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Behind the Music: Iconic Album Cover Models Edition

Kara Kovalchik
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Nirvana's Nevermind album turned 20 this past weekend, which tends to make folks who consider Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band to be the groundbreaking album of all time feel extremely old. Besides some great music, Nevermind also boasted that other all-important feature that ensures an album's place in future coffee table books – a memorable album cover. The life and times of Spencer Elden, the aquatic naked baby on Nirvana's album, have been covered extensively amidst all the 20th anniversary super deluxe special box set release hype, so he's not included here. But despite this lack of Spencerness, we hope the following look at some famous album cover models will trigger some warm fuzzy trips down memory lane. [Note: Some of these covers are a little risqué.]

Blind Faith

1984 – Van Halen

Country Life – Roxy Music

Sticky Fingers – The Rolling Stones

Candy-O – The Cars

Honey – The Ohio Players

Breakfast in America – Supertramp

Houses of the Holy – Led Zeppelin

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