Albums That Never Quite Made It…
Music is a universal language but sometimes I wonder if we are the aliens in not understanding their message…
But first I always like to lead in with a classic album cover of my choice. This week we have AC-DC‘s Back in Black. Released in 1980, a mere five months after Bon Scott’s death, this album has become the second-highest selling of all time (higher than Pink Floyd‘s Dark Side which is no mean feat!) and the signature tune is the most downloaded ringtone of all time.
The cover itself is brutally simple – a barely discernible outline of title and band on a black background which signified their loss of Scott (who had written some of the songs before his death) – the band originally just wanted to launch an all-black album however the record company refused unless, at least, the AC-DC logo was done in grey (some re-issues have been done in white).
Now to those that tried to make Number 1 but must have felt hard done by not to have…cannot see why…there is a theme to these classics.
Now I cannot let this slideshow go without commenting further;
- My Pussy Belongs to Daddy – now in checking out this rarity it seems to be a collection of ‘risqué’ songs from the fifties…risque? with tracks such as “Sadie’s Still Got The Rag On”, “He Forgot His Rubbers”, “Things Are Soft For Grandpa”, “Tony’s Got Hot Nuts” and of course the title track, it seems disturbing might be a better word. Possibly made top of the charts in the southern states, Tasmania, and Gore.
- Back To The S–t! Millie Jackson, it would seem, is an R&B singer with some credential. She has recorded some albums and singles that have charted well, although there may be a hint of creating bad publicity for the benefit of sales. This album has been listed as one of the worst covers ever (No S–t!?)…tracks include; “Hot! Wild! Unrestricted! Crazy Love” and my favourite, “Muffle That Fart” (more a stand-up routine)…I’m beginning to like this bird…
- The Handsome Beasts – Beastiality – now this one had me intrigued, and somewhat worried about what the CIA might think if I started typing in “Beastiality” into my search engine to do homework on it…well other than the name and cover, it all was a little disappointing. They are a four-piece Brit Heavy Metal outfit with quite a collection of albums, and in listening to some of the songs, they aren’t half bad!
- Kevin Rowland – My Beauty – for those who don’t know, or recognise the man (I didn’t at first until I saw this video), Rowland was the frontman for Dexy’s Midnight Runners. OK, he was a little odd in that video with his dungarees, but this is something else.