10 Most Controversial Album Covers Of All Time

10. Electric Ladyland- The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1968)

Jimi Hendrix Electric Ladyland
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Unlike the other entries on this list, there is not an ounce of artistic integrity or visual intention behind this alternate cover of the super group€™s final album. Or if there is, it certainly did not come from the minds of Jimi Hendrix, Noel Redding or Mitch Mitchell. Ignoring Hendrix€™s concept designs, Reprise pushed on and decided to wrap this magnificent double LP inside a gang of women flaunting their corporeal finery.

We've not done you the liberty of supplying the image, as it's quite literally just a load of ladies sat around with all their bits out. That's what SafeSearch is for.

It may have reflected the decade€™s relaxed attitude to sex and nudity but Hendrix, a legendary artistic perfectionist, expressed much disdain for the cover€™s fleshy feast and menagerie of mammary glands. Even the models look embarrassed at the studio€™s attempts to feed off the zeitgeist. A cold, hard cash-in.

 
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