In the wake of the ridiculously absurd British blocking of the Wikipedia entry for Scorpions’ “Virgin Killer” [warning: full-frontal underage female nudity], it has come to my attention that there are plenty of other album covers out there just ripe for re-censorship.
Take Blind Faith‘s one and only album. While the prepubescent girl in question is certainly posing less provocatively than the one on the Virgin Killer cover, she was nonetheless 11 years old at the time (which would make her 60 today – incidentally, she has spoken recently about the cover and the pony she never got in return).
And what about this gem? The Beatles’ Yesterday and Today, which was eventually released with a wildly different cover, faced controversy in the beginnings for its lovely depiction of the Fab Four with decapitated and bloody baby dolls.
Apparently the youth featured on the cover has referred to himself as “the world’s biggest porn star.” Awesome.
*How did I never see this article, where the Spencer Elden, the Nirvana baby, recreated the pose at 12 years old (with swim trunks)?