18 Extremely Awkward Christian Album Covers

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TylerR's picture

Was there some kind of fetish with Christian ventriloquist dummies back in the 1960s and 1970s? 

And why, pray tell, would anyone in any era ever think it would be a good idea to put a little boy on an album cover with the title, "He Touched Me?" 

 

Tyler Robbins is a former Pastor. He lives with his family in Olympia, WA. He blogs as the Eccentric Fundamentalist

Rob Fall's picture

I can't believe ladies back in the day spent so much of the Lord's money on hair spray.

Hoping to shed more light than heat..

Bert Perry's picture

....my favorite is the hair metal band.  And per Rob's note, it strikes me that the reason for the ozone hole was probably all that "AquaNet" they were using.  Maybe the fumes also fried their brains to the point that they couldn't see how awful those fashions looked? 

Rob Fall's picture

Southern thing.  Never saw that type of hair out here in San Francisco.

Hoping to shed more light than heat..

Jeff Howell's picture

And can't wait to see what they say about this generation in 40 more years!! haha

Bert Perry's picture

Jeff Howell wrote:

And can't wait to see what they say about this generation in 40 more years!! haha

It strikes me that if you visit "Shorpy's" (highly recommended IMO), you'll see a lot of fashions that seem dated, but none of them seem tacky in the way those from the 1960s and 1970s do.  Somehow I think the couturers confused "what I can do with the new fibers like Nylon and Polyester" with "what we should do with these fibers and coal dyes."  

Today's fashions?  Probably they'll think we were incredibly sloppy.  We learned to tone down the wild colors (mostly), but nothing fits properly anymore.  People from the 1970s would have been appalled at how many undergarments and "cracks" peek out from outer garments and the like, so if by 2050 they figure out how to make clothes that fit in Bangladesh or wherever they're making them then, that's what they'll judge us for.

(my wife and I have been learning a tiny bit of the tailor's/couturer's art, and if you had time for coffee, we'd be able to walk you through a quick history of mass market clothing)