In doing more research into great album covers, one artist kept coming up again and again for the unique artwork that graces her recordings. Ms. Millie Jackson is the undisputed Queen of Album Covers.
According to Wikipedia, the world’s leading authority on all topics, Millie is a renowned R & B artist who rose to fame in the 1970’s. Her early style was characterized by an innovative rap style of racy, raunchy language, which I’m sure will come as a shock to those who are familiar with her album covers. Her hits include such titles as “Hot! Wild! Unrestricted! Crazy Love”, “Younger Man, Older Woman”, and “Butt-A-Cize”
Although Millie has not released a record in seven years, her previous albums have attained cult status. Here are a few of my personal favourites…
1. E.S.P. (Extra Sexual Persuasion). This one’s a classic. I gaze deeply into the crystal ball, and I see sagging in Millie’s future.
2. Feelin’ Bitchy. Bitchy isn’t the first word that came to mind when I saw this cover. Hungry, maybe? Needy? Chapped?
3. Just a Lil’ Bit Country. I guess Millie decided she need to branch out and reach a whole new audience. I’m just a lil’ bit worried about what she’s planning to do with that horse.
4. Back to the Sh*t. This is my new pick as the most awesome album cover of all time – I simply can’t get it out of my head. As if the cover wasn’t enough, the album also includes the memorable song “Muffle That Fart”.
It amazes me that someone (actually, several people), must have thought this was a good way to drive record sales. In a way they were right, as original copies are going for $50 on some sites. And am I the only one who thinks she looks like Oprah?