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post #16 of 123
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Originally Posted by thornygravy View Post

The US has a pretty strict policy on the 'decency' of album covers compared to most other countries. Have you ever seen an album cover and wondered how the hell it got pressed?

 

I think it's funny how even though it's a illustration, bare boobs are not tolerated, yet this is perfectly fine:

 

"Tomb of the Mutilated - Cannibal Corpse"

http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/669/folderuc.jpg

 

I remember browsing through the CDs at FYE one day when I first saw this, I couldn't believe it. I happen to like this kind of thing, but I was just very surprised. I'd seen Butchered at Birth, but this just seemed like it crossed the line.

 

I know there are much worse album covers that are on obscure labels that big distributors don't carry, but I'm talking about an album you can walk in and buy at something like Best Buy.



 

Difference is that this is pretty much art. It is a drawing, and being extreme metal anything extreme and shocking goes. Thats the point. Though I do have limits, when the cover crosses the line of being artistic shocking and creepy drawing to being just attention seekingly disgusting, I object. Just look at the album covers of Disgorge. This isnt a comment about their music though, just the idea behind  the covers.

 

Wait... you can buy Cannibal Corpse at best buy!?

 

 

 

*edit* Misunderstood the thread. Yes, dual moralism (sort off) is quite common in the US culture. Blood and violence are OK, tits are not. But that doesnt explain how albums with covers like that, which has both blood and tits, can be bought from massmarkets? Unless of course its the artistic drawing aspect that makes it allright?


Edited by MaZa - 10/8/10 at 10:55am
post #17 of 123
I was going to post one or two but after seeing a couple of these there is no comparison.
post #18 of 123
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by MaZa View Post

Wait... you can buy Cannibal Corpse at best buy!?


Absolutely, at least in NY.

post #19 of 123

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virgin_Killer (NSFW)

 

Also from this year, more amusing than anything else:

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eparistera_Daimones


Edited by RedSky0 - 10/10/10 at 7:08am
post #20 of 123
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Originally Posted by Ynoskire View Post

Mayhem - Dawn of the black hearts

 

Not sure wether it was even released in the US though.


I think your avatar is somewhat offensive 

post #21 of 123


What's wrong with that cover?

 

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Originally Posted by rehabitat View Post

What, only one?

 

Frankenchrist - Dead Kennedys

post #22 of 123
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Originally Posted by rehabitat View Post




I think your avatar is somewhat offensive 

Youtube doesn't think so @ 1:16 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ac7zRrEIc_c
 

post #23 of 123

Triptykon is far more awesome than offensive. 

post #24 of 123

Not related but that is a pretty boss blog. Some quality stuff

post #25 of 123


 

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Originally Posted by necropimp View Post
... the cover with the mutilated bible offends oversensitive religious nuts ...


Wow...you sound like an oversensitive cover art nut. Someone offended you by removing something offensive to them yet they're the nuts...what a hypo...LMAO

Don't get me wrong. I'm not in favor of censorship. If you like to offend don't whine when you get offended...


Edited by Fido2 - 10/9/10 at 9:22am
post #26 of 123

Well I was going to say Scorpions - Virgin Killer but RedSky0 beat me to it.

 

Although not on the same level as the others posted here I'll go with Lords Of Acid - Voodoo-U (NSFW! Google image search if you want to see it)

 

Gotta love Coop! 

post #27 of 123

What about Nirvana's "Nevermind" and that naked baby swimming for a dollar bill?

post #28 of 123


 

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Originally Posted by Fido2 View Post


 



Wow...you sound like an oversensitive cover art nut. Someone offended you by removing something offensive to them yet they're the nuts...what a hypo...LMAO

Don't get me wrong. I'm not in favor of censorship. If you like to offend don't whine when you get offended...


Why can't people find it offensive that other people are offended by insignificant slights on their faith, when doing so has not the slightest impact on anything consequential to their life? I think it demeans the bastions of logic and reason our society are founded on and is absurdly abhorrent frankly.

 

Monocle-man.gif

Picture related.

post #29 of 123

Somehow my post from 6.55pm yesterday AEST has been deleted.

 

Thornygravy, do you know what happened?

post #30 of 123
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,,,,,the bastions of logic and reason our society are founded on........

 


 

now that's funny !

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