America's largest record retailer, Sears, refused to stock Buffy Saint-Marie's MCA debut Buffy because she exposes a breast on the album cover. Buffy said the photo " is a good-natured protest against gloom, as well as support for any woman's right to take off her own shirt". In that spirit here are a few more of 1974's sexiest album covers.
So scandalous a cover that future American printings only showed the evergreen trees.
Is that hose supposed to represent something?
Hard rockin' Slavs.
Mood music from popular -tho cheesy- Italian sax player
Chaka Khan is one of the decade's sexiest frontwomen
Robert Palmer's debut, backed by the Meters
The single, "Le Sud", sold a million copies.
Jimmy Cliff may have been a breast man in the mid 70's
Cannonball Adderly's horoscope influenced horror
When they weren't playing with George Harrison and Joni Mitchell, they were laying down a groove for future hip hop stars.
Hard rocking Brits
One of soul's sexiest singers of the decade
Italian singer's debut featured a memorable gatefold