Ted Nugent's Top 10 Tasteless Album Covers
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Female-degrading. Gun-loving. Conservative. All of these terms describe rocker Ted Nugent, one of the more outspoken right-wing conservatives in rock music today. Unfortunately (or hilariously), he doesn't know when to be quiet about his views on gun rights and any politician he disagrees with.
Some of Uncle Ted's views on various issues can also be seen in the form of the artwork on his album covers. Here are ten where he lets it all hang out.
Though the album cover isn't so much offensive, the title could be construed as "if you don't have sex with me, expect a beating." Knowing Nugent's misogynistic leanings, this would be no surprise.
This album cover is like the antithesis of every single rock album cover ever made, because it lacks the sort of style and bravado that makes rock music amazing. This is basically saying, "I really don't care about this album" or "I've gone country" -- which would be an insult to that genre.
Ted tries to redeem himself from the travesty that was the original Love Grenade cover (see No. 7) by putting the symbol for breast-cancer awareness on a grenade. Though somewhat tamer than the original album cover, it's still implying that it's okay to kill a woman.
This is offensive on many levels. You have a naked woman who is bound and gagged with a grenade in her mouth on a platter. This is no surprise because Nugent has made degrading remarks about various democratic female politicians, but this album cover was deemed too controversial and was pulled.
Here Uncle Ted looks a little, well, mad and crazy. This worked for Pat Benatar's iconic Get Nervous album, but Ted's version looks strange and demented.
Nothing says "I love guns and I love to rock" -- more specifically machine guns -- than this album art, which really looks more like a terribly executed comic-book cover.
Have you ever wanted to see what Ted Nugent looks like in a loincloth with guitars as hands? Not me. Considering the fact that he adopted an 17-year-old from Hawaii because he couldn't marry her, this album is even more sickening.
Once again it's Uncle Ted in a loincloth. Like Tarzan, but Tarzan looks better in a loincloth. Ted may be the Motor City Madman, but here he looks like a deranged version of Tarzan. In a loincloth.
I could imagine where this could possibly offend some Native Americans.
Is it just me or does Ted remind you of Granny from The Beverly Hillbillies?
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