Album Covers

Alice Cooper - Love It to Death (1971)

The original artwork for Alice Cooper's Love It to Death featured Alice engaged in the classic prank of poking his thumb through the fly of his pants. For the revised sleeve, Alice's thumb and his right arm was airbrushed out. The thumbed version is valued up to $30.00
Alice Cooper - Love It to Death, the thumb version Alice Cooper - Love It to Death, without the thumb


Mama Lion - Preserve Wildlife (1972)

Mama Lion's Preserve Wildlife cover featured the singer, Lynn Carey, nursing a lion cub. To prevent any objection, the final version of the album was issued with a cutaway cover that obscured the nursing action. Carey was Penthouse magazine's Pet of the Month in December of 1972.
Mama Lion, uncovered version Mama Lion fold out cover


David Bowie - Diamond Dogs (1974)

For his Diamond Dog album David Bowie took the form of a half-man, half-dog. The original cover showed the dog's genitals but they were airbrused out on the revised cover. Most of the orignal covers were destroyed and the remaining survivors are worth from 1000 to 4000 dollars.
David Bowie - Diamond Dogs, original cover
David Bowie - Diamond Dogs, airbrused version


Roxy Music - Country Life (1974)

The title of Roxy Music's fourth album, Country Life, was reportedly taken from a U.K. magazine of the same name. It's not confirmed whether the magazine also featured lingerie clad models. The cover offended the moral majority in the U.S. and the album was repackaged to make them happpy. The version with the women has a value up to $25.00.
Roxy Music - Country Life, original cover Roxy Music - Country Life, edited version
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