Come with me if you want to rock.

Rogue Male “First Visit”
cover art: Peter Gudynas
1985, Elektra/Asylum

A relic of the days when metal was a lot like punk, only with longer hair, more leather, and wider-legged guitar stances.

Peter Gudynas is actually a very talented Sci-Fi book cover artist.  Some of his work is beautiful.  All I can think of is maybe the band ASKED for the “retarded Terminator” look.

Still rockin it, sans the band & mullet.

 

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He flew too close to the Meatloaf

Jim Steinman
“Bad For Good”
cover art:  Richard Corben
cover concept: Jim Steinman
1981, Epic

Jim Steinman is primarily known as the co-creator and composer for Meatloaf’s “Bat Out of Hell”.

According to wikipedia, “In January 2012, it was announced that Steinman is working with Terry Jones of Monty Python fame on a heavy metal version of The Nutcracker.” Yow.

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Lame of Thrones

Wenchin
“Wenchin”
1975, Buddah #BDS 5642

WE’RE THE BAND

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Don’t Get Too Close to My Fantasy

various artists
“Rock Fantasy”
1981, Columbia House #1P7230
Illustration:  Richard Fuggetta

Stay tuned this week for more crappy rock & roll album covers!

Cover artist Richard Fuggetta is a talented creator of pinup-style art.

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Look Deeply Into the Mirror

Michael Quatro Jam Band
“Look Deeply Into the Mirror”
1973, Evolution #3021

Far from being the guy-alone-in-his-room performer that this cover suggests, Michael Quatro was a classical music prodigy (performing with the Detroit Symphony at age 7), a Detroit rock producer, and million-selling recording artist.  He’s the brother of Patti & Suzi Quatro, the original female rock stars of the 60′s.

This track features Ted Nugent on guitar.  Nowadays, I think it would be more likely to find Ted Nugent chasing hippies like Michael Quatro off his land with a shotgun in one hand and a rack of beef ribs in the other.

  Michael recently had his own recording and promotion company, but as the website hasn’t been updated since 2004, I don’t think it went much of anywhere.

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back on the hunt

The Hunt

“Back On the Hunt”

Visa #7013

1980

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on the warpath

Dog Soldier
s/t
United Artists #LA405G
1975

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Nott Kiss

Furr

s/t
MagnaGlide #323117
1977

“Let’s Get Funky”:

Let’s Get Funky

Selected track titles:

  • Sister Honky Tonk
  • Get Up and Dance
  • Love Me the Way I Am
  • Let’s Get Funky

Who the heck was FURR? I’ve had this pic on BizarreRecords for over 10 years, and no one seems to know…

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