasnt nice". Not sure what she was referring to, i asked her to go and get it so i could see what she saw.

with the cover facing down, she walks in holding the Lovesexy video, too embarrassed to show me the cover!

Let's hope she ain't scarred by the experience, cuz i plan on taking her to see him live when she is old enough !

I have mixed feelings about the cover, although i rate the album as one of his best.

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Reply #26 posted 06/25/12 10:13pm

novabrkr

It makes these list because the men voting and compiling them are turned on by it.

It's far from being even his worst album cover. It's a good photograph and the colours are beautiful.

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Reply #27 posted 06/25/12 11:46pm

gollygirl

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RicoN said:

you kind of get attached to it after living through the ridicule! i love it, no wonder my mum thought i was gay when i put the poster up

Oh wow, this just made me laugh so hard !!!!!!!!!

Thank you Prince for every note you left behind 💜
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Reply #28 posted 06/26/12 2:34am

Darshy

Silly poll. Its a great album cover. Oh well, at least we all know not to take anything on Tonedeaf seriously.

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Reply #29 posted 06/26/12 3:24am

imago

falloff !!!!

Musicology and Planet Earth have album covers that are far, far worse.

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